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San Marcos Fire Rescue

Friday, December 4th, 2009

Police and firefighter unions pave the way for all city employees

Now that the San Marcos police and firefighters have won remarkably favorable contracts, the rest of the city's employees should unionize too.

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

City council approves public safety pacts

With two 5-2 votes Tuesday night, the San Marcos City Council approved employment agreements with police and firefighters worth $2.7 million during the next three years. The agreements will raise average salaries for the city's 95 sworn...

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Bomar honored by SAR

The Sons of the American Revolution recently awarded San Marcos Fire Rescue firefighter Mark Bomar at their annual meeting honoring police and firefighters.

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

San Marcos River rescue ends in DWI

Hays County Sheriff's deputies charged an 18-year-old San Antonio woman with driving while intoxicated after rescuing her from an overturned vehicle in the San Marcos River.

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

Business owner charged in arson case

The owner of a San Marcos transmission store has been charged with arson in the destruction by fire of his own business.

Friday, August 7th, 2009

Utility donates 32 fans for drive

San Marcos Electric Utility has donated 32 box fans to help residents cool off and save electricity during this summer of oppressive heat and drought.

Monday, April 27th, 2009

Inquiry ongoing in Lion’s Club fire, marshal says

Fire fighting efforts were hampered by the lack of water supply and fire hydrants at the park. South Hays County Fire Department was called for mutual aid to provide water tender trucks.

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Newest city groundbreaking to upgrade oldest city department

San Marcos Fire Rescue (SMFR), the city's oldest department, should move into a brand new central fire station in March 2010. City officials broke ground on the new facility Tuesday.

Monday, May 12th, 2008

Four boxcars full of cardboard jump tracks

Four boxcars of a southbound Union Pacific freight train jumped the tracks Friday about 11 p.m., tying up traffic across San Marcos for more than two hours as rail crossings from Aquarena Springs to Gravel Street were...