About San Marcos

San Marcos Tanger Outlet Mall

Voted as the Official Best Outlet Mall in Texas-2010 by Media USA, if you love to shop then you must include a trip to Tanger Outlet-San Marcos as part of your Texas travel plans! Tanger Outlet in San Marcos features more than 100 of the world’ s most popular brand name and designer outlet stores.



Texas State University

The Texas State campus is as diverse as the students who live and learn here. Our hilly campus is home to 225 buildings. Some, like Old Main, are as old as the university itself. Others, such as McCoy Hall and the Mitte Complex, are cutting-edge facilities.



Texas Music Theatre

Devoted to music and musicians, Texas Music Theater features all-new state-of-the-art digital sound and lighting and acoustics – with a mission to provide the highest-quality experiences for music makers as well as the thousands of audience members.



San Marcos River

Swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving in the crystal clear San Marcos River are very popular recreational activities in San Marcos. Tubing, canoeing, and kayaking are also great ways to enjoy the river, and there are several beautiful campgrounds downstream of San Marcos.



Power Olympic Outdoor Center

Leading a variety of whitewater and flatwater kayaking and canoeing programs geared toward providing irresistible fun for everyone! No matter your age or abilities you will enjoy the personal attention from their skilled instructors.



Aquarena Center

Aquarena Center is an educational center in San Marcos, Texas dedicated to the preservation of the unique archeological and biological resources of Spring Lake. It is managed on behalf of Texas State University–San Marcos by the Texas River Systems Institute located in the Texas Rivers Center. The site is further home to the Texas Stream Team, a volunteer program dedicated to monitoring the water quality of freshwater systems through the state.


Wimberly Glass Works

Wimberley Glassworks is located in the heart of scenic Texas Hill Country. Just like the items found at WGW, a visit to the gallery is unique, offering guests an entertaining learning experience. Visitors can observe the thrilling glass blowing process and then shop in the gallery for their very own piece of hand blown art glass.


Dick’s Classic Garage

Dick’s Classic Garage is a part of the Central Texas Museum of Automotive History. Founded in 1980, both museums are dedicated to the preservation and display of the history of the automobile.



Cheatham Street Warehouse

You might hear a Texas State University student who’s on the verge of becoming one of the biggest names in music, which is what happened after George Strait played his first shows here in 1975. Or you might hear a kid who struggles to fill up clubs in Austin, but later becomes so huge that the city erects a statue in his memory, which is what happened after Stevie Ray Vaughan started playing every Tuesday night in the early 1980s.


Wonderworld Park

A one-of-a-kind Theme Park, known as the 1st show cave in Texas. Visitors have enjoyed touring the Balcones Fault Line Cave for over 105 years, and now, the park has many other attractions for family fun and entertainment.



Three Dudes Winery

Three Dudes Winery overlooks the crystal clear waters of the San Marcos River and offers a great place to experience the finest of Texas wines in a relaxed, peaceful atmosphere. Our tasting room and gift shop are open 7 days a week.




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Hays Tax Information

The Tax Assessor-Collector is the constitutional office directed to assess and collect all ad valorem tax accounts as identified and valued by the Hays County Central Appraisal District. The Hays County Tax Office also collects property taxes for all other taxing jurisdictions. For the State of Texas, the office collects beer, wine, and liquor licensing fees as well as fees for titles and registration of trailers and motor vehicles.