L.A.X.’s mud-filled set at ACL proved dancing shoes are an accessory – going barefoot in the sludge works just fine.
The Austin-based dance band took stage at the festival Sunday morning, welcoming dancers and fans making their way through the remains of Saturday’s showers.
L.A.X. began in 2005 as an electro duo with Andrew Collins, keyboardist and vocalist, and Erin Jantzen, vocalist.
• Strolls through Purgatory — Prospect Park and Lower Purgatory Creek Park: The two-mile trail joins the parks that sit on a section of the Edwards Aquifer. It’s a greenspace with Juniper groves and fleeting wetlands, with an entrance at 1414 Prospect.
• Canyon bluffs and beyond — Upper Purgatory Creek Park: The portion has a trail connecting Upper Purgatory to the creek from Lower Purgatory. Hikers will encounter upland meadows and canyon bluffs of 40-plus feet. The park is located on Franklin Street.
The Bike Cave is buzzing with energy as cyclists zoom in the spacious room tucked away on the edge of campus filled with repair stations and rows of used bicycles.
Recycled bikes are being sold this week for a student special with a Texas State I.D. Faculty and staff can participate in the special on Wednesday through Thursday, and the general public can buy bikes on Friday. Prices range from around $25 to $100.
David Matuschak, geography senior and Bike Cave employee, said most of the items come from the University Police Department.
School Drools, Sewell Rules — Sewell Park, at the intersection of Sessom and University drives, offers students an outdoor alternative to dorm rooms and apartments.
Bargain Bowling for Bobcats — $1 games and $0.50 shoes with Texas State ID at Sunset Lanes from 9 p.m. to midnight every Monday.
Arlis Hiebert, coordinator for San Marcos’ Summer in the Park Concert Series, enjoys a program that builds community by providing something for residents and their families to visit and enjoy locally.
The city’s art commission is a city-appointed program that is responsible for distributing hotel occupancy tax funds to projects that are artistic in nature and promote the hotel and convention industry. Without this art commission, programs like Summer in the Park would have a 15 to 20 percent budget reduction, Hiebert said.
The Texas State radio station associates from KTSW 89.9 announced the purchase of a radio tower Monday in southeast New Braunfels.
The tower has been the home for KTSW signals since the station opened in 1992. The university leased the tower on the three-acre lot for the past 17 years, but the lease was not allowing the station to control certain aspects of the site.
Dan Schumacher, general manager of KTSW, said the conditions of the tower were less than satisfactory for the radio staff.
The Ford Anglia from the award-winning film Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets will be arriving in San Marcos to raise funds for the local community.
The ups and downs of residence halls are something that most Texas State freshmen and sophomores are required to experience, and some dorm veterans shared advice for future residents.
Jaisie Stevens, former Sterry Hall and College Inn resident, said the best thing about living in dorms is the close proximity to campus.
However, she said dorms have certain disadvantages.
One of the most recognizable buildings on The Square is getting a facelift.
A new San Marcos venue is in the planning stages and will offer its patrons country dancing, music and alcohol.
San Marcos residents who have lived in town for more than a year may remember a venue and bar named Gordo’s from The Square. Scott Gregson, owner and manager, closed the venue in fall 2008.