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Friday, June 18th, 2010

City parks board looks at alcohol ban in parks

The city's parks board is processing legislation that would extend the city's ban on alcohol in parks to Rio Vista Park, City Park and other parks in the city system. The matter has not reached the city council.

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

San Marcos gears up to celebrate Juneteenth

A cake walk, a parade, a charity cook-off and more are all scheduled as San Marcos prepares to celebrate Juneteenth this weekend. On June 19, 1865, Union troops arrived in Galveston to announce and enforce the Emancipation...

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Armed Forces center going up in San Marcos

Houston-based construction firm Satterfield & Pontikes has begun building a United States military complex on 19 acres on the south side of Clovis Barker Road in San Marcos, less than a mile from Interstate-35. The San Marcos...

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Run with Moe: Getting runners to the race

Now that the weather is cooling down, it's a busy time of the year for competitive runs. Moe Johnson talks about what race organizers face trying to attract runners.

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

Run with Moe: Big month of races

October is the month of months for runners in the San Marcos area, for every weekend features a major local running event.

Friday, September 4th, 2009

City closes 'dog beach'

Bacterial counts of 1,600 colonies per 100 milliliters have led City of San Marcos health officials to close the so-called "dog beach" on the San Marcos River across from City Park.

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

Run with Moe: Cooler weather, more races to come

If the August heat has made training difficult, hang in there. This edition of "Run with Moe" tells of numerous races coming up for the cooler weather in September and October.

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Leadership San Marcos to build basketball court

Leadership San Marcos has announced that it will restore a basketball court at City Park for its annual civic project.

Friday, May 15th, 2009

Lions Club tube rental to reopen on Saturday

The San Marcos Lions Club Tube Rental will open for the summer season in temporary quarters at City Park on Saturday, May 16 after a devastating fire destroyed their concession facilities on April 27.

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

Charles Austin Drive to close for lighting

Much of Charles Austin Drive will close from Friday until next Tuesday so crews can install new stadium lighting at Texas State's baseball/softball complex.

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