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Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

San Marcos to play host to next Texas Water Symposium

San Marcos will play host to the next installment of the ongoing Texas Water Symposium at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 at the LBJ Teaching Theater at Texas State University.

Monday, January 12th, 2015

Explore this panoramic fish’s-eye view of Spring Lake

A Seattle-based tech startup has stitched together high-resolution surface-level and underwater photographs of Spring Lake to create a panoramic model of the San Marcos River’s spring-fed headwaters.

Friday, June 28th, 2013

The transformation of Aquarena Springs

How a beloved, decaying theme park became a world-class nature center.

Monday, December 31st, 2012

A second life for Winn’s Aquarena ‘morning glories’

Decisions over what to do with art that has outlasted its function can be difficult and expensive. They can also lead to unexpectedly appropriate uses for old art.

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

Eye Of The Dog Art Center
hosting local music, art sale

Eye of the Dog Art Center, 405 Valley View West Road, will host their annual holiday home show and sale November 24- 25 with a variety of activities, music and artworks.

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

With Aquarena fading quickly into history, documentary remembers the magic

With the dismantling of the Sky Spiral just a few days ago and the removal of the submarine theater structures from Spring Lake in late May, little remains of Aquarena Springs Amusement Park, one of the state’s...

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Photos: Massive crane removes Spring Lake submarine

Contractors working for the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers on Thursday used an 1,800-ton crane to remove the old submarine theater from Spring Lake.

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Prehistoric bones discovered at Spring Lake

Prehistoric human remains were found in San Marcos during a construction project about a month ago. The bones are probably from a single individual, said Texas State archaeologist Jon C. Lohse.

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Substation outages knock out power in parts of San Marcos

Two San Marcos electric substations were knocked out simultaneously at about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, leaving parts of the city without electricity for about an hour and a half.

Monday, June 13th, 2011

Student dies in fall from Aquarena tower

A Texas State University student died Sunday morning after falling from the Sky Spiral tower at the Aquarena Center on the university campus.

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