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Two downtown Buda businesses were recently named as finalists for the 2023 President’s Awards Program by Texas Downtown, according to a press release.

The First Tuesday SMTX Film Series today will screen the film, “Winnebago Man,” a documentary.

Gov. Greg Abbott has notified the Texas Legislature that a third special session will begin on Oct. 9.


The San Marcos High School Cross Country team made the out of state trip over the weekend to compete at the Chile Pepper Festival held in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

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Running back Ismail Mahdi accounted for four total touchdowns, including a opening 100-yard kickoff return in the Bobcats 50-36 win over Southern Miss.
Photo provided by Texas State Athletics

Despite giving up 26 unanswered points in the second half, Texas State nabbed their first conference win of the season , with a 50-36 victory over the Southern Miss Golden Eagles.

Fall running events are popular

Moe Johnson Running with Moe

I enjoy seeing posts on social media of local runners at races they have run. It made me think about my running days and the races I entered over the years. The posts came from different races in towns and cities throughout the United States. I started to wonder how far a runner would travel to enter a race. It is an easy entry if the race is in San Marcos. This past Saturday the Blue Santa’s 5 Miler and 5K race was held out at the soccer fields. Next Saturday, September 30th, the Kiwanis Pumpkin Dash 5K will be held out at Country Estates. This is a popular race with not a large entry number so the prospect of winning an award is good.

A journey to the Great White North

Tim Darnell, Jim Darnell and Bill McMillon on a hunt in Saskatchewan.
Photo submitted by Jimmy Darnell

In the last 65 years I have very rarely missed the opening day of the Texas dove season on Sept. 1. It’s a marquee date on my calendar. But this year I had an opportunity to hunt the opening week of the Canadian waterfowl season in Saskatchewan, Canada.


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City officials announced Thursday that due to the repeated failures of large diameter limbs, the presence of multiple stems arising from one point and damage from winter storm Uri, the city has decided to remove the large ash tree located at the intersection of Hopkins Street and Riverside Drive on Friday. Motorists should exercise caution in this area throughout the day as crews work to take down the tree.
Photo provided by city of San Marcos.

Tree removal is planned

Dripping Springs Pumpkin Festival to take place Sept. 23-Oct. 29

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The Dripping Springs Pumpkin Festival announces dates for the 3rd and final year of the Fall festival, taking place over six weekends from Sept. 23 to Oct. 29, with an official grand opening the weekend of Sept. 23 - 24. The event will be held at the Dr. Pound Historical Farmstead (located at 419 Founders Park Rd. Dripping Springs). The festival will be open for six weekends in the fall, each Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Exploring Nature: Splooting Squirrels

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Joel Hofmann Band releases

Songwriter, guitarist and vocalist Joel Hofmann plays at Riley’s Tavern in Hunter.
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Gold Rush Town


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Gov. Greg Abbott issued a letter to legislative leaders indicating a special session will begin on Oct. 9 dealing with what he has called “school choice” but is more widely known as vouchers.

Exploring Nature: Calender Birds

Don’t worry; Owl be right here.
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The Calaboose African American History Museum is beyond saddened to share that we have lost our most devoted pioneer, esteemed servant leader, and beloved friend and mentor Dr. Elvin Holt.

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