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Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

City to dedicate new mural at Crook Park

The mural, titled “Currents” by artist Mateo Jáimes, is the second in a series to be created throughout San Marcos. The murals are located in high visibility areas that have previously been magnets for graffiti.

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Sheriff announces ‘zero tolerance’ for parking violations near rivers

On the eve of Labor Day weekend, the Hays and Caldwell sheriff offices say they will rigorously enforce parking restrictions at popular staging points east of San Marcos. for tubers and other water-bound tourists.

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Mishap spills 15,000 gallons of raw sewage into the river

An estimated 15,000 gallons of raw sewage poured into the San Marcos River yesterday morning after construction workers broke a 20-inch-diameter wastewater main near Thompson’s Islands.

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Tuber drowns on crowded stretch of San Marcos River

The body of Tychicus Foston, a 20-year-old Lake Jackson area resident, was pulled from the river Sunday afternoon, a day after he disappeared from a flotilla.

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

San Marcos River tubing outfitter denied permit for outdoor music festival

Managers of tubing outfitter Cool River Ranch, a 220-acre riverside playground between San Marcos and Martindale, are rushing to scale down plans for a July 4 weekend music festival after they missed a permit application deadline.

Monday, May 5th, 2014

San Marcos introduced to big audience on Times Square big screen

A 15-second video promoting the San Marcos area as an inviting place to live and work is airing 18 times a day through mid-July on a 520-square-foot Jumbotron in the technicolor canyons of Times Square in New...

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Behold: The beautiful, heartbreaking ruins of Aquarena Springs

On the surface, the park's attractions seemed almost random. Where else could you visit a replica Spanish mission, cruise the skies in a European-style gondola, play tic-tac-toe with a chicken, watch a pig swim and gaze upon...

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

San Marcos celebrates inaugural Texas Wild Rice Festival this weekend

Texas State University will play host to the inaugural Texas Wild Rice Festival April 11-12 in Sewell Park.

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Plan to preserve San Marcos, Comal springs honored by the feds

A plan meant to balance the needs of the Edwards Aquifer's 2 million water users with those of threatened species will receive a national award Thursday, but the state's severe drought could hinder the proposal's success

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

Salamander wins contest for city’s new manhole covers

New storm drain covers for the city of San Marcos and Texas State University will be imprinted with the likeness of a salamander, the winning design from a local contest sponsored by the city and university.

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