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5TH LARGEST UNIVERSITY IN TEXAS • 38,694 STUDENTS • 98 BACHELOR’S, 91 MASTER’S & 13 DOCTORAL DEGREES

FRoM adVANcING REsEArch to creaTIVE ExCelLEnCE Texas State University is preparing the next generation of leaders and innovators in education, entrepreneurship, healthcare, and science and technology. Led by award-winning faculty, we’re performing world-class research and launching careers from Wall Street to Mission Control and the bright lights of Broadway. Founded on a tradition of lifelong learning, our Bobcat family is a living testament to the creativity, energy and diversity of Texas, with students from every corner of the state and around the globe. Together, we are forging careers and creating new opportunities for a brighter future.

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Contents

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WELCOME DINING An abundance of coffee Dining: Exquisite taste The pursuit of hoppiness

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ENTERTAINMENT

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Cheatham Street Warehouse Music Everywhere : JJ Garrett Band Performing arts

VISIT Spring Lake Heatwole brings beauty to life Painting through San Marcos SMTX River SMTX Culture Hidden in plane sight Getting around town Hotels and lodging San Marcos: Visit, play and stay

MAP BUSINESS Extraordinary person: Kayli Head Advanced Medical Technology Looking to relocate or expand? Lion’s Club

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Housing boom Kissing Tree Golf Course Public library expansion Protecting San Marcos

EDUCATION SMCISD by the numbers San Marcos Academy Education Foundation Bobcat Sports: big time impact

CHAMBER Photographs: Christopher Paul Cardoza, of Martian Chronicle, Farm to Table Dinner sponsored by Root Cellar. Bottom left, Photo courtesy of Paddle SMTX. Bottom Middle: Denise Cathey, Indigenous Cultures Powwow. Bottom right: Denise Cathey, burger by Root Cellar. Cover Design: Toy Mendez

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Shining Stars Under 40 State of the City Transportation Summit Chamber Gala Awards Board of Directors

QUICK FACTS

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The 2018 San Marcos Chamber Welcome Guide is published and provided free of charge to all visitors and newcomers as part of the Chamber’s relocation packets. Copies are available at:

SAN MARCOS AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 202 N. C.M. Allen Parkway San Marcos TX, 78666 512-393-5900 www.sanmarcostexas.com

Partnering Organizations SAN MARCOS CONVENTION AND VISITOR BUREAU

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INDIGENOUS CULTURES

617 IH 35 North San Marcos, TX 78666 512-393-5930 www.toursanmarcos.com

GREATER SAN MARCOS PARTNERSHIP 113 N Guadalupe St San Marcos, TX 78666 www.greatersanmarcostx.com

PUBLISHER Don Moore

MANAGING EDITOR Anita Miller

CONTENT PRODUCTION MANAGER

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HEATWOLE BRINGS SAN MARCOS BEAUTY TO LIFE

Colton Ashabranner

HOUSING BOOM

ART DIRECTOR Toy Mendez

GUIDE CONTRIBUTORS Colton Ashabranner Robin Blackburn Nick Castillo Chris Dukes Donavan Jackson Jack McClellan Toy Mendez Anita Miller Rachel Willis

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Colton Ashabranner Christopher Paul Cardoza Denise Cathey Andy Heatwole Anita Miller Toy Mendez

BOBCAT SPORTS

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DESIGNERS Colton Ashabranner Toy Mendez

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PAINTING THROUGH SAN MARCOS

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ANDY HEATWOLE

A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT AND CHAIR

JASON MOCK President San Marcos is an incredible community. I am certain you will feel the same after exploring everything our growing city has to offer. Perhaps you are visiting; maybe you are considering locating your business here, attending Texas State University, or relocating

for your retirement years. Whatever your interests are, San Marcos is here to welcome you to our beautiful city here in Central Texas. Inside this guide, you will find a glimpse of what it is like to live in this vibrant city. With a population of more than 60,000, San Marcos boasts a unique multicultural heritage and history. We encourage you to take a good look around, dine in one of our restaurants, and stop in for some great shopping. We have something for every taste and budget. Let your time in San Marcos inspire you to seek an unbeatable quality of life. For additional information on the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce, please visit us at www.sanmarcostexas.com. Sincerely, Jason Mock Chamber President & CEO

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KEVIN CARSWELL Chair San Marcos is no longer a hidden gem tucked off of Interstate 35 in Central Texas, but a thriving and growing epicenter of culture, music and natural beauty. On behalf of the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce, I want to welcome you to the commu-

nity. As the 2018 Chamber Board Chair, I am honored to follow a strong legacy of leaders who have worked to make our community a place to live, work and play. Inside this guide, you will find some of the best places to grab a cup of joe, local brews, culture and information on where to live or stay. This 2018 Welcome Guide is a one-stop-shop publication full of information and articles highlighting local business and happenings. Please use this publication as a resource for visiting, relocating, or contacting our local business community. Thank you for reading the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce Welcome Guide. If you are a business we welcome you to join us at the Chamber.

Sincerely, Kevin Carswell 2018 Board Chair


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San Marcos is home to many of the most unique coffee shops in Central Texas. Each coffee house offers an experience and atmosphere special to their voice & mission. Look for locally roasted grounds, artisanal fare, local artwork & crafts, home grown musicians, and live music in our favorite coffee shops. 14 • 2018 San Marcos Chamber Welcome Guide

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Buzz Mill Open 24/7, featuring local roast coffee, flapjacks, tacos & local grass-fed beef burgers. Vegan fare & a delicious habenero maple syrup are specialties here, along with a full bar & house infused liqours. Lumber Wood Society & Neighborwoods encourage care for the environment and social good times. 24 hrs a day • 194 S Guadalupe St • buzzmillcoffee.com

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Dining exquisite taste

BY RACHEL WILLIS

Food can be tied to many things— to family, to traditions, to heritage, to culture, to traveling and to memories. San Marcos has been on a steady uptick of building its cultural and culinary repertoire for years now and several local restaurants have really struck a chord with locals and travelers alike.

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San Marcos, TX is a groove. A way of meeting.

Where you can be in sessions all day then try new craft brews and tasty cuisine

all evening long. And it’s easy – there’s a variety of good eats, quirky shops and nightly live music just minutes away from your meetings.

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“It’s always just made sense to buy local, to start with a good product and make a great meal” - Monte Sheffield

BY RACHEL WILLIS

Palmer’s This locally-owned fine dining establishment has been a San Marcos favorite since 1978. Fans of sourcing local fresh produce, meats, and dairy will appreciate this menu. Hand-crafted goat cheese from Pure Luck Dairy in Dripping Springs; fresh local produce from Southern Star Farms right outside San Marcos city limits. Menu items

change with the seasonal local bounty. “It’s always just made sense to buy local, to start with a good product and make a great meal,” said Monte Sheffield, owner. The menu includes dishes with recipes that pull from traditional Southern cuisine, with notes of Cajun and Latin influence. Palmer’s brunch menu packs a punch with classic brunch recipes bursting with Southern flair. Try the Southern Eggs Benedict that shakes

up the traditional brunch item with slow-simmered pulled pork, on Texas toast with poached eggs, Hollandaise sauce and house-made barbeque. Saturday & Sunday brunch includes Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar, with hot sauces, olives, pickles and bacon-wrapped pretzel rods. Palmer’s features a drink menu with a mix of traditional exotic selections. The Hibiscus Mex’tini that has Patron Citronge, agave nectar, fresh lime juice served with a house-made hibiscus tea ice ball, that slowly melts and sweetens the cocktail. Exclusively serving Texas beer on draft, and a large selection of wines to go with any entree on the menu, including their hand-cut and aged ribeyes steaks. Known for their beautiful outdoor seating on a shaded garden patio, Palmer’s is a favorite for happy hour and delicious appetizers. Palmer’s 218 Moore St. Mon–Thurs 11am–9:30 pm Fri 11 am–10 pm • Sat ​10 am–10 pm Sat & Sun Brunch 10 am–2:30 pm palmers.com

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Blue Dahlia Bistro Blue Dahlia Bistro, that opened in July of 2017, has created a European-style experience in the middle of downtown San Marcos. Blue Dahlia Bistro sits in one of the oldest existing buildings in San Marcos. Sam and Amy Ramirez, the owners of Blue Dahlia, worked to incorporate a lot of local feel and history by keeping the original and roughhewn limestone walls of the building, being a sponsor of local events and arts and using organic and locallysourced products whenever available.

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THE ENTIRE BILL The Ramirez’s preserved the walls of the historic back patio by including them into the design, but they also hired local artist Rene Perez to add a little modern San Marcan flair to them with a series of mini-murals that pop out of the stonework. The menu was inspired by the Ramirez’s travels across Europe, as well as some more provincial sources, such as a warm bread pudding recipe with butter rum sauce that comes from a close friend’s grandmother’s recipe book. The dinner menu features French classics like Coq au Vin Blanc with chicken, mushrooms, garlic, capers prosciutto, all cooked in a white wine cream sauce and delicious openfaced tartine sandwiches that come in a array of flavor combinations. Blue Dahlia Bistro has $1 mimosas until 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and $3 mimosas on the weekends to go with their Petit Dejeuner menu that is served all day, and features items like buttery croissants and fluffy Belgian waffles. Blue Dahlia Bistro 107 E. Hopkins St Mon–Thurs 11 am to 8 pm Fri 11am–9 pm Sat ​9 am–9 pm & Sun 9 am–8 pm bluedahliabistro.com. 2018 San Marcos Chamber Welcome Guide • 21


KYLE MYLIUS

The Root Cellar Cafe The Root Cellar Café sits on the cellar floor of the historic Donaldson building in downtown San Marcos. Owner Kyle Mylius first opened the Root Cellar Cafe in February of 2005. He has been an active sponsor of the arts in San Marcos and in reviving the historic downtown district. The Root Cellar cafe is an intimate cafe that sits a few steps below street level on LBJ Drive. With limestone walls and an eclectic mix of tables and chairs that sit

nested in the corners, the atmosphere is cozy, but the menu features comfort foods with a fine-dining twist. The Root Cellar Cafe prides themselves on having a “scratch kitchen,” meaning staffers make everything they can from their jellies and salad dressings to their salsas and whipped creams. Root Cellar Cafe serves brunch Tuesday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. that features local favorites like the Brazilian French Toast that is made with homemade challah bread that’s soaked in vanilla rum sauce and topped

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with cinnamon sugar or their signature biscuits and gravy that has fresh-baked biscuits topped with roasted jalapeño cream gravy. Happy hour Tuesday through Sunday from 4–6 p.m: $2 off mimosas, sangrias, beer, wine & mixed drinks. The Root Cellar 215 N LBJ Dr. Tues–Sun 7am–4pm & 5:30pm–10pm Happy Hour 4–6pm rootcellarcafe.com


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The pursuit of hoppiness

San Marcos continues to grow in recent years—including a thriving production in an industry nearly 4,000 years old. BY RACHEL WILLIS

Altmeyer & Lewis The first brewery within city limits to operate with a production brewery license; you can enjoy brews in house as well as around town. Their brews can be found all around San Marcos, at Palmer’s, Tantra, Buzz Mill, Ivar’s River Pub and Zelick’s with plans on expanding distribution further down the Interstate 35 corridor. Stewart Altmeyer and Byron Lewis are brothers-in-law, they married local sisters from Wimberley. Altmeyer comes from a German heritage of beer brewing in West Virginia. Years ago, he stumbled across some books that his grandfather gave him. According to Altmeyer, the books were from his grandfather’s uncle who was a Monsignor at a Catholic monastery that brewed beer in West Virginia. “There were notes all in the back of the book that were numbers and I didn’t really know what it was and I just left it,” Altmeyer said. “Then it just kind of dawned on me, I think that’s a mash schedule. It’s not really a recipe but it was their technique that they were using at that monastery.” That technique that Altmeyer found in the back of a book is what Altmeyer and Lewis Brewery have used for all of their

creations. “I tried a couple of batches, tried to guess what grains they would have been using, trying to approximate it,” Altmeyer said. “I did a couple of batches and I was shocked at how much clearer and better it was than the other beer I had been brewing at that point.” They use no chemicals, finings or additives in their brewing process, giving their beer a cleaner and purer taste. “It’s not the recipe so much as the process,” Lewis said. “We do everything based on the German Law of Purity, the proper name is Reinheitsgebot. And what that states is that beer is made with four ingredients – no more, no less. So you have malt, hops water and yeast. We don’t use chemicals, filters or finings.” Altmeyer & Lewis have six labeled beers for sale including a refreshing and biting German lager; a hefeweizen with notes of wheat and banana; a Irish Red Ale and a hoppy double IPA.

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106 N Interstate 35 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 754-7707

Palmer’s has a Texas-sized portion of pleasure waiting for you. Enjoy Texas Hill Country cuisine, luscious cocktails, and a carefully selected wine and beer list that includes some of Texas’ best.

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The San Marcos Legacy Of President Lyndon B. Johnson Free and Open to the Public Thur-Sat. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Exhibits, Tours, Special Events, Auditorium 131 N. Guadalupe Street San Marcos TX 78666 512-353-3300 O lbjmuseum.com director@lbjmuseum.com

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Aquabrew Aquabrew, San Marcos’ newest brew pub, has created a community around their beer, hosting weekly fundraising events for local nonprofits, hanging art on their walls and having live music almost every week on their back stage. Aquabrew Owner Carlos Russo opened the community hub less than two years ago with the intent to run a full-scale brewpub, restaurant and event space. Aquabrew has 10 great brews on tap ranging from a full-bodied and spicy Belgium Tripel called the 78Tripel6 to a tart and refreshing Kolsch-style ale called the San Marcos Blonde. And Aquabrew Head Brewer David Jones said he has a special seasonal beer in the works for spring that uses some of Fredricksburg’s

“Each time I make our beers I do little tiny tweaks to try to get where I’m purely happy with them.” - David Jones

famous peaches, the Peach Witbier. Jones said one of the advantages of working with a smaller brewery is the creativity that gets to flourish within the beer recipes and process — meaning the beer comes out better every time and drinkers get a new experience with every pint or flight. “I get to experiment a lot here, as compared to working for one of the big breweries, because if you distribute nationally you have to make the same beers over and over again. But I get to play around, each time I make our beers I do little tiny tweaks to try to get where I’m purely happy with them.”

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Zelick’s Texas-style ice house Zelick’s was opened by brothers Chase and Seth Katz in May of 2011. They turned the remains of a 1930s gas station into a thriving garden bar within walking distance of downtown. Coined as the “Best Little Icehouse in Texas,” they pour local brews and host specialty keg nights. Their draft selection consists solely of Texas craft beers, with beers on tap from small craft breweries in and around the state. Zelick’s also hosts local art market event Martian Culture, which brings out some of the most creative and artistic personalities in San Marcos selling thier work—like Rene Perez; (see p. 48) the first Sunday of every month. Zelick’s 336 W Hopkins St Mon–Thurs: 3pm–2am Fri: 1:30pm–2am Sat & Sun 12pm–2am zelickssmtx.com

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CHEATHAM STREET WAREHOUSE BY CHRIS DUKES

Nestled right next to the railroad tracks off its namesake street, Cheatham Street Warehouse boasts a rich history that can stand toe-to-toe with other Texas dance halls 100 years its senior. Kent Finlay and Jim Cunningham leased the old Reed Grocery Warehouse in June of 1974 to open up a music hall and provide a spotlight for the diverse pool of talent in the area. Shortly after opening, the club hosted a Southwest Texas State student named George Strait and his Ace in the Hole Band. The group would become a weekly staple, building a reputation not only for themselves, but the building in which they played.

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Over the next four decades Cheatham Street Warehouse would help launch the careers of names like Stevie Ray Vaughan and Randy Rogers, as well as play host to Willie Nelson, Townes Van Zandt, Jerry Jeff Walker, Asleep at the Wheel, Gatemouth Brown and Guy Clark. Yet it isn’t the big-crowd shows that are the lifeblood of the Central Texas honkytonk. The building serves its true purpose on Wednesday nights when it hosts Kent Finlay’s Songwriter’s Circle.

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Named for one of the original proprieters of Cheatham Street Warehouse, who died in 2015, the songwriter’s circle has shaped the careers of names like Todd Snider, James McMurtry, Terri Hendrix, Bruce Robison and Hal Ketchum.   "Kent and the songwriter's circle gave me a home and a place to work on my craft as a young songwriter,” local musician Troy Stone said. Stone, a songwriter’s circle alum, is the former frontman of  the Hill Country Gentlemen and currently leads the band Troy Stone and the Spent Shells. Many of the muscians he works with to this day have connections to the songriter's circle. 


“It also gave me a chance to be part of a community of people who were trying to do the same thing,” Stone added. “It did that for a lot of people and is partially responsible for a lot of careers." Finlay’s legacy lives on. Songwriter’s circle alumnus Randy Rogers bought the building in 2016. Local songwriters can still be found congregating on Wednsday nights, often guided by Finlay’s daughter HalleyAnna.

The process is still the same. Songwriters sign up on a yellow legal pad at the bar and every artist – no matter the experience level or following – gets the same respect and attention from their fellow craftsmen. Cheatham Street Warehouse also hosts events like the Young Songwriter’s Workshop, a yearly, “camp-style” event held in June where novice writers can work with established artists and refine their skills.

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MUSIC EVERY WHERE JJ GARRETT BAND

BY RACHEL WILLIS San Marcos is a community of thriving arts, whether it be murals on walls, paint on canvas or a band on a stage, it’s created and supported here. And the odds are if you happen to find yourself in the midst of San Marcos’ burgeoning nightlife, you’ll hear the JJ Garrett Band. The JJ Garrett Band has been playing their particular brand of Texas Country since 2011. The group was formed in San Marcos by JJ Villarreal of Fort Worth and Doug Garrett of Grand Prairie. The duo started out around a campfire with guitars and friends before eventually making their way to the stage and hosting a regular and rollicking open mic night at Jack’s Roadhouse. They have become a staple to many downtown bars and restaurants, playing regularly at Louie's Oyster Bar, Green Parrot and CraftHouse as well as one of San Marcos’ most noted stages, Cheatham Street Warehouse. According to Garrett, it’s the San Marcos music scene’s energy that has given them traction in the Texas Country scene. “It’s still alive in San Marcos, you can go to really any place in San Marcos on a given night, there’s always going to be a band, some live music,” Garrett said The JJ Garrett Band has been cutting their teeth in the Texas music scene playing with acts like Dale Watson, Asleep at the Wheel and Hal Ketchum as well as releasing a

new self-titled four song EP that is available on iTunes and Spotify. Both Villarreal and Garrett are at home in a hole-in-the-wall beer joint playing drinking songs about good whiskey, bad decisions and the stories in between and their music can be most enjoyed with a cold beer in the hand and two feet on the dance floor. Garrett and Villarreal didn’t start honing their musical chops until they were in high school and college. Villarreal started on a pawn shop guitar that he acquired with his dad while on a semester-long break from college and has been playing ever since. Garrett has been plucking off and on since

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2003. Villarreal had never sung on a stage before taking to the mic as lead vocals in the JJ Garrett Band. But both found a certain creative fulfillment through their music. “It definitely feels good to write a song and then get out there and play it and see people enjoying it, dancing to something you made,” Villarreal said. Their music draws from a variety of genres, from rock n’ roll and R&B to Texas Country and soul. They also play a healthy mixture of cover songs and originals, giving everyone a little something to move to or wet their beak to. For more information about the JJ Garrett band go to www.jjgarrettband.com.


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PERFORMING ARTS

2018-2019 Season APRIL

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10/2-10/7: Mr Burns, a post-electric play, by Anne Washburn and Michael Freidman, in the Harrison Theatre

11/8-11/11: How I Learned to Drive, by Paula Vogel, in the PSH Studio Theatre

1/31-2/3: References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot, by Jose Rivera, in the PSH Studio Theatre

April 17-22, Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre by Terrence McNally, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and music by Stephen Flaherty A lively musical with stories from several perspectives.

10/30-11/4: The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, in the Mainstage Theatre

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11/13-11/18: Cabaret, by Joe Masteroff, John Kander, and Fred Ebb, in the Harrison Theatre


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2/12-2/17: The Tempest, by William Shakespeare, in the Harrison Theatre

4/9-4/14: The Americans, a devised piece, in the Mainstage Theatre

2/21-2/24: What We Scream Underwater When No One Can Hear Us, by Caitlin Turnage, in the PSH Studio Theatre

4/23-4/28: The Hunchback of Notre Dame, by Stephen Schwartz, in the Harrison Theatre

Shows in the Studio and Mainstage Theatres.

Once only an attraction for the largest of cosmopolitan cities, the performing arts has been a part of the San Marcos entertainment scene for years now. Notably the Theatre & Dance department at Texas State University has abundantly grown and flourished with generous donations and steady numbers of talented students. Productions have grown ever larger over the years with fan favorites producing instant referrals from theatre patrons. And if you didn’t already know—the TXST Theatre department is ranked 7th in the state of Texas—it’s packed with talent. With this outstanding company in our own backyard, the shows have a robust following of local patrons who frequent the productions. Recently the department has taken on ambitious projects: A Chorus Line, Hamlet and Ragtime. Seats full of bright eyed and smiling patrons packed the theatre for A Chorus Line—with admiration for the singing, dancing and acting quality—the cast was outstanding. These top-tier shows are not to be missed. 2018 San Marcos Chamber Welcome Guide • 37


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Spring Lake

THE BEAUTY NEVER STOPS “The lake is just waking up,” Sam Massey, assistant manager of Glass Bottom Boats at the Meadows Cener said, at the start of a morning tour. It was a crisp fall day, Massey’s favorite time of the year for guiding tours around the crystal-clear waters of the lake that forms the headwaters of the San Marcos River. Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of springs bubble up from its bottom. Among the weaving cabomba, hornwort and other aquatic plants, live some 30 different species of fish and six species of turtles. Along its banks the work of non-native rodents can be seen in the nibbled tree branches, and along its edges hunt herons, egrets and other waterfowl. Part of the reason Massey prefers this season is the influx of migratory birds — including cormorants, ospreys and wild ducks — that add to the experience of observing the year-round residents, namely the red-shouldered hawks, black and turkey vultures and egrets. Once home to the famed Aquarena Springs Amusement park, the Meadows Center is a serene place of learning and natural wonder. On some days up to 400 schoolchildren visit the Meadows Center. Other days are reserved for family activities, and the tours are also popular with “winter Texans,” residents of local assisted living centers and just regular folks, some who live in the area and others drawn to the site by childhood memories of the old Aquarena Springs Amusement Park. The park was acquired by Texas State University in 1994, and over the next several years the old buildings came down, the Submarine Theater where Aquamaids frolicked with Ralph the Swimming Pig was pulled from the water and the peninsula on which it all sat was 40 • 2018 San Marcos Chamber Welcome Guide


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restored to its natural state. The only building that now remains is the old Aquarena Springs Hotel, which now houses the Meadows Center and Texas State University teaching spaces. At 30, Massey is among the youngest to have a living memory of the theme park and, he says, fewer and fewer people ask about it. Instead, the conversation is increasingly turned to the public awareness of the fragile resource that is the Edwards Aquifer. “We try to get across the understanding that this lake and river come from the Edwards Aquifer,” he said, “and understanding what kind of resource is here — the large complex system below our feet. Water under the ground is pretty abstract for a second grader, but it connects back to what they learn in the classroom.” The Meadows Center maintains a fleet of five glass-bottomed boats, the oldest dating to 1945 and the newest to 1978. Each boat can hold 20 adults and tours take approximately 30 minutes. Stops along the way include high-pressure and low-pressure springs with names like Cream of Wheat and Johnny Weissmuller — the latter named for the actor who played Tarzan in a slew of movies in the 1950s and 60s. On a visit to the old theme park, Weissmuller famously dove down to take a drink from the spring that now bears his name. But like the theme park itself, memories of that actor have faded with time, Massey says. The lake holds its mysteries too, both in elusive creatures and hidden history. 42 • 2018 San Marcos Chamber Welcome Guide


“It’s the most studied waterway in the U.S.”

-Sam Massey

One of the many mysteries include the nocturnal American eel—in three years driving the boats, Massey has seen only four. Largely hidden too, are the river shrimp which can grow up to 18 inches including their claws. The widely studied Texas Blind Salamander also calls Spring Lake home. “It’s the most studied waterway in the U.S.,” Massey said in detailing dye tracing tests to see if the waters in Onion Creek south of Austin are connected to the springs beneath the lake, which was formed in 1849 when Edward Burleson built a dam to power a grist mill. In the 169 years since, the lake

has yielded only a few of its secrets. Underwater archaeologist Dr. Joel Shiner established a traditional dig site on the lake’s bottom in the early 1980s and remnants of that, kept clean by divers, can still be seen. Claimed by many experts to be the longest inhabited location in North America, sediment core samples indicate that humans have lived by the clear, constantly flowing water for more than 11,500 years. That prompts some questions, Massey said, many ask “what filter or other artifice” is used to make the water so clear — when in fact it comes out of the ground that way.

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HEATWOLE BRINGS SAN MARCOS BEAUTY TO LIFE BY ANITA MILLER

There's magic all around us every day that we just can't see. Andy Heatwole is a local photographer doing what he can to change that. Heatwole has made quite a name for himself in recent years with haunting photographs of San Marcos and surrounding areas — many taken at night and many using long exposures that capture nature in a way human eyes cannot. They are dramatic — from downtown cityscapes beneath dark skies and thunderbolts to moonrise over a glittering city, to a backlit solitary oak beneath the Milky Way to an underwater illumination of the iconic Jacob's Well. Heatwole, a current resident of Kyle, says his love of “light painting” hasn't been a lifelong quest. “Prior to sometime in 2001 I had no interest in photography. I didn't do it in high school, it wasn't something I even thought of.” However, his world was widened by the internet. “I saw what people were doing, especially at night. What really fascinated me was lighting and strobes. 44 • 2018 San Marcos Chamber Welcome Guide


— light painting.” He acquired his first camera, a manual model that shot film, from his father-in-law, who also happened to be a professional photographer. “He gave me a few pointers and I went off on my own. I was terrible at first,” he recalled, though he quickly picked up the basics and began to use the camera as a tool to bring about what he envisioned. “Basically, I thought about how I wanted this to look and what to do with the camera to accomplish that. I loved it so I just kept doing it.” Daytime photography, by and large, captures the world as we see it. Faster shutter speeds allow for “freeze frame” of moving objects, Heatwole explained, while night photography opens up a whole new world of creative possibilities, “long exposures and about as close to magic as I have come — just in the way the camera sees things differently than we do.” While long exposures and adding light keep him up late at night, the beauty of early-morning light has him up early. “Getting out of a perfectly warm bed — that's the hardest part” he said of photographing the steam that rises off the

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72-degree San Marcos River on cold winter mornings. “Once I get out there it's like, 'Ah, yeah!'... Once I'm out there and have the camera and I'm shooting it's just joy. That's really my favorite time, especially on the river. Not only is it a beautiful, winter, otherworldly, surreal environment that you're in, but there's nobody else out there.” A lot of his shots are wellplanned, like moonrises and sunsets, and he has apps and websites that let him know what will be where and when; however there's still no guarantee it won't be cloudy or otherwise problematic. Other times, “I really don't have anything in mind. I just get out, walk around and see if anything is clicking. A lot of times I'm just sitting in a place and start feeling it …

“My greatest reward is when people tell me how one of my pictures makes them feel — that’s validation.” -Andy Heatwole you have got to sit there for a while and kind of take it all in and then once you start feeling it, those compositions start to appear. A lot of times it's just on a feeling — even the planned stuff is just on a feeling — not just what it looks like but what it feels like.” His challenges have

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been more than most photographers experience, for example, the day three years ago he was set up to shoot Christmas lights around Courthouse Square when he was hit by a car. “That was unexpected and definitely one of the scariest things that has happened.” It could have been much worse, he recalls. “I ended up being OK. By sheer luck I ended up getting pushed to the side instead of getting pushed forward and getting pinned between the car and the wall…That could have gone way differently. Literally a half step put me in the position to get pushed to the side.” Heatwole's art is available for sale through his web page and can occasionally be seen at downtown markets and galleries.


Private collectors have also taken note, and one local doctor has his work throughout the suite of offices. He also teaches nighttime photography classes sporadically. “My idea of art is something that conveys emotion,” Heatwole said, “not just an idea but emotion and that comes in many mediums.” For example, music. “Your favorite songs are the ones that make you feel something. My greatest reward is when people tell me how one of my pictures makes them feel — that's validation. You can get awards and money and accolades but the true measure, the true satisfaction, is being able to convey the emotion I feel to someone else. That's the biggest compliment I can personally receive from what I do.”

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Painting through

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Local artist Rene Perez – like most pet owners – takes note of the little quirks and qualities that all animals have to offer. However, he has made a career out of exaggerating those traits and personifying them into fantastic works of art. He can be found at local art markets or around town adding beauty to our cityscape by creating mini murals. 48 •48 2018 • 2018 San San Marcos Marcos Chamber Chamber Welcome Welcome Guide Guide


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Perez likes to do add humor to his works by poking at people and giving the animals he paints different human qualities. His works range from blue herons pointing out littering problems in our river community and pigs lying on their backs watching mermaids to simple portraits of his own snarky yet lovable cats riding through space in a claw-foot bathtub sporting wings and a beak. Perez began painting mini-murals by asking friends if he could do unpaid works outside of their buildings. “You do these things out of love and they come back to you,” Perez said. Of course, friends took him up on the offer and slowly his works began spreading throughout downtown. His first street painting was the cat behind Vagabond, a vintage clothing store located off of the square on North LBJ, he traded owner David Marrs the mural for a pair of stylish vintage boots. Perez was then hired by Blue Dahlia Bistro, a new restaurant in downtown San Marcos, to paint some mini-murals on the back patio walls of their secret 50 • 2018 San Marcos Chamber Welcome e Guide


Mini-Mural Map San Marcos Texas garden. Perez was already employed by the bistro’s Austin locations as the art curator, after having his work featured in the restaurant’s galleries for several years. “If you could give me one place in San Marcos that would be the coolest place to paint – it would be here,” Perez said while sitting at a small table in the corner of the patio. He continued saying that the job just kind of fell into his lap. “I feel really blessed to leave my marks on that wall,” he said. Co-owner Amy Ramirez asked Perez to paint a mural in the back patio, giving him the creative freedom to do with the space what he wanted. Perez added tiny touches that transformed their outdoor patio dining

“ You do these things out of love and they come back to you.” -Rene Perez area into a beautiful work of art. “He’s just awesome and such a fun artist,” she said. Ramirez owns the business with her husband, Sam, who has lived in San Marcos for 35 years. In addition to his mini murals at Blue

Dahlia, Perez has expanded his mini murals around the downtown area and along the river. He was commissioned by the city to complete 10 mini murals around town. Perez said he feels like the work with the city came from his work at Blue Dahlia “They’re very subtle. I think that’s what the city saw,” he said. “I was doing all of these real subtle, sneaky paintings into this wall.” “Rene was chosen because he is an ambassador for the arts in our

community. People are intrigued by him and his works and they want to see more,” said Lisa Morris, recreation manager for the city of San Marcos. To see more of his work, be sure to follow him on Facebook and Instagram by searching “Rene Perez Art.” If you’re interested in commissioning Perez contact him: 512-757-4745.

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SMTX RIVER BY DONAVAN JACKSON In the heart of downtown runs one of the most beautiful, crystal clear rivers in the state of Texas. The San Marcos River attracts locals and visitors both during the warmest summer days and the coldest winter evenings. Sewell Park and Rio Vista Park fill up with people of all ages during the summer. “Bikini Hill,” covered in beach towels, is where you can catch someone relaxing with a book, tossing a frisbee around, playing sand volleyball or enjoying the year-round 72-degree water. Sewell Park is a popular spot for tubers or paddle boarders to start their day-long float. The park and river also represent something special to the students of Texas State who earn a degree on graduation day. As recent grads exit Strahan Coliseum, many make their way down to the river and dive in as celebration of moving on to the next chapter of their lives. And for those not inclined to the chilly river opt for another Bobcat tradition. Many Texas State students dip their class rings in the river to symbolize their achievement at the university. The spring-fed river has become a staple of what makes San Marcos

special in many ways. Despite freezing winter weather, many find their way to the steaming river to take the polar plunge in the month of December. Another unique river experience is provided and put on by Paddle SMTX. Paddle SMTX puts on night glow tours that take paddlers down the San Marcos River at night with boards equipped with special underwater LED light kits as seen on the cover. The lights kits come in seven different colors and settings that produce

TUBING AT RIO VISTA PARK

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a gorgeous view of the river and wildlife under the stars. Paddle SMTX also provides many other options such as Paddle Board Yoga, Paddle Trips and Kayak Rentals. Whether you want to relax for a summer day on the hills or float on the river with family and friends, the San Marcos River serves as one of the most unique spots in the Texas Hill Country. The river of San Marcos is not only special to the town it runs through. It also personifies the culture that has made San Marcos what it is today.


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SMTX CULTURE BY RACHEL WILLIS

San Marcos’ crystal-clear spring-fed river has been a bastion of human life and culture for more than 12,000 years, and those early inhabitants are celebrated here annually.

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Indigenous Cultures Institute The Sacred Springs Powwow, held each October, is a function of the Indigenous Cultures Institute (ICI), a nonprofit dedicated to the research and preservation of the culture, arts, traditions, ceremonies and languages of what is collectively known as the Coahuiltecan people. The Coahuiltecans represent more than 200 Native American groups that once populated what is now Central and Southern Texas and Northeastern Mexico before colonization by Europeans. According to ICI Executive Director Maria Rocha, the San Marcos Springs, which form Spring Lake and the river, is the site of the Coahuiltecan peoples’ origin story. “San Marcos is the oldest continuously inhabited spot in North America, so that in itself makes this a sacred place because it has been populated by people who have prayed here, lived here, experienced joy and life and death here,” Rocha said. “The Coahuiltecan people believe that San Marcos is their origination site as a people. Their creation story says that they travelled in the underground until a deer led them out through the springs for the first time and that spring is called Spring Lake – we call it the Sacred Springs – it’s the headwaters of the San Marcos River and it’s a very sacred place that represents all sacred land to us and all sacred water.” Native American culture thrums to life with the two-day powwow, filled with indigenous arts, food, storytellers, flute players, dancers and drummers in full regalia. Indigenous peoples open the doors to their often unrecorded and untold history and culture and celebrate the Sacred Springs of San Marcos and the

“San Marcos is the oldest continuously inhabited spot in North America, so that in itself makes this a sacred place because it has been populated by people who have prayed here, lived here, experienced joy and life and death here.”


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heritage of its peoples. One of the ICI’s longestfought battles has been reclaiming and reburying the thousands of Native American remains that have been unearthed over the years and kept in collections by universities, museums and federal and state departments. “We are working to rebury over 3,500 remains of our people that have been removed by Texas and that are now in cardboard boxes all over the United States in institutions,” Rocha said. “We would like those to be returned to us here in Texas and be reburied, as close as possible to where they were unearthed. That is a campaign that we have started and many of us are not going to live to see all those reburials but at least we started the process.” The ICI won their first major battle in repatriation in 2016 when the city of San Marcos became the first city in Texas that reclaimed a reburial ground for its indigenous populations and subsequently reburied the remains of a 25-year-old man buried over 1,200 years ago that had been unearthed in December 2011 near what is now the Meadows Center ticket booth, close to the shores of the Sacred Springs in Spring Lake. The body was deliberately reburied in the fetal position, with the head facing east and a ring of rocks circling the grave, as was Coahuiltecan tradition.

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Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos On the outskirts of downtown sits the neighborhood that was once a Mexican American “barrio.” The building that used to house the city’s “Mexican School” is now a showcase for the richness and beauty of Hispanic culture. The mission of Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos is to serve as a community beacon for the preservation, development, promotion and celebration of the Hispanic arts, culture, heritage and values. They meet those goals by providing programs, classes and events that engage the community on a cultural level. Some of those include music classes, after-school tutoring, Ballet Folklorico that teaches traditional folk dances of Mexico, and cultural events for all ages. Centro opened its doors as a nonprofit in September of 2010, a result of the work of five determined women. Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos 211 Lee St Tues–Fri 2–6pm & Sat 10am–2pm sanmarcoscentro.org

Calaboose African American Museum Set in the historically Black Dunbar neighborhood, the Calaboose African American Museum is a monument to the work to collect, preserve and interpret the history of African Americans in San Marcos. “The history of Black communities has often times been lost, because those living in these communities often lacked the level of literacy to write it down, so it was passed on orally,” Director of the Calaboose Museum Dr. Elvin Holt said. “But when those voices are silenced, nobody else can pick it up and carry it on to the next generation, so it becomes lost.” Johnnie Armstead was

the original founder of the Calaboose Museum, which began as a shed in her backyard that she lined with photographs, Black business and organization memorabilia, and pieces of local AfricanAmerican family history that had been tossed aside. When the city was getting ready to tear down the dilapidated building that had served as Hays County’s first

“The history of Black communities has often times been lost, because those living in these communities often lacked the level of literacy to write it down, so it was passed on orally.”

jail and later as the USO for Black servicemen in 1943, Armstead went before the city and asked them to give her the chance to raise the money needed to restore it. Armstead and a group of local activists and leaders did just that, eventually bringing the Calaboose to fruition. The name, “Calaboose,” was selected because it was a common word for jail when Hays County’s first jailhouse was built during the reconstruction period in 1873. The walls of the museum are lined with letters, books, photographs and antique artifacts that touch on all aspects

of African American life in the city’s history. Exhibits cover the Buffalo Soldiers, Tuskegee Airmen, WWII Military, Civil Rights, Ku Klux Klan, locally born and internationally-known jazz pioneer Eddie Durham and many other local heroes. “If you don’t get the minority contribution to the history of a community than you don’t have the full story and there has to be someone to tell the missing parts and that’s what we try to do at the museum,” Holt said. Calaboose Museum 200 MLK Dr Sat 10am–2pm

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Hidden in plane sight BY ROBIN BLACKBURN A colorful, interactive military museum the size of an airplane hangar is one of San Marcos' hidden treasures, but volunteers are hoping to change that. The Central Texas Wing of the Commemorative Air Force is mostly known for restoring and flying old combat aircraft – and the CAF hangar located at the end of the main road at the San Marcos Regional Airport is home to several planes that are either flight-ready or undergoing restoration. But the hangar, which itself dates back to World War II, also contains artifact rooms full of memorabilia from America's military history. Display cases hold uniforms, guns, photographs and other pieces of the past, with sections devoted to the WASPs and the Tuskegee Airmen. “The museum, just in the last two years, has been updated a lot,” said Central Texas Wing member Phil Bonasera. “It's a World War II Museum … but it's also a military history museum.” The CAF Central Texas Wing hangar has also undergone some refurbishment, Bonasera said, including the installation of new doors and new paint for the interior walls. An ADA-compliant restroom was

being installed on the ground floor of the hangar at the end of 2017. The hangar is also home to the John Stokes Library, which includes books, videos and memorabilia, and an Officers Club which can be rented out for small social functions or meetings. The club features a full kitchen, can seat about 50 people and is free for active duty or retired military, Bonasera said. The main floor of the hangar can also be rented out for dinners, dances or other functions, according to Bonasera. In fact, the Central Texas Wing holds its annual dinner dance and casino night fundraisers in the hangar. The CAF Central Texas Wing is manned entirely by volunteers. All of the fundraising efforts – special events, venue rentals, chances to fly in one of the historic aircraft and donations accepted at the hangar – go toward maintenance of the buildings and the planes and restoration efforts for newly acquired aircraft. One

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such plane is the C-47, called “That's All Brother,” which Bonasera explained was the lead plane in the D-Day airlift. Restoration efforts on the plane began in 2015 and are continuing at a facility in Oshkosh, Wisc. The Central Texas Wing had hoped the plane would be ready for its test flight in late 2017, but Bonasera said it will be ready in 2018. And in 2019, the wing has plans to fly the plane from England to Normandy. Bonasera said there are many reasons why volunteers enjoy their membership in the Central Texas Wing. “Most of us are ex-pilots, and we like airplanes,” he said, adding that many members are retired mechanics and military personnel and enjoy the camaraderie that comes with wing activities and working on restoration and maintenance projects. More than that, he said, the men and


women involved in the Central Texas Wing are dedicated to education and to passing down the history of America's role in World War II. “We believe the story should be told,” Bonasera said. The CAF Central Texas Wing hangar and museum, located at 1841 Airport Dr. Building 2249, is open Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is no admission fee, but donations are recommended. For more information, visit www.centraltexaswing. org or call 512-396-1943. 2018 San Marcos Chamber Welcome Guide • 59


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Getting Around Town BY CHRIS DUKES

The San Marcos metro area has spent a good portion of this past decade atop various rankings for the country’s fastest-growing city, and with that rapid population increase has come a need for various ways to get around town. Buses, ride sharing, taxis and even pedicabs are all available to get a person from one place to another in the city. Capital Area Rural Transportation System, or CARTS, has operated in San Marcos since 1995 and has been providing municipal bus service since 2013. In 2016 the company introduced five new 29-passenger busses along with extended hours of operation from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. “Ridership is the highest it’s ever been,” CARTS Community Services Director Dana Platt said. CARTS runs routes on Hopkins/ Wonder World, Post Road, Uhland Road, the outlet malls, Bishop and Guadalupe/ Redwood streets. In addition riders can connect to  INTERURBAN  buses bound for Austin, Bastrop, Bertram, Burnet, Georgetown, Liberty Hill, Lockhart, Luling, Marble Falls, Round Rock, Taylor, Texas State University, LaGrange, Giddings, Paige, Smithville and Elgin on 60 • 2018 San Marcos Chamber Welcome Guide


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CARTS FARES $1.00 One-Way $2.00 Daily Pass: ride all day no transfers needed $30.00 Monthly Pass $15.00 Reduced Monthly Pass (for ADA eligible passengers) For more information call: 512-805-RIDE or visit SMTXTHEBUS.com

the INTERURBAN Coach. According to Platt, the most successful current option is the Coach Express Gold Route with express service to Texas State University. “We have lots of students and staff that utilize this service,” she said. “Passengers love the use of the wi-fi for their commute.” CARTS prices go from a $1 for a oneway fare $2 for a daily pass to $30 for a monthly pass (with discounted $15 monthly passes for eligible passengers). INTERURBAN rates start at $2–$4 for single trips, $6 for an all-day pass or $88 for a month. In addition to buses, those looking to traverse San Marcos always have the option of Uber or Lyft. Both ridesharing programs have been around since 2015, according to

San Marcos Economic Development and Downtown Administrator Kevin Burke. If you are looking for a low-tech way to get around there are always pedicabs. Movemint Bike Cab operates four fulltime pedicabs in the San Marcos area. “Our San Marcos pedicabs are custom built for the area,” owner David Knipp said. “San Marcos is sort of ‘subtly hilly’ so all of our units in the area are built to be electric when needed.” Movemint operates on the square and during special events such as Bobcat football games, the Mermaid Parade, Sights & Sounds and others. Cabs are available to be hailed down or riders have the option to book a tour in advance.   “We want to be a part of the community and help people experience the charm and scenery of San Marcos,” Knipp said.

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HAMPTON INN & SUITES Richard Weik 106 N I-35 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 754-7707

HILTON GARDEN INN Sonya Garcia 2131 N I-35 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 878-4411 www.hgisanmarcos.hiltongardeNinn

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Smtx TO OUR COMMUNITY Welcome GROWING

BY DONAVAN JACKSON

For years, the small, quiet town of San Marcos was easy to pass up when traveling along Interstate 35. But as Texas State University, San Marcos High School and businesses have began to grow, so has one of the most laidback towns in the Texas Hill Country. With attendance at an all time high of 39,000 students, the effects have been felt throughout San Marcos. A significant number of apartment complexes have gone up, an overpass is about to open in the heart of town and both Texas State athletic complexes have received renovations. Many businesses have made their way to the area with the goal of reaping the benefits of a flourishing market. All while local business staples such as Herbert’s Taco Hut, Root Cellar and Grin’s maintain the “homey” feeling that makes San Marcos special. Despite the foot traffic, San Marcos has maintained the feeling of a hidden gem. The river runs through the heart of downtown and attracts anyone looking for a way to escape the Texas sun during the summer. “Bikini Hill” is filled with

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students during the summer looking to cool off, play some sand volleyball or relax with a book while soaking in the sun. The Square provides a night life with many options from restaurant and bars to sports bars and you can’t turn a corner without finding a unique coffee shop tailored to the local culture. But one of the most intriguing and often overlooked aspects of San Marcos is its location. Commutes to San Antonio and Austin are a reasonable drive. As a result, the town has become home for more than the university population. Many have

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taken advantage of the decently-priced homes in proximity of the surrounding cities. Some of the most popular summer spots are just a day’s trip away with Gruene, Wimberley and Lockhart each a part of the Hill Country. Wineries, breweries and some of the best BBQ around is easily accessible for anyone with an open weekend. It won’t be long before this growing gem becomes a national destination with a crystal-clear river, beautiful campus and breathtaking scenery.


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San Marcos Convention & Visitor Bureau 617 IH-35 North, San Marcos, Texas 78666 512-393-5930 | 888-200-5620 1/2018

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EXTRAORDINARY PERSON: KAYLI HEAD BY JACK MCCLELLAN

“PEOPLE ALWAYS ASK, ‘IF YOU WON THE LOTTERY, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?’ I WOULD DO EXACTLY WHAT I’M DOING, AND IT’S A GREAT FEELING TO SAY THAT.” – KAYLI HEAD If Kayli Head, owner of the Bloom Bar (123 S. LBJ Dr.), were a flower, she’d be a ranunculus. A vase full of the bell-shaped flower sat on the table where Head worked on several arrangements, alongside dried roses, hydrangea and scabiosa pods. “They are fun and whimsical and bright, and they just make me happy,” Head said. The Bloom Bar, which has been in business since September 2015, is an 72 • 2018 San Marcos Chamber Welcome Guide

extension of Head’s flowery personality. The operation started in Head’s living room and has since expanded to the storefront on LBJ Dr., just off the historic square. The space is full of flowers and as carefully decorated as a wedding centerpiece. A “Good Vibes Only” sign hangs on the front door. “I have my little ‘Good Vibes Only’ sign because I just really like a positive environment,” Head said. “I’ve worked in studios where it wasn’t a positive environment—and that seems crazy to me, because it’s like the happiest job ever.” She would know—having worked in flower shops from the age of 16—flower arrangement class in high school predestined her for a love of flora—she recalls finishing her first arrangement, so quickly that her remaining class time was spent helping classmates. Head remains close to her teacher to this day, working her way through high school and college in floral— she moved into marketing and public relations after college, and always dreamed of her own floral shop. “I had always wanted to own my own studio, instead of working for someone else,” Head said. When she and her husband moved to San Marcos from the Dallas area five years ago, Head saw her opportunity. She got to know the city, working for the San Marcos Main Street Program, and integrated herself in the community. “We threw ourselves into the community,” she said. “It’s really important for me to be involved. I loved it here so much that I really wanted my business to be here. I just loved the vibe and the community here.” After moving on from Main Street and taking a marketing job in Austin, Head knew the time had come.


“I was in a job that wasn’t a great fit for me, and I thought if I don’t do this now, I will always regret it,” she said. “I’d rather fall flat on my face doing something I love than be in a job that makes me miserable.” Her passion paid off, and the business was a success from the start. Soon, it was too big for her living room, and when the space on LBJ Drive opened, she made the move. She wanted to be an active part of downtown. “I don’t necessarily even need a storefront in my business, but I just really wanted to be downtown,” Head said. Speaking about her shop, she said, “It’s a great creative space. It can be like a flower explosion in here. And it’s nice to be here and watch the people go by.” Occasionally, people will see the name and mistake the shop for a bar. They come in looking for cocktails and find flowers. From time to time, The Bloom Bar even hosts “Flower Happy Hour,” where clients come in for an arrangement and receive a glass of wine, too. The Bloom Bar specializes in floral arrangements for weddings and corporate events. They also offer various workshops and other services. With the emphasis on weddings, Central Texas is an ideal location, due to the concentration of wedding venues spread through the Hill Country. While Head has worked with large weddings and big budgets—sometimes running into the tens of thousands for floral alone—she has something to offer in every price range. “I love to work with clients of all

different budgets,” she said. “I was a budget bride, but I got creative with it. I like to help couples be creative and get the most bang for their buck.” Strangely, in contrast to neighboring cities like Dripping Springs, San Marcos does not have many wedding venues. Nevertheless, Head thinks it is the perfect city for her business. Plus, it is a great place to live. “[San Marcos] is so laid back,” Head said. “I love where we are because we walk down to the river a couple times a week, go to the restaurants—it’s a great walkable downtown. We really fell in love with the community, especially the arts community. There’s just this creative vibe here.” Head’s personal style fits the community, as well. “Whimsical and effortless,” she said of her style. “A laidback kind of look. I’m really inspired by the Hill Country— what you see when you are walking along Purgatory Creek Trail.” As her business becomes more successful, Head has turned her attention to helping others, especially women entrepreneurs. She remembers listening to podcasts of women who had made the leap into business ownership while she drove to her job in Austin, and she wants to pass that inspiration along to other women. “I’m just so glad I jumped,” Head said. “I’m not a risk-taker. I was always told to take the safe route. But I didn’t, and I’m so glad I didn’t.”

If she were to give one piece of advice to anyone wanting to strike out on her own, Head would echo advice given to her by Kyle Mylius, owner of the Root Cellar Café and San Marcos’s local King Midas. “How can you start as small as possible and still do what you need to do. Start small, use what you have, start where you are.” From its humble beginnings in Head’s living room, the Bloom Bar has become a tremendous success. Head is often booked at least three weekends each month. “It’s just the coolest feeling,” she said. “I love owning my own business. I’m working harder than I ever have, but it doesn’t feel like working. I would do this anyway. “People always ask, ‘If you won the lottery, what would you do?’ I would do exactly what I’m doing, and it’s a great feeling to say that.”

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ADVANCED MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY: For a growing San Marcos SUBMITTED BY CTMC Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC), San Marcos’ hometown hospital since 1923, has regularly been on the forefront of introducing advanced medical technology to our community. The last few years have been no exception. CTMC is one of 45 healthcare facilities in the Adventist Health System (AHS) that is dedicated to extending the healing ministry of Christ. When an emergency arises, the stress of the emergency itself can be overwhelming. The CTMC Emergency Department wants you to be assured that whenever an urgent illness or an accident happens, their doctors and nurses are here 24/7 to find the answers you need and get you back on track. CTMC is a Level 4 trauma center with the ability to treat very sick patients. When it comes to heart attacks and strokes, time is critical. That’s why it’s

important that there is an Accredited Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI ready to assess, diagnose and treat patients experiencing chest pain symptoms and active heart attacks. As a Certified Primary Stroke Center, CTMC is highly qualified to treat patients experiencing a stroke. The Ingram Heart Center at CTMC recently introduced the life-saving Impella CP Cardiac Assist Device, also called the “smallest heart pump in the world.” The device is used to help support a patient’s blood pressure while undergoing an interventional coronary procedure, such as a stent or balloon angioplasty. It is also indicated for use during high risk coronary procedures when surgery is not an option. It has the ability to enable native heart recovery, allowing patients to return home with their own hearts.

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If your loved one is facing surgery, know that CTMC provides the advanced technology and support you and your surgeon need for a successful and stressfree experience. Their two da Vinci robots are an alternative to open surgery which means patients can enjoy faster healing, less discomfort and minimal scarring. With the experience of more than 2,600 da Vinci surgical cases, this is the surgery team you want to resolve your medical issue. In fact, CTMC is a proctor facility for robotic surgery training. Common procedures performed with the CTMC da Vinci robotic system include gallbladder removal, hernia repair, colon surgery, reflux surgery, bowel tumors, thyroid surgery and breast surgery. For more information on CTMC services, visit www.ctmc.org.


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LOOKING TO RELOCATE OR EXPAND YOUR BUSINESS?

SUBMITTED BY GSMP When Forbes Magazine identified Greater San Marcos as the center of “America’s Next Great Metropolis” in late 2016, it came as no surprise to residents and area business owners. With San Marcos’ ranking as the “Fastest Growing City in the U.S.” for three consecutive years (2013-2015) by the U.S. Census Bureau, this new designation only affirmed the steps taken by city and county officials to plan for and invest in future growth. In 2009, the city of San Marcos and Hays County, along with other public and private sector leaders including Texas State University and Central Texas Medical Center, decided to strengthen the area’s economic development efforts, leading to the launch of Greater San Marcos Partnership (GSMP) in 2010. Since its inception nearly eight years ago, the nonprofit economic development organization has announced the creation of over 3,200 jobs in the two-county region it serves, including Amazon’s 855,000-square76 • 2018 San Marcos Chamber Welcome Guide

foot fulfillment center in San Marcos, which today employs over 3,000 people full-time. New data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that San Marcos grew its privatesector jobs by 5.5 percent from 2016 to 2017. So, what’s driving this growth? GSMP President Adriana Cruz, a veteran of former Texas Governor Rick Perry’s Economic Development office and the Austin Chamber’s economic development team, credits affordability, proximity to Austin and San Antonio, and an outstanding and affordable quality of life in San Marcos for much of the growth. Cruz says, “In San Marcos and the communities in the region, you can have the cache of the big city without the cost and traffic, which makes the area extremely appealing.” Cruz adds that workforce availability and solid infrastructure are key elements to attracting new business and therefore new jobs – both of which are major advantages for San Marcos. It’s for these


reasons and the collaborative relationships between GSMP, and city and county elected officials and staff, that brand names such as Amazon and Best Buy have chosen to open major operations in San Marcos. New employers are great for the economy, but GSMP also concentrates much of its focus on existing employers, noting that the majority of new jobs in an

area come from existing local companies. In 2017, over 34 percent of the jobs announced in the region were created or retained by existing employers. A large role that GSMP plays with existing employers is connecting their leadership to area workforce training providers to continue growing and enhancing training curriculum for the community’s future workforce.

GSMP, which is in the third year of its five-year economic development strategy plan, Vision 2020, expects 2018 to be a big year for new jobs in the region. If you are interested in learning more about relocating to or expanding your business in San Marcos and the two-county region, contact Team GSMP at 512-393-3400 or info@greatersanmarcostx.com.

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LIONS CLUB:

OFFERING MORE THAN TUBES

BY ROWE RAY When San Marcos residents and summertime visitors hop on those bright yellow San Marcos Lions Club tubes and immerse themselves in the cool, springfed waters of the San Marcos River, many may not realize the life-changing  impact their fun has on the lives of hundreds of residents here. Every splash of a Lions Club river tuber sends ripples of financial hope to local charities, social services and youth organizations. That’s because all the profits from the San Marcos Lions Club Tube Rental in City Park – $250,000 annually – are donated to these groups by the club as it follows the Lions Clubs International (LCI) motto, “We Serve.” As part of the largest service organization in the world, the San Marcos Lions Club joins 46,000 clubs worldwide and their 1.4 million members as they strive "to empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding.” Along with its traditional emphasis on  working to eradicate blindness  and helping those with vision challenges, the international organization also focuses on diabetes, the environment, hunger relief and pediatric cancer. The Lions also provide disaster relief when needed, such as the financial support distributed to many of our neighbors who were impacted by the tragic Central Texas flooding of 2015 and coastal Texans hit so hard by Hurricane Harvey. Joining

with the local club in these efforts were the state, national and international Lions organizations. Along with attracting thousands of visitors to the city with its tube rental, the San Marcos club hosts an annual Mexican Food Dinner, delivers Christmas food baskets to needy families, provides annual scholarships to local high school and college students, and honors a "Student of the Week" and "Teacher of the Month.” The club is also a charter sponsor of San Marcos Boy Scout Troop 112, whose members and leaders assist with a number of club projects throughout the year, as do the Lions at Texas State University, the Leos from San Marcos High School and the Texas State Medical Explorer Post 4077. Just this year the club assisted Lions Clubs International Foundation by sponsoring a youth  “microtrash”  cleanup

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of San Marcos Children’s Park and a Christmas poinsettia sale fundraiser benefitting pediatric cancer.  While some might see little connection between a fun river tubing experience on a hot Texas day and the serious issues of hunger, blindness, the environment, diabetes and pediatric cancer, San Marcos Lions know better. The “fun" and the “serious" go hand in hand. Lions Founder Melvin Jones’ personal code rings as true today as it did in the early years of the 20th Century:  “You can’t get very far until you start doing something for somebody else." Since 1941, the San Marcos Lions Club has taken great pride in its partnership with the community as it strives to to do just that. Doing something for somebody else is just the way San Marcos rolls  … and floats.


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FROM BOBCAT TO BOSS: Meet the new guy in charge

BY ROBIN BLACKBURN Last August, San Marcos welcomed a new city manager: Bert Lumbreras. Taking the city manager position here was, for Lumbreras, a chance to come full circle, because his

first taste of city government was an internship with the city when he was going to college in San Marcos. Lumbreras comes to San Marcos from Austin, where he served as assistant city manager. He says his experience in Austin has given him a useful perspective on handling growth—something San Marcos has certainly been experiencing for several years already. “Being in Austin for 11 years, I’ve seen Austin grow and have a number of major challenges that it’s very difficult to try to get your arms around,” Lumbreras said. “You can look at transportation, you

can look at affordable housing, the need for quality jobs, homelessness—really, you look at a number of issues that are important to the community. Austin struggles to tackle those big issues. I think San Marcos is in a prime situation to look at a potential future and how we start addressing those things now to do better planning, create better strategies, provide better leadership.” Lumbreras said he feels that San Marcos can get out in front of growth-related issues before they become problematic, but there are two basic projects he wants to start working on in his first year: Quality jobs and housing affordability relative

to where needs exist in the community. Lumbreras said he hopes to build relationships with developers, home builders, the university, vocational training facilities and other stakeholders to address the need for quality jobs and affordable housing. He said he hopes to be able to work with the school district and county government as well to find common ground on housing, jobs and other issues. “For me, it’s a lot of fun,” he said. “I’ve got a great team, a great mayor and city council— I feel like I’ve got a fantastic situation here as city manager, and that’s what excites me every day.”

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HOUSING

BOOM BY JACK MCLELLAN

Three long-awaited master-planned communities enter the final stages of development in the coming year, bringing new options to the growing San Marcos housing market. Kissing Tree, La Cima and TRACE housing developments will all sell homes in 2018. Each community intends to fill a perceived housing need as growth continues along the I-35 corridor.

Kissing Tree Kissing Tree, located south of the city off Hunter Road, caters exclusively to retirementready residents. Kissing Tree’s target demographic is “active adults,” retired or near-retired baby boomers who will age with the housing development. “It’s all about the lifestyle you are going to get out here, rather than how cool our homes are,” Walsh said. “Even though our homes are really cool.” The community is built on 1,300 acres and will include 3,200 lots when fully built out. Homes will cost between $276,000$500,000, range in size from 1,4003,400 square feet and be available in 18 customizable model plans. Other features will include, when construction is complete, an 18-hole golf course, a restaurant that will be open to the public and a Welcome Center with indoor/outdoor bar and biergarten, among other amenities. San Marcos and the surrounding Hill Country are also considered among the community’s amenities. “This is the third year that San Marcos has been listed in Forbes Magazine as a top place to retire,” Walsh said. “That speaks volumes about us being in the right community at the right time. The natural resources that are here in San Marcos give [our residents] a healthy life style its own

playground.” Kissing Tree is being developed by Brookfield Residential Properties, a Calgarybased company that has operated in Central Texas since 2004. Homes are currently for sale.

TRACE TRACE, developed by California-based Highpointe Communities, will consist of homes starting at $198,000, hoping to

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offer affordable options relative to rising real estate prices in the area. The development is located east of Interstate 35 at Posey Road. “We identified several years ago the desire to be in Central Texas, particularly in the greater Austin area,” said President and CEO of Highpointe Communities Steve Vliss. “We looked at dozens of opportunities, and always kept coming back to San Marcos. It’s perfectly positioned to take advantage of the tremendous growth


that’s occurring in Central Texas right now.” Homes on the 425-acre site will eventually number over 1,000, and the community also includes a new elementary school in the San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District. The mixed-used development has plans for more than 1 million squarefeet of commercial development. “We think [under $200,000] is a very attainable starting point for prices, given today’s market and where prices have gone in other parts of Central Texas, in particular Austin,” Vliss said. “[This] will give families and first-time home buyers an opportunity to get on the home-ownership ladder.” Homes in the TRACE development will be available for sale after the first of the year, and construction on the first batch completed by the second quarter of 2018.

La Cima La Cima is an upscale development, with house prices between the mid-$200,000s and $500,000. Located, controversially, within the recharge zone of the Edwards Aquifer at Wonder World Drive and Old Ranch Road 12, the community hopes to not only fill a housing need, but compliment the natural resources of San Marcos, according to property manager Eric Wills. “There’s a balance we have to achieve,” Wills said. “There are people moving to the area. We can work together on how we put them in a nice master-planned community and protect open space. With our project, we’ve created a habitat preserve that’s managed by the county on 700 acres.” Despite concerns, the 2,000-plus acre development will contain, along with 200 acres of commercial space, more than

2,000 homes when it is fully built out, which may take a decade. Model homes complete by June 2018, residents are expected to be living in the community by the end of the year. Other conveniences will include a fitness center, a junior Olympic-sized pool and more than 800 acres of parks and open space, with miles of walking trails. Because of its location, the development is limited to no more than 20 percent impervious cover, such as cement, which would prevent rain water from absorbing into the ground. Wills sees La Cima and the other developments as a catalyst for change in the San Marcos area. “The real estate community is very excited—they have buyers, but they don’t have a place to put them. All three of these communities are going to transform San Marcos.”

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KissingTree

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Staring down hole No. 18 at the Kissing Tree Golf Course, the risks are apparent. The reward is simple. The hole is an easy downhill drivable Par 4. But the green, however, is surrounded by water on both sides. The hole plays similar to No. 9, which features water on the left side of the green, and a deep bunker on the right. The course, which is set to open in July, is challenging, but also has novice golfers in mind. The back nine features spectacular views of San Marcos. The course takes full advantage of its place in the Hill Country with rolling fairways

and elevation changes throughout. Kissing Tree Golf Course general manager Josh Clay calls this “not your average” golf course. “We have two closing holes on No. 9 and No. 18 that are drivable par-4s but have water on each side, which lends to some excitement,” Clay said. “But if you’re somebody that’s going to come out and just wants to enjoy the landscape - the back nine has views that are just spectacular. You can see most of San Marcos from a few of the holes from the back nine as you close out. But that’s what’s going to be unique with this golf course.”

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Gary Stevenson, a Texas native, developed and designed the course with the Hill Country in mind. “He’s kind of developed this land over the last six, eight years,” Clay said. “He’s very knowledgeable to work with current topography of the Hill Country and kind of designed an absolutely beautiful golf course with the intention that the golf game has gotten to a point where golf architects have had to shape the land based on golf technology and everything is getting longer and longer. “Courses are getting harder and harder. But we wanted a golf course that’s going to be fun and playable for


every type of golfer. So whether you’re a novice or have been golfing for years, you’re still get a challenge and have some fun, but if you’re someone who’s just retired and haven’t been able to pick up the game because they’ve been working so much, they’re going to be able to come out here and enjoy a great golf course and not feel like it’s so stressful on them.” Clay said Kissing Tree will have different programs from men’s club, ladies club, nine-hole club, as well as options as far as for learning the game. Clay is excited for the golf course to open, and is expecting San Marcos to

enjoy its new public course. “San Marcos is going to be a perfect neighbor for us bringing out other people like Texas State,” Clay said.

“We’re going to have a majority of players come from this immediate area.”

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PUBLIC LIBRARY

EXPANSION BY ROBIN BLACKBURN

The San Marcos Public Library is a tremendous asset to the community. Offering far more than books for its patrons, the library hosts lectures, concerts, classes and a slew of electronic media. And with an eye to the future, the library is preparing for a 29,000-square-foot expansion. The city hopes to break ground on the project in the latter part of 2018. “The mission of libraries has significantly evolved from the 'warehouses for books' model to that of vibrant community centers that serve the public,” said Diane Insley, library director. The library already offers tutoring, assistance with GED and citizenship tests, resume writing and job search services, and access to wi-fi, computers and printers, in addition to eBooks and more traditional library fare like books and periodicals. The expansion, which voters approved enthusiastically in a May 2017 bond election, will allow the library to offer even more and keep up with the diverse needs of a growing clientele. The expanded San Marcos Public Library will provide more meeting spaces for groups, including a large room that can hold up to 200 people but can be divided for smaller events. Group 88 • 2018 San Marcos Chamber Welcome Guide

“I am looking forward to working with all of our community partners to build a bigger, better library to meet the needs of a growing San Marcos.” study rooms, multi-use areas for maker projects, a classroom that can accommodate 35 people and a conference room that can hold 25 are also in the works. There will be specialized areas for different user groups including children, young readers and teenagers. There will be a room designed specifically for children and will accommodate storytime and other special children's events. The library will also offer a children's courtyard, an early learning center for activities that teach literacy and other concepts that preschoolers need to know, storage areas for children's materials, and a large room for larger children's programs and concerts.


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WEDDING & OTHER MILESTONE EVENTS: With the expansion, the library plans to create zones with different levels of noise and activity. Noisier and livelier services will be located in the front half of the library, with quieter spaces toward the back. The expanded library will also have a designated area for cell phone use, coffee, drinks, snacks and conversation. The new library design also includes designated reading areas, including an adult reading courtyard. Among other amenities, the expansion will provide is a larger local history area that will house all files, photos, books and maps. The new library will also feature more parking, a walkway through the sculpture garden to the San Marcos Activity Center, more bicycle parking, more security in the parking lot and a drive-through book drop, which Insley said was the No.1 request in public meetings held in 2014 about the library. “I am looking forward to working with all of our community partners to build a bigger, better library to meet the needs of a growing San Marcos,” Insley said.

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lived in San Marcos my entire life, and I’ve been a member of the San Marcos Police Department for 26 ½ years. Now serving as Chief of one of the premier law enforcement agencies in Texas, I can say that the San Marcos Police Department is one of the key reasons San Marcos is such a wonderful city in which to live, work and play. Our officers care a great deal about the community and the people they serve. Their dedication and pride in their work can be seen daily in their interactions with the people they serve. I am proud to call the San Marcos Police Department my work home.“ Chase Stapp,w Chief of Police San Marcos Police Department City of San Marcos

BY ROBIN BLACKBURN Whether you need to report a crime that already happened or you're in the middle of a crisis, San Marcos' emergency personnel are here to help. In fact, thanks in part to the local emergency response services, SafeHome.org ranked San Marcos as the 32nd safest city in the state of Texas. The San Marcos Police Department is located on the southbound access road, at 2300 Interstate 35. The department has 106 sworn officers and a total of 152 employees, including nonsworn personnel such as dispatchers, according to city staff. Besides handling crime, the police department offers community services such as the annual Blue Santa toy drive and National Night Out. Moreover, the police department allows people conducting transactions 90 • 2018 San Marcos Chamber Welcome Guide

initiated at websites like Craigslist to use the police department lobby and two well-lit parking spaces in the parking lot as a “safe exchange zone.” Both areas are monitored by security cameras; police will not get involved in exchanges unless involvement is warranted. San Marcos Police also hold community outreach events, like barbecues and coffees, to meet with residents and hear their concerns. Another way the San Marcos Police Department gets involved with the community is through the Citizens Police Academy. The 13-week course introduces participants to the basics of police work. Academy participants learn about training, family violence, communications, patrol tactics, juvenile law and more. Alumni


of the citizens' academy have an association that assists the police department, including providing meals for officers and other emergency personnel who work on Christmas Day. For information on the Citizens Police Academy, visit https:// www.sanmarcostx.gov/503/ Citizen-Police-Academy. The San Marcos Fire Department has 68 fire-fighters in operations and seven in administration. The department has five stations located in different parts of town. Station 1 is downtown and counts a pumper truck, heavy rescue truck, battalion chief vehicle and rescue boat among its equipment. Station 2, located on the corner of Academy and Holland streets, has a pumper truck and a brush truck on hand. Station 3 is located on Hunter Road and has a platform truck, a hazardous materials/special operations truck and a miniemergency response vehicle among its equipment. Station 4 is on Broadway Street, east of the interstate, and has a

pumper truck and brush truck. Station 5, the newest station to date, is located on Carlson Circle on the north side of town. The station's equipment includes a ladder truck, brush truck, reserve truck and rescue vehicle. A 1963 Ford Galaxie and a 1926 pumper truck – the fire department's first – are also kept at the station. A new fire station is currently under construction on Wonder World Drive. Among the department's community outreach efforts are Fire Prevention Month, which raises awareness of fire dangers; the Fired Up About Reading event that brings fire trucks to the San Marcos Public Library, tours of the fire stations, a home smoke detector program, and training for resident assistants at university dormitories. The fire department has a program similar to the police department's Citizens Police Academy. The Citizens Fire Academy teaches residents different aspects of the fire department, including special

rescue operations, the hiring and training of fire-fighters, and emergency medical services. The Citizens Fire Academy Alumni Association, for residents who've completed the Fire Academy, works in the community to promote education and awareness about fire safety. There is also a Junior Fire Academy day camp held during the summer. The camp, available for boys

and girls ages 8-11, gives children a chance to interact with San Marcos fire-fighters, learn leadership and teamwork, and get an understanding of different facets of firefighting. For more information about the San Marcos Fire Department and all the services it offers, visit: www. sanmarcostx.gov/154/FireDepartment.

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SAN

8,194

MARCOS

THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS ENROLLED IN SAN MARCOS CISD

CISD

Student population grew by more than 215 students in comparison to the 2016-2017 school year. The growth emphasizes the quality of education provided by the district and the growth of the great city of San Marcos!

BY THE NUMBERS

1,308 THE NUMBER OF ADVANCEMENT VIA INDEPENDENT DETERMINATION (AVID) STUDENTS IN SAN MARCOS CISD

550 TOTAL NUMBER OF SMCISD TEACHERS

The San Marcos CISD board of trustees approved the purchase of laptops for every teacher in SMCISD to begin the 2017-2018 school year.

140 THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS ENROLLED IN THE DISTRICT’S DUAL LANGUAGE PROGRAM

25 THE NUMBER OF CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION PATHWAYS OFFERED AT SAN MARCOS HS

The AVID program allows students to visit college campuses and prepares students for post secondary opportunities. The program has 1,308 students at six of our campuses. The AVID program will be implemented district wide in the 2018-2019 school year.

San Marcos HS offers 13 career technical education programs that allow 25 career pathways for student to choose from. Students are given the opportunity to earn career certifications and gain experience in STEM-related careers.

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San Marcos CISD launched a dual language program in 2017-2018. The district has 140 kinder and first grade students working to become lifelong bi-literate learners at four of our district elementary campuses.


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Growing to serve K–12 in 2018 SHELLEY HENRY Following the successful addition of fourth and fifth grades during the 201718 school year, San Marcos Academy will continue expanding its elementary program to become a K-12 school in the Fall of 2018. Plans for this expansion are well underway under the leadership of Academy President Jimmie Scott. As the population of our city and county continues to grow, SMA will be ready to serve local families seeking an accredited private Christian education for their children and grandchildren. Elementary instruction is not new to San Marcos Academy. Between the 1920s and early 1980s, when the school was located on its original campus along Academy Street, the SMA academic program included elementary grades. When the school moved to its present location on Ranch Road 12, however, the lower grades were phased out and the emphasis was directed toward middle and upper school instruction. “We believe now is the right time to bring a full elementary program back to San Marcos Academy,” Scott said. “Our community is growing at such a rapid pace, and families are looking for educational alternatives. These families want all of their children to be together on one campus, and now they can have that option at SMA.” The Academy Lower School will feature a diverse phonics-based curriculum including Saxon math, physical education, music and art, Spanish instruction, Bible study and technology in every classroom. Younger students will 96 • 2018 San Marcos Chamber Welcome Guide

enjoy a hot noon meal in the Academy’s full-service dining hall, so parents can say goodbye to packing a lunch-box. Optional early care and after-school care will also be offered for the convenience of working parents. Students with mild to moderate learning differences will benefit from an accommodated learning program with a highly-experienced reading specialist at the helm. “Parents can expect a high-quality program focused on excellence in academics while preparing students for the rigor of the Middle and Upper School programs,” said Dr. Brian Guenther, associate academic dean for the Academy’s Middle and Lower Schools. “With all that we have to offer, our tuition and fees compare very favorably to those at other private schools in the San Marcos and surrounding areas. We also provide a sibling discount and can provide some scholarship assistance as well.” While the Lower School will be open to day students only, SMA will continue to enroll both day and boarding students in grades 6-12. Welcoming students from across Texas and around the world, the Academy brings together a global community of learners, creating a unique campus environment. As the oldest private school in Hays County, San Marcos Academy offers a proven tradition of excellence in Christian education. To learn more, browse our website (smabears.org) or pay us a visit on our gated, Hill Country campus.


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Boosting Student Acheivement FOUNDATION FACTS A portion of the annual contributions are placed in the Endowment Fund, with the remaining balance made available for immediate use. Donations are received from individuals, corporations and foundations. Contributions can be designated for the endowment fund, for specific educational programs, or for the San Marcos Education Foundation programs such as scholarships or teacher mini-grants. All donations remain in the community and are used to directly benefit local students. The Foundation operates with no paid staff; volunteers plan and implement all of the events, as well as the fundraising efforts.

EDUCATION FOUNDATION BY ROBIN BLACKBURN

The community stands behind the San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District, and the San Marcos Education Foundation (SMEF) is proof of that support. The volunteer-driven foundation generates financial support for the SMCISD, providing funds for programs and activities that boost student achievement and encourage staff excellence. “This amazing group of individuals’ commitment towards our students and staff goes above helping and includes advocacy.” said SMCISD Superintendent Michael Cardona. Donations to the foundation come from all facets of the community. Individuals, corporations and foundations all make contributions, which are then either made available for immediate use or placed in the foundation's endowment fund. Money made available immediately is used to supplement the district's normal operating budget and support projects meant to encourage student achievement. “We are grateful for the support the San Marcos Educational Foundation provides and as Superintendent, I am humbled that these community leaders choose SMEF and SMCISD because our students, teachers and the San Marcos community are enriched by the support the members provide.” The foundation offers innovative teaching grants that are awarded based

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on strict criteria – only to creative and innovative classroom projects not funded through tax dollars. Projects must address important program objectives, affect the greatest number of students appropriate to the category and represent a creative approach to learning. The foundation gives up to $2,500 for individual projects and up to $5,000 for team or department projects. The San Marcos Education Foundation holds numerous fundraising events throughout the year. The SMEF Green Fashion Show and Aim High for Education Skeet Shoot are just two of the events meant to help the foundation raise money and increase awareness of its mission. The foundation also holds a Distinguished Alumni Award event to honor San Marcos High School alumni and a Distinguished Scholars program to recognize the top 10 percent of each year's graduating class. Each scholar names an educator who had a positive influence on his or her education, and those teachers are acknowledged as well. Additionally, the San Marcos Education Foundation board selection committee chooses the elementary and secondary Teachers of the Year from among the state Teacher of the Year winners from each campus. For more information on the San Marcos Education Foundation, visit www.smeducationfoundation.org or call 512-393-6930.


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BOBCAT SPORTS FANS BRING POSITIVE IMPACT TO SAN MARCOS BY NICK CASTILLO When 31,333 fans attended Texas State’s game against UTSA on Sept. 23, 2017, the Bobcats nearly broke an attendance record. The large crowd brought fans and Bobcat alumni into town, which helped the city’s hotels and restaurants. When Texas State athletics hosts games and tournaments, it significantly impacts the city, Texas State athletic director Larry Teis said.

“Our fans and alumni have substantial buying power that can help San Marcos economically,” Teis said. “When we host events and tournaments, we believe we significantly impact everything from hotel occupancy, to restaurant and gas sales. For our fans traveling from out of town to San Marcos, they bring new dollars into the local community. The same can be said for the visiting team fans attending our games. We also believe that being able

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to offer great entertainment gives local residents and our students a reason to stay in town instead of possibly taking their entertainment dollars and spending them in other communities like Austin or San Antonio.” Texas State’s athletic events also increase exposure for the city. Games and tournaments bring visitors and they’ll likely return to San Marcos if they have a great experience. “This is a beautiful city with much to offer, and people attending our events have a chance to see that first hand,” Teis said. “With increased national television exposure of our athletic events, we have also been able to showcase Texas State University and San Marcos to a broader audience. We also believe we offer an affordable college athletic entertainment option unique to the residents of San Marcos.” Texas State recognizes the importance of having a great experience at events. That’s why they’ve worked on improving the fan experience to attract more fans to games. “We realize fans have several options when it comes to spending their entertainment dollars, but we believe we offer one of the best entertainment values in the area,” Teis said. “We consider all elements when building our entertainment experience, and place a strong emphasis on


reasonably-priced tickets and convenient game amenities such as parking. We also believe we offer great seating options for fans and unique hospitality areas at all of our events. Some of the experiences tailored toward families are my favorite. For example, the Coca Cola Kids Fun Zone at our football games offer great activities for kids, which allows parents the opportunity to watch the game from essentially field level.” Texas State will add to its fans’ experience with the renovations to Strahan Coliseum, which will be renamed the University Events Center. Teis hopes the changes will attract fans to the arena like renovations brought more people to Bobcat Stadium, Bobcat Ballpark and Bobcat Softball Stadium, which improved interest and attendance in football, baseball and softball. “We will have one of the finest sports arenas in the country when construction is completed, and a great deal of emphasis was placed on fan experience during design of the facility,” Teis said. “The new facility will offer several new amenities for our fans to enjoy. Some of these amenities include hospitality seating options, concession areas, restrooms, LED video boards, concourse lighting, improved ticket stands, new entries and parking. As we continue to grow and add staff to

assist us, emphasis will also be placed on hosting other large events similar to those hosted at the Erwin Center in Austin or the Freeman and AT&T Centers in San Antonio. This facility will give us greater flexibility to bring even more large scale events to San Marcos.” Texas State recognizes the importance of putting a quality product on the field and court. The Bobcats strive to for good performances and a good fan experience to continue to positively impact San Marcos. “I can also tell you, when our fans attend and participate in the game atmosphere, it adds an entirely different level to the fan experience,” Teis said. “The atmosphere at

our events when our fans turn out in force has the ability to transform the experience for both our fans and student-athletes. There is an energy to a sold-out Bobcat Athletics event that cannot be described, it can only be experienced firsthand.”

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Chamber of Commerce

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The San Marcos Chamber of Commerce with the San Marcos Young Professionals has named its 2017 Shining Stars Under 40. The Shining Stars designation honors five young professionals working in a wide range of fields who make significant contributions in both their areas of expertise and their community.

David Case

Keely Sonlitner

Susanne Ritter

Jude Prather

Luke Sanders

Laura Dupont

Randolph Goodman

Kayli Head

Lance Spruiell

Derek Head

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MAYOR JOHN THOMAIDES

SUPERINTENDENT MICHAEL CARDONA

WE CAN’T WISH GROWTH AWAY THOMAIDES & CARDONA ADDRESS THE STATE OF THE CITY

2017 was a year of change—spearheaded by a new mayor and new superintendent. The inaugural State of the City was not only welcomed but needed. The San Marcos Chamber of Commerce, with a new President at the helm, invited the business community and public to join local officials for the State of the City Luncheon held just days before a bond election, the community came out in force San Marcos Mayor John Thomaides spoke about the citys growth, and strategies for navigating the population boom Thomaides spoke about the day he discovered San Marcos and knew that it was where he wanted to live. Twenty-five years ago while on vacation he did some exploring and ended up taking a dip in the San Marcos River. “I went into the water a visitor,” he said, “but when I broke through the surface I knew I had arrived home.” Now, he said, others have discovered all the amenities San Marcos has to offer, from the emerging research university on the hill to the natural beauty of the river. “Everybody has found San Marcos,” he said. Thomaides said that in 2010, the city’s population was at about 45,000. Seven years later, it had grown to 59,000, and the

population is expected to grow to about 85,000 in 2030. Hays County, meanwhile, is expected to grow to 315,000 residents. “We can’t wish away growth, and we can’t afford to bury our heads in the sand, hoping that it won’t happen,” he said. The mayor also spoke about balancing the needs of students with those of long-term residents, especially since San Marcos—once known largely as a college town—has now been recognized nationally as an ideal place to retire. The mayor wrapped up his address by pointing out the people and organizations that have helped San Marcos become a success: the Greater San Marcos Partnership, the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce, Keep San Marcos Beautiful, the San Marcos Mural Arts programs, and all of the city’s staff. “Thanks for reminding us, reminding me, every day, why I chose San Marcos,” Thomaides said, “and why for me, and for thousands of others, it will always be home.” San Marcos CISD Superintendent Michael Cardona didn’t hold back. He addressed the elephants in the room: reputation, overcrowded classrooms and continued growth.

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Cardona stated, “It is absolutely critical that in the city of San Marcos, that we have to be the military center, the workforce center and the college center.” He spoke on the Career and Technical Education programs and dual language initiatives that the district is growing. Halfway through his presentation, Cardona was met by a robot operated by the San Marcos High School Robotics Club with a bottle of water—showcasing the immense talent in San Marcos. He then continued with insight into how the school district was preparing to face the influx of people the mayor mentioned. Presenting photos of classrooms extending into the hallways, he made it clear the school district cannot sit back idly, but must prepare for the future. Cardona, like the mayor, has made San Marcos his home and is working to make SMCISD a district to watch when it comes to innovation and culture. Since the 2017 State of the City Luncheon, the residents of San Marcos voted for bond elections, better funding for public safety and renovations and new facilities for the school district at no tax increase.t


TRANSPORTATION AFFECTS SAN MARCOS AT ALL LEVELS LEADERS SPEAK AT TRANSPORTATION SUMMIT

BY JACK MCCLELLAN Last October, the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce convened a panel of experts to discuss transportation issues facing the region, particularly surrounding the Interstate 35 corridor. With rapid growth in the greater San Marcos area the Chamber decided it was time to start the discussion in San Marcos. Mike Heiligenstein, executive director of the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority, moderated the discussion. The panel included Capitol Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) chair Will Conley, CAMPO executive director Ashby Johnson, Texas State Representative Jason Isaac and Bexar County Commissioner Kevin Wolff. “The congestion we are seeing in our everyday lives impacts us on an economic level, a social level, a family level,” Heiligenstein said. “It’s our responsibility to make sure the public understands that there is going to have to be a number of solutions going forward.” Isaac agreed. “It’s a good educational opportunity to learn about some of the transportation issues that we have in this incredibly fast-growing area and what some of the solutions are.” Several potential solutions to various transportation issues were put forth by the panel, ranging from immediate to speculative. Conley mentioned the addition of managed, or toll, lanes on I-35. The effect

of new technologies was also a topic of discussion. Isaac, in particular, spoke about his hope for technological answers. “We need to invest in, encourage, or just get out of the way of innovation,” Isaac said The panel also discussed additional improvements to existing highway systems, a regional arterial study being conducted by CAMPO to provide alternatives to freeway travel and even the possibility of high-speed rail. With the high rate of growth in the region—Hays County was the fourth fastest growing county in the nation in 2017, according to population figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau—transportation and traffic issues promise to increase. “It would be irresponsible for public officials not to take this issue of congestion and transportation very seriously, because it’s going to get worse,” Heiligenstein said. The panel’s wide-ranging discussion addressed the complexity of the growing problem. “There is no one solution for all the thousands of issues we have with transportation,” Conley said. “Obviously, our congested corridors on I-35 is the 800-pound gorilla in the room, but we have issues all throughout the region. That’s what comes when you have a 50-to-60-year-old system that was built for a different place and a different time.” The question, however, is not only how to

fix the region’s transportation woes, but also how to pay for the fixes. “Financing is the overarching issue,” Heiligenstein said. “All the cheap stuff is done. You’re talking about expensive projects now. We can’t just say it’s too expensive to do. We have to figure out how to deal with them, how to build them.” The passage of Hays County Propositions One and Seven on the recent bond election were mentioned positively by the panel. While there were no obvious answers to the region’s transportation issues or how to pay for them, the importance of regional cooperation was a consensus among the panel. “We want to make sure we spend the dollars we do get as well as possible,” Wolff said. “The way we do that is with a regional mindset.” “Road projects and transportation projects don’t just stop at a city or county line,” Heiligenstein said. “It’s crazy to think we can move forward on our transportation solutions without looking at the region as a whole. We have become a regional economy, and because of that we need to make sure we have a road structure that can get people to where they need to get.” Conley summed up the panel’s thoughts. “If we are going to be successful, it’s going to take local, regional and state jurisdictions working together.”

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CITIZEN OF THE YEAR JOHN SCHOTT OF FROST BANK For more than 40 years, John Schott has been a man known for humility, leadership and dedication to San Marcos. A confidant of small business owners, he served the community as a banker with determination, a mentor with understanding, and a force to be reckoned with when it comes to understanding how to grow small businesses. Schott is known for stepping up to the plate when no one else would and sticking his neck out for what he believes in — making him not only well-respected but admired. When asked to describe him, former employees, friends and colleagues most often used the word “selfless.” In the early 2000s, Schott became

Market President for Frost San Marcos, but his involvement didn’t start there. Since the 1980s he has been involved with the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce (Past President), Greater San Marcos Partnership (Past President), McCoy College of Business Advisory Board, Texas State Athletic Steering Committee, Texas State Performing Arts Center, Scheib Opportunity Center, St. John’s Catholic Church, and the Hays County Women’s Shelter, to name a few. John has and continues to leave his mark on our community, making him a worthy recipient of the Citizen of the Year award.

EDUCATION PARTNER OF THE YEAR ED RIOS OF MICROSOFT Ed Rios, the Chamber’s Education Partner of the Year, personifies what the award represents through his exemplary contributions to the education of San Marcos youth. Rios was the mastermind behind the San Marcos STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Fair, now a three-yearold established and cherished part of each year’s curriculum. Rios has also been instrumental in guiding businesses and organizations — committees and groups — on using social media as an information tool against a backdrop of ever-changing technology. His dedication to future generations has spanned more than 30 years.

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BUSINESS OF THE YEAR SAN MARCOS DAILY RECORD The San Marcos Daily Record has been covering the city’s news for 106 years; it’s one of the oldest businesses in town. The Daily Record’s mission is to keep the community informed—in print and online. Sanmarcosrecord.com provides local breaking news coverage in real time. Print publications include newspapers in San Marcos, Dripping Springs and Wimberley, paired with magazine and guides published annually. The Record has been an instrumental part of the business community, a sponsor of community events, and a member of the Chamber Board. The Record and Chamber partner each year to produce the Guide to Everything San Marcos. Pictured left to right: Pam Gravis, Ronda Young, Toy Mendez, Denise Cathey, Rachel Willis, Lisa Tanksley, Colton Ashabranner, Marilyn Redding, and Don Moore.

EMERGING BUSINESS OF THE YEAR THE BLOOM BAR Opening a business is no task for the weary, but making one literally bloom demands recognition. The Bloom Bar was selected as the Chamber’s Emerging Business of the Year and its owner/CEO Kayli Head has grown her business by taking a different focus than the traditional flower shop. Focusing on events rather than walk-in sales, Head has taken the Central Texas wedding scene by storm, all the while advocating for small businesses and downtown San Marcos (as well as being her shop’s janitor, bookkeeper and secretary.) Head also serves on the Chamber Board of Directors.

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GREEN BUSINESS OF THE YEAR HAYS COUNTY FOOD BANK The Hays County Food Bank lessens hunger in our community each and every day, ensuring that struggling families have the nutritious food they need. The Chamber’s Green Business of the Year is also dedicated to energy and resource conservation — from recycling and waste reduction to vehicle maintenance. The Hays County Food Bank has been a staple in the community for more than 33 years and serves as a primary example of how “going green” benefits the organization and the people it serves. Denise Blok is pictured.

AMBASSADOR OF THE YEAR PAM GRAVIS Pam Gravis is a familiar face at the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce and the San Marcos Daily Record. The Chamber’s 2017 Ambassador of the Year, Gravis served chair of the Ambassador’s Club in 2013 and as Secretary for two years. At the Record, where she has worked for 22 years, Gravis is the first face you see. She handles receptionist duties as well as classified ad sales, all with a smile on her face. Gravis is a 1999 graduate of Texas State University and was a member of the Leadership San Marcos Class of 2015.

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NONPROFIT OF THE YEAR SAN MARCOS EDUCATION FOUNDATION People know San Marcos is a unique, giving and caring community. One of the reasons they do is the tireless work of the San Marcos Education Foundation. Selected as the Chamber’s Nonprofit of the year, the Foundation has shown exemplary support of our vibrant community for more than 22 years by their work on behalf of public school students and teachers in securing resources to enrich the classroom experience, inspire learning and maximize opportunities for all the San Marcos CISD’s students. Pictured are Margaret Lindsey, Amy Stanfield, Margaret Morris Ennis, Keely Sonlitner, Brooke Spruiell and Laci Orsak.

GSMP CORPORATE CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AMAZON FULFILLMENT SAT 2 Each year, the Greater San Marcos Partnership joins with the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce to recognize a business that has had an impact on our community through their corporate social responsibility efforts. Amazon’s SAT 2 fulfillment center employs over 3,000 fulltime employees who have received benefits from day one. Amazon has proven their dedication by hiring over 600 veterans and military spouses in Central Texas. The impact of the Amazon San Marcos Fulfillment Center has gone far beyond good primary jobs and investment for San Marcos area residents, including making donations to the robotics club at San Marcos High School, San Marcos Youth Council and the Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center. Amazon is an active member of the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce. 2018 San Marcos Chamber Welcome Guide • 109


BOARD OF DIRECTORS Mission Statement

Improve the economic prosperity and quality of life of our members through leadership, education and business advocacy.

Board Chair

KEVIN CARSWELL

JESSICA PIZAÑA

Vice Chair

DON MOORE

Treasurer

DAVID CASE

Secretary

Immediate Past Chair

Mochas & Javas

Central Texas Medical Center

San Marcos Daily Record

Wells Fargo

McNabb & Co. Real Estate Services

MONICA MALORGIO

SHAWN ASH

WALTER ELIAS

KAYLI HEAD

FORREST HIGDON

BRIAN OLSON

Ash & Associates, LLC

Qualico Communities

The Bloom Bar

Gumby’s

Premier Cuts

VIC PATEL

JOHN SPRENCEL

LANCE SPRUIELL

AMY STANFIELD

TANYA TOUNZEN

Haven Management & Services LLC

Chick-fil-A

Texas Regional Bank

Texas State Optical

Premium Outlets

MATTHEW WORTHINGTON

MICHAEL CARDONA

ADRIANA CRUZ

REBECCA YBARRA-RAMIREZ

JOHN THOMAIDES

Texas State University

Superintendent San Marcos CISD

Greater San Marcos Partnership

San Marcos Convention and Visitor Bureau

San Marcos Mayor

Ex Officio

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Ex Officio

Ex Officio

Ex Officio


San Marcos

RIVER

Our spring-fed river is home to 8 endangered species:

Comal Springs Dryopid Beetle

Peck’s Cave Amphipod

72 DEGREES

San Marcos Gambusia

Comal Springs Riffle Beetle

Fountain Darter

Providing tourists, locals and students a way to escape the infamous Texas heat. In June and July of 2016 SMRF counted over 4,000 water craft on the upper San Marcos River in just 8 hours. These numbers do not include swimmers.

San Marcos Salamander

Texas Blind Salamander

Texas Wild Rice

KEEPING OUR RIVER CLEAN Over 30 pairs of animal-proof trash and recycling receptacles were added along the parks of the San Marcos River. The receptacles are emptied daily. For those on the upper San Marcos River, a few boats have been converted to trash receptacles for floaters and kayakers.

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SAN MARCOS AT A GLANCE San Marcos Chamber of Commerce

71

Bee Cave

West Lake Hills

Austin

1

290

Dripping Springs

Sunset Valley

71

45

202 N C.M. Allen Parkway San marcos, tx 78666 Phone: (512) 393-5900 Fax: (512) 393-5912 admin@sanmarcostexas.com

Manchaca

HAYS

Driftwood Creedmoor

Buda

Fastest growing large county (50,000+ pop.) in the nation for the past two years.

Mountain City

Woodcreek Wimberley

Kyle

Fischer

Uhland 21

San Marcos Canyon Lake

HAYS COUNTY

142

Martindale Redwood

Hunter 46

130

80

123

COUNTY SEAT OF HAYS

Fentress

LOCATION San Marcos is located in the heart of Central Texas, southern Hays County.

CLIMATE

36”

Annual Rainfall

RIVER

72º All year

San Marcos

POPULATION

68,980

San Marcos: 5 mile Radius

2 million Austin MSA

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 2016 Estimates

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DISTANCES TO FOUR MAJOR CITIES: Austin: 30 miles San Antonio: 50 miles Houston:r 164 miles Dallas/Fort Worth: 224 miles Austin Bergstrom International Airport: 33 miles


COMMUNITY PROFILE DEMOGRAPHICS

TOP EMPLOYERS PUBLIC & PRIVATE Amazon Texas State University

23,261

Tanger Factory Outlets San Marcos CISD Hays County

Hispanic 43%

CTMC HEB Distribution Center City of San Marcos

Black 5%

INDUSTRIES Healthcare

AGE

45–64: 13%

Services

65+: 7%

Government (includes Public Education)

Manufacturing

WALKSCORE 92

Owners

Renters

21,421 occupied housing units Owner-occupied:6,072 Renter-occupied:15,349

19 & under: 26% 20–44: 54%

Housing units

CFAN

White 48% Other 4%

$151,700 Median value of housing units

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 2016 Estimates • Texas State University Office of Institutional Research • WALKSCORE

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Category BUSINESS BY BY BUSINESS

EDITS 2-23-18

ACCOUNTANTS CERTIFIED - PUBLIC BARRETT COOPER ACCOUNTING, P.C. James Huston 204 Mill St. Schertz, TX 78154 (210) 659-6677 www.barrettcoopercpa.com DAN MUSICK CPA, PLLC Dan Musick 2108 Hunter Rd, Ste.104 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-0800 www.musickcpa.com LUCY ON THE GO, LLC Judy Mangus 7000 N Mopac, Ste.200 Austin, Tx 78731 (512) 454-7691 www.lucyonthego.com RICK C.REED & COMPANY, PLLC Stuart Wright 321 Cheatham San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-0200 www.reedcocpa.com SEAN CROWDER, CPA Sean Crowder 110 Willow Springs Dr, Ste.101 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-0576 STEPHEN W. COOK, CPA Stephen Cook 14100 San Pedro, Ste.530 San Antonio, TX 78279 (210) 495-4424 www.swc-cpa.com

ADVERTISING

WELCOMEMAT SERVICES SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS Mark Polanco Buda, TX 78610 (512) 650-6906 welcomematservices.com/stores/south-central-texas

AIR CONDITIONING & HEATING AIRONE HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING Lance Beck 2700 Hunter Rd, Ste.A San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-0022 www.MyAirOne.com DEAN’S SHOP Walter Mott 290 Wonder World Dr, Ste.103 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-4770 www.deansshop.com GARNER HEATING & A/C, INC. Doug Garner 731 Roland Lane Kyle, Texas 78640 (512) 392-2000 www.GarnerAC.com HC SERVICES Mark Smith 1405 Oakwood Loop San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-3838 www.h-c-services.com SAN MARCOS AIR CONDITIONING Rick Gonzales 3500 Hwy 123 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-2511 www.smairtx.com

JGI OUTDOOR ADVERTISING Susie Day 525 Park Grove Katy, TX 77450 (281) 992-2828 www.jgioutdoor.com

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AIRPORTS SAN MARCOS REGIONAL AIRPORT Cassidy Berenato 4400 Hwy 21 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 216-6039 www.sanmarcostx.gov/airport

AMBULANCE SERVICE SAN MARCOS HAYS COUNTY EMS David Smith 2061 Clovis Barker Rd, Building 10B San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-5115 www.smhcems.com

APARTMENT LOCATING HOT SPOTS APARTMENT LOCATING Ricky Clark 1504 Aquarena Springs Dr, Ste.203 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 805-7768 www.hotspotslocating.com

APARTMENTS 1271 SAN MARCOS Jessica Salazar 1271 Sadler Drive San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 749-1271 www.1271Living.com AUTUMN CHASE TOWNHOMES Nora Gomez 1606 I-35 N San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 754-6144 www.myapartmenthome.com AVALON APARTMENTS Felicia Jackson 1703 I-35 N San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-3683 www.avalonsanmarcos.com

ELYSIAN PURGATORY CREEK APARTMENTS Jennifer Burton 1951 Hunter Rd. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 938-1900 www.elysianpurgatorycreek.com ENCINO POINTE APARTMENTS Tonya Crenshaw 1800 Post Rd. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-0628 HIGHCREST APARTMENTS AND TOWNHOMES Cathy Campos 1518 Old Ranch Rd. 12 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-5212 www.ulcoleman.com PARK HILL APARTMENTS Colby Cotton 1001 Leah Ave. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-7000 www.parkhillapts.com PARKWAY GRANDE Brianna Martinez 1811 Medical Pkwy San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 878-1811 www.robbinspropertyllc.com POST OAK VILLAS Jennifer Sherman 1617 Post Rd. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 754-6701 www.postoakvillas.wix.com/villas RIVERVIEW APARTMENTS Elena Bosley 601 River Rd. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-1593 THE CEDARS OF SAN MARCOS Irma Jewell Leslie Richman 1101 Leah Ave. San Marcos, Tx 78666 512-396-8886 www.CedarsOfSanMarcos.com


THE LOCAL DOWNTOWN Reagan Tatsch 210 N Edward Gary San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 504-7686 www.thelocalsanmarcos.com THE PALAZZO APARTMENTS Suzanne Ponce 1011 Wonder World Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-1001 www.thepalazzoliving.com TOWNWOOD APARTMENTS Laura Gerhardt 520 Linda Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-1983 www.townwoodapts.com VERANDAH APARTMENTS Felicia Jackson 1805 I-35 N San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-7711 www.verandahsanmarcos.com

APPLIANCE - SALES & SERVICE AARON’S Matthew Hall 1019 Hwy 80 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 754-8505 www.Aarons.com GUARANTEED APPLIANCES Kristen Mortensen 3020 FM 621 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-0373 www.guaranteedappliances.com

ARCHITECTS A GRUPPO ARCHITECTS Andrew Nance 109 E Hopkins St, Ste.208 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 557-2140 www.agruppo.com GKZ INC. Frank Gomillion 516 W Hopkins St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-3339 www.gkz-arch.com LNV, INC. Abby Shelton 7500 Rialto Blvd, Building 1 Ste.240 Austin, TX 78735 (512) 381-8333 www.lnvinc.com

ARTS

ATTRACTIONS

EYE OF THE DOG Billy Ray Mangham 405 Valley View West Rd. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 558-1723 www.eyeofthedog.com

LBJ MUSEUM OF SAN MARCOS, INC. Ralph Garcia 131 N Guadalupe St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-3300 www.lbjmuseum.com

SILO GALLERY & GLASS STUDIO Elissa Beach 7990 Ranch Rd. 12 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 444-6494 www.siloglass.com

WONDER WORLD CAVE &PARK Kristin Williams 1000 Prospect St. San Marcos, TX 78667 (512) 392-6711 www.wonderworldpark.com

HONDA OF SAN MARCOS Rando Ammons 4300 I-35 S San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-1313 www.hondasanmarcos.com NISSAN OF SAN MARCOS Kalani Asido 2980 I-35 S San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-5116 www.nissanofsanmarcos.com

AUTO BODY REPAIR & PAINTING

ROGER BEASLEY HYUNDAI Sydna Hunter 24795 I-35 Kyle, TX 78640 (512) 262-2020 www.beasleyhyundai.com

ELLIS & SALAZAR AUTOMOTIVE & COLLISION Jaquelin Alvarez 1220 I-35 S San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-8977 www.ellisandsalazar.com

SAN MARCOS CHRYSLER DODGE - JEEP - RAM Russell Anderson 2990 I-35 S San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 831-7625 www.sanmarcosautooutlet.com

OWN YOUR OWN UNIVERSE Terri Hendrix 415 N Guadalupe St, PMB 288 San Marcos TX 78666 (512) 426-7288 www.ownyourownuniverse.org

ERNIE’S PAINT& BODY SHOP, INC. Ernie Valdez 1608 I-35 S San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-8972 www.ernies.us

SAN MARCOS TOYOTA Lena Ruble 5101 I-35 S San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-1999 www.sanmarcostoyota.com

ASSISTED LIVING COMMUNITY

AUTO PARTS

AUTOMOBILE REPAIRS & SERVICE

WIMBERLEY GLASSWORKS Tim deJong 6469 Ranch Rd. 12 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 393-3316 www.wgw.com VERONIQUE HAHN Artist San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-2885 www.veroniquehahn.com

BROOKDALE SAN MARCOS NORTH Tracy Herman 1720 Ranch Rd. 12 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-7200 www.brookdale.com BROOKDALE SAN MARCOS SOUTH Jessie Wiens 1401 Wonder World Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-8271 www.brookdale.com

ADVANCE AUTO PARTS Jerry Betterton 500 S Guadalupe St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-3068 www.advanceautoparts.com SUR-POWR BATTERY SUPPLY Bonnie Hughson 1718 N I-35 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-7107 www.surpowr.com

AUTOMOBILE DEALERS

LIVE OAK LIVING PROGRAMS Christina Edwards PO Box 705 San Marcos, TX 78667 (512) 357-4023 www.liveoakliving.com

CHUCK NASH AUTO GROUP Thomas Curtis 3209 I-35 N San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-7788 www.chucknash.com

SODALIS ELDER LIVING Tawana Bray 1001 Crepe Myrtel Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 878-2418

GRIFFITH FORD SAN MARCOS Chris Griffith Jr. 2661 N I-35 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-3673 www.griffithford.com

AMM COLLISION Anita Lafferty 2260 I-35, Bldg, 303 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 216-6627 www.ammcollision.com BRADZOIL10 MINUTE CHANGE Alex Mata 1044 Hwy 123 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-3493 www.bradzoil.com DEALER ALTERNATIVE AUTO CARE Jay Mainord 1810 S I-35 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 754-7100 ELLIS & SALAZAR AUTOMOTIVE & COLLISION Jaquelin Alvarez 1220 I-35 S San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-8977 www.ellisandsalazar.com

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ERNIE’S PAINT & BODY SHOP, INC. Ernie Valdez 1608 I-35 S San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-8972 www.ernies.us GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER Michael Miller 219 E Hopkins St San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-3331 www.Goodyear.com LUKE WESTER AUTOMOTIVE Luke Wester 2409 Hunter Rd San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-8961 QUICK ALIGN AUTO REPAIR Bill Jones 600 S Guadalupe St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-2546 www.quickalign.net RELIABLE AUTOMOTIVE Brad Hullum 1201 State Hwy. 123 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 667-7390 www.Reliable-Auto.com RILEY TRANSMISSIONS Joan Riley 1334 N Hwy 123 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-5186 www.RileyTransmissions.com SERVICE KING COLLISION REPAIR Matt Lennox 1300 I-35 S San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-3309 TAKE 5 OIL CHANGE Heather Hilton 1000 Hwy 80 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 754-6767 TAKE 5 OIL CHANGE #2 Heather Hilton 1200 Thorpe Lane San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 667-7631 TEXAS EXPRESS LUBE & AUTO Jason Lewis 110 S CM Allen Pkwy San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-3366 www.texasexpresslube.com

AVIATION

BUS CHARTER SERVICES

BERRY AVIATION, INC. Robert Bial 1807 Airport Drive San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 805-4360 www.berryaviation.com

SAN MARCOS TOURS & CHARTER Brandon Burleson 1211 Mountain View Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 808-0287 www.sanmarcosbustours.com

COAST FLIGHT TRAINING Jena Broderick 1837 Airport Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 667-6770 www.iflycoast.com REDBIRD SKYPORT John Koenirch 2080 Airport Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 878-6670 www.redbirdskyport.com TEXAS AVIATION PARTNERS Stacey Batch 4400 Hwy 21 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 216-6042 www.texasaviationpartners.com

BEAUTY BEAUTY WITH A TWIST Ruth Redden 302 W Hopkins S, Ste.3 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 214-2283 www.beautywithatwistsmtx.com MARY KAY COSMETICS MARSHA MOORE Marsha Moore 202 West Sierra Circle San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-6945 www.marykay.com/mmoore9

BED & BREAKFAST ALEXANDRA’S HOUSE BED & BREAKFAST Rosemary Lyday 250 Hugo Rd. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 667-0107 www.alexandrashousetx.com

BOOKKEEPING SERVICES

TRANSDEV SERVICES Jack Besch 4980 Transportation Way San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-0592 www.Transdevna.com

BUSINESS SERVICES ADP Ali Jones (512) 217-2260 www.adp.com BIZDOC, INC. Vick Meredith 3700 Hwy 123 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-1027 www.gobizdoc.biz DAHILL - A XEROX COMPANY Brandy Pundt 8303 N Mopac, Ste. A300 Austin, TX 78759 (512) 836-2100 www.dahill.com GATEWAY BUSINESS PRODUCTS Jimmy Johnson 205C W San Antonio St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-5855 www.gbponline.com GULF BUSINESS FORMS INC. Linda Porterfield 2460 I-35 S San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-8313 www.gulfforms.com HARPOOL CONSULTING, LLC Riley Harpool PO Box 30 San Marcos, TX 78667 (512) 786-7441 www.johnmaxwellgroup.com/rileyharpool

DAN MUSICK CPA, PLLC Dan Musick 2108 Hunter Rd, Ste.104 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-0800 www.musickcpa.com

HCS TECHNICAL SERVICES LLC Todd Gates 325 E Hopkins San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-8324 www.HCSTS.com

SCHWARTZ & ASSOCIATES Autumn Schwartz 116 S LBJ Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 667-6352 www.schwartz-associates.com

MICROSOFT Eduardo Rios (210) 313-6603 www.microsoft.com

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PAYCHEX INC. Chris Koontz 3420 Executive Center Dr, Ste. 310 Austin, TX 78731 (512) 241-0513 SANDLER TRAINING OF CENTRAL TEXAS Steve Bumgardner 758 San Mateo New Braunfels, TX 78132 (210) 216-4226 www.sixrivers.sandler.com SPECTRUM BUSINESS Stephen Moore 2101 Rivers Edge Way Unit 18 Austin, TX 78741 (737) 208-9043 TEXAS INK & TONER / LASER SERVICE USA Craig Barnes San Marcos, TX 78666 512-353-4600 www.LaserServiceUSA.com TOTAL SOURCE G&G WATER SOURCE AND ICE Cathy Grimes 115 County Rd. 3812 Cleveland, TX 77328 (936) 215-0054 www.totalsourcewater.com WELCOMEMAT SERVICES SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS Mark Polanco (512) 650-6906 welcomematservices.com

CABIN RENTALS HILL COUNTRY COTTAGES & RV RESORT Ian Frank 131 Rueckle Rd. New Braunfels, TX 78130 (512) 750-2714 www.resortnb.com HILLTOP SUNSET COTTAGE Pam Dever 211 Claremont Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 757-1666 www.vrbo.com/412378 RIVER BLUFF CABIN ON THE SAN MARCOS RIVER Patsy Kimball 2301 River Grove Rd. Fentress, TX 78622 (512) 488-2568 www.sanmarcos.net/riverbluffcabin


CAMERA SYSTEMS

CAR WASH

HARD TARGET SYSTEMS Bill Palecek PO Box 1045 Manchaca, TX 78652 (512) 280-1369 www.hardtargetsystems.com

THE WASH TUB Alberto Sierra 1200 Thorpe Lane San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 667-7335 www.washtub.com

CAMPGROUNDS RV PARKS

CAREER & LIFE COACHING

HILL COUNTRY COTTAGES & RV RESORT Ian Frank 131 Rueckle Rd. New Braunfels, TX 78130 (512) 750-2714 www.resortnb.com LEISURE RESORT Sherri Basham 1 River Lane PO Box 277 Fentress, TX 78622 (800) 248-4103 www.leisureresort.net PECAN PARK RIVERSIDE RV & CABINS David Rowley 50 Squirrel Run San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-0070 www.pecanpark.com SPENCER CANOES & SHADY GROVE CAMPGROUND Pat Gunn Spencer 9515 F.M. 1979 Martindale, TX 78655 (512) 357-6113 www.spencercanoes.net WOLF CREEK RANCH Terry Alford 19577 San Marcos Hwy San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-7044

CANOE & KAYAK RENTALS, SALES & SERVICE SPENCER CANOES & SHADY GROVE CAMPGROUND Pat Gunn Spencer 9515 F.M. 1979 Martindale, TX 78655 (512) 357-6113 www.spencercanoes.net PADDLE WITH STYLE Holly Orr PO box 512 Martindale, TX 78655 (512) 749-2350 www.paddlewithstyle.com

K EMPOWERMENT GROUP LLC - TECHNOLOGY 4 LIFE Shetay Ashford San Marcos TX 78666 (512) 814-8845

CARPENTRY & RESTORATION FINE LINE PAINTING Tim Nicolls 1915 Mulberry Ct. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 557-5958 www.finelinepaintingtx.com

CARPET CLEANING SERVICES HEADS UP CLEANING SPECIALIST & MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS, LLC Daniel Herrera (512) 749-8572 www.headsuptx.com SERVPRO OF SAN MARCOS/ NEW BRAUNFELS Amanda Camareno 1222 Old Martindale Rd. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-8225 www.servpro.com/franchise.aspid=5071 THE STEAMERY Brian Patton PO Box 1900 San Marcos, TX 78667 (512) 757-9088 www.steamerycarpetcleaning.com

CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE AUSTIN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Mike Rollins 535 E 5th St. Austin, TX 78701 (512) 478-9383 BOERNE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Joe Granados 121 S Main Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 249-8000 www.boerne.org

BUDA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE J.R. Gonzales 203 RailRd. St, Ste.#1C PO Box 904 Buda, TX 78610 (512) 295-9999

SAN MARCOS AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Jason Mock 202 N C.M. Allen Pkwy San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 393-5900 www.sanmarcostexas.com

BULVERDE-SPRING BRANCH CHAMBER Rhonda Zunker 121 Bulverde Crossing #115 Bulverde, TX 78163 (830) 438-4285 www.bulverdechamber.com

SEGUIN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Kendy Gravett 116 N Camp St. Seguin, TX 78156 (830) 379-6382 www.chamber.seguinonline.com

CANYON LAKE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Kim Collora 3934 FM 2673 Canyon Lake, TX 78133 (830) 964-2223 www.canyonlakechamber.com

WIMBERLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Cathy Moreman 14100 Ranch Rd. 12 Wimberley, TX 78676 (512) 847-2201 www.wimberley.org

FREDERICKSBURG CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Penny McBride 306 E. Austin St. Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 997-5000 www.fredericksburg-texas.com GREATER DRIPPING SPRINGS AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Sherrie Parks 600 E Hwy 206 Dripping Springs, TX 78620 (512) 858-7000 www.drippingspringstx.org GREATER NEW BRAUNFELS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Michael Meek 390 S Seguin St. New Braunfels, TX 78131-1417 (800) 572-2626 www.nbcham.org KYLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Julie Snyder 401 Center St. Kyle, TX 78640 (512) 268-4220 LOCKHART CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Angela Rawlinson 702 S Commerce St. Lockhart, TX 78644 (512) 398-2818 www.lockhart-tx.org RANDOLPH METROCOM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE J Cramer 9374 Valhalla Selma, TX 78154 (210) 658-8322

CHIROPRACTORS WELL FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC Royce Barnett D.C. 1913 Dutton Dr, Ste.405 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 842-6102 www.wellfamilychiropractic.com

CHURCHES EIKON CHURCH Dan Matlock 400 Old Post Rd. Kyle, TX 78640 (512) 298-2013 www.eikonchurch.com FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF SAN MARCOS Chad Chaddick 325 W McCarty Lane San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-3377 www.sanmarcosfbc.org FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH Gregory Ross 3105 Ranch Rd. 12 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-1926 www.fcc-sm.org FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Jarrell Sharp 129 W Hutchison St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-6001 www.fumcsm.org PROMISELAND SAN MARCOS CHURCH Pam Higgins 1650 Lime Kiln Rd. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-4357 business@psmcchruch.com

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TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE Kevin Good 4200 Smith School Rd. Austin, TX 78744 WAYFINDERS CHURCH Michael Pigg 415 N Guadalupe Ste.316 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 571-3568 www.wayfinders.church WESLEY CHAPEL A.M.E. CHURCH Tosha Coleman 224 S. Fredericksburg St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-8034

CLEANING SERVICES AMERICAN MAID & JANITORIAL SERVICE Michele Burleson 308 Magnolia St San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 557-5082 ECO-FRIENDLY COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL CLEANING SERVICES Olga Vences San Marcos TX 78666 (512) 665-0458 www.sanmarcoscleaningservices.com RESTORATION 1 William Burleson 201 Uhland Rd. San Marcos, Texas 78666 (512) 691-9093 www.restoration1.com/san-marcos-tx SERVPRO OF SAN MARCOS/ NEW BRAUNFELS Amanda Camareno 1222 Old Martindale Rd. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-8225 www.servpro.com W.B. ARTHUR RESTORATION & CLEANING Trey Baumann 10816 Crown Colony Dr. Ste. 209 Austin, TX 78747 (512) 710-0011 www.wbarthur.com

WAKE THE DEAD COFFEE HOUSE Julie Balkman 1432 Old Ranch Rd. 12 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 754-9253 www.wakethedeadcoffeehouse.net PERK UP David Graffagnini 407 S Stagecoach Trail, Ste.103 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 216-6392

COMPUTER SERVICES HCS TECHNICAL SERVICES LLC Todd Gates 325 E Hopkins San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-8324 www.HCSTS.com HILL COUNTRY TECH GUYS Daryl Davis 2410 Hunter Rd, Ste.103 San Marcos, TX 78666 (830) 386-4234 www.hctechguys.com TEKRESCUE, INC. Randy Bryan 3413 Hunter Rd, Ste. A San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 843-2835 www.mytekrescue.com TEXAS INK & TONER / LASER SERVICE USA Craig Barnes San Marcos, TX 78666 512-353-4600 www.LaserServiceUSA.com

CONCRETE INGRAM READYMIX INC. Earl Ingram Sr. 3830 FM 482 New Braunfels, TX 78130 (512) 396-3136

COFFEE

TEX-MIX CONCRETE Sean Van Delist 201 Industrial Fork PO Box 830 Leander, TX 78646 (210) 883-8060 www.tex-mixconcrete.com

BUZZ MILL COFFEE Jason Sabala 194 S Guadalupe St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 547-9909 www.buzzmillcoffee.com

WESTHILL PAVING, INC. Chad Reynolds 3012 FM 621 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-1432 www.westhillpaving.com

MOCHAS & JAVAS Grace Mills 700 N LBJ, Ste.100 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-5282 www.mochasandjavas.com • 2018 San Marcos Chamber Welcome Guide 6 • 118 2018 San Marcos Chamber Welcome Guide

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

CONTRACTORS/ CONSTRUCTION

AMERICAN CONSTRUCTORS, INC. Rhonda Bly 11900 W Parmer Lane, Ste.200 Cedar Park, TX 78613 (512) 328-2026 www.acitexas.com

AMERICAN CONSTRUCTORS, INC. Rhonda Bly 11900 West Parmer Lane, Ste.200 Cedar Park, TX 78613 (512) 328-2026 www.acitexas.com

ECM INTERNATIONAL, INC. Brenda Jenkins 1290 Wonder World Dr, Ste.1220 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 667-7269 www.ecmintl.com

BEARDEN DEVELOPMENT INC. Bud Turner 1600 Clovis Barker Rd, Ste.202 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 900-7652 www.beardendevelopment.com

SPAWGLASS CONTRACTORS, INC. Kirby Baird 1111 Smith Rd. Austin, TX 78721 (512) 719-5251 www.spawglass.com

HOPSON BUILDERS Jack Eben 3202 Hwy 123 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-1207

CONSTRUCTION SUPPLIES BAUTEX SYSTEMS, LLC Paul Brown 5602 Central Texas Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 637-1200 www.bautexsystems.com SHERWIN WILLIAMS PAINT J.C. Franklin 305 N Edward Gary San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-0101 www.sherwin.com

CONSULTING SERVICES MAXIMIZED BUSINESS SOLUTIONS Dominic Encinias 314 Magnolia St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (210) 473-5196 SCHWARTZ & ASSOCIATES Autumn Schwartz 116 S LBJ Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 667-6352 www.schwartz-associates.com TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY - SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER Joe Lam 7719 Wood Hollow Dr, Ste.211 Austin, TX 78731 (512) 245-4686 www.business.txstate.edu/sbdc

K-W CONSTRUCTION INC. Elaine Thomas 320 Barnes Dr, Ste.109 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-5900 www.k-wconst.com M2 FEDERAL INC. Mike Scheiern 705 W Hopkins St, Ste.112 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 450-4502 www.m2federal.com SABRE COMMERCIAL Jonathan Barton Adam Kohler 2001 Chicon St. Austin, TX 78722 (512) 767-7447 www.sabrecommercial.com SPAWGLASS CONTRACTORS, INC. Kirby Baird 1111 Smith Rd. Austin, TX 78721 (512) 719-5251 www.spawglass.com VOLKERT INTEGRITY CONTRACTING, INC. Ken Volkert Building Contractors 8159 Old Bastrop Rd. New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 214-0593 www.volkertintegrity.com

CONTRACTOR EQUIPMENT UNITED RENTALS Nellie Smith 4542 S I-35 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-1111 www.unitedrentals.com


CUSTOM DRAPERY

DISTRIBUTORS

EDUCATION

CUSTOM CREATIONS & INTERIORS Theresa Carosella 513 Mainstreet Marble Falls, TX 78654 (830) 693-8206 www.customcreationsandinteriors.com

AMAZON Mary Woosley 1401 E McCarty Lane San Marcos, TX 78666 www.amazondelivers.jobs

AUSTIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT Bonnie Spanogle 5930 Middle Fiskville Rd. Austin, TX 78752 www.austincc.edu

DAY CARE SUNSET AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM Marty Nelson 405 Reimer Ave. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-1992 www.sunsetafterschool.com

DENTISTS/ORALSURGEONS AQUASPRINGS DENTAL Landis Coulbourn 1941 S I-35 #107 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-6222 www.aquaspringsdental.com ALLIGATOR DENTAL Lisa Burns 1890 Medical Pkwy, Ste.101 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 393-3500 www.AlligatorDental.com CLAY SULLIVAN, DDS Clay Sullivan 310 Stagecoach Trail, Ste.700 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-4288 COREY CAROTHERS, DDS Corey Carothers 310 Stagecoach Trail, Ste.700 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-4288 www.smtxdental.com JOSEFINA V. MARTINEZ, DDS Josefina Martinez 310 Stagecoach Trail, Ste.1000 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 393-5437 J. ROBERT DONNELLY, DDS, J. Robert Donnelly Master of Academy of General Dentistry 1337 Thorpe Lane San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-5225 www.SanMarcosDental.com

ORAL MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY AUSTIN ORAL SURGERY Renne Dixon 310 Stagecoach Trail Ste.600 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-4689 www.austinoralsurgery.com

BROWN DISTRIBUTING COMPANY Agnes Fuccello 8711 Johnny Morris Rd. Austin, TX 78724 (512) 478-9353 H-E-B SAN MARCOS RETAIL SUPPORT CENTER Benjamin Langdon 2301 Hunter Rd. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 753-5800 www.heb.com MATERA PAPER COMPANY John Richardson 835 N W.W. White Rd. San Antonio, TX 78219 (210) 892-5101 www.materapaper.com

DRILLING/WELL SERVICE KUTSCHER DRILLING L.T.D. Daniel Kutscher 3810 Hunter Rd. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-0075 www.kutscherdrilling.com

DRY CLEANING VICTORY CLEANERS Gloria Martinez 418 S LBJ Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-9314

DRYWALL FINE LINE PAINTING Tim Nicolls 1915 Mulberry Ct. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 557-5958 www.finelinepaintingtx.com

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GREATER SAN MARCOS PARTNERSHIP Adriana Cruz 113 N Guadalupe St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 393-3400 www.greatersanmarcostx.com

GARY JOB CORPS COMMUNITY Lonnie Hall 2800 Airport, Hwy 21 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-665 gary.jobcorps.gov SAN MARCOS ACADEMY Shelley Henry 2801 Ranch Rd. 12 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-2400 www.smabears.org SAN MARCOS CISD Georganne Logue 631 Mill St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 393-6700 www.smcisd.net BONHAM PRE-KINDERGARTEN (512) 393-6031 BOWIE ELEMENTARY (512) 393-6200 CROCKETT ELEMENTARY (512) 393-6400 DE ZAVALA ELEMENTARY (512)393-6250 GOODNIGHT MIDDLE SCHOOL (512) 393-6550 HERNANDEZ ELEMENTARY (512) 393-6100 LAMAR MIDDLE SCHOOL (512) 393-6932 MENDEZ ELEMENTARY (512)393-6060 MILLER MIDDLE SCHOOL (512-393-6660 SAN MARCOS HIGH SCHOOL (512) 393-6800 TRAVIS ELEMENTARY (512) 393-6450 SAN MARCOS CISD EDUCATION FOUNDATION Jeffrey Ault PO Box 671 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-5151 www.smeducationfoundatioNorg

TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM 208 E 10th St, Ste.600 Austin, TX 78701 (512) 463-1808 TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR P-16 INITIATIVES Michelle Hamilton 601 University Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 245-8192 THE MASTER’S SCHOOL OF SAN MARCOS INC. Tucker Blythe 1664 Centerpoint Rd. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-4322 www.mastersschool.org WONDERLAND SCHOOL Jim Fife 302 Country Estates San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-9404 www.thewonderlandschool.com

ELECTRICAL CURRENT ELECTRIC INC. Paul Siglinger 500 Broadway San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-0141 www.currentelectricweb.com DEAN’S SHOP Walter Mott 290 Wonder World Dr, Ste.103 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-4770 www.deansshop.com DEALERS ELECTRICAL SUPPLY Ken Frank 616 Texas Ave. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-5454 www.dealerselectrical.com HC SERVICES Mark Smith 1405 Oakwood Loop San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-3838 www.h-c-services.com TED BREIHAN ELECTRIC COMPANY Ted Breihan PO Box 477 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-3300

EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES PRIORITY PERSONNEL Cristina Muñoz 226 Wonder World Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-2323 www.prioritypersonnel.com

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WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS RURAL CAPITAL AREA Mike Crane 202 S C.M. Allen Pkwy, Ste.7 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-1291 www.workforcesolutionsrca.com

ENGINEERING BOWMAN CONSULTING Tracy Bratton 133 W San Antonio, Ste.500 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-2600 www.bowmanconsulting.com

SOUTHWEST ENGINEERS, INC. Angie Posada 307 St. Lawrence Gonzales, TX 78629 (830) 672-7546 www.swengineers.com

LASER SPECT.ACLES, INC. Timothy Walsh 2100B Old Ranch Rd. 12 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-4600 www.laserspectacles.com

TRI-TECH ENGINEERING, SURVEYING AND PLANNING Marla Kessler 155 Riverwalk Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 440-2222 www.tritechtx.com

MAVERICKS CASINO PARTIES AND TRAVEL AGENCY Maverick Neubert PO Box 310986 New Braunfels, TX 78131 (850) 238-6444

ENGRAVERS

BYRN & ASSOCIATES INC. David Williamson R.P.L.S. 1115 Hwy 80 East San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-2270 www.byrnsurvey.com

HILL COUNTRY TROPHY, LLC James Kelly 3331 Ranch Rd. 12, Ste.103 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-3070 www.hillcountrytrophy.com

FREESE & NICHOLS Linda Huff 1920 Corporate Dr, Ste.207B San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 213-3209 www.freese.com

STAR AWARDS, INC. Floyd R. Chunn 1500 I-35 S New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 625-8583 www.starawardsnb.com

HALFF ASSOCIATES, INC. Michael Moya 4030 W Braker Lane, Ste.450 Austin, TX 78759 (512) 777-4600 www.halff.com HMT ENGINEERING & SURVEYING Thor Thornhill 410 N Seguin Ave. New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 625-8555 www.hmtnb.com K FRIESE & ASSOCIATES, INC. Karen Friese 1120 S Capital of Texas Hwy, Bldg. II, Ste.100 Austin, TX 78746 (512) 338-1704 LNV, INC. Abby Shelton 7500 Rialto Blvd, Building 1, Ste.240 Austin, TX 78735 (512) 381-8333 www.lnvinc.com MWM DESIGN GROUP Debbie Warner 305 E Huntland Dr, Ste.200 Austin, TX 78852 www.mwmdesigngroup.com PEAL & ASSOCIATES Jake Peal 507 W Liberty Ave Round Rock, TX 78664 (512) 394-7126

ENTERTAINMENT A CAPPELLA UNLIMITED CHAPTER OF SWEET ADELINE’S INTL. Brenda Miller San Marcos ACES UP CASINO PARTY RENTALS Dustin Nichols PO Box 409 San Marcos, Texas 78667 (512) 800-0172 www.acesup.biz ESCAPE SPACE GAMES Cory Dickman 1508 Aquarena Springs Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 956-8806 www.escapespacegames.com THE SPOT CINEMA EATERY & SOCIAL HAUS Lee Anne Tilley 1180 Thorpe Lane #130 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 210-8600 www.evo-entertainment.com HEART OF TEXAS CHORUS Sam Tweedy PO Box 344 San Marcos, TX 78667 (512) 990-9325 www.hotchorus.org

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UNICYCLE FOOTBALL LEAGUE Ross Pelc 501 E Hopkins St. San Marcos, TX 78666 www.unicyclefootball.com WONDER WORLD CAVE & PARK Kristin Williams 1000 Prospect St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-6711 www.wonderworldpark.com

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANTS WHITENTON GROUP, INC. Heidi Painter 3413 Hunter Rd. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-3344 www.whitentongroup.com

ENVIRONMENTAL LABORATORIES TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY - EDWARDS AQUIFER RESEARCH CENTER Benjamin Schwartz Ph.D. 601 University Dr. 220 E. Sessom San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 245-2329 www.eardc.txstate.edu

EVENT PLANNING CONVENTION & EXPO MANAGEMENT SERVICES, LLC Mario Rodriguez 1607 Nash Ave. McAllen, TX 78503 (956) 702-4926 www.conventionandexpo.net VILLAGE VENUE Irma Adams 2032 Central Plaza New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 460-3500 www.villagevenuenb.com

FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS A+ FEDERAL CREDIT UNION Kirby Wottrich 1204 Thorpe Lane San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 302-6800 www.aplusfcu.org AUSTIN TELCO FEDERAL CREDIT UNION Katrina Delgado 904 Bugg Lane San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 302-5555 www.atfcu.org BBVA COMPASS David Garcia 300 S LBJ Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 754-8800 www.bbva.com BROADWAY BANK Chet Reed 301 N C.M. Allen Pkwy San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 805-0976 www.broadway.bank

ENVIRONMENTAL PERMITTING & DEVELOPMENT

CAPITAL FARM CREDIT Rosie Alvear 1418 Colorado Lockhart, TX 78644 (512) 398-3524 www.capitalfarmcredit.com

GREEN GROUP HOLDINGS, LLC Alfonso Sifuentes 205A S Main St. Lockhart, TX 78644 (512) 878-7270 www.gghcorp.com

FROST BANK John Schawe 221 Wonder World Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 393-5608 www.frostbank.com

EQUIPMENT SALES POWER HAUS EQUIPMENT Patrick Klaerner 1621 W San Antonio St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-1518 www.powerhausequipment.com

GREATER TEXAS CREDIT UNION Araceli Cabrera 329 Cheatham St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-2496 www.gtfcu.org


IBC BANK Timothy Rey 1081 Wonder World Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-1011 www.ibc.com OZONA BANK Abbey Carnes 141 W Hopkins St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 754-2600 www.ozonabank.com PIONEER BANK Michael Prince Bonnie Villarreal 403 S Stage Coach Trail San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 749-1501 www.pioneer.bank RANDOLPH-BROOKS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION Elizabeth Joost 1203 Thorpe Lane San Marcos, TX 78666 (800) 580-3300 www.rbfcu.org SAGE CAPITAL BANK Joe Kenworthy 2201 Hunter Rd. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-5588 www.sagecapitalbank.com SCHERTZ BANK & TRUST Dena Rodriguez 1917 Dutton Dr, Ste.205 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 754-7401 www.schertzbank.com TEXAS REGIONAL BANK Lance Spruiell 1913 Dutton Dr, Ste.402 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 667-6684 www.texasregionalbank.com UNIVERSITY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION David Willingham 1190 Thorpe Lane San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 467-8080 www.ufcu.org WELLS FARGO BANK David Case 123 N Edward Gary St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 753-3226 www.wellsfargo.com

FINANCIAL SERVICES BLUE SKY MORTGAGE Lee Porterfield 2700 Hunter Rd, Ste.B San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-1121 www.blueskymtg.com DAN MUSICK CPA, PLLC Dan Musick 2108 Hunter Rd, Ste.104 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-0800 www.musickcpa.com DHI MORTGAGE Tim Stahla 220 W Hutchison St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 805-3650 www.dhimortgage.com DTK INSURANCE & FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. Daniel Konow 100 N Edward Gary St, Ste, B105 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 749-1267 www.agents.horacemann.com/Danielkonow EDWARD JONES - CODY DAILEY Cody Dailey 102 Wonder World Dr, Ste.302 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 393-2022 www.edwardjones.com EDWARD JONES - JERRY NIEMIEC Jerry Niemiec 1290 Wonder World Dr, Ste.1210 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-5640 www.edwardjones.com FORESTERS FINANCIAL - ANDREW PYBURN Andrew Pyburn 900 Isom Rd, Ste.220 San Antonio, TX 78216 (210) 481-2100 ext. 222 www.foresters.com/en RUIZ FINANCIAL GROUP, LLC Ruben Ruiz 1920-A Corporate Dr, Ste.106 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-2487 www.moneyconcepts.com/rruiz STATE FARM INSURANCE - ROSIE GARCIA Rosie Garcia 2401 Hunter Rd, Ste.500 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-8050 www.rosiegarciatx.com

FIRE SAFETY SYSTEMS MAINTENANCE TRIANGLE FIRE& SECURITY, LLC Steve Clay 318 Brazoria Trail San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 800-1055

FITNESS & HEALTH BRITISH SWIM SCHOOL Brian Borchardt 1560 S I-35 San Marcos, TX 78666 512-763-7946 www.BritishSwimSchool.com/Austin-CTX HEAT BOOTCAMP & PERSONAL TRAINING Cody Butler 110 Martin Luther King Drive San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 256-0049 www.heatbootcamp.com/smtx HH FITNESS Heath Herrera 2061 Clovis Barker, Building 11B San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 348-7388 www.HHFitness.com OLYMPIC OUTDOOR CENTER Ben Kvanli 602 I-35 N San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 203-0093 www.KayakInstruCt.ioNorg ORANGETHEORY FITNESS Ashley Prewitt 243 Wonder World Dr, Ste.108 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 357-3057 www.san-marcos.orangetheoryfitness.com VIM GYM Naomi Mahamuth 105 Uhland Rd San Marcos, TX 78666 (210) 913-5759 www.VIMgymSM.com

FLORISTS THE BLOOM BAR Kayli Head 123 S LBJ Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 738-5593 www.thebloombar.com THE FLORAL STUDIO Maxine Schaffer 331 W Hopkins, Ste.100 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-4656 www.the-floral-studio.com

FUNERAL HOMES PENNINGTON FUNERAL HOME Shane Glosson 323 N Comanche St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-4311 www.penningtonfuneralhome.com THOMASON FUNERAL HOME Dwayne Thomason 2001 Ranch Rd. 12 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-2300 www.thomasonfuneralhome.com

FURNITURE NEW BRAUNFELSMATTRESS CO. Wynn Wallace 1218 TX-123 San Marcos, TX 78666 (830) 625-5513 www.nbmattress.com NORTH CAROLINA FURNITURE DIRECT Earl Studdard 2440 I-35 S San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-2200 www.ncfdirect.com SLEEP NUMBER Kyle Begor 3941 S I-35, Ste.112 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-0355

GIFT SHOPS CENTERPOINT STATION Cheryl Cuppitelli 3946 I-35 S San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-1103 www.centerpointstation.com EDIBLE ARRANGEMENTS Marianella (Nella) Lunn 1308 Common St. New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 627-9809 www.ediblearrangements.com HEARTWORKSCO./PAPER BEAR Carol Powers 218 N LBJ Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-2283 www.paperbear.com PLANET K GIFTS Ana Tanguma 910 I-35 N San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-4596 www.planetktexas.com

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GLASS SILO GALLERY & GLASS STUDIO Elissa Beach 7990 Ranch Rd. 12 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 444-6494 www.siloglass.com THAD ZIEGLER GLASS LTD. Jan Sims 1660 I-35 S San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-6644

GOLF COURSES QUAIL CREEK GOLF CLUB Cory Duvall 2701 Airport Hwy 21 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-1665 www.quailcreek-cc.com

GOVERNMENT U.S. ARMY Tyler Reid 1050 McKinley Place Dr, Ste.340-D San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-3994 www.goarmy.com BILL HENRY, 428TH DISTRICT COURT JUDGE Hays County Government Center 712 S Stagecoach Trail, 3rd floor San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 393-7700 CITY OF SAN MARCOS 630 E Hopkins St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 393-8100 www.sanmarcostx.gov CITY OF SAN MARCOS MAIN STREET PROGRAM Samantha Armbruster 317 N LBJ Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 393-8430 www.sanmarcostx.gov/mainstreet CITY OF SAN MARCOS - MUNICIPAL AIRPORT Scott Gallagher 1807 Airport Dr, Ste.200 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 393-8160 www.sanmarcostx.gov/airport CITY OF SAN MARCOS - PUBLIC LIBRARY 625 E Hopkins San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 393-8200 CONGRESSMAN LLOYD DOGGETT 300 E 8th St, Ste.763 Austin, TX 78701 (512) 916-5921

HAYS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT 111 E San Antonio St, #300 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 393-2205 www.co.hays.tx.us HAYS COUNTY GOVERNMENT 712 S Stagecoach Trail San Marcos, TX 78666 STATE SENATOR JUDITH ZAFFIRINI PO Box 12068 Austin, TX 78711 (512) 463-0121 U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Ashley Morales 615 E Houston St, Ste 298 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 403-5900 www.sba.gov

GRAPHIC DESIGN ENGRAM DESIGNS Kelly Engram 833 Foxtail Run San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 667-6150 www.engramdesigns.com FASTSIGNS Robert Ragsdale 1671 S I-35 Ste.306 New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 730-3434 www.fastsigns.com/2125

GROCERS-RETAIL BON TON MARKET Craig Fuller 115 S Camino Real Kyle, TX 78640 (512) 398-3810 www.bontoncountrystore.com H-E-B FOOD STORE #243 Bruce Schneider 641 E Hopkins St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-8880 www.heb.com H-E-B FOOD STORE #455 Ted Gomez 200 W Hopkins St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-0100 www.heb.com LINDT CHOCOLATE SHOP Amber Munnelly 3939 I-35 S, Ste. 506 San Marcos, TX 78666 www.lindtusa.com

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ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHOCOLATE FACTORY Dave Ott 4015 I-35 S, Ste.835 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-9780 www.rmcf.com

HEALTH & WELLNESS

TWIN LIQUORS #55 Estelle Calligan 1160 Thorpe Lane #101 Austin, TX 78751 (512) 392-8334 www.twinliquors.com

OPTAVIA Jocelyn Yanagisawa San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-3239 www.optavia.com

GUTTERS BELDON ROOFING COMPANY Nadia Noel-Anglade 5039 West Ave. San Antonio, TX 78231 (210) 366-6944 www.beldon.com

GYMNASTICS J & R GYMNASTICS Robin Jeffers 211 S Stagecoach Trail San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-9882 www.jandrgymnastics.com

HAIR SALONS PREMIER CUTS Brian Olson 1515 Aquarena Springs Dr, Ste.102 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 878-2887 www.mypremiercuts.com TOP IMAGE HAIR SALON Michelle Gonzales 223 N C.M. Allen Pkwy San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 757-8766 www.sanmarcoshairsalon.com

HANDYMAN ABC HOME & COMMERCIAL SERVICE Ruben Thompson 9475 E Hwy 290 Austin, TX 78724 (512) 837-9500 www.abchomeandcommercial.com STRONG ARM CAPITAL Willie Adams Jr. 2106 Stonehaven San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 749-8898

COMPLETE NUTRITION Stephanie Vidana 3941 S I-35, Ste.102 San Marcos, TX 78666 512-392-6208

RESOLUTE HEALTH Tripp Lyles 555 Creekside Crossing New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 500-6000 www.resolutehealth.com SALUD MASSAGE & HEALING ARTS Rebecca Johnston 2005 Medical Pkwy Ste.A San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 550-5526 www.saludhealingarts.com SODALIS ELDER LIVING Tawana Bray 1001 Crepe Myrtel Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 878-2418

HEALTH CARE ADVANCED IMAGING OF SAN MARCOS Katelin Dietz 1330 Wonder World Dr, Ste.202 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-5535 www.advancedimagingsanmarcos.com BENNINGTON HOME HEALTH CARE Chuck Ryan 215 W San Antonio St, Ste.103 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 667-7068 www.benningtonhhc.com BPL PLASMA Alexis Carroll 1400 I-35 S San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-7570 www.bplplasma.com KINDRED AT HOME HOME HEALTH Corey Hurt (512) 392-0157 www.kindredathome.com MEDPOST URGENT CARE Jenna Rice 155 Wonder World Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 738-8334 www.medpost.com


MY EMERGENCY ROOM 24/7 Camile King 2810 S I-35 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-7800 www.myemergencyroom.com MY PRIMARY CARE Casandra Harrington 1346 Thorpe Ln, Ste. D San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 667-6087 TEXAN RENEW HEARING CENTER Denise Kopecki 300 S CM Allen Pkwy Ste.300A San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 667-6904 Texanhearingcenter.com SAN MARCOS REHABILITATION AND HEALTHCARE Michelle Diaz 1600 N I-35 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-5026 www.sanmarcoscare.com SODALIS ELDER LIVING Tawana Bray 1001 Crepe Myrtel Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 878-2418 SUNRISE HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT COMPANY, LLC Wanda Miller 10606 Timberlake Ave. Baton Rouge, LA 70810 (828) 262-5410 www.sunrisehealthcare.net TEXAS ONCOLOGY - SAN MARCOS Ilsa Melson 1308 Wonder World Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-5199 www.texasoncology.com WELLMED AT SAN MARCOS Megan Robbins 1290 Wonder World Dr, Ste.1100 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 318-4472 www.wellmedhealthcare.com

HWY CONTRACTOR/ HOT MIX ASPHALT MANUFACTURER HUNTER INDUSTRIES Walter Ulbricht 4501 Hunter Rd. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-7757

HOME BUILDERS

HOME HEALTH SERVICES

HOSPITALS

BONNER CARRINGTON Stuart Shaw PO Box 2217 Austin, TX 78768 (512) 220-8000 www.bonnercarrington.com

CARING SENIOR SERVICE Cathy Trilica 781 Loop 337 New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 629-0509 www.caringseniorservice.com

BROOKFIELD RESIDENTIAL - KISSING TREE Dirk Gosda 1150 Alterra Pkwy, Ste.100 Austin, TX 78758 (512) 969-2255 www.brookfieldrp.com

COMFORT CONNECTION Gail Zavala 3700 TX-123 #2 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-4663 www.comfortconnect.com

CENTRAL TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER Anthony Stahl 1301 Wonder World Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-8979 www.ctmc.org

DR HORTON HOMES Daniella Almanzar 210 W Hutchison San Marcos, TX 78666 HIGHPOINTE COMMUNITIES, INC. - TRACE Caren Williams-Murch 2 Venture, Ste 350 Irvine, CA 92618 (949) 472-0800 www.highpointeinc.com KER HOMES Kenneth Ehlers 250 Deertrail Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (210) 317-4121 www.kerhomes.com LA CIMA SAN MARCOS Eric Willis 303 Colorado, Ste.2300 Austin, TX 78701 (512) 457-8008 www.lacimatx.com LAS COLINAS SAN MARCOS Reagan Dickerson 5225 S I-35 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-1633 www.lascolinassanmarcos.com PACESETTER HOMES QUALICO Dennis Ciani 14400 The Lakes Blvd, Bld. C, Ste.200 Pflugerville, TX 78660 (512) 323-5252 PERRY HOMES BriAnna Tudor 120 Lacey Oak Loop San Marcos , TX 78666 (210) 679-0858 www.perryhomes.com RSI COMMUNITIES Megan Spiller 680 Newport Center Dr, 3rd Floor Newport Beach, CA 92660 (210) 488-1742 www.rsicommunities.com

COMFORT KEEPERS Megan Jones 109 Hopkins St, Ste.203 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 598-9099 www.SouthTexasSeniorCare.com CTMC HOME HEALTH Carol Trafford 2003-B Medical Pkwy Ste.A San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 753-3584 HEART TO HEART HOSPICE 1340 Wonder World Dr. #4202 Tammy Allen San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 667-6816 www.hearttohearthospice.com

HOSPICE SERVICES CTMC HOSPICE CARE Linda Lopez 1315 I-35 N San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 754-6159 HEART TO HEART HOSPICE Tammy Allen 1340 Wonder World Dr. #4202 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 667-6816 www.hearttohearthospice.com HOPE HOSPICE Chris Sitton 611 N Walnut Ave. New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 625-7500 www.hopehospice.net KINDRED HOSPICE Heidi Wall 1911 Corporate Dr, Ste.104 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-9138 www.gentiva.com

SETONMEDICAL CENTER HAYS Linda Lotz 6001 Kyle Pkwy Kyle, TX 78640 (512) 504-5000 www.seton.net MEDPOST URGENT CARE Jenna Rice 155 Wonder World Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 738-8334 www.medpost.com WARM SPRINGS SPECIALITY HOSPITALS Kim Hensley 1445 Hanz Dr. New Braunfels, TX 78130 (210) 488-3485 www.warmsprings.org WELLBRIDGE HEALTHCARE SAN MARCOS Terry Jackson 1106 N I-35 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-0194 wellbridgesanmarcos.com

HOTELS / MOTELS BAYMONT INN & SUITES Bob Patel 4210 I-35 South San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-6800 BEST WESTERN SAN MARCOS Mike Patel 917 I-35 N San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 754-7557 www.bestwestern.com CANDLEWOOD SUITES SAN MARCOS Jay McNair 600 Wonder World Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 749-1717 www.candlewoodSte.s.com/sanmarcostx COMFORT INN & SUITES Prashant Patel 1053 Clovis Barker Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 395-2063 www.choicehotels.com

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COMFORT SUITES Gene Sullivant 104 N I-35 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-1006 www.choicehotels.com COUNTRY INN & SUITES BY CARLSON, SAN MARCOS Pablo Palomino 1560 I-35 S San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-8111 www.countryinns.com/sanmarcostx COURTYARD MARRIOTT SAN MARCOS Leslie Sleeper 625 Commercial Loop San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 359-7550 www.marriott.com/AUSSM DAYS INN Bob Patel 1005 I-35 N San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-5050 www.daysinnsanmarcos.com ECONO LODGE Urvish Patel 811 S Guadalupe St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-5300 www.choicehotels.com/hotel/tx251 EMBASSY SUITES BY HILTON SAN MARCOS HOTEL CONFERENCE CENTER & SPA Pablo Zuniga 1001 E McCarty Lane San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-6450 www.sanmarcosembassysuites.com FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES BY MARRIOTT Ally Harkrider 1250 N I-35 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-0131 www.marriott.com HAMPTON INN & SUITES Richard Weik 106 N I-35 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 754-7707 HILTON GARDEN INN Sonya Garcia 2131 N I-35 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 878-4411 www.hgisanmarcos.hiltongardeNinn HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS - NEW BRAUNFELS Dagmar Gomez 1436 N Business Loop I-35 New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 626-1234 www.hiexpress.com

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS - SAN MARCOS Sunit Patel 900 Barnes Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-6355 www.holidayinn.com

HOLIDAY INN SAN MARCOS Mike Vivroux 105 Bintu Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 805-1000 www.holidayinn.com/sanmarcos HOMEWOOD SUITES - SAN MARCOS Monica Ybarra 451 Barnes Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 667-7011 hwsanmarcos homewoodsuitesbyhilton.com HOWARD JOHNSON INN Mike Patel 1601 I-35 N San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-3700 KNIGHTS INN Viren Patel 801 I- 35 N San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-1303 www.knightsinn.com MOTEL 6 Shawna Couger 1321 I-35 N San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 593-4579 www.motel6.com MOTEL 6 NORTH Peter Dhana 1701 I-35 N San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 395-8000 www.motel6.com QUALITY INN Bipin Patel 1611 N I-35 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-5665 www.choicehotels.com/tx607 RED ROOF INN Mahesh Patel 817 I-35 N San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 754-8899 www.redroof.com RODEWAY INN Bharat Patel 1635 Aquarena Springs Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-8011 www.rodewayinn.com

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INSURANCE AFLAC - CENTRAL TEXAS Tracy Mangold 1109 N Walnut New Braunfels, TX 78130 (976) 540-7766 BENCHMARK INSURANCE Scott Burton 225 W Hopkins San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 754-2700 www.benchmark-ins.com CHANDLER INSURANCE GROUP - ALLSTATE Randal Grizzle 118 E San Antonio St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-5277 www.allstate.com COLONIAL LIFE Gordon Jones 8100 Ozark Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (617) 438-2749 www.colonialllife.com CONNIE ULMER INSURANCE Connie Ulmer 325 E Hopkins San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 557-2269 www.medicareanswersfromconnie.com DTK INSURANCE & FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. Daniel Konow 100 N Edward Gary St, Ste. B105 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 749-1267 www.agents.horacemann.com/Danielkonow FORESTERS FINANCIAL - ANDREW PYBURN Andrew Pyburn 900 Isom Rd, Ste.220 San Antonio, TX 78216 (210) 481-2100 ext 222 www.foresters.com/en GERMER INSURANCE SERVICES Gary Germer Jr. 125 Moore St, Ste.123 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 295-6530 www.wiatexas.com INSURANCE AGENCY OF SAN MARCOS Connie Fite 112 N LBJ San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-8290 www.insagencyofsanmarcos.com

MATT PATTERSON INSURANCE AGENCY - FARMERS INSURANCE Matt Patterson 222 E Hutchison St, Ste.101 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-1234 www.mattpattersoninsurance.com NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE - JOHN GUERRA John Guerra 910 Gruene Rd, Building 4B New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 214-4198 STATE FARM INSURANCE - GLENN WIER Glenn Wier 2575 I-35 S, Ste.101 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-6601 www.glennwier.com STATE FARM INSURANCE - ROSIE GARCIA Rosie Garcia 2401 Hunter Rd, Ste. 500 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-8050 www.rosiegarciatx.com TEXHEALTH CENTRAL TEXAS Jim Rodriguez 2800 South I-35, Ste.155 Austin, TX 78704 (512) 524-2618 www.texhealthct.org TVC INTEGRA INSURANCE SERVICES Vernon L. Cooper Sr. 174 S Guadalupe #102 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-3055 www.tvcintegra.com WALDRIP INSURANCE AGENCY, LLC Charles Waldrip 116 N LBJ Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-7411 YARBROUGH AGENCY Scott Yarbrough 104 Suttles Ave. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 214-8730

INTERNET/CABLE PROVIDER SPECTRUM (FORMERLY TIME WARNER CABLE) Beth Cook 12012 N Mopac Expressway Austin, TX 78758 (512) 202-5981


AT&T Antonio Duron 651 Barnes Dr. #206 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 781-8790 www.att.com CENTURYLINK John Navarrette 120 W MLK Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 754-5213 www.centurylink.com GRANDE COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Ed Soto 401 Carlson Circle San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 878-4000 mygrande.com

INVESTMENTS EDWARD JONES - CODY DAILEY Cody Dailey 102 Wonder World Dr, Ste.302 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 393-2022 www.edwardjones.com EDWARD JONES - JERRY NIEMIEC 1290 Wonder World Dr, Ste.1210 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-5640 www.edwardjones.com

JANITORIAL SERVICES HEADS UP CLEANING SPECIALIST & MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS, LLC Daniel Herrera (512) 749-8572 www.headsuptx.com

JANITORIAL SUPPLIES J-CO JANITORIAL SUPPLY COMPANY Marty Hammond 101 Uhland Rd, Bldg. C San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-7765 www.jcosupply.com

JUNK REMOVAL JDOG JUNK REMOVAL & HAULING - KYLE Damon Fogley 701 Goforth #706 Kyle, TX 78640 (512) 553-9503

LANDSCAPE ABC HOME & COMMERCIAL SERVICE Ruben Thompson 9475 E Hwy 290 Austin, TX 78724 (512) 837-9500 www.abchomeandcommercial.com CORRIDOR LANDSCAPING LLC Josh Paselk 110 Algarita St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 940-4555 corridorscapes.com DIAMONDBACK LANDSCAPING & LAWN Richard Braun 400 Hidden Farms Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-3808 O’KANE LAWN & LANDSCAPING Ben O’Kane PO Box 599 San Marcos, TX 78667 (512) 738-2185

LAW OFFICE BILL HENRY, 428TH DISTRICT COURT JUDGE Hays County Government Center 712 S Stagecoach Trail, 3rd floor San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 393-7700 BRUCE BOYER, 22ND DISTRICT. JUDGE Bruce Boyer 712 S Stagecoach Trail San Marcos, TX 78666 (830) 708-1462 JOHN MCGLOTHLIN - ATTORNEY AT LAW John McGlothlin 734 W Hopkins San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-7510 LAW OFFICE OF ART GUZMAN Art Guzman 604 W Hopkins San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-6077 www.artguzmanlaw.com LAW OFFICE OF VICTOREA D. BROWN Victorea Brown 1920 Corporate Dr, Ste.203 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 754-9352 sanmarcoslegal.com

MCCREARY, VESELKA, BRAGG & ALLEN Kelli Whigham 712 S Stagecoach Trail, Ste.1118 PO Box 1290 San Marcos, 78666 (512) 353-3757 www.mvbalaw.com SERGI & ASSOCIATES, P.C. ATTORNEYS AT LAW David Sergi 329 S Guadalupe St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-5010 www.sergilaw.com

MANUFACTURED HOUSING COMMUNITIES PECAN PLANTATION Robert Peters 11 Redwood St. Maxwell, TX 78656 (512) 357-6111 www.pecanplantationtx.com VILLAGE HOMES Donald Dempsey 17325 State Hwy 21 Austin, TX 78760 (512) 385-9700 www.villagehomesaustin.com

LEGAL SERVICES

MANUFACTURING

CENTRAL TEXAS DRC Ed Guillen 829 N LBJ, Ste.108 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 878-0382 www.centexdrc.org

3NINE USA INC. Leonard Pate 4768 State Hwy 123, Bldg 4 San Marcos, TX 78666 512-939-7202 www.3nine.com

LUMBER BUILDING MATERIALS

ALTRA INDUSTRIAL MOTION - TB WOOD’S; AMERIDR.S Andrea Ruiz 2000 Clovis Barker Rd. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-4000 www.altramotion.com

MATHEUS LUMBER Scott Hall 1900 I-35 N San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-9220 www.matheuslumber.com MCCOY’S BUILDING SUPPLY Randy Haas 110 Wonder World Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 512-396-1755 www.mccoys.com

MAIL SERVICE PAK MAIL Judy Johnson 102 Wonder World Dr, Ste.304 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 393-3420 www.paknshiptx.com PAK MAIL THORPE LANE Mary Bray 1101 Thorpe Lane, Ste.D San Marcos, TX 78666

MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS ECM INTERNATIONAL, INC. Brenda Jenkins 1290 Wonder World Dr, Ste.1220 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 667-7269 www.ecmintl.com

CFAN Mo Mattocks 1000 Technology Way San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-2832 www.c-fan.com CORVAC COMPOSITES Jed Ciudaj 2350 Clovis R Barker Rd. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 982-7504 www.corvaccomposites.com EMBER INDUSTRIES, INC. Frank Leonardis 321 Carlson Circle San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-1911 www.emberindustries.com MARTIN MARIETTA MATERIALS Sunni Christon 7781 FM 1102 New Braunfels, 78132 (512) 396-4244 www.martinmarietta.com THERMON MANUFACTURING COMPANY Bruce Thomas 100 Thermon Dr San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-5801 www.thermon.com

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UTC AEROSPACE SYSTEMS – AEROSTRUCTURES Denise Collazo 2005 Technology Way San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 754-3600 www.utc.com

MATTRESS NEW BRAUNFELS MATTRESS CO. Wynn Wallace 1218 TX-123 San Marcos, TX 78666 (830) 625-5513 nbmattress.com SLEEP NUMBER Kyle Begor 3941 S I-35 Ste.112 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-0355

MEDICAL ADVANCED IMAGING OF SAN MARCOS Katelin Dietz 1330 Wonder World Dr, Ste.202 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-5535 www.advancedimagingsanmarcos.com BPL PLASMA Alexis Carroll 1400 I-35 S San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-7570 www.bplplasma.com EDWARD TOMANENG, M.D. Edward Tomaneng 2000 Medical Pkwy # C San Marcos, TX 78666 sanmarocsent.com LIVE OAK HEALTH PARTNERS Debra Eldridge 1320 Wonder World Dr, Ste 101 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-3911 HEART TO HEART HOSPICE Tammy Allen 1340 Wonder World Dr. #4202 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 667-6816 www.hearttohearthospice.com MEDPOST URGENT CARE Jenna Rice 155 Wonder World Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 738-8334 www.medpost.com MEMORY CARE Sodalis Elder Living Tawana Bray 1001 Crepe Myrtel Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 878-2418

MY EMERGENCY ROOM 24/7 Camile King 2810 S I-35 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-7800 www.myemergencyroom.com MY PRIMARY CARE Casandra Harrington 1346 Thorpe Ln, Ste. D San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 667-6087 PROMPTU IMMEDIATE CARE Susan Reilly 1659 Hwy 46 W, Ste.150 New Braunfels, TX 78132 (830) 438-8953 www.urgentcareoftexas.com WELLMED AT SAN MARCOS Megan Robbins 1290 Wonder World Dr, Ste.1100 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 318-4472 www.wellmedhealthcare.com

MOBILE PHONES & SERVICES AT&T Antonio Duron 651 Barnes Dr #206 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 781-8790 att.com T-MOBILE John Bratcher 3801 S. Capital of Texas Hwy, Ste.300 Austin, TX 78704 (512) 888-7006 HARD TARGET SYSTEMS Bill Palecek PO Box 1045 Manchaca, TX 78652 (512) 280-1369 www.hardtargetsystems.com

MOVERS / PACKING MATERIALS LITTLE GUYS MOVERS Matt Yates 2260 I-35 S, Ste.203 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 754-0311 www.littleguys.com

MOVIE THEATRES THE SPOT CINEMA EATERY & SOCIAL HAUS Lee Anne Tilley 1180 Thorpe Lane #130 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 210-8600 www.evo-entertainment.com

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MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL & RECYCLING SERVICES GREEN GROUP HOLDINGS, LLC Alfonso Sifuentes 205A S Main St. Lockhart, TX 78644 (512) 878-7270 www.gghcorp.com

MUSEUMS CENTRAL TEXAS WING OF THE COMMEMORATIVE AIR FORCE Bill Fier 1841 Airport Dr, Bldg. 2249 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-1943 www.cafcentex.com LBJ MUSEUM OF SAN MARCOS, INC. Ralph Garcia 131 N Guadalupe St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-3300 www.lbjmuseum.com TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY - THE WITTLIFF COLLECTIONS David Coleman 601 University Dr, Alkek Library, 7th Floor San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 245-2313 www.thewittliffcollections.txstate.edu

NETWORKING PROFESSIONAL G.R.O.W. SAN MARCOS Carolyn Ortiz 102 Wonder World Dr, #304-131 San Marcos, Texas 78666 (512) 775-1102 www.growsanmarcos.net TEAM REFERRAL NETWORK - CENTRAL TEXAS Michael Litschewski (218) 725-3298 teamreferralnetwork.com/members/mike-litschewski SAN MARCOS CHAMBER ADVANCED NETWORKING GROUP SMCANG Ashley Engelhart 202 N CM Allen Pkwy San Marcos, TX 78666

NEWS PUBLICATIONS AUSTIN BUSINESS JOURNAL Colin Pope 504 Lavaca St, Ste.1008 Austin, TX 78701 (512) 494-2500 www.austin.bizjournals.com

COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER David Short 1920 Corporate Dr, Ste.A102 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 610-1755 www.communityimpact.com SAN MARCOS CORRIDOR NEWS Melissa Jewett PO Box 2512 San Marcos, TX 78667 (512) 938-1120 www.smcorridornews.com SAN MARCOS DAILY RECORD Don Moore 1910 I-35 S San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-2458 www.sanmarcosrecord.com

NON-PROFIT/ ORGANIZATION A CAPPELLA UNLIMITED CHAPTER OF SWEET ADELINE’S INTL Brenda Miller San Marcos ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY, INC. PHI XI OMEGA CHAPTER Pamela Ray PO Box 2611 San Marcos, TX 78667 (210) 724-0189 www.phixiomegachapter.org AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION Dori Yeater PO Box 4887 Austin, TX 78765 (512) 940-7972 www.diabetes.org ALZHEIMER’S TEXAS Christian Wells 3520 Executive Center, Ste. 140 Austin, TX 78731 (512) 241-0420 www.txalz.org AUSTIN-SAN ANTONIO CORRIDOR COUNCIL Ross Milloy PO Box 1618 San Marcos, TX 78667 (512) 558-7360 www.thecorridor.org BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU Carrie Hurt 1005 La Posada Dr. Austin, TX 78752 (800) 580-8477 www.centraltx.bbb.org


BLANCO RIVER REGIONAL RECOVERY TEAM Trey Bell 801 MLK San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 667-5933 www.BR3T.org BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA David Lawrence 12500 N I-35 Austin, TX 78753 (512) 617-8636 www.bsacac.org BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS Mark A. Terry 400 Uhland Rd San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 805-3000 www.bgcsct.org CARE COUNSELING SAN MARCOS - HAYSCALDWELL COUNCIL Grace Davis 1901 Dutton Dr, Ste.E San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-7695 www.hayscaldwellcouncil.org CASA OF CENTRAL TEXAS Norma Castilla-Blackwell 111 E San Antonio St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-3578 www.casacentex.org CENTRO CULTURAL HISPANO DE SAN MARCOS Ruben Beccera 211 Lee St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 878-0640 www.sanmarcoscentro.org CITY OF SAN MARCOS HOUSING AUTHORITY Albert Sierra 1201 Thorpe Lane San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-5058 www.smpha.org CENTRAL TEXAS LIFECARE Cheri Martin 115 Warden Lane San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-3020 www.txlifecare.org COMMUNITY ACTION INC. Carole Belver 101 Uhland Rd, Ste. #107 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-1161 www.communityaction.com COUNCIL OF NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS Camille Phillips PO Box 624 San Marcos, TX 78667

DICK’S CLASSIC GARAGE Thom Fortney 120 Stagecoach Trail San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 878-2406 www.dicksclassicgarage.com DOWNTOWN ASSOCIATION OF SAN MARCOS Chris Rue 328 N LBJ Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 www.downtownsmtx.org EYE OF THE DOG Billy Ray Mangham 405 Valley View West Rd. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 558-1723 www.eyeofthedog.com FOUR RIVERS ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Amy DuBose 936 Gruene Rd New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 625-6954 www.fourriversrealtors.com GOODWILL CENTRAL TEXAS Robyn Householder 1005 TX-80 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 637-7100 www.austingoodwill.org GREATER SAN MARCOS YOUTH COUNCIL, INC. Julia Ramsay-New 1402 I-35 N San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 754-0500 www.gsmyc.org GREATER TEXAS CREDIT UNION Araceli Cabrera 329 Cheatham St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-2496 www.gtfcu.org GRUENE MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION Mary Jane Nalley 1601 Hunter Rd. New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 629-5077 www.gruenemarketdays.com HAYS COMMUNITIES YMCA Gary Davis 465 Buda Sportsplex Dr. Buda, TX 78610 (512) 523-0099 www.austinymca.org HAYS COUNTY FOOD BANK Denise Blok 220 Herndon St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-8300 www.haysfoodbank.org

HAYS-CALDWELL WOMEN’S CENTER Marla Johnson PO Box 234 San Marcos, TX 78667 (512) 396-3404 www.hcwc.org HERITAGE ASSOCIATION OF SAN MARCOS INC. Lee Festervan PO Box 1806 San Marcos, TX 78667 (512) 392-4295 www.heritagesanmarcos.org JUNETEENTH BBQ COOK OFF FOUNDATION David Peterson PO Box 447 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-5199 SAN MARCOS KIWANIS CLUB Doug Balkman PO Box 1390 San Marcos, TX 78677 (512) 396-2584 www.sanmarcoskiwanis.org KTSW FM 89.9 Daniel Schumacher 106 Old Main 601 University Dr San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 245-3490 www.ktsw.txstate.edu LA SOCIEDAD CUAUHTEMOC - CUAUHTEMOC HALL Elizabeth Castaneda 1100 Patton St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-4944 LEADERSHIP SAN MARCOS Greg Wurzbach PO Box 1144 San Marcos, TX 78667 (512) 787-5104 www.leadershipsanmarcos.com LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF HAYS COUNTY Jeannie Lewis PO Box 1034 San Marcos, TX 78667 (512) 353-2872 www.lwvhaysco.com MEADOWS CENTER FOR WATER AND THE ENVIRONMENT Synthia Tuma 201 San Marcos Springs Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 245-7570 www.explorespringlake.org MERMAID SOCIETY SMTX July Moreno PO Box 963 San Marcos, TX 78667 512-825-2819 www.mermaidsocietysmtx.com

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF INDEPENDENT BUSINESS/ TEXAS Kathy Barber 400 W 15th St, Ste. 804 Austin, TX 78701 OLYMPIC OUTDOOR CENTER Ben Kvanli 602 I-35 N San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 203-0093 www.KayakInstruction.org OWN YOUR OWN UNIVERSE Terri Hendrix 415 N Guadalupe St, PMB 288 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 426-7288 www.ownyourownuniverse.org PRICE CENTER Clay DeStefano 222 W San Antonio St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-2900 www.price-center.org ROTARY CLUB OF SAN MARCOS Jason Dixon PO Box 581 San Marcos, TX 78667 (512) 392-1725 smtxrotary.com SAN MARCOS AMERICAN LEGION POST 144 Margie Villapando 1705 I-35 N San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 393-4872 SAN MARCOS CISD EDUCATION FOUNDATION Jeffrey Ault PO Box 671 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-5151 www.smeducationfoundation.org SAN MARCOS CITIZEN POLICE ACADEMYALUMNI ASSOCIATION Naomi Narvaiz 2300 I-35 San Marcos, TX 78666 (903) 919-0037 SAN MARCOS GREENBELT ALLIANCE Mark Taylor 130 E Sierra Circle San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-7457 www.smgreenbelt.org SAN MARCOS HAYS COUNTY EMS David Smith 2061 Clovis Barker Rd, Bldg.10B San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-5115 www.smhcems.com

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SAN MARCOS INDUSTRIAL FOUNDATION John Navarrette San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-3390 SAN MARCOS LIONS CLUB Larkin Smith 170 Charles Austin Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-5466 www.tubesanmarcos.com SAN MARCOS RIVER FOUNDATION Dianne Wassenich 222 W San Antonio St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-4628 www.sanmarcosriver.org SAN MARCOS TOURIST INFORMATION CENTER TIC Staff 617 I-35 N San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 393-5930 www.sanmarcostexas.com

SOUTHSIDE COMMUNITY CENTER Ruben Garza 518 S Guadalupe St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-6694 www.southsidecommunitycenter.org TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF BUSINESS Bill Hammond 1209 Nueces St. Austin, TX 78701 TEXAS STATE ALUMNI AFFAIRS ASSOCIATION Kim Gannon 601 University Dr, JCK, Ste.#380 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 245-2371 www.txstatealumni.org TEXAS STATE BOBCAT CLUB Chris Park 601 University Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 245-2395

SCHEIB CENTER - BOARD OF DIRECTORS Ed Kuny San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-6803

THE SALVATION ARMY Kathy McNiel 300 S C.M. Allen Pkwy, Ste.100 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 754-8541 www.salvationarmyusa.org

SAN MARCOS PERFORMING ARTS ASSOCIATION PO Box 651 San Marcos, TX 78667 (512) 353-8122 www.smpaa.com

UNITED WAY OF HAYS COUNTY Michelle Harper 174 S Guadalupe St, Ste.202 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-1420 www.unitedwayhaysco.org

SAN MARCOS YOUTH SERVICE BUREAU 518 S Guadalupe St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-5437 www.ysb.org

VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS POST 3413 James Stuart 1701 Hunter Rd. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 667-6216

SCHOOL FUEL Molly Ann Rosas-Garcia 102 Wonder World Dr, Ste.304-120 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 667-4241 www.schoolfuelsanmarcos.org

VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA Jan Golick (512) 738-0137

SIGHTS & SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS Tommy Curtis 401 E Hopkins St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 710-9627 www.sights-n-sounds.org SOUTH TEXAS BLOOD & TISSUE CENTER Tracy Sommer 6211 IH-10 W San Antonio, TX 78201 (210) 731-5555 www.southtexasblood.org

VIOLET CROWN PERFORMING ARTS Kristi Tabersmith San Marcos TX 78666 (979) 319-2757 violetcrownindependent.org WAYFINDERS CHURCH Michael Pigg 415 N Guadalupe, Ste.316 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 571-3568 www.wayfinders.church

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NOTARY SERVICES

OPTOMETRISTS

PAK MAIL Judy Johnson 102 Wonder World Dr, Ste.304 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 393-3420 www.paknshiptx.com

CENTRAL TEXAS EYE CENTER Leah Johnson 1300 Wonder World Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 www.ctectx.com (512) 353-1300

PAK MAIL THORPE LANE Mary Bray 1101 Thorpe Lane, Ste.D San Marcos, TX 78666

TEXAS STATE OPTICAL SAN MARCOS Stephen Stanfield O.D. 2406 Hunter Rd, Ste.102 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-8932 www.sanmarcostso.com

SAN MARCOS AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Marisol Mendoza 202 N CM Allen Pkwy San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 393-5900 www.SanMarcosTexas.com

NURSING HOMES HAYS NURSING & REHAB CENTER Lindy Cardenas 1900 Medical Pkwy San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-1888 www.haysnursing.com

OFFICE & WAREHOUSE RENTAL OLD MILL ASSOCIATES, LLC Henry Oles 101 Uhland Rd, Ste.201 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-1113 www.oldmillproperties.com

OFFICE PRODUCTS GATEWAY BUSINESS PRODUCTS Jimmy Johnson 205C W San Antonio St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-5855 www.gbponline.com OFFICE DEPOT Terry Vaughn 201 Springtown Way San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 805-8410 www.officedepot.com TEXAS INK & TONER / LASER SERVICE USA Craig Barnes No Retail Location - Product delivered directly from our San Marcos warehouse. San Marcos, TX 78666 512-353-4600 www.LaserServiceUSA.com

ORTHODONTISTS AULT & AULT ORTHODONTICS Jeffrey Ault 217 N C.M. Allen Pkwy San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-5151 www.aultortho.com ORTHODONTIC SPECIALISTS OF SAN MARCOS Clark Colville 1890 Medical Pkwy, Ste.101 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 782-2046 www.drcolville4braces.com

OUTLET MALL SAN MARCOS PREMIUM OUTLETS Celena McGuill 3939 I-35 S #900 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-2200 www.premiumoutlets.com/sanmarcos TANGER OUTLET - SAN MARCOS John Lairsen 4015 I-35 S, Ste.805 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-7446 www.tangeroutlet.com/sanmarcos

PAVING CONTRACTORS WESTHILL PAVING, INC. Chad Reynolds 3012 FM 621 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-1432 www.westhillpaving.com

PAWN SHOPS ALL STAR PAWN & JEWELRY Jody Oubre Gaertner 1204-B Hwy 123 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-8111


PEST CONTROL SERVICES ABC HOME & COMMERCIAL SERVICE Ruben Thompson 9475 E Hwy 290 Austin, TX 78724 (512) 837-9500 www.abchomeandcommercial.com THE BUG MASTER Keld Ewart 912 Smith Rd. Austin, TX 78721 (512) 831-3636 www.thebugmaster.com ORKIN COMMERCIAL SERVICES Gina Hoberg 5810 Trade Center Dr, Bldg.1 Ste.300 Austin, TX 78744 (512) 251-0035 www.orkincommercial.com

PET SERVICES ON PAWS PET SERVICES Stephanie Nelson 167 Cazador Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 214-2596 www.onpawspetservices.com LORENZO’S DOG TRAINING TEAM Ashley Engelhart San Marcos, TX 78666 (866) 436-4959 www.lorenzosdogtrainingteam.com PETS AND MOORE Andra Moore 3002 FM 621 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 754-7387 www.petsandmoore.com

PHARMACIES MED PARK PHARMACY Charles Villarreal 2004-A Medical Pkwy San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-8900 www.medparkpharmacy.com

PHOTOGRAPHY DEVERON 3D SOLUTIONS Danny Dever San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 694-4149 www.deveron3d.com GRANDINETTI PHOTOGRAPHY Susie Grandinetti San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 214-8564 www.grandinettiphoto.com

PATRICK STEGER PHOTOGRAPHY Patrick Steger San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 550-7232 www.patrickphotography.com RIVERS WANTED PHOTOGRAPHY Michelle Mehrens 815 Stagecoach Trail San Marcos, TX 78666 www.riverswanted.com SPUR PHOTOS Nicole Beck San Marcos, TX 78666 (920) 597-0363

PHYSICAL THERAPY LIMITLESS PHYSICAL THERAPY, LLC. Robert Henderson 101 Uhland Rd, Ste.115 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 878-0351 www.limitless-pt.com PHYSICAL THERAPY AND REHAB CONCEPTS P.C. Kim Farmer 915 Hwy 80 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-4575 www.ptrc-tx.com TEXAS PHYSICAL THERAPY SPECIALISTS Christopher Baker 2550 Hunter Rd, Ste.1104 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-5122 www.texpts.com

PHYSICIAN & SURGEONS CORRIDOR PRIMARY CARE P.A. Gregory Moore 601B Leah Ave. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-1700 www.corridorim.com DERMATOLOGY LASER CENTER & SPA Ana Rodriguez 1605 Redwood Rd. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-1411 www.skinmagic.com SAN MARCOS FAMILY MEDICINE Tiffany Lee 2406 Hunter Rd, Ste.106 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-7686 www.smfm.net

TEXAS DIGESTIVE DISEASE CONSULTANT Kern Deschner 1305 Wonder World Dr, Ste.200 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 754-8676 www.tddctx.com VITALOGY SKINCARE Kathleen Lindsey 1320 Wonder World Dr, Ste.108 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 393-3376 www.vitalogyskincare.com WILLIAM R. ROGERS MD 310 Stagecoach Trail, Ste. 200A San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-4700 www.drwilliamrogers.com

PLUMBING 1ST HOME & COMMERCIAL SERVICES David Delgado 8721 S 1st St. Austin, TX 78748 (512) 282-7787 www.1sthomeandcommercialservices.com

POLITICAL ORGANIZATION HAYS COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY Russell Hayter 900 Bugg Lane, #112 PO Box 1655 San Marcos, TX 78667 (512) 396-8511 www.haysgop.org

PORTABLE TOILET RENTAL L & L SEPTIC AND PORTABLE TOILETS Larry Sanders 250 Discovery Lane PO Box 306 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-3780 TEXAS DISPOSAL SYSTEMS Ray Bryant PO Box 17126 Austin, TX 78760 (512) 421-1300 www.texasdisposal.com

PRIVATE SECURITY COMPANY US SECURITY SERVICE Jason Hardy 415 N Guadalupe St. #278 San Marcos, TX 78666 (844) 487-7328 www.us-security.us

PRODUCTION SERVICES SYNERGY IN SOUND Justin Sappington San Marcos, TX 78666 (409) 289-1842 www.synergyinsound.com

PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS / PRINTING CAPRICE PRODUCTIONS, INC. Cathy P. Sigler 1935 Sable Lane San Antonio, TX 78217 (210) 832-8282 www.capriceinc.com C.C. CREATIONS, LTD Robert Davis 1800 Shiloh Bryan, TX 77803 (979) 693-9664 Ext. 678 www.cccreationsusa.com COLORMIX GRAPHICS & PRINTING Carla Sisk 404 S CM Allen Pkwy San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-2412 www.colormixgraphics.com EXTREME BUSINESS SERVICES Bill Sebesta 12325 Aquaplex Dr. Buda, TX 78610 (512) 280-5833 www.extremepromoservice.com HILL COUNTRY TROPHY, LLC James Kelly 3331 Ranch Rd. 12, Ste.103 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-3070 www.hillcountrytrophy.com POW, INC. PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS Erin B. Pellien 911 Pelican Lane San Marcos, TX 78666 www.powincpromos.com RIVERCITY SCREENPRINTING & EMBROIDERY Crystal Campbell 1705 I-35 S San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 754-8039 www.welogoit.com SHWEIKI MEDIA David Reimherr 4954 Space Center Dr. San Antonio, TX 78218 (512) 480-0860 www.shweiki.com

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PROPANE FUEL AND SERVICE GUADALUPE GAS Julie Carter 3720 S I-35 New Braunfels, TX 78132 (830) 606-1877 www.guadalupegas.com

PROPERTY INVESTMENT EAST HOPKINS, LLC Scott Gregson 120 West Hopkins #200 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-5600

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT HART PROPERTIES - FRED A. TERRY Fred Terry 325 E Hopkins St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 758-0602 www.Hart-Properties.com PRIME PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Richard E. Tarr 1503 Aquarena Springs Dr, Ste.A San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 878-1792 www.primepmc.com SMTX PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Michael Nolen 1920 Corporate Dr, B201 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 667-6485 www.smtxpm.com TX REAL ESTATE BROKERS Margaret Ennis 100 N Edward Gary A-2 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 787-0333 www.txrealestatemanagement.com WILLIAMSON MANAGEMENT CO. Tim Williamson 219 N Comanche St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-3600 www.williamsoncompany.com

PUBLIC RELATIONS GERALD R. DEAL - PUBLIC RELATIONS CONSULTANT 1516 Redwood Rd, 41-D San Marcos, TX 78666 (210) 902-6328

RAINWATER COLLECTION ACER WATER TANK, INC. Richard Dunfield 1600 Clovis Barker Rd, Ste.106 San Marcos, TX 78666 (877) 223-7784 www.acerwatertanks.com

REAL ESTATE/REALTORS 3Z REALTY Robby Roden 2706 Hunter Rd. San Marcos, TX 78666 (866) 999-3349 www.3zrealty.com ADRIANNE MCEWEN - REAL ESTATE CONSULTING Adrianne McEwen 1801 S Mopac Expy, Ste.100 Austin, TX 78746 (512) 300-7647 www.greetingsaustin.com BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOME SERVICES DON JOHNSON, REALTORS Oscar Martinez 1171 Gruene Rd, Ste.101 New Braunfels, TX 78132 (830) 515-8788 www.bhhsdonjohnson.com CARSON PROPERTIES W.C. Carson 407 S Stagecoach Trail, Ste.203 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-3322 www.carsonproperties.net CENTURY 21 RANDALL MORRIS & ASSOCIATES - CARTER MORRIS Rebecca Pollard 333 Cheatham St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-1776 www.randallmorris.com CENTURY 21 RANDALL MORRIS & ASSOCIATES - ROBBIE WILEY 333 Cheatham St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 753-6719 CHERYL NEWBERRY, REALTOR,REAL ESTATE AGENT Cheryl Newberry 355 Mistletoe Ln Kyle, TX 78640 (512) 829-7253 www.buyingandsellingtexas.com COLDWELL BANKER D’ANN HARPER, REALTORS Chelsea Roberts 407 S Stagecoach Trail, Ste.105 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-5171 www.cbharper.com

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HART PROPERTIES BARRIE BREED, REALTOR Barrie Breed 325 E Hopkins St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-2100 www.hart-properties.com

SANDRA NICHOLS CENTURY 21 RANDALL MORRIS 333 Cheatham St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 387-7174 homesforsale.century21.com/agent/sandra. nichols1@century21.com

HART PROPERTIES Ron Hart 325 E Hopkins St. San Marcos, TX 78667 (512) 392-2100 www.hart-properties.com

SVN-PJP COMMERCIAL BROKERAGE Peggy Jones 314 E Hutchison St, Ste.A San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 805-8226

HART PROPERTIES - FRED A. TERRY Fred Terry 325 E Hopkins St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 758-0602 www.hart-properties.com

SWEET DIXIE HOME STAGING Addison Hernandez PO Box 475 San Marcos, TX 78667 (830) 515-0370 www.SweetDixiehomeStaging.com

JAMES K. WISE REAL ESTATE, INC. Jim Wise 108 E San Antonio St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-8400

THE DAMRON GROUP REALTORS Brenda Damron 102 Wonder World Dr, Ste.301 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-7653 Office www.thedamrongroup.com

KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY - HERRINGTON TEAM Doug Herrington 1111 Deertrail Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 645-9971 www.herringtonteam.com

THE DAMRON GROUP REALTORS - BRYN MAJOR Bryn Major 102 Wonder World Dr, Ste.301 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 757-1510 www.brynmajor.com

KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY - JAMES WALKER James Walker 1917 Dutton Dr, Ste.108 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-7325 www.walkerlistings.com

TX REAL ESTATE BROKERS Margaret Ennis 100 N Edward Gary A-2 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 787-0333 www.txrealestatemanagement.com

MCNABB & CO. REAL ESTATE SERVICES Monica Malorgio McNabb 1920 Corporate Dr, Ste.B201 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 667-9129 www.mcnabbandco.com MITTMAN REAL ESTATE Jason Mittman 1330 Cielo Ranch Rd. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 947-5757 REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS Graham & Associates Don Graham 209 Pat Garrison St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 754-7440 www.grahamappraisers.com SAN MARCOS REAL ESTATE Dave Glover 1517 Aquarena Springs Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-2020

TX REAL ESTATE BROKERS - MICHELLE MEHRENS Michelle Mehrens 100 N Edward Gary A-2 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 809-0016

REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT BARSHOP & OLES, CO. Pat Oles 801 Congress Ave, Ste.300 Austin, TX 78701 (512) 477-1212 www.barshop-oles.com BEARDEN DEVELOPMENT INC. Bud Turner 1600 Clovis Barker Rd, Ste.202 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 900-7652 www.beardendevelopment.com


CARSON PROPERTIES W.C. Carson 407 S Stagecoach Trail, Ste.203 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-3322 www.carsonproperties.net ENDSLEY & ASSOCIATES Perry Endsley 1508 Aquarena Springs Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 www.endsleyrealestate.com FORRREAL LTD. Melissa Hodgkins 215 W San Antonio St, Ste.2002 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 557-6621 www.forrreal.biz NATURAL DEVELOPMENT, LLC Eric Willis 11612 FM 2244 Austin, TX 78738 (512) 402-1790 www.NaturalDevelopmentAustin.com WALTON DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT - WEST USA Becky Collins 9811 S I-35 Ste.4-200 Austin, TX 78744 (512) 347-7070 www.walton.com

RECREATION RISING PHOENIX MARTIAL ARTS Michael Olds 402 N Old Hwy 81 Kyle, TX 78640 (512) 975-9520 SKYDIVE SAN MARCOS Eric Butts Victor Krusi PO Box 337 Fentress, TX 78622 (512) 488-2214 www.skydivesanmarcos.com TEXAS SKI RANCH Christine Bialick 6700 I-35 N New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 627-2843 www.texasskiranch.com

RENTALS PARTY/ EQUIPMENT PREMIERE EVENTS Brooke Robins 11810 Manchaca Rd. Austin, TX 78748 (512) 829-4498 www.premiereeventsonline.com

RESTAURANT/BAR/CATERING ATAN ASIAN BISTRO & SUSHI BAR Shu Chen Spurrier 407 Stagecoach Trail, Ste.101 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-8898 www.atansushibar.com AQUABREW Carlos Russo 150 S LBJ Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-2739 www.aqua-brew.com BLAZE PIZZA Sable LeFrere 180 Springtown Way San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 714-4781 www.blazepizza.com BUZZ MILL COFFEE Jason Sabala 194 S Guadalupe St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 547-9909 www.buzzmillcoffee.com CHICK-FIL-A Jon Sprencel 2213 S I-35 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-5771 www.chickfilasanmarcos.com CHEER & CHOW Lindsey Gentry 700 N LBJ Dr, Ste.102B San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 667-6910 www.cheerandchow.com CHILI’S GRILL & BAR Jason Furgatch 102 I-35 N San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 754-7420 CHIMY’S SAN MARCOS Chad Baccus 217 E Hopkins St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 216-6175 www.chimys.com CHUY’S Wendi Wade 1121 N I-35 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 214-8029 www.chuys.com CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY STORE Keith Steinbrenner 4321 I-35 S San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-4122 crackerbarrel.com

DAIRY QUEEN Phyllis Hayes 900 Hwy 80 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-5038 www.smithdq.com

GUMBY’S PIZZA & WINGS John Higdon 312 W Hopkins San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 754-8629 www.gumbyssanmarcos.com

DOMINO’S PIZZA Alan Murph 350 N Guadalupe, Ste.150 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-3030

HOOTERS SAN MARCOS Gilbert Escobar 310 N I-35 San Marcos, TX 78666 www.hooters.com

EDIBLE ARRANGEMENTS Marianella (Nella) Lunn 1308 Common St. New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 627-9809 www.ediblearrangements.com

INDUSTRY RESTAURANT Cody Taylor 110 E MLK Ste. 120 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-8676 www.industrytx.com

EL GOLFO DE MEXICO Juan Torres 900 I-35 N San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 805-8530

ITALIAN GARDEN John Zeneli 415 N LBJ Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-8730 www.igcafe.com

FIGARO’S PIZZA & PUB Jeff Harper 243 Wonder World Dr, Ste.100 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 667-7434 www.figarospizzaandpub.com FUSCHAK’S PIT BAR-B-QUE Morgan Fuschak 1701 I-35 S San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-2712 www.fuschaksbbq.com GATTI’S PIZZA George Kash 1504 Aquarena Springs Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 710-2222 www.gattispizzasanmarcos.com GILL’S CHICKEN ‘N’ MORE Pam Gill-Kimrey 2550 Hunter Rd, Ste.1112 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-0864 www.gillschickeNcom GILL’S FRIED CHICKEN Pam Gill-Kimrey PO Box 927 San Marcos, TX 78667 (512) 353-0864 GRINS RESTAURANT Johnny Ferrell 802 N LBJ Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-4746 www.grinsrestaurant.com GRISTMILL RIVER RESTAURANT & BAR Mary Jane Nalley 1287 Gruene Rd. New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 625-0684 www.gristmillrestaurant.com

JASON’S DELI Gerardo Baranovicht 901-A Hwy 80 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 393-3354 www.jasonsdeli.com JOHNNY CARINO’S Cody Keel 1207 I-35 S San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 393-5060 www.carinos.com JUICE MONKEY Madison Ruhland 306-A N Edward Gary St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (320) 201-0060 www.myjuicemonkey.com KENT BLACK’S BARBECUE Kent Black 500 Hull St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 878-0795 www.kentblacksbbq.com KOMAL LATIN KITCHEN & BAR Rolando Osorio 2550 Hunter Rd, Ste.1106 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 667-6724 www.komallkb.com KREUZ MARKET Keith Schmidt 619 N Colorado Lockhart, TX 78644 (512) 398-2361 www.kreuzmarket.com

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KRISPY KREME Pat De La Zerda 121 N I-35 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-1128 www.krispykremetexas.com LUBY’S CAFETERIA David Seaver 200 I-35 N San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-7100 MAMACITA’S RESTAURANT & CANTINA John Prater 1400 Aquarena Springs Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-0070 www.mamacitas.com MCALISTER’S DELI Emily Olive 180 Springtown Way, Ste.101 San Marcos, Texas 78666 (512) 212-4004 www.mcalistersdeli.com MIDDLETON BREWING Kim Middleton 101 Oakwood Loop San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 847-3435 www.middletonbrewingtx.com

PALMER’S RESTAURANT BAR AND COURTYARD Monte Sheffield 218 Moore St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-3500 www.palmerstexas.com

THUNDERCLOUD SUBS David Cohen 1035 TX-123, Ste.101 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 738-7283 www.thundercloud.com

LOWES Michael Vert 2211 I-35 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 393-3111 www.lowes.com

URBAN BRICKS PIZZA Dylan Neiman 420 University Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 970-4219 www.urbanbrickspizza.com

MCCOY’S BUILDING SUPPLY Randy Haas 110 Wonder World Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-1755 www.mccoys.com

PIE SOCIETY Chase Katz 700 N LBJ Dr, Ste.102A San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 805-8900 www.piesmtx.com

WHATABURGER RESTAURANTS LP Peter Binder Brenda Cervantes 1077 Central Pkwy S, Ste.900 San Antonio, TX 78232 (210) 496-4000

MURPHY USA Brandon Piechowicz San Marcos TX (870) 918-3108 www.murphyusa.com

RAISING CANE’S Alan Castillo 928 TX-80 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 805-0014 www.raisingcanes.com

YOGURT IN LOVE Ruth Molina 102 Wonder World Dr, #205 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-2997 www.yogurtinlovesmtx.com

ROSIE’S PIZZA TO GO Nathan Arevalo 1318 TX-123 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 754-5200

ZAXBY’S Gary Avant 4002 S I-35 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 805-6000 www.zaxbys.com

PENNINGTON’S CAKES Stephen Horn 1662 S I-35 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-4059 www.penningtonscakes.com

MOCHAS & JAVAS Grace Mills 700 N LBJ, Ste.100 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-5282 www.mochasandjavas.com

SAN MARCOS BAR-B-QUE Justin Pearson 2601 Hunter Rd. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 938-1019 www.sanmarcosbbq.com

MYRON’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE Steve Franckowiak 136 N Castell New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 624-1024 www.myronsprime.com

STEGER’S CHIFFONADE Pamela Steger 1904 Old Ranch Rd. 12 #110 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 914-3808 www.stegerschiffonade.vpweb.com

NEPHEWS Jason Stavena 415 N Guadalupe San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 789-2609

SUBWAY OF SAN MARCOS Shane Fraser 102 Wonder World Dr, Ste.100 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-7777 www.subwaytx.com

OLIVE GARDEN Matt Turgeon 1305 S I-35 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-5331 www.olivegarden.com OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE Jeff Sprauer 4205 I-35 S San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-2500 www.outback.com

TACO CABANA Gabe Cortez 135 Long St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-1500 THREE DUDES WINERY Terry Alford 125 Old Martindale Rd. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-5634 www.threedudeswinery.com

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RETAIL TWO P’S & CALLI’S BOUTIQUE Pam Couch 690 Centerpoint Rd, Ste.205 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-8967 twopsandcallis.com BEEF JERKY OUTLET Adam Lynn 1020 Centerpoint Rd, Ste.108 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 361-7078 www.sanmarcosjerky.com CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY STORE Keith Steinbrenner 4321 I-35 S San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-4122 crackerbarrel.com HAYS COUNTY OUTFITTERS Whitney Connell 690 Centerpoint Rd, Ste. 201 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 749-1514 www.hayscooutfitters.com JC PENNEY Dylan Giffin 800 Barnes St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-6860 www.jcp.com

OFFICE DEPOT Terry Vaughn 201 Springtown Way San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 805-8410 www.officedepot.com SAM’S CLUB Derrel Bibbs 1350 Leah Ave. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-1963 SHERWIN WILLIAMS PAINT J.C. Franklin 305 N Edward Gary San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-0101 www.sherwin.com STRIPES STORE Piper Scott 4525 Ayers St. Corpus Christi, TX 78415 (512) 392-6484 www.stripesstores.com

RETIREMENT APARTMENTS / COMMUNITIES BROOKDALE SAN MARCOS NORTH Tracy Herman 1720 Ranch Rd. 12 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-7200 www.brookdale.com BROOKDALE SAN MARCOS SOUTH Jessie Wiens 1401 Wonder World Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-8271 www.brookdale.com LA VISTA RETIREMENT COMMUNITY Chris Nevit 1615 Redwood Rd. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 410-7238 www.lavistaretirementcommunity.org


MARIPOSA APARTMENT HOMES AT HUNTER ROAD Patti Bedsole 2600 Hunter Rd. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-9588 www.mariposaapartmenthomes.com STONE BROOK SENIORS COMMUNITY Megan Walker 300 S Stagecoach Trail San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-9330 www.livestonebrooksanmarcos.com THE WELLINGTON Ric Gallegos 600 Leah Ave San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 754-6006 www.thewellingtonapts.com

ROOFING AAA ROOFING John Roberts San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 558-2225 aaaroofingsanmarcos.com BELDON ROOFING COMPANY Nadia Noel-Anglade 5039 W Ave. San Antonio, TX 78231 (210) 366-6944 beldon.com MCCOY’S BUILDING SUPPLY Randy Haas 110 Wonder World Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-1755 www.mccoys.com VOLKERT INTEGRITY CONTRACTING, INC. Ken Volkert 8159 Old Bastrop Rd. New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 214-0593 www.volkertintegrity.com RV RENTALS & SALES Camper Clinic II Brian Davis 15855 S I-35 Buda, TX 78610 (512) 312-1478 www.camperclinic.com

SCREEN PRINTING & EMBROIDERY C.C. CREATIONS, LTD Robert Davis 1800 Shiloh Bryan, TX 77803 (979) 693-9664 ext. 678 www.cccreationsusa.com

RHINO GRAPHICS Mickey Day 133 S LBJ Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-6191 www.rhinotees.com RIVERCITY SCREENPRINTING & EMBROIDERY Crystal Campbell 1705 I-35 S San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 754-8039 www.welogoit.com SPEEDY STITCH Jeff Gallegly San Marcos (254) 554-1807

SECURITY SERVICES US SECURITY SERVICE Jason Hardy 415 N Guadalupe St. #278 San Marcos, TX 78666 (844) 487-7328 www.us-security.us

SECURITY SYSTEMS B ALERT SECURITY SYSTEMS Dennis Weise 905 I-35 N San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-7349 www.b-alertsecurity.com HARD TARGET SYSTEMS Bill Palecek PO Box 1045 Manchaca, TX 78652 (512) 280-1369 www.hardtargetsystems.com

SEPTIC SYSTEM SERVICES SELLMAN ENTERPRISES SEPTIC SERVICES Craig Sellman 600 S Loop 4 Buda, TX 78610 (512) 312-0002

SIDINGS BELDON ROOFING COMPANY Nadia Noel-Anglade 5039 West Ave. San Antonio, TX 78231 (210) 366-6944 www.beldoNcom

SIGNS & BANNERS COLORMIX GRAPHICS & PRINTING Carla Sisk 404 S CM Allen Pkwy San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-2412 www.colormixgraphics.com CENTURY GRAPHICS & SIGN INC. Kyligh Kovar 5077 N TX-123 Seguin, TX 78155 (281) 389-7417 www.centurygs.com FASTSIGNS Robert Ragsdale 1671 S I-35, Ste.306 New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 730-3434 www.fastsigns.com/2125 JCGRAPHIX James Craft 2783 Bandera Hwy Kerrville, TX 78028 (830) 739-8310 LASR SIGNS Larry Rivera 1109 S Main St. Lockhart, TX 78644 (512) 398-7000 www.512signs.com LUCKY SKY GRAPHICS Jeannene Herber 3821 Lime Kiln Rd. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 393-9549 PATHMARK TRAFFIC PRODUCTS OF TEXAS INC. Frank Blakley 4435 Hunter Rd. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-2090 www.pathmark.net SIGN CRAFTERS, INC. Scott Vaughan 2401 I-35 S San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-0900 www.signcrafters.net

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SAN MARCOS REHABILITATION AND HEALTHCARE Michelle Diaz 1600 N I-35 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-5026 www.sanmaroscare.com

SMALL ENGINE REPAIR POWER HAUS EQUIPMENT Patrick Klaerner 1621 W San Antonio St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-1518 www.powerhausequipment.com

SOLAR PV SYSTEMS HE SOLAR LLC Eric Hoffman 100 Precision Dr, Ste.202 Buda, TX 78610 (512) 921-6763 www.hesolarllc.com/san-marcos-solar STONE’S TRAILERS & TRUCK COVERS, INC. Wanda Burke 2001 I-35 N San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-8244 www.stonestrailer.com

STORAGE UNITS AAA SELF STORAGE Derrick Rosas 1900 Old Ranch Rd. 12 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-6591 www.yourstorageplace.net LIFE STORAGE Mickey Baker 1620 I-35 S San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-6098 www.lifestorage.com STONE’S TRAILERS & TRUCK COVERS, INC. Wanda Burke 2001 I-35 N San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-8244 www.stonestrailer.com

REGENT CARE CENTER SAN MARCOS Lisa Smith 1351 Sadler Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 805-5000 www.regentcare.biz

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SURVEYORS & MAPPING ASH & ASSOCIATES, LLC Shawn Ash 142 Jackson Lane San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-1719

GRANDE COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Ed Soto 401 Carlson Circle San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 878-4000 www.mygrande.com

BYRN & ASSOCIATES INC. David Williamson R.P.L.S. 1115 TX-80 E San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-2270 www.byrnsurvey.com

SPECTRUM (FORMERLY TIME WARNER CABLE) Beth Cook 12012 N Mopac Expressway Austin, TX 78758 (512) 202-5981

TRI-TECH ENGINEERING, SURVEYING AND PLANNING Marla Kessler 155 Riverwalk Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 440-2222 www.surveyingcompany.com

SUSTAINABILITY ACER WATER TANK, INC. Richard Dunfield 1600 Clovis Barker Rd, Ste.106 San Marcos, TX 78666 (877) 223-7784 www.acerwatertanks.com

TAX / TAX PREPARATION H&R BLOCK Ernesto Escobar 925-B TX-80 San Marcos, TX 78666 512-392-9853 www.HRBlock.com JACKSON HEWITT TAX SERVICE Javier Ledesma 311 Cheatham San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-0207 Tax Service www.jacksonhewitt.com SCHWARTZ & ASSOCIATES Autumn Schwartz 116 S LBJ Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 667-6352 www.schwartz-associates.com

TELEPHONE COMPANIES AT&T Antonio Duron 651 Barnes Dr. #206 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 781-8790 www.att.com CENTURYLINK John Navarrette 208 S Guadalupe St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 754-5213 www.centurylink.com

TITLE COMPANIES CAPITAL TITLE OF TEXAS Debbie Bryan 1913 Dutton Rd, Ste.308 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 216-6340 www.ctot.com CORRIDOR TITLE COMPANY Patrick Rose 133 W San Antonio St, Ste.100 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-8910 www.corridortitleco.com INDEPENDENCE TITLE COMPANY Cindy Meyer 1911 Corporate Dr, Ste.102 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-1271 www.independencetitle.com MORTGAGE SOLUTIONS Ashley Herrera 1913 Dutton Dr, Ste.305 San Marcos, TX 78666 (325) 340-3324 mortgagesolutions.net SAN MARCOS TITLE COMPANY Sandra David 100 E San Antonio St, Ste.101 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-1782 www.smtitle.com

TOURISM SAN MARCOS CONVENTION AND VISITOR BUREAU Rebecca Ybarra-Ramirez 617 I-35 N San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 393-5930 www.toursanmarcos.com

TRAFFIC PRODUCTS PATHMARK TRAFFIC PRODUCTS OF TEXAS INC. Frank Blakley 4435 Hunter Rd. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-2090 www.pathmark.net

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TRANSPORTATION CAPITAL AREA RURAL TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM Rachid Breir 338 S Guadalupe San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 805-7433 www.rideCARTS.com

TREE SERVICES BARTLETT TREE EXPERTS Steve Austin 1324 Old Martindale Rd. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-1089 www.bartlett.com HERITAGE TREE CARE Vincent Debrock 12214 Margo Dr. Buda, TX 78610 (512) 921-8452 www.txheritagetreecare.com O’KANE LAWN & LANDSCAPING Ben O’Kane PO Box 599 San Marcos, TX 78667 (512) 738-2185

TRUCK ACCESSORIES STONE’S TRAILERS & TRUCK COVERS, INC. Wanda Burke 2001 I-35 N San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-8244 www.stonestrailer.com

TRUCK TRAILERS AAA SELF STORAGE Derrick Rosas 1900 Old Ranch Rd. 12 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-6591 www.yourstorageplace.net

UNIVERSITIES/COLLEGES AUSTIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE Dana Washington 5930 Middle Fiskville Rd. Austin, TX 78752 (512) 223-7598 www.austincc.edu TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF DR. DENISE TRAUTH 601 University Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 245-2121 www.txstate.edu

ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT 601 University Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 245-6887 www.txstatebobcats.com BOOKSTORE (AUXILIARY SERVICES) John Root 601 University Dr, LBJ Student Ctr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 245-2585 www.bookstore.txstate.edu CAREER SERVICES Norma Gaier 601 University Dr. LBJ Student Center 5-7.1 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 245-2645 www.careerservices.txstate.edu DEAN OF STUDENTS OFFICE Kim Porterfield LBJ Student Center, Ste.5-9.1 601 University Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 245-9645 www.txstate.edu/community DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER INFORMATION Ricki Ingalls 601 University Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 245-2291 DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT Paula Rechner 601 University Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 245-2571 Primary EDWARDS AQUIFER RESEARCH CENTER Benjamin Schwartz Ph.D. 601 University Dr. 220 E. Sessom San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 245-2329 www.eardc.txstate.edu FRIENDS OF FINE ARTS & COMMUNICATION Kevin Gilley 601 University Dr, 112 Old Main San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 245-2308 LBJ STUDENT CENTER Charlie Salas 601 University Dr, LBJSC Rm. 2-141.1 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 245-1641 www.lbjsc.txstate.edu MCCOY COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Denise Smart Ph.D. 601 University Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 245-2311


OFFICE OF UNIVERSITY ADVANCEMENT Gwen O’Neill 601 University Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 245-2396

GDF SUEZ Bill Tyus 1601 Francis Harris Ln. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 805-7221

OFFICE OF UNIVERSITY MARKETING Diana Harrell 601 University Dr. J.C.K. Rm 860 San Marcos, TX 78666

GUADALUPE BLANCO RIVER AUTHORITY Teresa Van Booven 933 E Court St. Seguin, TX 78155 (830) 379-5822 www.gbra.org

SCHOOL OF MUSIC Tom Clark 601 University Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 245-2651

LCRA PO Box 220 Austin, TX 78767-0220 (800) 776-5272

SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER Joe Lam 7719 Wood Hollow Dr, Ste.211 Austin, TX 78731 (512) 245-4686 www.business.txstate.edu/sbdc STUDENT AFFAIRS Joanne Smith 601 University Dr, JCK, Office 980 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 245-2152 THE WITTLIFF COLLECTIONS David Coleman 601 University Dr, Alkek Library - 7th Flr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 245-2313 thewittliffcollections.txstate.edu

UPHOLSTERY CLEANING HEADS UP CLEANING SPECIALIST & MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS, LLC Daniel Herrera (512) 749-8572 www.headsuptx.com

UTILITIES BLUEBONNET ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE Joyce Buckner 1916 W San Antonio Lockhart, TX 78644 (800) 842-7708 www.bluebonnetelectric.coop CENTERPOINT ENERGY James Gambino 1079 Carlson Circle San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-6673 www.centerpointenergy.com CITY OF SAN MARCOS ELECTRIC UTILITY Kyle Dicke 630 E Hopkins San Marcos, TX 78666-6397 (512) 393-8300

PEDERNALES ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC. Diana Gonzales PO Box 100 Kyle, TX 78640 (512)799-2024 www.pec.coop.com

VETERINARIANS SAN MARCOS VETERINARY CLINIC Julie House 1980 Old Ranch Rd. 12 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-7107 www.sanmarcosvetclinic.com SPRINGTOWN VETERINARY HOSPITAL Dan Nowland 415 Springtown Way San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-2717 www.springtownvet.com TICKLE BLAGG ANIMAL HOSPITAL Robert Blagg DVM 1100 TX-80 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-1871 www.tickleblagg.com

PROGRESSIVE WASTE SOLUTIONS Tammy Hellums 2010 IH-10 W Seguin, TX 78155 (800) 581-5825 www.iesi.com TEXAS DISPOSAL SYSTEMS Ray Bryant PO Box 17126 Austin, TX 78760 (512) 421-1300 www.texasdisposal.com

WATER RESTORATION THE STEAMERY Brian Patton PO Box 1900 San Marcos, TX 78667 (512) 757-9088 www.steamerycarpetcleaning.com W.B. ARTHUR RESTORATION & CLEANING Trey Baumann 10816 Crown Colony Dr. Ste. 209 Austin, TX 78747 (512) 710-0011 www.wbarthur.com

WATER STORAGE ACER WATER TANK, INC. Richard Dunfield 1600 Clovis Barker Rd, Ste.106 San Marcos, TX 78666 (877) 223-7784 www.acerwatertanks.com

WELDING EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES

SAL’S HOUSE OF TINT Michelle Hurtado 2605 I-35 S, Ste.100B San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 757-8716 www.salshouseoftint.com

WINDOW TREATMENTS CUSTOM CREATIONS & INTERIORS Theresa Carosella 513 Mainstreet Marble Falls, TX 78654 (830) 693-8206 www.customcreationsandinteriors.com

WIRELESS SERVICES / REPAIRS MOBILE PHONE GEEKS Matthew Middleton 243 N LBJ Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 393-2800 www.mobilephonegeeks.com AT&T Antonio Duron 651 Barnes Dr #206 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 781-8790 www.att.com VERGE MOBILE, LLC DBA T-MOBILE Ryan Banegas 730 E Hopkins San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-8733 www.vergemobile.com

HOFMANN’S SUPPLY Donald Hofmann 440 S Guadalupe St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-8606 www.hofmannssupply.com

WAREHOUSE COMMERCIAL /INDUSTRIAL

WINDOW CLEANING SERVICES

SEEBECK PARTNERSHIP LTD June Seebeck 505 Village West Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 757-0626

BMA WINDOW CLEANING, LLC James Garcia 2208 Hunter Rd. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-1768 www.bmawindowcleaning.com

WASTE, HAULING, RECYCLING & LANDFILL

SAN MARCOS WINDOW WASHING David Rodriguez San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 699-7729 www.sanmarcoswindowwashing.com

GREEN GUY RECYCLING, INC. Jeremy Kay 937 TX-80 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-3266 www.greenguyrecycling.com

WINDOW TINT

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ADVERTISER INDEX 1st Christian Church, 35

Kissing Tree (Brookfield Residential), 12-13

AAA Self Storage, 79

LBJ Museum, 27

Ash & Associates, 71

Lion’s Club Tube Rental, 11

Autumn Chase Townhomes, 55

Live Oak Health Partners, 140

BPL Plasma, 33

Lucky Sky Graphics, 81

Broadway Bank, 95

Matheus Lumber, 85

Brookdale, 63

Matt Patterson Insurance, 79

The Cedars of San Marcos, 33

McCoy’s Corporation, 93

Centerpoint Station, 23

McNabb & Co. Real Estate, 41

Central Texas Medical Center, 140

Mochas & Javas, 25

Century 21 - Randall Morris & Associates, 53

Natural Development (La Cima), 3

Chick-Fil-A, 80

Old Mill Associates, LLC, 35

City of San Marcos, 45

Optavia Health Mechanix, 61

Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper REALTORS, 79

Ozona National Bank, 15

Comfort Suites, 41, 65

Palmer’s Restaurant, 27

Corridor Primary Care, 67

Pedernales Electric Company, 83

Current Electric Inc., 80

Pennington’s Cakes, 23

Dick’s Classic Garage Museum, 9

Price Center, 89

Embassy Suites, 19, 65

Priority Personnel, 55

First Lockhart National Bank, 75

Resolute Health Hospital, Baptist Health System - GDC, 97

First United Methodist Church, 61

San Marcos Academy, 93

Frost Bank, 31

San Marcos Convention & Visitor Bureau, 19

Guadalupe – Blanco River Authority, 85

San Marcos CISD, 99

Gary Job Corps, 80

Sage Capital Bank, 80

Germer Insurance, 67

San Marcos Gentle Dental, 31

Gill’s Fried Chicken, 61

San Marcos Young Professionals, 25

Greater San Marcos Partnership, 139

Scheib Opportunity Center, 67

Greater Texas Credit Union, 93

Schertz Bank, 41

Grins Restaurant, 25

Shine On Yoga, 41

Gumby’s Pizza San Marcos, 95

Texas State University, 2

HEB, 35

Texas Aviation Partners, 71

Hampton Inn, 27, 65

Texas Oncology, 17

Hilton Garden Inn, 65

Texas Regional Bank, 81

Holiday Inn San Marcos, 65

Texas State Optical, 95

Hill Country Tech Guys, 71

TRACE, 7

Holiday Inn, 65

Warm Springs Specialty Hospital of Kyle, 55

Jason’s Deli, 25

Wimberley Glassworks, 23

Kent Black’s BBQ, 55

Work Force Solutions, 71

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