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The CM Allen Parkway detour. City of San Marcos graphic

Downtown Detours

Whether you live and/or work downtown or — like most San Marcans — visit the area to conduct business, shop, have a meal or take a cool dip in the 72-degree river, you’ve got some changes coming.

Sunday headliner Snoop Dogg greets the thousands of fans attending Float Fest at Cool River Ranch on the San Marcos River. The floating and music festival featured entertainment on two stages. Daily Record photo by Toy Mendez

Hot music, cool river

In the run-up to Float Fest, it was noted that the cool water of the San Marcos River might be as big a draw as the A-list entertainers.

Branson Fairbrother, left, and Adrian Perez with some of the roomfuls of clothing they have collected for other victims of Friday’s fatal fire. Daily Record photos by Denise Cathey

Their first impulse was to help

Branson Fairbrother was among an unknown number of people who lost all their belongings in the fatal fire at Iconic Village and Vintage Pad apartments early last Friday, but he’s not dwelling on it

Among the newest additions to the city’s skyline is The Lyndon, a multi-family project going up at Springtown Center. It is scheduled for completion later this year and will have 233 units with 515 bedrooms. The cost of construction for the Endeavor Real Estate Group is estimated to be $34 million. Daily Record photo by Anita Miller

Transforming San Marcos’ skyline

An SMEU lineman in a bucket works to restore power. Daily Record photo by Gerald Castillo

Outage worst since Harvey

Those who had the option fired up their generators on Thursday as a power outage hit a significant portion of San Marcos. The city’s director of Public Services Tom Taggart