Thursday, April 18, 2019
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The lead singer from Tame Impala performs in purple lights.

Float Fest 2018: Sunday recap

A variety of sounds rocked music fans for nine straight hours the second day in a row at Float Fest. Guests filtered in during the...
Festival attendees in Martindale celebrate in the crowd.

Float Fest 2018: Saturday recap

Festival goers painted with glitter and draped in tapestries danced for hours under the hot sun. This year’s Float Fest has been a celebration of...
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...
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,...
Scott Bowman

How a professor became special assistant for inclusion and diversity

With an understanding of justice and years of experience at Texas State, one professor is taking on an important position. Scott Bowman, associate professor in...
A former student had Alkek Library tatooed on his arm.

Alkek finds a home on alumnus’ arm

From the beginning of the semester to finals, Alkek library becomes a second home to students. One Texas State alumnus has taken the extra...
A band plays in a dark concert call with a row of lights in the back

Local band Beatnik Bandits steal the show

A local folk band has busked its way around San Marcos and plans on getting boots stomping and hands clapping outside of Texas. Christian Sparks,...
A woman sits with her dog.

Organizations offer local volunteer opportunities

With summertime comes relaxation and fun. However, instead of binge-watching another TV show, spend time helping the town through community service. Any community requires individuals'...
Rachel Johnson poses for a headshot while wearing red scrubs.

Mayo Clinic accepts Texas State student for the first time

While many students look forward to a summer in the sun, one Texas State student will be spending her's in the medical laboratory. Rachel Johnson,...
Fruit in baskets at a farmers market.

Nothing beets farm fresh food

Every Saturday at the Square, local farmers and artisans form a Farmers’ Market to sell their produce and goods to the San Marcos community. From...