San Marcos Mercury | Local News from San Marcos and Hays County, Texas

Bert Stratemann

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

San Marcos to reopen flood-damaged Lower Purgatory park this weekend

Trails in Lower Purgatory Creek Natural Area will reopen Saturday, March 5 but work continues as crews repair the extensive damage caused by last year’s historic flooding.

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Council proclamation heralds Sights & Sounds 2013

The San Marcos City Council officially designated Dec. 4-7 as “Sights & Sounds of Christmas Weekend.”

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Animal Shelter to offer free pet spaying/neutering

Pets can be spayed or neutered for free Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Shelter holding vaccination clinic Saturday

The City of San Marcos Animal Shelter will offer low-cost rabies vaccinations, city pet licenses and microchipping for pets Saturday, Oct. 8 from 1-4 p.m.

Monday, August 1st, 2011

San Marcos deer population 10 times denser than ideal

A survey of urban deer by Texas State graduate students found as many as 1.9 deer per acre — significantly higher than the one deer per 10-12 acres wildlife managers recommend.

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Census 2011: City begins survey of deer population

The city of San Marcos is conducting its first deer survey during February and early March in cooperation with Texas State University and a group of graduate students.

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

City considers deer management options

While San Marcos city staffers seek out ways to manage the deer population within the city limits, a majority of city councilmembers oppose the expenditure of public funds to help with the job.

Monday, January 11th, 2010

New San Marcos board appointees begin their work

The San Marcos City Council has appointed 55 citizens to serve on 16 City boards and commissions beginning in 2010.

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

City honors Pet Fest

On Oct. 10, Prevent a Litter (PALS) of Central Texas, Grande Communications, and the city of San Marcos will play host to the seventh annual Pet Fest, taking place from 1 a.m. to 6 p.m. at San...

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

Chip law proposal could range beyond city

A new pet microchipping in proposal, which would apply to all dogs and cats brought to the San Marcos animal shelter for the second time, could have impacts in Kyle and unincorporated Hays County.

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