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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...
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 dog sniffs around a beach to search for turtles.

Conservation canines rescue sea turtles

Along the Coastal Bend region of Texas, little pawprints left in the sand are leading to the protection of sea turtle nests. K9’s 4 Conservation...
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,...
Texas State University's Snapchat code

Students decide to disconnect from social media

News, memes and show-stopping selfies make up much of the content on social media platforms. However, some students are choosing to disengage from the...
Students march with banners that say Take back the night

Students fight to end sexual violence

Brave students stood together in solidarity, raising their voices with for those who may be too afraid to speak. Bobcats gathered around the Stallions April...
Jene and Jean Laman stand outside their recently renovated home.

Living inside a masterpiece

Behind an iron gate and shrouded in greenery stands a piece of art that houses the artists themselves. After almost 40 years of teaching, Jene...
Ben Kvanli smiles alongside his daughter in front of the river where the Olympic Outdoor Center operates.

Humans of San Marcos: Ben Kvanli

“We had this guy named Andy Soule and he lost both of his legs in the (Afghan) war. He never looked up, just tapped...
Larger order of onion rings at Grin's restaurant.

Grinning since 1975

Fresh margaritas, huge onion rings and a treehouse-like atmosphere create a perfect place to enjoy a Happy hour. From 2-7 p.m. Monday through Friday, Grins...
Elliot Byrd poses for a photo on set of Wheel of Fortune

Fortune favors family tradition

A family settled down in front of the television nearly every evening, never imagining their nightly routine would someday award one of them thousands...