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Reasons to Love Jo’s

By DeMornay Harper Web Content Contributor Jo’s is a true San Marcos gem. With what feels like a never-ending amount of unique coffee shops in our small college town, picking a favorite can seem inconceivable. Despite these odds, I truly believe I have found where my heart lies in the café community here. Jo’s has […]

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San Maximum: Pitaya

By Allison Johnson Blog Content Contributor This year, Pitaya made its debut in San Marcos. It is a boutique located on 230 N. LBJ Drive; next to Crafthouse. If you think online boutiques have cute clothes, but don’t think their prices are cute, this place is for you. The styles remind me of Forever 21 […]

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San Maximum: Grins Restaurant

By Austin Cowan Assistant Web Content Manager This part of the maximum San Marcos experience will definitely put a smile on your face. Grins Restaurant has been cooking up some of the best cuisine in town for over 38 years now. So, it is a pleasure to add Grins Restaurant to our list of must […]

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San Maximum: Namarupa Yoga

By DeMornay Harper Blog Content Contributor Walking into my first class at Namarupa, I had no idea what to expect. Now, I’ve been to my fair share of yoga classes and they tend to follow a general sequence. The Wednesday morning class I took with Jason Lobo, the owner of Namarupa (unbeknownst to me at […]

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San Maximum: Fun Under 21

By Claire Hansen Blog Content Contributor Up until just a few months ago, I was one of the unlucky few who had to live with the pain of knowing I’d be left at home whenever my friends went out to the bars. For the past three years actually, I could say that has been a basic […]

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San Maximum: Mamacita’s

By Austin Cowan Assistant Web Content Manager All the foodies reading this will be thrilled for the latest addition of yet another restaurant to the San Maximum page. Because of all the people who have made this cantina part of their routine schedule, Mamacita’s has made it onto our list of necessary stops in San Marcos. The food […]

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San Maximum: Herbert’s Taco Hut

By Austin Cowan Assistant Web Content Manager Herbert’s Taco Hut is a San Marcos Mexican-cuisine favorite. Locals and tourists flock to this little restaurant every day to eat their food. I ate at Herbert’s for the first time last week and was absolutely blown away by how enjoyable my experience was. Here’s why Herbert’s Taco […]

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San Maximum: Working for a Non-Profit Organization

By Austin Cowan Assistant Web Content Manager If anyone wishes to achieve the maximum San Marcos experience then they must work at a nonprofit organization, because this city is full of them. Nonprofit organizations serve our community through multiple avenues. They do not just serve the humans in the area, but care for the animals […]

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Why I Fell in Love with Blue Dahlia Bistro

By DeMornay Harper Blog Content Contributor Blue Dahlia offers a world of treasures. It has a distinct french country feel, which offers the perfect amount of charm. Nestled in the heart of San Marcos, this bistro adds some feminine allure the vibe of the square. From the outside, Blue Dahlia almost grabs your attention in […]

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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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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: 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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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: 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: San Marcos Downtown Square

By Austin Cowan Blog Content Contributor The San Marcos Downtown Square is not just the heart of activity in this city, it is a cultural hearth. Attracting people from all walks of life, the Square offers a wide range of attractions: restaurants, bars, pubs, shopping centers and museums. If you are looking for a good […]

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