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Warrant roundup to begin March 6

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More than 200 law enforcement agencies across Texas, including the San Marcos Police Department (SMPD) and the San Marcos Marshal’s Office, are taking part in a warrant roundup starting on March 6.

Law enforcement all over the state will find people who are 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 San Marcos 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 at http://www.sanmarcostx.gov/court.

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

The warrant roundup was announced on Feb. 19 at several press conferences across Texas. In the coming week, postcards will be sent to thousands of defendants, encouraging each 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 San Marcos Municipal Court Administrator Susie Garcia.

Defendants with charges pending in the San Marcos Municipal Court may go to the court during operational hours to pay fines or post bond to schedule court appearances. The Municipal Court accepts cash, checks, money orders, cashier’s checks, Visa, Master Card, and Discover.

The court is located on the second floor of the city’s municipal building at 630 East Hopkins Street.

Mailed payments should include a driver’s license number and case or ticket number to ensure proper credit. The city asks that persons do not send cash through the mail. Payments may be mailed to Municipal Court, City of San Marcos, 630 East Hopkins Street, San Marcos, Texas 78666.

The Municipal Court customer service window is open Monday -Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. with extended hours on Wednesdays until 8 p.m. The court will hold special docket sessions on March 1 from 10 a.m.–noon, March 3 from 6–8 p.m., and March 5 from 2–4 p.m. to give people an opportunity to appear before the municipal judge.

Information on 24-hour payment options is available online at sanmarcostx.gov/cityhall/court/payment. For more information, contact the San Marcos Municipal Court of Record at (512) 393-8190.