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Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Families asked to remove unsanctioned ‘personal items’ from city cemetery

The city’s parks department, cemetery commission and staff will begin a major cleanup of the San Marcos City Cemetery the first full week of October, removing items from burial places that do not conform to city rules or that have become unsightly.

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Video: City releases ‘Life at 72 Degrees’ into the wild

“San Marcos River: Life at 72 Degrees,” an eight minute long web video produced by the city and Keep San Marcos Beautiful, aims to raise awareness of the delicacy and beauty of the San Marcos River among...

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Bobcat Stadium to host next film in outdoor movie series

Texas State University’s Bobcat Stadium will host the next installment in the city of San Marcos’ annual summer movie series, the 1993 sports film “Cool Runnings.”

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

Henry + the Invisibles kicks off outdoor concert series

Henry + the Invisibles will headline the first installment in this year’s Keep San Marcos Beautiful Spring Concert Series on Thursday, April 7 at San Marcos Plaza Park, 401 E. Hopkins St.

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

El Camino Real to host city’s first park party of the year

The city of San Marcos Parks & Recreation department will begin its 2016 Party in Your Park series 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19 at El Camino Real Park, 401 Cottonwood Parkway.

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Country music star foots the bill for San Marcos neighborhood skatepark

San Marcos residents celebrated the opening of a new skatepark in the East Guadalupe neighborhood on Friday, a project funded by country music singer-songwriter Kip Moore’s charity for disadvantaged children.

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Future of Cape’s Dam, Thompson’s Islands on San Marcos council agenda

Wading into a battle that has divided the San Marcos River’s most passionate defenders, the San Marcos City Council is scheduled to begin deliberation tonight on whether to dismantle Cape’s Dam.

Monday, August 17th, 2015

Dunbar Park to host back-to-school bash on Friday

San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department is bringing Party in Your Park to Dunbar Park, 801 W. MLK Drive, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21.

Monday, July 20th, 2015

San Marcos offers grant program to encourage murals citywide

The city of San Marcos is offering grants and design assistance to artists in an effort to encourage placement of murals on private property throughout the city.

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

San Marcos to relive ‘The Goonies’ adventures with outdoor park screening

“The Goonies,” the 1985 adventure comedy written by Steven Spielberg, will be featured next in the Movies in Your Park summer outdoor movie series on Tuesday, July 21.

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