Page 1

THE

GUIDE TO EVERYTHING SAN MARCOS

2017-2018

Community & Visitor’s Guide A Publication of the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce and San Marcos Daily Record


Drawing people from around the world for 12,000 years, for fun, for learning and for life. Historic Spring Lake and the San Marcos River

#beabobcat


is perfectly placed in

SAN MARCOS, TEXAS.

Ya r

rin

Blanco River

gt

on

ad

d Post Roa

Ringtail Ridge Natural Area

Ro

Spring Lake Preserve San Marcos Municipal Airport

Purgatory Creek Natural Area

Texas State University

Historic Downtown

cC

M ty

ar

San Marcos River

C St ent at er io po n

in

t

ne

La rop

ast

B Old

Ce

nt

Rd

er

d oa

po

in

tR

rR

e nt

u

H

d

San Marcos Premium Outlets

San Marcos High School

For more information please call us at, (512) 982-4877. Visit BrookfieldTX.com to learn more about Brookfield Residential communities and homes. *Move-in ready homes may require up to approximately 90 days before closing. Photos may not depict actual move-in ready homes for sale. Plans, pricing and product information subject to change. Brookfield Residential reserves the right to make modifications in materials and specifications at any time without prior notice. © 2017 Brookfield Residential Properties Inc. All rights reserved. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS • 3


MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY

Murals

Mermaids Return

PG.24

Ingram Hall

PG.28

Famer’s Market PG.16 Rock Bottom String Band

PG.34

Hungry? The San Marcos Farmer’s Market has it all, from “Apples” to “Zucchini.” Get your locally-grown fresh vœœ`wÝ…iÀi°

The Dahlia Woods Gallery

PG.46

The Dahlia Woods Gallery has something for everyone. 7ˆÌ…>˜iViV̈V“ˆÝœv`ˆvviÀi˜Ì«ˆiViÃLÞ`ˆvviÀi˜Ì >À̈ÃÌÃœ˜`ˆÃ«>Þ]̅ˆÃ`œÜ˜ÌœÜ˜LÕȘiÃÃV>˜Ã>̈ÃvÞ>˜Þ search for the right artistic addition.

Commemorative Air Force PG.60 Take a peek inside of aviation history through the

œ““i“œÀ>̈ÛičˆÀœÀVi°/…iÃiÀi“>ÀŽ>Li«>˜iÃ] restored to their original condition, are from as early as WWII.

PG.48 4 • CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS

Kissing Tree

PG.66

/…ˆÃxx³ÀïÀi“i˜ÌVœ““Õ˜ˆÌÞ܈Lœ>ÃÌÎ]Óää…œÕÃiÃ] >}œvVœÕÀÃi]Ìܜ«ÕLˆV«>ÀŽÃ>˜`£x“ˆiÃœvÌÀ>ˆÃ°


WELCOME VISIT LIVE

PG.6 PG.22 PG.64

Game Changer

/…i1 ˆÃ«ÕLˆÃ…i`>˜`«ÀœÛˆ`i`vÀiiœvV…>À}i̜> visitors and newcomers as part of the

…>“LiÀ½ÃÀiœV>̈œ˜«>VŽiÌ𠜫ˆiÃ>Ài>Û>ˆ>Li>Ì\

San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce ÓäÓ ° °°菏i˜*>ÀŽÜ>Þ San Marcos TX, 78666 x£Ó‡Î™Î‡x™ää ÜÜÜ°Ã>˜“>ÀVœÃÌiÝ>ðVœ“

Partnering Organization

PG.66

Neon River

SAN MARCOS CONVENTION AND VISITOR BUREAU

GREATER SAN MARCOS PARTNERSHIP

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

1340 Wonder World Drive Suite 108 San Marcos, TX 78666 www.greatersanmarcostx.com

San Marcos Daily Record GUIDE CONTRIBUTORS

PG.22

GUIDE PHOTOGRAPHERS

Laura Aebi, Colton Ashabranner, Iris Campbell, Denise Cathey, Clay DeStefano, Randolph Goodman, Shelley Henry, Donavan Jackson, Deborah Lang, Jack McClellan, Anita Miller, Rachel Nelson, Bria Patton, Russell Wilde and Rachel Willis.

ABOUT THE COVER

Laura Aebi, Don Anders, Colton Ashabranner, Gerald Castillo, Denise Cathey, GSMP, Anthony Heatwole, Cody Holland, Kissing Tree, Michelle Mehrens,Rachel Nelson, Rachel Willis and Sight & Sounds

DESIGN Cody Holland Colton Ashabranner

Chamber Staff

The cover photo and Neon River were provided to the Chamber of Commerce by Andy Heatwole, a San Marcos native and professional photographer. He also provided the photo on the Visit section cover of the Guide to Everything San Marcos. More photos are available for purchase at www.smtxphotos. com and you are invited to view his work. The Chamber is grateful for Heatwole for providing these photos for use in the Guide.

MARISOL GOMEZ MENDOZA

ESELDA RODRIGUEZ

MARGARET LINDSEY

Member Services

Membership Director

SAMANTHA BROWN VP of Communication and Events

Member Services

JOEL DAVIS

Executive Bookkeeper

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS • 5


WELCOME


Invest in your family’s future.

Located at Ozona Bank 141 W. Hopkins San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 847-8215

Priceless Moments We have the experience you can count on through all of life’s transitions. Contact Shane Cooper, Investment Professional, today to learn about your options. Securities and insurance products offered by Cetera Investment Services, LLC, Member FINRA/SIPC. Cetera Investment Services is not affiliated with the financial institution where investment services are offered. Not FDIC insured. No bank guarantee. May lose value. Not insured by any government agency.

Grow with us! Whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned pro, Ozona Bank is ready to help. With a wide range of flexible financing options available, our loan professionals have the expertise to help you reach YOUR GOALS!

Owner-occupied commercial real estate • Up to 80% of cost or value • Purchase, refinance, or cash-out options • Long-term financing

Commercial term loans

• Use for equipment, expansion, inventory acquisition, or other business needs • Rates and terms vary • Flexible repayment terms up to five years

Commercial lines of credit • Access as needed • Use for any business purpose • Rates and terms vary

With you every step of the way! (512) 754-2600 · www.OzonaBank.com MEMBER FDIC EQUAL HOUSING LENDER

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS • 7


WELCOME

WELCOME TO SAN MARCOS Message from the President: San Marcos is an incredible community. I am certain you will feel the same after exploring everything our jurzlqj#flw|#kdv#wr#rļhu1 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. The San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce understands that in order to have a strong economic environment you must have a strong community. We are truly blessed in our community to have leaders, business owners, educators and residents who recognize that we all share in the responsibility of creating economic success and happiness within our community.

I am proud to represent the more than 800 members of the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce. Our mission had not changed much since the Chamber grew out of “The Commercial Club” organization in 1903. To this day, the Chamber’s sole mission is to improve the economic prosperity and quality of life of our members through leadership, education and business advocacy. Come for a visit or come to stay, either way, 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 T. Mock, President/CEO

Jason T. Mock

Message from the Chair: I am honored and humbled to serve as the Chair of the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce for 2017. I follow a strong legacy of leaders who have worked together zlwk#wkh#vwdļ/#erdug/#frppxqlw|/# and businesses to make San Marcos the best place to live, work, and play. Lqvlgh#wklv#Jxlgh/#|rx#zloo#Ľqg# information about local businesses and organizations, relocating to the San Marcos area, and articles about some of the people who call our community home. Please, use this guide as your resource for locating and contacting businesses in our community. It is a “one-stop” publication for both residents and

8 • CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS

future residents. Rxu#erdug#dqg#vwdļ#duh#ghglfdwhg# to providing you with value for your membership. We are always interested in providing new programming and services that may be helpful for you. Please reach out with your ideas at one of our regularly scheduled networking events, or stop by the Chamber and visit with us. Whether you are visiting or relocating, thank you for reading through The Guide to Everything San Marcos. Sincerely, Monica Malorgio McNabb 2017 Board Chair

Monica Malorgio McNabb


SAN

RD CO

OS DAILY R C R E MA

of

2016 A New Era in Skilled Nursing A Center of Excellence PROVIDING QUALITY CARE AND LIFE IN A WARM, BEAUTIFUL AND LUXURIOUS SETTING

Comprehensive Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing ZĞŚĂďŝůŝƚĂƟŽŶ

Skilled Nursing Community • Fast Track & Long-Term Care • Semi-Private/Private Suites • Wander-Guard System • Wound Care Physician • Diabetes Management/Dialysis • Cardiac Medically Complex • I.V. Therapies 

PPICC

Lines & other central lines

• Pulmonary Hygiene/Trach Care 

PPEG/NG

Tube/Dobhoff

• Levels of Hospice Care • Psychological/Grief Counseling • Transportation for appointments • Medications available from our pharmacy shortly after admission

• Physical Therapy • Occupational Therapy • Speech Therapy 

PMemory

Care

• Neuro-Muscular Re-education • Orthotics/Orthopedics • Community Re-Entry

ZĞŚĂďŝůŝƚĂƟŽŶĞŶƚĞƌ Our Physical Therapy and Rehab Team has been voted Best Physical Therapy and Rehab Program in the San Marcos Record’s “Best of Hays” for two years in a row!

*In-house ancillary services available for Dental, Podiatry Optometry & Audiology

www.regentcare.com

Voted 4 Years Best Nursing Home Community Voted 2 Years Best Physical Therapy Service Voted Best Place to Work 1351 Sadler Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666 • (512) 805-5000 • Fax (512) 805-5052 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS • 9


7+(%(673/$&(6TO CALL HOME

DEVELOPMENT Innovative communities enhance lives. Through 60 years of experience Brookfield Residential has learned that successful communities are made from bringing together collections of families. We’ve carefully crafted our master-planned communities of Easton Park, Addison and Blanco Vista to be places our customers are proud to call home.

KISSING TREE Custom-built with a Texas attitude. Our distinctly Texan community for those 55 and better is coming to life just down the road in the charming town of San Marcos. As the sole developer and homebuilder, we’re creating a one-of-a-kind community based on fun, fitness and flavor. We’re changing the way baby boomers envision retirement by offering an amazing mix of amenities and a wide variety of floor plans to suit any lifestyle.


HOUSING Perfectly placed in top Austin-area communities. We anticipate our customers’ needs before they do by putting passion, integrity and outstanding customer service at the forefront of everything we do. We know that well-built homes enhance lives, and changeover of Austin-based Grand Haven Homes to Brookfield Residential allows us to build on a great foundation. We’ll help you find your dream home at any stage in life.

BE MOVED So, let us be the first to welcome you to the city of dreamers, believers, live music-goers and barbecue lovers. So, what are you waiting for? Go make this city your playground, and we’ll be here to make a house your home.

12

1

13

2 3

1

4

WATER OAK SARITA VALLEY

3 11

9

CIMARRON HILLS 2

17

14

4 CAP ROCK ESTATES 5

5 PEARSON PLACE 6

6 COTTAGES AT NORTHWOODS 7 ROUGH HOLLOW 8 THE SUMMIT AT ROUGH HOLLOW 7

9 TRAVISSO

8

10 TERRA COLINAS 11 ABRANTES 10

12 SANTA RITA RANCH 13 BRYSON 14 COTTAGES AT ABRANTES 15 CALITERRA 16 BELTERRA

19

21 16

17 COTTAGES AT CRYSTAL FALLS

15

20 18 KISSING TREE 22

San Marcos 18 21

19 RETREAT AT DRIPPING SPRINGS 20 EASTON PARK 21 ADDISON 22 BLANCO VISTA

Visit %URRNĆHOG7;FRP to learn more about %URRNĆHOG5HVLGHQWLDO FRPPXQLWLHVDQGKRPHV Or call us at 512-460-9755


WELCOME

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Mission Statement Improve the economic prosperity and quality of life of our members through leadership, education and business advocacy.

Board Chair

MONICA MALORGIO MCNABB McNabb and Co., Real Estate Services

Vice Chair

KEVIN CARSWELL Mochas & Java

Treasurer

DON MOORE

San Marcos Daily Record

Secretary

JESSICA PIZAÑA Central Texas Medical Center

Immediate Past Chair

LANCE SPRUIELL Pioneer Bank

SHAWN ASH

DAVID CASE

LARRY COOPER

WALTER ELIAS

KAYLI HEAD

Ash & Associates, LLC

Wells Fargo

Embassy Suites

BrookField Residential

The Bloom Bar

HEATH HERRERA

BRIAN OLSON

VIC PATEL

MOLLY ANN ROSAS-GARCIA

JOHN SPRENCEL

TANYA TOUNZEN

MICHAEL WORTHINGTON

Premium Outlets

Texas State University

HH Fitness

Premier Cuts

AMY STANFIELD

Texas State Optical

12 • CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS

Holiday Inn

Leadership San Marcos

%JKEMÆ‚N#


WHERE FUN & FRIENDS & FAMILY TAKE ROOT Rich in History, Rooted in Texas. TRACE is a community where AUSTIN (28 MILES)

residents embrace a strong heritage of community, adventure and the great outdoors. Experience a place without dead-ends,

35

PO

OL

DB

A

SE

SAN MARCOS

just open roads. This amenity-filled, master-planned community will be the backdrop for you and your family as you find your own

Y

STR

path, with new homes starting from the $180s

OP 123

SAN ANTONIO (29 MILES)

Rich in History, Rooted in Texas

FROM THE $180s TraceTexas.com PA C E S E T T E R H O M E S

BUFFINGTON HOMES CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS • 13


WELCOME

thomaides sees a bright future by RUSSELL WILDE photos by KAY WILSON

Pd|ru#Mrkq#Wkrpdlghv#vd|v#zkhq#kh#Ľ#uvw#khdug#derxw#Vdq# Marcos, he didn’t think such a place could exist. “They said you could go swimming in the river in January and I didn’t believe it. I didn’t think that you could swim, in a river, in January,” he said. “We came down, took a dip in the river, ate at Palmer’s and moved here four months later. It had that kind of impact on me.” Based on San Marcos’ place at the top of several fastest-growing cities lists, it seems to still have that kind of impact on people. “If you look at the numbers, just the sheer numbers of shrsoh#wkdw#kdyh#duulyhg#khuh#lq#wkh#odvw#irxu#wr#Ľ#yh#|hduv/#lwġv# staggering and it’s not just university enrollment. It’s beyond that.” Thomaides said. “We are seeing very steady and what I think and believe is going to be continued growth in that direction, and I think it will likely accelerate as well.” Adapting to the growth will be a constant theme for the new mayor and council. Over the past few years the city and its residents have developed a roadmap of where they want that growth and development to occur. The comprehensive master plan is now being worked into the city’s land development code. “The big challenge is, knowing that the growth is going to come, that we keep this place great for future generations. Take care of the river, take care of our neighborhoods and create good careers so that people can really have a great life here,” Thomaides said. In addition to the San Marcos River and the ideal weather, San Marcos’ location was a key factor in Thomaides’ decision to relocate to the city from Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania in the early 1990s. “I chose this spot because I could access two major cities within, at least at that time, 45 minutes,” he said. “For a business to open up, this is the perfect spot because you get to access two major metropolitan areas.” In recent years, several major companies have opened new facilitates in San Marcos, including Amazon, Best Buy and

COME SOAR WITH US. Nearly all aircraft today rely on systems and components that we design, manufacture and maintain. With more than 40,000 employees and 150 sites worldwide, we provide solutions for the commercial, helicopter, defense, space, submarine and UAV markets. Learn more about us and our current employment opportunities: www.utcaerospacesystems.com

65$"FSPTQBDF4ZTUFNTJTBO&RVBM0QQPSUVOJUZ&NQMPZFSt5FDIOPMPHZ8BZ 4BO.BSDPT 5FYBT

14 • CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS

EPIC Piping, attributing to the city’s boost in visibility according to the Mayor. But it’s the city’s continued dedication to the growing infrastructure that shows those considering San Marcos that works in being done to make a great place even better. “This council, beyond a shadow of a doubt, knows more derxw#ľ#rrglqj/#k|gurorj|/#fuhhnv/#ulyhuv#dqg#zdwhuvkhgv# than any council in history. We’ve taken some very concrete vwhsv#dqg#fuhdwhg#qhz#ľ#rrgsodlq#ghyhorsphqw#uhjxodwlrqv/Ĥ# Thomaides said. In a day and age where every fact and statistic is analyzed remotely, Thomaides says there is something about physically experiencing the river that has and will continue to make San Marcos a destination that people want to call home. He believes that we are responsible for making sure it stays that way. “This community has an ironclad commitment to the San Marcos River,” the mayor said. Wkrpdlghv#lv#frqĽ#ghqw#wkdw#wkh#flw|#lv#od|lqj#wkh#jurxqg0 work though its master plan and codes to ensure the unbelievable reality that is San Marcos will continues to surprise people for generations to come. “Anywhere where I can go swimming in January and play tennis year round, that’s where I want to be,” he said.


FIGHT CANCER

50,000 new cancer patients every year. 1 new master of calm.

At Texas Oncology, our patients are as remarkable as our care. That’s why we do more than help them fight cancer; we treat every treatment like a breakthrough. With 420+ physicians, 175+ locations statewide and thousands of patients on clinical trials, we provide leading-edge care for more than 50,000 Texans every year — including amazing patients like Mai. Even while balancing treatments for three types of cancer, her yoga practice helps her balance her mind. See her story at TexasOncology.com/Mai TEXAS ONCOLOGY–HAYS COUNTY 211 Elmhurst, Suite A Kyle, TX 78640 • 512-268-5383 TEXAS ONCOLOGY–SOUTH AUSTIN 4101 James Casey Street, Suite 100 Austin, TX 78745 • 512-447-2202

TEXAS ONCOLOGY–SAN MARCOS 1308 Wonder World Drive San Marcos, TX 78666 • 512-396-5199

1-888-864-4226 • www.TexasOncology.com

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS • 15


WELCOME

by RUSSELL WILDE photos by DENISE CATHEY

THE INGRAM ENGINEERING BUILDING

Construction is underway on Bruce and Gloria Ingram Hall, the new Engineering and Sciences building at Texas State University. The building will provide much-needed space for the university’s rapidly expanding Ingram School of Engineering. Construction began in August of 2016 and is surmhfwhg#wr#Ľ#qlvk#lq#wlph#iru#wkh#534;04<#vfkrro#|hdu1 #Wkh#xqlyhuvlw|#lghqwlĽ#hg#wkh#qhhg#iru#d#qhz#hqjlqhhulqj# building years ago. The College of Engineering and Science, driven by the School of Engineering, has seen a large increase lq#hquroophqw1#Lq#idfw/#5349#pdunhg#wkh#Ľ#uvw#|hdu#wkh#Froohjh# of Engineering and Science has overtaken the university’s College of Liberal Arts, in terms of enrollment. The third largest undergraduate college is the College of Education. Wklv#uhsrvlwlrqlqj#uhľ#hfwv#wuhqgv#zlwklq#wkh#xqlyhuvlw|#dqg# the community-at-large. Texas State, which was established ruljlqdoo|#dv#d#whdfkhuġv#froohjh/#kdv#fkdqjhg#wr#uhľ#hfw# the demographics of San Marcos and to accommodate the changing nature of Texas’ workforce needs. San Marcos’ recent growth has also applied to enrollment as well. The growing lqgxvwu|#qhhg#wr#Ľ#oo#hqjlqhhulqj#mrev#kdv#hqjhqghuhg#jurzwk# in Texas State’s engineering programs. Texas State’s engineering program began in 1999, and in 2005 the enrollment totaled 62 students. The Ingram School of Engineering was founded in 2007. By 2015, the school had 840 students. Due to such large-scale and rapid growth, the School of Engineering outgrew its previous space. Projections by the university show that new building will allow the School of Engineering to expand by 33 percent; without a new building, the school would have to cap enrollment in just two years. Another factor in the school’s growth has been its new degree programs, both undergraduate and graduate. When the

16 • CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS

university launched the engineering program in 1999, it rļ#huhg#xqghujudgxdwh#ghjuhhv#lq#hohfwulfdo/#lqgxvwuldo#dqg# mechanical engineering. However, the rise of computer engineering during the interim has led to the need to expand. Among other things, the new building will provide space to expand the computer engineering program to be a standalone degree program—and just in time. Over the next two years, the computer-engineering program is expected to eclipse the other three programs combined in enrollment. The school also has plans for a civil and environmental engineering program, for which the new building will provide room. As of now, civil dqg#hqylurqphqwdo#hqjlqhhulqj#lv#qrw#rļ#huhg#gxh#wr#odfn#ri# space. Additionally, the School of Engineering launched a Master’s of Engineering program this past fall, which had roughly double the expected enrollment. After years of planning, the new building recently became a reality thanks in part to the largesse of Bruce and Gloria Ingram, who have a long history of generosity toward the university, and to their eponymous School of Engineering in particular. In fact, it was a donation of $5 million from the Ingrams that catalyzed the formation of the school in 2007. That donation also created the Bruce and Gloria Ingram Chair in Engineering, two endowed professorships, and a suite of need- and merit-based scholarships. This time around, another $5 million donation began the fundraising for the new building, along with an in-kind gift pledge from Ingram Readymix, Inc., of approximately 20,000 cubic yards (or $2.1 million worth) of concrete for the building’s construction. The Ingram’s donation was matched 100 percent by the state under its Texas Research Incentive Program (TRIP), under which Emerging Research Facilities—such as Texas State—are eligible to receive


matching funds on cash gifts of between $2 million and $10 million, provided the money is spent to support graduate education and research. The donation also demonstrated that the university has “skin in the game,” with regards to the construction of the new building, which is increasingly a prerequisite to receive state funding. The demonstration worked, as the state legislature approved the university for a urxqg#ri#Wxlwlrq#Uhqhzdo#Erqgv/#iru#wkh#Ľ#uvw#wlph#lq#whq#|hduv/# which allowed the university to raise the rest of the money for the projected $120 million project. In addition to providing more capacity, the new building stands to be an attractive space with state-of-the-art features. Wkh#Ľ#uvw#wkuhh#ľ#rruv#zloo#eh#wlhg#wrjhwkhu#zlwk#dq#rshq/# south facing atrium that will have great views of downtown Vdq#Pdufrv1#Rq#wkh#irxuwk#ľ#rru/#wkhuh#zloo#eh#dq#h{whulru# patio—above the atrium—that will house renewable energy components for the “Smart Lab” adjacent the patio. This patio will display various solar arrays being tested, along with other renewable energy sources. The Smart Lab space will also be connected to larger solar and wind energy source on the roof.

Among the most innovative features of the new building zloo#eh#wkh#ģPdnhuvġ#VsdfhĤ#rq#wkh#Ľ#uvw#ľ#rru#dqg#wkh#ģDfwlyh# Ohduqlqj#FodvvurrpvĤ#rq#wkh#wklug#ľ#rru1#Wkh#sodqqhg09333# square foot Makers’ Space, which will be open to the entire San Marcos community, will have the most current equipment and tools—from water jets to 3-D printers to robotic Computer Numeric Control machines—needed to build a wide range of surmhfwv1#Rqfh#wudlqhg#dqg#fhuwlĽ#hg#rq#wkh#htxlsphqw/#doo#vwdļ#/# students and community members can utilize the Makers’ Space. The Active Learning Classroom, which concept is gaining popularity across the country, allows for innovative use of technology for teaching in a collaborative environment. Rather wkdq#d#wudglwlrqdo#fodvvurrp/#wkhvh#vsdfhv#zloo#eh#Ľ#oohg#zlwk# ľ#dw#sdqho#glvsod|v/#zluhohvv#whfkqrorj|#dqg#vpduw#ixuqlwxuh# sized to allow students to work in groups and share content between groups and faculty. These technology-rich classrooms uhľ#hfw#d#fkdqjlqj#dwwlwxgh#wrzdug#hgxfdwlrq/#d#slyrw#iurp#wkh# rog#vw|oh#ri#odujh#ohfwxuh#kdoov#dqg#zloo#eh#d#Ľ#uvw#rq#wkh#Wh{dv# State campus.

SUPPORTING UNIVERSITY GROWTH Wklv#lvqġw#wkh#Ľ#uvw#wlph#d#Fhqwudo#Wh{dv#idplo|#kdv#uhdfkhg#lqwr#wkhlu#rzq#srfnhw#wr#hqvxuh#d#orqj#guhdphg#ri#Wh{dv#Vwdwh# University project became reality. In 2004, Emmet and Miriam McCoy, founders of McCoy Building Supply donated $20 million to build the McCoy College of Business Administration. According to Texas State University, the school “is a student-centered learning community dedicated to sharing values, knowledge and skills that enable students to compete responsibly and successfully in a global business environment.” Bruce and Gloria Ingram founded and built Ingram Redi-Mix into a Central Texas leader. It is a great source of pride for Texas State University that the Bruce and Gloria Ingram Hall will sit across from the McCoy College of Business. Both departments are integral to the school’s rapidly rising academic reputation under the leadership of President Denise Trauth and neither would have happened without the generosity of these two home grown success stories. Pictured are Bruce and Gloria Ingram, President Denise Trauth and Miriam McCoy. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS • 17


WELCOME

Rising Star in

Innovation by RACHEL WILLIS photos by DENISE CATHEY

18 • CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS

San Marcos was penned as the “America’s Next Great Metropolis” in an October 2016 Forbes Magazine article. This came as no surprise to residents along the ever-growing Interstate 35 corridor, with their annual growth rate of 4 percent since 2010 and 37 percent job growth rate. Much of the astounding growth taking place smack dab in the middle of the I-35 corridor can be attributed to Texas State University, the climaticallygrowing education center on the hill. Texas State has fostered a burgeoning tech community similar to the beginnings of Silicon Valley, north Dallas, Orange County and Raleigh-Durham, according to Forbes. Wh{dv#Vwdwh#uhfhqwo|#uhsruwhg#wkdw#h{whuqdoo|#ixqghg#uhvhdufk#iru#Ľ#vfdo#|hdu# 2016 increased by 10.4 percent from last year, with more than $30 million of funds being provided. Also, their overall research and development h{shqglwxuhv#iru#Ľ#vfdo#|hdu#5349#wrwdohg#'8716#ploolrq/#xs#6;#shufhqw#iurp#wzr# years ago. “Funding at this level means that we are making meaningful progress toward the university’s goal of becoming a major research university,” Texas State University President Denise Trauth wrote in an October newsletter. Texas State has also recently received three multimillion-dollar grants from several government agencies that will further enhance their research activities. Wkh#X1V1#Ghsduwphqw#ri#Hgxfdwlrq#jdyh#d#Ľ#yh0|hdu/#'81;#ploolrq#judqw#wr#ghyhors# and enhance support services and increase academic success of students in the vflhqfh/#whfkqrorj|/#hqjlqhhulqj/#dqg#pdwk#+VWHP,#Ľ#hogv/#d#judqw#wkdw#lv#dlphg# at helping more minority and low-income students attain degrees in those Ľ#hogv1 The U.S. Department of Justice provided a four-year, $4 million grant to the Texas School Safety Center to study ways to improve law enforcement at schools. And the U.S. Department of Agriculture furnished a $1 million grant for a four-year collaborative project involving Texas State’s Ingram School of Engineering and the university’s Department of Agriculture to study strategies for fully sustainable food supplies. Another indicator of the cultivation of research activity happening within Texas State is STAR One, a research and commercialization center for technology startups. STAR One has grown since it opened in 2012. The center now hosts Ľ#yh#folhqwv/#hpsor|v#:9#phpehuv/#kdv#dffrxqwhg#iru#'415#ploolrq#lq#uhvhdufk# activities, and has accumulated more than $28 million in equity investments. San Marcos and Texas State University are brimming with potential in job growth and burgeoning in technological booms. The growth shows no signs of slowing with Texas State continuing to grow their health sciences and engineering schools by 33 percent in the upcoming year.


Greater San Marcos Partnership by RUSSELL WILDE photos by DENISE CATHEY,GSMP

While working as the vice president of Global Corporate Recruitment for the Austin Chamber of Commerce, Adriana Cruz helped with the relocation or expansion of Apple, Facebook, Samsung and others. She also had the opportunity to learn from someone she considers an economic development legend, Pike Powers. “Pike is an institution. If you're in economic development in the state of Texas you know Pike,” she said. Cruz says she tried to absorb all she could from the man the Texas Legislative Conference named the 2017 Texan of the Year. “Pike Powers helped turn Austin from a university town into a high-tech powerhouse. He was instrumental in attracting MCC, 3M, Sematech and Applied Materials, as well as AMD and Samsung expansions and other manufacturing and research operations to Austin,” said 2017 Conference Chair State Rep. Doug Miller (R-New Braunfels). “Simply put, Pike has played an integral role for more than 30 years in developing the Austin and Texas technology economy.” Powers was also instrumental in Cruz coming to the Greater San Marcos Partnership. “He’s the person zkr#lghqwlĽ#hg#wklv# opportunity and said you need to go there,” Cruz said. “In my mind, Pike’s a visionary and a genious and I couldn’t say you’re wrong or I don’t agree. He’s never been wrong.” In the roughly four years since Cruz became president of the Greater San Marcos Partnership (GSMP) thousands of jobs have been created as companies have moved to or expanded their presence in the area. The success of the GSMP partnership comes, in part, from its member cities and organizations. “It’s a regional approach to economic development, we’re able to leverage the activity, the resources and the geographic pull of all our partners,” former San Marcos City Manager Jared Miller said. “Once we get a site selector interested in this mid-central Texas area between Austin and San Antonio then it turns from cooperation into co-op-petition. We’re still cooperating but we’re still competing, we’re all putting our best foot forward.” Cruz says when a company chooses to locate in the greater San Marcos area it helps all the communities. ģZkdw#ehqhĽ#wv#rqh/#nlqg#ri#ehqhĽ#wv#hyhu|rqh/Ĥ#vkh#vdlg1# “Jobs being created in Kyle or Lockhart means our people have an opportunity to go there as opposed to having to drive up to Austin or to San Antonio for work, they can stay closer to home.”

The geographic pull of the greater San Marcos region was the focus of national media attention this past year when Forbes called the area the next great American metropolis. The article touts the development of the AustinSan Antonio corridor. “The San Marcos area, which lies at the center of the corridor, has clocked growth that is among the most rapid in the nation by several measures,” Forbes contributor Joel Kotkin wrote. For Cruz and the GSMP, the idea of growth isn’t new — but how they respond to it will shape the future of the region. “We know the growth is coming, it's not even a fact of looking forward and seeing it come, it's here it's happening right now, we're experiencing it,” she said. “It's a question of how do we grow in ways that maintain our character, maintain what's unique about this place and really stays ahead of it so that we're not growing by default, we’re growing by design. We're having a say in how that growth takes place.” In recent years the GSMP has been involved in the creation of thousands of jobs. Cruz believes that success is a product of partnership. “We've had some really great successes of course, you know brand names like Amazon and Best Buy, that's always exciting,” she said. “I've been really happy with the frooderudwlrq/#zrunlqj#dfurvv#glļ#huhqw#pxqlflsdolwlhv/#wkh# chamber, the university and having everyone be on board and on the same page.” While new companies and new buildings are important to the area, it’s what the creation of those jobs mean to the people zkr#Ľ#oo#wkhp#wkdw#nhhsv#Fux}#zrunlqj1 “Hearing someone say my son works at that place that we played a role in bringing into a community,” she said. “Knowing the impact it has on a person's life is I think motivating.” With Best Buy’s new e-commerce center, Amazon and others coming online the past year the stage is set for continued success in 2017. “That positive momentum kind of taking shape,” Cruz said. “There's kind of this momentum building, there's things happening here.” CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS • 19


WELCOME

ECONOMIC IMPACT OF TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY ON THE CITY OF SAN MARCOS by JACK MCCLELLAN photos by DENISE CATHEY

The city of San Marcos and Texas State University form a vital partnership that, in many ways, shapes both the cultural and economic landscape of Hays County. Think Call and McRae, chicken-fried and steak, tubing and the San Marcos River. Through their many collaborations and shared programs, the city and the university have established a strong, symbiotic relationship. Speaking in economic terms, the impact of the university on its host city is outsized and inexorably linked to the city’s rapid growth, and only continues to increase as both the city and the university continue to grow. In a general sense, the university’s economic impact is clear. Texas State is the largest employer in the city, with over 3,600 employees. It is the largest property owner in the area, including its 491-acre campus and an additional 4,000 acres of academic, agricultural, research and recreational areas. It is the largest impetus for trips to San Marcos, bringing thousands of people each year to the city for visits, conferences and more—and that’s in addition to the almost 40,000 students who descend upon the city every September. The presence of the university, and the money it attracts to the area, is clearly a boom for the city, and a major part of the city’s recent growth. The university conducted an Economic Impact Vwxg|#lq#5347#wr#pruh#vshflĽ#fdoo|#phdvxuh#lwv# vljqlĽ#fdqfh#wr#wkh#vwdwh#dqg#orfdo#hfrqrplhv1#Edvhg# rq#wkh#Ľ#vfdo#|hdu#5346/#wkh#vwxg|#irxqg#wkdw#wkh# university had an impact of over $2 billion on the state economy, while creating over 29,000 jobs. Locally, the university’s impact was measured at $1.1 billion in Hays County, with 17,000 full-time jobs created. The study was conducted by James P. LeSage, holder of the Fields Endowed Chair in Urban and Regional Economics in the Department of Finance and Economics in Texas State’s McCoy College of Business Administration, and examined jobs and economic growth created as a result of direct, indirect and induced spending by Texas Vwdwh#dqg#lwv#idfxow|/#vwdļ##dqg#vwxghqwv1

20 • CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS


The city of San Marcos and Texas State University are among the fastest-growing cities and universities, respectively, not only in Texas, but in the nation. Texas State is now the fourthlargest university in Texas. In 2013 and 2014, the US Census Bureau named San Marcos the fastest-growing city in the United States. This economic growth and success is not frlqflghqfh1#Udwkhu/#lw#lv#wkh#uhvxow#ri#frqfhuwhg#hļruw# and strong collaboration. The city and the university run a variety of glļhuhqw#surjudpv#wrjhwkhu/#lq#d#ydulhw|#ri# glļhuhqw#frqfhqwudwlrqv1#Wkhvh#surjudpv# include the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Stormwater Management program, the Student Volunteers for Parks and Recreation program, programs for both seniors and children, a partnership between the city’s library system and the university, collaboration between the San Marcos and Texas State police departments, the Achieving Community Together (ACT) program and the Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP). The HCP is a particularly meaningful partnership, as it serves to protect the San Marcos River, the city’s most important natural resource. The vast majority of land fronting the river is owned by either the city or the university, and the river’s stewardship is a natural convergence of interest. As strong partnerships such as the KFS#frqwlqxh#wr#ľrxulvk/#dqg#wkh#xqlyhuvlw|# continues to have a positive economic impact on the city, Texas State students will be tubing down the San Marcos river for years to come.

Our club is an association of people with similar interests and values. Every Kiwanis club is a community. We sponsor a variety of youth and community programs: K-Kids @ DeZavala Elementary 7HUULðF.LGV#'H=DYDOD(OHPHQWDU\ Key Club @ San Marcos High School Builders Club @ Miller Middle School McBride Wilson Kiwanis Youth Camp Veterans Day Parade & Children’s Bicycle Parade San Marcos Library Summer Reading Program The Great Pumpkin Dash 5K Pancake Day and Silent Auction. If you would like more information or are interested in joining the club please contact:

www.sanmarcoskiwanis.org Kiwanis Club of San Marcos P.O. Box 1390 San Marcos, TX 78667 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS • 21


VISIT


If you’re l o okin g f or fun

A Distinctly Texan 55+ Community μ kissingtree.com CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS • 23


VISIT

PAINTING THE WAY

BECOMING THE ART HUB OF CENTRAL TEXAS by COLTON ASHABRANNER photos by DENISE CATHEY

24 â&#x20AC;¢ CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS


SAN MARCOS ARTS Zlwk#wkh#khos#ri#uhvlghqwv/#flw|#rĿfldov/#rujdql}dwlrqv#dqg#orfdo#duwlvwv/#wkh#duwv#fxowxuh#lq#Vdq#Pdufrv#lv#ľrxulvklqj1# Because of its location and the number of local artists, San Marcos has become an art hub in between Austin and San Dqwrqlr1#Wkh#flw|#lv#Ľoohg#zlwk#wdohqwhg#duwlvwv/#pxudov/#srs0xs#vkrzv/#duwv#pdunhwv#dqg#jdoohulhv1 With the help of the San Marcos Art League and the San Marcos Arts Commission, local artists have created art shows that feature hand-crafted arts for sale, live music for entertainment and even food vendors. Art Squared Manager Kelsey Huckaby said, “There’s people involved that are eager to see change. We encourage each other. We’re like an artistic family, we all band together and network. It starts to become contagious–you see something that someone else is doing and you’re like, ‘I can do that too.’” The city is also very involved in the arts through the San Marcos Mural Arts program with the goal of making the city pruh#froruixo#dqg#klqghulqj#judĿwl1#Pd|ru#Mrkq#Wkrpdlghv/#zkloh#vhuylqj#dv#flw|#frxqflo#phpehu/#sursrvhg#wkh#lghd#ri# dgglqj#d#pxudo#duwv#surjudp#wr#wkh#flw|#wr#ghwhu#judĿwl#dqg#wr#ehdxwli|#wkh#flw|1#Wkh#Vdq#Pdufrv#Pxudo#Duwv#Surjudp#lv# funded exclusively through the hotel occupancy tax. Local artist Darin Wood said that with San Marcos being the fastest-growing city in the country the last several years, the arts community has grown. “We’re caught between two cultural Meccas of San Antonio and Austin. We’re trying to keep up with that, both the arts commission and those creating art. We’re just in kind of a great place for it to happen.” Wood said that the arts commission is very good at helping out with the other side of creating the murals — the business side of things. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS • 25


The program has been used to fund or partially fund several murals in town. Applicants are judged based on intricacy of design, artistic excellence, the ability to promote tourism and other criteria. The committee will fund up to half of the cost of supplies and materials and d#ixoo#fohdu#frdw#wr#Ľqdol}h#wkh#pxudov1#Wkh|#zloo#dovr#sd|# an honorarium to the artist that vary depending on the size of the mural. “They’re working with the artists in a way to where |rx#fdq#Ľqg#|rxu#rzq#sodfh/#frph#xs#zlwk#d#ghvljq#dqg# the fact the city wants to be a part of it is really cool,” Huckaby said. We can enhance the artistic vibrance of the city and bring in more color, and just more life in general. They make it very easy and accessible.” Recreation Manager Lisa Morris said that they’ve been allotted $30,000 for each year. Morris said ideally they would like to prepare a mural trail brochure to get people rxw#zdonlqj#dqg#ulglqj#elnhv#wr#glļhuhqw#orfdwlrqv#wr#vhh# the murals. “Anything artistic provides an added value to the tourists by adding extra things to see and do. I think for a town our size, we’ve done a lot over the past ihz#|hduv#wr#lpsuryh#dqg#dgg#wkdw#ehqhĽw1#Lwġv#uhdoo|# khoshg#ghwhu#judĿwl#durxqg#wrzq/Ĥ#vkh#vdlg1 Dp|#Nluzlq/#vrolg#zdvwh#frruglqdwru/#vdlg#wkdw#judĿwl# has been seen in public restrooms, trash containers, alleys and street signs. However, since the addition ri#pxudov/#Ľqglqjv#ri#judĿwl#kdv#vorzhg#grzq# vljqlĽfdqwo|1 ģL#zdqw#wr#pdnh#vxuh#L#vshflĽfdoo|#wkdqn#frppxqlw|# services and the entire department for making sure

that we have the manpower to really get through all the process of the mural project,” Thomaides said. In early December, the city dedicated two new murals. Artist and Texas State graduate Ryan Runcie took about six weeks to paint the 2,500-square-foot Veterans Mural on the Corridor Title Company Building. However, the total process took about six months to complete. Uxqflh#vdlg#wkdw#ģwkh#Ľuvw#ihz#prqwkv#frqvlvwhg#ri# meeting with the San Marcos Mural Arts Committee, local veterans and members of the community that operate (with) and assist veterans.” Meetings were held where veterans were able to share their experiences of serving our country. ģVrph#ri#wkrvh#yluwxhv#ehlqj#eurwkhukrrg/#vdfulĽfh/# and everlasting respect for each other. Truly honorable men and women to create such an artwork for.” These meetings were an important part of the process to the murals committee and Runcie because they wanted to ensure that these men and women were honored and well represented. “(We) wanted to make sure that it really did honor veterans,” Kirwin said. There were a couple of community paint days where veterans and the public were invited to come out and paint sections of the work. “A major part of this mural was the involvement of local students, veterans and citizens to come out and add their hand into the work in a special way of saying thank you and giving back,” Runcie said. He said, “I received overwhelming amounts of support and gratitude from locals and veterans who


felt honored in a way they were not expecting.” Runcie said he continues to work with local artists in and around San Marcos. “Texas is my home, so I aspire to spread my positive images across the Lone Star State,” Runcie said. A mural on the west wall of the Southside Community Center features a crane looking over the river. Artist Wood said that the mural promotes river stewardship. “It’s something that’s always been near and dear to my heart ehfdxvh#L#ľ|Ľvk#txlwh#d#elw/#vshqg#wlph#grzq#e|#wkh#ulyhu#zlwk# my kiddos and it just felt like a good homage to the river.” Wood said he was happy to give back to the San Marcos Youth Services Bureau and the Southside Community Center. “They do so much work for folks over there and I personally know people zkr#kdyh#ehqhĽwhg#iurp#wkhlu#vhuylfhv1Ĥ Southside Community Center Executive Director Ruben Garza said that the mural represents the San Marcos community and the beautiful river that we all want to protect. Mr. Wood did a great job. Wood said the Southside Community Center was excited during the production of the mural. “Ruben was there for 30 years and didn’t remember that wall ever having been painted – so it was cool to give it a facelift.” This is the largest piece that Wood has done. Wood said he put in 24 hours of painting the 500-square-foot mural after the wall was prepared. “The most fun I had was using a two inch roller to draw out the piece. It was really fun to take an eight foot stick and draw it out but on a larger scale than normal.” Wood says that he is planning a piece at the Plumbing Supply Company on South LBJ. “It’s interesting to try to ratify with the city what they would accept as being indicative of something that speaks to San Marcos and talking to the business owner and having it be something that’s important to them and myself. It’s an interesting political dance, I guess you could say. I normally wouldn’t be a politic mind, but it’s interesting to have that many people working together.”


VISIT

The Mermaid’s

Return by DENISE CATHEY photos by DENISE CATHEY

The Mermaid Society SMTX launched their organization in 2016 with the promise of bringing together the diverse communities in San Marcos to protect the river under the symbol of the mermaid. Establishing an annual SMTX Mermaid SPLASH, once known as Mermaid Week, during September, the organization hosted and collaborated with the city to provide mermaid-themed events and festivities, highlighting the city and the heart of its culture— the San Marcos River. For July Moreno, the focus of the society started with concerns about the river. As the city developed around her, the issue of how the river

28 • CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS


[

YOU CAN #SMTXperience

]

San Marcos is the perfect place to hold your next meeting or event! The San Marcos Conference Center features 78,800 square feet of flexible meeting and exhibit space, including an impressive 28,800 square foot Grand Ballroom. Adjacent to the conference center is the 283-room Embassy Suites Hotel and Spa by Hilton where made to order breakfast and evening reception is complimentary. And with the largest outlet shopping center in the country and a beautiful spring-fed river to play in, your guests will definitely want to stay a while. For meeting information visit www.sanmarcos.embassysuites.com or call 512-392-6450.

/TourSanMarcos

www.TourSanMarcos.com | 512.393.5930

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS • 29


would be protected was troubling. “We need to put things in place now to protect it so that we are able to enjoy it for more generations to come.” E|#surylglqj#d#sodwirup#iru#glļ#huhqw#hqwlwlhv#wr# come together, Moreno saw that the river preservation community, the growing arts scene and the up-andcoming entrepreneurs of San Marcos could not only save the future of the river— but also provide a creative and environmentally-conscious identity for the city. Using the symbol of the Mermaid, the society aims to connect together the individual parts of the city for the their goal: Protecting the river and bringing together the community. San Marcos’ rich history with mermaids began with the popular theme park Aquarena Springs, which is now the site of the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment. The park, which closed in 1994, featured daily shows with Aquamaids swimming underwater while performing variety acts for visitors from all over the country. Moreno wanted to incorporate the iconic symbol with San Marcos’ history— and for that, she needed to bring former Aquamaids into the festivities to remind the city of their unique history. With 11 former Aquamaids on board, she established the Mermaid Royal Court— a body devoted to highlighting the work and klvwru|#wkh|#vkduhg#dv#wkh#flw|ġv#Ľ#uvw#ģphupdlgv1Ĥ “It made me proud and it made me feel good that something so unique in San Marcos wasn’t forgotten,” former Aquamaid Kim Whitbeck said. “I know that a lot of younger people and newcomers to San Marcos, who didn’t know about Aquarena Springs, found it informative.” For the rest of the festivities, the Mermaid Society SMTX involved local businesses who wanted to participate in the celebrations. Across the city, galleries held aquatic-oriented exhibitions, and

3030 • CHAMBER • OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS

uhvwdxudqwv#dqg#eduv#rļ#huhg#vshfldow|#glvkhv#dqg#frfnwdlov# to commemorate the event. While San Marcos Cinema Club teamed up with the SMART Orchestra to host a mermaidwkhphg#vlohqw#Ľ#op#hyhqw/#Wkh#Wh{dv#Vwdwh#Hqwuhsuhqhxu# Group worked with Splash Coworking in community networking. With participation thriving between various unrelated enterprises, SMTX Mermaid SPLASH demonstrated Vdq#Pdufrvġ#ghvluh#iru#frppxqlw|#xqlĽ#fdwlrq1# During the two week event, the Mermaid Society SMTX held a series of mermaid-themed activities, including the The Mermaid SPLASH festival, The MERtini Shakedown, the Mermaid Society Ball and the SMTX Mermaid parade— a downtown event with more than 1,000 attendees. The Mermaid SPLASH Festival followed the parade, where live music, food trucks and the Artisanal Alley art market were on tap for attendees. An Eco Village was also present to provide information about conservation. For the food and beverage minded, the MERtini Shakedown pitted 11 local eateries against each other to create the best MERtini in the city. KIVA Lounge and Bar won the judges votes and the coveted MERtini Shakedown trophy for 2016. The Mermaid Society Ball gave the community a chance to dress up and re-experience the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment. For Moreno, the event was a part of her original vision to create a gala for the city.“Having the Mermaid Society ball, to me, was very exciting. It’s the city’s prom,” Moreno said. Attendees were able to take glass-bottomed boat tours and enjoy an evening exploring the site’s history and environmental mission. Assistant Manager for Spring Lake Miranda Wait acted as a coordinator for the event and was delighted by the turnout of over 300 guests. “It was just a really magical moment to see so many people enjoying the space,” Wait said. Moreno plans to shepherd in a new phase for the society with this September’s festivities. “There will be a concentration to our river protection work,” She said. One aspect of that work will involve the inclusion of public summits throughout the festivities for the community to discuss the arts, river protection and entrepreneurship with the society. Sept. 2 will kick rļ##wkh#vhfrqg#VPW[# Mermaid SPLASH and Moreno is working hard to ensure that this year’s lineup of events will be even better than 2016’s “I want it to be the best it can be,” Moreno said.


CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS â&#x20AC;¢ 31


VISIT

The price center offers a unique locale experience for events, special celebrations and more

by CLAY DESTEFANO photos by PRICE CENTER

ith its convenient downtown location, historic and varied venues, spectacular natural garden and ongoing activities, the Price Center serves as a truly unique community center for all the residents of, and visitors to, San Marcos. Since the early 2000s, the Greater San Marcos Area Seniors Association, has realized lwv#plvvlrq#e|#rshudwlqj#wkh#qrq0surĽ#w/#orz#frvw2qr#frvw/# Center as a gathering place for celebrations, performances, presentations, artistic displays, weddings and various other private, professional, personal and community events. In addition to serving as a venue for others to host events dqg#dfwlylwlhv/#wkh#fhqwhu#rļ#huv#d#ydulhw|#ri#surjudpv#dqg# dfwlylwlhv#irfxvhg#rq#khdowk|/#dfwlyh#olylqj1#ģDoo#ri#rxu#hļ#ruwv# are designed to keep one socially, mentally, emotionally, fuhdwlyho|/#sk|vlfdoo|#dqg#hyhq#qxwulwlrqdoo|#Ľ#w/Ĥ#vdlg#Fod|# DeStefano, executive director. A variety of ongoing healthy and engaging classes and gatherings bring young, old and in-betweeners together throughout the center each week. Light physical activities like Community Dance, Zumba Gold, Tai Chi and Chair Yoga classes are available daily. Enriching and engaging mentally is fun and easy via weekly Bridge and Mahjong games. Opportunities to express oneself creatively abound through prqwko|#srufhodlq#sdlqwlqj/#txlowlqj#dqg#rqh0rļ##duw# workshops. Rotating art shows displayed daily in free, public galleries provide cultural enrichment and entertainment. Onerļ##pxvlfdo#shuirupdqfhv/#vhdvrqdo#wkhdwulfdo#surgxfwlrqv# dqg#prylh#vkrzlqjv#rļ#hu#pruh#fkdqfhv#wr#hqmr|#wkh#duwv# while meeting friends and neighbors. Two heritage pecan trees anchor the center’s large front garden, which features a nearly ever-blooming display of native and hybrid specimens and draws thousands of visitors each year in the form of uhjxodu#vljkwvhhuv/#sdvvlqj#dqg#qhvwlqj#elugv/#exwwhuľ#lhv#dqg# bumblebees as well as the students of Texas State University’s horticulture class for one of their annual exams. Maintaining nutritional wellness is also easy thanks to the

W

32 • CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS

fhqwhuġv#Whd#Urrp/#zklfk#vhuyhv#oxqfk#Ľ#yh0gd|v#d#zhhn#iurp# 44#d1p1#Ğ#5#s1p1#dqg#d#zhhno|#Vxqgd|#Euxqfk#Exļ#hw#iurp#43# a.m. – 2 p.m. The former Euro Café’s Chef Ray prepares fresh, healthy soups, salads and Euro-inspired hot entrees daily as well as providing custom catering for all events held at the Price Center. Vrph#ri#wkh#fhqwhuġv#qhzhvw#rļ#hulqjv#kdyh#ehfrph#wkh#prvw# engaging, including a new Little Free Library on the front porch, that, due to its success, has already expanded to include a “branch location” in the Parlor. In addition, the new 4th Iohd#prqwko|#frppxqlw|#ľ#hd#pdunhw#surylghv#d#iuhh#hfohfwlf# shopping experience each month and a low-cost venue for individuals and small scale vendors. In addition to its own programming and activities, each Price Center venue is available for rental by the hour, day, etc. From the historic 1893 and 1910 former sanctuaries to the Tea Room, Multi-Purpose Room, Small Parlor and Garden, the size, fkdudfwhu#dqg#ydulhw|#ri#wkh#yhqxhv#rļ#hu#|rx#hqgohvv#zd|v#wr# realize your vision for your event. Whether you’re new to town, just passing through, or a longterm resident, the Price Center is your downtown home for healthy, active living. For more information, stop by 222 W. San Antonio St., call 512-392-2900, visit price-center.org or follow us on Facebook.


A NEW MASTER PLANNED , HILL

DE

G SI

NE

O DF

RM

COU

, DA OMS

NTR

Y CO

MM

UN

ITY

CO

MI

NG

DS AND KIDS OF ALL AGES

TO S

AN

Take this opportunity to live, work and play in the Hill Country while enjoying the conveniences of San Marcos.

www.LaCima2017.com

MAR COS


VISIT

Farmer’s Market

EVERY SATURDAY MORNING FARMERS, ARTISANS, COFFEE ROASTERS, BAKERS, SOAP AND CANDLE MAKERS ROLL OUT THEIR TENTS AND SET UP SHOP IN DOWNTOWN SAN MARCOS. by RACHEL WILLIS photos by DENISE CATHEY

T

hey exhibit their handmade and homegrown goods for purchase and turn San Antonio Street into a place to meander through the tents with your partner or your pup. The San Marcos Farmers Market is operated by the San Marcos Iduphuv#Pdunhw#Dvvrfldwlrq/#d#qrq0surĽw#rujdql}dwlrq#zklfk#surylghv#dq# avenue for Central Texas farmers to market their crops and artisans to sell their wares. The San Marcos Farmers Market Association has held a Tuesday market almost every week for 30 years, and 10 years ago they decided to roll out shop on Saturdays. Kevin Adams, the Saturday Farmers Market manager, said the idea that started 30 years ago is still alive today. “This started as a completely grassroots, completely local farmers market and it still really works that way,” Adams said. “Part of the goal of it was to encourage small, even urban, small-scale farmers and gardeners to kind of have a place to exchange ideas and to create a spot for community interaction and involvement.” There are advantages to shopping the local produce, one being that produce from orfdo#iduphuv#lv#dozd|v#dw#lwv#shdn#vhdvrq/#ľdyru#dqg#ulshqhvv1 Shoppers from every part of the community and every demographic come out 52

34 • CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS


[below] Phil Walker stands with his canes.

weeks a year to shop, listen to live music and to support a truly local and truly productive part of the San Marcos economy. “One of the advantages is ecological, for land use and biodiversity,” Adams said. “Another advantage is culinary, there are a lot of varieties that don’t exist commercially. In that sense there is a kind of diversity and there is a personal touch to knowing the farmer and supporting the truly local, productive economy.” The Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on San Antonio Street. Come out on a Saturday morning to wander through the booths, hot frļhh#lq#kdqg/#dqg#phhw#Vdq#Pdufrv1#

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS • 35


VISIT

DOWNTOWN SHOPPING 36 â&#x20AC;¢ CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS


by RACHEL WILLIS photos by DENISE CATHEY

T

he Outlets have been an attraction as a premium shopping district in San Marcos for years, but a little down Interstate3 5, tucked in The Historic District of San Marcos there is an array of boutiques, vintage thrift stores and artisan shops. Downtown San Marcos is the home to many small businesses. There are stores that have had their doors open since 1976, like Paper Bear, and new stores that set up shop only this year, like River Rose Clothing. Paper Bear is an emporium of the eclectic and, according to owner Carol Powers, that’s exactly what it is supposed to be. “The way we started growing, people would come in dqg#dvn#iru#glļhuhqw#wklqjv#vr#zh#zrxog#eulqj#lq#wklqjv# that people wanted and most stores can’t do that,” Powers said. “I feel kind of like a little kid saying ‘Look mom, look what I made!” but it’s ‘Look customer, look what I bought!’” Paper Bear has an assortment of books, new and ones you haven’t seen since your childhood, art supplies, beads, candles, incense, colorful stationery and cards. Wkh|#ex|#lwhpv#iurp#glļhuhqw#fxowxuhv#dqg#frxqwulhv# olnh#Exggklvw#sud|hu#ľdjv#dqg#kdqgpdgh#mhzhou|#iurp# Nepal, Guatemala and Thailand. ģZh#wu|#wr#ex|#wklqjv#wkdw#duh#glļhuhqw/#wklqjv#|rx# fdqġw#Ľqg#lq#ruglqdu|#vwruhv/Ĥ#Srzhuv#vdlg1 Down the street sits Candy, Sweets, and Treats, where |rx#fdq#Ľqg#rog#idvklrqhg#fdqglhv/#jrxuphw#vrgdv# and treats like caramel corn and fudge. Owner Leanne Latham specializes in confections of the rare and hardwr0Ľqg#ydulhw|#dqg#lv#dozd|v#zloolqj#wr#vshfldo#rughu#d# treat for customers. River Rose Clothing, on Hopkins Street, is a boutique clothing and makeup store that is family owned dqg#rļhuv#Erkhpldq#fklf#forwklqj#dqg#krph#jrrgv1# Shoppers can browse through hand-painted silk scarves, artisan-made jewelry and art pieces at Rio Claro Studio. Rio Claro is owned by local artists Gigi Mederos and Stevie Black. They sell their own works of art along with fair-trade bags and jewelry from around the world. Downtown is the destination of shoppers looking for lwhpv#rxwvlgh#ri#wkh#ruglqdu|1#Vkrsshuv#fdq#Ľqg#xqltxh# and well-made items while supporting the vibrant mom and pop culture of San Marcos. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS • 37


VISIT

Christmastime in Texas by LAURA AEBI photos by DENISE CATHEY, CODY HOLLAND, SIGHTS & SOUNDS

For one weekend a year, San Marcos turns into a Christmas wonderland, complete with grand entrances from Mr. and Mrs. Claus and hot cocoa. While Sights & Sounds of Christmas was forced to end a day early this year due to inclement

38 • CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS

weather, there was no shortage of holiday spirit during its duration. Brian Olson, Sights & Sounds organizer, says the event draws crowds from all over the state. “Every year it brings people who used to live here or went to college here back to San Marcos to revisit the event as a tradition from all over the state of Texas. I think that’s really unique, and many people don’t even realize it,” Olson said. “They come from Dallas,

Houston— all over.” Olson described 2016’s event as a learning experience, acknowledging a successful, new layout that made attendance numbers seem low even though they were actually recordbreaking— before the rain arrived on Friday. “We learned a lot this year,” Olson said. “We have learned that spacing wklqjv#rxw#uhdoo|#khoshg#wkh#ľ#rz# ri#wudĿ # # f1#Zlwk#wkh#uhqrydwlrqv#zh# did across the river, it really spaced everybody out…. Walking through the park didn’t feel very congested. It felt like maybe (attendance) numbers were


down— but we realized we had broken records on Wednesday night and Thursday night…...We’ve received so many compliments on the new layout and the spacing.” Tommy Curtis, Sights & Sounds of Christmas president, said that last year’s event was still successful, despite the rain. “Our 2016 festival was a great success for our organization, utilizing a completely renovated park with improved attractions,” Curtis said. “It is always so rewarding to see the city, local businesses and so many volunteers come together to put on this truly local San Marcos community festival.” While Wednesday and Thursday ľ#rxulvkhg#dqg#wkh#hyhqw#zdv#deoh#wr# vkrz#rļ##lwv#qhz#dqg#lpsuryhg#wlfnhwlqj# v|vwhp/#wkh#Ľ#uvw#urxqg#ri#lqfohphqw# weather on Friday kept some would-be attendees at home. Two hours before the festival began on Saturday, its cancellation was announced online, saying that they “hope that you enjoyed wkh#Ľ#uvw#wkuhh#gd|v#ri#wkh#ihvwlydo1Ĥ# The event’s premature ending, which has only occurred once before in 2011, disappointed attendees and event planners alike. “Saturday we

had to close— it was our second time in 30 years that we’ve been rained out,” Olson said. “It hurt, but we’ll be able to pull through it.” In order to maximize the opportunities for people attend and avoid the risk of a rainy weekend knocking out the whole event, the Sights & Sounds board has yrwhg#wr#pdnh#534:ġv#ihvwlydo#wkh#Ľ#uvw#wr# run two weekends instead of one. ģZh#kdyh#yrwhg#wr#rĿ # # fldoo|#jr#wr#wzr# weekends to ensure that everyone in the community is able to come enjoy all of the hard work put into it, especially in the case there are bad weather days, which have occurred in recent years,” Olson said. The festival was not the only event dļ#hfwhg#e|#wkh#zhdwkhuğ#wkh#rxworrn#iru# the annual Sights & Sounds of Christmas 5K and Kid’s K Jingle Bell Run’s also changed because rain was in the forecast. Many San Marcans, however, were not fazed by the weather and turned out anyways. The course, taking participants through downtown and the historic district, is typically dotted with residents cheering on the runners from their yards with Christmas music wafting through the air. “In 2015, we had 812 runners. Prior to the week that Sights & Sounds started in 2016, we were on track to break that record,” Olson said. “When the forecast of rain came in, it

ghĽ#qlwho|#vorzhg#grzq#vljq0xsv1#Prvw# people sign up the week of or before the event. We still had an impressive 736 runners in the rain, and that was really cool.” Olson expects 2017’s turnout to be unprecedented if the weather cooperates and the sign-up trend continues. “Next year, I think we will for sure exceed 1,000 runners because we already have 150 runners signed up for 2017, and for 2016 at this point we only had 25,” Olson said. “Next year I look forward to seeing a substantial amount more runners in the Jingle Bell Run and more people in the community coming outside to cheer them on.” According to Olson, both the race and festival demonstrate the unity within the community. “It brings all types of people together that maybe wouldn’t usually come together,” Olson said. “It’s a joyful time, right before the holidays start and it makes people happy. People pljkw#kdyh#glļ#huhqfhv#lq#rslqlrqv#rq# glļ#huhqw#wklqjv/#exw#zkhq#lw#frphv# down to the Jingle Bell Run or Sights & Sounds— everyone in the community looks forward to it and comes together to support it.” Until then, the Sights & Sounds crew have two other events planned for locals to enjoy: Santa’s River Race and the Sights & Sounds Charity Golf Scramble. Both events take place earlier

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS • 39


in the year and help raise proceeds for Sights & Sounds of Christmas. The race gives an opportunity for kayakers and canoers to compete in holiday garb to raise funds for Sights & Sounds. The Golf Scramble invites individuals or teams to pay for a spot competing with other Sights & Sounds philanthropists on the green. “I’m really looking forward to our river race and our golf tournament,” Olson said. “I think that wkrvh#wzr#hyhqwv#frxog#uhdoo|#ľ#rxulvk1Ĥ With both fundraising events taking place this year, both Olson and Curtis believe 2017’s festival will be bigger and better than ever before— a must-see event for both residents and tourists. This year “brings lot of exciting changes both within our organization, and with the festival itself,” Curtis said. “We will be going all out this year with creative new displays and attractions for all ages to make San Marcos’ signature event even brighter. You’ll just have to come out and see for yourself.” Santa’s River Race Before any of the Christmas celebrations begin for Sights & Sounds, it’s still possible to spot someone in a Santa suit on the river. Santa’s River Race, a fundraiser for Sights & Sounds of Christmas, invites kayakers and canoers to face rapids and competition. The 7.36 mile journey—complete with contestants lq#krolgd|#dwwluhğ#ehjlqv#lq#Vdq#Pdufrv#Flw|#Sdun#dqg#Ľ#qlvkhv# at Texas State Tubes in Martindale. Chris Torrey, a chairman for Santa’s River Race, says he expects 2017’s event to be bigger than ever before. “We have had really good feedback the past two years and we can see this race getting larger and larger,” Torrey said. “Last year we had 24 racers and would like to double that this year. The race is great for all levels of people who like to kayak and canoe, it’s a beautiful and challenging stretch of the river with several obstacles and portages to maneuver. According to Torrey, the fastest time in the race so far has been one hour, 22 minutes and 33 seconds— with less-experienced udfhuv#wdnlqj#forvhu#wr#wkuhh#krxuv1#Wkh#Ľ#qlvk#olqh#ihdwxuhv#olyh# music and barbecue. “It makes for a great and fun event,” Torrey said. “All proceeds go to support the Sights & Sounds Festival, each contestant gets a shirt and we have several giveaways.” While in previous years the race has been held in the fall, the event is being moved up to the spring in 2017.

Residential • Commercial • Property Management 1920 Corporate Dr. • mcnabbandco.com • 512-667-9129

Established 2003

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Coffee & Catering Where community, extraordinary products, and legendary service are brewed. 700 N. LBJ Drive 512.396.5282 Sun: 8am-9pm Mon-Thur: 6:30am-9pm Fri 6:30am-6pm • Sat 7am-6pm

HEB - 641 E. Hopkins St. 512.392.2521 Mon-Sat: 6:30am-7pm Sun: 7am-7pm

102 Wonder World Dr. 512.353.5282 Mon-Fri: 6am-9pm Sat & Sun: 7am-9pm

1301 Wonder World Dr. (CTMC) 512.754.5282 Mon-Fri: 7am-5pm

www.mochasandjavas.com

40 • CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS


Hill Country TECH GUYS

Leave nothing to chance and everything to us.

strives to protect our local history and hopes to preserve Thompson’s Island with a full bank of river running through it. Save Capes Dam to preserve our beautiful waterfall!

Save our River Special Any Hair Cut Savings up to $7

hctechguys.com 2410 Hunter Rd., Ste. 103 Ƈ San Marcos, TX 78666 830.386.4234 Ƈ 877.315.0788

$8.95 Exp. 9/30/2017

1515 Aquarena Springs Dr. 512.878.2887 www.mypremiercuts.com

THANKS, Y’ALL.

frostbank.com (877) 862-4900

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS • 41


Cakes for all occasions Cupcakes, Cookies Cake Pops too!

Voted Best of Hays County!

Weddings Birthdays Celebrations 512-396-4059 1662 S. Interstate 35 San Marcos, TX 78666 penningtonscakes@mygrande.net www.penningtonscakes.com

200 Memorial Drive Luling, Tx 78648 Main: 830-875-7600 1445 Hanz Drive New Braunfels, Tx 78130 830-627-7600 PAM Specialty Hospitals of Luling and New Braunfels are recommended for those patients who require complex medical management and therapeutic care - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with daily physician oversight. Awarded Certificate of Distinction for Stroke Rehabilitation

Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital of Kyle is a stateof-the art facility that provides both inpatient and outpatient services. Inpatient rehabilitation features programs designed to help those affected by illness or injury regain their prior level of function.

Specialized Rehabilitation Programs: Amputee • Aquatic • Brain Injury • Stroke • Trauma Orthopedic Conditions • Neurological Conditions Spinal Cord Injuries Pulmonary Disease Hip Fracture Outpatient Therapy Services

Specialized LTACH Programs: Commonly treated conditions include: • Complex Pulmonary Disorders • Complex Decubitus/Pressure Ulcers • Mutliple System Failure • Severe Strokes • Infectious Diseases • General Acute Illnesses • Chronic Disease Management Programs and services, tailored to the complex needs of our patients include: • Ventilator Weaning • 24-hour Respiratory Therapy • Cardiac Monitoring and Telemetry • Complex Wound Care • IV Antibiotics and Infusions

Awarded Certificate of Distinction for Respiratory Failure

The most trusted source for post acute care in every community we serve. For more information, visit: www.postacutemedical.com 42 • CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS


VISIT

by RACHEL WILLIS photos by RACHEL WILLIS

44 â&#x20AC;¢ CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS


FARM TO

TABLE

wine AND

WASSAIL

Downtown San Marcos has been the home of culture, tradition and festivity for more than 30 years now. What started as a revitalization of the historic district in 1986, with the the start of the San Marcos Main Street program, has turned into a celebration of history and culture of the city. Main Street Program Manager Samantha Armbruster said that a large part of revitalizing a downtown is making it the heart of the city. “We’re at the heart of the historic district and we have the culture and the people,” Armbruster said. “The next step is putting that all together and collaborating.” Downtown hosts an array of collaborative events throughout the year. Businesses in the historic district partner with the flw|#dqg#glļ#huhqw#rujdql}dwlrqv#wr#fuhdwh#hyhqwv#wkdw#fdwhu# to the various characteristics and culture of the San Marcos community. Every fall, downtown opens its doors to the season with a Wine & Wassail Walk. Folks can meander through the downtown boutiques and shops while sipping on warm, spiced wassail and sampling various wines while they get a start on their holiday shopping. To celebrate the harvest of the season, downtown also hosts an intimate Farm to Table Dinner. Chefs from various restaurants in the downtown district browse the fresh fall rļ#hulqjv#dw#wkh#orfdo#iduphuv#pdunhw#dqg#suhsduh#d#phdo# that’s served under the starlight in Kissing Alley. Handcrafted cocktails and conversation accompany a beautiful view of the historic courthouse and downtown streets. In the spring, downtown becomes vibrant with the warming of the weather and downtown ushers in the colors of the season with the annual Wine & Art Walk. It’s the perfect opportunity to meet and support the local artisans of San Marcos. Artists and shops pair up to welcome attendees to see the creative economy that San Marcos culture has cultivated. \rx#fdq#dovr#fhoheudwh#wkh#rĿ # # fldo#pxvlf#ri#Wh{dv/#Zhvwhuq# swing, come spring time, by attending the annual Swing on the Square. Musicians from around the country gather to celebrate the musical heritage of Texas, with the hot swells ri#md}}0lqľ#xhqfhg#Zhvwhuq#Vzlqj#pxvlf#Ľ#oolqj#wkh#vwuhhwv#ri# downtown. The streets are lined with art and food vendors and couples can enjoy a street dance at dusk. Come celebrate the culture and creativity of the city on the river in the heart of the historic district.

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS • 45


VISIT

DAHLIA WOODS by BRIA PATTON photos by DENISE CATHEY

Astounding painter Dahlia Woods opened up her own art gallery last April located smack dab in the middle of downtown San Marcos. Due to the art market dying and to be closer to family, Dahlia and her husband moved from Dallas to San Marcos to start fresh in a new atmosphere. Although the gallery just opened last April, it is a major outlet for local and inspired artists to check out. The gallery is the perfect spot for local artists to buy art from other local artists. Half of the art in the gallery come from artists located all over Texas, while the other half come right out of the art department at Texas State University. “I show the work of Texas State students and give them the opportunity to hang their work,” Woods said. She also said that she focuses only on artists from Texas in order to stay loyal to the Lone Star State. The gallery showcases all types of art–from pottery, paintings, steampunklqľ#xhqfhg#duw/#vnhwfkhv/#ruqdphqwv#|rx# name it. Woods also showcases her own paintings and makes her own jewelry, which is up for sale as well. Not only does the gallery showcase art, it also hosts book readings from several wellknown writers, as well as workshops for children and painting classes. The gallery also features Bad Boy Books, created by Wood’s husband Jonathan Woods, which is a selection of

46 • CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS


fulph#Ľ#fwlrq#zulwhuv/#Wh{dv#zulwhuv#dqg#other well-known writers. He also has his own books displayed for customers to enjoy. Woods complimented her husband’s literature by saying that “his literary abilities are extraordinary.” If the fabulous art and books aren’t enough, the gallery now has a wine bar called “Pinky’s Wine Bar.” Woods aimed to provide a relaxing dwprvskhuh#iru#jxhvwv#wr#dssuhfldwh#zkloh#vlsslqj#rq#vrph#Ľ#qh#zlqh#dw# the same time. Woods feels the wine bar is in the perfect location due to the other numerous bars surrounding downtown. “We were just trying to create a place where people can come and hang out and then the wine bar was a perfect little addition,” she said. Zrrgvġ#duwlvwlf#lqľ#xhqfhv#fdph#iurp#khu#idwkhu/#zkrġv#d#vwdjh#sdlqwhu/# and her mother, who’s a costume designer. Her parents didn’t want her to be an artist, but she proved them wrong. Aside from being a phenomenal painter, Woods pointed out one of her other talents— selling. “I do have something that most artists don’t have. I like to sell, and I sell because I love it,” she said. “This is the way I function. I’m good at what I love.” Conveniently, Woods allows her customers to pay for their art in installments if need be. “I encourage the future collectors to start somewhere and I give them the opportunity to open the door, so to speak, and everybody loves that idea,” Woods said.” She thinks that San Marcos is the perfect place for the art gallery and zloo#ehqhĽ#w#pdq|#orfdo#duwlvwv#iru#|hduv#wr#frph1# “This is good for San Marcos and it’s good for us, Woods said. “It’s just sort of what goes around comes around.” Woods stated that she loves the atmosphere in town along with the people in it and has no intentions on ever moving from San Marvelous.

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS • 47


Rock Bottom String Band by RACHEL WILLIS photos by DENISE CATHEY

Rock Bottom String Band is a band born out of the dive bars of San Marcos and made from an amalgam of musical edfnjurxqgv#dqg#lqľxhqfhv1#Wkh#pxvlf#frxog#eh#fdoohg# bluegrass with roots rhythm, punk motivation and folk lqľxhqfh1#Wkh|#duh#frpsrvhg#ri#vl{#vrqjzulwhuv/#pdq|# styles of music and an endemic kind of energy. “Even though the instrumental makeup of the band is really bluegrassy and comes out sounding pretty heavily bluegrass, the songs, the rhythms, the patterns, they’re doo#iurp#glļhuhqw#sodfhv#dqg#|rx#fdq#whoo/Ĥ#jxlwdulvw#Doh{# Schultz said. Adam Korn or “Acorn” grew up on a mixture of thrash metal and classics like Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, before making his way to San Marcos. The fast, thrashing of metal backed by the style ri#frxqwu|#kdyh#lqľxhqfhg#klv#vrqjzulwlqj#vw|oh#dqg#klv# method on the mandolin. “I grew up in Wisconsin, it’s miserable up there, people listen to metal a lot so I grew up on that, but I also liked a lot of country music, like Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard, my dad listened to that,” Korn said. “So I grew up with my dad playing records of that and I was listening to metal, that kind of converged me into playing mandolin and doing that fast shredding.” Mackenzie Dart lived up and down the Interstate 35 corridor- from Austin to San Antonio- before setting vrph#urrwv#lq#Vdq#Pdufrv1#Vkh#ohduqhg#wr#sod|#Ľggoh#lq#wkh#

48 • CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS

traditional bluegrass style and has a soft rasp and lilt in her voice that lends itself to roots music. Tara Miller is a percussionist that never touches a drum kit. She, much like the band, mixes an amalgam of sounds and tools to create the iconic beats that back the songs. She plays anything from a beat up, old washboard with spoons to an empty 40-ounce of Mickey’s Malt Liquor can. “I started to play music by learning how to play guitar in a mariachi group and somehow I ended up playing on a bunch of trash,” Miller said. “I listened to chop and screwed (remixed hip hop), the music on the radio, you know everything. My dad listened to soul and funk and Bob Marley and my mom was like a Janis Joplin, Stevie Nicks kind of lady and somehow I ended up playing bluegrass.” Ryan Seiler plays a standup bass that’s patched with stickers from local musicians and bands, and his personal vw|oh#uhľhfwv#wkdw#zlwk#d#oryh#ri#wkh#vlqjhu0vrqjzulwhu# tradition. ģDv#idu#dv#p|#pxvlfdo#lqľxhqfh#jrhv/#lwġv#prvwo|#ehhq# punk music and the singer-songwriter tradition, which goes outside of just folk or country music,” Seiler said. “It’s any kind of music that works for the story you want to tell. That’s what really pulled me into music, the idea of telling stories about more than just yourself.” Alex Schultz plays guitar and provides vocals for Rock Bottom String Band. He grew up on the unpolished sounds of reggae dance hall music like Desmond Dekker and Toots


and the Maytals. He didn’t start listening to bluegrass until he heard Green Mountain Grass playing at Tantra Frļhh1#Dqg#ģIudqnlhĤ#Doleur# picks a banjo, his style resonates with the sounds of Woody Guthrie and a touch of New Orleans jazz. Not one member was born or raised in San Marcos, ranging from Wisconsin and Kansas City to the Florida West Coast, but the city played an integral part in bringing the band together. “There is just such a thriving scene of artists and musicians here,” Dart said. “I’ve been several places exw#wklv#lv#wkh#Ľuvw#wrzq# that I’ve been to that artists do actively support other artists. I don’t think we could be at the point where zhġuh#uhdg|#wr#vhw#rļ#wr#eh# more of a national band

without San Marcos.” Rock Bottom String Band is taking their sound on the road in 2017, expanding their local audience to a national one. They are set for Kansas City, Nashville and playing a festival that has a an international bill in August. Vdq#Pdufrv#lv#ghĽqlwho|# one of the most supportive places artistically, it goes beyond art shows,” Seiler said. “I know so many artists in this town that play music, paint, sculpt that don’t have other jobs, they don’t have to. This town builds supports to get you ready for that next step of going out into the world because you found a home.” San Marcos is where this roots band laid some roots down and contributed to the growing music scene of San Marcos.

Years! 1 5 g n Celebrati

1701 South Interstate 35 Exit 202 San Marcos, TX 512-353-2712

Serving San Marcos and the surrounding areas since 1966 Full menu Casual dine-in Drive thru or Take out Catering available Delicious oak and hickory smoked meats: • Brisket • Sausage • Pork Loin • Turkey • Pork Ribs • Chicken

Call us to feed your large group!

Sandwiches Plates Barburritos Stuffed Potatoes fuschaksbbq.com CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS • 49


VISIT

50 â&#x20AC;¢ CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS


by BRIA PATTON photos by DENISE CATHEY

As of 2015, The San Marcos Outlets are one of the largest tourist attractions in Texas. The shopping Mecca is located in the perfect location, only a short drive from San Antonio as well as Austin. Although the San Marcos Convention and Visitor Bureau advertises the outlets as The San Marcos Outlets, they are actually wzr#vhsdudwh#rxwohwv#rzqhg#e|#glļhuhqw#frpsdqlhv/#rqh#fdoohg#Wkh# Tanger Outlets and one called the Premium Outlets. “Combined, I believe we are the largest outlet shopping destination in the United States,” John Lairsen, general manager of Tanger Outlets, said. The Tanger Outlets were founded by Stanley K. Tanger, and the outlet has expanded into hundreds of centers worldwide today. The outlets have expanded with 44 outlet centers in 22 states and Canada, with four locations in Texas. The Tanger Outlets have many favorite designer brands like Edqdqd#Uhsxeolf/#K)P/#Jds#dqg#Wrpp|#KloĽjhu#dqg#pruh1# These outlets welcome more than 185 million brand name shoppers a year. The outlets consist of accessories and jewelry, footwear, apparel, children’s apparel, food, housewares and home furnishings and other specialty stores like Build-A-Bear Workshop. The Premium Outlets are a part of a group called Simon, a global leader in retail real estate ownership, management and ghyhorsphqw/#dqg#d#V)S433#Frpsdq|1#Wkhvh#rxwohwv#rļhu#478# luxury and name brand stores with designer fashions for women, men and children. “Our tenant mix is one of the best with our wide variety of stores

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS • 51


We have approximately 20 outlet stores that aren’t available anywhere else in y Texas

52 • CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS

from popular American Brands to Luxury retailers,” Celena McGuill, director of marketing and business development at the Premium Outlets said. “We have approximately 20 outlet stores that aren’t available anywhere else in Texas, for example Victoria’s Secret, The North Face, Salvatore Ferragamo, DVF, Victorinox Swiss Army, Gucci, Restoration Hardware and many more.” The San Marcos Outlets get visitors from all over the globe. National and international travelers make it a “must see” stop during their travels. “Recently, the last couple of years, we’re really starting to see a lot of Asian lqľ#xhqfh#khuh1#Shrsoh#iurp#Fklqd/#dqg# from Taiwan, you know,” Lairsen said. “A lot of our airports have added direct ľ#ljkwv#iurp#Ehlmlqj#dqg#zh#duh#vhhlqj#d# ton of neww people.” “We have seen shoppers from Russia, Brazil, London, Tokyo, Korea, Mexico, Canada and many other parts of the world,” McGuill said. Lairsen also says that many customers were requesting more dining options for the Tanger Outlets because they were having to leave in the middle of shopping to eat and then come back. The Tanger Outlets recently added Chipotle and Schlotsky’s to other existing fast food restaurants including Taco Bell, Wendy’s and Subway. It also has dine in options including Cracker Barrel, and Outback Steakhouse. Wkh#Suhplxp#Rxwohwv#rļ#huv#d#irrg# court for everyone to enjoy varying from

pizza, to sub sandwiches, and barbecue. In addition to that is Johnny Rockets a full vhuylfh#uhvwdxudqw#wkdw#dovr#rļ#huv#sdwlr# dining, Starbucks, Auntie Anne’s and Haagen Dazs ice cream. During certain times of the year, the outlets are jam-packed with anxious shoppers maneuvering their way through all of the amazing stores. “The Holiday season of November and December is our busiest season, followed by Spring and Easter and then summer when all the vacationers come to enjoy all that San Marcos and surrounding areas kdv#wr#rļ#hu/Ĥ#PfJxloo/#vdlg1 As far as the outlets expanding in the future, it depends on which stores that customers shop the most and the least at to determine whether or not stores need to be taken away to add new ones. “As brands become stale, new brands come in, so we turn our retailers from time to time. And that’s really based on the consumer, because we want to provide what the consumer wants here,”Lairsen said. “So you know if we don’t have a store, and it’s a popular store, and you know that’s what our consumer wants, then of course we work with those companies and look for a way to get them into our center.” At the rate that things are going now, locals and travelers will continue to use the San Marcos Outlets to satisfy their shopping needs for many more years to come.


Photo by San Marcos Photographer, Andy Heatwole

When You’re Strong, We’re Strong

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.

At University Federal Credit Union, you’re more than an account number. We focus on building personal relationships with every UFCU Member because we believe healthy communities are composed of individuals like you, who are dedicated and prepared to reach their goals. At UFCU, you can rely on us for the support you need to strengthen your financial well-being.

Invest in Yourself Stop by our San Marcos location to talk to a representative or call (512) 456-3234 to learn more.

UFCU San Marcos 1190 Thorpe Ln San Marcos, TX 78666 Lobby Hours Monday–Friday: 10AM–6PM Saturday: 10AM–2PM Drive-Thru ATMs: 24/7 UFCU.org Federally insured by NCUA

Proudly offering the best in Texas Hill Country dining since ‘78 218 Moore Street San Marcos, TX 512.353.3500 www.palmerstexas.com CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS • 53


Never Frozen, Always Fresh! The LBJ Museum Featuring

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 Serving our special recipe since 1972 714 E. Hopkins St. San Marcos, TX 512-353-3911

2550 Hunter Rd. San Marcos, TX 512-353-3113

Wast Texas locations: Snyder • Big Springs • Sweetwater

131 N. Guadalupe Street San Marcos TX 78666 512-353-3300 2 lbjmuseum.com director@lbjmuseum.com

SAN MARCOS, WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED! THE HILL COUNTRY’S PREMIERE MEMORY CARE PROVIDER – WITH ASSISTED LIVING COMING IN 2017!

BUDA ‡ DRIPPING SPRINGS NEW BRAUNFELS ‡ SAN MARCOS SodalisSenior.com 54 • CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS


TUBING!

GO

m o c . cos

r a M San

Tube

6WLYH[LKI`[OL San Marcos Lions Club

Open daily Memorial Day-Labor Day. ࠮;\ILYLU[HSPUJS\KLZYL[\YUZO\[[SL ࠮-HTPS`MYPLUKS`LHZ`[\IPUN ࠮6ULWYPJLMVYHSSKH`  ;\IL:HU4HYJVZ

Exit 200 • Across from the Outlets www.centerpointstation.com 3946 IH-35 South • San Marcos 512.392.1103

Old Fashioned Hamburgers Malts & Shakes Bakery Boutique, Homegoods & Fancy Staples CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS • 55


VISIT

SAN MARCOS RIVER by ANITA MILLER photos by RACHEL WILSON

For thousands of years, it has poured forth, clear and cold and life-giving. As far as humans know, the springs that convey the water from the Edwards Aquifer to the San Marcos River have never failed, unlike other systems of its kind throughout the state. But the San Marcos Springs share with other systems a fragility that is increasingly stressed as development occurs all around, straining a resource that is the key to our community's survival — the thing that drew people here all those thousands of years ago. Former San Marcos resident Ron Coley, in his 2016 book, ģWkh#Irxqwdlqv#ri#Vdlqw#Pdun/Ĥ#dpsolĽhv#wkdw#gudz#e|# musing that the springs that once resembled geysers may have represented the fountain of youth for those who settled here — not by enabling a single individual to immortality but rather ensuring the survival of the tribe by providing a constant source of clean water. That water today provides recreation to thousands of residents and visitors alike. In 2016, some began to question the proper balance of conservation and recreation, citing the 56 • CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS 56 • CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS

relative abundance of Texas Wild Rice in recent years. VshflĽfdoo|/#wkh#txhvwlrq#ri#ģkrz#pxfk#zlog#ulfh#lv#wrr# much wild rice” has been raised, as the federally-endangered vshflhv#kdv#wkulyhg#lq#wkh#ulyhu#zlwk#kljkhu#vsulqjľrzv1 H{lvwlqj#vwdqgv#ri#wkh#dtxdwlf#judvv#kdyh#ehhq#urshg#rļ#wr# prevent it being trampled. Melani Howard, habitat manager for the city of San Marcos and an overseer of the Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) that guides removal of invasive species and stabilization of the riverbanks with native plantings, has an answer to that question. The reason it appears the rice is taking over, she said, is because that's what's intended. “There is more wild rice,” she said. “That's our goal and our objective.” What people don't realize, perhaps, is that before the wild rice occupied the space, an invasive species was there leeching habitat, Howard said. “It's a fact that there has always been bank to bank coverage of aquatic plants in our river. We haven't increased plant material, we just changed


the species.” Years back, Spring Lake was even used “as a nursery for aquarium plants,” Howard said, which explains how some species not native to the area turned up there and in the river. People have contributed to the growth of invasives in other ways as well, dumping aquarium animals into the clear stream. Sduw#ri#wkh#KFS#dovr#wdujhwv#wkrvh#vshflhv/#dqg#wkh#dqqxdo#Srohvwdu#vshdu#Ľvklqj#fkdoohqjh#hdfk#|hdu#kduyhvwv#kxqguhgv#ri# srxqgv#ri#qrq0qdwlyh#Ľvk1 Other parts of the HCP address just where people can enter and exit the river and that, too, has been questioned by some xvhg#wr#Ľqglqj#d#elw#ri#edqn#zkhuhyhu#wkh|#fdq1#Qrz/#wkh#sxeolf#lv#hqfrxudjhg#wr#hqwhu#dw#ghvljqdwhg#srlqwv#dqg#ihqfhv#kdyh# been installed around new plantings so they can become established — something Howard said will take six or more years.

ģWkh#ihqfhv#doorz#qdwlyh#yhjhwdwlrq#wr#jurz#dorqj#wkh#ulyhu/Ĥ#vkh#vdlg/#uhihuulqj#wr#wkh#ihqfhg#duhdv#dv#exļhu#}rqhv1#ģWkhvh# exļhu#duhdv#duh#ylwdo#hohphqwv#ri#wkh#zdwhuvkhg#e|#surwhfwlqj#vxuidfh#dqg#jurxqgzdwhu#txdolw|1#Wkh|#duh#frpsoh{#hfrv|vwhpv# that provide food and habitat for unique species and are essential to mitigation and control.” The newly-constructed access points, utilizing “butter block” limestone, make it easy to get in and get out of the water and, along with the fences, “strike a balance between recreation and protection of riverine habitat and function.” Access is available through all the city's parks and is free, as is parking.

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS • 57


VISIT

The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

by DEBORAH LANG photos by DENISE CATHEY

The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University is the only organization of its kind in Texas. Since 2002, the Meadows Center has been steadfast in its commitment to inspire research and leadership that ensures clean, abundant water for the environment and all humanity. Our headquarters are located on the site of an hqylurqphqwdoo|/#fxowxudoo|#dqg#dufkdhrorjlfdoo|#vljqlĽ#fdqw# resource, Spring Lake, which serves as a living laboratory, a community center and an irreplaceable educational resource. As entrusted stewards of Spring Lake, the Meadows Center prides itself on connecting visitors to nature through opportunities to participate in educational and habitat conservation activities. The Meadows Center’s educational programs encourage life-long learning about the environment—and people’s 58 • CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS

relationship to the environment. We create customizable Ľ#hog#wulsv/#iurp#suh#Ğ#nlqghujduwhq#wr#kljk#vfkrro#ğ#wkdw# allow educators to design an interactive experience with conservation at its core. Our site includes a wide variety of educational activities that emphasize the importance of environmental conservation. Among these are demonstration xeriscape gardens, a 251-acre Spring Lake Natural Area, the Discovery Hall, the Wetlands Boardwalk, interpretive exhibits, paddling tours and glass-bottom boat tours. One of the greatest privileges of the Meadows Center is the stewardship and management of Spring Lake. Two hundred springs bubble up to form one of the largest aquifer-driven spring systems in the world. This unique environment is one of the longest continuously inhabited sites in North America and provides a stable home for eight threatened and


endangered species. The Meadows Center depends on the help of its AquaCorps, a team of trained volunteer divers that realize the goals of conserving the springs for future generations. By successfully completing the Spring Lake Dive Dxwkrul}dwlrq#frxuvh/#txdolĽ#hg# Open Water SCUBA divers can become members of our AquaCorps and assist us in managing and monitoring the lake, while at the same time enjoying dives in crystal clear water with constant temperature in one of the best freshwater dive sites in the state. Last year, the Meadows Center successfully launched a pilot program called Operation Scuba that integrates scuba diving and mental wellness techniques as a way for veterans to bond with others, develop a sense of purpose, and most importantly, receive support from their peers. This lqlwldwlyh#lv#qrz#rļ#huhg#dv#d#SIZ# course at Texas State University to give student veterans an opportunity to earn an open zdwhu#glyh#fhuwlĽ#fdwlrq#dqg# learn about education, team building, therapeutic resources and environmental stewardship at Spring Lake.


HONORING AVIATION HISTORY by LAURA AEBI photos by DENISE CATHEY

Just east of San Marcos, locals can sometimes hear the thundering roar of an airplane blazing a trail through the clouds. These planes however, are not your average aircraft. Instead of lugging goods or travelers, these planes tote a vljqlĽ#fdqw#slhfh#ri#Dphulfdq#klvwru|1# The Commemorative Air Force, Central Texas Wing hangar is currently the home to six historic airplanes from as early as World War II. According to Bill Fier, wingleader at the CAF, the mission of the CAF is to preserve, educate and demonstrate with these pieces of aviation history. “We want to keep the history alive,” Fier, who has been with the CAF for seven years, said. “We want younger people to appreciate what their fathers and grandfathers did in their name. And we want to show our country and the world, really… Our mission is education, preservation and demonstration. Our goal is to maintain the six airplanes we’ve been entrusted with.” According the their website, the CAF currently boasts a ģyhu|#uduh#ľ#|lqj#S06<T#Ehoo#Dludfreud#ĠPlvv#Frqqlh/ġ#wkh# B-25 Mitchell ‘Yellow Rose,’ a BT-13 Valiant, an AT-6 Texan, the C-45 Expeditor ‘Lone Star Lady,’ and a U-3A Administrator.”

60 • CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS

Originally, the hangar was built during WWII as a part of wkh#Vdq#Pdufrv#Dup|#DluĽ#hog#ehiruh#ehfrplqj#d#klvwrulfdo# military attraction for all ages. Fier thanks the city of San Marcos for help getting to where they are today. “The city of San Marcos has helped us with some modernization funds— for example the big fans we have circulating air year-round,” Fier, who was a pilot on active duty in the Air Force for 22 years, said. “We’re having a ADA compliant unisex restroom installed.. Ours lacked heating and cooling. The city of San Marcos said ‘Well that’s not uljkw/#zh#qhhg#wr#Ľ#{# that,” and

The C-45 Expeditor, dubbed the “Lone Star Lady,” was based on the Model 18 series which began production in 4<6:1#Wkhvh#sodqhv#zhuh#d#pdmru#sduw#ri#wkh#zdu#hļ#ruw#lq# both WWII and the Korean War.


A GLIMPSE INTO THE PAST gave us $50,000 from the Hotel Occupancy Tax.” 2017 is a year of growth for the CAF, which will be the uhflslhqw#ri#d#sduwlfxoduo|#vljqlĽ#fdqw#sodqh1#Wkh#F07:#ģWkdwġv# All, Brother,” is currently undergoing a multi-million dollar restoration process in OshKosh, Wisconsin, before being uhdg|#iru#d#sdlqw#mre#dqg#d#ľ#ljkw#wr#lwv#qh{w#krphğ#Vdq# Marcos. The plane, which led the 800-aircraft formation on D-Day, dropped 13,000 paratroopers primarily to Western France during WWII. “That’s All, Brother” was chosen by Lt. Col. John M. Donalson, commander of the 438th TCG, who would be the pilot, to lead the invasion. According to the CAF, Donalson picked the plane for its name, intending to send a strong message to Adolf Hitler. The C-47, with a wingspan of more than 95 feet, carried 28 paratroopers to the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944. According to Fier, the message was clear. “The nose-art on the front of the airplane is ‘That’s All, Brother,’ and it was a

message to Adolf Hitler that said ‘That was it! We’re coming and we’re gonna end this thing.’ The invasion through the sky was anything but smooth. All 800 planes needed to assemble in their formation without lights or radios in order to avoid being spotted by the enemy. The planes, carrying more than 13,000 troops, hqfrxqwhuhg#hqhp|#Ľ#uh#dqg#xqh{shfwhg#forxg#fryhu1# Despite the obstacles, “That’s All, Brother” was able to successfully lead the formation into France. According to Fier, the CAF’s growth isn’t stopping anytime soon, with plans for a simulator in the near future. In the meantime, he’s just glad that the history is being preserved and honored. “Foremost, it’s a history lesson.

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS • 61 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS • 61


AWARDS

We also expect to have a full-motion simulator where people will be able to take a tour of the airplane. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be able to tour inside the dlusodqh#dqg#vlw#lqvlgh#wkh#vhdwvÄŠ1#Zh#rÄź#hu#wkh# opportunity to experience living history. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still actively maintaining these airplanes, you can see the insides of them and watch some of them Äž#|1Ĥ The CAF hopes to have â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s All, Brotherâ&#x20AC;?

in late-summer, early-fall of 2017. Fier looks forward to both educating younger generations on aviation history and giving seasoned veterans a taste of their youth. ÄŁLw#khosv#wkhp#uhÄž#hfw#rq#wkhlu#hduo|#gd|v/#zkhuh# they were young and fearless and demonstrated it,â&#x20AC;? Fier, who was in the Air Force from 1969 to 1991, said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Getting old isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t for sissies, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s qr#glÄź#huhqw#iru#dlusodqhv#wkdq#lw#lv#iru#shrsoh1Ĥ

Caring for the Eyes of Texas in the Heart of San Marcos For over 75 years the doctors of TSO have provided quality eyecare for more Texas families than any other eyecare provider. Trust them with your vision.

6WHSKHQ6WDQĂ&#x20AC;HOG2' Therapeutic Optometrist

2406 Hunter Rd., Suite 102 San Marcos, TX 78666

512.754.6161

www.sanmarcostso.com 62 â&#x20AC;˘ CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS


THE History of LBJ The Lyndon Baines Johnson Museum of San Marcos, 131 N. Guadalupe St., is dedicated to President Johnson’s formative years and how his early experiences as a college student and schoolteacher impacted the landmark legislation passed during his presidency from 1963-1969. President Johnson spent his college years in San Marcos at Southwest Texas State Teachers College – now Texas State University – from 1927-1930. Here he honed his political skills and developed a strong commitment to civil rights, education and eliminating poverty. President Johnson announced the creation of the Job Corps program on campus in November, 1964 and signed the Higher Education Act at the university in November, 1965. The Museum has also created an endowment honoring Lady Bird Johnson and her unique contributions to our nation. The Museum is free and open to the public Thursdays - Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and is available for tours, meetings and special events. Contact the Museum at 512-353-3300 and visit online at www.lbjmuseum.com

Jobs and Careers, Employer Services, Veterans Assistance, Child Care Phone 512-392-1291 Toll Free 866-518-0577 202 South CM Allen Parkway, Suite 7 San Marcos TX 78666

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS • 63


LIVE


The mission of the Scheib Center is to promote the general welfare of local individuals who need mental health services and those with intellectual developmental disabilities.

Please visit

scheibcenter.org 6FKHLE&HQWHU‡%RDUG2IÀFH 1200 N. Bishop St. San Marcos, TX 78666 512.392.6803 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS • 65


LIVE

by ANITA MILLER photos by DENISE CATHEY, CODY HOLLAND, KISSING TREE

You’re barely inside the elaborate Centerpoint Road entrance to Kissing Tree when you see it — a towering steel Lone Star that sets the mood for an experience uniquely Texan. In fact, you can’t go far inside Kissing Tree, a housing community for those over the age of 55, without other visual references to things Baby Boomers hold dear. For instance, the guitar is a common symbol but, as General Manager Scott Turner explains, it’s not the most central icon. That would be the table, he said during an early January tour of the 1,332-acre property which, when eventually built out, will have 3,200 homes. The table, Turner said, “is representative of what this is all about. Everybody is welcome at the table...You bring what you’ve got and share it.” Already built is a model home park where prospective ex|huv#fdq#fkhfn#rxw#d#vdpsolqj#ri#wkh#4;#ľ#rru#sodqv#dqg#Ľ#yh# elevations available. Homes are priced up too $350,000, and Turner said most homebuyers will invest another 20 or 30 shufhqw#rq#Ľ#qlvklqj#rxw#wkh#fxvwrp#lqwhulru1# An onsite center and onsite architect allow prospective ex|huv#wr#Ľ#qh#wxqh#wkhlu#lqglylgxdo#wdvwhv1#ģZhġuh#jlylqj# people want they want rather than dictate, Turner said. Central to the “active lifestyle” for the over 55 set is “The Mix,” a hub featuring an 18-hole putting course (that Turner says “somehow” both begins and ends at the bar), picnic tables, pickle ball courts, tennis courts, indoor and outdoor srrov/#d#elhujduwhq/#Ľ#wqhvv#fhqwhu/#frppxqlw|#Ľ#uh#slwv/#

66 • CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS


elooldugv/#erffh#edoo/#d#frļ#hh#edu#dqg#pruh1# Kissing Tree will also be home to an 18-hole golf course designed by renowned course architect Gary Stevenson around existing trees with the added feature of lakes that will serve as catchment basins during rainfall events. Adjacent to the course is a park that will be open to the public during daytime hours. At night, the community is fully gated and guarded. Lighting throughout the development is designed to protect dark skies. Homes are close together but are designed with 360-degree architecture. That way, Turner said, “the back of your neighbor’s house is just as attractive as the front.” Moreover, each house has its own personality — the edfkhoru/#wkh#vrfldo#exwwhuľ#|#ğ#vr#wkdw#shrsoh#ģfdq#ex|#zkdw# they want.” Seven homes are now under construction and could be available for move-in this spring. Kissing Tree, named for the story about Sam Houston kissing many ladies under a San Marcos oak tree, also has a qxpehu#ri#wudlo#v|vwhpv#zlwk#ydu|lqj#ghjuhhv#ri#glĿ # # fxow|1 D#surmhfw#ri#EurrnĽ#hog#Ghyhorsphqw/#Nlvvlqj#Wuhh#lv#rqh# of the largest developments in the area in many years and is expected to draw homeowners from far beyond San Marcos and Hays County. The closest thing similar is Sun City in Georgetown. Turner said the concept far outstrips just a place for people of a certain age to live. “When you come here to live, you come here to really live. It’s not just a house, it’s a lifestyle.” For more information, visit kissingtree.com.

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS • 67


Stay & Play

IN SAN MARCOS

Luxury to economy, close to Hill Country fun San Marcos is a great getaway from the big city hustle and bustle, yet close to a lot of fun things to do in the Central Texas Hill Country. San Marcos is only 30 minutes away from the famous 6th Street District in downtown Austin and 40 minutes to the River Walk in San Antonio, so when you choose a great place to stay in San Marcos, you are ready to enjoy an unmatched Hill

Country vacation. The San Marcos River, with its crystal clear spring-fed waters, RĚ&#x2020;HUVFDQRHLQJÂżVKLQJVFXED diving, snorkling, swimming and letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not forget, world class tubing. Still looking for more? How about shopping in one of the biggest outlet malls in Amercia with unmatched designer fashions other malls wish they FRXOGRĚ&#x2020;HU

There are so many options to choose from, and even the short drives to Wimberley or Blanco along the famous Devilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Backbone are trips you will remember forever. Check out some of our many choices for lodging and start your next great vacation by choosing to stay right here in the middle of everything in beautiful San Marcos.

Kick your shoes off & Stay awhile 68 â&#x20AC;˘ CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS


Hotel Listings America’s Best Value Inn 512-396-6060 1507 IH 35 North, Exit 206

Days Inn 512-353-5050 1005 IH 35 North, Exit 205 www.daysinnsanmarcos.com

Baymont Inn & Suites 512-392-6800 4210 IH 35 South, Exit 200

EconoLodge 512-353-5300 811 S. Guadalupe St., Exit 204

Best Budget Inn 512-392-3990 903 IH 35 North , Exit 205

Embassy Suites-San Marcos Hotel, Spa, & Conference Center 512-392-6450 1001 McCarty Lane, Exit 201 www.sanmarcosembassysuites.com

Best Western San Marcos 512-754-7557 917 IH 35 North, Exit 205 www.stonebridgehotels.com

)DLU¿HOG,QQ 6XLWHV 1250 IH 35 North, Exit 205

Candlewood Suites 512-749-1717 600 Wonder Wrld Dr., Exit 202

Gateway Inn 512-754-7766 921 IH 35 North, Exit 205

Comfort Inn & Suites 512-787-4486 1053 Clovis Barker Dr., Exit 201

Hampton Inn & Suites 512-754-7707 106 IH 35 North, Exit 204

Comfort Suites 512-392-1006 104 IH 35 North, Exit 204 www.comfortsuitessnmarcos.com

Hilton Garden Inn OPEN 2016 2131 IH 35 North, Exit 206

Country Inn & Suites 512-392-8111 1560 IH 35 South, Exit 204 www.countryinns.com/sanmarcostx Courtyard Marriott 512-878-7169 625 Commercial Loop, Exit 200 http:/marriott.com/AUSSM Crystal River Inn B&B 512-396-3739 326 W. Hopkins St.

Holiday Inn 512-753-9300 1930 IH 35 North, Exit 202 Howard Johnson 512-396-3700 1601 IH 35 North, Exit 206 Knights Inn 512-353-1303 801 IH 35 North, Exit 205 La Quinta Inn 512-392-8800 1619 IH 35 North, Exit 206 Lambs Rest Inn 1-888-609-3932 New Braunfels, TX www.lambsrestinn.com

Motel 6 512-393-8705 1321 IH 35 North, Exit 206 www.motel6.com Motel 6 North 512-395-8000 1701 N Interstate 35, San Marcos, TX 78666 Palmer’s Guest House 512- 353-3500 Palmer’s Guest House 218 Moore St. Pecan Park Riverside RV & Cabins 512-396-0070 www.pecanpark.com Quality Inn (512) 396-5665 1611 North Interstate 35 Red Roof Inn 512-754-8899 817 IH 35, Exit 205 wwwredroof.com Rodeway Inn 512-353-8011 1635 Aquarena Springs Dr., Exit 206 Summit Inn Hotel & Suites 512-353-7770 1433 North Interstate 35 Super 8 512-396-0400 1429 IH 35 North, Exit 206 Wingate By Wyndam 512-754-6621 108 IH 35 North, Exit 204 *Chamber members are bolded

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS • 69


108 Guestrooms - Breathtaking Hill Country views

Amenities:

Luxury by the Mall Stay in spacious two-room suite with complimentary made-to-order omelet and breakfast buffet. Spa Botanica will pamper you at their full-service spa with a massage, facial, nail and salon services.

- Kids Eat & Stay Free - Outdoor swimming pool & hot tub &RPSOLPHQWDU\ZL¿ SDUNLQJ - Fitness Center & Business Center - Rapid’s Café & Shop

Conference Facilities with Catering - 3,150 sqft indoor - 3,000 sqft outdoor event space

Spring’s Bistro + Bar - American cuisine with a twist - Happy Hour Mon-Fri 4pm to 7pm

Plus 78,000 sq.ft. of conference space in one of 19 rooms to make your stay perfect

512-392-6458 embassysuites.com

105 Bintu Drive, San Marcos, TX (512) 805-1000 sales@holidayinnsanmarcos.com

600 Wonder World Drive 512-749-1717

candlewoodsuites.com/sanmarcostx

g n i n e Op 2 01 7 g n i r Sp

2131 N. HWY 35 San Marcos, Texas 78666

70 • CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS

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

104 IH-35 North (512) 392-1006 comfortsuitessanmarcos@gmail.com


History of the Gary Job Corps Center The acreage that is now the nation's largest job corps center has a rich history dating back to World War II. The San Marcos Army Air Field trained approximately 10,000 highly specialized air navigators from February 1943, to its closing on Nov. 30, 1945. For the next six months, the city of San Marcos was told that the base would be abandoned and sold. Residents of the city rallied and obtained the support and assistance of Congressman Lyndon Johnson and Senator John Connally, and the base was reactivated to train Army Air Force personnel as helicopter pilots. The base was renamed the San Marcos Air Force Base. In January, 1951, the base began training pilots for wkh#Nruhdq#frqľlfw#dqg#ehfdph#krph#wr#wkh#odujhvw# Air Force helicopter training program in the nation. On May 16, 1953, the air base was renamed the Edward Gary Air Force Base in honor of Lieutenant Arthur Hgzdug#Jdu|/#wkh#Ľuvw#Kd|v#Frxqw|#vroglhu#nloohg#lq# World War II. On Nov. 20, 1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson gave a speech at his alma mater, Southwest Texas State Xqlyhuvlw|#+qrz#Wh{dv#Vwdwh#Xqlyhuvlw|,1#Kh#vxusulvhg# the San Marcos community when he announced that Gary would be the site of a new federal career technical training program he was starting as part of his War on Poverty. President Lyndon B. Johnson named his innovative program “Job Corps.” Wrgd|/#xqghu#wkh#gluhfwlrq#ri#Gluhfwru#Orqqlh#Kdoo/# Gary Job Corps Center has a capacity of 1,471 students and serves youth ages 16 – 24. Among areas of instruction are carpentry, cement pdvrqu|/#hohfwulfdo/#uhvlghqwldo#dgylvru/#KYDF/# transportation, materials handling, plastering, zhoglqj/#fhuwlĽhg#qxuvhv#dlg/#folqlfdo#phglfdo# dvvlvwdqw/#rĿfh#dgplqlvwudwlrq/#vhfxulw|#rĿfhu/# medical assistant/insurance claims, machinist, skdupdf|#whfkqlfldq/#fruuhfwlrqdo#rĿfhu#dqg# overhead linesman. In 2015, Gary placed sixth among 126 centers nationwide in placing graduates in full-time jobs, 17th in having graduates still employed after 12 months and 26th in student earnings after six months. In addition to job training, the center participates in the community, providing more than 4,380 hours of community service in 2015. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS • 71


LIVE

revitalizing SPRINGTOWN by RUSSELL WILDE photos by DENISE CATHEY

Like many kids, Mitchell Roberts grew up in his family’s business. Unlike most kids, his family’s business was movie wkhdwhuv1#Kh#uhphpehuv#idoolqj#lq#oryh#zlwk#Ľop#zdwfklqj# movies with friends in the company’s screening room. “It was the super cool thing to go to school and go, ‘hey man come to my house we're going to watch the Rugrats Movie two days early,’” he said. Now the president of the EVO Entertainment Group, the millennial entrepreneur has set his sights higher than impressing his pals with free movies. The company’s latest entertainment destination is at the heart of the hottest development in San Marcos. The Springtown Shopping Center has been buzzing with activity for the last year, but it wasn’t always the place to be. The shell of a retail destination sat empty for years, the big box anchors had relocated leaving an eyesore at one of the gateways to the city. That’s where the Endeavor Real Estate Group comes in. With the help of the Greater San Marcos Partnership, a plan was put in place to make something big

72 • CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS

happen. “The fact is that it was vacant for eight years and was a blight in that section of the city,” GSMP President Adriana Cruz said. ģZh#ihow#yhu|#vwurqjo|#wkdw#lw#zrxog#eh#yhu|#ehqhĽfldo#li#d#yhu|# well-proven, respected, professional operation like Endeavor came in and put their mark on it.” Endeavor, the group behind the Domain in Austin, felt like Springtown could become a regional destination. “At Springtown we believe we have the best located piece of real estate of size in the market,” Endeavor Principal Buck Cody said. “The proximity to downtown, the university and uhwdlo#gdlo|#gulyhuv/#lq#frqmxqfwlrq#zlwk#wkh#dffhvvlelolw|#rļ# of both Interstate 35 and Hopkins make for a very unique redevelopment opportunity.” Endeavor approached EVO about putting a movie theater in the project, Roberts thought it was the perfect opportunity for a concept he’d been dreaming of for years. “The concept behind The SPOT actually predated EVO (in Kyle),” he said. “We looked at Kyle and Buda and said wait a minute, this is more as a family market, we need to go bigger. Here, all the pieces fell in line and voila.” Deciding to locate in Springtown was an easy decision for Roberts, in part ehfdxvh#kh#zdvqġw#wkh#Ľuvw#shuvrq#


in the family with the idea. “I've always thought this piece of property was one of the best in town,” Roberts said. “Looking back, my grandfather tried to work a deal to buy it way back in the day and that fell through and my dad tried to buy it and that fell through.” In the past year Gold’s Gym, The SPOT and Chuy’s have all celebrated openings and McAlister’s Deli and Summermoon Frļ#hh#duh#h{shfwhg#wr#rshq#wkhlu#grruv#lq#wkh#vhfrqg#txduwhu#ri# the year. As Springtown’s revitalization unfolds the plans have fkdqjhg#wr#lqfoxgh#d#uhvlghqwldo#frpsrqhqw1#Pxowlsoh#ľ#rruv#ri# residential living space will rise above what was once a Best Buy. “From a retail perspective we are excited about the residential dqg#lwv#lpsdfw#rq#wkh#surmhfw#dv#lw#zloo#uhvxow#lq#vwhdg|#wudĿ # # f# patterns and regular shoppers,” Cody said. “We believe that we will be successful in delivering a

vkrsslqj2glqlqj2hqwhuwdlqphqw#h{shulhqfh#wkdw#lv#xqltxh#wr#Vdq# Marcos and the surrounding communities and in doing so create a center with a very regional draw.” Construction on that part of the project is expected to begin this summer. That means it won’t be long until someone who grew up in San Marcos could be looking out of their apartment high above what were once stores they shopped at. It’s an experience that Roberts will be able to relate to. ģL#uhphpehu#wkh#Ľ#uvw#wlph#L#zdonhg#lqwr#wklv#vsdfh/#wkhuh#zhuh# wrqv#ri#ľ#dvkedfnv#ri#uxqqlqj#wkurxjk#Wdujhw#zlwk#p|#vlvwhuv/#L# was always tagging along with them,” he said. “I still have the pictures of this place when we walked in and there was still the old cafe and shopping aisles.” Those aisles have been replaced bowling lanes, that cafe is now a retro-arcade and the retail space is now a six screen dine-in movie theater — the next step in Robert’s family legacy. “Dad always says this is where I’m going for movies, he’s got his recliner,” Roberts said. “My Grandpa has been here as well. His eyes lit up and he said this is far from what theaters were when he built them.” The SPOT isn’t just a movie theater with a restaurant, bar, bowling alley or arcade. All the pieces merge seamlessly to create an entertainment destination. Sort of like how the Springtown Center is blending hqwhuwdlqphqw/#uhwdlo/#uhvlghqwldo/#Ľ#wqhvv# and restaurants to become the welcome sign to the city. “I can’t wait for this thing wr#eh#Ľ#qlvkhg#dqg#iru#lw#wr# truly be the gateway into San Marcos,” Roberts said.

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS • 73


LIVE

STAR PARK by RUSSELL WILDE photos by DENISE CATHEY

Qhduo|#Ľ#yh#|hduv#djr#Wh{dv#Vwdwh# University celebrated the opening of STAR (Science Technology and Advanced Research) Park, an incubator for hightech research and business development. “We were all excited, we knew we were on the cusp of something wonderful,” Texas State President Denise Trauth said. “We knew that this building, STAR One,

74 • CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS

zrxog#irvwhu#d#vljqlĽ#fdqw#ohds#lq#wkh# evolution of research at Texas State University. This building exceeded expectations.” Last year the university celebrated STAR Sdunġv#Ľ#uvw#h{sdqvlrq/#d#49/333#vtxduh# ihhw#dgglwlrq#ri#ode#dqg#rĿ # # fh#vsdfh#wkdw# eulqjv#wkh#Ľ#uvw#exloglqj#wr#69/333#vtxduh# feet. ģVWDU#Sdun#qrw#rqo|#udlvhv#wkh#surĽ#oh#ri# Texas State, it also brings together local, state and national entities to engage in important research and technological innovations,” U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-San Antonio) said. “This will generate new companies and new jobs across the region and state.” In the time the center has been

open, startups have funded more than $1.2 million worth of research and collectively have raised more than of $28 million in equity investments. Active projects vary from material sciences like nanomaterials and advanced polymers to advanced manufacturing like lighting and renewable energy production. Adrianna Cruz, president of the Greater San Marcos Partnership, the public-private partnership that serves as a regional economic development organization, says while they may not make headlines now, the companies jhwwlqj#rļ##wkh#jurxqg#dw#VWDU#Sdun#frxog# have a profound impact on San Marcos and the region. “We talk a lot about Amazon, Best Buy, brand names but other companies like


Txdqwxp#Pdwhuldov#dqg#PlfurSrzhu# Global, people may not recognize those names, those are the companies of the future,” she said. “The product they’re developing and the technology that they’re commercializing is something that is really going to have a big impact and the fact that they are doing it here is really exciting.” Texas State students also have the rssruwxqlw|#wr#ehqhĽ#w#iurp#wkh#uhvhdufk# opportunities at STAR Park both as employees and entrepreneurs. Student-led companies are working to develop products for improved glucose monitors, new methods of manufacturing biodegradable fabrics and packaging material that could extend the shelf life of prepackaged food. STAR park is a 58acre site

near the intersection of McCarty Lane and Hunter Road. Additional buildings are in the planning stages and future expansion will include a large structures testing lab for civil and environmental engineering and a larger building that’s needed for more expansion. “So far it’s working and it’s working as fast as we can implement it. As soon as we open it, the space is rented,” Dr. Thomas Myers, a professor in the college of science and engineering, said. In 2016, Texas State was given the secondhighest

designation for research institutions in the country by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. University President Dr. Denise Trauth says STAR Park helped that happen and will eventually lead to the university ehlqj#fodvvlĽ#hg#dv#d#wlhu#rqh#uhvhdufk# institution. “I don’t think we understood how quickly this boost was going to lift Texas State in terms of research and innovation,” she said.

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS • 75


by IRIS CAMPBELL photos by IRIS CAMPBELL

Beginning with strong foundations and accountability to high standards, the San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District is building future-ready graduates and responsible global citizens. The district is preparing students for their future in the workforce community – and for many, the future begins now. Some students are venturing into the community through partnerships and internships, and in many cases, the workforce community is coming directly into the classroom setting bringing their real-world experience hands-on to the students. A key component at the secondary level is Career and Technical Education (CTE), coordinated by Michael Doyle at San Marcos High School. High school students are able to graduate with dual credit courses that transfer with them to college or to career training surjudpv1#Wkh#kljk#vfkrro#rļ#huv# several opportunities for students wr#judgxdwh#zlwk#fhuwlĽ#fdwlrqv/# vxfk#dv#wkrvh#wr#eh#d#FhuwlĽ#hg# Nurse’s Aide, Pharmacy Assistant, and Cosmetologist. The goal is that every Rattler graduates with substantial college hours wr#wudqvihu#dqg2ru#d#idplo|# vxvwdlqlqj#zdjh#fhuwlĽ#fdwlrq# when they receive their diploma. Doyle says, “The San Marcos CISD Career and Technical Hgxfdwlrq#surjudp#rļ#huv#d#

76 • CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS

sequence of courses that provide students with coherent and rigorous content. CTE content is aligned with challenging academic standards, relevant technical knowledge and the skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in current or emerging professions.” He goes on to add that one of the main goals of the CTE Department is to ensure that rigorous and meaningful curriculum is taught to every student in order that every student is post-secondary ready without the need for remediation. Doyle cites several partnerships with local businesses that allows for students to work with their Practicum courses and allows them to gain real-world h{shulhqfh/#fhuwlĽ#fdwlrqv/#frxuvh# credit, and possible college credit. “The CTE Department works with the Chamber of Commerce to organize the annual Groundhog Day Job Shadowing event. This is an opportunity for students to work with business owners for a day to gain a better understanding of the real world,” Doyle said. Another program is for SMCISD secondary teachers—the Teacher Externship Program—that allows for teachers to work with local businesses during the summer in order to bring additional experiences and practical knowledge back to their classrooms. Each year, the high school has about 100 students who

partner with local business hosts on the Groundhog Day Job Shadowing event, and last year seven teachers participated in the externship program. This year the goal is to have between 10-20 teachers, counselor and administrators participate in externships. In addition, the SMCISD schools host annual Career Day fairs, with local businesses and community leaders bringing their talents and skills directly to the students. Each year, the STEM Idlu#+d#frppxqlw|#hļ#ruw,#eulqjv# together dozens of career and workforce opportunities to around 1,500 attendees. Local banks and savings and loans associations partner with students even at the elementary level to teach them derxw#Ľ#qdqfldo#uhvsrqvlelolw|1# Another example is the United Way of Hays & Caldwell Counties’ Lunch. Learn. LIVE United program at the San Marcos High School that works to create “student excitement for college, trade schools, and soft skills learning” by bringing in professionals who meet with students during their lunch time for skill sessions. San Marcos CISD is fortunate to have such outstanding community support from local businesses, organizations, churches, and civic groups who all work together to prepare students for their future in the workforce community.


Gary Job Corps

Career Training For Ages 16-24

Education, Career Training and Job Placement At No Cost We are committed to recruiting, educating and training students to meet the needs of a changing market. Construction & Manufacturing

Health & Support

• Carpentry • Electrical • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) • Machinist • Material Handling and Distribution Operations

• Nurse Assistant/Home Health Aide • Clinical Medical Assistant • Medical Administration/ Insurance Claims Processor • Pharmacy Technician • Advanced Residential Advisor (RA) • Corrections Officer • Office Administration • Security and Protection Services

• Plastering • Welding • Advanced Cement Masonry • Advanced Electrical Overhead Lineman • Advanced Transportation Occupations

Other Programs • High School/HSE • Driver’s Education • English Language Learner (ELL)

For more information call the Outreach and Admissions Office at 512-396-6966 or 800-733-5627 or visit our website http://gary.jobcorps.gov

Whether you’re exploring the hike and bike trails along our scenic parks and natural areas, or floating down the crystal clear waters of the San Marcos River, where you end up is a place we call bliss.

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS • 77


San marcos academy by San Marcos Academy photos by San Marcos Academy

As families in San Marcos and surrounding areas explore the private educational options open to them, they need look no further than San Marcos Academy. Fully accredited and part of the local community since 1907, San Marcos Academy rļhuv#d#fkdoohqjlqj#froohjh#suhsdudwru|# curriculum for middle and upper school students in a nurturing, Christ-centered environment. In the fall of 2017, the Academy will add d#Ľiwk#judgh#fodvv#wr#wkh#dfdghplf#surjudp/#exw#lw#zrqġw#eh#wkh#Ľuvw#wlph#wkdw# elementary or “lower school” instruction kdv#ehhq#rļhuhg#dw#VPD1#ģEhwzhhq#wkh# 1920s and early 1980s, when the school was located on its original campus, the Academy’s academic program included elementary grades, along with middle school and upper school grades, for both day and boarding students,” President Jimmie Scott explained. “SMA designated these programs as Upper School (grades 9-12), Middle School (grades 6-8) and Lower School (grades 1-5). The lower grades were gradually phased out, however, and since 1982, we have provided only middle and upper school programs.

78 • CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS

“We are excited about the opportunity to bring in younger students next year, and as we look at adding additional grades in the future, we hope to attract families who want all of their children together on one campus.” Scott added. Dr. Brian Guenther, Associate Academic Dean for the Academy’s Middle School, zloo#eh#wkh#dgplqlvwudwru#iru#wkh#Ľiwk# grade, which will be a self-contained classroom. Dr. Guenther served seven years as the Head of School for The Master’s School of San Marcos before coming to the Academy in the fall of 2015. “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,” Dr. Guenther said. “SMA’s accreditation and our approval by the Texas Education Agency allow our students the unique opportunity to have a Christ-centered education while exceeding state standards in curriculum.” While the Lower School grades will be reserved for day students only, the Academy will continue to enroll both day and boarding students in the

Middle and Upper School grades. Those in the boarding program come to San Marcos from across Texas as well as from other states and nations. This global community of learners creates a unique campus environment where students can safely experience a diversity of ideas dqg#fxowxuhv1#Wkh#Dfdghp|#rļhuv#d#:0gd|# boarding option as well as a 5-day boarding plan for students within a 70-mile radius of the school. “In my long career as an educator, I have seen a lengthy parade of educational philosophies and theories come and go,” President Scott said. “Methods ri#lqvwuxfwlrq#kdyh#dovr#fkdqjhg#vljqlĽcantly, especially where technology is concerned. But through it all, San Marcos Academy has been steadfastly faithful to the traditional values on which it was founded. Our commitment to Christian education, our emphasis on developing leaders and our desire to meet each student’s individual needs will always be part of the Academy experience.” Frqwdfw#wkh#Dgplvvlrqv#RĿfh#dw# 512-753-8000 for more information about our San Marcos Academy.


Eat. Connect. Enjoy. With our convenient downtown location, historic and varied venues, spectacular natural garden and ongoing activities, the Price Center serves as a truly unique community center. Create your own event or join us at the Center . . .

200 W. Hopkins (512) 396-0100 641 E. Hopkins (512) 396-8880

REGULAR ACTIVITIES & MEET UPS – Zumba Gold, Community Dance, Mahjong, Easy Tai Chi, Chair Yoga, Duplicate Bridge, 4TH FLEA monthly community flea market, ongoing Rotating Art Displays, one off Workshops, Film Showings, Plays, Concerts and more. DAILY LUNCH: Mon. – Fri., 11 - 2 SUNDAY BRUNCH BUFFET: 10 – 2 EURO CAFE FAVORITES TO GO: Take-Out Dinner 5-9 p.m. Mon. – Fri. 512-392-3114

WEDDING AND OTHER MILESTONE EVENTS – All of our venues are available to rent by the hour, day, month. Let us help you with your next party, meeting, workshop, or event. In-House custom catering by Chef Ray.  MONICA RODRIGUEZ

CLINT GREEN

Lead Pharmacy Tech Partner for 33 Years

Manager in Charge Partner for 24 Years

222 W. SAN ANTONIO ST., DOWNTOWN SAN MARCOS

KATHLEEN RODRIGUEZ

RALPH YAÑEZ

Checkout Operations Manager Partner for 33 Years

Receiving Controller Partner for 26 Years

512-392-2900 price-center.org

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS • 79


31st Annual San Marcos Chamber by LAURA AEBI

For more than three decades, the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce has brought together businesses to network and create a sense of community among local enterprises. The 2016 event, dubbed “Super Business Expo,” boasted a comic book theme, complete with costumed superheroes and even a DJ. The self-described “trade show and mixer event” was held in coordination with the Governor’s Small Business Forum that also took place at the Embassy Suites by Hilton San Marcos Hotel Conference Center & Spa at the same time. Daniel Guerrero, who was serving as Mayor of San Marcos at the time, said it made sense to coordinate the events. “It makes sense that we host these at the same time,” Guerrero said. “Since we have a conference center with these capabilities, it just made the most sense to hold them simultaneously. It’s great to be able to share resources and to share ‘best practices.’ I think the expo gives great business-tobusiness opportunities, so they can share strategies.” The event was free to the public and included sul}h#udŀ # # hv/# giveaways, and even a gdqfh0rļ#1#Lw# concluded with a networking mixer and award ceremony. Jenny Leidecker, who co-chaired last year’s event with Deanna Lalich, described it as “a fun environment for businesses to network with each other and with those in the community.” “It is important to participate because it allows you to present yourself and the culture of your business to the community,” Leidecker said. Businesses who participated in the event agree. Grace Mills, who works as marketing director for Mochas & Javas, attended the expo and plans to be in the planning committee for the 2017 event. “The annual Business Expo provides excellent exposure and networking, as well as a chance to have some fun and celebrate everyone’s hard work,” Mills said. “I will certainly be participating in the planning committee again this year.. 80 • CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS

This is an event we will gladly be a part of as a company for years to come.” With an improved layout from previous years to maximize accessibility to each business, 2016’s expo hosted 116 glļ#huhqw#exvlqhvvhv/#lqfoxglqj#edqnv/# frļ#hh#vkrsv/#krwhov#dqg#fdu#ghdohuvklsv1 “San Marcos is a big city with a smalltown feel,” Lalich said. “I think people who are loyal to San Marcos and who are living in San Marcos aren’t

just passing through with the college. They like to know what businesses are in their town. They want to support local businesses because they want to give back to the community. It’s lpsruwdqw#wr#rļ#hu#wkhp#d#iruxp#zkhuh# they can come together and see what exvlqhvvhv#Vdq#Pdufrv#kdv#wr#rļ#hu#lq# one place.” Leidecker and Lalich both agreed that Central Texas residents are eager to buy local and support small business. Leidecker believes that when businesses

engage in the expo, it demonstrates that they want to support the community in return. “San Marcos has a small town mentality when it comes to doing business,” Leidecker said. “We prefer to shop local. When participating in the expo, you are showing that you are focused on the success of our community.” According to Eselda Rodriguez, the member liaison for the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce, 2017’s Business Expo aims to have 127 participants. Mills said that chamber events, such as the expo, are an opportunity for businesses to connect with residents, as well as other businesses. “Participating in the Chamber of Commerce events has been h{wuhpho|#ehqhĽ#fldo# to both myself as a professional and to Mochas & Javas as a company,” Mills said. “We take great pride in our involvement in the San Marcos business community, as well as our relationships with our partners, and the chamber gives us a platform to maintain and expand those things.” Mochas & Javas is not the only local business looking to grow in San Marcos. The rapid expansion that has been taking place locally is both a challenge and blessing. In a constantly growing city, the Exvlqhvv#H{sr#rļ#huv#dq#rssruwxqlw|# for local entities to come together and demonstrate support for community. “I drive all over San Marcos every day, dqg#hyhu|#gd|#L#Ľ#qg#d#exvlqhvv#L#kdgqġw# seen the day before,” Leidecker said. “So coming out here, and being able to see what businesses are communityoriented, who wants to be a part of San Marcos, that’s what this expo can show residents.”


Are You Healthy food can taste great! Hungry Yet? Let us cater your next meeting or special event! Proudly serving San Marcos since 1999

Mon. - Thur. 4 - 10 p.m. 2 Fri 4 - 11 p.m. Sat. 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. 2 Sun. 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.

1502 IH-35 South San Marcos, TX 78666 • 512.353.7427

Place Your Order Call, Fax or Online today! 901-A HWY 80 • San Marcos, TX 78666 512-393-3354 • Fax: 512-393 www.jasonsdeli.com

Commercial. Home. Auto. Life.

A Family of Independent Insurance Agencies

www.germerinsurance.com

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS • 81


Amazon millions of items shipped from a to z

by RUSSELL WILDE photos by DENISE CATHEY & AMAZON

When Amazon announced in August 2015 it was going wr#rshq#d#ixoĽ#oophqw#fhqwhu#lq#Vdq#Pdufrv#wkh#qhzv# that the company planned to create 1,000 permanent, full-time jobs sent a wave of excitement through the city. At the time, Mayor Daniel Guerrero welcomed the company to our community. “Amazon's decision to choose San Marcos highlights the city as a great place to do business,” he said. “This qhz#idflolw|/#dqg#wkh#qhz#mrev#lw#zloo#dgg/#Ľ#wv#zhoo#lqwr# the city's goal of embracing economic opportunities that develop a stronger middle class and grow our local economy.” One year later the center opened and hundreds of uhvlghqwv/#pdq|#ri#wkhp#yhwhudqv/#olqhg#xs#wr#Ľ#oo#wkh# hundreds of new jobs. “Nearly every week I hear from our veterans, ‘I've just started working at Amazon’ or ‘I've applied to work at Dpd}rq/ġĤ#Kd|v#Frxqw|#Yhwhudq#Vhuylfhv#RĿ # # fhu# Jude Prather said. “It is so great to hear,

82 • CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS

if our veterans are looking for a job, Amazon is there to hire.” Amazon actively recruits veterans and their spouses. Rqfh#kluhg/#wkh#frpsdq|#vd|v#lw#rļ#huv#lwv#hpsor|hhv# programs that help them make the switch to the civilian workforce including connecting them with a network for mentoring and support. The new San Marcos hires didn’t take long to make their presence known in the e-commerce giant’s massive network of distribution centers. ģDvvrfldwhv#dw#wkh#eudqg#qhz#ixoĽ#oophqw#fhqwhu#lq# San Marcos shipped out more than 1 million packages in a single day – a monumental feat considering they launched operations only 113 days before,” Mike Roth, Amazon's vice president of Global Customer IxoĽ#oophqw/#vdlg#lq#Ghfhpehu1 In addition to shipping incredible numbers of products through the 855,000 square foot warehouse, Amazon’s brand recognition is a major boost for the region’s economic development. Greater San Marcos Partnership President Adriana Cruz says having a major corporation like Amazon choose San Marcos makes it easier for smaller companies to chose to locate here. “Here we have another brand name that looked nationwide, looked across Texas and picks San Marcos,” she said. “That provides other companies that sense of


assurance that, if if they made that decision, they went through a whole due diligence process and it has to make sense.” When the project was announced, Governor Greg Abbott said by locating in San Marcos Amazon was meeting the needs of its customers and the entire community. “This project is yet another testament to the fact Texas remains the best state in the nation to do business,” he said. Cruz said Amazon has helped the region by surylglqj#mrev#wkdw#rļ#hu#pruh#wkdq#dq#krxuo|# wage. “Amazon is exciting for a whole bunch of reasons; it’s a brand name, it's a very good frpsdq|/#wkh|#surylgh#ehqhĽ#wv/#wkh|#surylgh# tuition reimbursement to their employees, lw#Ľ#wv#lq#rqh#ri#rxu#wdujhw#lqgxvwu|#vhfwruv#ri# distribution and logistics,” she said.

When substances take over it doesn’t matter how beautiful your surroundings are...

WE CAN HELP! • • • • •

Adult Intensive Outpatient Programs Adult Supportive Outpatient Services Project HOPE for Adolescents ages 12-17 Female Programming Co-occurring Psychiatric and Substance Disorder Services

1901 Dutton Dr., Ste. E, San Marcos www.hayscaldwellcouncil.org 512.396.7695 • 800.733.1214

twopsandcallis.com 690 Centerpoint Rd. • San Marcos

Lunch • Dinner • Catering 690 Centerpoint Rd. codysbistroandlounge.com

407 S. Stagecoach Trail elevatebarandtable.com

111 River Road Wimberley, TX WKHðQGWH[DVFRP CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS • 83


Street Sounds Downtown by LAURA AEBI photos by DENISE CATHEY

Those who visit San Marcos’ historic Courthouse Square on a weekend night can often hear musicians playing their instruments for passersby, hoping they might be impressed enough with the performance to get a tip. Folk musicians set up their equipment in front of art galleries, zkloh#rqh0pdq#edqgv#Ľ#qg#d#fruqhu#wr#pdnh#wkhluv#iru#wkh# night. Jimmy Way is one of those performers. Since about 1986, he has traveled and played his instrument conglomeration

84 • CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS

for those wanting to enjoy his unique performance. For those lucky enough to catch Way with his rig, which he fdoov#klv#ģHphujhqf|#Uk|wkp#Yhklfoh/Ĥ#wkh|#zloo#Ľ#qg# it’s anything but ordinary. While sitting inside his LED wrapped drumset, Way sings his unusual lyrics into his microphone— amplifying a synthesized version of his voice out of the speakers. On some nights, bands can be seen performing in front of the Dahlia Woods Gallery, combining visual and


auditory arts for anyone wanting to soak it in. According to Woods, these artists khos#ghÄ˝#qh#Vdq#PdufrvÄĄ# culture. â&#x20AC;&#x153;San Marcos is a welcoming nurturing town that encourages creative performers to express their talentwhether it be music, singing, art, theater, dance,â&#x20AC;? Woods said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The community loves to support and participate in these venues.â&#x20AC;? To make the most of your downtown experience, make sure to stop by Chimyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for a margarita and a taco or Root Cellar for a home-brewed I.P.A. The Square has something for everyone, whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a 2 a.m. sandwich from Erbertâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and Gerbertâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s or a beautiful courthouse view from Aquabrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rooftop patio.

The premier gateway to innovation in Central Texas. Over 400 acres available for aviation and non-aviation development.

The Comfort Suites near Texas State University in 6DQ0DUFRV7;RĚ&#x2020;HUV\RXWKH perfect place to hang your hat!

(512) 216-6039

Comfort Suites 104 IH 35 North San Marcos, Texas 78666 (512) - 392 - 1006 www.TexasAviationPartners.com

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS â&#x20AC;˘ 85


LIVE

CTMC

LEADING THE WAY IN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES by RACHEL WILLIS photos by RACHEL NELSON AND 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.

NEW MRI TECHOLOGY In late 2016, the hospital invested in a new state-ofthe-art MRI machine. The new Toshiba Vantage Titan 1.5T MRI is the only MRI machine on the Interstate 35 corridor ehwzhhq#Dxvwlq#dqg#Vdq#Dqwrqlr#wr#rļhu#d#5;0lqfk#hqwudqfh/# ru#odujh#eruh1#Wklv#odujh#eruh#doorzv#sdwlhqwv#zkr#vxļhu# with claustrophobia to have a more comfortable experience during the test. In addition, the larger size allows CTMC to accommodate larger patients and eliminates awkward positioning to capture certain parts of the body.

86 • CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS

Other important features of the Toshiba MRI are its fdsdelolw|#wr#surylgh#qrq0frqwudvw#PULv#dqg#vljqlĽfdqw# noise reduction. Non-contrast MRIs allow the CTMC medical imaging team to look at blood vessels without injecting contrast — an important upgrade for patients with kidney failure or diabetes. The new Toshiba machine is also 90 percent quieter than other machines—making the entire experience more comfortable for the patient.


ADVANCED CARDIAC PROCEDURES CTMC’s cardiac cath lab provides advanced technology for the diagnosis and treatment of a range of coronary (heart) and vascular conditions. The early diagnosis and treatment of these problems is key to restoring health. Through a sduwqhuvkls#zlwk#Dxvwlq#Khduw/#FWPF#rļ#huv#570:#fryhudjh#ri# its cath lab, allowing patients to stay close to home for lifesaving treatments at any time of the day or night. Some of the services provided in our cardiac cath lab include: Diagnostic and Intervention for Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) Stents and angioplasty of coronary arteries Diagnostic of Vascular Disease and Pulmonary Hypertension Temporary pacemakers and permanent generator changeout for pacemakers Radiology interventions including dialysis grafts, insertion of specialized tubes for kidneys and specialized venous access Diagnostic and intervention for Peripheral Vascular Disease Coronary Testing such as stress tests Nuclear medicine for non-invasive procedures

Vinci® Si™ advanced level of technology takes surgery beyond the limits of the human hand. The system has several unique ihdwxuhv#ghvljqhg#wr#surylgh#dgglwlrqdo#folqlfdo#ehqhĽ#wv# dqg#hĿ # # flhqf|#lq#wkh#rshudwlqj#urrp#iru#wkh#sk|vlfldqv#zkr# are utilizing the rapidly emerging technology. Many of the dgydqfhv#wudqvodwh#wr#sdwlhqw#ehqhĽ#wv/#lqfoxglqj#vpdoohu# incisions that lead to less stress on the body, reduced chances of infection and faster recovery times. The technological advancements with the da Vinci systems enable CTMC and its surgical team the best possible outcomes and is proof of the hospital’s commitment to provide our community access to the latest advancements in minimally invasive surgery.

DaVinci Robotic Surgery CTMC is home to two da Vinci robotic surgery suites and has performed more than 2,000 robotic cases since introducing the technology to the region in 2012. The da

ring 2017 p S g in n e Op

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

2131 N. HWY 35 San Marcos, Texas 78666 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS • 87


LIVE

slide inTO HOME PLATE with Coach Bryan Webb by NICK CASTILLO photos by GERALD CASTILLO

Sitting on top of a cabinet inside San Marcos baseball head frdfk#Eu|dq#Zheeġv#rĿ # # fh#duh#wkuhh#jroghq#froruhg#joryhv#dqg# a small trophy. #Hdfk#kdv#d#glļ#huhqw#vwru|#exw#wkh#prvw#phprudeoh# one comes from the trophy won at the 2015 Mira baseball tournament in Corpus Christi. San Marcos wasn’t favored to win. In fact, the tournament is often won by a hometown team and given to the winner at the tournament, Webb said. But after the Rattlers went 5-0 in tournament play, including a 9-0 win over Corpus Christi Callalen, San Marcos was named the tournament champions, though the team wasn’t given it’s prize in Corpus. No, it arrived in San Marcos the mail broken. “They didn’t expect us to win it because all of the Corpus (Christi) teams win it every year,” Webb said. “Coach (Ronnie Robledo) went in here with his super glue and glued it back together. So, that’s probably our favorite one.” Webb says winning tournaments and earning trophies is no longer a surprise but it would’ve been when he inherited the program 11 years ago. When Webb arrived he was surprised when he looked at the San Marcos High School archives and only saw that the Udwwohuv#pdgh#wkh#sod|rļ#v#irxu#suhylrxv#wlphv1#Lw#glgqġw#pdnh# sense to him how a town with multiple little baseball leagues that have their lights on throughout the year had a lack of success. “When I got here the program was in infancy,” Webb said. ģLw#zdv#vwuxjjolqj#ĩ#Zh#vwuxjjohg1#Zh#kdg#vrph#ghĽ#flhqflhv/# 88 • CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS

we had some weaknesses, that were really exploited playing +Dxvwlq,#Zhvwodnh#dqg#wkrvh#jx|v1#Lw#zdv#wrxjk#wkdw#Ľ#uvw# year.” Zheeġv#Ľ#uvw#vhdvrq#lq#Vdq#Pdufrv#zdv#derxw#hvwdeolvklqj#d# edvhedoo#fxowxuh#wkdw#zdv#ghĽ#qhg#e|#glvflsolqh/#jrrg#judghv# and strong practice habits. “We have a couple philosophies – if you take care of your grades, you take care of your family, you take care of your vrfldo#djhqgdv#Ğ#dqg#hyhu|wklqj#lv#edvhg#rļ##fkdudfwhu#dqg# integrity, baseball is a piece of cake,” Webb said. “It’ll come hdv|#iru#|rx1#\rx#fdqġw#frph#wr#wkh#Ľ#hog#glvwudfwhg#ehfdxvh# ri#fkdudfwhu#lvvxhv#rļ##wkh#Ľ#hog1#Li#|rxġuh#wdnlqj#fduh#ri#|rxu# grades, if you’re taking care of what you’re supposed to, baseball is fun like it’s supposed to be. “To come in here and have to establish that, I don’t know if it was so much fun when we got here. We had to teach them a practice routine. We had to teach them accountability. You can’t just miss and not come to practice and expect to play. Vr/#wkhuh#zdv#d#orw#wkdw#vwxļ#1#Lw#wrrn#d#frxsoh#|hduv#exw#wkh# program has just expanded.” Once the program had an established culture, the goal was to beat teams like Hays and New Braunfels Webb didn’t know beating rival Hays would be a goal until he sod|hg#wkh#whdp#gxulqj#klv#Ľ#uvw#vhdvrq1#Lw#txlfno|#ehfdph#wkh# most pressing goal. “I found out right quick why I didn’t like Hays,” Webb said. “They beat the crap out of us and they were stealing bases xs#45#wr#qrwklqj#dqg#khuh#L#dp#derxw#wr#ľ#ls#rxw#dqg#vrph#ri# our kids were like ‘coach what’s wrong,’ and I was like ‘guys


what’s happening here. Why am I the only one mad.’ Well, this happens all the time.” Zhee#dqg#wkh#Udwwohuv#Ľ#qdoo|#ehdw#wkh#Uhehov#lq#5343/#dqg#duh# rq#d#Ľ#yh0jdph#zlqqlqj#vwuhdn#djdlqvw#Qhz#Eudxqihov1# Vdq#Pdufrv#lv#qrz#d#idploldu#idfh#lq#wkh#XLO#sod|rļ#v#dqg#lq# 5349#lw#pdgh#lw#wr#wkh#8D#Uhjlrq#LY#txduwhuĽ#qdov#iru#wkh#Ľ#uvw#wlph# since 2002. The program is thriving and Webb credits the team’s culture and players’ willingness to buy into it. “Competition breeds success,” Webb said. “The more kids that we can get out there the better. Obviously, you can only play nine. We’ve got a bunch of depth. To earn that varsity uniform, it takes a lot of work, it takes a lot of perseverance, it takes a lot of accountability, it takes time. We’ve had a few kids come through here as freshmen that were talented enough, they could be on varsity, but that number has slowly declined where we’ve got so much stock in our seniors, junior, sophomores, we don’t have to take freshman any more. It’s been fun. It’s good to see these kids. You get to know these kids and it’s about the relationships that we build with them.” Assistant coach Ronnie Robledo has been by Webb’s side through the program’s growth. He says he’s enjoyed watching the Rattlers constantly improve. “It’s been great,” Robledo said. “I love going out to the ballpark … We have a good time. For me it’s not work. It’s going out there with my best friend being with a bunch of good kids.” Heading into the 2017 season the expectations are simple - win the 6A District 14-6A crown and make a deep run into the sod|rļ#v1#Ureohgr#vd|v#kh#dqg#wkh#whdp#zdqw#wr#uhdfk#wkrvh# expectations for Webb. “It’s an expectation because to me it’s an expectation,” Robledo said. “I can’t let coach (Webb) down when we go to the ballpark … We’re going to do what we’ve got to do to make sure our kids are ready because it is an expectation to make the sod|rļ#v1Ĥ Exw#Zheeġv#jrdo#lv#hyhq#kljkhu#wkdq#mxvw#d#sod|rļ##uxq1#Lwġv#wkh# quest of playing for a state title. “Our goal is to win a state championship every year,” Webb vdlg1#ģZhġyh#ehhq#wr#wkh#sod|rļ#v/#zhġyh#grqh#wkdw1#Zhġyh#jrqh# three rounds, we’ve done that. We’ve played at Texas A&M,

we’ve done that. We set the bar high. Our expectations are to win a state championship and there is no excuse because we don’t have a Division I guy or this or that. No, we’re going to go out and do what we do and we’re going to out play them. If we get

beat because they’re better, we got beat … Our expectations are high” And on the way to the way to making an appearance in the state championship, Webb wants to add a few more trophies to the top of his cabinet. “Hopefully, by the time coach and I leave here or whatever, we’ve got a whole bunch of those trophies sticking around,” Webb said. “That’s a lot of work right there.”

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS • 89


COMMUNITY LEADERS

SHINING STARS UNDER 40 OF 2016

The purpose of the Shining Stars under 40 is to recognize the accomplishments of those under 40 who have made or are making significant contributions in their professional fields or in the San Marcos community. These individuals represent the future of the community.

Michael Peña

Senior Business Banking Specialist, Wells Fargo

90 • CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS

Samantha Armbruster

Program Manager, City of San Marcos Main Street Program


Jessica McPherson

Senior Marketing Specialist, McCoyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Building Supply

Dr. Corey Carothers

Owner / President, Sullivan & Carothers

PAST WINNERS 2015

2012

Chase Katz, Chelsea Clark, Dan Matlock, Sandra Sepulveda-Lpez, Seth Katz, Emily Tomlin, Kharley Bagley Smith, Muhammad Weusi

Cale Baese, Gerardo Baranovicht, Andrew Cox, Robert Doerr, Russ Huebner, Kenneth Ehlers, Jose Garcia, Michelle Harper, Vic 3DWHO'HDQQD/DOLFK%UDG5ROOLQV$P\6WDQŵHOG/HH6WHSKHQV Patrick Rose, Rich Koch, Greg Wurzbach

2014 Abby Merrill, Will Hale, John McGlothlin, Josh Paselk, Justin Payne, Kathy McMains, Brandon Burleson, Lance Spruiell, Liz Castaneda, Martha Doss, Michelle Hurtado, Jenny Leidecker, Chris Gonzales, Monica Wahl, Raquel Cervantez-Nunez, Rev. Ben Nelson, Tabitha Walsh

2013

2011 Bonnie Hughson, Daniel Guerrero, Johnell Huebner, Karl Kuhlman, Brian Olson, Will Conley, Corey Casey, Lacie Orsak, Michael Lang, Meagan McCoy Jones, Molly Ann Rosas-Garcias, Matthew Lewis, Shayne Guillot, Ray Reeves, Callie Couch Swindle, Rene Cacker, Margaret Ennis

Blake Hartman, Melissa Nicewarner-Daly, Ran Carbajal-Solis, Paul Shahwan, DDS, Katie Contreras, Jason Otto, Kate Shaw, Monica McNabb, Jessica Jolly, Chris Hanson, Jason Tarr, Michelle Mehrens

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS â&#x20AC;¢ 91


AWARDS

COMMUNITY INSPIRATION Anthony Stahl Txdolw|#khdowkfduh/#txdolw|#mre#fuhdwlrq#dqg#txdolw|#jurzwk#lq# San Marcos is a tough bill, but Anthony Stahl President and CEO of Central Texas Medical Center has pursued all three since his arrival in San Marcos in 2015. Stahl currently serves as a board member of Hays County San Marcos EMS, the Greater San Marcos Partnership and co-chairs a working group creating destination appeal for San Marcos. “I value living in San Marcos and most importantly, I want to be a good neighbor and citizen of the city,” Stahl said. “To do that I want to do the very best job possible as CEO of CTMC. In addition, I want to be involved in key civic activities.” Part of Stahl’s work in the community is leadership. He places value in the success of his employees and the mentality of leadership through service. “I subscribe to servant leadership and work each day to insure those around me are successful,” Stahl said. “In fact, one of my greatest joys is to see those around me succeed and grow.” San Marcos has seen a lot of growth in the past years and Anthony Stahl has worked on contributing to the quality of the growth within the community.

Anthony Stahl, President and CEO of CTMC Award photos by Michelle Mehrens, Rivers Wanted Photography

Lane Lee, M.D., MBA • Richard R. Laue, M.D. • Vip Mangalick, M.D. • Myriah Willborn, D.O. Mia Painter, FNP-C • Jennifer Rodriguez, PA-C • Cory Preuss, FNP-C

Comprehensive Care for the Entire Family

Walk-in, No appointment needed Convenient Office Hours

Weight Loss Program Vitamins & Supplements

Accepting New Patients Allergy Testing & Treatment 2406 Hunter Road, Ste# 106 • San Marcos, TX 78666 www.smfm.net • 512.396.7686 92 • CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS


AMBASSADOR OF THE YEAR Liz Castañeda

Texas State University’s Grant Coordinator Liz Castañeda has been named the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce’s Ambassador of the Year. “I would like to believe that my peers chose me for the honor because I represent them well,” Castañeda said. “I take pride in my community and in serving it whenever possible and in any capacity. My peers know of my involvement and passion for helping others.” Castañeda is involved in the Ambassadors Board, Education Advisory Committee, Special Events Committee and the San Marcos Young Professional Board. She is also the vice president of La Sociedad Cuauhtémoc and a part of Leadership San Marcos. “This town and university has developed me into the woman I am today. I have friends that are like family here,” Castañeda said.

“This is my community. I’m not sure where my journey will take me next, but I do know that no matter where I go from here— the path will eventually lead back to San Marcos.” Castañeda, who recieved her Master’s degree in social work, says she will continue to proudly serve the San Marcos community in whatever capacity that she can. “San Marcos is a unique community. It has changed drastically vlqfh#L#Ľ#uvw#pryhg#khuh/#exw#lw#kdv# never lost its charm, Castañeda said. “I feel honored to have been accepted into such a beautiful community by people that make me feel appreciated. I am committed to this city and its people and look forward to the wonderful memories we get to share together.” For now, Castañeda can be found working with Texas State University’s Center for P-16 Initiatives.

Liz Castañeda, Texas State University Grant Coordinator

NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER 1900 Medical Parkway, San Marcos, Texas • 512-396-1888 • www.HaysNursing.com

Check out our New Private Suites If You Need the Best Rehab in Town Therapy • Physical Therapy • Occupational therapy • Speech therapy • Outpatient therapy

• Home evaluations • Rapid Recovery Ortohpedic Specialty Program

New Rapid Recovery Ortho Program for joint surgeries

Nursing

Providing

Quality Care above all else

Protect ΠConserve ΠReclaim ΠSteward For the people and the environment of the Guadalupe River Basin.

• 24-hour nursing care • Medications administered by nurses • Wound care • Intravenous therapy • Pain management

Amenities • Recently remodeled private rehab rooms • Transportation provided to doctors appointments and dialysis • Religious services • In-house chaplain • Beauty/barber services

800-413-4130

We accept Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance plans • Post Hospital Rehab • Respite Stay • Outpatient Rehab • Secure Memory Unit • Long Term Care

Established 1988

Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ

WWW.GBRA.ORG CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS • 93


AWARDS

GREEN BUSINESS OF THE YEAR 50+ EMPLOYEES City of San Marcos The city of San Marcos has rolled out a series of rebates, educational programs and policies to help reduce waste, littering and increase conservation throughout the city. During 2016, the city issued 12 rainwater harvesting rebates that totaled over 10,600 gallons of rainwater storage. In addition, the city conducts free indoor water and irrigation v|vwhp#vxuyh|v#wkdw#fkhfn#iru#ohdnv/#dvvhvv#soxpelqj#Ľ{wxuhv# and appliances and evaluate other indoor water uses in order to reduce water waste. They also organize 25 public and school education programs a year to increase water awareness in kids and adults and a Groundwater Festival with over 500 kids in attendance annually. In addition to water conservation, the city also actively encourages energy saving practices. They conduct free energy audits for electric utility customers that include customized recommendations on how to reduce energy consumption and surprwh#d#uhedwh#surjudp#iru#hqhuj|#hĿflhqw#krphv/#frpphufldo#oljkwlqj#uhwurĽwwlqj#dqg#iru#vrodu#dqg#zlqg#v|vwhpv#lq# the city to encourage the use of alternative energy sources and applaud smart use. Last year the city partnered with Texas State University to

94 • CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS

develop a volunteer program to install inlet markers to make Jane Hughson, John Thomaides and Scott Gregson residents aware that any pollutant that enters a storm drain can have a detrimental hļhfw#rq#wkh#hqylurqphqw1#Ehwzhhq#wkh#Flw|#dqg#Wh{dv#Vwdwh/# there have been over 500 inlet markers installed on campus and throughout the city. Vdq#Pdufrv#glyhuwv#wudvk#iurp#odqgĽoov#e|#sodflqj#eoxh# recycling containers throughout downtown and parks as well as use of large recycling bins with small trash receptacles to encourage recycling among all city employees. The city of San Marcos has worked ambitiously to conserve zdwhu/#hqfrxudjh#dowhuqdwh#hqhuj|#vrxufhv#dqg#glyhuw#odqgĽoo# waste through a variety of programs and policies.


NON-PROFIT OF THE YEAR Sights and Sounds

San Marcos hosts a number events throughout the year, but none compare to Sights & Sounds Of Christmas. President Tommy Curtis and his vwdļ##kdg#wkh#ehvw#|hdu# dprqj#wkh#orfdo#qrqsurĽ#w# events in the area. Sights and Sounds remained the signature event of San Marcos in 2016 with over 50,000 attendees and $150,000 udlvhg#dv#d#qrqsurĽ#w1#Wkh# annual outdoor event is a four day event celebrating Christmas with lights, music, food and games. Sights and Sounds has

been a local favorite for 30 years and was rewarded wkh#Qrq0SurĽ#w#ri#wkh#\hdu# award of 2016. The 50,000 attendees included a variety of age groups. The event is popular among families, exw#dovr#sxoov#d#vljqlĽ#fdqw# number of Texas State students as well. Sights and Sounds also has over 25 local sponsors In order to volunteer for the event visit the Sights and Sounds website to create an account and get lq#frqwdfw#zlwk#wkh#vwdļ## for 2017.

Tommy Curtis and Catherine Marler

Pediatrics

601B Leah Ave., San Marcos, TX 4221 Benner Rd #205, Kyle, TX 512.392.1700 • www.CorridorPD.com Sue Ann Harrison, M.D., F.A.A.P. Michael Grady, M.D., F.A.A.P. Jeanne Flinn, D.O., F.A.A.P. Ivri Messinger, D.O., F.A.A.P. Jill Humphry, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.A.P. Michelle Miller, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Rhonda W. Deschner, M.D., F.A.A.P. Noelle Williams, D.O., F.A.A.P. Angela Black, M.D., F.A.A.P. Julie Fisher, M.D., F.A.A.P. Angela Wampler, R.N., C.P.N.P. Megan Dupré, M.D.

•After Hours Clinic and Saturday Hours •Reach providers 24hrs •All Vaccines Available

Internal Medicine

601A Leah Ave., San Marcos, TX

512.396.1000 • www.CorridorIM.com Greg Moore, M.D., F.A.C.P. Rebecca Shively, R.N., F.N.P.B.C

Larry Beville, R.N., N.P.C.

3OHDVHFDOORXURͿFHWRVFKHGXOHDQDSSRLQWPHQW

Better People. Better Jobs. Better Period.

Providing a continuum of quality health services in San Marcos and Central Texas for over 20 years

6WDI¿QJ6DQ0DUFRV +D\V&RXQW\VLQFH

Voted “Best of Hays” again for 2015 Best Employment Agency & Best Staffing Firm 512.392.2323 prioritypersonnel.com (TXDO2SSRUWXQLW\(PSOR\HU CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS • 95


S.O.A.R. BUSINESS OF THE YEAR Lions Club

The San Marcos Lions Club Tube Rental started their business out of the back of a cattle truck with a portable air compressor and recycled automotive tubes in the 1970s. In the 40 years since, the Lions Club has grown their original 20-40 tube operation into 850 rentals a day, making this program the largest fundraising event by the San Marcos Area Lions Club. The tube rental program allows the Lions Club to donate to over 100 charities and

individuals in the area including scholarships, donations to the Hays Caldwell Women’s Shelter and their vision screening program for children, KidSight. “They have given time and resources to help grow a better community,” Lions Club member Randolph Goodman said. The San Marcos Lions Club is a beacon of community engagement and activism, through their fundraising, volunteering and community involvement.

MItch and Julie Hoffman and Larkin Smith

SUNDAY WORSHIP 8:15 am 9:30 am 10:45 am 11:00 am

Traditional with Holy Communion Christian education for all ages Contemporary with praise band Traditional w/Children’s time & choir www.fumcsm.org 129 W. Hutchison San Marcos, Texas 78666 512-392-6001

All are welcome in Christian love. 96 • CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS


WEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;RE WIRED TO PROVIDE GREAT SERVICE â&#x20AC;¢ â&#x20AC;¢ â&#x20AC;¢ â&#x20AC;¢ â&#x20AC;¢

Certified Electricians Troubleshooting Panel upgrades New circuits Whole house surge protection â&#x20AC;¢ Ceiling fans & fixtures installed â&#x20AC;¢ Insurance work â&#x20AC;¢ Residential & commercial

Free Estimates â&#x20AC;¢ Licensed & Insured All Work Guaranteed

)YVHK^H`à ®:HU4HYJVZ;? à ®^^^J\YYLU[LSLJ[YPJ^LIJVT

2017 EVENTS APR. 20 MAY 4 AUG. 8 AUG. 8 SEP. 22 OCT. 26 NOV. 9

10TH ANNUAL CHAMBER LUAU STATE OF THE CITY LUNCHEON BUSINESS EXPO SHINING STARS AWARD CEREMONY GRIP IT & RIP IT GOLF TOURNAMENT TRANSPORTATION SUMMIT ANNUAL GALA San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce 202 C.M. Allen Parkway San Marcos, TX 78666 512-393-5900 www.sanmarcostexas.com CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS â&#x20AC;¢ 97


AWARDS

BUSINESS OF THE YEAR Hofmann’s Supply 80 years ago when Fred Hofmann opened his welding and blacksmith shop San Marcos was a pxfk#glļ#huhqw#sodfh1#Zkloh#d#orw#kdv#fkdqjhg# locally, Hofmann’s Building Supply’s commitment to service hasn’t. “Through the decades we’ve given service to San Marcos,” said Donald Hofmann, who is following in his father’s footsteps. “We try to be knowledgeable about our products in every way that we can. We strive hard to give good service; I think our good service won the award.” Hofmann’s proudly carries a full line of auto body supplies and paint; including PPG brand dxwrprwlyh#sdlqw#dqg#6P#deudvlyhv1#Wkh|#dovr#rļ#hu# welding services, like barbecue pits, fences and railings, and a full inventory of welding glasses making the business a one-stop-shop for welders.

Aaron Covington, Angie and Joel Hofmann

Are you a young professional between the ages of 21 - 40? Why not get involved in the San Marcos Young Professionals? smyoungpros.com Hill Country TECH GUYS

CENTRAL TEXAS

MEDICAL CENTER

98 • CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS


EMERGING BUSINESS OF THE YEAR Pie Society Those seeking enlightenment need to go no further than Pie Society. At the scratch-made pizza place “enlightenment” comes with Brussels sprouts, bacon, fresh mozzarella, red onion, parmesan, honey balsamic reduction and garlic-infused olive oil. The Emerging Business of the Year has made a name for itself following its core values, that is, being all about the guest. Like their pizza, that recipe for success is working. The business is averaging double-digit annual growth. Pie Society makes it a point to listen to their customers. They say their willingness to take feedback is how the provide hospitality and service. Everything from their house-made salad dressing to the “balance of power,” a pizza topped with fresh spinach, spicy sausage and a touch of Texas honey, are made fresh. There’s no freezer in the restaurant. The Katz brothers’ joint has also made giving back a priority. They host community events, support Texas State University rujdql}dwlrqv#dqg#vkduh#surĽwv#zlwk#d#Ilolslqr#vwxghqw#

DOWNTOWN BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

Seth Katz, Benjamin Ackerman, Chase Katz

organization each month. You might say you’ve found the “holy grail” when you sink your teeth into a pizza topped pepperoni, New York style pepperoni and local mushrooms sourced from one of several local farms they purchase ingredients from. “The Key” to Pie Society’s success, is a hot pie topped with krphpdgh#fhuwlĽhg#dqjxv#ehhi#phdwedoov/#ulfrwwd/#urdvwhg#uhg# pepper and fresh jalapeno.

GREEN BUSINESS OF THE YEAR 1 TO 50 EMPLOYEES

Aquabrew

Sal’s House of Tint

Embodying unique eats and mellow vibes, AquaBrew Restaurant and Brewery has made its mark on downtown. AquaBrew provides 55 part-time and full-time jobs to Central Texans. With newly renovated rooftop and patio expansions, Aquabrew features a beautiful view of downtown and an intimate beer garden. #Zlwklq#wkh#Ľuvw#vl{#prqwkv/# AquaBrew became the #1 rated restaurant in San Marcos on Yelp. The culinary team of four chefs include Joe Feldman, Damien Cavazos, Alex Krygier and Jasha Killinger. David Jones is the award winning euhzpdvwhu#lv#dovr#fhuwlĽhg# beer judge and has worked in

When it comes to keeping things green, Sal’s House of Tint puts its money where their mouth is. Not only do the products they sell help their customers save energy, almost every aspect of their business frqvlghuv#wkh#hduwk#Ľuvw1 As long as Sal and Michelle Hurtado have been in the tinting business, they’ve helped their customers reduce their energy costs. “We install energy-saving zlqgrz#Ľopv#zklfk#uhgxfh# the amount of solar radiation transmitted inside,” Michelle Hurtado said. “Reducing interior temperatures takes a ordg#rļ#ri#dlu#frqglwlrqhuv#dqg# can translate to a 30 percent reduction in cooling costs.”

Carlos and Michelle Russo

the brewing industry for over a decade. The restaurant has also been very involved in the community, raising $2,500 for charity, solidifying its spot as the 2016 Downtown Business of the Year. AquaBrew regularly hosts live music and special events. The restaurant is located near the courthouse

The Hurtado’s commitment to the environment doesn’t end there. They’re also able wr#erdvw#dq#rĿfh#xwlol}lqj# recycled materials and preowned furniture. In addition to going paperless for their bills and receipts, the Hurtados only purchase uhf|fohg#sdshu#lq#dq#hļruw#wr# preserve the environment.

Michelle and Sal Hurtado

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS • 99


AWARDS

GREATER SAN MARCOS PARTNERSHIP CORPORATE CITIZEN AWARD McCoy’s Building Supply

Nearly 50 years after its founding, McCoy’s Building Supply moved its headquarters from Galveston to San Pdufrv1#Iruw|#Ľyh#|hduv#odwhu#wkh#frpsdq|# remains a stellar example of corporate citizenship in the city. In nominating McCoy’s for the 2016 Greater San Marcos Partnership Corporate Citizen Award, Adrianna Cruz listed the diverse ways the company gives back to this community. “They are a strong supporter of education, workforce development and Housing for those in need,” she said. “Not only are they involved with Habitat for Humanity and the San Marcos CISD Education Foundation, they provide over 20 internships each year for students from Texas State University and host the Legacy

100 • CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS

Leadership course for the McCoy College of Business students.” Lq#5348#zkhq#ľrrgv#ghydvwdwhg#wkh# city and so many needed to rebuild, McCoy’s went above and beyond to help its neighbors. “When San Marcos was ghydvwdwhg#e|#wzr#klvwrulf#ľrrgv#lq#5348/# McCoy’s stepped up to help when they were needed and donated and discounted building supplies and materials to many duhd#qrqsurĽwv#zkr#frqwulexwhg#vr#pxfk# wr#wkh#uhfryhu|#hļruwv#diwhu#wkh#ľrrgv/Ĥ# Cruz said. They continue that giving by being an active supporter of the Blanco River Regional Recovery Team, the group spearheading the long-term recovery for the victims of the Memorial Day and Kdoorzhhq#ľrrgv1#

Brian McCoy


UTILITIES ELECTRIC POWER San Marcos Electric Utility 630 East Hopkins San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 393-8300

Pedernales Electric Cooperative 201 South Avenue F P.O. Box 1 Johnson City, TX 78636 (830) 868-7155

Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative 650 Highway 21 PO Box 749 Bastrop, TX 78602 (800) 842-7708

Hays Energy Limited Partnership 1601 Frances Harris Lane San Marcos, Texas 78666 (512) 805-7200

Diamond Pure Water 1815 Mesquite Street San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-4091

Zdwhu2Zdvwhzdwhu City of San Marcos 630 East Hopkins San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 393-8010

CenterPoint Energy 1111 Louisiana Street Houston, TX 77002 (800) 427-7142

Crystal Clear Water Supply Company 2370 FM 1979 San Marcos, TX 78666 (830) 372-1031 Maxwell Water Supply 216 Main Street Maxwell, TX 78656 (512) 357-6253

»

The greater San Marcos region, including Austin and San Antonio, has a population of 4.3 million people, creating a workforce of more than 2.1 million people from within a 60-mile radius of San Marcos.

»

San Marcos is home to Texas State University, which has an enrollment of more than 38,000 vwxghqwv#dqg#rļ#huv#dq#h{whqvlyh# array of cultural programs. The university consistently supplies local employers with an ample, and well-educated workforce.

NATURAL GAS

HELPFUL NUMBERS Connecting to City Utility & Customer Service (512) 393-8383

Power Outages & After Hours Emergencies (512) 393-8313

Utility Billing Automated Service (512) 393-8333

Water & Energy Conservation (512) 393-8310 Transportation Dept. (512) 393-8036 CenturyLink (512) 754-5699 Time Warner Cable (512) 805-2555 Grande Communications (512) 878-4880

Garbage Pickup & Recycling (512) 393-8026

»

»

NON-MANUFACTURING

MANUFACTURING

Texas State University – 3,606 Amazon - 3,000 San Marcos Premium Outlets – 1,600 Tanger Factory Outlet Center – 1,540 San Marcos Consolidated ISD – 1,209 Hays County – 832 CTMC – 700 HEB Distribution Center - 680

C-FAN Aircraft Parts – 700 Philips Commercial & Industrial Lighting – 369 Thermon Manufacturing - 345 Epic Piping - 260 Heldenfels Enterprises - 170 UTC Aerospace Systems - 160 TXI - 145 Altra Couplings - 95 Mensor Corporation - 80 Hunter Industries - 75

City of San Marcos - 679 TeleNetwork Partners - 450

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS • 101


SAN MARCOS FACTS

QUICK FACTS QUALITY OF LIFE UNCOMPROMISED

»

The Greater San Marcos region, located on the edge of the picturesque Texas Hill Country, is compromised of Hays and Caldwell counties, the two Southern-most counties of the Austin MSA.

»

Within a 60-mile radius of San Marcos is a labor force of over 2.1 million and a population of over 4.3 million.

»

Vdq#Pdufrv#lv#wkh#krph#ri#wkh#ľ#djvkls# campus of Texas State University, which enrolled over 38,000 students in Fall 2016 dqg#rļ#huv#<;#edfkhoruġv/#<3#pdvwhuġv#dqg# 12 doctoral degree programs.

»

In 2012, Texas State University was recently conferred the prestigious status of an Emerging Research Institution. The university has also received federal recognition for its diverse student population. In Fall 2016, roughly 50% of Texas State students were ethnic minorities and the university ranked 14th in the nation for total bachelor’s degrees awarded to Hispanic students. Taken as a whole, Texas State University contributes to the import of talent, diversity and notoriety to the Greater San Marcos region.

»

Located along the Insterstate-35 corridor between Austin and San Antonio, San Pdufrv#rļ#huv#erwk#uhvlghqwv#dqg#frpsdqlhv# convenient dual-access to the hearts of two of the nations most thriving metro areas.

POPULATION San Marcos - 60,684 Lockhart - 13,446 Luling - 5,764 Kyle - 35,733 Buda - 13,705 Dripping Springs - 2,483 Wimberley - 2,670 Hays Co. - 194,739 Caldwell Co. - 81,900 *According to the U.S Census Bureau; Texas Workforce Commission (November 2016)

COST OF LIVING U.S. AVERAGE = 100

San Marcos Overall- 86.9 San Marcos Housing - 75.5 Austin Overall - 96.0 Austin Housing - 90.3 *According to the U.S Census Bureau, Not Texas Workforce Commission Source: Center for Community and Economic Research, Cost of Living Index

102 • CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS


Membership Directory 1ST PLUMBING SERVICES DAVID DELGADO 8721 SOUTH 1ST STREET AUSTIN, TX 78748 WWW.1STPLUMBINGSERVICES.COM (512) 947-4193

ABSOLUTE COMMUNICATIONS ROBERT ENER 101 DANDELION TRAIL SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.CALLABSOLUTE.COM (512) 888-6776

2 BUNNIES,LLC - TACOVILLE/MILK & HONEY HANNA STANLEY 3939 IH 35 STE. 900 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 550-0975

ABUNDANT LIFE CHURCH CHRISTIAN CHURCH PAUL BUNTYN 20131 SAN MARCOS HWY SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.ALCCSM.ORG (512) 353-1010

ALZHEIMER’S TEXAS CHRISTIAN WELLS 3520 EXECUTIVE CENTER STE 140 AUSTIN, TX 78731 WWW.TXALZ.ORG (512) 241-0420

ACER WATER TANK,INC. RICHARD DUNFIELD 1600 CLOVIS BARKER RD. STE. 106 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.ACERWATERTANKS.COM (877) 223-7784

AMERICAN CONSTRUCTORS,INC. MARTY BURGER 11900 WEST PARMER LANE. STE. 200 CEDAR PARK , TX 78613 WWW.ACITEXAS.COM (512) 328-2026

ADVANCED IMAGING OF SAN MARCOS KATELIN DIETZ 1330 WONDER WORLD DRIVE STE. 202 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.ADVANCEDIMAGINGSANMARCOS.COM (512) 353-5535

AMERICAN MAID & JANITORIAL SERVICE MICHELE BURLESON 308 MAGNOLIA ST SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 557-5082

3Z REALTY KATY SCRUTON 2706 HUNTER ROAD SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.3ZREALTY.COM (866) 999-3349

A A CAPPELLA UNLIMITED CHAPTER OF SWEET ADELINE’S INTL P.O. BOX 1965 SAN MARCOS, TX 78667 WWW.ACAPPELLAUNLIMITED.ORG A GRUPPO ARCHITECTS ANDREW NANCE 1214 BELVIN ST. SAN MARCOS, TX,78666 WWW.AGRUPPO.COM (512) 557-2140 MAIN A+ FEDERAL CREDIT UNION KIRBY WOTTRICH 1204 THORPE LANE SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.APLUSFCU.ORG (512) 302-6800 A-TAN ASIAN BISTRO & SUSHI BAR SHU CHEN SPURRIER 407 STAGECOACH TRAIL STE. 101 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.ATANSUSHIBAR.COM (512) 392-8898 AAA SELF STORAGE KARL GRIMES 1900 OLD RANCH RD. 12 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.YOURSTORAGEPLACE.NET (512) 353-6591 ABC HOME & COMMERCIAL SERVICE RUBEN THOMPSON 9475 E. HWY 290 AUSTIN, TX 78724 WWW.ABCHOMEANDCOMMERCIAL.COM (512) 837-9500

AFLAC - CENTRAL TEXAS TRACY MANGOLD 109 NORTH WALNUT NEW BRAUNFELS, TX 78130 (976) 540-7766

ALTRA INDUSTRIAL MOTION - TB WOOD’S ; AMERIDRIVES ANDREA RUIZ 2000 CLOVIS BARKER RD. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.ALTRAMOTION.COM (512) 353-4000

AUSTIN BUSINESS JOURNAL COLIN POPE 504 LAVACA ST STE-1008 AUSTIN, TX 78701 WWW.AUSTIN.BIZJOURNALS.COM (512) 494-2500 AUSTIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE DANA WASHINGTON 5930 MIDDLE FISKVILLE RD. AUSTIN, TX 78752 WWW.AUSTINCC.EDU (512) 223-7598 AUSTIN NEUROPSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATES THEA DAKE 310 STAGECOACH TRL STE. 300 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 392-3398 AUSTIN ORAL SURGERY RENNE DIXON 310 STAGECOACH TRAIL STE. 600 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.AUSTINORALSURGERY.COM (512) 396-4689

ANTON OUTFITTERS PAIGE ANTON 7674 CAMINO REAL MAXWELL, TX 78656 (512) 357-2352

AIRONE HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING LANCE BECK 2700 HUNTER RD A SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.MYAIRONE.COM (512) 392-0022

ANYTIME FITNESS KELLY MEYER 1917 DUTTON DRIVE SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.ANYTIMEFITNESS.COM/GYMS/433/SANMARCOS-TX-7866 (512) 396-2247

ALEXANDRAS HOUSE BED & BREAKFAST ROSEMARY LYDAY 250 HUGO RD. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.ALEXANDRASHOUSETX.COM (512) 667-0107

APARTMENT EXPERTS KAREN YIENGST KLECKA 1330 AQUARENA SPRINGS DRIVE #111 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.APARTMENTEXPERTS.COM (512) 805-0123

ALL STAR PAWN & JEWELRY JODY OUBRE GAERTNER 1204-B HIGHWAY 123 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 353-8111

AQUABREW CARLOS RUSSO 150 S. LBJ DR. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.AQUA-BREW.COM (512) 353-2739

ALLIGATOR DENTAL LISA BURNS 1890 MEDICAL PARKWAY STE. 101 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.ALLIGATORDENTAL.COM (512) 393-3500 ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY,INC. PHI XI OMEGA CHAPTER PAMELA RAY P.O. BOX 2611 SAN MARCOS, TX 78667 WWW.PHIXIOMEGACHAPTER.ORG (210) 724-0189

AULT & AULT ORTHODONTICS JEFFREY AULT 217 NORTH C.M. ALLEN PARKWAY SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.AULTORTHO.COM (512) 396-5151

AUSTIN TELCO FEDERAL CREDIT UNION KATRINA DELGADO 904 BUGG LANE SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.ATFCU.ORG (512) 302-5555 AUTUMN CHASE TOWNHOMES AMELIA MAHON 1606 IH-35 NORTH SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.MYAPARTMENTHOME.COM (512) 754-6144 AVALON APARTMENTS FELICIA JACKSON 1703 IH-35 NORTH SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.AVALONSANMARCOS.COM (512) 353-3683

ASH & ASSOCIATES,LLC SHAWN ASH 142 JACKSON LANE SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 392-1719 \

B

AT&T MATTHEW ANDERSON 651 BARNES DR #206 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.ATT.COM (512) 781-8790

B ALERT SECURITY SYSTEMS DENNIS WEISE 905 I-35 NORTH SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.B-ALERTSECURITY.COM (512) 392-7349 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS • 103


MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY BAD HABITS HOOKAH LOUNGE RYAN CASTILLO 1617 AQUARENA SPRINGS DR. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.SANMARCOSHOOKAH.COM (210) 621-8231

BEC-LIN ENGINEERING L.P. MARLA KESSLER 100 E. SAN ANTONIO ST. STE. 100 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.BEC-LIN.COM (512) 353-3335

BLUE SKY MORTGAGE LEE PORTERFIELD 2700 HUNTER ROAD STE. B SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.BLUESKYMTG.COM (512) 396-1121

BAREFOOT ATHLETICS MELODY SANDOVAL 300 N LBJ DR. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.BAREFOOTCAMPUSOUTFITTER.COM (512) 392-3986

BEEF JERKY OUTLET HEATHER LYNN 1020 CENTERPOINT RD. SUITE 108 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.SANMARCOSJERKY.COM (512) 361-7078

BLUEBONNET ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE JOYCE BUCKNER 1916 W. SAN ANTONIO LOCKHART, TX 78644 WWW.BLUEBONNETELECTRIC.COOP (800) 842-7708

BARSHOP & OLES CO. PAT OLES 801 CONGRESS AVE. SUITE 300 AUSTIN, TX 78701 WWW.BARSHOP-OLES.COM (512) 477-1212

BENCHMARK INSURANCE SCOTT BURTON 225 W.HOPKINS SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.BENCHMARK-INS.COM (512) 754-2700

BMA WINDOW CLEANING,,LLC JAMES GARCIA 2208 HUNTER ROAD SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.BMAWINDOWCLEANING.COM (512) 353-1768

BARTLETT TREE EXPERTS STEVE AUSTIN 1324 OLD MARTINDALE ROAD SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.BARTLETT.COM (512) 392-1089

BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES DON JOHNSON REALTORS OSCAR MARTINEZ 1171 GRUENE RD. STE. 101 NEW BRAUNFELS, TX 78132 WWW.BHHSDONJOHNSON.COM (830) 515-8788

BOB KAT & SON SMALL ENGINE REPAIR TODD KATZER 1430 FM 1978 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 353-7015

BATTERIES PLUS BULBS MICKEL PICCO 1035 N HWY 123 STE. 107 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.BATTERIESPLUS.COM (512) 216-6784 BAUTEX SYSTEMS,LLC NITA MILLER 5602 CENTRAL TEXAS DR. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.BAUTEXSYSTEMS.COM (512) 637-1200 BAYMONT INN & SUITES BOB PATEL 4210 IH-35 SOUTH SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 392-6800 BBVA COMPASS LIGIA TREVINO 300 S. LBJ DR. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.BBVA.COM (512) 645-5147 BEARDEN DEVELOPMENT INC. BUD TURNER 1600 CLOVIS BARKER ROAD, STE. 202 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.BEARDENDEVELOPMENT.COM (512) 900-7652 BEAUTY WITH A TWIST RUTH REDDEN 302 W HOPKINS ST. STE. 3 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.BEAUTYWITHATWISTSMTX.COM (512) 214-2283

BERRY CO. MANETTE SINGER 194 S. GUADALUPE ST. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.THEBERRYCOMPANY.COM (512) 393-3677 BEST WESTERN SAN MARCOS MIKE PATEL 917 IH-35 NORTH SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.BESTWESTERN.COM (512) 754-7557 BETTER PLACE RICARDO CRUZ P.O. BOX 554 SAN MARCOS, TX 78667 WWW.BETTERPLACEINVESTMENTS.COM (512) 809-0871 BIGELOW HOMES JAMIE BIGELOW 417 SHADOW POINT SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.BIGELOWHOMES.COM (512) 392-6700 BIZDOC,INC. VICK MEREDITH 3700 HIGHWAY 123 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.GOBIXBDOC.BIZ (512) 396-1027 BLANCO RIVER REGIONAL RECOVERY TEAM THOMAS MONAHAN 801 MLK SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.BR3T.ORGBLUE SKY MORTGAGE

104 • CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS

BOBCAT NATION SPORTS BAR AND GRILL WILLIAM LUNA 700 N LBJ STE. 109 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.BOBCATNATIONSMTX.COM (512) 667-6393 BON TON MARKET CRAIG FULLER 115 S. CAMINO REAL KYLE, TX 78640 WWW.BONTONCOUNTRYSTORE.COM/ (512) 398-3810 BONNER CARRINGTON STUART SHAW P.O. BOX 2217 AUSTIN, TX 78768 WWW.BONNERCARRINGTON.COM (512) 220-8000 BORN IN ZORN,LLC JACK ROSENBERG 395 OLD SEGUIN ROAD SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.BORNINZORN.COM (512) 749-4358 BOWMAN CONSULTING BILL BURNETT 133 WEST SAN ANTONIO SUITE 500 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.BOWMANCONSULTING.COM (512) 396-2600 BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA DAVID LAWRENCE 12500 N IH 35 AUSTIN, TX 78753 WWW.BSACAC.ORG (512) 617-8636

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS MARK A. TERRY 400 UHLAND RD SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.BGCSCT.ORG (512) 805-3000 BRADZOIL 10 MINUTE CHANGE ALEX MATA 1044 HIGHWAY 123 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.BRADZOIL.COM (512) 396-3493 BRITISH SWIM SCHOOL – AUSTIN BRIAN BORCHARDT COUNTRY INN & SUITES 1560 S INTERSTATE HWY 35 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.BRITISHSWIMSCHOOL.COM/AUSTIN-CTX (512) 763-7946 BRITNEY RICHEY BRITNEY RICHEY P.O. BOX 1533 SAN MARCOS, TX 78667 BROADWAY BANK BONNIE VILLARREAL 301 N C M ALLEN PARKWAY SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.BROADWAYBANK.COM (512) 396-2468 BROOKDALE SAN MARCOS NORTH TRACY HERMAN 1720 RANCH ROAD 12 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.BROOKDALE.COM (512) 392-7200 BROOKDALE SAN MARCOS SOUTH JESSIE WIENS 1401 WONDER WORLD DR. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.BROOKDALE.COM/COMMUNITIES/ EMERITUS-AT(512) 396-8271 BROOKFIELD RESIDENTIAL SHAUN CRANSTON 188 INVERNESS DR. WEST STE. 150 ENGLEWOOD,CO,80112 WWW.BROOKFIELDRP.COM (512) 391-1330 BROWN DISTRIBUTING COMPANY AGNES FUCCELLO 8711 JOHNNY MORRIS RD. AUSTIN, TX 78724 WWW.AUSTINBUD.COM (512) 478-9353 BRUCE BOYER 22ND DISTRICT JUDGE BRUCE BOYER 712 S. STAGECOACH TRAIL SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (830) 708-1462


BUG MASTER EXTERMINATING SERVICES,LTD MIKE MATHEWS 912 SMITH RD. AUSTIN, TX 78721 WWW.THEBUGMASTER.COM (512) 831-3636

CAPITAL TITLE OF TEXAS DEBBIE BRYAN 1913 DUTTON RD. STE. 402 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.CTOT.COM (512) 216-6340

CENTRAL TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER ANTHONY STAHL 1301 WONDER WORLD DRIVE SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.CTMC.ORG (512) 353-8979

BUREAU VERITAS JEFFREY TRINKER 1000 JUPITER ROAD SUITE 800 PLANO, TX 75081 WWW.US.BUREAUVERITAS.COM/HOME/OURSERVICES/ (346) 901-0833

CAPITOL WRIGHT DISTRIBUTING,LLC SANDY WRIGHT-KIBBY P.O. BOX 9190 AUSTIN, TX 78766 WWW.WRIGHTDIST.COM (830) 625-9162

CENTRAL TEXAS WING OF THE COMMEMORATIVE AIR FORCE BILL FIER 1841 AIRPORT DR. BLDG. 2249 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.CAFCENTEX.COM (512) 396-1943 WORK

BUSINESS HYGIENE,INC. DENNIS PHILLIPS 205 CHEATHAM STREET STE. 3 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.BUSINESSHYGIENETEXAS.COM (512) 396-3486 BYRN & ASSOCIATES,INC. DAVID WILLIAMSON 1115 HWY 80 EAST SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.BYRNSURVEY.COM (512) 396-2270

C C&J GREENHOUSES MONICA MASON 404 GREENHOUSE RD. MARTINDALE, TX 78655 WWW.C-JGREENHOUSE.COM (512) 357-6153 CAMPER CLINIC II BRIAN DAVIS 15855 SOUTH IH 35 BUDA, TX 78610 WWW.CAMPERCLINIC.COM (512) 312-1478 CANDLEWOOD SUITES SAN MARCOS SUNIT PATEL 600 WONDER WORLD DRIVE SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.CANDLEWOODSUITES.COM/ SANMARCOSTX (512) 749-1717 CAPITAL AREA RURAL TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM RACHID BREIR 338 S. GUADALUPE SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.RIDECARTS.COM (512) 805-7433 CAPITAL FARM CREDIT ROSIE ALVEAR 1418 COLORADO LOCKHART, TX 78644 WWW.CAPITALFARMCREDIT.COM (512) 398-3524

CAPRICE PRODUCTIONS,INC. CATHY P. SIGLER 1935 SABLE LANE SAN ANTONIO, TX 78217 WWW.CAPRICEINC.COM (210) 832-8282 CARING SENIOR SERVICE CATHY TRILICA 781 LOOP 337 NEW BRAUNFELS, TX 78130 WWW.CARINGSENIORSERVICE.COM (830) 629-0509 CARSON PROPERTIES W.C. CARSON 407 S. STAGECOACH TRAIL SUITE 203 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.CARSONPROPERTIES.NET (512) 392-3322 CASA OF CENTRAL TEXAS NORMA CASTILLA-BLACKWELL 111 E. SAN ANTONIO STREET SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.CASACENTEX.ORG (512) 392-3578 CENTERPOINT ENERGY JIMMY GAMBINO 1079 CARLSON CIRCLE SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.CENTERPOINTENERGY.COM (512) 392-6673 CENTERPOINT STATION CHERYL CUPPITELLI 3946 IH 35 SOUTH SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.CENTERPOINTSTATION.COM (512) 392-1103 CENTRAL TEXAS DRC JASON IRLE 829 N. LBJ STE. 108 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.CENTEXDRC.COM (512) 878-0382 CENTRAL TEXAS LIFECARE CHERI MARTIN 115 WARDEN LANE SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.TXLIFECARE.ORG (512) 396-3020

CENTRO CULTURAL HISPANO DE SAN MARCOS RUBEN BECCERA 211 LEE STREET SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.SANMARCOSCENTRO.ORG (512) 878-0640 CENTURY 21 RANDALL MORRIS & ASSOCIATES - CARTER MORRIS REBECCA POLLARD 333 CHEATHAM ST. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.RANDALLMORRIS.COM (512) 353-1776 CENTURY 21 RANDALL MORRIS & ASSOCIATES - ROBBIE WILEY ROBBIE WILEY 333 CHEATHAM SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 753-6719 CENTURY GRAPHICS & SIGN,INC. KYLIGH KOVAR 5077 N STATE HIGHWAY 123 SEGUIN, TX 78155 WWW.CENTURYGS.COM (281) 389-7417 CENTURYLINK JOHN NAVARRETTE 120 W. MLK DR. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.CENTURYLINK.COM (512) 754-5213 CFPO-PAL YOUTH SPORTS FRANK CALABRESE 333 S. REIMER AVE. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.CFPO-PAL.COM (830) 708-1836 CHEER & CHOW LINDSEY GENTRY 700 N. LBJ DR. STE. 102B SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.CHEERANDCHOW.COM (512) 667-6910

CHERYL NEWBERRY REALTOR REAL ESTATE AGENT CHERYL NEWBERRY 355 MISTLETOE LN KYLE, TX 78640 WWW.BUYINGANDSELLINGTEXAS.COM (512) 829-7253 CHICKEN EXPRESS MARK WILLIAMS 1256 HWY 123 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.CHICKENE.COM (512) 392-0888 CHICK-FIL-A JON SPRENCEL 2213 SOUTH IH 35 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.CHICKFILASANMARCOS.COM (512) 392-5771 CHILI’S GRILL & BAR JASON HATHAWAY 102 IH 35 NORTH SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.CHILIS.COM/LOCATIONS/US/TX/ SANMARCOS (512) 754-7420 CHIMY’S SAN MARCOS CHAD BACCUS 217 E. HOPKINS ST. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.CHIMYS.COM (512) 216-6175 CHUCK NASH AUTO GROUP THOMAS CURTIS 3209 IH-35 N SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.CHUCKNASH.COM (512) 353-7788 CHUY’S WENDI WADE 1121 NORTH IH-35 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.CHUYS.COM (512) 214-8029 CITY OF SAN MARCOS KAREN SMITH 630 E. HOPKINS ST. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.SANMARCOSTX.GOV (512) 393-8100 CITY OF SAN MARCOS - HOUSING AUTHORITY ALBERT SIERRA 1201 THORPE LANE SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.SMPHA.ORG (512) 353-5058 CITY OF SAN MARCOS - MAIN STREET PROGRAM SAMANTHA ARMBRUSTER 317 N. LBJ DRIVE SAN MARCOS TX 78666 WWW.SANMARCOSTX.GOV/MAINSTREET (512) 393-8160 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS • 105


MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY CMIT SOLUTIONS ALLEN WHITE 100 N. EDWARD GARY STE. B113 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.CMITSOLUTIONS.COM/SMNB (512) 291-3574

COMFORT KEEPERS MEGAN JONES 109 HOPKINS ST. SUITE 203 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.SOUTHTEXASSENIORCARE.COM (512) 598-9099

CORRIDOR PRIMARY CARE P.A. GREGORY MOORE 601B LEAH AVENUE SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.CORRIDORIM.COM (512) 392-1700

DAN MUSICK CPA,PLLC DAN MUSICK 2108 HUNTER ROAD STE. 104 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.MUSICKCPA.COM (512) 353-0800

CODY’S BISTRO & LOUNGE CODY COUCH 609 CENTERPOINT RD. SUITE. 209 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.CODYSBISTROANDLOUNGE.COM (512) 393-2867

COMFORT SUITES LUIS DUPREY 104 NORTH IH -35 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.CHOICEHOTELS.COM (512) 392-1006

CORRIDOR TEAM KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY JOSH PASELK WWW.CORRIDORTEAM.COM (512) 940-4555

DAYS INN BOB PATEL 1005 IH 35 NORTH SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.DAYSINNSANMARCOS.COM (512) 353-5050

COLDWELL BANKER D’ANN HARPER, REALTORS JULIE GEZELLA 1224 HWY 123 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.CBHARPER.COM (512) 353-5171

COMMUNITY ACTION,INC. CAROLE BELVER 101 UHLAND ROAD STE #107 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.COMMUNITYACTION.COM (512) 392-1161

COLDWELL BANKER FIRST NATIONAL REALTORS DIANE SANDERS 1224 HWY 123 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.SANMARCOSTXPROPERTIES.COM (512) 353-5171 COLDWELL BANKER UNITED REALTORS - MARK FRAPRIE MARK FRAPRIE 2310 WILLOW ARBOR SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.CBUNITED.COM/MARK.FRAPRIE (512) 665-3031 COLLOQUIUM BOOKS KIM ESTES 320 UNIVERSITY DR. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.BOBCATBOOKS.COM (512) 392-6641 COLORMIX GRAPHICS & PRINTING CARLA SISK 404 S. C M ALLEN PARKWAY SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.COLORMIXGRAPHICS.COM (512) 353-2412 COMFORT CONNECTION GAIL ZAVALA 1712 IH 35 N SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.COMFORTCONNECT.COM (512) 392-4663 COMFORT INN & SUITES PRASHANT PATEL 1053 CLOVIS BARKER DRIVE SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.CHOICEHOTELS.COM/TEXAS/SANMARCOS/COMFORT-INN(512) 395-2063

COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER DAVID SHORT 1920 CORPORATE DR. STE. A102 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM (512) 610-1755 COMPLETE AIR GILBERT LUCIO 5313 HIDDEN BROOK LANE SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 665-7796 CONLEY EXPRESS LUBE AND AUTO SERVICES WILL CONLEY 453 OLD KYLE RD. WIMBERLEY, TX 78676 (512) 722-3795 CONNIE ULMER INSURANCE CONNIE ULMER 325 E. HOPKINS SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.MEDICAREANSWERSFROMCONNIE.COM (512) 557-2269 CONVENTION & EXPO MANAGEMENT SERVICES,LLC MARIO RODRIGUEZ 1607 NASH AVE. MCALLEN, TX 78503 WWW.CONVENTIONANDEXPO.NET (956) 702-4926

CORRIDOR TITLE COMPANY PATRICK ROSE 133 W. SAN ANTONIO ST. STE. 100 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.CORRIDORTITLECO.COM (512) 392-8910 CORVAC COMPOSITES JAMES FITZELL 2350 CLOVIS R BARKER ROAD SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.CORVACCOMPOSITES.COM (512) 982-7504

DEALERS ELECTRICAL SUPPLY KEN FRANK 616 TEXAS AVE. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 HTTPS://WWW.DEALERSELECTRICAL.COM/ (512) 396-5454

COUNTRY INN & SUITES BY CARLSON SAN MARCOS PABLO PALOMINO 1560 IH-35 S. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.COUNTRYINNS.COM/SANMARCOSTX (512) 392-8111

DEAN’S SHOP WALTER MOTT 290 WONDER WORLD DRIVE. STE. 103 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.DEANSSHOP.COM (512) 353-4770

COURTYARD MARRIOTT SAN MARCOS LESLIE SLEEPER 625 COMMERCIAL LOOP SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.MARRIOTT.COM/AUSSM (512) 359-7550

DERMATOLOGY LASER CENTER & SPA ANA RODRIGUEZ 1605 REDWOOD RD. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.SKINMAGIC.COM (512) 392-1411

CURRENT ELECTRIC,INC. GLYN LANDRUM 500 BROADWAY SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.CURRENTELECTRICWEB.COM (512) 353-0141

DHI MORTGAGE TIM STAHLA 220 W. HUTCHISON ST. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.DHIMORTGAGE.COM (512) 805-3650

D

DIAMONDBACK LANDSCAPING & LAWN RICHARD BRAUN 400 HIDDEN FARMS DR. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 392-3808 DIANNE FLACK FURNITURE DERRICK FLACK 2609 IH 35 SOUTH SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.FLACKFURNITURE.COM (512) 396-8040

COREY CAROTHERS,DDS COREY CAROTHERS 310 STAGECOACH TRAIL STE. 700 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.SMTXDENTAL.COM (512) 396-4288

DAHILL - A XEROX COMPANY BRANDY PUNDT 8303 N MOPAC STE A300 AUSTIN, TX 78759 WWW.DAHILL.COM (512) 836-2100

CORRIDOR ELECTRIC SHELDON KRAMER 215 W. SAN ANTONIO STE. 2012 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 392-6876

DAHLIA WOODS GALLERY DAHLIA WOODS 232 N. LBJ SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 DAHLIAWOODSGALLERY.COM (214) 563-7523

106 • CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS

DBA GARDENS BY LISA LISA PREWITT 619 MAURY ST. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 644-8967

DICK’S CLASSIC GARAGE BRIAN PAULI 120 STAGECOACH TRAIL SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.DICKSCLASSICGARAGE.COM (512) 878-2406


DIRECT AUTO INSURANCE MANDE YARBRO 156 S STATE HWY 46 NEW BRAUNFELS, TX 78130 WWW.DIRECTGENERAL.COM (830) 632-2652

ECO-FRIENDLY COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL CLEANING SERVICES OLGA VENCES SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.SANMARCOSCLEANINGSERVICES.COM (512) 665-0458

ELYSIAN PURGATORY CREEK APARTMENTS CONNIE MOJICA 1951 HUNTER RD. SAN MARCOS, TX78666 WWW.ELYSIANPURGATORYCREEK.COM (512) 938-1900

EXTREME BUSINESS SERVICES BILL SEBESTA 12325 AQUAPLEX DR. BUDA, TX 78610 WWW.EXTREMEPROMOSERVICE.COM (512) 280-5833

DIXIE CREAM DONUTS RUBEN BECERRA 201 S. LBJ DR. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 392-5551

ECONO LODGE URVISH PATEL 811 S. GUADALUPE ST. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.CHOICEHOTELS.COM/HOTEL/TX251 (512) 353-5300

EMBASSY SUITES BY HILTON SAN MARCOS HOTEL CONFERENCE CENTER & SPA LARRY COOPER 1001 E MCCARTY LANE SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.SANMARCOSEMBASSYSUITES.COM (512) 392-6450

EYE OF THE DOG BILLY RAY MANGHAM 405 VALLEY VIEW WEST RD. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.EYEOFTHEDOG.COM (512) 558-1723

DOMINO’S PIZZA ALAN MURPH 350 N. GUADALUPE SUITE 150 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 392-3030 DOWNTOWN ASSOCIATION OF SAN MARCOS RUBEN BECERRA 328 N. LBJ DR. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.DOWNTOWNSMTX.ORG (512) 396-8383 DR HORTON HOMES OLIVIA BARNARD 210 W. HUTCHISON SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 DR. CLAY SULLIVAN,DDS CLAY SULLIVAN 310 STAGECOACH TRAIL STE. 700 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 396-4288 DR. JOSEFINA V. MARTINEZ,DDS JOSEFINA MARTINEZ 310 STAGECOACH TRAIL STE. 1000 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 393-5437 DR. WILLIAM R. ROGERS WILLIAM R. ROGERS 310 STAGECOACH TRAIL STE 200A SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.DRWILLIAMROGERS.COM (512) 396-4700

E EAST HOPKINS,LLC SCOTT GREGSON 120 WEST HOPKINS #200 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 392-5600 ECM INTERNATIONAL,INC BRENDA JENKINS 1290 WONDERWORLD DR. STE. 1220 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.ECMINTL.COM (512) 569-5616

EDIBLE ARRANGEMENTS MARIANELLA (NELLA) LUNN 1308 COMMON ST. NEW BRAUNFELS, TX 78130 WWW.EDIBLEARRANGEMENTS.COM (830) 627-9809

EMBER INDUSTRIES,INC. FRANK LEONARDIS 321 CARLSON CIRCLE SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.EMBERINDUSTRIES.COM (512) 396-1911 EXT 14

EDWARD JONES - CODY DAILEY CODY DAILEY 102 WONDER WORLD DRIVE. STE. 302 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.EDWARDJONES.COM (512) 393-2022

ENCINO POINTE APARTMENTS TONYA CRENSHAW 1800 POST ROAD SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 392-0628

EDWARD JONES - JERRY NIEMIEC JERRY NIEMIEC 1290 WONDER WORLD DR. STE. 1210 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.EDWARDJONES.COM (512) 396-5640

ENDSLEY & ASSOCIATES PERRY ENDSLEY 1508 AQUARENA SPRINGS DR. SAN MARCOS, TX 78667 WWW.ENDSLEYREALESTATE.COM (512) 353-8600

EDWARD JONES - JIM STARK 2300 WILLOW ARBOR SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.EDWARDJONES.COM (512) 851-1999

EPIC PIPING CHAD DUHON 2301 NORTH I-H 35 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.EPICPIPING.COM (512) 618-8638

EDWARD TOMANENG M.D. 2000 MEDICAL PKWY # C SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 SANMAROCSENT.COM (512) 353-8899 EIKON CHURCH DAN MATLOCK 400 OLD POST RD. KYLE, TX 78640 WWW.EIKONCHURCH.COM (512) 298-2013 EL GOLFO DE MEXICO JUAN TORRES 900 IH 35 NORTH SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 805-8530 ELAN WESTPOINTE ALLISON VANDERFORD 2140 INDEPENDENCE DRIVE NEW BRAUNFELS, TX 78132 WWW.ELANWESTPOINTE.COM (830) 483-4900 ELEGANT LIMOUSINE & HILL COUNTRY LARRY FEINSTEIN SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.ELEGANTRIDE.US/ (512) 847-6235

ERBERT & GERBERT’S MARTIN GENTRY 214 N. LBJ STE. 101 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.ERBERTANDGERBERTS.COM (512) 769-3902 ERNIE’S PAINT & BODY SHOP,INC. ERNIE VALDEZ 1608 IH 35 SOUTH SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.ERNIES.US (512) 396-8972 EVO ENTERTAINMENT GROUP LEE ANNE TILLEY 1180 THORPE LANE SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.EVO-ENTERTAINMENT.COM (512) 353-7077 EXECUTIVE INN & SUITES KUDAN PATEL 930 IH 35 NORTH SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.EXECUTIVEINNSANMARCOS.COM (512) 393-3990

F FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES BY MARRIOTT ALLY HARKRIDER 1250 NORTH INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 35 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 396-0131 FAIRWAY INDEPENDENT MORTGAGE CORPORATION FRAZIER SCOTT 1551 N WALNUT AVENUE SUITE 31 NEW BRAUNFELS, TX 78640 WWW.FJSCOTT.COM (830) 302-2101 FARMER’S INSURANCE AUDRA PITCOCK 6101 W. COURTYARD DR. BLD.1 STE.225 AUSTIN, TX 78730 (512) 917-1635 FASTSIGNS ROBERT RAGSDALE 1671 SOUTH IH-35 STE.306 NEW BRAUNFELS, TX 78130 WWW.FASTSIGNS.COM/2125 (830) 730-3434 FIGARO’S PIZZA & PUB JEFF HARPER 243 WONDER WORLD DRIVE STE. 100 SAN MARCOS, TX 78667 FINANCIAL EDUCATION SERVICES WILLIE ADAMS 2106 STONEHAVEN SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.MYFES.NET/WADAMSJR (512) 749-8898 FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF SAN MARCOS CHAD CHADDICK 325 W. MCCARTY LANE SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.SANMARCOSFBC.ORG (512) 392-3377

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS • 107


MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH GREGORY ROSS 3105 RANCH ROAD 12 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.FCC-SM.ORG (512) 396-1926 FIRST LOCKHART NATIONAL BANK NATHAN MILLER 111 S. MAIN ST. LOCKHART, TX 78644 WWW.FIRSTLOCKHART.COM (512) 268-4444 FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH JARRELL SHARP 129 W. HUTCHISON ST. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.FUMCSM.ORG (512) 392-6001

G

GARY JOB CORPS COMMUNITY LONNIE HALL 2800 AIRPORT HWY 21 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.GARY.JOBCORPS.GOV (512) 396-6652 GASTROENTEROLOGY OF SAN MARCOS KERN DESCHNER 1305 WONDER WORLD DR. STE 200 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.GASTROSANMARCOS.COM (512) 754-8676

GILS BROILER & MANSKE ROLL BAKERY RUBEN BECERRA 328 NORTH LBJ DR. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.MANSKEROLL.COM (512) 787-2755 GKZ,INC. FRANK GOMILLION 516 W. HOPKINS ST. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.GKZ-ARCH.COM (512) 353-3339 GLENN SHEPARD SEMINARS CINDY SHEPARD P.O. BOX 2969 BRENTWOOD, TN 37024 WWW.GLENNSHEPARD.COM (615) 353-7125

GRANDE COMMUNICATIONS,INC. JIM HENNESSEE 401 CARLSON CIRCLE SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 878-4000 GREAT LOCATIONS REALTY - JASON TARR JASON TARR 1515 AQUARENA SPRINGS DR. STE. 103 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.MYGREATLOCATIONS.COM (512) 878-2233 GREATER SAN MARCOS PARTNERSHIP ADRIANA CRUZ 1340 WONDER WORLD DRIVE, STE 300 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.GREATERSANMARCOSTX.COM (512) 393-3400 GREATER SAN MARCOS YOUTH COUNCIL,INC. JULIA RAMSAY-NEW 1402 IH 35 NORTH SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.GSMYC.ORG (512) 754-0500

FL & SL PROPERTIES LLC FRANK LEONARDIS 211 FRESNO SPRINGS BUDA, TX 78666 (512) 312-4476

GATEWAY BUSINESS PRODUCTS JIMMY JOHNSON 205C W. SAN ANTONIO STREET SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.GBPONLINE.COM (512) 396-5855

FORESTERS FINANCIAL ANDREW PYBURN 900 ISOM ROAD SUITE 220 SAN ANTONIO, TX 78216 WWW.FORESTERS.COM/EN (210) 481-2100 X222

GATTI’S PIZZA GEORGE KASH 1504 AQUARENA SPRINGS DR. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.GATTISPIZZASANMARCOS.COM (512) 710-2222

GLOBE PRODUCTIONS DIANA BAKER 215 WEST SAN ANTONIO STREET SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 396-9422

FORRREAL,LTD. MELISSA HODGKINS 215 WEST SAN ANTONIO STREET STE. 2002 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.FORRREAL.BIZ (512) 557-6621

GDF SUEZ BILL TYUS 1601 FRANCIS HARRIS LN. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 805-7221

GOLD’S GYM KENDRA JIRSEK 1180 THORPE LANE SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.GOLDSGYM.COM/SAN-MARCOS (512) 504-7663

GENNARO’S LA CUCINA ITALIAN AMY DIMEO 1304 E. COMMON ST NEW BRAUNFELS, TX 78130 WWW.GENNAROSCUCINAITALIANA.COM (830) 629-2230

GOODWILL CENTRAL TEXAS ROBYN HOUSEHOLDER 1015 NORWOOD PARKBLVD. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.AUSTINGOODWILL.ORG (512) 637-7100

GERALD R. DEAL - PUBLIC RELATIONS CONSULTANT GERALD R. DEAL 1516 REDWOOD RD. 41-D SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (210) 902-6328

GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER MICHAEL MILLER 219 EAST HOPKINS ST. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.GOODYEAR.COM (512) 392-3331

GREGSON INVESTMENTS SCOTT GREGSON 120 WEST HOPKINS #200 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 392-5600

GERMER INSURANCE SERVICES GARY GERMER 125 MOORE ST. STE. 123 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.WIATEXAS.COM (512) 295-6530

GORDO’S BURGERS AND STUFF ROGER GARZA 804 CHESTNUT STREET SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.GORDOSBURGERSANDSTUFF.COM/ (512) 878-0653

GRIFFITH FORD SAN MARCOS CHRIS GRIFFITH 2661 N-IH 35 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.GRIFFITHFORD.COM (512) 353-3673

GILL’S CHICKEN ‘N’ MORE PAM GILL-KIMREY 2550 HUNTER RD., STE. 1112 WWW.GILLSCHICKEN (512) 353-0864

GRAHAM & ASSOCIATES DON GRAHAM 209 PAT GARRISON STREET SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.GRAHAMAPPRAISERS.COM (512) 754-7440

GRINS RESTAURANT JOHNNY FERRELL 802 N. LBJ DRIVE SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.GRINSRESTAURANT.COM (512) 392-4746

FOUR RIVERS ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS AMY DUBOSE 936 GRUENE RD NEW BRAUNFELS, TX 78130 WWW.FOURRIVERSREALTORS.COM (830) 625-6954 FREESE & NICHOLS LINDA HUFF 1920 CORPORATE DRIVE STE. 207B SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.FREESE.COM (512) 213-3209 FROST BANK JOHN SCHOTT 231 N. GUADALUPE SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.FROSTBANK.COM (512) 393-5616 FUSCHAK’S PIT BAR-B-QUE MORGAN FUSCHAK 1701 IH 35 SOUTH SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.FUSCHAKSBBQ.COM (512) 353-2712

GILL’S FRIED CHICKEN PAM GILL-KIMREY P.O. BOX 927 SAN MARCOS, TX 78667 (512) 353-0864

108 • CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS

GLOBAL ROCK INVESTMENTS DAWNA FIGOL 217 KEITH FOSTER DRIVE NEW BRAUNFELS, TX 78130 (830) 609-6162

GREATER TEXAS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION ARACELI CABRERA 329 CHEATHAM STREET SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.GTFCU.ORG (512) 392-2496 GREEN GROUP HOLDINGS,LLC ALFONSO SIFUENTES 205A S. MAIN STREET LOCKHART, TX 78644 WWW.GGHCORP.COM (512) 878-7270 GREEN GUY RECYCLING,INC. JEREMY KAY 937 HWY. 80 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.GREENGUYRECYCLING.COM (512) 353-3266


GRISTMILL RIVER RESTAURANT & BAR MARY JANE NALLEY 1287 GRUENE RD. NEW BRAUNFELS, TX 78130 WWW.GRISTMILLRESTAURANT.COM (830) 625-0684

HARD TARGET SYSTEMS BILL PALECEK P.O. BOX 1045 MANCHACA, TX 78652 WWW.HARDTARGETSYSTEMS.COM (512) 280-1369

GROUNDBREAKING DEVELOPMENT SERVICES HARRY SAVIO 4300 KILGORE LN. AUSTIN, TX 78727 (512) 586-6436

HAYS-CALDWELL COUNCIL ON ALCOHOL & DRUG ABUSE GRACE DAVIS 1901 DUTTON DRIVE STE. E SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.HAYSCALDWELLCOUNCIL.ORG (512) 396-7695

HERITAGE ASSOCIATION OF SAN MARCOS,INC. LEE FESTERVAN P.O. BOX 1806 SAN MARCOS, TX 78667 WWW.HERITAGESANMARCOS.ORG (512) 392-4295

HARPOOL CONSULTING,LLC RILEY HARPOOL P.O. BOX 30 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.JOHNMAXWELLGROUP.COM/ RILEYHARPOOL (512) 786-7441

HAYS-CALDWELL WOMEN’S CENTER MARLA JOHNSON P.O. BOX 234 SAN MARCOS, TX 78667 WWW.HCWC.ORG (512) 396-3404

HERITAGE TREE CARE VINCENT DEBROCK 100 W HILLCREST DR. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.TXHERITAGETREECARE.COM (512) 921-8452

HART PROPERTIES RON HART 325 E. HOPKINS STREET SAN MARCOS, TX 78667 WWW.HART-PROPERTIES.COM (512) 392-2100

HC SERVICES MARK SMITH 1405 OAKWOOD LOOP SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.H-C-SERVICES.COM (512) 396-3838

HH FITNESS HEATH HERRERA 2061 CLOVIS BARKER BUILDING 11B SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.HHFITNESS.COM (512) 348-7388

GUADALUPE BLANCO RIVER AUTHORITY LAMARRIOL SMITH 933 E. COURT STREET SEGUIN, TX 78155 WWW.GBRA.ORG (830) 379-5822

HARVEY GRAEBER JON SPRENCEL 1307 CASCADE TRAIL. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 754-7512

HEADS UP CLEANING SPECIALIST & MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS,LLC DANIEL HERRERA WWW.HEADSUPTX.COM (512) 749-8572

HIGHCREST APARTMENTS AND TOWNHOMES CATHY CAMPOS 1518 OLD RANCH ROAD 12 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.ULCOLEMAN.COM (512) 396-5212

GUARANTEED APPLIANCES KRISTEN MORTENSEN 3020 FM 621 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.GUARANTEEDAPPLIANCES.COM (512) 392-0373

HAWKINS PERSONNEL GROUP JENNIFER HAWKINS 1920 CORPORATE ROAD STE. A101 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.HAWKINSPERSONNEL.COM (512) 392-3882

HEART OF TEXAS CHORUS SAM TWEEDY P.O. BOX 344 SAN MARCOS, TX 78667 WWW.HOTCHORUS.ORG (512) 990-9325 HOME

GULF BUSINESS FORMS,INC. LINDA PORTERFIELD 2460 IH 35 SOUTH SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.GULFFORMS.COM (512) 353-8313

HAYS COMMUNITIES YMCA GARY DAVIS 465 BUDA SPORTSPLEX DRIVE BUDA, TX 78610 WWW.AUSTINYMCA.ORG (512) 523-0099

HEART TO HEART HOSPICE 1340 WONDER WORLD DRIVE. #4202 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.HEARTTOHEARTHOSPICE.COM (512) 667-6816

GUMBY’S PIZZA & WINGS JOHN HIGDON 411 N. GUADALUPE ST. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.GUMBYSSANMARCOS.COM (512) 754-8629

HAYS COUNTY FOOD BANK DENISE BLOK 220 HERNDON ST. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.HAYSFOODBANK.ORG (512) 392-8300

GRUENE MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION MARY JANE NALLEY 1601 HUNTER ROAD NEW BRAUNFELS, TX 78130 WWW.GRUENEMARKETDAYS.COM (830) 629-5077

H

HAYS COUNTY HISTORICAL COMMISSION KATE JOHNSON 111 EAST SAN ANTONIO ST. STE 104 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.HAYSHISTORICALCOMMISSION.COM/ (512) 393-2277

HALFF ASSOCIATES,INC. MICHAEL MOYA 4030 W. BRAKER LANE SUITE 450 AUSTIN, TX 78759 WWW.HALFF.COM (512) 777-4600

HAYS COUNTY OUTFITTERS TIFFANY YEATES 242 N. LBJ DR STE. 101 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.HAYSCOOUTFITTERS.COM (512) 749-1514

HAMPTON INN & SUITES RICHARD WEIK 106 NORTH IH 35 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 754-7707

HAYS NURSING & REHAB CENTER LINDY CARDENAS 1900 MEDICAL PARKWAY SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.HAYSNURSING.COM (512) 396-1888

HIGHPOINTE COMMUNITIES,INC. CAREN WILLIAMS-MURCH 2 VENTURE IRVINE,CA,92618 WWW.HIGHPOINTEINC.COM (949) 472-0800 HILL COUNTRY COTTAGES & RV RESORT IAN FRANK 131 RUECKLE RD. NEW BRAUNFELS, TX 78130 WWW.RESORTNB.COM (512) 750-2714

HEARTWORKS CO / PAPER BEAR CAROL POWERS 218 NORTH LBJ DR SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.PAPERBEAR.COM (512) 396-2283

HILL COUNTRY TECH GUYS DARYL DAVIS 2410 HUNTER ROAD. SUITE 103 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.HTCECHGUYS.COM (830) 386-4234

H-E-B FOOD STORE #243 BRUCE SCHNEIDER 641 E. HOPKINS ST. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.HEB.COM (512) 396-8880

HILLTOP SUNSET COTTAGE PAM DEVER 211 CLAREMONT DR. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.VRBO.COM/412378 (512) 757-1666

H-E-B FOOD STORE #455 TED GOMEZ 200 W. HOPKINS ST. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.HEB.COM (512) 396-0100 H-E-B SAN MARCOS RETAIL SUPPORT CENTER KRIS WARD 2301 HUNTER ROAD SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.HEB.COM (512) 753-5800

HIVE MIND GAMING DAVIS COOK 100 N. EDWARD GARY ST. STE. C SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.HIVEMINDGAMING.NET (512) 415-7697 HOFMANN’S SUPPLY DONALD HOFMANN 440 S. GUADALUPE ST. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.HOFMANNSSUPPLY.COM (512) 396-8606

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS • 109


MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY HOLIDAY INN SAN MARCOS VIC PATEL 105 BINTU SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 805-1000 HOLT CAT HOWARD HICKS 3302 SOUTH W.W. WHITE ROAD SAN ANTONIO, TX 78220 WWW.HOLTCAT.COM (210) 648-1111 HONDA OF SAN MARCOS RANDO AMMONS 4300 IH 35 SOUTH SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.HONDASANMARCOS.COM (512) 392-1313 HOOTERS SAN MARCOS TX GILBERT ESCOBAR 310 N. IH 35 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.HOOTERS.COM (512) 396-9464

I IBC BANK LYDIA OJEDA 1081 WONDER WORLD DRIVE SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.IBC.COM (512) 353-1011 INDEPENDENCE TITLE COMPANY CINDY MEYER 113 N. GUADALUPE STREET SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.INDEPENDENCETITTLE.COM (512) 392-1271 INERTIA TOURS CHAD HART 165 S. GUADALUPE. UNIT 111 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.INERTIATOURS.COM (800) 821-2176

J. ROBERT DONNELLY,DDS J. ROBERT DONNELLY MASTER OF ACADEMY OF GENERAL DENTISTRY SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.SANMARCOSDENTAL.COM (512) 396-5225 JACKSON HEWITT TAX SERVICE JAVIER LEDESMA 311 CHEATHAM SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.JACKSONHEWITT.COM (512) 392-0207 TAX SERVICE

JOHN MCGLOTHLIN - ATTORNEY AT LAW JOHN MCGLOTHLIN 734 W. HOPKINS SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 392-7510 JUNETEENTH BAR B CUE COOKOFF FOUNDATION DAVID PETERSON P.O. BOX 447 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 353-5199

JAMES K. WISE REAL ESTATE,INC. JIM WISE 108 EAST SAN ANTONIO ST. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 396-8400

K

JAMES L. WRIGHT FINANCIAL PLANNING JAMES WRIGHT 100 N. EDWARD GARY STE. B112 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 667-7063

K EMPOWERMENT GROUP,LLC TECHNOLOGY 4 LIFE SHETRAY ASHFORD SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 814-8845 K FRIESE & ASSOCIATES,INC. KAREN FRIESE 1120 S. CAPITAL OF TEXAS HWY. BLDG. II AUSTIN, TX 78746 (512) 338-1704

HOPE HOSPICE CHRIS SITTON 611 N. WALNUT AVE. NEW BRAUNFELS, TX 78130 WWW.HOPEHOSPICE.NET (830) 625-7525

INGRAM READYMIX,INC. EARL INGRAM 3830 FM 482 NEW BRAUNFELS, TX 78130 (512) 396-3136

JASON’S DELI GERARDO BARANOVICHT 901-A HIGHWAY 80 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.JASONSDELI.COM (512) 393-3354

HOPSON BUILDERS JACK EBEN 3202 HIGHWAY 123 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 353-1207

INSURANCE AGENCY OF SAN MARCOS CONNIE FITE 112 NORTH LBJ SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.INSAGENCYOFSANMARCOS.COM (512) 396-8290

JC PENNEY SUSANNE SMITH 800 BARNES ST. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.JCP.COM (512) 392-6860

INTEGRITY INSURANCE SOLUTIONS COLLEEN AGUON 111-C E. MCCARTY LANE SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.IIS-TX.COM (512) 396-2323

JCGRAPHIX JAMES CRAFT 2783 BANDERA HWY KERRVILLE, TX 78028 (830) 739-8310

KENT BLACK’S BARBECUE KENT BLACK 500 HULL ST. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.KENTBLACKSBBQ.COM (512) 878-0795

J-CO JANITORIAL SUPPLY COMPANY MARTY HAMMOND 101 UHLAND RD. BLDG. C SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.JCOSUPPLY.COM (512) 392-7765

KER HOMES KENNETH EHLERS 250 DEERTRAIL DRIVE SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.KERHOMES.COM/ (210) 317-4121

JDOG JUNK REMOVAL & HAULING KYLE SARAH PRESTON 701 GOFORTH #706 KYLE, TX 78640 (512) 553-9503

KINDRED HOSPICE SHARON FISCHER 1911 CORPORATE DRIVE STE. 104 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.GENTIVA.COM (512) 392-9138

HOT SPOT APARTMENTS LOCATING RICKY CLARK 1504 AQUARENA SPRINGS DR. STE 203 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.HOTSPOTSLOCATING.COM (512) 805-7768 HOUSE OF PLUMBING TANNER REEVES 111 E. MLK DRIVE SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.HOUSE-OF-PLUMBING.COM (512) 392-3590 HOWARD JOHNSON INN MIKE PATEL 1601 IH-35 NORTH SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 396-3700 HUNTER INDUSTRIES WALTER ULBRICHT 4501 HUNTER RD. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 353-7757

ITALIAN GARDEN JOHN ZENELI 415 NORTH LBJ DR. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.IGCAFE.COM

J (512) 392-8730 J & R GYMNASTICS ROBIN JEFFERS 211 S. STAGECOACH TRAIL SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.JANDRGYMNASTICS.COM (512) 392-9882

110 • CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS

JENSON TECHNOLOGIES ANNAMARIE GERVAIS 412 SUMMER MOUNTAIN DR. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.LAKEMOWER.COM (512) 393-5073 WORK JGI OUTDOOR ADVERTISING SUSIE DAY 525 PARK GROVE KATY, TX 77450 WWW.JGIOUTDOOR.COM (281) 992-2828

KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY - JAMES WALKER JAMES WALKER 1917 DUTTON DRIVE STE. 108 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.WALKERLISTINGS.COM (512) 396-7325

KIWANIS CLUB TRACY HERMAN PO BOX 1390 SAN MARCOS, TX 78677 WWW.SANMARCOSKIWANIS.ORG (512) 396-2584


KMGG DBA ASSOCIATED INSURANCE AGENCY GARY GERMER 125 MOORE STREET STE. 103 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.AIASANMARCOS.COM (512) 396-4567 KNIGHTS INN VIREN PATEL 801 IH 35 NORTH SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.KNIGHTSINN.COM (512) 353-1303 KREUZ MARKET KEITH SCHMIDT 619 N. COLORADO LOCKHART, TX 78644 WWW.KREUZMARKET.COM (512) 398-2361 KRISPY KREME PAT DE LA ZERDA 121 NORTH IH 35 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.KRISPYKREMETEXAS.COM (512) 392-1128 KTSW FM 89.9 DANIEL SCHUMACHER 106 OLD MAIN SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.KTSW.TXSTATE.EDU/ (512) 245-3490 KUTSCHER DRILLING L.T.D. DANIEL KUTSCHER 3810 HUNTER ROAD SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.KUTSCHERDRILLING.COM (512) 353-0075 K-W CONSTRUCTION,INC. ELAINE THOMAS 320 BARNES DRIVE SUITE 109 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.K-WCONST.COM (512) 353-5900 KW PHOTO DESIGNS KAY WILSON 109 HUNTER RIDGE SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 KWPHOTODESIGNS.COM (512) 665-0164

L L & L SEPTIC AND PORTABLE TOILETS LARRY SANDERS 250 DISCOVERY LANE SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 353-3780

LA CIMA SAN MARCOS BRYAN LEE 303 COLORADO STE. 2300 AUSTIN, TX 78701 (512) 457-8008 LA SOCIEDAD CUAUHTEMOC CUAUHTEMOC HALL ELIZABETH CASTANEDA 1100 PATTON STREET SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 392-4944 LA VISTA RETIREMENT COMMUNITY ANGIE SQUYRES 1615 REDWOOD RD. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.LAVISTAONLINE.COM (512) 396-2333 LAMBS REST INN JUDY ROTHELL 1385 EDWARDS BLVD. NEW BRAUNFELS, TX 78132 WWW.LAMBSRESTINN.COM (888) 609-3932 TOLL FREE LAS COLINAS SAN MARCOS PHASE 1 LLP REAGAN DICKERSON 5225 S. IH 35 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 392-1633 LAW OFFICE OF ART GUZMAN ART GUZMAN 604 W. HOPKINS SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.ARTGUZMANLAW.COM (512) 392-6077 LBJ MUSEUM OF SAN MARCOS,INC. RALPH GARCIA 131 N. GUADALUPE ST. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.LBJMUSEUM.COM (512) 353-3300 LEADERSHIP SAN MARCOS GREG WURZBACH P.O. BOX 1144 SAN MARCOS, TX 78667 WWW.LEADERSHIPSANMARCOS.COM (512) 787-5104 LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS JEANNIE LEWIS P.O. BOX 1034 SAN MARCOS, TX 78667 WWW.LWVTEXAS.ORG/LOCAL/SANMARCOS/ (512) 353-2872 LEISURE RESORT SHERRI BASHAM 1 RIVER LANE FENTRESS, TX 78622 WWW.LEISURERESORT.NET (800) 248-4103

LIBERTY MUTUAL INSURANCE - SARAH HARPER SARAH HARPER 1619 E. COMMON ST. BLDG H. STE 801 NEW BRAUNFELS, TX 78130 LIBERTYMUTUALINSURANCE.COM (830) 387-7135 LIBERTY TAX SERVICE RASHID AMIN 1104 THORPE LANE STE. V SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 667-6022 LIFE STORAGE MICKEY BAKER 1620 IH 35 SOUTH SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.LIFESTORAGE.COM (512) 392-6086 LINDT CHOCOLATE SHOP AMBER MUNNELLY 3939 IH-35 SOUTH STE. 506 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 396-0089 WWW.LINDTUSA.COM LITTLE GUYS MOVERS MATT YATES 2260 IH-35 SOUTH STE. 203 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.LITTLEGUYS.COM (512) 754-0311 LIVE OAK HEALTH PARTNERS DEBRA ELDRIDGE 1320 WONDER WORLD DRIVE STE 101 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 396-3911 LIVE OAK LIVING PROGRAMS CHRISTINA EDWARDS P.O. BOX 705 SAN MARCOS, TX 78667 WWW.LIVEOAKLIVING.COM (512) 357-4023 LOGAN’S ROADHOUSE DOUG WHITE 1141 I-35 NORTH SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 805 8888 LONGHORN CURBING JEFFREY FRAPPIER SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.LONGHORNCURBING.COM (830) 387-8072 LOUIE’S OYSTER BAR ALLEN SHY 119 E. HUTCHISON SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 878-8862 LOWES DANIEL PACIOCCO 2211 IH 35 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.LOWES.COM (512) 393-3111

LUBY’S CAFETERIA DAVID SEAVER 200 IH 35 NORTH SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 392-7100 LUKE WESTER AUTOMOTIVE LUKE WESTER 2409 HUNTER RD SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 396-8961

M M2 FEDERAL,INC. MIKE SCHEIERN 705 W. HOPKINS ST. STE. 112 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.M2FEDERAL.COM (512) 450-4502 MAD APE MEDIA,LLC. CHRIS GONZALEZ 13133 NEW BOSTON BEND AUSTIN, TX 78729 WWW.MADAPEMEDIA.COM (512) 507-3352 MAGDALENA’S TAMALES EMILIO MENDEZ 194 VALERO DR. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 914-4645 MAMACITA’S RESTAURANT & CANTINA JOHN PRATER 1400 AQUARENA SPRINGS DR. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.MAMACITAS.COM (512) 353-0070 MARIPOSA APARTMENT HOMES AT HUNTER ROAD PATTI BEDSOLE 2600 HUNTER ROAD SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.MARIPOSAAPARTMENTHOMES.COM (512) 392-9588 MARK AUSTIN ADVISORY MARK AUSTIN 901 MOPAC EXPRESSWAY SOUTH BUILDING 1, SUITE 300 AUSTIN, TX 78746 (512) 568-1231 MARTIN MARIETTA MATERIALS SUNNI CHRISTON 7781 FM 1102 NEW BRAUNFELS, TX 78132 WWW.MARTINMARIETTA.COM (512) 396-4244

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS • 111


MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY MARTY SORELL MARTY SORELL 124 NICHOLS DRIVE SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 754-7711 MARY KAY COSMETICS - MARSHA MOORE MARSHA MOORE 202 WEST SIERRA CIRCLE SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.MARYKAY.COM/MMOORE9 (512) 392-6945 MATERA PAPER COMPANY JOHN RICHARDSON 835 NORTH W.W. WHITE RD. SAN ANTONIO, TX 78219 WWW.MATERAPAPER.COM (210) 892-5101 MATHEUS LUMBER SCOTT HALL 1900 IH 35 NORTH SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.MATHEUSLUMBER.COM (512) 396-9220 MATT PATTERSON INSURANCE AGENCY - FARMERS INSURANCE MATT PATTERSON 222 E. HUTCHINSON ST. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.MATTPATTERSONINSURANCE.COM (512) 396-1234 MAVERICKS CASINO PARTIES AND TRAVEL AGENCY MAVERICK NEUBERT P.O. BOX 310986 NEW BRAUNFELS, TX 78131 (850) 238-6444 MAXIMIZED BUSINESS SOLUTIONS DOMINIC ENCINIAS 314 MAGNOLIA ST. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (210) 473-5196

MEADOWS CENTER FOR WATER AND THE ENVIROMENT SYNTHIA TUMA 201 SAN MARCOS SPRINGS DRIVE SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.EXPLORESPRINGLAKE.ORG (512) 245-7570 MED PARK PHARMACY CHARLES VILLARREAL 2004-A MEDICAL PKWY SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.MEDPARKPHARMACY.COM (512) 353-8900 MEDPOST URGENT CARE JENNA RICE 155 WONDER WORLD DR. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.MEDPOST.COM 512788334 MEDSPRING URGENT CARE ELIZABETH FREE 301 N. GUADALUPE ST. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.MEDSPRING.COM (512) 960-2545 MENSOR SUSAN FISHER 201 BARNES DRIVE SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.MENSOR.COM (512) 396-4200 MICROSOFT EDUARDO RIOS 106 CLYDESDALE DRIVE SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.MICROSOFT.COM (210) 313-6603

MOBILE PHONE GEEKS MATTHEW MIDDLETON 243 LBJ DRIVE SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.MOBILEPHONEGEEKS.COM/ (512) 393-2800

NEPHEWS JASON STAVENA 415 N. GUADALUPE SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.NEPHEWSSANMARCOS.COM (512) 789-2609

MOCHAS & JAVAS GRACE MILLS 700 NORTH LBJ STE. 100 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.MOCHASANDJAVAS.COM (512) 396-5282

NEWK’S EATERY IVY ROBINSON 1285 S. IH-35 STE.103 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 NEWKS.COM (512) 738-8083

MOTEL 6 YVONNE BALDWIN 1321 IH-35 NORTH SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.MOTEL6.COM (512) 512-593-4579

NISSAN OF SAN MARCOS CHRISTIAN GUERRA 2980 IH 35 SOUTH SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.NISSANOFSANMARCOS.COM (512) 353-5116

MOVEMENT MORTGAGE ASHLEY HERRERA 1913 DUTTON DR. UNIT 305 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.MOVEMENT.COM/ASHLEY.HERRERA (325) 340-3324

NOMAD SOUND,INC. BRET BRANON TX,78666 (512) 507-1228 WWW.NOMADSOUND.NET

MWM DESIGNGROUP JEFF CALDWELL 305 EAST HUNTLAND DRIVE SUITE 200 AUSTIN, TX 78852 (512) 453-0767 WWW.MWMDESIGNGROUP.COM MY EMERGENCY ROOM 24/7 CAMILE KING 2810 S. IH 35 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.MYEMERGENCYROOM.COM (512) 392-7800

NORTH CAROLINA FURNITURE DIRECT EARL STUDDARD 2440 IH 35 SOUTH SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.NCFDIRECT.COM (512) 353-2200 NORTH CAROLINA FURNITURE DIRECT FARM CLUB EARL STUDDARD 605 OLD ZORN RD SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.NCFDIRECT.COM (512) 353-2200

MIDDLETON BREWING KIM MIDDLETON 101 OAKWOOD LOOP SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 847-3435

MYERS CONSTRUCTION CHARLENE MYERS 2301 FM 3237 WIMBERLEY, TX 78676 WWW.MYERSCONCRETE.COM (512) 847-8000

MCCOY’S BUILDING SUPPLY HEADQUARTERS OFFICE DAN STAUFFER 1350 IH-35 NORTH SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.MCCOYS.COM (512) 353-5400

O

MINUTEMAN PRESS KATHLEEN CLENDENNEN 313 E. HUTCHISON ST. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.SOUTHAUSTIN.MINUTEMANPRESS.COM (512) 353-8070

MYRON’S PRIME STEAK HOUSE STEVE FRANCKOWIAK 136 NORTH CASTELL NEW BRAUNFELS, TX 78130 WWW.MYRONSPRIME.COM (830) 624-1024

OCEANS HEALTHCARE, SAN MARCOS,LLC TERRY JACKSON 1106 NORTH INTERSTATE 35 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.OCEANSSANMARCOS (512) 353-0194

MCCREARY VESELKA BRAGG & ALLEN KELLI WHIGHAM 712 S. STAGECOACH TRAIL SUITE. 1118 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.MVBALAW.COM (512) 353-3757

MISENHEIMER - STATE FARM INS. CHUCK MISENHEIMER 460 W. HOLLAND ST. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.CHUCK@CHUCKMISENHEIMER.COM (512) 353-2800

N

OFFICE DEPOT TERRY VAUGHN 201 SPRINGTOWN WAY SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.OFFICEDEPOT.COM (512) 805-8410

MCNABB & CO. REAL ESTATE SERVICES MONICA MALORGIO MCNABB 1920 CORPORATE DR STE. B201 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.MCNABBANDCO.COM (512) 667-9129

MITTMAN REAL ESTATE JASON MITTMAN 1330 CIELO RANCH ROAD SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 947-5757

NATURAL DEVELOPMENT,LLC ERIC WILLIS 11612 FM 2244 AUSTIN, TX 78738 WWW.NATURALDEVELOPMENTAUSTIN.COM (512) 402-1790

O’KANE LAWN AND LANDSCAPING BEN O’KANE P.O. BOX 599 SAN MARCOS, TX 78667 (512) 738-2185

112 • CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS


OLD MILL ASSOCIATES,LLC HENRY OLES 101 UHLAND ROAD STE. 201 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 353-1113 ON PAWS PET SERVICES STEPHANIE NELSON 167 CAZADOR DR. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.ONPAWSPETSERVICES.COM (512) 214-2596 O’NEILL HOUSE OF FASHION ME LINDA O’NEILL 306-B N. EDWARD GARY SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.FACEBOOK/ONEILLHOUSEOFFASHION (512) 216-6325 ORANGE LEAF JESSIE RAHE 4015 I-35 SOUTH STE. 730 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.ORANGELEAFYOGURT.COM (512) 558-0805 ORANGETHEORY FITNESS ASHLEY PREWITT 243 WONDER WORLD DR. STE. 108 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.SAN-MARCOS.ORANGETHEORYFITNESS. COM (512) 357-3057 ORTHODONTIC SPECIALISTS OF SAN MARCOS CLARK COLVILLE 1890 MEDICAL PARKWAY SUITE 101 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.DRCOLVILLE4BRACES.COM (512) 782-2046 OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE JEFF SPRAUER 4205 IH 35 SOUTH SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.OUTBACK.COM (512) 353-2500 OUTER RIM ESCAPE GAMES SAN MARCOS CORY DICKMAN 700 N. LBJ DR. STE. 112 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 OUTERRIMESCSANMARCOS.COM (512) 956-8806 OWN YOUR OWN UNIVERSE TERRI HENDRIX 2813 ROLLING OAKS SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.OWNYOUROWNUNIVERSE.ORG (512) 426-7288 OZONA BANK ABBEY CARNES 141 W. HOPKINS STREET SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.OZONABANK.COM (512) 754-2600

P

PAC N SAC BERNIE BOWDEN 1503 POST ROAD SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 353-8709 PACESETTER HOMES DENNIS CIANI 14400 THE LAKES BLVD. PFLUGERVILLE, TX 78660 (512) 323-5252 PAK MAIL JUDY JOHNSON 102 WONDER WORLD DRIVE STE. 304 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.PAKNSHIPTX.COM (512) 393-3420 PALMER’S RESTAURANT BAR AND COURTYARD MONTE SHEFFIELD 218 MOORE ST. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.PALMERSTEXAS.COM/ (512) 353-3500 PARK HILL APARTMENTS COLBY COTTON 1001 LEAH AVE. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.PARKHILLAPTS.COM (512) 396-7000 PARKWAY FALLS GRANDE REBECCA DURAN 1811 MEDICAL PKWY SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.ROBBINSPROPERTYLLC.COM (512) 878-1811 PATHMARK TRAFFIC PRODUCTS OF TEXAS,INC. FRANK BLAKLEY 4435 HUNTER ROAD SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.PATHMARK.NET (512) 392-2090 PATRICK STEGER PHOTOGRAPHY PATRICK STEGER I COME TO YOUR LOCATION SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.PATRICKPHOTOGRAPHY.COM (512) 550-7232 PAYCHEX,INC. CHRIS KOONTZ 3420 EXECUTIVE CENTER DR. STE 310 AUSTIN, TX 78731 (512) 241-0513 PEAL & ASSOCIATES JAKE PEAL 1 CHISOLM TRAIL STE. 5150 ROUND ROCK, TX 78681 (512) 394-7126

PECAN PARK RIVERSIDE RV & CABINS DAVID ROWLEY 50 SQUIRREL RUN SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.PECANPARK.COM (512) 396-0070

PIONEER BANK LANCE SPRUIELL 403 S. STAGE COACH TRAIL. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.PIONEERBANKTEXAS.COM (512) 749-1501

PECAN PLANTATION ROBERT PETERS 11 REDWOOD ST. MAXWELL, TX 78656 WWW.PECANPLANTATIONTX.COM (512) 357-6111

PITA PIT ANJY PATEL 350 N. GUADALUPE ST. STE.120 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.PITAPIT.SPLICKIT.COM/ MERCHANTS/106542 (512) 757-8546

PEDERNALES ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE,INC. DIANA GONZALES P.O BOX 100 KYLE, TX 78640 WWW.PEC.COOP.COM (512)799-2024 TOLL FREE

PLANET K GIFTS JOE PTAK 910 IH 35 N SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 392-4596

PENNINGTON FUNERAL HOME SHANE GLOSSON 323 NORTH COMANCHE SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.PENNINGTONFUNERALHOME.COM (512) 353-4311

POLLO TROPICAL BYRDIE FRANCO-ROCHA 1439 N. IH 35 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.POLLOTROPICAL.COM (512) 396-0925

PENNINGTON’S CAKES STEPHEN HORN 1662 SOUTH IH 35 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.PENNINGTONSCAKES.COM (512) 396-4059

POOLGALA TIMOTHY RYAN WWW.POOLGALA.COM (512) 774-1575 POST OAK VILLAS JENNIFER SHERMAN 1617 POST RD. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.POSTOAKVILLAS.WIX.COM/VILLAS (512) 754-6701

PERK UP DAVID GRAFFAGNINI 407 S. STAGECOACH TRAIL STE. 103 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 216-6392

POW,INC. PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS ERIN B. PELLIEN 911 PELICAN LANE SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.POWINCPROMOS.COM (512) 757-5100

PERRY HOMES BRIANNA TUDOR 9000 GULF FREEWAY HOUSTON, TX 77017 PERRYHOMES.COM (210) 679-0858

POWER HAUS EQUIPMENT MICHAEL MELTON 111 E. MLK DR. STE. B SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.POWERHAUSEQUIPMENT.COM (512) 392-1518

PETS AND MOORE ANDRA MOORE 3002 FM 621 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.PETSANDMOORE.COM (512) 754-7387 PHYSICAL THERAPY AND REHAB CONCEPTS P.C. KIM FARMER 915 HWY 80 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.PTRC-TX.COM (512) 353-4575 PIE SOCIETY CHASE KATZ 700 N. LBJ DR. STE. 102A SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.PIESMTX.COM (512) 805-8900

PREMIER CUTS BRIAN OLSON 1515 AQUARENA SPRINGS DRIVE., STE.102 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.MYPREMIERCUTS.COM (512) 268-5500 PREMIERE EVENTS BROOKE ROBINS 11810 MANCHACA ROAD AUSTIN, TX 78748 WWW.PREMIEREEVENTSONLINE.COM

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS • 113


MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY PRICE CENTER CLAY DESTEFANO 222 W. SAN ANTONIO ST. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.PRICE-CENTER.ORG (512) 392-2900 PRIME PROPERTY MANAGEMENT RICHARD E. TARR 1503 AQUARENA SPRINGS DR. STE. A SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.PRIMEPMC.COM (512) 878-1792 PRIORITY PERSONNEL,INC. CRISTINA MUÑOZ 226 WONDER WORLD DRIVE SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.PRIORITYPERSONNEL.COM (512) 392-2323 PROGRESSIVE WASTE SOLUTIONS TAMMY HELLUMS 2010 IH-10 WEST SEGUIN, TX 78155 WWW.IESI.COM (800) 581-5825 PROMISELAND SAN MARCOS CHURCH PAM HIGGINS 1650 LIME KILN ROAD SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 BUSINESS@PSMCCHRUCH.COM (512) 392-4357

Q QUAIL CREEK GOLF CLUB CORY DUVALL 2701 AIRPORT HIGHWAY 21 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.QUAILCREEK-CC.COM (512) 353-1665

R

RELIABLE AUTOMOTIVE BRAD HULLUM 1201 STATE HWY. 123 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.RELIABLE-AUTO.COM (512) 667-7390

RIVERS WANTED PHOTOGRAPHY MICHELLE MEHRENS 815 STAGECOACH TRAIL SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.RIVERSWANTED.COM (512) 809-0016

R3 RECYCLING MARCOS GARZA 215 W. SAN ANTONIO ST. STE. 500 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.R3-RECYCLING.COM (512) 393-8867

RENEW HEARING CENTER DENISE KOPECKI 300 S. C M ALLEN PARKWAY SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 667-6904

RIVERVIEW APARTMENTS ELENA BOSLEY 601 RIVER ROAD SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 353-1593

RAISING CANE’S ALAN CASTILLO 928 TEXAS 80 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.RAISINGCANES.COM (512) 805-0014

REPUBLIC SERVICES DOROTHY PATTERSON 2900 N. FM 973 AUSTIN, TX 78725 WWW.REPUBLICSERVICES.COM (512) 247-5647

ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHOCOLATE FACTORY DAVE OTT 4015 IH 35 SOUTH SUITE 835 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.RMCF.COM (512) 392-9780

RAMADA LIMITED PETER DHANA 1701 IH 35 NORTH SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.RAMADA.COM (512) 395-8000

RESOLUTE HEALTH MARSHA SNIDER 555 CREEKSIDE CROSSING NEW BRAUNFELS, TX 78130 WWW.RESOLUTEHEALTH.COM (830) 500-6000

RODAN AND FIELDS ERIN CONLEY 701 MOUNTAIN WIMBERLEY, TX 78676 (512) 667-8656

RANDOLPH-BROOKS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION STEVE KLEIN 1203 THORPE LANE UNIVERSAL CITY, TX 78148 WWW.RBFCU.ORG (800) 580-3300

RHINO GRAPHICS MICKEY DAY 133 SOUTH LBJ DR. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.RHINOTEES.COM (512) 392-6191

REAL NUTRITION & SMOOTHIES DAVID LUERA 102 WONDER WORLD DR. STE. 201 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.REALNUTRITIONSM.COM (512) 667-6566 RED ROOF INN MAHESH PATEL 817 IH 35 NORTH SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.REDROOF.COM (512) 754-8899

QUALITY HARDWOOD FLOORS JUNE GASIOROWSKI 2011 CLOVIS BARKER RD. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.QUALITYHARDWOODFLOORS.BIZ (512) 754-9077

REDBIRD SKYPORT JOHN KOENIRCH 2080 AIRPORT DR. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.REDBIRDSKYPORT.COM (512) 878-6670

QUALITY INN BIPIN PATEL 1611 N INTERSTATE 35 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.TRAVELODGESANMARCOS.COM (512) 396-5665

REFRESHABILITY ANDREW MITSCHKE 7708 FOREST RAIN LIVE OAK, TX 78233 WWW.REFRESHABILITY.COM (210) 704-7565

QUICK ALIGN AUTO REPAIR BILL JONES 600 S. GUADALUPE ST. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.QUICKALIGN.NET (512) 826-6409

REGENT CARE CENTER SAN MARCOS LISA SMITH 1351 SADLER DR. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.REGENTCARE.BIZ (512) 805-5000

114 • CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS

RICK C. REED & COMPANY,PLLC STUART WRIGHT 321 CHEATHAM SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.REEDCOCPA.COM (512) 353-0200 RILEY TRANSMISSIONS JOAN RILEY 1334 HWY 123 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.RILEYTRANSMISSIONS.COM (512) 353-5186

RODEWAY INN BHARAT PATEL 1635 AQUARENA SPRINGS DR. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.RODEWAYINN.COM (512) 353-8011 ROGER BEASLEY HYUNDAI SYDNA HUNTER 24795 IH-35 KYLE, TX 78640 WWW.BEASLEYHYUNDAI.COM (512) 262-2020 ROGER BEASLEY HYUNDAI NEW BRAUNFELS SYDNA HUNTER 485 N. BUSINESS IH 35 NEW BRAUNFELS, TX 78130 WWW.BEASLEYHYUNDAINB.COM (830) 632-2200

RIO CLARO STUDIO ADRIANA “GIGI” MEDEROS WWW.RIOCLAROSTUDIO.COM (512) 392-3133

ROOT CELLAR CAFE KYLE MYLIUS 215 N. LBJ DR. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.ROOTCELLARCAFE.COM (512) 392-5158

RIVER BLUFF CABIN ON THE SAN MARCOS RIVER PATSY KIMBALL 2301 RIVER GROVE ROAD FENTRESS, TX 78622 WWW.SANMARCOS.NET/RIVERBLUFFCABIN (512) 488-2568

ROSIE’S PIZZA TO GO NATHAN AREVALO 1318 STATE HWY 123 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 754-5200

RIVERCITY SCREENPRINTING & EMBROIDERY CRYSTAL CAMPBELL 1705 IH 35 SOUTH SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.WELOGOIT.COM (512) 754-8039

ROTARY CLUB OF SAN MARCOS JULIE HOLLAR P.O. BOX 581 SAN MARCOS, TX 78667 (512) 392-5437 RSI COMMUNITIES AMY SCOTT 810 HESTER’S CROSSING #235 ROUND ROCK, TX 78681 WWW.RSICOMMUNITIES.COM (512) 953-4100


RUIZ FINANCIAL GROUP,LLC RUBEN RUIZ 1920 A CORPORATE DR. STE. 106 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.MONEYCONCEPTS.COM/RRUIZ (512) 396-2487

SAN MARCOS AMERICAN LEGION POST 144 AND UNIT 144 MARGIE VILLAPANDO 1705 IH 35 N SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 393-4872

SAN MARCOS DAILY RECORD DON MOORE 1910 IH-35 SOUTH SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.SANMARCOSRECORD.COM (512) 392-2458

SAN MARCOS RIVER FOUNDATION DIANNE WASSENICH 222 WEST SAN ANTONIO ST. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.SANMARCOSRIVER.ORG (512) 353-4628

S

SAN MARCOS AREA REPUBLICAN TEXANS GROUP NAOMI NARVAIZ 102 WONDER WORLD DRIVE STE. 304-131 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.SMREPUBLICANS.COM (512) 364-0050

SAN MARCOS FAMILY MEDICINE TIFFANY LEE 2406 HUNTER RD. STE. 106 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.SMFM.NET (512) 557-6310

SAN MARCOS TITLE COMPANY SANDRA DAVID 100 EAST SAN ANTONIO ST STE. 101 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.SMTITLE.COM (512) 353-1782

SAN MARCOS GREENBELT ALLIANCE MARK TAYLOR 130 E. SIERRA CIRCLE SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.SMGREENBELT.ORG (512) 392-7457

SAN MARCOS TOURS & CHARTER BRANDON BURLESON 1211 MOUNTAIN VIEW DR. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.SANMARCOSBUSTOURS.COM (512) 808-0287

SAN MARCOS HAYS COUNTY EMS DAVID SMITH 2061 CLOVIS BARKER RD SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.SMHCEMS.COM (512) 353-5115

SAN MARCOS TOYOTA PAT SHERIDAN 5101 IH 35 SOUTH SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.SANMARCOSTOYOTA.COM (512) 392-1999

SAN MARCOS INDUSTRIAL FOUNDATION JOHN NAVARRETTE SAN MARCOS INDUSTRIAL FOUNDATION SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 396-3390

SAN MARCOS VETERINARY CLINIC JULIE HOUSE 1980 OLD RANCH ROAD 12 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.SANMARCOSVETCLINIC.COM (512) 392-7107

SABRE COMMERCIAL ADAM KOHLER 2001 CHICON STREET AUSTIN, TX 78722 WWW.SABRECOMMERCIAL.COM (512) 767-7447 SAFEGUARD BUSINESS SYSTEMS ROBERT BAKER P.O. BOX 200634 AUSTIN, TX 78720 WWW.GOSAFEGUARD.COM/RBAKER3 (512) 458-1900 SAGE CAPITAL BANK JOE KENWORTHY 2201 HUNTER ROAD SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.SAGECAPITALBANK.COM (512) 392-5588 SAKURA SUSHI & STEAK WADE LIN 117 MEINERS SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 757-8785 SAL’S HOUSE OF TINT MICHELLE HURTADO 2605 IH 35 SOUTH STE. 100B SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.SALSHOUSEOFTINT.COM (512) 757-8716 SAM’S CLUB DERREL BIBBS 1350 LEAH AVE. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 392-1963 SAN MARCOS ACADEMY SHELLEY HENRY 2801 RANCH ROAD 12 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 HTTPS://SMABEARS.ORG (512) 353-2400 SAN MARCOS AIR CONDITIONING RICK GONZALES 3500 HIGHWAY 123 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.SMAIRTX.COM (512) 353-2511

SAN MARCOS ART LEAGUE MARK LAMBDIN P.O. BOX 260 SAN MARCOS, TX 78667 WWW.SANMARCOSARTLEAGUE.ORG (512) 392-7408 SAN MARCOS BAR-B-QUE JUSTIN PEARSON 2601 HUNTER RD. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.SANMARCOSBBQ.COM (512) 938-1019 SAN MARCOS CITIZEN POLICE ACADEMY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION NAOMI NARVAIZ 2300 IH 35 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (903) 919-0037 SAN MARCOS CHRYSLER - DODGE - JEEP - RAM TERRY WAGNER 2990 IH 35 SOUTH SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.SANMARCOSAUTOOUTLET.COM (512) 831-7625 SAN MARCOS CISD GEORGANNE LOGUE 501 S. LBJ SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.SMCISD.NET (512) 393-6700 SAN MARCOS CISD EDUCATION FOUNDATION JEFFREY AULT P.O. BOX 671 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.SANMARCOSEDFOUNDATION.ORG (512) 396-5151 SAN MARCOS CONVENTION AND VISITOR BUREAU REBECCA YBARRA-RAMIREZ 617 IH 35 NORTH SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.TOURSANMARCOS.COM (512) 393-5930

SAN MARCOS LIONS CLUB LARKIN SMITH 170 CHARLES AUSTIN DR. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.TUBESANMARCOS.COM (512) 396-5466 SAN MARCOS PLUMBING VICTORIA SMITH 202 S. C M ALLEN PKWY SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.SANMARCOS-PLUMBING.COM (512) 618-7821 SAN MARCOS PREMIUM OUTLETS CELENA MCGUILL 3939 IH-35 SOUTH #900 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.PREMIUMOUTLETS.COM/SANMARCOS (512) 396-2200 SAN MARCOS REAL ESTATE DAVE GLOVER 1517 AQUARENA SPRINGS DR. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 396-2020 SAN MARCOS REHABILITATION AND HEALTHCARE JO ANNA IVEY 1600 NORTH IH 35 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 353-5026

SAN MARCOS WINDOW WASHING DAVID RODRIGUEZ WWW.SANMARCOSWINDOWWASHING.COM (512) 699-7729 SCHEIB CENTER - BOARD OF DIRECTORS MARILYN RAWLS SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.SCHEIBCENTER.ORG/ (512) 392-6803 SCHERTZ BANK & TRUST DENA RODRIGUEZ 1917 DUTTON DRIVE. STE. 205 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.SCHERTZBANK.COM (512) 754-7401 SCHOOL FUEL JENNY MANQRUM 102 WONDERWORLD DR. STE. 304-120 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.SCHOOLFUELSANMARCOS.ORG (512) 667-4241 SCHWARTZ & ASSOCIATES AUTUMN SCHWARTZ 116 S. LBJ DRIVE SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.SCHWARTZ-ASSOCIATES.COM (512) 667-6952

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS • 115


MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY SCORPION MEDIA,LLC CHRIS CLEMENTS 440 S. GUADALUPE ST. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.SCORPIONMEDIASM.COM (512) 938-8088

SIGHTS & SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS BRIAN OLSON 401 E. HOPKINS ST. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.SIGHTS-N-SOUNDS.ORG (512) 710-9627

SEAN CROWDER CPA SEAN CROWDER 110 WILLOW SPRINGS DR STE. 101 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 392-0576

SIGN CRAFTERS,INC. SCOTT VAUGHAN 2401 IH 35 SOUTH SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.SIGNCRAFTERS.NET (512) 392-0900

SEEBECK PARTNERSHIP,LTD JUNE SEEBECK 505 VILLAGE WEST DR. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 757-0626 SELLMAN ENTERPRISES SEPTIC SERVICES CRAIG SELLMAN 600 SOUTH LOOP 4 BUDA, TX 78610 (512) 312-0002 SERGI & ASSOCIATES P.C. ATTORNEYS AT LAW DAVID SERGI 329 S. GUADALUPE STREET SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.SERGILAW.COM (512) 392-5010 SERVPRO OF SAN MARCOS/NEW BRAUNFELS DARBY WRIGHT 1222 OLD MARTINDALE RD. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.SERVPRO.COM/FRANCHISE.ASPID=5071 (512) 396-8225 SETON MEDICAL CENTER HAYS LINDA LOTZ 6001 KYLE PARKWAY KYLE, TX 78640 WWW.SETON.NET (512) 504-5000 SHERWIN WILLIAMS PAINT MAC WILLIAMS 305 N EDWARD GARY SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.SHERWIN.COM (512) 392-0101 SHINE ON YOGA KATHRYN ZOLLARS 200 SPRINGTOWN WAY SUITE 318 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.SOYOGA.BIZ (512) 762-3773 SHWEIKI MEDIA DAVID REIMHERR 4954 SPACE CENTER DRIVE SAN ANTONIO, TX 78218 WWW.SHWEIKI.COM (512) 480-0860

SILO GALLERY & GLASS STUDIO ELISSA BEACH 7990 RANCH ROAD 12 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.SILOGLASS.COM (512) 444-6494 SKY DIVE SAN MARCOS VICTOR KRUSI P.O. BOX 337 FENTRESS, TX 78622 WWW.SKYDIVESANMARCOS.COM (512) 488-2214 SLEEP NUMBER KYLE BEGOR 3941 S IH 35 STE. 112 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 396-0355 SMTX PROPERTY MANAGEMENT MICHAEL NOLEN 1920 CORPORATE DRIVE B201 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.SMTXPM.COM (254) 931-0102 SODALIS ELDER LIVING BARBARA ROSEN 1001 CREPE MYRTEL DRIVE SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 878-2418 SOUTH TEXAS BLOOD & TISSUE CENTER TRACY SOMMER 6211 IH 10 WEST SAN ANTONIO, TX 78201 WWW.SOUTHTEXASBLOOD.ORG (210) 731-5555

SPA ON-SITE JOSEPH ‘’DAIN’’ WILLIAMS 1606 N. IH-35 APT.92 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (254) 495-2288 SPAWGLASS CONTRACTORS,INC. KIRBY BAIRD 1111 SMITH ROAD AUSTIN, TX 78721 WWW.SPAWGLASS.COM (512) 719-5251 SPECTRUM (FORMERLY TIME WARNER CABLE) BETH COOK 12012 N. MOPAC EXPRESSWAY AUSTIN, TX 78758 (512) 202-5981 SPEEDTECH LIGHTS FERDOUS DEYAF 218 TRADEMARK DR. BUDA, TX 78610 WWW.SPEEDTECHLIGHTS.COM (214) 600-5141

STATE FARM INSURANCE- JO STEPHENS JO STEPHENS 1540 S IH 35 STE. 101 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.JOSTEPHENS.COM (512) 805-0600 STATE REPRESENTATIVE JASON ISAAC 100 COMMONS ROAD #7-125 DRIPPING SPRINGS, TEXAS 78620 WWW.ISAACFORTEXAS.COM 512-850-5524 STEGER’S CHIFFONADE LAUREN NESBITT 416 MOORE ST. #B SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.STEGERSCHIFFONADE.VPWEB.COM/ ABOUT-US.HTML (512) 914-3808

SPENCER CANOES & SHADY GROVE CAMPGROUND PAT GUNN SPENCER 9515 F.M. 1979 MARTINDALE, TX 78655 WWW.SPENCERCANOES.NET (512) 357-6113

STEVEN W. COOK CPA STEVE COOK 14100 SAN PEDRO STE. 530 SAN ANTONIO, TX 78279 WWW.COOKGOLA.COM (210) 495-4424

SPRINGTOWN VETERINARY HOSPITAL DAN NOWLAND 415 SPRINGTOWN WAY SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.SPRINGTOWNVET.COM (512) 353-2717

STONE BROOK SENIORS COMMUNITY MEGAN WALKER 300 SOUTH STAGECOACH TRAIL SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 LIVESTONEBROOKSANMARCOS.COM (512) 392-9330

SPUD RANCH J.R. GALLEGOS 1330 AQUARENA SPRINGS DRIVE STE. 320 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 805-7783

STONE’S TRAILERS & TRUCK COVERS,INC. WANDA BURKE 2001 IH 35 NORTH SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.STONESTRAILER.COM (512) 353-8244

STAR AWARDS,INC. FLOYD R. CHUNN 1500 IH-35 SOUTH NEW BRAUNFELS, TX 78130 STARAWARDSNB.COM (830) 625-8583

SOUTHSIDE COMMUNITY CENTER RUBEN GARZA 518 S. GUADALUPE ST. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.SOUTHSIDECOMMUNITYCENTER.ORG (512) 392-6694

STARBUCKS JENNIE WEEDEN 1285 S. IH-35 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 557-3919

SOUTHWEST ENGINEERS,INC. ARLENE REEVES 307 ST. LAWRENCE GONZALES, TX 78629 WWW.SWENGINEERS.COM (830) 672-7546

STATE FARM INSURANCE - GLENN WIER GLENN WIER 2575 IH 35 SOUTH STE. 101 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.GLENNWIER.COM (512) 392-6601

116 • CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS

STATE FARM INSURANCE - ROSIE GARCIA ROSIE GARCIA 2401 HUNTER RD STE 500 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.ROSIEGARCIATX.COM (512) 392-8050

STR8 TRAINING EMILY TOMLIN 2626 HUNTER RD. STE. 201 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.STR8TRAINING.COM (512) 216-0748 STRIPES STORE PIPER SCOTT 4525 AYERS STREET CORPUS CHRISTI, TX 78415 WWW.STRIPESSTORES.COM (512) 392-6484 SUBWAY OF SAN MARCOS SHANE FRASER 102 WONDER WORLD DRIVE STE. 100 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.SUBWAYTX.COM (512) 353-7777


SUNRISE HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT COMPANY,LLC WANDA MILLER 10606 TIMBERLAKE AVE BATON ROUGE, LA 70810 WWW.SUNRISEHEALTHCARE.NET (828) 262-5410 SUNSET AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM MARTY NELSON 405 REIMER AVENUE SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.SUNSETAFTERSCHOOL.COM (512) 392-1992 SUR-POWR BATTERY SUPPLY BONNIE HUGHSON 1718 N IH 35 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.SURPOWR.COM (512) 396-7107 SVN-PJP COMMERCIAL BROKERAGE PEGGY JONES 314 E HUTCHISON ST. STE. A SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 805-8226 SWING TIME DANCE COMPANY YOLONDA SAWYER 101 UHLAND RD. #206 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.SWINGTIMEDANCECOMPANY.COM/ (512) 210-7460

T TACO CABANA GABE CORTEZ 135 LONG STREET SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 392-1500 TANGER OUTLET - SAN MARCOS JOHN LAIRSEN 4015 IH 35 SOUTH STE. 805 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.TANGEROUTLET.COM/SANMARCOS (512) 396-7446 TEAM REFERRAL NETWORK - CENTRAL TEXAS MICHAEL LITSCHEWSKI TEAMREFERRALNETWORK.COM/MEMBERS/ MIKE-LITSCHEWSKI (218) 725-3298 TED BREIHAN ELECTRIC COMPANY TED BREIHAN P.O. BOX 477 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 396-3300

TEKRESCUE,INC. RANDY BRYAN 3413 HUNTER RD. STE. A SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 HTTPS://MYTEKRESCUE.COM (512) 843-2835 TEXAS AVIATION PARTNERS STACEY BATCH 4400 HWY 21 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.TEXASAVIATIONPARTNERS.COM (512) 216-6042 TEXAS DISPOSAL SYSTEMS RAY BRYANT P.O. BOX 17126 AUSTIN, TX 78760 WWW.TEXASDISPOSAL.COM (512) 421-1300 TEXAS EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION STEPHEN DAVIS P.O. BOX 1108 SAN MARCOS, TX 78667 (512) 396-2275 TEXAS EXPRESS LUBE AND AUTO JASON LEWIS 110 S CM ALLEN PARKWAY SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.TEXASEXPRESSLUBE.COM (512) 396-3366 TEXAS FARM BUREAU INSURANCE SHANNA BRANNEN SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.HTTPS://WWW.TXFB-INS.COM/PAGES/ DEFAULT.ASPX (512) 396-2013 TEXAS ONCOLOGY - SAN MARCOS ILSA MELSON 1308 WONDER WORLD DRIVE SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.TEXASONCOLOGY.COM (512) 396-5199 TEXAS PHYSICAL THERAPY SPECIALISTS CHRISTOPHER BAKER 2550 HUNTER RD. STE. 1104 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.TEXPTS.COM (512) 396-5122 TEXAS ROADHOUSE MICHAEL CLEGG 1502 IH 35 SOUTH SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.TEXASROADHOUSE.COM (512) 353-7427 TEXAS SKI RANCH CHRISTINE BIALICK 6700 IH 35 NORTH NEW BRAUNFELS, TX 78130 WWW.TEXASSKIRANCH.COM (830) 627-2843

TEXAS STATE ALUMNI AFFAIRS ASSOCIATION KIM GANNON 601 UNIVERSITY DRIVE JCK STE. #380 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.TXSTATEALUMNI.ORG (512) 245-2371

TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY - MCCOY COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DENISE SMART 601 UNIVERSITY DRIVE SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 245-2311 TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC TOM CLARK 601 UNIVERSITY DRIVE SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 245-2651

TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY DENISE TRAUTH 601 UNIVERSITY DRIVE SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.TXSTATE.EDU (512) 245-2121

TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY THE WITTLIFF COLLECTIONS DAVID COLEMAN 601 UNIVERSITY DRIVE ALKEK LIBRARY 7TH SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 THEWITTLIFFCOLLECTIONS.TXSTATE.EDU (512) 245-2313

TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY - BOOKSTORE (AUXILIARY SERVICES) JOHN ROOT 601 UNIVERSITY DRIVE LBJ STUDENT CTR. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.BOOKSTORE.TXSTATE.EDU (512) 245-2585 TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR P-16 INITIATIVES MICHELLE HAMILTON 601 UNIVERSITY DRIVE SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 245-8192

TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE JACQUELINE SLAUGHTER 702 GAILLARDIA SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.BOOKSTORE.TXSTATE.EDU (512) 245-2273

TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY - DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER INFORMATION RICKI INGALLS 601 UNIVERSITY DRIVE SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 245-2291

TEXHEALTH CENTRAL TEXAS JIM RODRIGUEZ 2800 SOUTH IH 35 STE. 131 AUSTIN, TX 78704 WWW.TEXHEALTHCT.ORG (512) 524-2618

TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT PAULA RECHNER 601 UNIVERSITY DRIVE SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 245-2571

TEX-MIX CONCRETE SEAN VAN DELIST 201 INDUSTRIAL FORK LEANDER, TX 78646 WWW.TEX-MIXCONCRETE.COM (210) 883-8060

TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY - EDWARDS AQUIFER RESEARCH CENTER BENJAMIN SCHWARTZ 601 UNIVERSITY DRIVE SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.EARDC.TXSTATE.EDU (512) 245-2329

THAD ZIEGLER GLASS,LTD. JAN SIMS 1660 IH 35 SOUTH SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 392-6644

TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY FRIENDS OF FINE ARTS KEVIN GILLEY 601 UNIVERSITY DRIVE 112 OLD MAIN SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 245-2308 TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY LBJ STUDENT CENTER CHARLIE SALAS 601 UNIVERSITY DRIVE LBJSC RM. 2-141.1 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.LBJSC.TXSTATE.EDU (512) 245-1641

THE BLOOM BAR KAYLI HEAD 123 SOUTH LBJ DRIVE SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.THEBLOOMBAR.COM (512) 738-5593 THE DAMRON GROUP REALTORS BRENDA DAMRON 102 WONDER WORLD DRIVE STE. 301 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.THEDAMRONGROUP.COM (512) 392-7653 THE FLORAL STUDIO MAXINE SCHAFFER 331 W. HOPKINS STE. 100 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.THE-FLORAL-STUDIO.COM (512) 392-4656 SHOP

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS â&#x20AC;¢ 117


MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY THE MASTER’S SCHOOL OF SAN MARCOS,INC. TUCKER BLYTHE 1664 CENTERPOINT RD. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.MASTERSSCHOOL.ORG (512) 392-4322

THREE DUDES WINERY TERRY ALFORD 125 OLD MARTINDALE ROAD SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.THREEDUDESWINERY.COM (512) 392-5634

TVC INTEGRA INSURANCE SERVICES VERNON L. COOPER 102 SUTTLES AVE. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.TVCINTEGRA.COM (512) 392-3055

UNITED WAY OF HAYS COUNTY MICHELLE HARPER P.O. BOX 1728 SAN MARCOS, TX 78667 WWW.UNITEDWAYHAYSCO.ORG (512) 353-1420

THUNDERCLOUD SUBS DAVID COHEN 1035 N. STATE HWY.123. STE.101 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.THUNDERCLOUD.COM (512) 738-7283

TWIN LIQUORS #55 ESTELLE CALLIGAN 1160 THORPE LANE #101 AUSTIN, TX 78751 WWW.TWINLIQUORS.COM (512) 392-8334

UNIVERSITY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION DAVID WILLINGHAM 1190 THORPE LANE SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.UFCU.ORG (512) 467-8080

TICKLE BLAGG ANIMAL HOSPITAL ROBERT BLAGG 1100 HWY 80 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.TICKLEBLAGG.COM (512) 353-1871

TWO P’S & CALLI’S BOUTIQUE PAM COUCH 690 CENTERPOINT RD STE. 205 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 TWOPSANDCALLIS.COM (512) 392-8967

URGENT CARE & OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH CENTERS OF TEXAS P.A LESHA BETTS 1659 HWY 46 W STE. 160 SPRING BRANCH, TX 78070 WWW.URGENTCAREOFTEXAS.COM (830) 438-8953 DIRECT LINE

THE SPOT GABRIEL GUTIERREZ 408 S. LBJ DR. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 667-6990

TILSON HOME CORPORATION RICK GRAVES 2396 IH 35 NORTH SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.SANMARCOSSALES@TILSONHOME.COM (800) 929-2458

TX REAL ESTATE BROKERS MARGARET ENNIS 100 N. EDWARD GARY A-2 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.TXREALESTATEMANAGEMENT.COM (512) 787-0333

THE STEAMERY BRIAN PATTON P.O. BOX 1900 SAN MARCOS, TX 78667 WWW.STEAMERYCARPETCLEANING.COM (512) 757-9088

TOP IMAGE HAIR SALON MICHELLE CONWAY 300 S C.M. ALLEN PARKWAY STE. 214 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.SANMARCOSHAIRSALON.COM (512) 644-0287

TX REAL ESTATE BROKERS MICHELLE MEHRENS 100 N. EDWARD GARY A-2 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.TXREALESTATEMANAGEMENT.COM (512) 787-0333

THE UPS STORE MICHAEL RYE 415 N. GUADALUPE ST. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.THEUPSSTORE.COM (512) 805-0500

TOTAL SOURCE G&G WATER SOURCE AND ICE CATHY GRIMES 115 COUNTY RD 3812 CLEVELAND, TX 77328 WWW.TOTALSOURCEWATER.COM (936) 215-0054

TX STATE OPTICAL STEPHEN STANFIELD 2406 HUNTER RD. SUITE 102 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.SANMARCOSTSO.COM (512) 754-8932

THE WASH TUB ALBERTO SIERRA 1200 THORPE LANE SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.WASHTUB.COM (512) 667-7335

TOWNWOOD APARTMENTS LAURA GERHARDT 520 LINDA DRIVE SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.TOWNWOODAPTS.COM (512) 396-1983

THE WELLINGTON RIC GALLEGOS 600 LEAH AVE SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.THEWELLINGTONAPTS.COM (512) 754-6006

TRIANGLE FIRE & SECURITY,LLC STEVE CLAY 318 BRAZORIA TRAIL SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 800-1055

U.S. ARMY MICHAEL MCCOWN 1050 MCKINLEY PLACE DR. STE. 340-D SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 396-3994

TRI-COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETY JOHN LEE SANG PO BOX 803 SAN MARCOS, TX 78667 WWW.TRICOUNTYMS.ORG (210) 426-7323

U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION ASHLEY MORALES 615 E. HOUSTON ST. STE 298 SAN ANTONIO, TX 78205 WWW.SBA.GOV (210) 403-5900

TRI-TECH SURVEYING COMPANY L.P. MARIA KESSLER 100 E. SAN ANTONIO ST. STE. 100 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.SURVEYINGCOMPANY.COM (512) 440-2222

UNICYCLE FOOTBALL LEAGUE ROSS PELC 613 COLUMBIA ST. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666

THE PALAZZO APARTMENTS SUZANNE PONCE 1011 WONDER WORLD DR. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.THEPALAZZOLIVING.COM (512) 353-1001 THE SALVATION ARMY KATHY MCNIEL 300 SOUTH C.M. ALLEN PARKWAY STE. 100 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.SALVATIONARMYUSA.ORG (512) 754-8541

THERMON MANUFACTURING COMPANY BRUCE THOMAS 100 THERMON DR SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.THERMON.COM (512) 396-5801 THOMASON FUNERAL HOME DWAYNE THOMASON 2001 RANCH ROAD 12 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.THOMASONFUNERALHOME.COM (512) 396-2300

118 • CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS

U

US SECURITY SERVICE JASON HARDY 300 SOUTH CM ALLEN PKWY., STE. 2016 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.US-SECURITY.US (844) 487-7328 UTC AEROSPACE SYSTEMS EROSTRUCTURES DENISE COLLAZO 2005 TECHNOLOGY WAY SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.UTC.COM (512) 754-3600

V VAN DE WALLE FAMILY DENTISTRY THOMAS VAN DE WALLE 111 WILLOW SPRINGS DRIVE SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 878-2540 VERANDAH APARTMENTS FELICIA JACKSON 1805 IH 35 NORTH SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.VERANDAHSANMARCOS.COM (512) 353-7711 VERGE MOBILE,LLC DBA T-MOBILE RYAN BANEGAS 730 E. HOPKINS SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.VERGEMOBILE.COM (512) 396-8733 VERTS MEDITERRANEAN GRILL COURTNEY CAMPBELL 301 N. GUADALUPE ST. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.EATVERTS.COM (512) 800-8194


VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS POST 3413 JAMES STUART 1701 HUNTER ROAD SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 667-6216 VICTORY CLEANERS GLORIA MARTINEZ 418 S. LBJ DRIVE SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 353-9314 VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA TOM TVRDIK SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 VILLAGE HOMES DONALD DEMPSEY 17325 STATE HWY 21 AUSTIN, TX 78760 WWW.VILLAGEHOMESAUSTIN.COM (512) 385-9700 VIM GYM NAOMI MAHAMUTH 105 UHLAND RD SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.VIMGYMSM.COM (210) 913-5759 VISTA HOMES TOM TABER 1911 CORPORATE DR. STE. 103 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.VISTACONSTRUCTION.COM (512) 396-9610 VITALOGY SKINCARE KATHLEEN LINDSEY 1320 WONDER WORLD DR. STE. 108 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.VITALOGYSKINCARE.COM (512) 393-3376 VOLKERT INTEGRITY CONTRACTING,INC. KEN VOLKERT 8159 OLD BASTROP RD. NEW BRAUNFELS, TX 78130 WWW.VOLKERTINTEGRITY.COM (830) 214-0593

W WAKE THE DEAD COFFEE HOUSE JULIE BALKMAN 1432 OLD RANCH ROAD 12 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.WAKETHEDEADCOFFEEHOUSE.NET WALDRIP INSURANCE AGENCY,LLC CHARLES WALDRIP 116 NORTH LBJ DRIVE SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 353-7411

WALTON DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT - WEST USA BECKY COLLINS 9811 S. IH-35 SUITE 4-200 AUSTIN, TX 78744 WWW.WALTON.COM (512) 347-7070 WARM SPRINGS SPECIALITY HOSPITALS PAM KNEUPER 1445 HANZ DRIVE NEW BRAUNFELS, TX 78130 WWW.WARMSPRINGS.ORG/OUR-FACILITIES/ HOSPITALS/WARM(210) 488-3485 WELCOMEMAT SERVICES - SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS MARK POLANCO (512) 826-7318 WELL FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC ROYCE BARNETT 1913 DUTTON DR. SUITE 405 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.WELLFAMILYCHIROPRACTIC.COM (512) 842-6102 WELLS FARGO BUSINESS BANKING DAVID CASE 123 N. EDWARD GARY STREET SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 HTTPS://WWW.WELLSFARGO.COM/COM/ (512) 753-3261 WESLEY CHAPEL A.M.E. CHURCH TOSHA COLEMAN 224 S. FREDERICKSBURG STREET SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 392-8034 WESTHILL PAVING,INC. CHAD REYNOLDS 3012 FM 621 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.WESTHILLPAVING.COM (512) 353-1432

WIMBERLEY GLASSWORKS TIM DEJONG 6469 RANCH ROAD 12 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.WGW.COM (800) 929-6686 WOLF CREEK RANCH TERRY ALFORD 19577 SAN MARCOS HIGHWAY SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 392-7044 WONDER WORLD CAVE AND PARK BUDDY MOSTYN 1100 PROSPECT STREET SAN MARCOS, TX 78667 WWW.WONDERWORLDPARK.COM (512) 392-6711

Z

ZAXBY’S GARY AVANT 4002 S IH 35 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.ZAXBYS.COM (706) 316-9888

WONDERLAND SCHOOL JIM FIFE 302 COUNTRY ESTATES SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.THEWONDERLANDSCHOOL.COM (512) 392-9404 WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS RURAL CAPITAL AREA MIKE CRANE 202 SOUTH C.M. ALLEN PARKWAY SUITE. 7 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.WORKFORCESOLUTIONSRCA.COM (512) 392-1291

Y YARBROUGH AGENCY SCOTT YARBROUGH 104 SUTTLES AVENUE SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 (512) 214-8730

WHATABURGER RESTAURANTS LP BRENDA CERVANTES 1077 CENTRAL PARKWAY SOUTH STE. 900 SAN ANTONIO, TX 78232 (210) 496-4000

YELLOW UMBRELLA TRAVEL SHEA BAILEY 12203 CAMINO REAL SUITE B KYLE, TX 78640 HTTPS://YELLOWUMBRELLATRAVEL.COM/ (512) 955-1320

WHITENTON GROUP,INC. HEIDI PAINTER 3413 HUNTER RD. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.WHITENTONGROUP.COM (512) 353-3344

YOGURT IN LOVE RUTH MOLINA 102 WONDER WORLD DRIVE #205 SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 HTTP://WWW.YOGURTINLOVESMTX.COM (512) 392-2997

WILLIAMSON MANAGEMENT CO. TIM WILLIAMSON 219 NORTH COMANCHE STREET SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 WWW.WILLIAMSONCOMPANY.COM (512) 392-3600

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS • 119


Advertiser Index

120 â&#x20AC;¢ CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS


A

AAA Self-Storage – 21 Ash & Associates – 62

B

Bradzoil – 94 EurrnĽhog#Uhvlghqwldo2Eodqfr# Vista – 3 EurrnĽhog#Uhvlghqwldo2Nlvvlqj# Tree 10 & 11

C

Fdqgohzrrg#Vxlwhv#Ğ 70 Fhqwhusrlqw#Vwdwlrn - 55 Fhqwudo#Wh{dv#Phglfdo#Fhqwhu#Ğ#124 Fhwhud#Lqyhvwphqw#Vhuylfhv#Ğ#7 Fklfn0Ľo0D#Ğ#92 Frpiruw#Vxlwhv#Ğ#70 & 83 Fruulgru#Sulpdu|#Fduh#Ğ#95 Fxuuhqw#Hohfwulf/#Lqf1#Ğ#97

E

Hpedvv|#Vxlwhv#e|#Klowrq#Ğ#29 & 70

F

Iluvw#Xqlwhg#Phwkrglvw#Fkxufk#Ğ# 96 Iurvw#Edqn#Ğ#41 Ixvfkdnġv#Slw#Edu0E0T#Ğ#49

G

Jdu|#Mre#Frusv#Ğ#77 Jhuphu#Lqvxudqfh#0 81 Jlooġv#Fklfnhq#Ġqġ#Pruh#Ğ#54 Juhdwhu#Vdq#Pdufrv#Sduwqhuvkls#Ğ# 123 Juhdwhu#Wh{dv#Ihghudo#Fuhglw# Xqlrq#Ğ#97 Jxdgdoxsh0Eodqfr#Ulyhu#Dxwkrulw|# – 93

H

Kdpswrq#Lqq#)#Vxlwhv#Ğ#70 & 87

Kd|v#Fdogzhoo#Frxqflo#Rq#Dofrkro# )#Guxj#Dexvh#Ğ#85 Kd|v#Qxuvlqj#dqg#Uhkdelolwdwlrq# Fhqwhu#Ğ#93 K1H1E1#Ğ#79 Kloo#Frxqwu|#Whfk#Jx|v#Ğ#41 Klowrq#Jdughq#Lqq#Ğ#70 & 87 Krolgd|#Lqq#Vdq#Pdufrv#Ğ#70

J

Mdvrqġv#Ghol#Ğ#81

K

Nlvvlqj#Wuhh#Ğ#23 Nhq#Eodfnġv#EET#Ğ#14 Nlzdqlv#Foxe#ri#Vdq#Pdufrv#Ğ#21

L

Od#Flpd2Qdwxudo#Ghyhorsphqw# Dxvwlq/#OOF#Ğ#84 OEM#Pxvhxp#Ğ#55 Life Storage – 31

M

Pdwkhxv#Oxpehu#0# 81 PfQdee#)#Fr1#Ğ#40 PfFr|ġv#Exloglqj#Vxsso|#Ğ#98 Prfkdv#)#Mdydv#Ğ#40

O

Rog#Ploo#Exvlqhvv#Sdun#Ğ#65 R}rqd#Edqn#Ğ#7

P

Sdophuġv#Uhvwdxudqw/#Edu#)# Frxuw|dug#Ğ#53 Shqqlqjwrqġv#Fdnhv#Ğ#42 Slrqhhu#Edqn#Ğ#43 Sulfh#Fhqwhu#0#79 Suhplhu#Fxwv#Ğ#41 Sulrulw|#Shuvrqqho#Ğ#95

Ulr#Fodulr#Vwxglr#Ğ#96

S

Vdjh#Fdslwdo#Edqn#Ğ#42 Vdq#Pdufrv#FLVG#Ğ#94 Vdq#Pdufrv#Ğ#Flw|#ri##0#77 Vdq#Pdufrv#Frqyhqwlrq#)#Ylvlwru# Exuhdx#Ğ#29 Vdq#Pdufrv#Gdlo|#Uhfrug#Ğ#101 Vdq#Pdufrv#Idplo|#Phglflqh#Ğ#92 Vdq#Pdufrv#Jhqwoh#Ghqwdo#Ğ#43 Vdq#Pdufrv#Olrqv#Foxe#Ğ#55 Vfkhle#Fhqwhu#Ğ#65 Vkhuw}#Edqn#)#Wuxvw#Ğ#54 Sodalis – 54

T

Wh{dv#Dyldwlrq#Sduwqhuv#Ğ#78 Wh{dv#Rqfrorj|#Ğ 15 Wh{dv#Urdgkrxvh#Ğ#81 Wh{dv#Vwdwh#Rswlfdo#Ğ##62 Wh{dv#Vwdwh#Xqlyhuvlw|#Ğ#2 Wkh#Vdq#Pdufrv#\rxqj# Surihvvlrqdov#Ğ#98 Wudfh2Kljksrlqwh#Frppxqlwlhv#Ğ# 13 Wzr#Sġv#)#Fdooolġv2Frg|ġv2Hohydwh2 Wkh#Ilqg#s1#;6

U

Xqlyhuvlw|#Ihghudo#Fuhglw#Xqlrq#Ğ# 53 XWF#Dhurvsdfh#V|vwhpv#Ğ#14

W

Zdup#Vsulqjv#Ğ#42 Zlpehuoh|#Jodvvzrunv#Ğ#79 Zrunirufh#Vroxwlrqv#Ğ#63

R

Uhjhqw#Fduh#Fhqwhu#Ğ#9

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS • 121


dy^dͲd,&/Z^dW>d,ZKZ>KK<^&KZd>Ed

Dalton Sweat

Marcy Holt

Marilyn Redding

Laura Aebi

Wimberley, TX

Austin, TX

Waco, TX

Flower Mound, TX

Ishmael Johnson

Cody Holland

Susan Sisson

Lisa V. Tanksley

Pam Gravis

Manor, TX

Rosenberg, TX

Wimberley, TX

Waco, TX

Alice, TX

Colton Ashabranner

Rachel Willis

Donavan Jackson

Jayne McAllister

Javier Vargas

Llano, TX

Lake Jackson, TX

Watauga, TX

New Braunfels, TX

Seguin, TX

Irma Mendez

'XVWLQ3DUσUH\

Jake VanWagner

Philip Castor

Tom Hiderbrecht

San Marcos, TX

Burton, TX

Houston, TX

Houston, TX

San Marcos, TX

'ƌĞĂƚ/ĚĞĂƐʹ'ƌĞĂƚŶĞƌŐLJʹ'ƌĞĂƚĚƵĐĂƟŽŶʹ'ƌĞĂƚZĞƐƵůƚƐ͊ ǁŝŵďĞƌůĞLJǀŝĞǁ͘ĐŽŵ ĚƌŝƉƉŝŶŐƐƉƌŝŶŐƐŶĞǁƐ͘ĐŽŵ

ƐĂŶŵĂƌĐŽƐƌĞĐŽƌĚ͘ĐŽŵ

512.392.2458 122 • CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS


CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE TO SAN MARCOS â&#x20AC;¢ 123


The Guide to Everything San Marcos  

2017 - 2018

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you