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San Maximum: The Spot

By Brittney Hemmands Blog Content Contributor As a fellow San Martian, I am always looking for new fun things to do or see. This is why I was instantly drawn to the illuminated lights that spelled out “The Spot” as I left the big HEB parking lot. Turning over to my friend, I quickly asked […]

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San Maximum: Wow-Wees Cafe

By Austin Cowan Assistant Web Content Director Location: 1505 Aquarena Springs Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666. Wow-Wees Cafe is a Mexican food restaurant in San Marcos, Texas. After visiting this restaurant it became clear to me why Wow-Wees is one of the most popular hole-in the-wall restaurants in town. The food huge and the community was […]

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Squared & Funky

By DeMornay Harper Blog Content Contributor This past Saturday, I attended Art Squared which is an event held in downtown San Marcos every second Saturday from March to December. It holds a chance for local artists to showcase their art to interested patrons.      There were a wide variety of items available for purchase. […]

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San Maximum: Texas State University Wonders

By Brittney Hemmands Blog Content Contributor When visiting Texas State University, there are some sights that every guide shows you right away; Old Main, Albert B. Alkek library, and the Quad are a couple of the common ones. Although each sight is beautiful, the vastness of this college campus may keep many of us from […]

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San Maximum: Wonder World Park

By Austin Cowan Assistant Web Content Manager Wonder World Park is one of the most fun tourist attractions within San Marcos, Texas. They do not just have one of the most interesting caves found in Texas, but they also possess a petting zoo, anti-gravity house and much more. Wonder World Park has long attracted people to […]

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San Maximum: Cafe Monet

By Austin Cowan Blog Content Contributor Cafe Monet is a unique place for San Marcans to spend some time in San Marcos. The creation of pottery masterpieces here allows people to exercise their creativity while being involved within their community. Cafe Monet is located within the main cultural hearth of San Marcos, the Square. There is […]

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San Maximum: The Outdoor Center

By Austin Cowan Blog Content Contributor The Outdoor Center is the perfect place to rent equipment for outdoor recreation. Located in Sewell Park, the Outdoor Center is owned and operated by Texas State University, so a Texas State ID is required to rent out equipment. The Outdoor Center allows people without kayaks, canoes, river tubes […]

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San Maximum: Rock Climbing

By Austin Cowan Blog Content Contributor Rock climbing is an extreme sport that can be done in San Marcos. With both indoor and outdoor climbing areas it is commonplace for San Marcans to spend their weekends scaling walls. Anyone who enjoys exercising their upper body strength while challenging themselves will be interested in rock climbing. Not only […]

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San Maximum: The Power of a Good Massage

By Jourdan Bazley Blog Content Contributor A good masseuse is hard to find. Particularly because a massage is not just a well oiled set of hands, but an experience that takes you to a new place. New to the wonderful city of San Marcos is Sobar, a massage studio opened by owner Liz Urbizu with […]

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How to End Danger for San Marcos Endangered Species

By Austin Cowan Blog Content Contributor Many of the endangered species living in San Marcos are concentrated in the headwaters of the San Marcos River. The river flows with water straight from the Edwards Aquifer which contains seven endangered species and one threatened species. With the increase in development and pollution in our city, the […]

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San Maximum: Italian Garden

By Austin Cowan Blog Content Contributor It is hard to find someone who is not down for some good old Italian food. Almost everyone has their own go to spot to eat this unique cuisine. For the people of San Marcos, Italian Garden is the place to be. Open seven days a week, this little restaurant always […]

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San Maximum: Swimming the San Marcos River

By Austin Cowan Blog Content Conritbutor If there is one thing anyone must do while touring San Marcos, it is swimming in the river. The San Marcos River does not only start within the little town it is named after but provides some of the freshest, clearest water to swim in. All year long people […]

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San Maximum: Chepo’s Mexican Restaurant

By Austin Cowan Blog Content Contributor In a town far from home, Chepo’s Mexican Restaurant is where I go whenever I long for a taste of home. Chepo’s attracts many college students because it is located across the street from Texas State campus and down the road from a few college apartment complexes. The food is true […]

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San Maximum: QC Meat Market

By Austin Cowan Blog Content Contributor QC Meat Market, or Quinta Caporales, is a meat market in San Marcos which serves the Texas community. Customers can either enjoy some fine Mexican cuisine at the market’s restaurant, or purchase their own groceries to eat at home. Locals in the area, like me, come here frequently because […]

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San Maximum: Going Up and Down

By Austin Cowan Blog Content Contributor If there is one thing that San Marcos is notorious for it its stairs. There are hills everywhere in San Marcos, making it almost impossible to go anywhere without a change in elevation. The leg workout San Martians get everyday from just walking around town, in the blazing Texas sun, causes […]

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San Maximum: Five Mile Dam

By Austin Cowan Blog Content Contributor Nobody can gain the maximum San Marcos experience without taking a visit to Five Mile Dam. With the river, the waterfall, soccer fields and the hiking trails, there is no debate about why this location is seen as a cherished refuge for San Marcans who wish to escape the […]

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San Maximum: Fishing in San Marcos

By Austin Cowan Blog Content Contributor Fishing is a sport some people find as not that entertaining while many others can hardly stop themselves from spending their entire days out on the water. Fishing is a enjoyable activity for people of all ages and walks of life while bringing them together for a common purpose. […]

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San Maximum: Jo on the Go

By Austin Cowan Blog Content Contributor If there is a place for a person to grab a cup of coffee while on their way to work in San Marcos, it is definitely Jo on the Go. Jo on the Go makes some of the best coffee, smoothies and foods in town while maintaining their trademark hipster […]

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San Maximum: Lolita’s Cafe

By Austin Cowan Blog Content Contributor Lolita’s Cafe is one of the most popular spots in town to get a taco. This hot spot has a faithful customer base, some of which visit this restaurant daily. The influx of customers Lolita’s receives actually backs up one of the busiest roads in San Marcos every day. […]

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San Maximum: The Pumpkin Patch

By Austin Cowan Blog Content Contributor The season of fall is now upon us. Leaves are falling, the temperature is dropping and pumpkins are plentiful. The annual Pumpkin Patch at First United Methodist Church in San Marcos is an event looked forward to. Customers can spend hours looking for the perfect pumpkin to make a […]

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