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Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Community invited to help create Children’s Park mural

The city’s Parks & Recreation department is calling for volunteers to work 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 14 on a mural being painted at Children’s Park on the San Marcos River.

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.”

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Recreation board asks city council to ban alcohol in parks

The San Marcos Parks and Recreation Advisory Board voted unanimously Jan. 31 in favor of new parks rules that include a ban on the public consumption and display of alcohol in all city parks.

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

City invites public to dedication ceremony at cemetery

The public is invited to a dedication ceremony focusing on improvements to the historic San Marcos City Cemetery's fence and gates, the Serenity Garden project funded and completed by the Leadership San Marcos Class of 2011, and...

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Council blocks $3 million nature center

A contract to design a nature center for the city’s Purgatory Creek Natural Area was rejected on a 3-3 tie last week with opposing San Marcos City Council members saying the costly project should be postponed or...

Friday, June 18th, 2010

City parks board looks at alcohol ban in parks

The city's parks board is processing legislation that would extend the city's ban on alcohol in parks to Rio Vista Park, City Park and other parks in the city system. The matter has not reached the city...

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.

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

New banners implore “Keep San Marcos Beautiful”

If you drive along Hopkins Street or around downtown San Marcos, you will see the new banners flying in support of the city's beautification program. The message is, "Keep San Marcos Beautiful."

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

New banners implore "Keep San Marcos Beautiful"

If you drive along Hopkins Street or around downtown San Marcos, you will see the new banners flying in support of the city's beautification program. The message is, "Keep San Marcos Beautiful."

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

‘Green’ vehicle to help maintain city green space

Visitors to San Marcos parks may soon spot a new city maintenance vehicle run by electrical power. The vehicle cost $21,000 and stands to save about $2,000 per year in fuel.

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