Andres J. Rodrgiuez | Photographer

City, university team up for new stormwater campaign

A new campaign partnership is intended to help educate the community about stormwater runoff and how it affects the environment.

University officials, in conjunction with the City of San Marcos, are joining a new campaign called “What Goes Here Flows Here.”

The university and the city were included in a new stormwater permit called Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) in 2013, said Colleen Cook, environmental health specialist and university stormwater manager.

Wind Symphony performs deconstruction of musical genres

The Texas State Wind Symphony held its Chamber Concert titled “Deconstructed” on Wednesday at the Performing Arts Center Recital Hall.

The performance featured selections including Serenade No. 10 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, ‪Prelude from Le Tombeau de Couperin by Marice Ravel and Kleine Dreigroschenmusik by Kurt Weill.

Caroline Beatty, director of bands, has conducted the Wind Symphony for the past four years. The performance was added in order to use the new Performing Arts Center Recital Hall, Beatty said.

San Marcos offers spring break opportunities for students

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Envisioning the perfect vacation may not include staying in town, but San Marcos offers entertainment for all interests.

Officials with The Outdoor Center, Superfly’s Lone Star Music Emporium and The Marc aim to provide entertainment for those staying in San Marcos during spring break.

Adam Berglund, student manager for outdoor recreation, said The Outdoor Center at Sewell Park offers special rates for people wanting to get away for spring break.

“For spring break we have a pro deal for our camping equipment, which means you can rent it from the first Saturday of spring break until the last Sunday of spring break for the price of four days,” Berglund said.

Elite student dance company performs new recital

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San Marcos is home to performers and dancers, but a company is setting the standard for aspiring professionals.

Michelle Nance, associate professor and co-director of Merge Dance Company, said

the contemporary group is made up of eight dance majors who audition or are recruited to the exclusive team.

The team practices well into the evening hours on a weekly basis, Nance said. Members must be talented and have a good work ethic, she said.

University, Texas Tribune host second symposium on water

Texans are a proud community separated across varying regions, yet the issue of water permeates their cultural divides.

Representatives of The Texas Tribune and Texas State partnered to bring water experts and officials to a series of panels to discuss concerns. The event entitled A Symposium on Water was presented by The Texas Tribune’s Festival on the Road series.

Zelicks celebrates state independence with Texas-sized party

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A local Texas icehouse celebrated the Lone Star State’s independence with a weekend of tunes, brisket and booze.

Chase Katz, Zelicks owner, said the Texas Independence Day celebration at Zelicks Icehouse is the establishment’s biggest party of the year.

Katz said the celebration included plenty of beer along with 400 pounds of smoked brisket and 18 hours of live music.

The weekend was cold and wet, but Katz said the festivity went on and a great time was had by all.

Wittliff Collections presents ‘homegrown’ poster art of past

A new exhibit at the Wittliff Collections in Alkek Library is bringing a glimpse of music and poster art history to Texas State students.

The Wittliff Collections is featuring the Homegrown: Austin Music Posters exhibit Jan. 12-July 3 to give students insight into the 1967-1982 music scene.

Katie Salzmann, lead archivist and curator, said the exhibit honors Texas-inspired vintage posters and the close-knit community of the Austin artists who created them.

“More than 140 vintage pieces from the Wittliff's archive—from Tom Wilmore and other generous donors—document this history and testify to Texas artists’ mastery of the poster form using hand drawings and creative print techniques,” Salzmann said.

Local tattoo shops offer community atmosphere

The San Marcos community is diverse in terms of population, scenery and tattoo parlors.

Morgan Haberle, owner and artist at Classic Tattoo, has been practicing her craft since she was 19 years old.

“I love the character and creativity in San Marcos, and I am proud to be an (alumna) of Texas State University,” Haberle said. “I would never want to change the location, I love it here.”

Haberle said Classic Tattoo is unique because it is the type of shop parents can visit.

AnnaLisa Turner, former student at Texas State, said university alumni continue to give Classic Tattoo their business because of relationships developed with the staff.

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