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Saturday, February 6th, 2016

Belvin Street Historic District plays host again to colorful Mardi Gras parade

The Krewe of Okeanos Mardi Gras Parade will wend its way through the heart of San Marcos’ historic Belvin Street residential district this weekend, beginning at noon Saturday, Feb. 6.

Saturday, January 2nd, 2016

‘Bee Czar,’ Austin billionaire team up to rescue pollinators

One of the world’s richest people is behind an Austin nonprofit that relocates and preserves hives

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Texas State students, researchers survey the stars at Supple observatory

San Marcos residents don’t have to travel light-years away to see the stars. The university’s observatory is opened to the public for two hours most Wednesday nights.

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Wristbands for Sights & Sounds of Christmas festival now on sale

The 29th Annual Sights & Sounds of Christmas will be held Dec. 2-5 at San Marcos Plaza Park, 206 N. CM Allen Parkway.

Saturday, November 21st, 2015

Linklater’s ‘Boyhood’ next up in ‘Made in San Marcos’ series

As part of its ongoing “Made in San Marcos” series, the San Marcos Cinema Club will host a screening on Monday of “Boyhood,” director Richard Linklater’s artfully wrought coming-of-age story.

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Contemporary dance pieces presented in Choreographers’ Showcase

The Division of Dance at Texas State University will present Choreographers’ Showcase, an eclectic variety of dance performances by current Texas State students on Nov. 12-13 at Jowers Dance Studio, 700 Aquarena Springs Drive.

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Texas State honors LBJ and his landmark Higher Education Act

Fifty years later, university officials came together to celebrate the day Texas State’s most famous alumnus signed the Higher Education Act. The guest list included Luci Baines Johnson, youngest daughter of former U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson.

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Four months after flood, homes still sought for displaced pets

In Wimberley, shelters are still struggling to house lost pets resulting from the Memorial Day weekend flood along the Blanco River.

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

‘Bernie’ back in court today for infamous 1996 murder

As the 19th anniversary of Marjorie Nugent's murder looms, her killer, Bernhardt "Bernie" Tiede II, returns to an East Texas courtroom Tuesday where attorneys will spar in advance of a new sentencing hearing that will determine whether...

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Downtown Award nominees announced by San Marcos Main Street program

The city of San Marcos’ Main Street program has announced finalists for its annual Downtown Awards, chosen by popular vote from more than 900 community nominations.

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