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SAN MARCOS, Texas

Pronounced: "san mar cose"

"Jewel of the Corridor"

Population (2015): 60,684Businesses (2000):COL Index (2008): 86.9
Elevation: 617 ftArea: 30.2 smCounty: Hays (county seat), Caldwell, Guadalupe
Zip Code: 78666, 78667Area Code: 512Time Zone: CST
Coordinates: 29° 52' 45.79" N, 97° 56' 19.78" W
Location: SE part of county;
25 mi SW of Austin, 49 mi NE of San Antonio, 19 mi NE of New Braunfels
Highways: IH-35, TX-21, TX-80, RR-12Creeks:Rivers: San MarcosLakes:


BACKGROUND INFORMATION

CITY: City of San Marcos CHAMBER, TOURISM & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: San Marcos Chamber
  • San Marcos Area Chamber Of Commerce: 512-393-5900;
    202 N C.M. Allen Pkwy, San Marcos, TX 78667. www.sanmarcostexas.com
  • San Marcos Convention And Visitor Bureau: 512-393-5930;
    617 IH-35 N, San Marcos, TX 78667. www.toursanmarcos.com
  • San Marcos BnB Association: www.visitsanmarcos.com
  • San Marcos Economic Development Council: 512-393-3400;
    See City web site above
  • San Marcos Main Street Program: 512-393-8400; mainstreet@sanmarcostx.gov
  • Greater San Marcos Partnership: www.greatersanmarcostx.com
NEIGHBORING TOWNS: Canyon Lake Area; Gruene; Kyle; New Braunfels; Wimberley

PRINCIPAL BUSINESS: Tourism, farming, ranching, manufacturing, quaint shopping, and outlet shopping malls

MAJOR ATTRACTIONS: See full details in Directory below. Aquarena
  • Aquarena Center: Exhibits explain the springs, their flora and fauna. Glass bottom boat ride. Bird watching on the "Wetlands Boardwalk" along San Marcos River
  • Belvin Street District: A few blocks W of the square, a collection of 19th century houses. Not normally open to the public - drive-by viewing only. Tour of Homes first weekend in May
  • (Former, Historic) City Hall And Fire Station: (c. 1915). Half block N of the square. Spanish Revival building typical of the period when fire stations shared space with other community services
  • Commemorative Air Force Central Texas Wing: Vintage military aircraft in the 1943 vintage wooden hangar and museum
  • Major Retail Shopping Mall Outlets: Bargain hunting at its best! On SE side of IH-35 at exit 200 between New Braunfels and San Marcos: Prime Shopping Outlets & Tanger Shopping Outlets: San Marcos is the largest outlet shopping destination in Texas! It is the 3rd most visited tourist attraction in Texas and was ranked the 3rd Best Place to Shop in the world as seen on ABC's "The View". With 10+ million visitors a year from all over the world; it is a true shoppers haven with 130+ luxury and popular American brand names.
  • Golf: Quail Creek Golf & Country Club: 512-353-1665, www.quailcreekgcc.com; Texas State Golf Course: 512-245-7593, Web
  • (A.E. Wood) San Marcos National Fish Hatchery: 512-353-0011; Web
  • San Marcos River Tubing & Paddling: See our Portal focus page at Tubing & Paddling on the famous Comal river, and see San Marcos Parks & Recreation Dept: 512-393-8400
  • San Marcos River Walkway
  • Scenic Drive on RR 32: "Devil's Backbone"
  • Texas State University: 512-245-2111; www.txstate.edu Wiffliff Gallery. Founded in 1899, opened in 1903 as Southwest Texas Normal School. On the hill North and East of the square on the 11 acres.
  • Wittliff Gallery Of Southwestern & Mexican Photography And Southwestern Writers Collection: Alkek Library, Texas State University, 512-245-2313
  • Wonder World Park: 512-392-3760; www.wonderworldpark.com. A one-of-a-kind Theme Park. Visitors have enjoyed touring the Balcones Fault Line Cave for 105+ years, and now, the park has many other attractions for family fun and entertainment. Enjoy a guided tour and discover the nation's only true example of an earthquake-formed cave deep underground and see up close the devastation of a major quake. Exit by the "Stratavator" and ride high into the sky to the Tejas Observation Tower. Be amazed by the Topsy-Turvy World of the Anti-gravity House where everything is backwards, even water flows up hill! Board the train and splash through the waterfalls of Mystery Mountain on your way to the Texas' largest Wildlife Petting Park (zoo). Educational and fun for ALL ages.
  • Historic Structures: Charles S Cock House (c1867); Merriman Cabin (1800s)
NEARBY & HILL COUNTRY-WIDE ATTRACTIONS: See Attractions.

Some of the very nearby attractions include:
  • Bulverde, Spring Branch: Golf, Parks
  • Canyon Lake Area: Canyon Lake; Water Recreation; Canyon Lake Gorge; Museum, Golf
  • Gruene: Historic Downtown; River Sports; Greune Hall
  • Kyle: Historic Downtown District; Historic Train Depot; Kyle Auction Oak; Kyle Hanging Tree; Katherine Anne Porter Museum; Claiborne Kyle Log House; Golf
  • New Braunfels: Alamo Classic Car Museum; Barbershop Museum; Clear Springs Aviaries & Zoological Gardens; Dry Comal Creek Vineyards; Fire Museum; Golf; Heritage Village; Historic Gruene; Lindheimer House; Mckenna Children's Museum; Museum Of Art And Music; Natural Bridge Caverns; Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch; New Braunfels Conservation Society; Parks; Railroad Museum; River Tubing; Schlitterbahn Waterpark; Shopping Outlet Malls; Snake Farm; Sophienburg Museum
  • Wimberley: Bella Vista Olive Ranch; Corral Theatre; Emily Ann Theatre; Hunters Chase Farms; Jacob's Well; Central Texas Bonsai Exhibit/Jade Gardens; Old Baldy; Golf; Wimberley Glass Works; Lavender Farms; Wimberley Players; Wimberley Zipline Adventures
PARKS: There are many parks in the greater area as profiled on the Parks page. These nearby parks include:
  • Bulverde-Spring Branch: Gaudalupe River State Park; Honey Creek State Natural Area
  • Canyon Lake Area: Canyon Park; Canyon Beach Park; Comal Park; Cranes Mill Park; Guadalupe Park; North Park; Overlook Park; Potters Creek Park; Jacob's Park
Local city parks include:
  • 21 parks, including the Children's Park (205 S CM Allen Pkwy), along the river. Others:
    City Park (170 Charles Austin Dr); Conway Park (504 Bliss Ln); Dunbar Park; Franklin Square Park (1902 N Bishop St); Jacees Lions Park; Plaza Park (206 N CM Allen Pkwy); Nature Center; Prospect Park (1412 Prospect St); Rio Vista Park; San Marcos Plaza Park (202 N CM Allen Pkwy); Sewell Park (700 Aquarena Springs Dr); Veramendi Park (@ Riverwalk); William and Eleanor Crook Park & Wildlife Habitat Park (420 Riverside Dr)
  • See City Parks & Recreation Dept: 512-393-8400
Also see county parks at: Hays County profile

EVENT CALENDAR:
  • May: Natural & Western Swing Festival
  • Jun: Texas Water Safari
  • Jun: Salsa Fest
  • Jun: Juneteenth Celebration
  • Jun: Summer In The Park Concert Series, outdoors, Thur, 7:30-9p, www.sanmarcostx.com
  • Jul: Summerfest
  • Oct: Farmer Fred's Fall Carnival
  • Nov: Veterans Day Parade
  • On-going Events:
    • Every Wed: Kent Finlay's Songwriter's Circle, at Cheatham Street Warehouse, 512-353-3777
    • Every Thurs (summer)Summer In The Park - Thursday Night Concerts: at Park Plaza, 7:30-9:30p. Free. 512-393-8400. www.smpaa.com
  • Monthly: "Art Squared" art market on Sat, 9a-4p, on the downtown Hays County Courthouse lawn.
  • For full details on these and nearby events see Festivals & Major Events, Trade Days & Farmers Markets, Live Entertainment, and calendars on our other focus topic pages accessible from the menu above.

    WEATHER: Local Weather; Hill Country-wide Weather

    MEDIA COVERAGE: See full details in Directory below. MAPS: Local Google; Hill Country Special Maps

    HISTORY: Handbook of Texas Online: "It was the site of several Spanish attempts at colonization before it became the center of Anglo-American settlement in the area. The first such attempt, in 1755, saw the short-lived establishment of the San Xavier missions and the presidio of San Francisco Xavier. These were relocated less than a year later, and the headwaters of the San Marcos River remained unsettled for another half century. In 1808 the Spanish governor of Texas, Manuel Antonio Cordero y Bustamante, sponsored the civil settlement of San Marcos de Neve near the same site, but floods and Indian raids prompted its abandonment in 1812. In November 1846 Thomas G. McGehee became the first Anglo-American to settle in the vicinity of the San Marcos Springs, but William W. Moon has been identified as the original resident of the site that became San Marcos proper. Moon was soon joined by other former members of John C. Hays's company of Texas Rangers and by Gen. Edward Burleson. Caton Erhard opened the first store and post office by 1847, and the First Methodist Church began soon after. The Texas Legislature organized Hays County on March 1, 1848, and designated the young community as the county seat. San Marcos already had 387 residents. In 1851 General Burleson, William Lindsey, and Dr. Eli T. Merriman took possession of a 640-acre section of the Juan Veramendi grant and laid out the town center. Tarbox and Brown stagecoaches linked San Marcos with Austin and San Antonio in 1848, and the town began its development as the commercial center for the cart trade between area farmers and ranchers and coastal commission merchants. It also became a center for ginning and milling local agricultural products. Slowed for a while by the Civil War, the population in 1870 had grown only to 742, but in the decade following the arrival of the International-Great Northern Railroad in 1881 it reached 2,335. In that decade the town supported two banks, an opera house, and a variety of stores, saloons, and other businesses.

    Cattle and cotton production in the area provided the basis for the gradual but steady growth of San Marcos as a center for commerce and transportation. The chartering in 1899 and subsequent opening in 1903 of Southwest Texas State Normal School and of the San Marcos Baptist Academy in 1907 established education as an important local industry. By the second decade of the twentieth century San Marcos counted more than 4,000 residents. On the eve of World War II the population was estimated to be 5,500, and the town had 200 businesses. During and after World War II the city's economy began to diversify, and growth accelerated. Wartime demand provided the initial stimulus for development of a light industrial and manufacturing sector; it was reported after the war that the financial resources of the city had increased 500 percent from prewar levels. In the 1960s, with the emergence of Aquarena Springs and Wonder Cave as important attractions, the tourist industry became a reliable and growing source of income. The expansion of Southwest Texas State University into an important regional institution, as well as the establishment in 1965 of the Gary Job Corps Training Center, not only made education the single largest employer in the city but also helped to account for a 48 percent increase in population, from 12,713 in 1962 to 18,860 in 1972. Growth continued through the 1970s. Industrial development continued apace; among the 400 businesses recorded by 1980 were manufacturers of furniture, sheet metal products, plastics, woolens, lighting fixtures, telecommunication devices, baked goods, construction materials, and tortillas. Austin's emergence as a regional metropolitan center is another cause of the remarkable growth of San Marcos since the 1950s; in 1973 Hays County and San Marcos became part of the Austin Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area. By the mid-1980s at least 20 percent of Hays County's labor force worked in Travis County. San Marcos itself was estimated to have a population of 25,000 and an additional 20,000 students, for a total of 45,000. In 1990 the population was 28,743. The population reached 34,733 in 2000."


    San Marcos is considered by many to be among the oldest continuously inhabited sites in the Northern Hemisphere.

    PRIOR CITY NAMES:

    HISTORICAL MARKERS: See Texas Historical Commission's Historic Sites Atlas: http://atlas.thc.state.tx.us. Includes interactive map plus detailed descriptions of historical markers, cemeteries, museums, all searchable by county.

    CEMETERIES: See THC Historic Sites Atlas above.
    City Cemetery. San Marcos Cemetery: 1001 RR-12, San Marcos, TX 78666

    AVAILABLE SERVICES: Gas: yes; Convenience Stores: yes; Restaurants: yes; Lodging: yes; Grocery Stores: yes; Banks: yes; Vehicle Repair: yes; Hospital: no; Med Clinic: yes; Post Office: yes; Public Schools: yes; Cemetery: yes

    PORTAL WEB CAM GALLERY: San Marcos Courthouse; San Marcos-Travis Elementary; San Marcos-Chuck Nash

    OTHER PROFILES: City Data; ePodunk; Texas Escapes; Travel Texas; Wikipedia

    NOTES:
    • San Marcos #1 in Growth in U.S.: Census Bureau 2nd Year in Row for Fastest Growing City over 50,000, posted 5/22/2014. Report
    • Residential Subdivisions: Bishops Crossing, Blanco Vista, El Camino Real, Majestic Estates, Park Court at Willow Creek, Retreat at Willow Creek, Vista de Los Santos
    • Using a portable electronic device while driving in San Marcos is illegal.



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    GLASS BOTTOM KAYAK TOURS: 512-245-7560, San Marcos, TX 78666

    OLYMPIC OUTDOOR ADVENTURE: 512-203-0093; 602 IH-35 N, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.kayakinstruction.org

    SKYDIVE SAN MARCOS: 512 488 2214; TX-80 S, Fentress Airpark, Fentress South San Marcos), TX 78622. www.skydivesanmarcos.com. 80 acre facility has RV sites, bunk house, hangers, training




    BOWER BIRD ANTIQUES & CURIOSITIES: 512-878-; 215 N Comanche St, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.curiousbowerbird.com

    TREASURES: 512-754-0029; 226 LBJ, San Marcos, TX 78666




    BUTLER FINE ART: 512-396-5477; 601 Franklin Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666-2427

    CARDINAL FRAME & ART: 512-392-7699; 1904 RR-12, #101, San Marcos, TX 78666-1141

    DAHLIA WOODS GALLERY: 214-563-7523; 232 N LBJ Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.dahliawoodsgallery.com

    EYE OF THE DOG ART CENTER: 512-754-8171; 405 Valley View West Rd, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.eyeofthedog.com

    EYES OF TX GALLERY: 512-353-7263; 331 W Hopkins, #D, San Marcos, TX 78666-4461

    SAN MARCOS AREA ARTS COUNCIL: San Marcos, TX 78666

    SAN MARCOS ARTS COMMISSION: 512-393-8409; San Marcos, TX 78666. www.sanmarcostx.gov/arts, http://artsquaredsmtx.com. Mission is to promote tourism to San Marcos and enrich the city and its diverse cultural heritage by supporting works of artistic excellence, advancing arts education and strengthening the arts in the community. Monthly "Art Squared" art market held Saturday, 9a-4p on the downtown Hays County Courthouse lawn. Includes more than two dozen area artists selling pottery, paintings, sculpture, stained glass, jewelry and other types of original art while local performers entertain from the courthouse steps.

    SODA TOOTH CONTEMPORARY ART STUDIOS & GALLERY: 214-293-2896; 1428 Old RR-12, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.sodatooth.com

    (THE) WALKERS' GALLERY: San Marcos Activities Center, 501 E Hopkins, San Marcos, TX 78661

    WITTLIFF GALLERY OF SOUTHWESTERN & MEXICAN PHOTOGRAPHY AND SOUTHWESTERN WRITERS COLLECTION: 512-245-2313; San Marcos, TX 78661. www.sanmarcosarts.com. Alkek Library, at Southwest Texas State University.

    218STUDIOWORKS: 512-557-3645; 218 N Guadalupe St, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.218studioworks.com


    AUTOMOTIVE, VEHICLES, HEAVY EQUIPMENT & RELATED SERVICES


    ACM TRACTOR SALES: 888-239-4082; 2407 IH-35 S, Ste 120, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.acmwork.com

    CHUCK NASH AUTO GROUP: 800-460-6274; 512-353-7788; 3209 IH-35 N, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.chucknashautogroup.com. Chevrolet, Buick, GMC

    GRIFFITH FORD: 888-250-6714; 1305 IH-35 S, San Marcos, TX 78666. Web

    HONDA OF SAN MARCOS: 512-392-1313; 300 IH-35 S, San Marcos, TX 78666www.hondasanmarcos.com

    JORDAN MOTORCARS: 512-878-0822; 709 IH-35 N, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.jordansanmarcos.net. Pre-owned vehicles

    PATRIOT CAR WASH: 512-576-5353; 115 Long St, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.patriotwash.com

    SAN MARCOS TOYOTA: 866-979-1694; 5101 IH-35 S, San Marcos, TX 78666

    TEXAS AUTO CENTER: 512-878-0888; 2707 IH-35 S, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.texasautocenter.com


    BANKS


    A+ FEDERAL CREDIT UNION: 512-302-6800; 1204 Thorpe Ln, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.aplusfcu.org

    BANK OF AMERICA: 512-353-5857; 308 E Hopkins Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.bankofamerica.com

    BBVA COMPASS BANK: 512-754-8800; 300 S LBJ Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.bbvacompass.com

    FROST: 512-393-5600; 221 Wonder World Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.frostbank.com

    OZONA NATIONAL BANK: 512-754-2600; 141 W Hopkins St, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.ozonabank.com

    SOUTHSTAR BANK - LOAN PRODUCTION OFFICE: 512-392-0578; 400 Harvey St, San Marcos, TX 78666. https://southstarbank.com


    CHURCHES
    Baptist

    CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH: 512-353-8540; 1906 IH-35 N, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.calvarysanmarcos.com. Hays County Food Bank, www.haysfoodbank.org, a non-profit food pantry (partner with Central Texas Food Bank).

    FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH: 325 W McCarty Ln, San Marcos, TX 78666 Lutheran Church

    FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH: 512-392-2064; 130 W Holland St, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.flcsm.org

    Methodist Church FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: San Marcos, TX 78666

    PROMISELAND CHURCH: 512-878-; 1650 Lime Kiln Rd, San Marcos, TX 78666

    (THE) SPRINGS CHURCH: 421 Springtown Way, San Marcos, TX 78666 Catholic Church

    ST. JOHN'S CATHOLIC CHURCH: 624 E Hopkins St, San Marcos, TX 78666




    CHEATHAM STREET WAREHOUSE: 512-353-3777; 119 Cheatham St, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.cheathamstreet.com. Famous bar and dance hall that launched the careers of George Strait and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Circa 1910. Public dances, medium-small dance space elevated in front of the stage. Wooden Floored. Full bar. Free live music every weekday 5:30-7:00 pm. Major bands with admission fee most Fri & Sat nights.




    BODY BEAUTIFUL SPA: 512-805-0155; 1330 Aquarena Springs Dr, Ste 107, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.bodybeautifulspa.biz

    JOANNA RULEY-GARZA BEAUTY, STYLE AND WELLNESS: 512-644-1271; 322 W Hopkins, Ste 6, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.tranquilodayspa.com

    Dial 911 in emergencies
    EMERGENCIES
    (Police, Fire, EMS/Medical)
    Dial 911


    Crime Stoppers
    CRIME STOPPERS-REPORT ANONYMOUSLY: 1-800-222-8477; or click: Stoppers

    Air Evac : 512-216-6050; 2080 Airport Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.lifeteam.net

    SAN MARCOS/HAYS COUNTY EMS: 512-353-5115; 1305 IH-35 N, San Marcos, TX 78667. www.smhcems.com. Serves San Marcos, Kyle, Mountain City, Hays, Dripping Springs, Henly, Driftwood, Uhland and Niederwald, most of Hays County and portions of Guadalupe County.

    SAN MARCOS POLICE DEPT: Admin: 512-753-2108; 2300 IH-35 S, San Marcos, TX 78667

    SOUTH HAYS FIRE DEPARTMENT: Admin: 512-754-7963; 1401 W San Antonio St, San Marcos, TX 78666-4140. www.southhaysfire.com Fire & Rescue
    • Company 2: 3300 Hilliard Rd, San Marcos, TX 78666
    • Company 3: 8301 RR-12, San Marcos, TX 78666-1979
    • Company 4: Gary Job Corps Center, San Marcos, TX 78666
    SAN MARCOS FIRE DEPARTMENT: Admin: 512-805-2660; 100 Carlson Cr, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.ci.san-marcos.tx.us/departments/fire
    • San Marcos Fire Department: 630 E Hopkins St, San Marcos, TX 78666-6314
    Attention-Emergencies & Disasters DISASTER & EMERGENCY SERVICES: Beyond dialing 911 for emergency services (police, fire, rescue), when a major destructive event occurs (wind damage, flooding, explosion, wildland fire, mass casualty incidents, terrorism, etc.), response services are organized based on the disaster coverage area and severity:
    • EMERGENCY SHELTERS & LOCAL RELIEF SERVICES IN THIS CITY: Depending on local needs and incident circumstances, check with following to determine their open/close status and scope of services (shelter, showers, food, clothing, financial, essential supplies, other) presently offered, and donations (food, clothing, cash, other) they will accept. Their scope can change quickly based on the extent of damage and needs. Local service and information organizations and locations include:
      • City of San Marcos: sanmarcostx.gov/smtxflood. Includes official emergency notifications/alerts.
      • San Marcos Facebook: facebook.com/cityofsanmarcos. Provides regular, rapid news updates.
      • Serve San Marcos: servesanmarcos.com. Matches volunteers and opportunities.
      • San Marcos Volunteers: 512-753-2330; connect@serveSanMarcos.org
      • Hill Country Portal: See full details in church, school and non-profit listings above/below for phone number, address, web, etc. for each organization.
    • MULTIPLE CITY OR COUNTY-WIDE INCIDENTS: See our Portal Profile Page on Hays County for comprehensive information on county-wide resources and contacts.
    • MULTIPLE COUNTY INCIDENTS: See our Portal Focus Topic Page on Emergency Services for comprehensive information on area-wide emergency resources and contacts (Red Cross, TCEQ, Alert Systems, etc.).


    CRISIS HOTLINES: click Hotlines-Emergencies




    QUAIL CREEK GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB: 512-353-1665; 2701 Airport Hwy 21, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.quailcreekgcc.com. Semi-Private, 18 holes, 6424 yds, par 72

    TEXAS STATE GOLF COURSE: 512-245-7593; 1351 Post Rd, San Marcos, TX 78666; www.campusrecreation.txstate.edu/programs/golf.html. Public, 9 holes, 2850 yds, par 34




    LOCAL CITY GOVERNMENT:

    CITY OF SAN MARCOS: 512-393-8000; Municipal Bldg, 630 E Hopkins, San Marcos, TX 78666.
    www.ci.san-marcos.tx.us
    • San Marcos Activity Center: 501 E Hopkins St, San Marcos, TX 78666
    • San Marcos Municipal Airport (HYI): 512-353-2379. San Marcos, 78656. Publicly owned, open to the public. Located 4 mi E of downtown. No tower. Runway: 6330 x 100 ft; AirNav
    • San Marcos Public Library: 512-393-8200; 625 E Hopkins St, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.www.sanmarcostx.gov/library.htm. City operated.
    • San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Adoption Center: See Pets, Vets & Animal Control, below.
    • Community Liaison: 512-753-2310
    • Development Services Dept: 512-393-8147; Municipal Bldg, 630 E Hopkins, San Marcos, TX 78666
    • Engineering And Capital Improvements Dept: 512-393-8130
    • Municipal Court: 512-393-8190; Hays County Government Center, 712 S Stagecoach Trl, Ste #2233, San Marcos, TX 78666
    • Parks & Recreation dept: 512-393-8400; 630 E Hopkins, San Marcos, TX 78666 and Grant Harris Bldg, 401 E Hopkins St, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.sanmarcostx.gov/parks
    • Planning & Zoning Dept: 512-393-8230; Municipal Bldg, 630 E Hopkins, San Marcos, TX 78666
    • Public Services/Utility Dept: 512-393-8310. See Utilities below
    • San Marcos Arts Commission: 512-393-8413
    • Southside Community Center: See listing below
    • Youth Services: 512-393-8283
    • Waste/Recycling Dept: 512-393-8407; www.sanmarcostx.gov/brush
    • Hays County Veterans Memorial: 512-393-8400. Located at the corner of Hopkins St and Riverside Drive. A monument honoring Hays County veterans.

    LOCAL COUNTY GOVERNMENT: See: Hays County Government Offices
    See: Hays County

    STATE GOVERNMENT OFFICES & SERVICES LOCATED IN THIS CITY:

    Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept A.E. WOOD (SAN MARCOS) FISH HATCHERY: Located along the banks of the San Marcos River. This state-of-the-art facility specializes in rearing fingerling sportfish for stocking into more than 300 Texas reservoirs. The staff welcomes the public to visit this educational and informative facility. General hatchery tours are offered to walk-ins at 10a and 2p Mon-Fri. Large groups (10 or more) call to set up a tour time. Manager: Robert Schmid, rob.schmid@tpwd.state.tx.us Location: 507 Staples Road, San Marcos, TX 78666; 512-353-0572; www.tpwd.state.tx.us/fishboat/fish/management/hatcheries. More details on this on our Portal Focus Topic page at: Hill Country Lakes & Parks

    Agrilife Exension Service TEXAS A&M AGRILIFE EXTENSION SERVICE: http://agrilifeextension.tamu.edu. Mission is to improve the lives of people, businesses and communities across Texas and beyond through high quality, relevant education. See full Focus Topic Profile at: AgriLife
    Local: Hays County, 512-393-2120; 1253 Civic Center Loop, San Marcos, TX 78666. http://hays.agrilife.org, Email: hays-tx@tamu.edu Texas Department Of Public Safety

    TEXAS DEPT OF PUBLIC SAFETY (DPS): 512-424-2000; 5805 N Lamar, Austin, TX 78752. www.txdps.state.tx.us. Responsible for statewide law enforcement and vehicle regulation.
    Local: 512-353-2770; 1400 IH-35 N, San Marcos, TX 78666-7235

    TEXAS DEPT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES (TDSHS) - WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN (WIC) PROGRAM: Texas Department Of State Health Services - WIC ProgramHQ: 800-942-3678; 1100 W 49th St, Austin, TX 78756. www.dshs.state.tx.us/wichd
    Nutrition education, breast feeding support and education, WIC foods – infant formula, milk, cereal, cheese, peanut butter, beans, eggs and juice.
    Local WIC clinic: 512-393-8040; 401-C Broadway, San Marcos, TX 78666

    Texas Dept of Transportation- TXDOT TEXAS DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION (TXDOT): 512-463-8588; 125 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78701. www.txdot.gov. Email: asktxdot@txdot.gov. Provides for a safe, reliable, and integrated transportation system that enables the movement of people and goods. Responsible for the design, location, construction, and maintenance of area roadways and aviation.
    Local: 512-282-2113; San Marcos, TX 78666

    TEXAS PARKS & WILDLIFE DEPT (TPWD): 512-288-0895; www.tpwd.state.tx.us. See Parks. Texas Parks & Wildlife DeptProvides technical assistance to landowners in all aspects of native wildlife and habitat management, including game, non-game, and endangered species. Experts available to assist in the preparation of detailed wildlife management plans. Operates state parks. Game warden.
    Local resources: Game Wardens: Michael, James G: 512-497-5186. Offices with Sheriff, 512-393-7808.

    Texas Workforce Commission TEXAS WORKFORCE COMMISSION (TWC) - ALAMO REGION:
    HQ: 512-463-2222; 101 E 15th St, Austin, TX 78778. www.twc.state.tx.us.
    Assists with job referrals, unemployment benefits, child care assistance. Resources, tips & tools to build a stronger Texas workforce.
    Serves Hill Country counties: Bandera, Comal, Gillespie, Kendall, Kerr, Medina
    Texas Workforce Center Of Hays County: 512-392-1291; 202 S C M Allen Pkwy, Ste 3, Box 1269, San Marcos, TX 78666-6327

    FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES & SERVICES LOCATED IN THIS CITY:

    SAN MARCOS AQUATIC RESOURCES CENTER: 512-353-0011; 500 E McCarty Ln, San Marcos, TX 78666. Web. A US Fish & Wildlife Service office. Fish & Wildlife ServiceMission is to seek improved ways to culture fish and maintain high-quality brood stock through science and technology research.

    TEXAS FISH & WILDLIFE CONSERVATION OFFICE: 512-353-0011; 500 E McCarty Ln, San Marcos, TX 78666. Web. A US Fish & Wildlife Service office. Provides technical fish management assistance. Evaluates wild native fish stocks and their habitats, and works to restore habitats and fish populations

    USPS US POSTAL SERVICE (USPS): 800-275-8777; www.usps.com
    Local post office: 512-392-4831; 210 S Stagecoach Trl, San Marcos, TX 78666-9998

    US SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION (SSA): 512-396-3972; 900 Bugg Ln, Ste 200, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.socialsecurity.gov

    STATE & FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES LOCATED ELSEWHERE
    THAT REPRESENT THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY:

    See: State & Federal Offices




    DAY & SEASON HUNTING OPPORTUNITIES:

    See full list of leases for this town at: Hunting & Fishing.


    HOME & RANCH IMPROVEMENT CENTERS, CONSTRUCTION,
    MAINTENANCE, REPAIR SERVICES & SUPPLIES



    AIR CARE TODAY: 512-348-6810; 4730 TX-123, Ste E, San Marcos, TX 78666. http://aircaretoday.com

    BOBKAT AND SON SMALL ENGINE: 512-353-7015; 1430 FM 1978, San Marcos, TX 78666

    GARDEN-VILLE SAN MARCOS: 512-754-0060; 2212 Old RR-12, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.garden-ville.com. Garden Center

    HEART OF TEXAS PINE CO: 512-392-1965; 4538 IH-35 S, San Marcos, TX 78666. Reclaimed wood and Furniture makers

    HERITAGE TREE CARE LLC: 512-921-8452; 12214 Margo Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.txheritagetreecare.com

    LOWE'S: 512-393-3111; 2211 IH-35 S, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.lowes.com

    MCCOYS: 877-542-8986; 1350 IH-35 N, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.mccoys.com

    PLUMBING SAN MARCOS TX: 512-900-7617; 415 N Guadalupe St, Ste 119, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.plumbingsanmarcostx.com

    RELIABLE AIR: 512-396-8183; 4702 Hwy 123 Ste C, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.reliableairtx.com. Heating & AC

    SAN MARCOS AIR CONDITIONING: 512-353-2511; San Marcos, TX 78666. www.smairtx.com

    SELLMAN ENTERPRISES: HQ: 512-312-0002; San Marcos: 512-393-7070. www.sellmansepticservices.com. Septic system pumping, cleaning, repairs, maintenance

    TED BREIHAN ELECTRIC CO: 512-396-3300; 118 S Edward Gary St, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.tedbreihanelectric.com

    TEXAS BARNYARD: 512-805-3335; 6260 IH-35 S, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.thebarnyardtx.com. Small buildings

    TEXAS STATE PLUMBING CO: 512-757-2270; 1517 Aquarena Springs Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.txstateplumbing.net

    TUTTLE LUMBER: 512-392-0151; 228 S Guadalupe St, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.tuttlelumber.com

    WOODS COMFORT SYSTEMS: 512-842-5066; 1902 Dutton Dr, Bldg 1, San Marcos, TX 78666. http://woodscomfortsystems.com


    INSURANCE


    ASSOCIATED INSURANCE AGENCIES: 512-396-4567; 125 Moore St Ste 103, San Marcos, TX 78666

    MEADOWS INSURANCE AGENCY: 512-392-9000; 1904 Old RR-12, San Marcos, TX 78666

    FARMERS INSURANCE - MATT PATTERSON INSURANCE AGENCY INC: 512-387-3225; 222 E Hutchison St, San Marcos, TX 78666

    TEXAS FARM BUREAU INSURANCE: 512-396-2013; 2208 Hunter Rd, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.fbtx-ins.com




    CRYSTAL RIVER INN: 512-396-3739; 326 W Hopkins St, San Marcos, TX 78666. A romantic 1883 Victorian inn and garden complex. Twelve rooms in three buildings surround a garden with roses, fountains, and beautiful old pecan trees. www.crystalriverinn.com

    KNIGHTS INN: 512-353-1303; 801 IH-35 N, San Marcos, TX 78666

    AMERICA'S BEST VALUE INN: 512-396-6060; 1507 IH-35 N, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.bestvalue-inn.com

    BAYMONT INN AND SUITES SAN MARCOS: 512-392-6800; 4210 IH-35 S, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.baymontinns.com

    BEST BUDGET INN: 512-392-3990; 903 IH-35 N, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.bestbudgetinn.com

    BEST WESTERN SAN MARCOS: 512-754-7557; 917 IH-35 N, San Marcos, TX 78666

    COMFORT INN SAN MARCOS: 512-396-5665; 1611 IH-35 N, San Marcos, TX 78666

    COMFORT SUITES: 512-392-1006; 104 IH-35 N, San Marcos, TX 78666

    COUNTRY INN & SUITES: 512-392-8111; 1560 IH-35 S, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.countryinns.com

    CRYSTAL RIVER INN: 888-396-3739; 326 W Hopkins, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.crystalriverinn.com

    DAYS INN SAN MARCOS: 512-353-5050; 1005 IH-35 N, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.daysinn.com

    ECONO LODGE MARCOS: 512-353-5300; 811 S Guadalupe St, San Marcos, TX 78666

    EMBASSY SUITES & CONFERENCE CENTER: 512-392-6450; 1001 E McCarty Ln, San Marcos, TX 78666

    EXECUTIVE INN & SUITES: 512-393-3990; 930 IH-35 N, San Marcos, TX 78666

    GATEWAY INN: 512-754-7766; 921 IH-35 N, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.gatewayinnsm.com

    HAMPTON INN: 800-426-7866; 106 IH-35 N, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.stonebridgehotels.com

    HAMPTON INN AND SUITES SAN MARCOS: 512-754-7707; 106 IH-35 N, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.hamptoninn.com

    HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HOTEL & SUITES SAN MARCOS: 1-866-270-5110; 108 IH-35 N, San Marcos, TX 78666

    HOWARD JOHNSON SAN MARCOS: 512-396-3700; 1601 IH-35 N, San Marcos, TX 78666

    KNIGHTS INN: 512-353-1303; 801 IH-35 N, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.parksidehotels.com

    LA QUINTA INN: 512-392-0324; 1619 IH-35, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.lq.com

    MOTEL 6: 800-466-8356; 1321 IH-35 N, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.motel6.com

    QUALITY INN SAN MARCOS: 512-353-7770; 1433 IH-35 N, San Marcos, TX 78666

    RAMADA LIMITED SAN MARCOS: 512-395-8000; 1701 IH-35 N, Exit 206, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.ramada.com

    RED ROOF INN SAN MARCOS: 512-754-8899; 817 IH-35 N, San Marcos, TX 78666

    RIVER PINE PENSIONE BED AND BREAKFAST: 1-800-508-0091; 1420 River Rd, San Marcos, TX 78666

    RODEWAY INN SAN MARCOS: 512-353-8011; 1635 Aquarena Springs Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666

    STONEBRIDGE HOTELS: 512-805-3770; 106 IH-35 N, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.stonebridgehotels.com

    SUPER 8 MOTEL: 512-396-0400; 1429 IH-35 N, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.super8.com

    TEXAS CASUAL COTTAGES: 512-392-6591; 6555 RR-12, San Marcos, 78666. http://texascasualcottages.com

    Note: Check RV Parks below for availability of cabins, guest houses and other accommodations.


    MEDICAL SERVICES


    BARRIO COMPREHENSIVE FAMILY HEALTH CARE CENTER, INC: 210-233-7000; 1340 Wonder World Dr, Ste 4201, San Marcos TX 78666. www.communicaresa.org. Affordable Health Care Act Application Assistance

    CENTRAL TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER: Directions: 512-353-8979; 1301 Wonder World Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666. Map

    CLINICAL PATHOLOGY LABORATORIES: 512-353-7353; 2000 Medical Pkwy, Ste A, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.cpllabs.com

    CVS PHARMACY: 512-392-7012, 105 Wonderworld Dr, San Marcos, tX 78666. www.cvs.com

    GENTIVA HOSPICE SAN MARCOS: 512-392-9138; 1911 Corporate Dr, Ste 104, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.gentiva.com. Hospice and home health services

    HEART TO HEART HOSPICE: 512-667-6816, 1340 Wonder World Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.hearttohearthospice.com

    HILL COUNTRY MENTAL HEALTH & DEVELOPMENT DISABILITIES (HCMHDD) CENTERS: Crisis Hotline: 877-466-0660; Admin HQ Phone: 830-792-3300; Administrative Headquarters, 819 Water St, Ste 300, Kerrville, TX 78028. http://hillcountry.org. Providing mental health, individual developmental disability, substance abuse, and early childhood intervention services throughout the greater Texas Hill Country, as designated by Texas Dept of State Health Services. Scope of services includes: psychiatric consultation, trauma therapy, veterans services, co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disorders, youth crisis respite, family partner services, peer service, community education, and IDD behavior support. Also includes select programs for a few counties. Counties served: Bandera, Blanco, Comal, Edwards, Gillespie, Hays, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, Llano, Mason, Medina, Menard, Real, Schleicher, Sutton, Uvalde, Val Verde
    • HILL COUNTRY VETERANS’ SERVICES EAST: 512) 392-7155; 1921 Corporate Dr, Ste 103, San Marcos, TX 78666
    • SAN MARCOS HOMESPUN: 888-827-7063; 512-558-2024; 1901 Dutton Dr, Ste D, San Marcos, TX 78667
    • SCHEIB IDD CENTER: Access & Intake: 512-558-2004; Phone: 512-392-7104; 1200 N Bishop, San Marcos, TX 78666
    • SCHEIB MH CENTER: 888-648-3947; 512-392-7151; 1200 N Bishop, San Marcos, TX 78666
    LARRY D. MOLENDA, DDS: 512-392-5845; 310 Stagecoach Trl, San Marcos, TX 78666. https://larrymolendadds.com

    SAN MARCOS DENTAL: 512-396-5225, 1337 Thorpe Ln, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.sanmarcosdental.com

    SAN MARCOS TREATMENT CENTER: 800-251-0059; 120 Bert Brown Rd, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.sanmarcostc.com. Mental health evaluation and treatment to a unique population of impaired adolescents.

    VITALOGY SKINCARE: 512-393-3376; 1320 Wonder World Dr, Ste 108, San Marcos, TX 78666. Dermatology. www.vitologyskincare.com

    WONDER WORLD CENTER FOR CANCER CARE: 512-396-2500; San Marcos, TX 78666


    MISCELLANEOUS GOODS & SERVICES


    A-ARROW BAIL BOND: 830-868-2416; 512-376-2030; 1-888-445-8625; San Marcos, TX 78666. www.arrowbailbondsusa.com

    AIRFORCE TURBINE SERVICE: 512-878-1913; 1911 Corporate Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666

    BARNWOOD ETC: 512-557-2268; 1737 Old RR-12, San Marcos, TX 78666

    BUM'S BILLIARDS: 512-396-1964; 650 E Hopkins St, San Marcos, TX 78666

    CAFE MONET: 512-805-2800; San Marcos, TX 78666. www.cafemonet.org. Paint Your Own Pottery Studio

    EMILY TOMLIN DESIGN: 361-318-5532; 2626 Hunter Rd, San Marcos, TX 78666. http://egftdesign.com

    FIRE STATION STUDIOS: 512-396-1144; 224 N Guadalupe St, San Marcos, TX 78666. Services include: digital recording, mastering, mixing, video and film post-production, CD-ROM, DVD and multimedia authoring, DV editing and audio encoding. www.firestationstudios.com

    JACK BROWN CLEANERS: 512-268-5452; 5401 FM 1626 S, Kyle TX. www.jackbrowncleaners.com

    KBPA 103.5 FM: San Marcos, TX 78666. Emmis Austin Radio Broadcasting Company, L.P. Hits

    KTSW 89.9 FM: San Marcos, TX 78666. Texas State University-San Marcos. Alternative Rock

    KUOL 1470 AM: San Marcos, TX 78666. SM Radio, Inc. Spanish Christian

    KZOS-LP 92.5 FM: San Marcos, TX 78666. City of San Marcos

    KZSM 104.1 FM: San Marcos, TX 78666. Non-profit, sponsorship-based, community radio station

    KRUEGER PHOTOGRAPHY: 512-392-2244; 200 Claremont Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.lovingmemories4u.com

    LITTLE GUYS MOVERS: 512-842-6013; 2260 IH-35 S, #203, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.littleguys.com

    PRINT THIS: 512-878-8128; 307 W San Antonio St, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.printthistx.com. Screen printing & embroidery

    PRIORITY PERSONNEL: 512-392-2323; 226 Wonder World Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666

    RENT-ALLS, INC: 512-353-1633; San Marcos, TX 78666. Party goods and supplies

    (THE) RETREAT AT SAN MARCOS: 512-757-8980; 512 Craddock Ave, San Marcos, TX 78666. https://www.americancampus.com/student-apartments/tx/san-marcos/the-retreat. Student apartments

    ROW: 888-596-4769; 213 W San Antonio St, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.row.net

    SUNSET BOWLING LANES: 512-396-2334; 1304 Hwy 123, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.sunsetbowlinglanes.com

    SUPERFLY'S LONE STAR MUSIC EMPORIUM: 512-392-8030; 202 University Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.lonestarmusic.com

    TEKRESCUE: 512-843-2835; 102 Suttles Ave, San Marcos, TX 78666. https://mytekrescue.com. IT Services

    TEXAS CINEMA STARPLEX 12: 512-805-9000; 1250 Wonder World Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.texascinema.com

    TOUR SAN MARCOS: 888-200-5620; www.toursanmarcos.com

    THIGH HIGH GARDENS: 512-878-; 2070 Lime Kiln Rd, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.thighhighgardens.org. Farm

    UNCLE BOB'S SELF STORAGE: 800-242-1715
    • 1620 IH-35 S, San Marcos, TX 78666
    • 2216 IH-35 S, San Marcos, TX 78666
    WONDER WORLD PARK: 512-392-3760; 1000 Prospect St, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.wonderworldpark.com. A one-of-a-kind Theme Park. Visitors have enjoyed touring the Balcones Fault Line Cave for 105+ years, and now, the park has many other attractions for family fun and entertainment. Enjoy a guided tour and discover the nation's only true example of an earthquake-formed cave deep underground and see up close the devastation of a major quake. Exit by the "Stratavator" and ride high into the sky to the Tejas Observation Tower. Be amazed by the Topsy-Turvy World of the Anti-gravity House where everything is backwards, even water flows up hill! Board the train and splash through the waterfalls of Mystery Mountain on your way to the Texas' largest Wildlife Petting Park (zoo). Educational and fun for ALL ages. Open daily, all weather. Free picnic grounds, shops, restaurant. Located just off IH-35 (Exit 202, Wonder World Dr).

    (THE) UNIVERSITY STAR: 512-245-3487; 601 University Dr, Trinity Bldg, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.universitystar.com. On-line news for San Marcos

    WIMBERLEY CHAIR CO: 512-754-1027; 7312 RR-12, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.wimberleychairs.com




    CALABOOSE AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY MUSEUM: 512-393-8421, 512-353-0124; 512-665-0354; 200 W MLK Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666. Located inside the historic Hays County Jail, built in 1873, the Calaboose offers a look at the roles African-Americans have filled in law, medicine, science, and exploration. Among the displays is a local black-history showcase and an exhibit on the Buffalo Soldiers who helped settle the Texas frontier. www.sanmarcosarts.com

    COMMEMORATIVE AIR FORCE CENTRAL TEXAS WING: 512-396-1943; 1841 Airport Dr, Bldg 2249, San Marcos Municipal Airport, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.cafcentex.com. Vintage military aircraft in the 1943 vintage wooden hangar, and museum. Donation admission.


    NON-PROFIT, PUBLIC SERVICE & SOCIAL SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS


    American LegionAMERICAN LEGION: www.legion.org. A congressionally chartered mutual-aid organization of military veterans founded to benefit those veterans who served during a wartime.
    Local: American Legion Hall 1705, IH-35 N, San Marcos, TX 7866

    AUSTIN RESOURCE CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING (ARCIL): 512-396-5790 or 800-572-2973; 618 S Guadalupe, Ste 103, San Marcos, TX 78666. Provides independent living services to persons with disabilities, their families and communities.
    AMVETS
    AMVETS (American Veterans): www.amvets.org. A non-profit whose mission is to enhance and safeguard the entitlements for all American Veterans who have served honorably and to improve the quality of life for them, their families, and the communities where they live through leadership, advocacy and services.
    Local: Post #0104, 512-396-3073; San Marcos, TX 78666, Richard Cruz Aquarena

    AQUARENA CENTER: 512-245-7570; www.aquarena.txstate.edu. Exhibits explain the springs, and their flora and fauna. Glass bottom boat ride. Bird watching on the "Wetlands Boardwalk" along San Marcos River. Operated by Texas State University

    Central Texas Food Bank CENTRAL TEXAS FOOD BANK: 512-282-2111; 6500 Metropolis Dr, Austin, TX 78744. www.centraltexasfoodbank.org. Charity mission is to nourish hungry people and lead the community in ending hunger. Serves: Blanco, Burnet, Gillespie, Hays, Lampasas, Llano, San Saba, Travis and Williamson counties.
    Local partner: Hays County Food Bank Hays County Food Bank, 220 Herndon St, San Marcos, TX 78666. http://haysfoodbank.org

    CASA of Highland LakesCOURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES (CASA): Texas CASA. A non-profit organization with adult volunteers willing to stand up for an abused or neglected child. A CASA volunteer is appointed by a judge to provide factual information to the court on behalf of a child caught in a difficult legal process. A CASA speaks on behalf of the child’s best interest.
    Local: Volunteers: CASA of Central Texas - San Marcos Office, 512-392-3578; 111 E San Antonio St (Historic Hays County Courthouse, 2nd Floor), San Marcos, TX 78666. www.casacentex.org. Counties served: Caldwell, Comal, Guadalupe, Hays

    CENTRO CULTURAL HISPANO DE SAN MARCOS: 211 Lee St, San Marcos, TX 78666

    Community ActionCOMMUNITY ACTION INC OF CENTRAL TEXAS: http://communityaction.com. Develops opportunities for people and communities to realize their potential. Adult education, Head Start, utility assistance, senior citizens, primary health services, family planning, HIV/AIDS assistance, breast & cervical cancer outreach, prescription assistance, home visiting.
    Local: 512-392-1161; POB 748, 101 Uhland Rd, Ste 107, San Marcos, TX 78666
    Community Action, Inc. Training Center: 512-392-1161 x332; 1633 TX-80, San Marcos, TX 78666. Adult Education Coordinator, Doug Mudd

    COMMEMORATIVE AIR FORCE (CAF), CENTRAL TEXAS WING: 512-396-1943; Located at San Marcos Airport, 1841 Airport Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.cafcentex.org Historic aircraft and vehicles on static display from World War I and II, Aviation Library, Museum, and Gift Shop, all located in hangar at end of Airport Drive. Free admission, donations welcomed. Daughters Of The Republic Of Texas

    DAUGHTERS OF THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS: www.drtinfo.org. Mission is to perpetuate the memory and spirit of our ancestors by encouraging historical research into the earliest records of Texas. Open to those who can trace ancestry to a relative living under the Republic who served in some way.
    Local: Moon-McGehee, www.sanmarcosdrt.org

    DUNBAR RECREATION CENTER: 512-677-9701; 801 Martin Luther King Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666. Map. Hays County Food Bank, www.haysfoodbank.org, a non-profit food pantry (partner with Central Texas Food Bank).

    EDWARDS AQUIFER RESEARCH AND DATA CENTER: Sessoms Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666. Located in the Aquatic Biology building across from Salt Grass Steak House. Note, well water can be tested here.

    FAMILY FOR LIFE: 512-393-9369; 702-B Bracewood Cr, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.family4life.org. Supporting individuals, strengthening families, empowering communities.
    FFA
    FFA (FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA): HQ: Austin, TX. www.texasffa.org. Facebook
    A dynamic youth organization that makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education. An integral part of a systematic, local school-based agricultural science instructional program.
    Local Chapter: San Marcos FFALindsey Nyquist - lindsey.nyquist@smcisd.net ; Tim Sisak - timothy.sisak@smcisd.net ; Brandon Fizer - brandon.fizer@smcisd.net

    GREATER SAN MARCOS YOUTH COUNCIL (GSMYC): 24-hr Crisis Hotline: 1-800-457-0797; Admin: 512-754-0500; POB 1455, San Marcos, TX 78667. Committed to strengthening and stabilizing families. services strive to prevent runaway, truancy and participation in delinquent behaviors. The Youth Council aims to help families and youth learn to resolve crisis, conflicts and develop appropriate coping skills. We support parents in their efforts to resume and maintain parental responsibility. Our shelter provides a structured and nurturing environment to children who have been a victim to abuse or neglect.
    Habitat For Humanity
    HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: https://www.habitat.org. A nonprofit, ecumenical Christian ministry that builds a decent place to live with people in need regardless of race or religion. We welcome volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds.
    Local Habitat: Habitat for Humanity San Marcos, 512-754-8142; http://habitatforhumanitysanmarcos.org. Facebook

    (THE) HAYS-CALDWELL WOMEN’S CENTER (HCWC): Help: 800-700-4292; Ofc: 512-396-3404; San Marcos, TX 78667-0234. www.hcwc.org. Serves victims of family violence, sexual assault and child abuse in Caldwell County and Hays County in central Texas. We strive to create an environment where violence and abuse, regardless of age or gender, is not tolerated in the communities we serve. FREE and CONFIDENTIAL. Our center provides free services to any victim of family violence, elder abuse, sexual assault or child abuse. HCWC is comprised of the McCoy Family Shelter for Women, Men & Children, an outreach counseling center & Roxanne's House for victims of child abuse. HCWC believes that physical, sexual, emotional or psychological abuse of one human being by another is unacceptable and that all abuse diminishes or prohibits the full expression of life and growth that is every person's right.

    HAYS COUNTY WOMENS SHELTER: San Marcos, TX 78666

    Republican Party HAYS COUNTY YOUNG REPUBLICANS: 900 Bugg Ln, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.hayscoyoungrepublicans.org

    HILL COUNTRY EVENT CENTER: 107 Centerpoint Rd, San Marcos, TX 78666

    LADIES STATE CHILI CHAMPIONSHIP OF TEXAS: 512-558-1321; 613 Willow Creek, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.ladiesstate.org . Hold annual event.

    LVW LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS (US): Founded in 1919, the League is a non-partisan, trusted organization that works to promote active, informed participation of all citizens in their government. www.lwv.org. Note, coverage of local elections and candidates is available in a few League locations in the Hill Country, and these are shown at: www.lwvtexas.org. Also see our Portal's focus topic page: Hill Country Voters Guide, at: Guide
    • League Of Women Voters Of Texas: 512-472-1100; 1212 Guadalupe St, #107, Austin, TX 78701-1800. Web; www.vote411.org
    • HAYS COUNTY & SAN MARCOS: Web; Email. Contact: 512-396-4030, Peggy Townes, Margaret Lindsey
    LIONS CLUB: www.lionsclubs.org. A volunteer-based, non-profit, community service organization that aggressively works to donate back to the community to support local, regional, national and international needs. Mission is to empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs.
    Local: San Marcos Lions Club, 512-396-5466; 170 Charles Austin Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666
    Lions Club Tube Rental: 512-396-5466; at San Marcos City Park. Web, Map
    Local: Texas State Lions Club, meets Mon, 7p, at 4th floor LBJ Student Center RM 4-1.6, 601 University Dr

    MAIN STREET PROGRAM: Works to preserve, protect and promote the unique character of downtown through the Main Street Four-Point Approach, which is the foundation of revitalization from cultural and architectural heritage to local enterprises and community pride.

    (THE) MEADOWS CENTER FOR WATER AND THE ENVIRONMENT: 512-245-9200; 201 San Marcos Springs Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.meadowscenter.txstate.edu. Run by Texas State University, it introduces visitors to the lush diversity of the San Marcos Springs and intricate system of waterways. Glass-bottomed boats set out for guided tours of Spring Lake, gazing at the aquatic life and University midterm papers below. Above the springs that bubble up from the bottom, soft shell turtles and bluegill sunfish swim in the clear waters and songbirds survey the sky. Eight endangered species populate the springs, including beetles and two species of salamander. On land, visitors can explore gardens of native Texan plants or a hall of nature exhibit.

    MILITARY VETERAN PEER NETWORK: 512-938-9024; 1921 Corporate Dr, Ste 103, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.milvetpeer.net Optimist International

    OPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL: www.optimist.org. A worldwide voluntary non-profit organization of civic-minded men and women banded together to serve the youth of the community, encourage personal growth and adopt optimism as a philosophy of life.
    Local: Optimist Club

    REDWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER: San Marcos, TX 78666
    Rotary
    ROTARY CLUB: www.rotary.org. Rotary is a worldwide organization of business, professional, and community leaders. Members of Rotary clubs, known as Rotarians, provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.
    Local: Rotary Club Of Greater San Marcos, Cal Marcantel, Pres, 512-925-7664. Holds annual San Marcos Job Fair in mid/late-April.

    San Marcos Chamber SAN MARCOS AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: 512-393-5900, 888-200-5620; 202 N C.M. Allen Pkwy, POB 2310, San Marcos, TX 78667. www.sanmarcostexas.com, main@sanmarcostexas.com

    SAN MARCOS ARTIST' RETENTION AND TRAINING (SMART) ORCHESTRA: 512-497-6581; San Marcos, TX 78666. www.smartorchestra.com. A nonprofit dedicated to serving the Hill Country with free concerts, internships, scholarships, musical training, and more. Annual fundraising Gala in late May.

    San Marcos CVB SAN MARCOS CONVENTION AND VISITOR BUREAU: 888-200-5620, 512-393-5930; Fax: 512-393-5912; 617 IH 35 N, San Marcos, TX 78667. www.toursanmarcos.com; Email: smcvb@sanmarcostexas.com

    SAN MARCOS HOUSING: 820 Sturgeon St, San Marcos, TX 78666

    SAN MARCOS NATURE CENTER: 512-393-8447; 430 Riverside Dr, San Marcos, TX 78667

    SAN MARCOS RIVER FOUNDATION: 512-353-4628; The Price Seniors Center, 222 W San Antonio St, San Marcos, TX 78666. http://sanmarcosriver.org. Mission is to protect public access and preserve the San Marcos River, focusing on protecting the flow from aquifer-fed springs,improving the water quality and protecting the beauty of the area with parks and annual clean-ups.

    SAN MARCOS RUNNERS CLUB: www.sanmarcosrunners.org

    SOUTHSIDE COMMUNITY CENTER: 512-392-6694; 518 S Guadalupe St, San Marcos, TX 78666. http://www.southsidecommunitycenter.org. A non-profit organization based on social concerns. We are committed to improving the living conditions and personal dignity of those in need in San Marcos and Hays County. Programs include: Homeless shelter and food; emergency assistance; housing for low-income and elderly; neighborhood housing improvement; cooperation with other community organizations.
    Texas Farm Bureau
    TEXAS FARM BUREAU: texasfarmbureau.org. A county-wide non-profit providing a political voice regarding agriculture, as well as insurance, financing and education services. "The Voice of Texas Agriculture".
    Local: 512-396-2013; 2208 Hunter Rd, San Marcos, TX 78666.

    TEXAS STATE SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER-SAN MARCOS: 512-245-4686; 601 University Dr, McCoy Hall, Rm 322, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.business.txstate.edu/sbdc. Serves counties in Hill Country: Blanco, Burnet, Hays, Lampasas, Llano, San Saba, Travis, Williamson. Funded by SBA. Works with existing and start-up businesses to help them advance and compete. Services offered include counseling, training, research.
    Toastmasters International
    TOASTMASTERS INTERNATIONAL: 949-858-8255. www.toastmasters.org. A nonprofit educational organization that operates clubs worldwide for the purpose of helping members improve their communication, public speaking, and leadership skills.
    Local: San Marcos, 512-353-0217; Meets Tue 7p at First Lutheran Church, 130 W Holland St, San Marcos. http://sanmarcos.toastmastersclubs.org

    United WayUNITED WAY: www.unitedway.org. A non-profit organization that advances the common good by investing in and developing programs that address needs in education, income/financial stability and health.
    Local: United Way Of Hays County, 512-353-1420; POB 1728, 174 S Guadalupe, Ste 105, San Marcos, TX 78667. www.unitedwayhaysco.org, Local activities include community events such as "Taste of Hays County" and "Sunday Stories".

    VFW VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS (VFW): www.vfw.org. A congressionally chartered organization that works on behalf of American veterans by lobbying Congress for better veterans' health care and benefits; and maintains a nationwide organization of employees and volunteers to assist veterans with their VA disability claims; and donates millions of dollars and hours for community service.
    Local VFW Post: #3413, Maurice T Suttles Post, 512-667-6216; VFW Hall, 1701 Hunter Rd, San Marcos, TX 78666. Meets 3rd Thurs 7p Wiffliff Gallery

    WITTLIFF GALLERY OF SOUTHWESTERN & MEXICAN PHOTOGRAPHY AND SOUTHWESTERN WRITERS COLLECTION: 512-245-2313; Alkek Library, Texas State University. See above.

    Note: Churches, museums, schools and some other non-profits are listed on this page in their own separate category.

    Note: For county-wide non-profits, public service & social service organizations, see: Hays County

    Note: For Hill Country-wide non-profits, public service and social service organizations, see Hill Country Information




    AMKON GENERAL STORE: 512-847-1393; 9315 RR-12, San Marcos, TX 78666. https://www.facebook.com/Amkon-General-Store-170054409677852. Animal Feed Store

    AANIMAL WONDERS PET STORE: 512-392-7387; 1104 Thorpe Ln, Ste T, San Marcos, TX 78666. Facebook

    ANIMAL CARE CENTER OF HAYS COUNTY: 512-754-6333; 2206 Hunter Rd, San Marcos, TX 78666. http://vetcaresanmarcos.com. Veterinarian

    AVAILABLE SAN MARCOS ANIMALS: , San Marcos, TX 78666. www.facebook.com/AvailableSanMarcosAnimals

    BANFIELD PET HOSPITAL: 512-392-6570; 1050 McKinley Place Dr, Ste 300, San Marcos, TX, 78666-6180. www.banfield.com

    BEYOND GROOMING: 512-774-5707; 1254 Hopkins St, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.sanmarcosanimalgrooming.com

    CITY OF SAN MARCOS REGIONAL ANIMAL SHELTER & ADOPTION CENTER: 512-805-2650; 750 River Rd, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.ci.san-marcos.tx.us/index.aspx?page=89. Holds up to 200 animals and receives up to 50 animals per day from throughout San Marcos and Hays County. Kara Montiel, Animals Services Mgr

    CITY OF SAN MARCOS LOST & FOUND ANIMALS: http://rescueconnection.sanmarcostx.gov/RP_LostFound.asp. You can add a lost or found pet here, on-line.

    CRITTER SITTER: 512-753-9565; San Marcos, TX 78666

    EARTH ANGELS PET SUPPLY: 512-392-7387; 1254 Hopkins St, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.earthangelspetsupply.com

    FURRY FRIENDS PET GROOMING: 512-392-0497; 116 Rivas Rd, San Marcos, TX 78666

    FOUR PAWS VET HOSPITAL: 512-396-7297; 8401 RR-12, San Marcos, TX 78666. http://fourpawsvethospital.com

    KINGS HIGHWAY ANIMAL CLINIC: 512-392-5877; 2121 S Old Bastrop Hwy, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.kingshighwayanimalclinic.com

    PET HOMES AROUND CENTRAL TEXAS: 830-401-9984; San Marcos, TX 78666. www.petfinder.com/shelters/TX1122.html. A network of foster homes. No animal shelter facility yet most of our pets have been rescued from area shelters. Pets are fostered in homes of volunteers. Appointments required to meet pets. See list of available pets. Sherri Boyett

    PETOPIA PET SUPPLY, BOARDING & DAYCARE: 512-938-1113; 1254 W Hopkins St, San Marcos, TX 78666. Facebook

    PETSMART SAN MARCOS: 512-392-5959; 1050 McKinley Place Dr, #30, San Marcos, TX 78666. http://stores.petsmart.com/1423. Pet Supply Store

    PETS & MOORE BOARDING AND GROOMING: 512-754-7387; 3006 FM 621, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.petsandmoore.com

    PREVENT A LITTER (PALS): 512-754-7257; POB 401, San Marcos, TX 78667. PreventaLitter.com; Facebook. Helps people and the pets they love. PALS saves pets' lives through spay/neuter, pet pantry, community cats and education programs.

    SAN MARCOS PET SITTING: 512-755-1868; 705 Smith Ave, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.sanmarcospets.com. Pet Sitter

    SAN MARCOS REGIONAL ANIMAL SHELTER: 512-805-2650; 750 River Rd, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.ci.san-marcos.tx.us/index.aspx?page=91, Facebook. Map. City operated by Marshall's Office. An open admission animal shelter accepts lost and owner surrendered animals from all cities within Hays County, never turning animals away for any reason.

    SAN MARCOS VETERINARY CLINIC: 512-392-7107; 1980 Old RR-12, San Marcos, TX 78666. http://sanmarcosvetclinic.com

    SPRINGTOWN VETERINARY HOSPITAL: 512-353-2717; 415 Springtown Way, San Marcos, TX 78666. http://springtownvet.com

    TICKLE BLAGG ANIMAL HOSPITAL: 512-353-1871; 1100 TX-80, San Marcos, TX 78666. http://tickleblagg.com

    WILLIAMS-SEBBY VETERINARY CLINIC: 512-396-1996; 150 Quail Run Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666. http://williams-sebbyvetclinic.vetstreet.com

    Note: See separate listing sections for horses, riding, equestrian, and other care.




    GIFTED QUILTER: 512-754-3467; 1917 Dutton Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666. Tue-Fri 10a to 5:30p, Sat 10a to 4p. Owner: Jeanye Pearce-Labaya. Specializing in: Fabrics, Patterns, Notions, BOM Programs, Classes and a unique selection of gift products and cards. Come by and enjoy down home country hospitality, where our complimentary coffee is always hot and our fresh brewed tea is always cold and "Our Family" is always eager to help you with your first project, or your 100th. www.giftedquilter.com

    PEACHMAKERS: 512-847-5247; 15395 RR-12, San Marcos, TX 78676. M,W-S, 10:30a-5p. Owner: GB Khalsa/Jote Khalsa. Specializing in: quilting supplies books classes.




    BARNARD, JOEL & ASSOCIATES REAL ESTATE: 512-396-4580; 300 S C.M. Allen Parkway, San Marcos, TX 78666

    CENTURY 21 EXCELL TEAM: 512-353-3311; 302 W Hopkins, Ste 1, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.wesellsanmarcos.com

    COLDWELL BANKER FIRST NATIONAL: 800-447-7113; 1224 Hwy 123, San Marcos, TX 78666

    CARBAJAL & ASSOCIATES: 512-392-2438; 125 N Guadalupe, #201, San Marcos, TX 78666-5677

    CARSON PROPERTIES: 512-392-3322; 302 W Hopkins St, #1, San Marcos, TX 78666-4465

    CENTRAL TEXAS PROPERTIES: 512-396-4794; 323 W Hopkins, San Marcos, TX 78666-4403

    CENTURY 21 EXCELL TEAM: 512-353-3311; 302 W Hopkins, Ste 1, San Marcos, TX 78666

    COUNTY LINE REAL ESTATE: 512-353-2929; 1403 Harris Hill Rd, San Marcos, TX 78666-8813

    DAVID ELLIOTT: 512-396-5858; 1414 RR-12, San Marcos, TX 78666-2916

    ENDSLEY & ASSOCIATES REAL ESTATE: 512-353-8600; 1508 Aquarena Springs Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666

    GREAT LOCATIONS REALTY - SALES & RENTALS: 512-878-2233; 1515 Aquarena Springs Dr, Suite 103, San Marcos, TX 78666

    HART PROPERTIES: 512-392-2100; 325 E Hopkins, San Marcos, TX 78666-5716

    HINDLE PROPERTIES: 512-754-9160; 2607 N Bishop, San Marcos, TX 78666-2568

    HURT REAL ESTATE GROUP: 512-392-3355; 2108 Hunter Rd, Ste 102, San Marcos, TX 78666

    JIM MCCROCKLIN & ASSOCIATES: 512-392-3351; 1503 Aquarena Springs Dr, S, San Marcos, TX 78666

    KELLER WILLIAMS: 512-757-5177; 306-B N Edward Gary, San Marcos, TX 78666

    LONE STAR REAL ESTATE: 512-878-2758; 1505 IH-35 S, San Marcos, TX 78666

    LONE STAR REAL ESTATE GROUP: 512-557-3288; 102 Wonder World, Ste 301, San Marcos, TX 78666

    MILLECAM REAL ESTATE: 512-396-8070; 401 S LBJ Dr, #B, San Marcos, TX 78666-6819

    RANDALL MORRIS & ASSOCIATES: 512-353-1776; 333 Cheatham St, San Marcos, TX 78666-6911

    RE/MAX PLATINUM REAL ESTATE: 512-396-5582; 814 N Loop St, San Marcos, TX 78666

    RE/MAX SAN MARCOS: 512-353-6500; 102 Wonder World Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666

    RONDA A REAGAN PROPERTIES: 512-396-9001; POB 1925, San Marcos, TX 78667-1925

    SAN MARCOS REAL ESTATE CO: 512-396-2020; 1517 Aquarena Springs Dr, #A, San Marcos, TX 78666-7261

    SKILES & ASSOCIATES: 512-353-3232; 100 N Edward Gary, #A, San Marcos, TX 78666-5740

    TUTTLE LAND & CATTLE CO: 512-396-2394; 16910 Hwy 123, San Marcos, TX 78666

    VANCE J ELLIOTT REALTY GROUP: 512-353-3002; 1330 Aquarena Springs Dr, #105, San Marcos, TX 78666-7241

    WILLIAMSON COMPANY REALTORS: 512-392-3920; 219 N Comanche, San Marcos, TX 78666-5642

    WISE, JAMES K REAL ESTATE INC: 512-396-8400; 124 N Edward Gary, #204, San Marcos, TX 78666-5704


    RESTAURANTS-DINING-BEVERAGES-ENTERTAINMENT


    ALTMEYER & LEWIS BREWING COMPANY: 512-667-9537; 15898 TX-123, San Marcos, TX 78666. http://altmeyerlewisbrewing.com

    AQUABREW: 512-353-2739; 150 S LBJ Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.aqua-brew.com. Brewpub

    (THE) BARFISH LOUNGE: 866-620-6667; 141 E Hopkins St, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.barfishlounge.com

    BIKINI'S SPORTS BAR & GRILL 512-396-2337; 1437 IH-35 N, San Marcos, TX 78666

    BLACK RABBIT SALOON: 866-620-6667; 127 E Hopkins St, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.blackrabbitsaloontx.com

    BREWSTERS'S PIZA: 512-847-3299; 9595 RR-12, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.brewsterspizza.com. Brewpub. See Wimberley Brewing Company below.

    CENTERPOINT STATION: 512-392-1103; 3946 IH 35 S, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.centerpointstation.com

    CHILI DOG STAND: 512-376-0900; 1140 Invasion St, San Marcos, TX 78666. Facebook

    CHILI'S GRILL & BAR: 512-754-7420; 102 IH-35 N, San Marcos, TX 78666

    CHUCK DEUCE BBQ: 512-216-8530; 128 S Guadalupe St, San Marcos, TX 78666. Facebook

    CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY STORE: 512-353-4122; 4321 IH-35 Frontage Rd, San Marcos, TX 78666. locations.crackerbarrel.com

    DIRTY DOGS: 512-667-6766; 221 N Guadalupe St, San Marcos, TX 78666. sinnersandsaintssmtx.com. Restaurant

    DOMINO'S PIZZA: 512-392-3030; 350 N Guadalupe St #150, San Marcos, TX 78666

    DOS GATOS KOLACHE BAKERY: 512-392-1444; 700 N LBJ Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.dosgatoskolaches.com

    FUSCHAK'S PIT BAR-B-Q: 512-353-2712; 1701 IH 35 S, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.fuschaksbbq.com

    GARCIA'S: 512-353-0099; 403 S LBJ Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666

    GARCIA'S: 512-392-7600; 1917 Dutton Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666

    Gil's Broiler & The Manske Roll Bakery GIL'S BROILER &
    THE MANSKE ROLL BAKERY:
    Gil's Broiler & The Manske Roll Bakery


    512-392-4595; 328 N LBJ Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666
    Web: http://manskeroll.com. Hill Country Reporter: Video
    For mouth watering burger specials, you can rely on the oldest restaurant in the area.
    Home of the famous Manske Roll

    GILL'S FRIED CHICKEN-HOPKINS: 512-353-3911; 714 E Hopkins St, San Marcos, TX 78666. Facebook

    (THE) GREEN PARROT: 512-396-4259; 124 N LBJ Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666

    GUMBY'S PIZZA & WINGS: 512-754-8629; 411 North Guadalupe St, San Marcos, TX 78666. gumbyssanmarcos.com

    HAYS CO. BAR-B-QUE AND CATERING: 512-392-6000; 1612 IH-35 S, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.hayscobbq.com

    I DON'T KNOW BAR: 512-396-1964; 650 E Hopkins St, San Marcos, TX 78666. Facebook

    ITALIAN GARDEN: 512-392-8730; 415 LBJ Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666. http://italiangardensmtx.com

    JACK'S ROADHOUSE: 512-392-3340; 1625 Hunter Rd, San Marcos, TX 78666. Facebook

    JO ON THE GO: 512-353-4880; 312 University Dr, Ste B, San Marcos, TX 78666. wFacebook. Coffee shop

    JO'S CAFE: 512-878-8448; 310 Mary St, San Marcos, TX 78666. Facebook

    KENT BLACK'S BARBECUE: 512-878-0795; 510 Hull, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.kentblacksbbq.com

    KIVA LOUNGE & BAR: 512-392-3031; 202 N LBJ Dr, Ste A, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.kivalounge.com

    KOBE JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE: 512-396-7200; 515 Springtown Way, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.kobe-aztx.com

    LITTLE CAESARS PIZZA: 512-754-5700; 1023 TX-80, San Marcos, TX 78666

    MAMACITA'S RESTAURANT: 512-353-0070; 1400 Aquarena Springs Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666

    MANA'S RESTAURANT: 512-392-4068; 807 Alabama St, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.manasrestaurant.com

    (THE) MARC: 512-757-5443; 120 E San Antonio, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.themarcsm.com. Entertainment venue

    MIDDLETON BREWING CO: 512-847-3435; 101 Oakwood Loop, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.middletonbrewingllc.com. Small Belgian style brewery and tap room. General home brew information, home brew supplies, books, spices

    MR. BIGOTES TACOS: 956-832-2532; 312 E Hopkins St, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.mrbigotes.com

    MOCHAS AND JAVAS: 512-353-5282; 102 Wonder World Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.mochasandjavas.com

    NEPHEWS SAN MARCOS: 100 N Guadalupe St, San Marcos, TX 78666. Facebook. Bar/nightclub

    PAPA JOHN'S PIZZA: 512-392-4422; 216 E Hopkins St, San Marcos, TX 78666

    PATTY WAGON: 512-413-9891; 312 E Hopkins St, San Marcos, TX 78666. Facebook. Trailer food

    PIE SOCIETY: 512-805-8900; 700 N LBJ Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.piesmtx.com. Pizza Restaurant

    PIEOLOGY PIZZERIA GUADALUPE STATION: 512-757-8571; 301 N Guadalupe, Ste 155, San Marcos, TX 78666

    PIZZA HUT: 512-396-3696; 900 Bugg Ln, #113, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.pizzahut.com

    PLUCKERS: 512-754-9464; 105 IH-35 N, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.pluckers.com. Chicken wings

    (THE) PORCH: 512-392-9824; 129 E Hopkins St, San Marcos, TX 78666. Facebook

    RAILYARD BAR & GRILL: 512-392-7555; 116 N Edward Gary St, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.railyardbarandgrill.com

    REDBUD ROASTERS: 512-667-6881; 169 S LBJ Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.redbudroasters.com. Coffee shop

    ROOFTOP ON THE SQUARE: 512-910-5720; 126 S Guadalupe St, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.rooftoponthesquare.com. Bar, nightclub

    (THE) ROOT CELLAR CAFE, BREWERY, BAKERY & CATERING: 512-667-6120; 142 N LBJ, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.rootcellarcafe.com

    ROSIE'S PIZZA: 512-754-5200; 1318 TX-123, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.rosiespizzatogo.com

    SEAN PATRICK'S IRISH PUB N' TEXAS GRUB: 512-393-7310; 202 E San Antonio St, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.seanpatrickstx.com

    SHADE ROOFTOP PATIO BAR: 866-620-6667; 127 E Hopkins St, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.shaderooftop.com

    SHOWDOWN: 512-392-7282; 207 E Hutchison St, San Marcos, TX 78666. Facebook

    SMOOTHIE WARRIORS: 512-392-7388; 330 N LBJ Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.smoothiewarriorssanmarcostx.com

    SPINNER'S PIZZA & BAKERY: 512-878-392-5696; 206 W San Antonio St, San Marcos, TX 78666

    ST. PITA'S: 512-392-7182; 312 E Hopkins St, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.stpitas.com. Trailer food

    STONEWALL WAREHOUSE: 866-620-6667; 141 E Hopkins St, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.stonewallwarehouse.com. Gay bar

    SUNNY'S PIZZA: 512-392-7437; Hughson Heights, 507 Craddock Ave, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.sunnyspizza.com

    TAXI’S PIANO BAR: 512-392-3031; 202 N LBJ, Ste A, San Marcos, TX 78666

    VALENTINO'S PIZZA: 512-396-8888; 110 N LBJ Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.valentinossm.com

    VILLA FRESH ITALIAN KITCHEN: 512-392-2279; 3939 IH-35, San Marcos, TX 78666

    WAKE THE DEAD COFFEE SHOP: 512-754-9253; 1432 Old RR-12, San Marcos, TX 78666. http://wakethedeadcoffeehouse.net

    WIMBERLEY BREWING COMPANY: 512-847-3299; 9595 RR-12, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.wimberleybrewingcompany.com. Also includes Brewster's Pizza, plus beer making supplies

    YOGURT IN LOVE: 512-392-2997; 102 Wonder World Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666. yougurtinlovesmtx

    ZELICKS: 512-757-8787; 336 W Hopkins St, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.zelickssmtx.com. Icehouse


    RETAIL SHOPPING


    ACADEMY SPORTS + OUTDOORS: 512-558-5300; 550 Barnes Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.academy.com

    BEST BUY: 512-878-392-8778; 1050 McKinley Pl Dr, #280, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.stores.bestbuy.com

    BOBCAT VAPORZ & E-HOOKAH LOUNGE: 512-667-7966; 118 S LBJ Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.vapeshopsanmarcos.comElectronic cigarettes

    CAVENDER'S: 512-805-8210; IH-35, Exit Evers, San Marcos, TX 78666

    CENTERPOINT STATION: 512-392-1103; 3946 IH-35 S, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.centerpointstation.com. Boutique

    DIANNE FLACK FURNITURE: 512-396-8040; 2609 IH-35 S, San Marcos, TX 78666. http://flackfurniture.com

    DOLLAR GENERAL: 512-213-0391; 202 Porter St, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.dollargeneral.com

    DOLLAR TREE: 512-392-6830; 1050 McKinley Place Dr Ste 100, San Marcos, TX 78666-6178. https://www.dollartree.com

    DIRECT TOOLS FACTORY OUTLET: 512-392-5223; 4015 IH-35 S, San Marcos, TX 78666. FB

    HAYS CO OUTFITTERS: 512-749-1514; 105 E Hopkins St, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.grueneoutfitters.com

    JAMES AVERY JEWELRY: 830-353-0037; San Marcos Outlet Malls, 3941 IH-35 S, an Marcos, TX 78666. www.jamesavery.com

    PRIME SHOPPING OUTLETS: 512-396-2200; 800-628-9465; 3939 IH-35 S #900; San Marcos, TX 78666. San Marcos is the largest outlet shopping destination in Texas! Additionally, the center is the 3rd most visited tourist attraction in Texas and was ranked the 3rd Best Place to Shop in the world as seen on ABC's "The View". With more than 10 million visitors a year from all over the world, it is a true shoppers haven with over 130 luxury and popular American brand names.www.primeoutlets.com/locations/san-marcos.aspx

    SAM'S CLUB: 512-392-1963; 1350 Leah Ave, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.samsclub.com

    TANGER SHOPPING OUTLETS: 512-396-7446; 4015 IH-35 S, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.tangeroutlet.com/sanmarcos

    TEXAS WESTERN WEARHOUSE: 512-667-6440; S IH-35 S, Ste 200, San Marcos, TX 78666. http://texaswesternwearhouse.com. Clothing

    TRACTOR SUPPLY CO: 512-754-6222; 935 TX-80, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.tractorsupply.com

    TRENDS & TRADITIONS: 512-392-7236; 1917 Dutton Dr, Ste 100, San Marcos, TX 78666. http://trendsandtraditionsboutique.com. Boutique

    VAPE SHOP: 512-392-4525; 2626 Hunter Rd, Ste 101, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.vapeshopsanmarcos.com. Electronic cigarettes

    WALMART SUPERCENTER #404-SAN MARCOS: 512-353-0617; 1015 TX-80, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.walmart.com




    RV PARKS & CAMPGROUNDS:

    BLIND SALAMANDER RV PARK: 512-392-1512; 2025 N Old Bastrop Hwy, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.blindsalamanderrvpark.com

    CANYON TRAIL RV RESORT: 888-616-35406; 050 IH-35 S, San Marcos, TX 78666

    LESIURE RESORT: 800-248-4103; TX-80 & FM-20, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.leisureresort.net

    PECAN PARK RIVERSIDE RV & CABINS: 512-396-0070; 50 Squirrel Run, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.pecanpark.com

    PLUM CREEK RV CAMPGROUND: 512-396-8300; 24800 IH-35 S, Kyle/San Marcos, TX 78640. Web

    RIVERBEND PARK: 512-353-1968; 79 Holt Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666-8095

    SAN MARCOS RIVER RETREAT: 512-392-6171; 444 Pecan Park Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.SanMarcosRiverRetreat.com

    SAN MARCOS SPRINGS RV PARK: 512-878-6980; 1334 IH-35 N, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.mile206.com

    RV SALES, SERVICES & PARTS:

    STONES CAMPER SALES: 512-353-8244; 2001 IH-35 Frontage Rd, San Marcos, TX 78666. Web. Truck caps and covers


    SCHOOLS


    SAN MARCOS BAPTIST ACADEMY: 512-353-2400; 2801 RR-12, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.smabears.org. Includes a physical challenge course available to the public.

    HAYS CONSOLIDATED INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT: www.hayscisd.net
    • Blanco Vista Elementary School: 512-268-8506; 2951 Blanco Vista Blvd, San Marcos, TX 78666. (Grades PreK-5). www.hayscisd.net/BVES
    HENRY BUSH CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER: 512-396-3533; 722 S McKie St, San Marcos, TX 78666

    PRESBYTERIAN PARENT COOPERATIVE PRESCHOOL (PPCP): 512-353-8325; San Marcos, TX 78666. www.ppcpkids.org. State-licensed cooperative. San Marcos High School

    SAN MARCOS CONSOLIDATED INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT: 512-393-6700; 501 S LBJ Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.smcisd.net. Mascot: "Rattlers". UIL: Conf 6A
    • Bonham Prekindergarten: 512-393-6031; 1225 Hwy 123, San Marcos, TX 78666. Web
    • Bowie Elementary: 512-393-6200; 4020 Monterrey Oak, San Marcos, TX 78666
    • Crockett Elementary: 512-393-6400; 1300 Girard St, San Marcos, TX 78666
    • De Zavala Elementary: 512-393-6250; 600 FM 621 DeZavala Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666
    • Doris Miller Middle School: 512-393-6660; 301 Foxtail Run, San Marcos, TX 78666
    • Hernandez Elementary: 512-393-6100; 333 Stagecoach Trl, San Marcos, TX 78666
    • Mendez Elementary: 512-393-6060; 1805 Peter Garza Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666
    • Miller Middle School: 301 Foxtail Run, San Marcos, TX 78666
    • Owen Goodnight Middle School: 512-393-6550; 1301 State Hwy 123, San Marcos, TX 78666
    • Phoenix Academy: 512-393-6864; 500 W Hutchison, San Marcos, TX 78666
    • Rebound Disciplinary Alternative Education Program: 512-393-6932; 500 W Hutchison, San Marcos, TX 78666. Web
    • San Marcos High School: 512-393-6800; 2601 Rattler Rd (E McCarty Ln), San Marcos, TX 78666. Web. Rattlers
    • Travis Elementary: 512-393-6450; 1437 Post Rd, San Marcos, TX 78666
    • Note: San Marcos High School Performing Arts Center: 2601 E McCarty Ln, San Marcos, TX 78666
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    TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY: 512-245-2111; 601 University Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666; (18,822); Founded in 1899, opened in 1903 as Southwest Texas Normal School. On the hill north and east of the square, on 11 acres. www.txstate.edu





    AQUATIC SCIENCES ADVENTURE CAMP: 512-245-2329; San Marcos, TX 78666. www.eardc.txstate.edu/camp.html. Coed, ages 9-15, at Texas State Univ, includes aquatic biology, water chemistry, rafting, tubing, scuba, snorkeling, swimming.




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    LOCAL UTILITY PROVIDERS:

    BLUEBONNET ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE: 800-842-7708; 24/7 Outage Phone Number: 800-949-4414. www.bluebonnetelectric.coop. Service Area. Mostly they serve E of IH-35. Within Hill Country, only San Marcos is in their service area.

    Centerpoint Energy CENTERPOINT ENERGY: HQ: 800-427-7142; Report a Gas Leak: 888-876-5786. www.centerpointenergy.com. Electrical and piped natural gas services. Service area from Austin to San Antonio along IH-35 in the Hill Country (and beyond, SE to the Gulf Coast). Service Coverage Map. Nearest service office: Kyle, 512-392-6672

    CITY OF SAN MARCOS, UTILITIES: 512-393-8407; 512-393-8010

    CITY OF SAN MARCOS, ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND THE HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION CENTER: 512-393-8407; www.sanmarcostx.gov/brush

    CRYSTAL CLEAR: 830-372-1031

    GREEN GUY RECYCLING: 512-353-3266; 937 TX-80, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.greenguyrecycling.com. Recycling & Waste Management

    PEC PEDERNALES ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE (PEC): www.pec.coop. A Texas non-profit corporation owned by its members, the largest electric cooperative in the country, coves 8,100 square miles, 214,000 members, with assets over $1 billion.
    HQ, Connections & Service Startup: 1-888-554-4732
    PEC Emergencies, Service Interruptions & Marking of Underground Utility Lines (open 24x7): 1-888-883-3379
    Local Office: 512-392-1068; 900 Bugg Ln, San Marcos, TX 78666>

    SMEU: 512-393-8313

    TEXAS DISPOSAL SERVICE: San Marcos, TX 78666. Residential trash and recycling pickup

    MAXWELL WATER SUPPLY: 512-357-6253

    HILL COUNTRY-WIDE UTILITY PROVIDERS:

    For Hill Country area utility service providers (electric, gas, water, sewer, trash),
    telecom providers (land lines, cellular service, TV, internet), and related services (package delivery, newspaper, etc.), click: Utilities & Telecom




    THREE DUDES WINERY: 512-392-5634; 125 Old Martindale Rd, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.threedudeswinery.com


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