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Battle of the Beards


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Texas Water Safari paddlers cast off from the Meadows Center in 2022.
Photo provided by Texas Water Safari

Being the river community that San Marcos is, it is no surprise that the annual Texas Water Safari makes a real splash.

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Jackson Chapel

Eleven Texas State University graduate students were awarded the Philanthropic Educational Organization International Peace Scholarship for 2023-2024.


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Elizabet Runarsdottir competes in the Hammer Throw during the Sun Belt Outdoor Championships. Runarsdottir took home the gold medal before qualifying at Nationals.
Photo provided by TXST Athletics.

Freshman hammer thrower qualifies for NCAA National Meet in Austin

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Tackling Summer

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Freshman Chris Preddie jumps at the 2023 Sun Belt Outdoor Championships where he captured the gold medal in the long jump. Preddie placed 9th in the NCAA West Regionals to qualify for Nationals
Photo provided by TXST Athletics

Freshman overcomes challenges,

Lone Star NIL, LLC, today announced its official launch as a firstof- its-kind name, image and likeness program established exclusively for Texas-based collegiate student-athletes enrolled at in-state universities and colleges.


Wimberley Players announces 2023 Summer Outdoor Movies

“The Goonies” is a classic movie from 1985.

The Wimberley Players will screen two movies the weekend of June 9 as part of its 2023 Summer Outdoor Movies series.

Beneficial Bugs

Bees are among the important pollinators of the world’s insect population, which includes wasps, butterflies, moths, flies, midges and mosquitoes.
Photos from Metro Creative

Wait before you spray, smash, slap or swat

SM Parks & Recreation to host Migratory Bird Day Festival June 10

Every year, the Blue Grosbeak migrates from Mexico to its summer home in Texas between April and June.
Photo by Justin Harris

San Marcos may be much loved by humans as a tourist destination, but the town is also an important stopover site for migrating birds, particularly Neotropical migrants who make their yearly trek from South and Central America to Texas.

Answers to Go

The San Marcos Public Library.
Photo by Celeste Cook

Q.I heard that the library has programs to promote mental health. What are they and what other resources does the library have to help improve my mental health?


It’s long past time for me to put a flagpole in the center of my front yard — one that holds a large American flag that dances proudly in the summer breeze.

I shudder to imagine how Aunt Marie (God rest her soul) would react to today’s explosion of expectations for tipping.

When Walter Buenger wants to explain to someone what history is, he starts with a simple question: when was that fancy façade on the Alamo–that funny gable that looks like the top of an ornate chest of drawers–constructed?

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