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International Women’s Day: 5 Woman-Owned Local Businesses to Support

By Hannah Walls Web Content Contributor Supporting local businesses is always a wonderful way to connect with your community, and it is especially important to support the individual owners behind these businesses.  According to the National Association of Women Business Owners, there were over 13 million women-owned businesses in the United States as of 2021. Here are some great women-owned businesses in San Marcos to visit and support this International […]

todayMarch 8, 2022 37 1

Customers stand in line and observe products sold at a line of multicolored tents lined on both sides of a street at the San Marcos Farmers Market in San Marcos, Texas. People walk between tents selling fresh produce and homemade crocheted products on a sunny Saturday morning. Customers and vendors range in age from college students to older adults.


Six Reasons to Go to the San Marcos Farmers Market

By Celeste Parler Web Content Contributor One recommendation I would give any freshman at Texas State would be to explore all that San Marcos has to offer. Once you know where to go, you’ll realize that there’s never a dull moment. One event I would recommend for anyone to attend is the San Marcos Farmers Market.  If you have never been to a farmers market before, it usually consists of booths […]

todayOctober 14, 2021 225 1

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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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t965nTAXfzI&t=2s 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 33

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The Local Business Struggle

By Paige Greene Web Content Assistant Manager It has been no secret that COVID-19 has been tough on students, families and schools, but many of us may fail to recognize the strain this pandemic has on local businesses.  With the lack of labor and supply, many residents of San Marcos have relied on large chains this past year. This leaves many smaller businesses in the dust. If you live in […]

todayApril 4, 2021 154


All About Your Favorite Radio Station: KTSW FM-89.9

By Ally BolenderNews Content Manager KTSW 89.9 is a completely student-run and noncommercial radio station from Texas State University. Under the faculty advisor, Dan Schumacher, students interested in media can get hands-on experience working in one of our many departments. 14 different departments work to pull together the content you hear and see from KTSW. From sports, web content, news, podcasts, social media and events, there is always a way […]

todayOctober 2, 2020 73

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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) […]

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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 34

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13 Things on My San Marcos Bucket List

By Ally BolenderWeb Content Assistant Manager Self-isolation and quarantine have made me regret all of the times that I stayed indoors on beautiful San Marcos days when the air was COVID-19 free. Because of this, I started making a list of all the things I wanted to do or do again in the San Marcos area so that I will never take freedom for granted again. Here are LOCAL places […]

todayJune 29, 2020 2154

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Local Businesses Respond to COVID-19 with Retail-to-Go

By Megan WehringAssistant News Director SAN MARCOS, Texas--Several downtown retailers are opening their doors today for Retail-to-Go after over 100 of the 300 businesses in the Main Street district temporarily closed. The new Retail-to-Go order will allow minimal contact between transactions as customers can pay before they pick up items and delivery. The order is an opportunity for businesses to provide resources to customers, while maintaining the proper sanitation and […]

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