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FROM STAFF REPORTS

The city of San Marcos will dedicate the newest mural project at 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 19. The mural, titled “The Electric Juice Progression,” was designed and painted by Chase Hayles and Kelsey Huckaby.

Located at 810 North LBJ Drive on a retaining wall in front of the Vintage Pads apartment complex, the mural brings life and color to a wall previously painted a monotonous, drab gray.

Since fiscal year 2015, the San Marcos City Council has appropriated $35,000 annually for its mural arts program.

The mural program is administered by the city council-appointed arts commission, which is also overseeing a new effort to place the first of ten 7-foot-tall mermaid sculptures around town. The city’s permanent art program is funded at $125,000 this year.

Both the murals and permanent art programs are paid for by hotel occupancy tax revenue, estimated at $4,044,036 this year.

For information, contact the city’s recreation programs manager Lisa Morris at 512-393-8409.

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