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Posted on: September 18, 2019

Upcoming Library Events: Sept. 19 to Sept. 25

Library News

Medicare Made Easy

September 19, 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Take the guesswork out of applying for Medicare. Discover Medicare options, eligibility rules, and signup time frames at this free, educational workshop. Let Kurt Schick, Medicare and retirement solut...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2019

SMFD Hosting “Not Every Hero Wears A Cape” Open House 10/5

Fire Dept Open House Photo - children playing games with firefighters

In honor of Fire Prevention Week, the City of San Marcos Fire Department (SMFD) will host its annual Open House on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Station #5, 100 Carlson Circle. The public is invited to attend this free event.

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2019

NWS Hosts Flood Aware Training for San Marcos

Flood Aware Training San Marcos Graphic

The National Weather Service is teaming up with the City of San Marcos Office of Emergency Management to provide flood awareness training to residents on Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Fire Station #5, 100 Carlson Circle.

“We are entering ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2019

City Seeks Volunteers for Third Annual Fall River Cleanup

Willow Creek watershed volunteer group from previous river cleanup

The City of San Marcos is calling on volunteers to register for the Third Annual Fall River Cleanup in the San Marcos and Blanco River Watersheds on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“Our regional river basin functions as a sensitive home...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2019

Public Invited to Participate in San Marcos Transit Plan

City Seal

On Wednesday, Oct. 2, the City of San Marcos, in collaboration with Texas State University, is hosting three community meetings to gain initial public input for the San Marcos Transit Plan, a five-year transit plan for the San Marcos community.

Pop-up info...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2019

Downtown Road Closures for Crane Work Begin Sept. 19

Map of area surrounding Concho St. showing upcoming road closures in yellow along N. LBJ, Concho St.

From Thursday, Sept. 19 through Monday, Sept. 23, sections of Concho Street, North LBJ Drive and North Guadalupe Street will experience daily closures from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. while crews work to remove two cranes assembled at Concho Commons student housing ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2019

2019 Bobcats Give Back Final Numbers Tallied

Photo of Bobcats Give Back volunteers delivering donations to Hays County Womens Center

Over the course of the summer collection effort, the 2019 City of San Marcos Bobcats Give Back program successfully diverted 6,006 pounds of material from the landfill by donating it to local non-profits. Materials were collected from 13 apartment complex...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Tickets Available for Sept. 28 Mother Daughter Tea

Photo of women around a table with games and refreshments during the 2018 Mother Daughter Tea event

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department will host the second annual Mother Daughter Tea on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to noon at City Park Rec Hall, 170 Charles Austin Dr.

The Mother Daughter Tea is an event for mothers and mother figur...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 12, 2019

Participants Invited to Veterans Day Parade

Photo of JROTC members carrying flags through downtown in 2018 Veterans Day Parade.

The City of San Marcos, in collaboration with the Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee and local veterans’ organizations, is seeking participants for the Honoring All Who Served-themed Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, Nov. 9. The deadline for ent...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 12, 2019

Activity Center to Begin Remodel on September 30

Photo of the front of the building of the San Marcos Activity Center

Interior construction work will begin on Monday, Sept. 30, at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins, to remodel the locker rooms and restrooms attached to the natatorium and to replace the carpet in the entire building.

The pool may be closed peri...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2019

Upcoming Library Events: Sept. 12 to Sept. 18

Library News

Growing Up Wild

September 12, 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Come out to this nature experience! We’ll read books on different nature topics each month followed by a fun craft or outdoor activity. Preschool aged children are welcome to attend our 10 a.m. sess...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2019

Registration Open for Fall Master Compost Program

Picture of compost bin

Registration is open for the City of San Marcos Master Compost Certification Program, which will take place in October and November at the San Marcos Discovery Center, 430 Riverside Dr. Registration is $20 and the certification requires 20 hours o...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2019

2020 USA Racquetball Championships in San Marcos

USA Racquetball Logo

The City of San Marcos Convention and Visitor Bureau (SMCVB) is excited to announce that USA Racquetball has chosen San Marcos to host their 2020 National Singles Championships June 3-7, 2020. This is the largest sporting event the SMCVB has helped bring ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2019

Construction to Begin on ADA Trails in Purgatory Creek and Prospect Park Natural Areas

Graphic announcing the upcoming trail closures

Construction will begin Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019 to make several trails ADA accessible at Purgatory Creek and Prospect Park Natural Areas. There will be various trail closures during this construction.

The public is asked to not go on closed trails during...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 10, 2019

City Announces Changes in Bulk Collection Process

City Seal

Starting Monday, Sept. 16, the City of San Marcos will initiate the following changes to the bulk collection request process:

  • All requests must be received by 4 p.m. two business days prior to service day.
    • Monday requests will need to be called in by the pr...
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Press Releases
Posted on: September 10, 2019

Discovery Center Offers Fall Workshop Series

Fall Workshop Schedule Graphic

The City of San Marcos is hosting a free nature and conservation workshop series from Sept. 14 to Nov. 20 at the San Marcos Discovery Center, 430 Riverside Drive.

Workshop topics include Korean Natural Farming, Rain Gardens, Monarchs, Recycling, and many o...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2019

Urban Forester Seeks Volunteers to Help Local Trees

Photo of three people working on a tree, with one person holding a saw against one branch for a trim

The City of San Marcos Urban Forester Kelly Eby is holding monthly ‘Friends of Trees’ events for the community to come together to care for trees and promote urban park tree health during the upcoming cooler months.

“An ongoin...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2019

First Responders Wheelchair Basketball Fundraiser 9/14

First Responders Wheelchair Athletes Group Photo from 2018 Game

The City of San Marcos Police and Fire Departments, along with San Marcos Hays County EMS, are teaming up with South Texas Regional Adaptive and Para Sports (STRAPS) and Morgan’s Wonderland for the third annual STRAPS STARS vs First Responders W...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Tabby cat in kennel looking at camera

Leah

If you like a cat with personality, Leah is your girl! This beautiful two-year-old tabby has piercing eyes and a vibrant spirit. She is a little timid at first with new people, but once you earn her trust you’ll get all her attention and aff...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2019

Final Workforce Housing Task Force Meeting Sept. 12

Workforce Housing Task Force meeting view from back of audience

The City of San Marcos Workforce Housing Task Force will present their final Strategic Housing Action Plan at a meeting on Thursday, Sept. 12, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins St. This is the last meeting of the Wor...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2019

SMPD Seeks Student-to-Student Safety Input

Photo of police officer speaking with community member while all are drinking coffee in a restaurant

The City of San Marcos Police Department (SMPD) is welcoming Bobcats back to school with a safety campaign and they are asking for student input.

The campaign, entitled “Your Safety Starts with You,” seeks to remind students that the police department serv...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2019

San Marcos Police Investigate Traffic Fatality

City Seal

San Marcos Police are investigating a single vehicle accident that occurred on Post Road early Friday morning and resulted in one fatality.

At approximately 12:10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, San Marcos Police, Fire, and Hays County EMS were dispatched t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2019

City to Host Annual 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony

Photo of police officer placing a flower on 9/11 remembrance Flower Memorial

The City of San Marcos will hold a remembrance ceremony to commemorate the heroes and victims of September 11, 2001 at 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at City Hall, 630 East Hopkins Street.  

The program will open with a welcome from Interim Ass...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2019

Mill Street Construction Switches Lanes This Week

City Seal

The Engineering & Capital Improvements Department continues construction on Mill Street and this week the northbound lane of Mill Street and the eastbound lane of Uhland Road have closed to traffic as the drainage and roadway improvements continue.

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 5, 2019

Disaster Recovery Program Unveils Three New Homes

Leadership from the City of San Marcos and DSW Homes join the LaFrance family to cut a red ribbon st

The City of San Marcos Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery Program (CDBG-DR) hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony and key presentation at 330 Ellis St. this morning to mark the completion of three new homes built for residents impa...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 5, 2019

City Announces Leadership Changes

Headshot of Stephanie Reyes

On Tuesday, Aug. 27, City of San Marcos City Manager Bert Lumbreras announced three leadership changes to staff and City Council as the result of a management reorganization following the recent retirement of Assistant City Manager Collette Jamison.

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 4, 2019

Upcoming Library Events: Sept. 5 to Sept. 11

Library News

LEGO Mania

September 5, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Grab a bowl full of LEGOs and a base plate and build your dream creation. For ages 4 and up.

 

Chess Night

September 5, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

All ages and skill levels are welcome. The library provides chess se...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 4, 2019

Butterflies, Bugs & Flowers: Seeking Art for Monarch Fest!

Monarch on flowers

The City of San Marcos Discovery Center is seeking art submissions for Monarch Fest on Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In an effort to celebrate the beauty of pollinators, the City is calling for five to seven artists who are interested in displaying pollina...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 30, 2019

UPDATE: Wanted Aggravated Assault Suspect in Custody

Jorge Enriquez

Wanted suspect Jorge Enriquez (10/16/1985) was taken into custody at the Nueces County Courthouse this morning.

The San Marcos Police Department (SMPD) developed information that Enriquez had a scheduled court hearing Friday morning in Nu...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 30, 2019

September City Hall Calendar

City Seal

Monday, September 2, 2019

Labor Day Holiday – Office Closed

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

City Council – 3 p.m. Work Session followed by Executive Session, 6 p.m. Regular Session. Council Chambers, City Hall, 630 E. Hopkins (Televised live on Time Warn...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 28, 2019

SMPD Involved in Two SWAT Situations Tuesday Night

Jorge Enriquez

Police Searching for Man Who Evaded Arrest on Bracewood Circle

San Marcos Police are searching for a man who was involved in a road rage incident in downtown San Marcos, and later ran from police.

On June 26, SMPD received a call regarding a road rage incid...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2019

UPDATE: Veterans Park Homicide Victim’s Name Released

Charles William Lauria II

On Tuesday, Aug. 27, City of San Marcos Police Department (SMPD) officials released the identity of the victim in Saturday’s homicide as Charles William Lauria II (12/30/1961).

The victim’s name was previously being held until next of ki...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2019

City Mural Dedication in Barrio del Pescado Neighborhood

Photo of Barrio Pescado Mural

The City of San Marcos invites the public to the dedication of a new mural celebrating the heritage and history of the Barrio del Pescado neighborhood Saturday, Aug. 31 at 9 a.m. at the Conoco Fast Stop Stores #6, 1101 SH 123.

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Dark brown dog outside looking at camera

Flounder

If you’re looking for a snuggly lovebug to be your new feline best friend, Flounder is your boy! He loves to greet visitors with a loud meow, and is so grateful for pets and scratches. He still has a bit of kitten in him and enjoys playi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2019

San Marcos Police Investigate Two Recent Incidents

Mugshot of John Edward Muzquiz from Hays County Criminal Court

Homicide Near Veterans Park

The City of San Marcos Police Department (SMPD) is investigating a homicide that occurred over the weekend near Veterans Park.

At approximately 10:42 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, SMPD patrol was dispatched to the area of 320 Maripo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2019

Upcoming Library Events: Aug. 29 to Sept. 4

Library News

English Language Learners Registration

August 28, 6:30 p.m.

English classes for adults. Clases de inglés para adultos. Classes are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 6:30-8:30 PM. Las clases son los lunes, martes, miércoles y jueves ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2019

City Offices Closed on Labor Day

City Seal

City of San Marcos offices, including City Hall, Public Library, Activity Center, Animal Shelter, Municipal Court, and Utility Offices, will be closed Monday, Sept. 2 for Labor Day.

Texas Disposal Systems will operate its usual trash collection and recycli...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2019

Workforce Housing to Discuss Land Banks Aug. 29

Public Meeting Flyer for event with Nick Hall

Join the City of San Marcos Workforce Housing Task Force for a Public Meeting on Land Banks with Chairman of the Houston Land Bank Nick Hall on Thursday, Aug. 29 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins.

Land banks are a potent...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 22, 2019

San Marcos Convention & Visitor Bureau Wins Big

Photo, featuring from left to right: SMCVB employees Denise Pardo, Steve Anderson, Sarah Smith, and

The City of San Marcos Convention & Visitor Bureau (SMCVB) brought four Idea Fair Awards home from the Texas Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus (TACVB) during their annual conference in Denton this month.

The SMCVB won the first place People...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 20, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Black and white dog outside looking at camera

Automatic Daffodil

This girl’s smile is contagious! Automatic Daffodil is a 10-year-old Shepherd mix who is loving life. She was found with a large mass on her neck that had to be removed, and she’s recovered beautifully. She still romp...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 19, 2019

Downtown Bike Lane Striping to Begin on Guadalupe

 A graphic featuring (from left to right) a sidewalk. two-way bike lane, parking lane, two one-way v

The City of San Marcos Engineering and Capital Improvements Department announced that as part of the current Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) street overlay project underway on Guadalupe Street, the striping portion of the City’s futur...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2019

September Parks & Recreation 50+ Programming

San Marcos Parks and Rec

50+ Facebook for Seniors Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Join us for a Free Facebook for Seniors Workshop and learn how to sign up for Facebook and stay connected with friends and family members! The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation and the Sa...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Chamber of Commerce Wins Partner of the Month

Photo of Main Street staff presenting award to Chamber of Commerce staff

The City of San Marcos Main Street Program is proud to announce the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce as the August Downtown Partner of the Month!

Since 1903, the Chamber has provided a wealth of resources to local businesses through leadership, educatio...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Castle Forest Improvements Meeting Aug. 21

City Seal

The City of San Marcos Engineering and Capital Improvements Department, along with engineering consultants from HDR Engineering, Inc., will host a public meeting regarding Castle Forest Subdivision stormwater drainage conditions at the San Marcos Activity...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Close Out Summer at ‘Party in Your Park’ Aug. 23

Children playing giant Connect 4 game at a park with families playing in the background

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department will host the third 2019 Party in Your Park event on Friday, Aug. 23 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Dunbar Park, 801 Martin Luther King Dr. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public.

Activities wi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2019

Upcoming Library Events: Aug. 8 to Aug. 14

Library News

Growing Up Wild

August 15, 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Come out to this nature experience! We’ll read books on different nature topics each month followed by a fun craft or outdoor activity. Preschool-aged children are welcome to attend our 10 a.m. session, while sc...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 13, 2019

City of San Marcos Accepting Eldercare Fan Donations

Photo of San Marcos Fire Department and Electric Utility employees holding donated fans in front of

The City of San Marcos is accepting donations for the annual Family Eldercare Summer Fan Drive.

The City will accept donations of new fans at its five fire stations, including Fire Station 5 at 100 Carlson Circle; Downtown Station 1 at 114 E. Hutchison; St...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 13, 2019

Neighborhood Conversation Scheduled for August 15

Neighborhood Conversation graphic featuring a hand holding heart art with text about event

The City of San Marcos Neighborhood Commission is hosting a Neighborhood Conversation for Sector 6, including Blanco Gardens, Two Rivers East, Fairlawn, Blanco River Village and Saddlebrook, on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 6 p.m. at K.A.D. Korner Store, 820 Sturg...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 12, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Red dog smiling outside

Vera Fang

If you want a calm companion who gets along with everyone, this is your girl. Vera Fang is a two-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier mix who is a bit shy, but loves adults, kids, other dogs and treats! She’s also picked up a few tri...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 8, 2019

City to Test School Zone Flashing Lights Next Week

City Seal

The City of San Marcos Public Services Transportation Division will test school zone flashing signs in the morning and afternoon on Aug. 13 in preparation for the fall semester. School zone speed limits will not be enforced during the test period.

Once the...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 8, 2019

Northbound McCarty Exit Closed for Tax-Free Weekend

Map of San Marcos area highway, including McCarty Lane

The northbound McCarty Lane exit ramp (Exit 201) on IH-35 will be closed on Friday, Aug. 9 starting at 12 p.m. to Saturday, Aug. 10 at 8 p.m. to accommodate increased traffic at the outlet malls during Tax-Free Weekend.

The purpose of the exit ramp closure...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 7, 2019

Upcoming Library Events

Library News

Storytime

August 9, 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Children are invited to the library for great stories, songs, and fun.

 

Baby Storytime

August 9, 12 p.m.

An early literacy playgroup for pre-walkers. Join other babies for songs, stories, stretches and playtime!...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 6, 2019

SMTX 4 All Open House Slated for Aug. 14

SMTX 4 All Logo

The City of San Marcos Workforce Housing Task Force is seeking input on the proposed Draft Strategic Housing Action Plan at the upcoming SMTX 4 All Open House on Wednesday, Aug. 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins. ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 6, 2019

City Accepting Applications for Arts and Cultural Grants

Photo of indigenous statue

The City of San Marcos Arts Commission is accepting applications for 2019-2020 Arts and Cultural Grants through Sept. 15, 2019. Information and links to the online application are posted on the City’s website at www.sanmarcostx.gov/artsgrants.

Ar...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2019

Motorcyclist Dies After Crash in Slow IH-35 Traffic

City Seal

City of San Marcos emergency units responded to a major traffic accident on IH-35 northbound at Wonder World Drive Exit 202 at 4:10 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2 that resulted in the death of a Hillsboro man.

According to witnesses, Martel Tamar Sanders (DOB 01/3...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Brown and white dog looking at camera outside

Leah

If you like a cat with personality, Leah may be your girl! This beautiful two-year-old tabby has piercing eyes and a vibrant spirit. She’s had ups and downs in her life, so she has to be careful before warming up to people, but once you earn...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2019

Harvey E. Miller Named Outstanding Senior Volunteer

Photo featuring Senior Citizen Volunteer Award Winner Harvey E. Miller at 2018 MLK March. Photo By D

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department and the San Marcos Senior Citizen Advisory Board invites the public to attend the San Marcos Community Senior Citizen Volunteer Award presentation on Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 2 p.m. at the San Marcos Act...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 2, 2019

Brushy Waste Drop-Off Aug. 10 at 750 River Road

Map to brush drop-off location behind San Marcos Animal Shelter

The City of San Marcos will host its monthly brushy waste drop-off for residential garbage and recycling service customers on Saturday, Aug. 10 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 750 River Road.

Residents driving to the drop-off will take the San Marcos Animal Shelt...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 2, 2019

Reward for Iconic Village Fire Increased to $110,000

Graphic detailing new reward of $110,000 offered for information leading to the arrest of the person

Representatives from the City of San Marcos and the Houston Field Division Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) hosted a joint news conference on Friday, Aug. 2 at 10:30 a.m. at the San Marcos Activity Center, Room 1, 501 E. Hopkins S...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 1, 2019

City Seeks Women’s Hall of Fame Nominations

Photo of two women holding awards

The City of San Marcos is seeking nominations by Aug. 30 at 5 p.m. for initiation into the San Marcos Women’s Hall of Fame, which honors women who have made meaningful contributions to the San Marcos community through personal achievement and co...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 1, 2019

San Marcos Homecoming for D-Day Aircraft on Aug. 9

Photo of That's All Brother, WWII aircraft, flying over a green landscape

After a month-long tour in Europe to honor the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) is hosting a homecoming ceremony for the iconic World War II C-47 That’s All, Brother (TAB) on Friday, Aug. 9 at 10 a.m...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 31, 2019

Press Conference Aug 2, 10:30 a.m.

City Seal

The City of San Marcos and the Houston Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) will host a joint news conference on Friday, Aug. 2 at 10:30 a.m. at the San Marcos Activity Center, Room 1, 501 E. Hopkins St. to annou...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 31, 2019

Upcoming Library Events

Library News

Slime Rodeo

August 1, 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

San Marcos Public Library

Which slime is best? Come test them out! For ages 4 to 12. Registration required.

  

Chess Night

August 1, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

All ages and skill levels are welcome. Th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 30, 2019

Sink Creek Project Awarded U.S. Forest Service Grant

Photo of Sink Creek Forest Tract, including trees and groundcover

The City of San Marcos will receive a $423,500 grant from the United States Forest Service to fund the land purchase of the Sink Creek Community Forest Tract. This is the first Community Forest and Open Space Program grant awarded to a project in Texas.

Th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 29, 2019

Electric Utility to Begin Multiyear Tree Maintenance

City Seal

The City of San Marcos Electric Utility (SMEU) will initiate tree pruning and removal in the Millview, Springtown, and Rio Vista areas on Monday, Aug. 5, in an effort to improve the reliability and safety of the electrical system in the City. McCoy Tree S...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 29, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Black and orange cat looking at camera

Erin

Look at this stunning girl! Not only is she uniquely beautiful, she’s also very sweet. Erin is a one-year-old kitty who is kind, easy-going and is used to being around other cats. She loves treats and will happily accept some scratches behin...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2019

Police to Serve BBQ at Student Shoe Benefit Aug. 3

Large barbecue pit trailer with San Marcos Police Department logo on the outside

The City of San Marcos Police Department (SMPD) is joining forces with Hays Cares Shoes of Hope on Saturday, Aug. 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lehman High School at 1700 Lehman Road in Kyle, to help provide over 200 Hays County students with shoes as they ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2019

Fire Department Presents Awards for Achievement & Life-Saving Efforts

Kistner with Award Recipients

The City of San Marcos Fire Department recognized significant achievements by members of its department, as well as members of other organizations and our community, at its annual awards ceremony held recently at the San Marcos Activity Center.

Among the r...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 25, 2019

Citizens Fire Academy Accepting Applications for 2019

2018 Cadets learn about fire extinguisher safety

The San Marcos Fire Department is gearing up for its ninth Citizens Fire Academy this fall. The free hands-on academy will be held from August 12 through November 4.

During the 12-week course, students will see how firefighters perform swift water rescues ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 24, 2019

Upcoming Library Events

Library News

Passport to Reading Challenge & Chat 

July 25, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

San Marcos Public Library

July’s challenge is to read an award-winning book. Join us for our Book Chat. Bring your ‘Brown Bag’ lunch and chat about books.  ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 22, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Brown and white dog outside smiling at camera

Brandon

This guy might look like a grumpy cat, but he is full of love! Brandon is a one-year-old, extremely chill orange tabby who loves cuddling. Let him follow at your feet and he’ll likely bump you with his head to ask for pets or treats. With...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 19, 2019

City to Expand Renewable Energy Portfolio in 2021

Solar Panel

The City of San Marcos has announced that its wholesale electric provider, the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA), has executed a solar power purchase agreement that will bring the total renewable energy powering the City to 10% in 2021.

In January, the...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 19, 2019

City Seeks Input on Sidewalk Maintenance & Gap Plan

Sidewalk Construction

The City of San Marcos Public Services Department will host a public meeting at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins St., on Monday, July 29th at 6 p.m. to seek input to update the City’s Five-Year Sidewalk Maintenance and Gap Infill Plan. &...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 19, 2019

Night-Time Lane Closures for Loop 82 Improvements

Road Closed Sign

On Monday, July 22, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will begin evening lane closures southbound along Loop 82 (Guadalupe St.) between University Drive and San Antonio St. as part of their annual road maintenance program.

For minimal traffic ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 18, 2019

Police and TX Roadhouse to Benefit Special Olympics

Tip-A-Cop

Officers from the San Marcos Police Department will be serving tables and collecting donations at Texas Roadhouse, 1502 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd, on Thursday, July 25 from 5 to 9 p.m. for the annual “Tip-a-Cop” event in support of Special Olympics Texa...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 18, 2019

One Year Later, Iconic Fire Investigation Continues

Iconic Village fire victims

Almost a year after the tragic Iconic Village fire that resulted in the homicides of five individuals and injury to seven others, authorities continue to appeal to the public for new information.

“The investigation is on-going and continues to be actively ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 17, 2019

San Marcos Parks and Recreation 50+ Programs for August

San Marcos Parks and Rec

50+ San Marcos Game Day Club: Meets every Monday- except City Holidays!   

Join the San Marcos Game Day Club. This social club meets every Monday at the San Marcos Activity Center, Meeting Room 1, from 12:30-4 p.m. Game materials for Bridg...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 17, 2019

Sunset Acres Improvements Open House on July 23

Sunset Acres Scope Map

The City of San Marcos Engineering and Capital Improvements staff, along with engineering consultants from Allen Plummer Associates, will hold a neighborhood open house on proposed improvements to the Sunset Acres subdivision at the Owen Goodnight Middle ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 16, 2019

SMPD Offering Higher Pay for Experienced Recruits

Police Department Billboard: We Are Hiring! Visit SMPDJOBS.COM for more information.

The San Marcos Police Department has increased the starting salary for recruits with four or more years of experience to $64,913. This is in addition to the $3000 bonus already given to incoming officers.

“Experience is invaluable in a new hire, so we stri...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 16, 2019

Upcoming Library Events

Library News

Wildlife Craft

July 18, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

San Marcos Public Library

For all ages. Kids under five will need adult help. Crafts take 20 to 30 minutes to complete. All supplies provided.

Growing Up Wild

July 18, 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. 

San Marcos...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 15, 2019

Public Invited to State of San Marcos on July 31

State of San Marcos Logo

The City of San Marcos will host the State of San Marcos on Wednesday, July 31 at 6 p.m. at the Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins St. The public is invited to attend.

The free event is a collaborative speaker session featuring Mayor Jane Hughson, San Marcos...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 12, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Tan an white dog smiling at camera outside

Usbaldo

This sweet one-year-old boy is ready to play! Usbaldo loves to be scratched behind his ears and will chase after anything you put in front of him. He’s an outgoing guy who is very personable and friendly with all of our staff, and even st...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 11, 2019

Third Arrest Made in DeMarcus Allen Capital Murder Case

Chelsy Mistretta Mug Shot

A third person will be charged in connection with the June 5 murder of DeMarcus Allen at the Village of Telluride Apartments. Chelsy Alyce Mistretta (08/18/1997) was arrested in Bryan, TX after investigators discovered she was in the veh...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 11, 2019

Lions Club Tube Rental Named Partner of the Month

Lions Club

The San Marcos Main Street Program is proud to announce the San Marcos Lions Club Tube Rental as the July “Downtown Partner of the Month.” The business, now located in a stand-alone building in City Park, dates back to the 1970s when it operated from the ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 10, 2019

Upcoming Library Events

Library News

GED Registration (Part 2)

July 11, 9:00 a.m.

San Marcos Public Library

Adults wanting to prepare for the GED exam come register for our free classes. Classes meet Monday through Thursday at 9:00 a.m. and Monday and Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. Must have attended P...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 9, 2019

City Dedicates New Mural on Sessom Drive

People from community standing in front of Sessom Drive Mural. Front row from left are Pam Dever, Jo

The City of San Marcos dedicated a new mural by Washington artist Jake Wagoner on Sessom Drive on Tuesday, July 2.

The mural, titled “Life in Color,” illustrates the wildlife of the Edwards Aquifer and encourages people to be good stewards of its delicate ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 8, 2019

Arts Commission Seeks Nominations for SMart Award

City Seal

The City of San Marcos is seeking nominations for the SMart Award, a recognition program honoring artists, arts and cultural organizations, community members and businesses, students and friends of the City who have contributed substantially to the cultur...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 5, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

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Mamacita

If you’re looking for a cat who will tolerate almost anything, Mamacita is your gal. She’s a one-year-old girl who loves to talk, is very affectionate and will let you dress her up! She loves to check out her new surroundings and eagerly greets st...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 3, 2019

Wonder World Drive and Hunter Road Intersection Improvements Public Hearing

City Seal

The City of San Marcos Engineering/CIP Department, in conjunction with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), will hold a public hearing on the proposed Wonder World Drive and Hunter Road Intersection Improvements project on July 9, 2019 at the V...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 2, 2019

City Staff Win Awards for Communications, Sights & Sounds

Four women stand in front of a curtain holding an award plaque.

Two City of San Marcos departments have recently received recognition at award ceremonies for their 2018 programs.

Communications Department

The Communications Department won two TAMI Awards at the June 2019 Texas Association of Municipal Information Office...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2019

Upcoming Library Events

Library News

Storytime

July 5, 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

San Marcos Public Library

Children are invited to the library for great stories, songs, and fun.

  

Yarn in the Community

July 5, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

San Marcos Public Library

The library invites ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 28, 2019

City Offices Closed July 4; Enjoy City-Sponsored Fireworks

City Seal

City of San Marcos offices, including City Hall, Public Library, Activity Center, Municipal Court and Utility Offices, will be closed Thursday, July 4, for the Independence Day Holiday.

The free SummerFest celebration will run from 6-10 p.m. at San Marcos ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2019

Library Upcoming Events

Library News

Wildlife Craft

 June 27, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

 For all ages. Kids under five will need adult help. Crafts take 20 to 30 minutes to complete. All supplies provided.

 

Passport to Reading Challenge & Chat 

 Ju...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 25, 2019

Pedestrian Struck & Killed in Early Morning Hours

City Seal

San Marcos Police responded to an auto-pedestrian collision in the early morning hours of Tues., June 25, 2019 that resulted in the death of a 30-year-old woman.

 

At approximately 12:38 a.m., San Marcos 9-1-1 received calls for a major traffic col...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 21, 2019

Rhea's Ice Cream Wins "Partner of the Month" Award

Rhea's Ice Cream Group Picture

The San Marcos Main Street Program has designated Rhea’s Ice Cream “Partner of the Month” to celebrate the shop’s growth and its 10-year anniversary.

Rhea’s Ice Cream was first started by Rhea Ortamond who ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 20, 2019

Police Arrest Two in Connection with June 5 Capital Murder

murder arrest

Two men have been arrested in connection with the murder that happened at the Village on Telluride on June 5. Jon Hunter Jervis (07/29/1995) and Lapear O’Neal Willrich (08/17/1993) have both been charged with Capital Murder.

Jon Hunter Jervis (07...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 20, 2019

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Cupid

Cupid

Cupid lost her home when her person suddenly lost theirs and couldn’t care for her. Despite being just a pup herself, she lovingly nurtured a litter of six. Now this playful one-year-old girl is ready for her own love and nurturing! Cupid is housetra...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 19, 2019

Guadalupe St. Improvements - University Drive to Grove St. Public Hearing

City Seal

The City of San Marcos Capital Improvements and Engineering Department, in conjunction with the Texas Department of Transportation, will hold a Public Hearing Monday, June 24 at the San Marcos Recreation Hall, 170 Charles Austin Drive.

The public hearing i...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 19, 2019

Upcoming Library Events

Library News

Zoomagination Animal Shows

 June 20, 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., & 1:00 p.m.

 Back by popular demand! Animal-loving kids will meet live mammals, birds, and reptiles. Free tickets available at the library starting June 6! Program sponsored ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 3, 2018

Fifth Victim of Deadly Apartment Fire Identified

Iconic Village fire victims

The fifth and final victim of the deadly fire at Iconic Village and Vintage Pads apartments has been identified by the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office in coordination with Justice of the Peace Maggie H. Moreno.

Belinda Moats of Big Wells (born Aug....

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 1, 2018

San Marcos Residents Can Text Emergency Info to 9-1-1

texting

With storm season in full swing, the City of San Marcos is reminding residents that in an emergency they can send text messages to 9-1-1 in the Central Texas area.

The Capital Area Council of Governments deployed Text to 9-1-1 service region wide in Octobe...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 18, 2018

City Council Approves New San Marcos Development Code

City Seal

The San Marcos City Council approved Code SMTX, a new 434-page development code that aligns with the City’s comprehensive plan and will guide how the City grows in the coming years.

“This is a day of celebration! Our new code has been in the works for four...

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