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A photo of Grins Restaurant with a sign enforcing a mask rule


No Mask, No Service: A Student Documentary

By Paige GreeneWeb Content Manager “No Mask, No Service” is a short nine-minute documentary about how COVID-19 affected the local businesses of San Marcos, TX. In the documentary, I speak to business owners Paul Sutphen of Grins and Adam Liley of Pie Society about the COVID-19 pandemic and how their restaurant dealt with the hardship. “For six months, every day we didn’t know what was going to happen,” explained […]

todayJuly 15, 2021 10

Scott Henize guides a tour under trees through the purgatory creek natural area.


The Working Hands Behind San Marcos Conservation Efforts

By Lea MercadoWeb Content Contributor San Marcos is highly regarded by nature enthusiasts from all over the state, and with over 1,200 acres of natural area to maintain, local organizations devote their effort to conserving natural and native beauty. According to Scott Henize, the San Marcos Greenbelt Alliance stewardship committee chair, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in more visitors taking advantage of hiking trails and green spaces. "With more traffic, […]

todayMay 9, 2021 13

The Stellar Coffee logo with the words "be a good human" with a floral design


A Little About Stellar Coffee Co.

By Katie KrupinskiCommunity Relations Stellar Coffee Co. is an ethically sourced coffee shop located in downtown San Marcos. The demographic of people that visit this coffee shop is based on college students. Due to its welcoming and cozy atmosphere, this is an infamous spot for students to study and hang out at leisure. This craft coffee shop never gets comfortable staying in the same spot and always strives to reinvent […]

todayApril 6, 2021 20

Bobby Barnard standing in Sundance Records & Tapes


Sundance Records Returns

By James LanikLocal Music Director “Patrons would always come in with their kids, we would always have a stepstool out on the store floor for the little ones to use to reach the records and look at them, to feel them.” In Bobby Barnard’s handcrafted love letter to music culture, Sundance Records & Tapes, there was no shortage of memorabilia to marvel at, either. To the community that Bobby and […]

todayMarch 12, 2021 23

Photo showing GameStop logo at the top of the store. Mario Kart 8 posters are displayed on the left and right windows. Inside of the store is well lit with the PlayStation banner hanging in the background. Inside of the store are lots of games on the racks.


The GameStop and AMC Gold Rush

By Calvin MillerWeb Content Contributor On Wednesday, January 27th, an interesting things happened in the stock market. GameStop, AMC, Nokia, American Airlines among a few others began having volatile trading. Just a few weeks ago, GameStop stock was around $18 before shooting up to a 52-week high of $483. AMC was also in this category; however, AMC stock didn’t surpass $21.00, but AMC did report that enough people bought their […]

todayFebruary 6, 2021 11

"San Marcos" with a small Texas shape.


4 New Outdoor Places in San Marcos to Visit (Safely)

By Ally BolenderAssistant Web Content Manager Many San Marcos businesses closed for the safety of its residents when the Coronavirus pandemic became apparent in the city; however, some outdoor recreations, businesses and events recently came back under CDC guidelines in an outdoor environment only. If you have been driving around town recently, you’ve probably noticed a few new places popped up as well. Here are five outdoor places to (safely) […]

todaySeptember 15, 2020 21 1

Photos of chicken, burger, and taco.


Best Local Food in San Marcos

By Andrea MauWeb Content Contributor Photo of the Santi’s Taco from Santi’s. Image by Andrea Mau. Santi’s Tacos is an authentic Mexican drive-thru in San Marcos. The fast-food establishment offers many Mexican dishes wrapped in homemade tortillas available for pick up or delivery. Some of their most popular dishes are the Street Tacos and Santi’s Nachos.   I ordered the Santi’s Taco, consisting of a large flour tortilla with melted cheese, […]

todayJuly 24, 2020 23 3

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KTSW Loves: Root Cellar Catering Co.

By Andrea MauWeb Content Contributor The Root Cellar Catering Co. and The Coffee Bar are one of the few local businesses still active in San Marcos. Their catering is best known for its fresh ingredients used in relaxed yet elegant dishes. The Coffee Bar ran by The Root Cellar Catering Co. is one of the best places to study and drink one of their specialty coffees, wines, or pastries. I […]

todayJuly 5, 2020 1

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