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Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Hays County Historical Commission looking for old photos of early Kyle

The Hays County Historical Commission will collect historical images of the city of Kyle during a photo roundup event 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27 at Kyle City Hall, 100 Center Street.

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Vintage aircraft will crown Central Texas skies to commemorate victory in WWII

The Commemorative Air Force Central Texas Wing based at San Marcos Regional Airport will be center stage this weekend for a regional celebration of the 70th anniversary of final victory in World War II.

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Santa Claus(es) scheduled for early visit to local children impacted by flood

The Lone Star Santas Convoy of Toys will greet families, pose for photos and hand out gifts to kids between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Aug. 15 at Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos, 211 Lee Street,...

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

New candy shop makes downtown San Marcos even sweeter

Candy Sweets Treats opened its doors on 241 N. LBJ Drive with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Aug. 1. The store will provide San Marcos residents with a variety of unique confections, owner Leanne Latham said.

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

Arts commission award honors keepers of San Marcos culture

The San Marcos Arts Commission is calling for nominations for an annual award honoring individuals or organizations that have substantially enriched the community’s cultural and artistic life.

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.

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

Behold: These aerial photos make the Texas Water Safari look like a tranquil river outing. It is not.

Less than 24 hours into Texas Water Safari 2015, team 150 — the Texas Flood — leads the pack of 71 paddlers still in contention for the raw 265-mile river race from San Marcos to Seadrift. Six...

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

Dripping Springs, Texas’ new wedding capital, greets gay couples

When Austinites Tavanya Wright and Amber Gregg got engaged last spring, the two women weren't expecting to be able to get legally married in Texas. Now, their ceremony in October will be recognized by the state —...

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Where to see July 4 fireworks in Hays, Caldwell counties

Central Texas will celebrate July 4 with parties and parades, festivals and fireworks spread over three days.

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