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Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Traces of anxiety drugs may make fish act funny

Scientists at a Swedish university are publishing a study in Science magazine that maintains exposing perch to traces of the anti-anxiety drug benzodiazepine had an observable effect on the fish. The drug levels mimicked those found in downstream from a wastewater treatment plant.

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Lazy Oaks Ranch gets preliminary okay from city council

MERCURY PRO | A measure that lays the groundwork for a 1,750-home subdivision on the former Storey-Robinson Ranch breezed through San Marcos City Council on Tuesday.

Monday, January 7th, 2013

San Marcos council okays Cape’s Camp park, apartments

The San Marcos City Council on Monday approved a developer's request to build 306 student apartment units on a prime piece of riverfront property at Interstate 35 and River Road. The package includes donation to the city...

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.

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Scientists ask Scott to take back development comment

Two Texas State University professors are disavowing a San Marcos council member's contention that their research indicates responsibly developed land can improve the quality of water runoff into the San Marcos River.

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Why the ‘Sun God’ was banned from Texas State

He was banned from campus during the great Frisbee fracas of 2012, but the Sun God of Sewell Park vows to rise again. It’s a hot August afternoon on campus, and Frisbee Dan is tossing discs as...

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

City angling to buy Cape’s Camp for park; preps for November vote

The San Marcos City Council on Tuesday strongly signaled interest in buying Cape's Camp, part of the largest undeveloped tract of land on the San Marcos River within the city limits. If talks with the seller are...

Monday, July 9th, 2012

Video: River scavenger looks for lost treasure

ROBERT SCHMID, who manages the Texas Parks & Wildlife fish hatchery in San Marcos, is a serial scavenger, constantly scouring the river for lost treasure and trash.

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Suspects arrested for vehicle burglaries near Stokes Park

San Marcos police and park rangers arrested two suspects in connection with multiple vehicle burglaries that occurred Sunday afternoon in the 600 block of Cape Road near Stokes Park.

Sunday, June 10th, 2012

Photos: Texas Water Safari racers battle the wilds

We'll post photos here from the epic 280-mile Texas Water Safari down the San Marcos and Guadalupe Rivers to the Texas coast. The San Marcos-to-Seadrift slog kicked off Saturday morning.

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