The City of San Marcos is located between the Austin and San Antonio metro areas and as of 2016, has an estimated population of 61,980. San Marcos is the seat of Hays County and home to Texas State University.
The mission of the City of San Marcos Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is to build, sustain and improve the capability of the citizens to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate natural and man-made disasters. San Marcos OEM uses the CAPCOG Regional Notification System to notify residents about specific emergencies and community information. Cell phone users must register at WarnCentralTexas.org to receive the notification system’s messages by phone, email and text. For the most up-to-date information about City of San Marcos operations, monitor city social media on Twitter, @CityofSanMarcos, or Facebook, www.facebook.com/CityofSanMarcos. Additionally, updates will be posted on the city’s website at SanMarcosTX.gov. City disaster recovery information will be posted online and will also be available on the City municipal television station (Spectrum Channel 10 and Grande Channel 123-16). Residents needing emergency assistance should call 911 and not post requests or send messages to County social media accounts.