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A large selection of young adult books sit in a Walmart book aisle.


Are We Turning the Page on Local Bookstores?

By Camryn Cole Web Content Contributor Books have been around forever. We use them for everything: learning, creating, and bettering ourselves. Novels are versatile, written by authors as different as Jane Austen and Stephen King. Books are classics, but they are also ever-changing. However, if books are so timeless, why have so many bookstores begun to go out of business? With the rapid rise of technology, I have noticed the […]

todayJuly 25, 2022 33 2

Photo features Tombus sitting on a black stool and singing into a microphone. He is lit by yellow lighting with two microphone stands to his left.


Live Music and Local Business: Canon Take a Shot Showcase at Precision Camera & Video

By McKenna Wells Local Music Director Thursday and Friday at Precision Camera & Film was full of music as they put on the Take a Shot showcase. Canon was lending out cameras so people could come and practice their concert photography skills. Not only was I able to go support local artists but I was able to capture them much better than my iPhone eight could even dream possible. I […]

todayMarch 21, 2022 60 2

A green field, blue sky, and sun iwth a women sitting staring at the slouds. The cloud are in the shape of the woman symbol


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 32 1

A king in a crown waves from a throne as he goes down the street on a mardi gras float.


Mardi Gras in San Marcos

By Autumn McGowan Web Content Assistant Manager Mardi Gras visited the streets of San Marcos on Saturday, February 26th as The Mistick Krewe of Okeanos celebrated its’ 10th annual parade and after-party.  It was a cold and rainy morning, but that didn’t stop San Martians from gathering along the parade route, eager to catch beads, cups and doubloons.  The parade started at noon and made its’ way through The Historic […]

todayFebruary 27, 2022 227 4 2

An elevated view of downtown San Marcos at night. Straight ahead the lights of kissing alley and parts of the square surrounding it are visible. The skyline behind the square is also visible.


5 Local Spots to Catch Live Music this Semester

By Hannah Walls  Music Journalist As everyone returns to campus, I’ve been in the mood to soak up the wonderful local music scene and unique venues San Marcos has to offer. From outdoor venues to bars to coffee shops, there are so many ways to scratch your live music itch and connect with the amazing artists of our city. Whether you’re looking for a shady spot to enjoy the weather […]

todayFebruary 12, 2022 40 1

: A woman holding a bag of trash over her shoulder and walking on a sidewalk in Rio Vista Park


The 5th Annual Fall River Cleanup

By Preethi Mangadu Web Content Contributor Many volunteers came together Saturday morning to take part in the Fifth Annual Fall River Clean-Up that expanded throughout the San Marcos River watershed. The San Marcos River is one of the most iconic attractions of San Marcos, as it provides many opportunities for fun through kayaking, tubing and more. For the river to keep being a central spot for our community, the river […]

todayOctober 5, 2021 227 1

Central Texas Farmers Co-Op logo


About the Central Texas Farmers Co-Op

By Andrea MauWeb Content Contributor The Central Texas Farmers Co-Op is a group of local farmers in central Texas who contribute to a weekly subscription service of fresh vegetables. The San Marcos location for pick-up is at Zelicks every Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The pick-up is like a drive through, so members can simply take their cars to pick up their bountiful or individually sized harvest. The […]

todayApril 30, 2020 17

different types of produce drawings


The San Marcos Farmers Market is an Annual Weekend Event that Showcases Local Vendors

By Piper BlakeAssistant Web Content Manager Vendors at the San Marcos Farmers Market say that buying local is a way for residents to support small businesses and the community.  Every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine, vendors set up tents along the street in the San Marcos Downtown Square to sell locally sourced produce and products. The vendors are local farmers and artisans that sell a […]

todayApril 7, 2020 1652

a photo taken at Hines of Alex with the text “San Marcos Photo Ops” on top


Hidden Gem Photo Ops in San Marcos

By Andrea MauWeb Content Contributor In the drudgery of day-to-day life we sometimes forget that the place we inhabit is also a hot spot for photoshoots. San Marcos features multiple natural and architectural beauties, from the river of Sewell to the murals downtown. This weekend, I adventured out with a friend to find the best photo ops in town. Photos taken outside of Sean Patrick’s. Images by Andrea Mau. We […]

todayMarch 12, 2020 175

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