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Friday, July 10th, 2015

Federal aid to Hays County flood victims tops $6.8M

Residents of Blanco, Caldwell and Guadalupe counties have so far received an additional $1.5 million in housing and other FEMA assistance.

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Public housing residents struggle to find homes after historic flood

Many public housing residents are struggling to find their footing after flood damage prompted the San Marcos Housing Authority to vacate at least 96 homes for repairs.

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Tube rental, shuttle fee could fund law enforcement on San Marcos River

Revenue from the fee — statutorily capped at $3 per person — would be used to fund law enforcement and cleanup efforts on the river in Caldwell and Guadalupe counties.

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Austin software engineer drowns while training for Texas Water Safari

A 30-year-old Austin man training for the Texas Water Safari drowned Sunday afternoon in the rain-swollen San Marcos River near the Martindale Dam.

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.

Friday, December 26th, 2014

New officers emerge from GBRA board shuffle

A Kendall County engineer will preside over the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority’s board of directors beginning Jan. 1 following a reorganization of officers initiated this month.

Monday, December 1st, 2014

Santa’s landing at CTMC inaugurates Sights & Sounds festival

Trading his sleigh for a more modern mode of air travel, Santa Claus will arrive in San Marcos by helicopter Wednesday afternoon to official kick off the annual Sights & Sounds of Christmas festival.

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Community to dedicate Children’s Park mural, sculpture

The city of San Marcos will host a public ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22 to dedicate a recently completed mural on the restrooms at Children’s Park, 205 S. CM Allen Parkway.

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Victory Gardens meeting to address public works project stalled for nearly 10 years

City engineers and consultants will update residents this week on major reconstruction of streets and utilities in the Victory Gardens neighborhood, a project delayed year-after-year for nearly a decade.

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