Friday, July 20, 2018

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Floaters bring ice chests and coolers to the river bank at Rio Vista Park

Local effort continues to sustain river

When it comes to the health and cleanliness of the San Marcos River, all hands are on deck all the time. Holidays are no exception...
The Palmer's Restaurant sign starts against a stone wall outside the restaurant.

Palmer’s Restaurant celebrates 40 years

Forty years ago, Palmer's Restaurant regularly welcomed 18-year-old freshmen from nearby Southwest Texas State who came to unwind and drink their study woes away. Eventually,...
A local group of women battle through roller derby.

Women get rough in Roller Derby

Clad in gear from head to toe, women are proving their strength and finding empowerment through an unusual sport. Last year, Roller Derby made its...
A pavillion-esque stage in a park in San Marcos for a July 4 celebration

Celebrate The Fourth of July in Hays County

The Fourth of July calls for parades, ice cream and fireworks with friends and family. Take a break from the midweek hustle and celebrate...
17 Members of the National University Model Arab League stand together for a photo.

Students represent Lebanon at NUMAL

Although Lebanon is thousands of miles away, one group of students have mastered the country's civic and public affairs. Eighteen Texas State students spent four...
Mason Lively performs an original Texas country song alongside his band.

Review: Mason Lively livens up Texas country music scene

Underneath strings of lights and neon signs, June 22, Texas country music shook the walls of the Cheatham Street Warehouse. Mason Lively, 20-year-old Texas country...
A pride flag waving on a rooftop.

San Marcos celebrates Pride Month

Pride Month comes with the celebration of love with students finding different ways to commemorate the history behind the LGBT community. For about 50 years, June...
A bowl filled with berries is served in a local shop.

Vitality Bowls opens in San Marcos

Vitality Bowls offers a variety of fast and healthy food choices, including one of the biggest food trends of today: acai bowls. Founded in 2011...
A student addresses the audience at her film premiere downtown.

Student’s documentary premieres downtown

Saturday night audience members experienced life through the eyes of a drag queen. "Life on Mars," a documentary about an up-and-coming drag queen named Mars,...
In a purple room at Wake the Dead Coffee House, an audience watches a slam poet perform.

Poetry slams in San Marcos

Students step into the spotlight with a modern form of poetry hitting the San Marcos art scene. Modern Muse Poetry was formed in fall 2017...