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Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Plan to preserve San Marcos, Comal springs honored by the feds

A plan meant to balance the needs of the Edwards Aquifer's 2 million water users with those of threatened species will receive a national award Thursday, but the state's severe drought could hinder the proposal's success

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Drought leaves Guadalupe tubers, business high and dry

Averaging 70 degrees year round, the Guadalupe River lures Texans to its banks every summer to float. Outfitted with the most tubing companies of any river in the state, vendors are up front about what to expect.

Monday, June 17th, 2013

Aquatics camp offered for kids

Students aged nine through 15 are eligible to partake of the Aquatic Sciences Adventure Camp offered by Texas State's Edwards Aquifer Research and Data Center.

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.

Sunday, June 10th, 2012

Map: Texas Water Safari live standings

As of 8 p.m. Monday, 20 boats had reached Seadrift with 91 still in the running and 24 dropouts. Track the boats by GPS with this nifty map.

Saturday, June 9th, 2012

Interactive: Texas Water Safari 2012

Keep up with the latest videos and photos from the epic 260-mile Texas Water Safari down the San Marcos and Guadalupe Rivers to the Texas coast. Use hashtags #texaswatersafari and #txwatersafari to share your photos and video.

Friday, August 5th, 2011

San Marcos council members ponder utility rate increases

Under the city’s proposed fiscal year 2012 budget, the average residential customer could expect a $4.21 increase for the three city-provided utility services — $1.94 more for water service; $1.15 more for wastewater; and $1.12 more for...

Saturday, August 7th, 2010

Body of young San Marcos man recovered from Guadalupe River

Travis Janik, 22, disappeared while tubing with friends late Thursday. The San Marcos Area Recovery Team found his body this afternoon, nearly 43 hours after he went missing.

Friday, June 12th, 2009

Texas Water Safari begins Saturday

The Texas Water Safari, or "the world's toughest boat race," will take place Saturday, June 13, starting at 9 a.m. from Texas State's Aquarena Center.

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

San Marcos meets water conservation goals

San Marcos water users didn't just meet, but exceeded, municipal water conservation goals set by the city and state for 2008.

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