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Friday, June 5th, 2015

Hays County, San Marcos parks begin to re-open after floods

Which parks and natural areas are open — and which remain closed — in San Marcos and Wimberley following Blanco River floods.

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.

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Authorities looking for suspects who stabbed, ran over man near Sewell

San Marcos police investigators are asking for help identifying people who stabbed a man near Sewell Park early April 20 and then ran over him with a car while he lay bleeding on the sidewalk.

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...

Friday, September 7th, 2012

Video: Whiling away the summer at Sewell

School is back in session but summer days still burn slowly for student who hanging out at Sewell Park, the lazy Texas State University hangout on the banks of the San Marcos River.

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Verbatim: Local people on proposed San Marcos parks rules

We're spending the next seven days — every day until the San Marcos City Council votes April 3 on new parks rules — asking folks out by the river what they think of the proposals.

Monday, February 8th, 2010

Spring Lake water protection moves forward

Three local entities -- San Marcos, Hays County and Texas State -- recently formalized their intention to cooperate on a protection plan for the Upper San Marcos Watershed, including Spring Lake. Texas State River Systems Institute (RSI)...

Friday, September 4th, 2009

Bobcats look for hammer in football opener

As the Texas State Bobcats open their season Saturday, hopes are high that the season will go at least as well as last year. And that the opener will go much better.

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

Sewell Park drowning victim identified as Texas State student

Tam Minh Tran was swimming in the river at Sewell Park on the Texas State campus when he disappeared from sight.

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

Sewell drowning victim identified

Tam Mhin Tran, a 24-year-old mathematics junior, was identified as the man who drowned at Sewell Park on March 20.

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