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Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

The Alamo plays host this weekend to Texas Independence Day commemoration

Visitors can “Remember the Alamo” this weekend with interactive living history programming and special events to commemorate the 180th anniversary of the siege and battle of the Alamo.

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Get into the (western) swing of things with dance lessons at the Price Center

The city of San Marcos’ Main Street program and the Price Center are offering western swing dance lessons during March in advance of the 24th Annual Swing on the Square festival in early April.

Friday, February 19th, 2016

LBJ Museum event offers ‘sneak peak’ at ‘Lady Bird: An Opera’

Texas State University performers will preview an original opera based on the life of Lady Bird Johnson as part of the LBJ Museum of San Marcos’ spring lecture.

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Claremont Trio headlines Texas State’s International Concert Series

The well-travelled Claremont Trio will perform at Texas State University on Tuesday, Feb. 23 as part of the School of Music’s International Concert Series.

Friday, February 12th, 2016

Novelist Leslie Jamison to hold readings in San Marcos, Kyle

Author Leslie Jamison will hold readings and book signings at Texas State University’s Wittliff Collections on Thursday, Feb. 25 and at the Katherine Anne Porter Literacy Center on Friday, Feb. 26.

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

Belvin Street Historic District plays host again to colorful Mardi Gras parade

The Krewe of Okeanos Mardi Gras Parade will wend its way through the heart of San Marcos’ historic Belvin Street residential district this weekend, beginning at noon Saturday, Feb. 6.

Saturday, January 2nd, 2016

‘Bee Czar,’ Austin billionaire team up to rescue pollinators

One of the world’s richest people is behind an Austin nonprofit that relocates and preserves hives

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Texas State students, researchers survey the stars at Supple observatory

San Marcos residents don’t have to travel light-years away to see the stars. The university’s observatory is opened to the public for two hours most Wednesday nights.

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Wristbands for Sights & Sounds of Christmas festival now on sale

The 29th Annual Sights & Sounds of Christmas will be held Dec. 2-5 at San Marcos Plaza Park, 206 N. CM Allen Parkway.

Saturday, November 21st, 2015

Linklater’s ‘Boyhood’ next up in ‘Made in San Marcos’ series

As part of its ongoing “Made in San Marcos” series, the San Marcos Cinema Club will host a screening on Monday of “Boyhood,” director Richard Linklater’s artfully wrought coming-of-age story.

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