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Students should look to avoid predatory leases

Students should look to avoid predatory leases

Nathanael Lorenzo

April 23, 2019


Filed under Life and Arts

Students have started the process of scouring San Marcos for affordable apartments, but many don’t take the steps to avoid predatory leases. If a student is looking for off-campus housing, they may want to be informed on what they are signing and agreeing to in their leases. According to Ka...

The Nightmare Before Christmas ball, live music and holiday fun

The Nightmare Before Christmas ball, live music and holiday fun

Nathanael Lorenzo

December 14, 2018


Filed under Life and Arts

The Nightmare Before Christmas Ball is an exciting night with orchestral music, half off Aquabrew burgers and raffle tickets, all for $10. The event was hosted by the San Marcos High School orchestra, and took place at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at AquaBrew brewery. The orchestra performed "Nightmare...

Songwriters gather at Cheatham Street Warehouse for weekly writing circle

Songwriters gather at Cheatham Street Warehouse for weekly writing circle

Nathanael Lorenzo

November 27, 2018


Filed under Life and Arts, Music

Years after its founder’s passing, the Cheatham Street Warehouse remains a setting for the creative minds of Hays County. Jim Cunningham, San Marcos Daily Record columnist, and Kent Finlay, local songwriter, founded the venue. Finlay utilized the bar's stage for his songwriting circles which gave...

The Lost River Film Fest concludes with documentaries about Texas civil rights

The Lost River Film Fest concludes with documentaries about Texas civil rights

Nathanael Lorenzo

November 6, 2018


Filed under Life and Arts, Uncategorized

The final block of the Lost River Film Festival concluded the indie event with two documentaries depicting the civil strife and social problems in Texas. The festival ran from Nov.1 through Nov.4 and showed no less than fourteen films with immigration centered narratives. The last of the films...

The Wittliff Collection hosts book release for “The Devil’s Fork”

The Wittliff Collection hosts book release for “The Devil’s Fork”

Nathanael Lorenzo

October 23, 2018


Filed under Fine Arts, Life and Arts

Bill Wittliff, founder of the Wittliff Collections, released a new book and had a free signing event at his collections in Alkek Library. Wittliff released, “The Devil’s Fork,” the final book in the Papa trilogy that began with “The Devil’s Backbone” and followed by “The Devil’s Sinkhole.” The...

San Marcos community fights for Monarch butterfly conservation

San Marcos community fights for Monarch butterfly conservation

Nathanael Lorenzo

October 10, 2018


Filed under Life and Arts

Recently, drivers speeding down the highway may have noticed an increase in butterflies tragically crossing through traffic. Luckily, Texas is attempting to save the lives of these beautifully winged insects.  The fall migration season has arrived for many different species of pollinators in the U....

Vegan and Vegetarian options near campus

Vegan and Vegetarian options near campus

Nathanael Lorenzo

October 2, 2018


Filed under Food, Latest, Life and Arts

Nostimo Mediterranean Café Nostimo Café offers a wide variety of options for vegans and vegetarians. With a list that spans from spinach pie to falafel gyro’s, Nostimo does its best to give customers a Mediterranean taste. Patrons over the age of 21 are allowed to bring their own beer or wine....

Keep San Marcos Beautiful plans Second Annual Fall River Cleanup

Keep San Marcos Beautiful plans Second Annual Fall River Cleanup

Nathanael Lorenzo

September 25, 2018


Filed under Life and Arts

This fall, students and community members are gearing up for another effort to clean up the San Marcos River. The 2018 cleanup will take place Oct. 6 around various parts of the San Marcos River. The cleanup areas will include City Park to Stokes Park, Purgatory Creek, Willow Creek, downtown, and...

Mermaids dive into downtown San Marcos with SMTX Mermaid Parade

Mermaids dive into downtown San Marcos with SMTX Mermaid Parade

Nathanael Lorenzo

September 25, 2018


Filed under Latest, Life and Arts

Rainbow-scaled mermaids waved hands and tails to parade-goers Sept. 22 at the Splash Festival's Downtown Mermaid Promenade. The Splash Festival, commonly referred to as Mermaid Week, is a week-long lineup of events hosted by the Mermaid Society of Texas, a San Marcos-based organization that prioritizes...

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