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Saturday, February 16th, 2013

Updated: Firefighters extinguish eastside grassfires

San Marcos and South Hays firefighters doused at least two grassfires along the east side of Texas 123 this afternoon, one of which burned about five acres.

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Fire damages Old Fish Hatchery building

Quick action by the San Marcos Fire Department averted destruction of the Old Fish Hatchery Community Building at San Marcos Plaza Park Sunday night.

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Interstate 35 re-opens after early morning truck crash

Authorities have cleared the scene of a crash involving three tractor-trailers that closed the northbound lanes of Interstate 35 near the 201 mile marker for more than five hours.

Friday, December 7th, 2012

Fraternity makes donation to firemen

Members of the Pi Kapppa Alpha fraternity hosted a "Fireman's Challenge" fundraiser, donating half the proceeds to the San Marcos Fire Department.

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Quick action stops Hopkins Street fire from spreading

San Marcos firefighters douse a structure fire at 1134 W. Hopkins St. Saturday morning. The fire destroyed a detached garage and two vehicles and caused an estimated $35,000 in property damage.

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Photo Gallery: San Marcos remembers Sept. 11

With a morning ceremony on Tuesday, San Marcos residents marked the 11th anniversary of the life-altering terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The local tradition includes tolling the city's historical fire bell — relocated years ago from...

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Remembrance ceremony set for Sept. 11

The city of San Marcos will hold the annual 9-11 remembrance ceremony at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11 to honor the memory of the 3,000 people who died in the worst terrorist attack in the nation’s history.

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

City, county, partners holding box fan drive

Hays County, the San Marcos Fire Department, San Marcos Electric Utility, San Marcos Housing Authority and the Texas State University Custodial Operations Department are partnering this year with Family Eldercare on its annual summer fan drive.

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

15 graduate from Citizens Fire Academy

The San Marcos Fire Department recently celebrated the graduation of its first Citizens Fire Academy Class.

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Hernandez Elementary “Fall into Reading” event celebrates literacy

More than 170 volunteers -- including the Chick-fil-A cow -- came to Hernandez Elementary classrooms on Oct. 28 to read with students and provide refreshments as part of the school’s annual “Fall into Reading” Day.

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