San Marcos starts cleanup of City Cemetery

Cemetery in San Marcos (KXAN Photo/Lauren Lanmon)
Items at the San Marcos City Cemetery (KXAN Photo/Lauren Lanmon)

SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) — If you haven’t had a chance to remove personal items from the San Marcos City Cemetery, you might have missed your opportunity.

Beginning Monday, and through the first full week of October, the city will spend time tidying up the cemetery and removing items from burial sites that do not conform to city cemetery rules. All items that are removed will be held for 30 days behind the maintenance shop at the cemetery in case family members want to pick up their items.

The city says all monuments placed in areas of the cemetery other than the Dixon Addition, Section I, must be granite, marble, bronze, or other stone material of permanent nature approved by the Cemetery Commission and must have a reinforced concrete base. Whereas, all markers in the Dixon Addition, Section 1 must be flat bronze or granite, no wood or other materials are permitted.

Fresh cut flowers are allowed but must be removed within two weeks or when they become unsightly. Artificial flowers are also allowed but need to be removed when they become unsightly. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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