City of San Marcos

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San Marcos Mission Statement

The mission of the City of San Marcos is to improve the quality of life of those who live, work or visit San Marcos by providing a safe family atmosphere that is rich and diverse in cultural and natural resources and promotes economic and educational opportunities.

San Marcos Vision Statement

We the people of San Marcos imagine a vibrant community, rich in its ethnic and cultural diversity, working cooperatively to build a center for commerce, economic development and job growth built upon a broad foundation of high-quality educational institutions. We imagine an ecologically balanced, well-planned community that promotes the interest of all its citizens young and old, rich and poor, newcomers and old timers. We imagine a community that values its quality of life, which is preserved by its citizen-oriented government committed to opportunity, while preserving the community’s small-town suburban atmosphere and maintaining a safe and secure environment.

Recent News

San Marcos Police Investigate Telephone Gift Card Scam

San Marcos Police are investigating a telephone scam in which five residents were called by a man purporting to represent the sheriff’s office and threatening them with arrest if they didn’t settle a warrant by paying him by gift cards. One pers…

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Municipal Court Week

Mayor Daniel Guerrero proclaims Nov. 4 -8 Municipal Court Week in San Marcos to honor the work that the Municipal Court does to protect the dignity and peace of the City and to provide outstanding service to customers and defendants. The San Marcos M…

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Animal Shelter Appreciation

Mayor Daniel Guerrero proclaims Nov. 3-9 Animal Shelter Appreciation Week in San Marcos. The San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter helps pets find loving homes throughout San Marcos and Hays County and is staffed by dedicated employees and volunteers. F…

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Storyville Days at Bowie Elementary

Mayor Daniel Guerrero proclaims Nov. 21 – 22 Bowie Elementary School Storyville Days to honor the program’s eighth year. Storyville boasts special events on Thursday, Nov. 21 featuring Bluebonnet Award-nominated author John Grandits and a Parent …

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Honoring Our Heroes Heroes on Veterans Day

Mayor Daniel Guerrero proclaims Nov. 4 – 11 as “Salute to Veterans Week” in San Marcos. State Rep. Jason Isaac presents the City with an Honor and Remember flag to be flown on nine holidays and when a Texas service member falls in combat. The S…

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Art UnHitched Features Ron Borden in October

Ron Borden will be the featured artist for October at Art Unhitched. The open-air market is held the second Saturday each month at 312 E. Hopkins at CM Allen Parkway behind The Hitch: A Mobile Eatery in San Marcos. The market is free and open to the …

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Jim Nuse to Step Down as City Manager

Jim Nuse, the guitar-playing, song-writing City Manager who has guided San Marcos through a new community master plan and launched capital improvements projects across the city, announced Tuesday that he will resign on September 30, 2013. He joi…

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Mitchell Boren Featured Artist for Art Unhitched in May

Art UnHitched will highlight Mitchell Boren as the featured artist for the May Art Market at the Hitch, 312 E. Hopkins St. Boren has been making music for most of his life. He was in choir from middle school through college and was on All State …

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City of San Marcos - Mayor, City Council Members Sworn in for New Terms

Mayor Daniel Guerrero and City Council Members Ryan Thomason and Shane Scott took their oaths of office after the Nov. 6 election results were canvassed and certified at a special meeting Monday. The three incumbents were re-elected by San Marcos vot…

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San Marcos police Department News - Arrests Suspect in Sexual Assault

Working with U.S. Marshals, San Marcos police arrested Jonathan Porterie, age 22, in San Antonio Tuesday evening after a three day search for the man suspected in a sexual assault at a San Marcos apartment complex. Commander Penny Dunn said Porterie …

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