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Favorite burger place: Taproom

Favorite burger place: Taproom

LeeAnn Cardwell

April 12, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

Vintage beer tap handles, a variety of rugged decor and a moose head garnished with string lights creates an eclectic atmosphere perfect for chowing down on a juicy burger. Taproom Pub & Grub won the San Marcos Stars favorite burger place and has been a favorite in San Marcos since its opening...

Best Lil Big Fest at SXSW sheds lights on up and coming artists

Best Lil Big Fest at SXSW sheds lights on up and coming artists

LeeAnn Cardwell

March 17, 2018


Filed under Life and Arts, Music, SXSW

The Tiniest Bar in Texas hosted the first day of their free music showcase, Best Lil Big Fest in Texas, on March 16 at their intimate outdoor patio. Festival goers and band members alike cracked open beers and mingled on the picnic tables between sets. Throughout the day up-and-coming artists took ...

SXSW #LostInMusic showcase combines music and virtual reality

SXSW #LostInMusic showcase combines music and virtual reality

LeeAnn Cardwell

March 16, 2018


Filed under Featured, Latest, Life and Arts, Music, SXSW

Sony Music hosted the first night of their #LostInMusic showcase for South By Southwest on March 15 at the Trinity Warehouse. Before entering the venue, concert goers are taken through a display of Sony’s latest virtual reality project, the AVO576. It uses spatial audio technology to take users...

SXSW showcases up-and-coming artists

SXSW showcases up-and-coming artists

LeeAnn Cardwell

March 15, 2018


Filed under Featured, Fine Arts, Life and Arts, SXSW

NPR Music hosted a music showcase March 14 at Stubbs in Austin, Texas to promote Slingshot, their spotlight channel for up-and-coming musicians. SXSW festival-goers crowded the indoor stage while onlookers observed from the balcony above as the venue reached maximum capacity before the first band...

Wittliff traces sun one beer can at a time

Wittliff traces sun one beer can at a time

LeeAnn Cardwell

February 13, 2018


Filed under Fine Arts, Latest, Life and Arts

A camera made from beer cans may not be the most conventional way to capture the course of the sun over several months in a single image, but one man has used it to reveal the abstract beauty of Texas landscapes. Bill Wittliff, co-founder of the Wittliff Collections, opened his new solargraphy exhibit...

Humans of San Marcos: Natalie Park

Humans of San Marcos: Natalie Park

LeeAnn Cardwell

February 10, 2018


Filed under Humans of San Marcos, Life and Arts

"I actually collect rocks and minerals, that’s what I do. I’ve been collecting for six years and I actually just started getting into cutting and polishing my own rocks. So I am kind of starting a business from that and I just started different pendants and shapes that I am cutting out. My dad was...

Students, alumni create horror film

Students, alumni create horror film

LeeAnn Cardwell

February 7, 2018


Filed under Latest, Life and Arts

Where a night so foggy not even the moon’s light shines through is coupled with an eerie silence from being three miles away from the nearest road, the perfect stage for a horror film is set. "Along the Creek Road" is a short film inspired by true events, about the disappearance of three children...

Diabetes marchers stop in San Marcos

Diabetes marchers stop in San Marcos

LeeAnn Cardwell

February 7, 2018


Filed under Life and Arts

Two young men are on a mission to walk 25 to 30 miles a day until they walk from Virginia to California. Jordan Provencher and Duffy Behm are marching across the country in efforts to bring awareness and education about diabetes. The duo is currently marching through Central Texas and stayed at the...

Students, professor to represent Texas State at Winter Olympics

Students, professor to represent Texas State at Winter Olympics

LeeAnn Cardwell

January 29, 2018


Filed under Latest, Life and Arts

A professor will lead two students to the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea as they embark on the internship of a lifetime. John Lee, marketing sophomore and The University Star engagement editor, and Eun Jeong Lee, master’s student in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, will s...

Growing mariachi program to host Merry-achi Christmas Concert

LeeAnn Cardwell

December 6, 2017


Filed under Life and Arts

Mariachi Nueva Generación and Mariachi Lince de Oro will be hosting a Merry-achi Christmas Concert on Dec. 9. at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. The Christmas concert is the first of its kind being hosted by the mariachi groups and serves as a fundraiser to helps send the groups to Albuquerque...

New film assistant professor brings unique experiences to class

LeeAnn Cardwell

November 25, 2017


Filed under Life and Arts

With experiences ranging from writing several award-winning short films to being in Lebanon when the Syrian civil war broke out, one new Texas State assistant professor has much to offer his students. Johnny McAllister was hired as a full-time lecturerthis semester to teach film classes in the theater...

Traditions continue at this year’s Wurstfest

LeeAnn Cardwell

November 10, 2017


Filed under Life and Arts

From bratwurst and schnitzel to bread pudding and lebkuchen, there is plenty of German fare to go around and surely a pitcher of hoppy amber beer waiting to be found at this year's annual Wurstfest. The 10-day salute to sausage has finally arrived as Wurstfest celebrates its 50th year at Landa Park...

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