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Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

In Central Texas, bats rule the roost as a tourist attraction

Texas is home to some of the largest bat colonies in the U.S., and 13 of them are located in Central Texas. Mexican free-tailed bats dominate the Texas skies in comparison to other species. More than 31 other species of bats live in the Lone Star State.

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Louie’s to host anniversary beer release party for Little Guys Movers

Little Guys Movers’ San Marcos branch is throwing a party to release a new craft beer created in honor of the Denton-based company’s 25th year in business.

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Price Center to host next ‘4th Flea’ market this weekend

Outdoor and indoor vendor space is available for rent at 4th Flea, a community flea market held monthly at The Price Center downtown. The next market is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 22.

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Wittliff Collections to open Sandra Cisneros archive with symposium

Texas State University will host a scholarly symposium on the works and career of Sandra Cisneros on Saturday, April 29 at The Wittliff Collections.

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

‘Blanco River’ author to celebrate book launch in Kyle

KYLE — Author Wes Ferguson and sponsoring editor Andrew Sansom will celebrate the launch of a new book, The Blanco River, on Saturday, April 8 in Kyle.

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Texas State Opera Theatre stages Mozart’s ‘The Marriage of Figaro’

Texas State University’s Opera Theatre will present Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro” Thursday, March 2 through Sunday, March 5.

Monday, February 27th, 2017

‘Memories From My Duffel Bag’ exhibit honors veterans at Alkek

An exhibit featuring war memorabilia collected by the veteran population at Texas State University has been put on show on the first floor of the Alkek Library.

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Program invites lovers to send valentines from Kissing Alley in downtown San Marcos

Last Valentine’s Day, downtown San Marcos was named one of the most romantic downtowns in America by the National Trust of Historic Preservation and Main Street America.

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Poet Ada Limón to hold reading, signing at Wittliff Collections, Porter House

Author Ada Limón will hold readings and book signings at Texas State University’s Wittliff Collections in San Marcos on Thursday, Feb. 2, and at the Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center in Kyle on Friday, Feb. 3.

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Commissioners observe bicentennial birthday of Hays County’s namesake

The Hays County Commissioners Court and Hays County Historical Commission on Tuesday celebrated the upcoming bicentennial birthday of the county’s namesake, Col. John Coffee Hays.

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