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Melanie Howard

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

City plans $3M nature center at Purgatory Creek

The City of San Marcos is planning to build a new multi-million dollar nature center in the Purgatory Creek Natural Area, near the Wonder World Drive extension. City officials said the present nature center at Riverside Drive and Interstate-35 will remain open.

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)...

Monday, July 6th, 2009

River woes include drought, litter

Not only is spring flow in the San Marcos River slowing down during drought, but the hot summer is drawing litter - tied to alcohol consumption - to popular locations like the Rio Vista Falls.