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Texas State students’ takeover of San Marcos is gentrification

Texas State students’ takeover of San Marcos is gentrification

Carissa Liz Castillo

September 11, 2018


Filed under Opinions

Every fall, a new batch of freshmen and transfer students make their way to Texas State and begin to call San Marcos their new home. Returning students are also making their way back into the San Marcos scene, in addition to longtime residents who work, live and raise their families without any c...

Annual Texas Water Safari kicks off in San Marcos

Annual Texas Water Safari kicks off in San Marcos

Anthony Flores

September 6, 2018


Filed under Sports

The annual Texas Water Safari started June 9 at the Meadows Center. This year marks the 56th time the Water Safari Organization's self-billed “world’s toughest canoe race” has taken place. The Safari occurs on the first Saturday of June and is a 260-mile race through the San Marcos and Guadal...

SMPD to investigate collision involving Texas State bus

SMPD to investigate collision involving Texas State bus

Brittlin Richardson

September 4, 2018


Filed under News

The San Marcos Police Department is investigating a Tuesday-morning collision between a Texas State bus and a truck at the intersection of Aquarena Springs and Sessom Drive. The bus carried passengers along the Aquarena Springs route offered by Texas State. Medics were called to the scene but were...

Planning and Zoning Commission votes on developmental changes

Planning and Zoning Commission votes on developmental changes

Christopher Green

August 15, 2018


Filed under News

The Planning and Zoning Commission passed two motions during their Aug. 14 meeting involving changing low-level density areas into medium-level density areas to promote affordable housing. The two passed motions were the approval of a replat of two-and-a-half acres on Park Court at Willow Creek and...

Credit card skimming on the rise in San Marcos

Credit card skimming on the rise in San Marcos

Christopher Green

August 9, 2018


Filed under News

The recent discovery of another credit card skimmer at a San Marcos gas station has marked an uptick in the crime. A skimmer, or small device used to steal card information during a legitimate physical purchase, was discovered at the Wonderworld Drive Exxon gas station. The discovery marked the fourth...

City Council develops action plan for innovation district

City Council develops action plan for innovation district

Christopher Green

August 8, 2018


Filed under News

The San Marcos City Council voted August 7 to establish a plan to create an innovation district in San Marcos, provide a Workforce Housing fund and renew the Microsoft Enterprise Agreement. For the innovation district, the council agreed to define the boundaries of the district, as well as create...

Portable meth lab found at abandoned Burger King

Portable meth lab found at abandoned Burger King

Christopher Green

July 30, 2018


Filed under News

San Marcos police responded to a call about a suspicious person behind an abandoned building on Sunday afternoon, leading to a discovery of a portable methamphetamine lab. Upon SMPD's arrival at the abandoned Burger King at 1011 N IH-35, officers found a transient camp, where a backpack was filled...

H-E-B recalls ice cream for metal in containers

H-E-B recalls ice cream for metal in containers

Carrington Tatum

May 30, 2018


Filed under Business, In Brief

H-E-B issued a recall for several ice cream products due to containers possibly holding broken metal on May 30. The voluntary recall includes various sizes and flavors of the brands EconoMax, Hill Country Fare and Creamy Creations. The affected items are as follows: table, th, td, tr { border: 1...

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