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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.

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Afternoon shadows shed new light on photograph that kissed World War II goodbye

For the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, a team of astronomers from Texas State University has applied its unique brand of celestial sleuthing to the iconic image.

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Price Center, CTMC offer free weekly series on ‘active aging’

The Price Center will host a weekly interactive health and wellness program presented by Central Texas Medical Center’s CREATION Health Institute beginning next month.

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Disney’s ‘Enchanted’ up next in San Marcos outdoor movie series

After being rained out last week, the city of San Marcos’ Movies in Your Park series continues with “Enchanted” at sunset Tuesday, June 23 in San Marcos Plaza Park.

Monday, June 15th, 2015

Expecting rain, San Marcos cancels ‘Annie’ in the park

11:13 a.m. TUESDAY, JUNE 16 | Anticipating the likelihood of rain borne by Tropical Storm Bill, city of San Marcos officials this morning cancelled the screening of “Annie” and this rest of this week’s Movies...

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