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Posted on: September 17, 2021

San Marcos Police Investigate Death at Apartment Complex

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On Thursday, September 16, at approximately 11:30 a.m. the San Marcos Police Department responded to a call to assist EMS at The Lyndon apartments, 200 Springtown Way. Upon arrival, officers located a deceased male identified as 20-year-old Austin Salyer....

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Posted on: September 17, 2021

Volunteers Needed for Great Texas River Clean Up

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The City of San Marcos and Texas State University are calling on volunteers to register for the Fifth Annual Fall River Clean Up scheduled for Saturday, October 2 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

Just like this past spring, due to continued COVID-19 condit...

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Posted on: September 16, 2021

Rio Vista Falls Maintenance Work to Begin in October

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Beginning in early October, the instream structures and bank improvements at Rio Vista Falls will undergo maintenance. The Rio Vista Falls area will be closed to the public for the duration of the maintenance work, which is expected to be completed in Mar...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2021

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

Pets of the Week

Dog of the Week: Chip (48163442)

Chip is a peaceful, loving boy. He's house-trained, walks great on leash, kind-hearted, and definitely a couch potato! This 56-pound boy has lived with other dogs of all sizes, and is looking for a quiet home where...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2021

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Offers Adoption Specials for Clear the Shelters 2021

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The San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter (SMRAS) is participating in KXAN’s annual Clear the Shelters event. Between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 18, the adoption fee for all ready-to-go pets will be $25. 

This special includes cats and ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2021

City Awarded National Park Service Grant to Fund Nominations to National Register of Historic Places

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The City of San Marcos has been awarded a $30,000 grant through the Underrepresented Community Grant Program. The grant is funded by the Historic Preservation Fund and administered by the National Park Service, Department of Interior. 

The Underre...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2021

Entires Invited for San Marcos' Veterans Day Parade

Veterans Day Parade

The City of San Marcos is now accepting entries for the 2021 Veterans Day Parade, which will be held on Saturday, Nov. 6 and presented by the City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department with assistance from the Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee. ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 10, 2021

Bobcat Gives Back Program Collects Students' Donations

Bobcats Give Back Program

This summer, local students diverted 2,849 pounds of material from landfills through Bobcats Give Back. The sustainable move-out initiative was created to provide an outlet for gently used and unwanted household items throughout the community. The program...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2021

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

Pets of the week

Dog of the Week: Concha (48311388)

Concha is a beautiful 76-pound girl with a heart of gold. She's house- and crate-trained and has lived with older children and adults. She has lived with other dogs but doesn't love to share her stuff, s...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2021

San Marcos City Manager Announces Retirement

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San Marcos City Manager Bert Lumbreras has announced his intention to retire effective January 31, 2022. Lumbreras formally notified members of the San Marcos City Council during their regular meeting on Tuesday, September 7, 2021.  

In a letter t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2021

San Marcos Transit Delays on Bus Route 1

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Due to a shortage in regional bus drivers caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, some CARTS routes may not be able to maintain the current 30-minute pickup frequency. The City of San Marcos and CARTS are working to maintain the 30-minute frequency for Route 1, ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2021

City to Host 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, Stair Climb

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On Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, the City of San Marcos and the San Marcos Fire Department will host two events commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. The events include a public flag raising ceremony, followed by a memorial stair c...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2021

City Invites the Public to Participate in Vision SMTX

SMTX Vision

The City of San Marcos invites the public to participate in a series of in-person, pop-up, take-home, or virtual community events to provide input on the Vision SMTX Comprehensive Plan.

On Wednesday, September 15, the City will host a Vision SMTX Community...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 7, 2021

Core 4 Partnership launches Youth Task Force 2021

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The Core 4 Task Force, made up of the City of San Marcos, Hays County, San Marcos CISD, and Texas State University, is now accepting applications for the Fall 2021 Youth Task force subcommittee. The subcommittee was formerly known as the San Marcos Youth ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 2, 2021

City Encourages Community to Attend COAD-SMTX Meeting

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As National Preparedness Month begins, the City of San Marcos encourages residents to participate in the first general membership meeting of Community Organizations Active in Disasters – San Marcos (COAD-SMTX). The meeting will be held on Wednes...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 2, 2021

Local Artist's Work Featured on New Street Banners

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On Wednesday, September 1, the City of San Marcos installed new street banners that feature the work of a local artist. The banners are located in the downtown area and along East Hopkins Street in front of City Hall. 

“It’s an...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 2, 2021

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

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Dog of the Week: Cass (48207293)

Oh boy, oh boy, Cass is ready for the next big adventure! He loves to walk on leash, meet new people, and go for runs! This bubbly 5-year-old Shepherd/Chinook mix has he's never met a stranger he didn't like. Cass loves to ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2021

Five-Year Sidewalk Maintenance and Gap Infill Program

Public Works Maintenance and Gap Infill Program

The Public Works Department invites the public to attend the five-year Sidewalk Maintenance and Gap Infill program meeting. The department is seeking ideas and comments on sidewalk areas to include in the plan update. The meeting will take place on August...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2021

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

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Dog of the Week: Malcolm (46717133)

Malcolm (46717133) is the cutest Staffordshire Bull Terrier/Ibizan Hound mix. He LOVES to jump. But don't worry, he is very polite and doesn't jump on you, just reeeally high in the air! He is a lively ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 25, 2021

City of San Marcos Kicks Off Mermaid Month

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The City of San Marcos will host a Mermaid Month kickoff event Wednesday, September 1 celebrating the City’s recent designation as the Mermaid Capital of Texas. The event will be held at the San Marcos Rec Hall, 170 Charles Austin Drive, beginni...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 20, 2021

Party in Your Park Returns August 27

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The City of San Marcos’ Parks and Recreation Department will host its first Party in Your Park event of 2021 on Friday, August 27. The event will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Dunbar Park, 801 Martin Luther King Drive.

The Party in Your Park event serie...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 19, 2021

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

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Dog of the Week: Hank (46109194) 

Hank is back at the shelter, but that's ok! He has hope that the next hooman that comes along will be his perfect match. Hank is house and crate-trained, has met several children (and was a champ), and ri...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 13, 2021

City to Conduct School Zone Light Testing

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Next week, the City’s Public Works Department will inspect traffic signals within school zones. Crews will also restripe faded crosswalks and stop bars in school areas. 

Crews will test the flashing school zone lights in the morning and afternoon ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 12, 2021

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

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Dog of the Week: Mikey (45922385) 

Mikey is an incredible catch. This leggy dude greets everyone with a super enthusiastic hug! He loves meeting new people and running beside you while you run, bike, or skateboard! He's incredibly smart and learns...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2021

CARTS Stops in Austin to Move During Construction

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Beginning August 16, 2021, the stop located at Plaza Saltillo for CARTS Interurban 1510 and 1517 will temporarily move to E. Seventh and Comal Streets (far side stop). The detour will remain in place for the duration of the construction project.

As a remi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 6, 2021

City of San Marcos Surplus Auction

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The City of San Marcos is auctioning surplus items including office furniture, shelving, kitchen items, fitness equipment, body cams, appliances, phones, vintage cameras. The auction may be accessed by going to the Rene Bates Auctioneers website and searc...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 6, 2021

Applications Now Open for Human Services Grants

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The City of San Marcos is now accepting applications for Human Services Grants. A total of $999,120 in local funding is available to human services agencies, and $150,000 may be restricted to programs that respond directly to effects of the COVID-19 pande...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2021

I-35 Ramp to Close During Tax Free Weekend

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On Saturday, August 7, the City of San Marcos and contracted crews will establish traffic controls to ease congestion near the San Marcos Premium Outlets. The efforts will accommodate an expected increase in traffic due to Texas’ annual Tax-Free weekend.

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 4, 2021

City to Host National Purple Heart Day Reception and Ceremony

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On Saturday, August 7, the City of San Marcos will host a public ceremony and reception honoring National Purple Heart Day and celebrating the City’s designation as a Purple Heart City on the National Purple Heart Trail. The event will be held at the Vete...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 2, 2021

Arts Commission Seeks Nominations for Smarts Award

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The City of San Marcos Arts Commission is seeking nominations for the annual SMarts Award, a recognition program honoring artists, arts and cultural organizations, community members, and businesses who have contributed substantially to the cultural and ar...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 29, 2021

Construction to Begin on Phase I of Sessom Creek Improvements

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The week of August 2, 2021, crews contracted by the City of San Marcos will begin work on Phase 1 of the Sessom Creek Improvements Project. The overall project aims to remove and replace the exposed wastewater main in Sessom Creek, reduce the amount of se...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 29, 2021

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

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Dog of the Week: Vulcan (46604132)

 Vulcan is the coolest Black-Mouth Cur/Retriever cross! If you're looking for an adventure buddy, this 2-year-old is your guy! Vulcan loves jumping up to get the rope for a good game of tug of war. After running ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 28, 2021

Final Section of Shared Use Pathway Project Construction to Begin

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Beginning Wednesday, July 28, residents and park patrons will see construction around the railroad trestle between Children’s Park and Rio Vista Park. Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) contractors will begin authorized excavation and vegetation r...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 28, 2021

City of San Marcos General Obligation Bonds Earn AA S&P Global Rating

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On Friday, July 23, 2021, S&P Global Ratings assigned a “AA” long-term rating and stable outlook to the City of San Marcos’ general obligation bonds and certificates. The rating follows a thorough review of financial docu...

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Posted on: July 23, 2021

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Surpasses Capacity, Urges Adoptions

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The San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter announced today, Friday, July 23, that it has surpassed its capacity and urged community members to help clear space for newly arriving pets. An adoption event planned for Sunday, July 25 at The Cigar Vault&rsquo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 22, 2021

Drop Off Brushy Waste slated for Saturday July 24

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The City of San Marcos Resource Recovery Department will host an additional brushy waste drop-off for residential garbage and recycling service customers this week to support cleaning efforts following recent storms. The drop-off will be available from 8 ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 22, 2021

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

SMRAS Pets of the Week

Dog of the Week: Carol (48051565) 

Carol is a total Hallmark junkie! She's a hopeless romantic just waiting for her hooman in shining armor to sweep her out of the shelter! This 32-pound darling leans against you for love and just needs a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 21, 2021

Public Invited to Arts Master Plan Open House

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The City of San Marcos invites members of the community to join an Arts Master Planning Open House on Wednesday, July 28. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the Price Center, 222 W. San Antonio St. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with light refreshments ava...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 19, 2021

Proposed Utility Disconnections Beginning August 31, Customers Urged to Apply for City-Funded Assist

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Disconnections and late fees for City of San Marcos utility customers are proposed to resume August 31, 2021. City Council will formally vote on the date during its regular meeting scheduled for Tuesday, August 3. 

 

Utility disconnections...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 16, 2021

Tip Leads to Arrest of Aggravated Assault Suspect

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On Friday, July 16, San Marcos Police arrested a suspect on an outstanding warrant for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Trine Pastrano (DOB 02/29/1972) was taken into custody at approximately 1:40 p.m. after a citizen saw him dining at a restauran...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 15, 2021

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

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Dog of the Week: Dusty (47732519)

Dusty (47732519) is far from shy! He's met all sorts of dog friends here and has been a super good boy. This cool, 65-pound husky finished his last heartworm treatment this week! Yay Dusty! Like most husky&apo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 15, 2021

Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons Activate on East Hopkins

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Two new pedestrian hybrid beacons are now operational on East Hopkins Street. The beacons were installed as part of the City’s East Hopkins Bike and Pedestrian Improvement Project, which broadened sidewalks to 10 feet wide, added pedestrian ligh...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2021

Sustainable Movie Series Continues July 16th

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The Keep San Marcos Beautiful and Sustainable San Marcos Sustainable Summer Film Series continues this week with a free screening of “Motherload” at San Marcos Plaza Park, 401 East Hopkins, on Friday, July 16 beginning at 8:30 p.m. The crowdsourced docume...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 12, 2021

Police Ask for Help Finding Aggravated Assault Suspect

PUBLIC ASSISTANCE REQUESTED

The San Marcos Police Department requests assistance locating a suspect wanted in connection with an aggravated assault that occurred July 11 at the Classic Inn, 921 North Interstate 35. A warrant for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon Family Violenc...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 9, 2021

City of San Marcos Selects Rob Fitch as Emergency Management Coordinator

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The City of San Marcos has selected Rob A. Fitch as its next Emergency Management Coordinator. Fitch begins his career in San Marcos Monday, July 12, and will be responsible for the City’s emergency preparation, response, and recovery.

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 8, 2021

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

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Dog of the Week: Graham (47751983) 

Graham is a little shy inside his cage, but once he comes, out he's Mr. Personality! This silly 2-year-old Shepherd/Basset Hound mix has been around other dogs here at the shelter and may enjoy the comp...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2021

SMEU Employees Test Skills at Lineworker Rodeo

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SMEU Employees Test Skills at Lineworker Rodeo 

 

On Thursday, July 1, San Marcos Electric Utility (SMEU) employees competed in the Seguin Apprentice Lineworker Rodeo. The competition offered a small group of employees from neighboring mun...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2021

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

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Dog of the Week: Fabio (46886783)

We know what you're thinking. How can a dog as handsome and unique as Fabio end up here? We have no idea because this guy is just too cute and too much fun! Fabio is an absolute TANK at 64 pounds. He loves toys, r...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2021

City of San Marcos Offices to be Closed July 5

4th Of July City Closures

City of San Marcos offices will be closed Monday, July 5 in observance of Independence Day. Services at City Hall, the San Marcos Public Library, the San Marcos Activity Center, Discovery Center, Municipal Court, and Utility Offices will be unavailable. F...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 29, 2021

Qualified Homeowners Encouraged to Seek Mortgage Assistance

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The City of San Marcos encourages homeowners with single family mortgages insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to seek assistance with the FHA’s special COVID-19 mortgage payment forbe...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 24, 2021

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

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Dog of the Week: Psyduck (47893151)

A boxer that looks like a platypus? Well, why not? Psyduck has a huge head and a very big brain. He’s 60 pounds of hugs, wiggles, and goofiness! 2-year-old Psyduck was found knocking on doors looking for a new ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 21, 2021

City Seeks Volunteers to Serve on Boards, Commissions

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The City of San Marcos is looking for community volunteers to fill vacancies on City boards and commissions. To be considered for appointment, interest applications must be submitted by Friday, July 30. 

The application form is available online at...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 1, 2018

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

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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

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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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Press Releases
Posted on: July 28, 2021

Final Section of Shared Use Pathway Project Construction to Begin

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Beginning Wednesday, July 28, residents and park patrons will see construction around the railroad trestle between Children’s Park and Rio Vista Park. Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) contractors will begin authorized excavati...

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