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Workers are everywhere at the big hole where Cheatham Street Flats will be going up at the corner of South Guadalupe and Grove. When complete, the purpose-built student housing project will have 245 bedrooms in 120 units. It is expected to be ready for occupancy in the fall of 2019. Daily Record photo by Anita Miller

Big dig

Kittens Drako and Stripes look out at visitors from their kennel at the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter, where they wait for someone to adopt them. Daily Record photo by Denise Cathey 

Animal Shelter at capacity, extends adoption special

The San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter is at capacity for both adoptable dogs and cats and is extending the $1 adoption special to include both cats and dogs through the end of October.

 A trio of the new Veoride dockless shared bikes is waiting and ready to go at Rio Vista Park. The city and university debuted the program, which gives discounts to Texas State students, last week. Daily Record photo by Anita Miller

Ready to go

The summit featured a panel of leaders from higher education institutions including (from left) Robert McKinley of the University of Texas at San Antonio, Dr. Walter Horton of Texas State University, Dr. Mini Kahlon of the University of Texas Dell Medical School and moderator Dr. Gene Bourgeois, provost and vice president at Texas State. Photos by Michelle Mehrens/Rivers Wanted Photography

Partners in success

The Greater San Marcos Partnership and Texas State University collaborated for the Fifth Annual Greater San Marcos Innovation Summit that took place Tuesday at the Embassy Suites San Marcos Confere

Although the area below the dam is fenced off, people can still access the the swimming hole by swimming up the San Marcos River. Pieces of orange sawhorses still litter the site where the bank has been reinforced after it was damaged by the floods of 2015. Daily Record photo by Denise Cathey

Finally ... a dam plan!

After suffering extensive damage in floods from 2013 through 2015, Spring Lake Dam is due for repairs — and after three years, Texas State University is ready to put a construction company to work