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Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

San Marcos Arts Commission honors advocates

The San Marcos Arts Commission honored individuals and groups who have contributed to the arts in San Marcos at its annual arts advocacy reception last month at Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos.

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

City restoring Cephas House

The city is restoring the historic home of Ulysses Cephas, a blacksmith and community leader at the turn of the 20th Century, with the goal of making it a focal point in the Dunbar Historic District.

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

San Marcos council still deciding on city manager

Following a public meeting with the three city manager finalists and a two-hour executive session Wednesday, the San Marcos City Council didn't make a decision as to who will be the city's next chief executive officer. The...

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

Old First Baptist Church supporters hope for community center

San Marcos city officials say the old First Baptist Church on MLK Drive is unsafe and out of compliance with the law. Supporters of preserving the old building say they're working on bringing the building into compliance,...

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

San Marcos council gives first pass to neighborhood commission

San Marcos City Councilmembers passed the first reading for the creation of a neighborhood commission Tuesday night, though they heard opposition from the Council of Neighborhood Associations (CONA).

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

San Marcos celebrated as ‘Texas Treasure’

The First Lady's Texas Treasure Award designates towns in Texas that strive to preserve the history and authentic Texas sense of place. San Marcos was recently selected as a "Texas Treasure" by Texas First Lady Anita Perry.

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

San Marcos celebrated as 'Texas Treasure'

The First Lady's Texas Treasure Award designates towns in Texas that strive to preserve the history and authentic Texas sense of place. San Marcos was recently selected as a "Texas Treasure" by Texas First Lady Anita Perry.

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

Ollie Giles subject of ‘Voices of Hays County’

The spunky and charming Ollie Giles is the subject of the "Voices of Hays County" video to be shown at Jackson Chapel on Sunday. "Voices of Hays County" is an ongoing project of the Hays County Historical...

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

Ollie Giles subject of 'Voices of Hays County'

The spunky and charming Ollie Giles is the subject of the "Voices of Hays County" video to be shown at Jackson Chapel on Sunday. "Voices of Hays County" is an ongoing project of the Hays County Historical...

Friday, February 26th, 2010

The Weekend: Music, history and art just like downtown

The weekend has so much music to see that you'll be as confused as a novice Olympic curling observer. But we have suggestions, because there is some extraordinary music going on.

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