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Dave Newman and Rob Roark work on the antenna line hardware on the roof above the KZSM studio at 216 N. Guadalupe St. Newman and Roark are the chairman and vice chairman respectively of the San Marcos Texas Community Radio Association, the non-profit group bringing KZSM to the city.


Tuned into San Marcos: Community-minded 104.1 FM KZSM is music to local residents’ ears


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Heeding the demand for community-oriented news and entertainment programming over the airwaves is San Marcos Texas Radio 104.1 FM KZSM.

Formed by the San Marcos Texas Community Radio Association, the radio station is the brainchild of Dave Newman, chairman of the nonprofit organization. 

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High-powered singer-songwriter Shelley King and her close-knit band of veteran musicians return to San Marcos Plaza Park at 7:30 tonight for the Summer in the Park Concert Series. Tonight’s show is sponsored by CTMC.


Queen of the heartstrings: Soulstress Shelley King, crew bring smokin' hot sound to town


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The queen of plucking the heartstrings, soulful, inveterate songstress Shelley King, with her forceful, seasoned vocals and original, relatable lyrics, returns tonight for Summer in the Park.

With a lion’s share of accolades to her name, King and her true-blue bandmates share a close-knit kinship and musical chemistry that make for an energetic, engaging show. King describes their sound as a melange of country, rock and blues.

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A variety of holiday decorating tips and gift ideas to stuff stockings await those planning to attend Christmas in July on Thursday, July 21. The holiday-inspired event is from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Building located at 1253 Civic Center Loop. 


Christmas in July sure to remedy the pre-holiday blahs: Thursday's event promises decorating tips, gifts ideas and scrumptious treats

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The heat outside is indeed frightful, but the surroundings during this Thursday’s Christmas in July will be delightful.

The San Marcos Extension Education Club is hosting its annual holiday-inspired event from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Building located at 1253 Civic Center Loop.

Christmas is months away, but Christmas in July organizers said the festive event will put residents in the holiday spirit and give them a head start on gearing up for the yule season.

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Left, Dr. Ben Martin, a chemistry professor at Texas State University, performs an experiment with the assistance of  Gabriel Martinez at the San Marcos Public Library.


Crazy Chemistry: Texas State professor spurs kids' interest in science


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Texas State University chemistry professor Dr. Ben Martin will convert part of the library into a giant chemistry lab this Friday to families’ amazement.

Geared for children 3 and older, Crazy Chemistry’s Martin will share science secrets with chemical experiments that change color, blow bubbles and burst into flame. 

Friday’s show begins at 10:30 a.m. Martin’s wizardry is known to conjure positive feedback. 

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Left, Deborah Carter and Emily Bradford of the San Marcos Public Library go over how to access the library’s eBook collection on Carter’s iPhone.


Library offers online learning odyssey: Number of free services available to residents with valid library cards


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A virtual universe of entertaining and educational materials awaits library patrons year-round, and all that’s needed to take advantage of these free services is a library card, online access and a password.

The Overdrive eBook Help program is facilitated by library assistant Emily Bradford and acquaints residents with downloading eBooks on their mobile devices. 


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