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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.

Friday, September 25th, 2015

Letter: Removing Cape’s Dam ‘a risky gamble’

ALFRED L. McALISTER, a UT School of Public Health professor, writes that ‘prompt action is needed to prevent injury in the highly dangerous water around the breaches in Capes Dam’

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Letter: No one is ‘omniscient’ about best option for Cape’s Dam

In a rebuttal to commentary we published last week, University of Texas biology professor MOLLY CUMMINGS writes that the San Marcos City Council should “take advantage of the wealth of local scientists that have different perspectives on...

Friday, September 18th, 2015

Commentary: Don’t let professor’s sloppy work obscure the facts about Cape’s Dam removal

THOMAS HARDY, the Meadow Center’s chief science officer, says there is ‘no credible scientific evidence’ that removing Cape’s Dam will harm wildlife in the San Marcos River as a University of Texas biology professor dramatically asserted this...

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Letter: Destroying Cape’s Dam = Destroying critical habitat

MOLLY CUMMINGS, an University of Texas biology professor, writes that the San Marcos City Council should not rely on a Texas State University biology professor’s findings that removing historic Cape’s Dam will not harm the San Marcos...

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.

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Texas State’s Sansom honored as ‘champion of the Gulf’

Andrew Sansom, executive director at The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University, has been named "Harte’s Heroes: Champions of the Gulf" by Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Harte Research Institute for Gulf of...

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Commentary: How to save Texas’ crumbling parks

ANDREW SANSOM, who leads the San Marcos-based Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, writes in support of proposed legislation that would “firmly dedicate future appropriations of the sporting goods sales tax exclusively to state and local...

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Aquarena’s historic glass-bottom boats to undergo restoration

The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment’s historic fleet of wooden glass-bottom boats at Texas State University are receiving a makeover, both cosmetically and functionally so that visitors can continue a 70-year Spring Lake tradition.

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.

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