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Monday, April 20th, 2015

Aquarena’s historic glass-bottom boats to undergo restoration

The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment’s historic fleet of wooden glass-bottom boats at Texas State University are receiving a makeover, both cosmetically and functionally so that visitors can continue a 70-year Spring Lake tradition.

Monday, January 12th, 2015

Explore this panoramic fish’s-eye view of Spring Lake

A Seattle-based tech startup has stitched together high-resolution surface-level and underwater photographs of Spring Lake to create a panoramic model of the San Marcos River’s spring-fed headwaters.

Monday, May 5th, 2014

San Marcos introduced to big audience on Times Square big screen

A 15-second video promoting the San Marcos area as an inviting place to live and work is airing 18 times a day through mid-July on a 520-square-foot Jumbotron in the technicolor canyons of Times Square in New...

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Behold: The beautiful, heartbreaking ruins of Aquarena Springs

On the surface, the park's attractions seemed almost random. Where else could you visit a replica Spanish mission, cruise the skies in a European-style gondola, play tic-tac-toe with a chicken, watch a pig swim and gaze upon...

Friday, June 28th, 2013

The transformation of Aquarena Springs

How a beloved, decaying theme park became a world-class nature center.

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Clear Springs Apartments scheduled for demolition

Clear Springs Apartments, the only riverfront apartment development in San Marcos, will be vacated after the end of the semester and eventually demolished.

Monday, December 31st, 2012

A second life for Winn’s Aquarena ‘morning glories’

Decisions over what to do with art that has outlasted its function can be difficult and expensive. They can also lead to unexpectedly appropriate uses for old art.

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Texas State to announce ‘transforming’ major gift

Texas State University officials are ginning up anticipation for what they describe as the announcement of a major donation scheduled for Friday.

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Photos: Massive crane removes Spring Lake submarine

Contractors working for the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers on Thursday used an 1,800-ton crane to remove the old submarine theater from Spring Lake.

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Public input sought on more wild-rice regulation

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will hold initial scoping meetings and take public comment on the potential designation of a segment of the San Marcos River as a new State Scientific Area to protect federally...

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