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Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

Letter: Hays County fire, EMS chiefs back bond proposals, ESD expansion

The first responders urge residents to vote for Hays County bond props. 1 and 2; creation of Hays County Emergency Service District No. 9; and expansion of ESD No. 7.

Saturday, September 12th, 2015

Gallery: City pauses to remember Sept. 11, a solemn San Marcos tradition

As they have for 14 years, a cross-section of San Marcos people gathered in front of city hall on Friday to commemorate the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Monday, April 20th, 2015

SMFD celebrates new fire truck at Hunter Road station

The San Marcos Fire Department celebrated the delivery of a new fire truck with a “pushing-in” ceremony on April 17 at Fire Station No. 3 on Hunter Road.

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

San Marcos firefighters recognized, promoted at annual ceremony

Firefighter Jordan Hutton, left, was named San Marcos Firefighter of the Year by his peers. Fire Chief Les Stephens presents the award to Hutton during the department’s annual ceremony in February. PHOTO by DON ANDERS — SUBMITTED...

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Nored retires from SMFD after nearly three decades

Nored rose through the ranks over the next 28 years to engineer and lieutenant before being appointed as assistant chief in 2002. He twice served as interim fire chief, first in 2004 and again from 2008-2009.

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Fire department to host open house on Oct. 5

The San Marcos Fire Department will host its third annual Open House from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 at Fire Station No. 5, 100 Carlson Circle, to kick off Fire Prevention Month.

Friday, July 16th, 2010

City to open new fire station Saturday

A new station for the San Marcos Fire Department will open Saturday at 10 a.m. at 100 Carlson Circle. San Marcos voters approved the funds for the $5 million station in a November 2005 bond election and...

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

P&Z approves $122M plan for capital improvements

The Planning and Zoning Commission in San Marcos has approved a three-year capital improvement plan that would cost $122 million. To this point, the city has $44 million to cover the costs.

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

Council rejects $40K vehicle for fire chief

The San Marcos City Council declined to purchase a $40,000 half-ton hybrid pick-up for Fire Chief Les Stephens last month after Councilmember Ryan Thomason pulled the item from the consent agenda.

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

City firefighters request comp time, council agrees

San Marcos City Councilmembers approved a first reading to provide compensatory time for San Marcos Fire Department firefighters. Fire Chief Les Stephens requested the comp time, citing manpower shortages.

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