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February 16th, 2009
City agencies to take part in warrant roundup

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San Marcos police and city marshal’s office are joining more than 200 law enforcement agencies across Texas for a warrant roundup beginning March 7 for people wanted for failure to comply with court orders and failure to appear at court to address charges filed against them.

Defendants with outstanding warrants for traffic violations, city ordinance violations and other violations filed at Municipal Court are urged to contact the court immediately to avoid arrest at home, work or school.

The Municipal Court web site has a list of people with outstanding warrants in San Marcos. (www.sanmarcostx.gov/ )

“We urge anyone who has delinquent cases in San Marcos Municipal Court to contact the court to take care of the matter immediately,” said Rusty Grice, Deputy Marshal with the San Marcos Marshal’s office.

The warrant roundup was announced Friday, February 13, at several press conferences across the state. Postcards will be sent to thousands of defendants in the coming week encouraging them to contact the appropriate court to avoid arrest and possibly lose their driver’s license.

“People who fail to address tickets at court or fail to comply with court orders are reported to the Texas Department of Public Safety for non renewal of their driver’s licenses,” said Susie Garcia, Municipal Court Administrator.

Defendants with charges pending in the San Marcos Municipal Court may come to the court during regular court hours to pay fines or post bond to schedule a court appearance. The court is located on the second floor of the Municipal Building, 630 E. Hopkins, San Marcos.

The Municipal Court accepts cash, checks, money orders, cashier’s checks, Visa, Master Card, and Discover. Residents may make credit card payments by phone during regular court hours by calling 512-393-8190.

Those who mail in payments should include their driver’s license number and case or ticket number to ensure proper credit. Payments may be mailed to San Marcos Municipal Court of Record, City of San Marcos, 630 E. Hopkins, San Marcos, Texas 78666.

The Municipal Court customer service window is open Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with extended hours on Wednesdays until 8 p.m. The court will hold special docket sessions from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 18 & 25, Wednesday, March 4 and from 10 a.m. to noon and 2-4 p.m. on Friday, March 6, 2009, to give people an opportunity to appear before the municipal judge.

— FROM THE CITY OF SAN MARCOS/MELISSA MILLECAM

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