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Monday, February 27th, 2017

Proposal would keep Texas cities from restricting short-term home rentals

Senate Bill 451 would prevent Texas cities from banning or restricting short-term home rentals. Austin, San Antonio and Fort Worth are among the cities that have enacted such restrictions.

Friday, January 13th, 2017

San Marcos to dedicate newest mural, funded with hotel tax revenue

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 artists Chase Hayles and Kelsey Huckaby.

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Texas wine, beer tasting to benefit Hays County womens’ league

Quail Creek Country Club will play host this month to a Texas wine and beer tasting held each year as a fundraiser for the League of Women Voters of Hays County.

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Schlitterbahn founder Bob Henry dies at 89

NEW BRAUNFELS — Robert Ray Henry, the 89-year-old founder of Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts, died late Monday

Monday, August 29th, 2016

San Antonio beer tour organizer adds San Marcos to itinerary

San Antonio-based Craft Cruiser will offer a monthly tour of three breweries in the San Marcos area beginning this fall.

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

San Marcos P&Z approves alcohol permit for dine-in movie theater

San Marcos-based EVO Entertainment Group won approval this week of a permit to serve alcohol at its new six-screen, dine-in movie theater. The facility is scheduled to open this fall in a repurposed former Target store.

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Local microbreweries lined up for first downtown Brew Hop

The San Marcos Main Street program has released the list of microbreweries whose products will be featured at the first ever Brew Hop craft beer tasting in downtown San Marcos on April 1.

Friday, January 15th, 2016

Could San Marcos land the Oakland Raiders? ‘A natural play,’ officials say

A sports insider’s report that Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis owns property between San Antonio and Austin has sparked media speculation that the San Marcos area could be in the running to host a National Football League...

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

San Marcos designated ‘film friendly’ city

The city of San Marcos has been designated a “Film Friendly Community” by the Texas Film Commission, joining a long list of cities in Texas that support artistic expression on the silver screen.

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Thwarted by Sunset Acres homeowners, Hooters execs look to different location

Following an episode in which city officials approved a bar permit for a new Hooters and then withdrew approval five weeks later, the Atlanta-based restaurant chain is looking at a different property about a half-mile up the...

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