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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.

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

City to dedicate new mural at Crook Park

The mural, titled “Currents” by artist Mateo Jáimes, is the second in a series to be created throughout San Marcos. The murals are located in high visibility areas that have previously been magnets for graffiti.

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

San Marcos celebrates inaugural Texas Wild Rice Festival this weekend

Texas State University will play host to the inaugural Texas Wild Rice Festival April 11-12 in Sewell Park.

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

Salamander wins contest for city’s new manhole covers

New storm drain covers for the city of San Marcos and Texas State University will be imprinted with the likeness of a salamander, the winning design from a local contest sponsored by the city and university.

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.

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...

Monday, September 20th, 2010

City task force issues river access recommendations

A city-created river recreation task force has issued its recommendations for river access restrictions, hoping their implementation will insulate local water users from state restrictions. The task force offered advice on areas ranging from dogs and litter...

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Task force could ask city to restrict river access

A city task force could ask the San Marcos City Council to restrict access to the San Marcos River during periods of low flow. Otherwise, according to task force members, a state program could force such restrictions...

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Waste water project links to Windemere

Facing occasional instances of sewage flowing down San Marcos streets as some residents fume that a proposed wastewater line to fix the problem may encourage more houses over aquifer recharge land, the City of San Marcos is...

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

State planning could close river for rec use

The decline of Texas Wild Rice, which grows naturally only in the San Marcos River, could motivate state aquifer protection planners to pressure the city into closing parts of the river for recreational uses.

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