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To Everything San Marcos
The GUIDE is published and provided free of charge to all visitors and newcomers as part of the Chamberʼs relocation packets. Copies are available at the
San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce
202 N. C.M. Allen Parkway P.O. Box 2310 San Marcos, TX 78667 512-393-5900
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Chamber Staff Contributors GUIDE Publisher Don Moore GUIDE Editor Rowe H. Ray GUIDE Contributors David Short Anita Miller Randy Stevens Jeff Walker, Michele Miller GUIDE SALES Cody Herring Chris Urbanovsky Jenny Leidecker GUIDE Creative Director Karen Ray GUIDE Designer Alfredo Sanchez PHOTOGRAPHY BY David Short, Gerald Castillo Rowe Ray, Anita Miller, Don Anders
San Marcos Daily Record
Tae of Contents 6 Hope Floats - Habitat Conservation Plan 8 Messages from the President and the Publisher 9 San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 10 Nurturing Innovation - STAR PARK 12 NCFD Farm Club - Play Ball! 14 A Taste of San Marcos Heritage 18 County Commissioners Recognize the Importance of Transportation 20 High Atop the Hill 22 School Tech - San Marcos CISD 26 San Marcos Academy Transforming Lives 28 Famously San Marcos 30 TXI - A Bright Future 32 Hear Those Whistles Blow 34 State of the Arts - Texas State Performing Arts Center 36 Western Swing Festival 38 Fun Places to Visit in San Marcos 39 Farmers Market/Pet Fest 40 Flying High - San Marcos Regional Airport 42 Construction Shows Strong Trends 44 San Marcos Parks - Beauty, Serenity, Family Fun! 46 Vision San Marcos - “A River Runs Through Us” 48 City Council Guides Community Progress 50 San Marcos Area Utility Providers 54 Spirit of Place 56 Waters Still Run Cool, Clear 58 Bobcats Hit the Big Time 62 San Marcos City Council Vision is Coming True 68 Chamber Membership Directory
Photos courtesy of the San Marcos Convention and Visitor Bureau & The San Marcos Daily Record
On the cover: The iconic Gazebo at Juan Veramendi Plaza, 400 E. Hopkins St. is the site for many weddings and special occasions.
GUIDE TO RECREATION
Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan efforts target water quality, species at risk
ost San Marcos residents have heard the good news regarding the river and aquifer: the Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) has been approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Years of work on the plan and millions of dollars was invested by many cities, industries, farmers, state agencies and nonprofit environmental organizations in the Edwards Aquifer region since a stable aquifer is important for the regional economy. They created a plan by consensus to stabilize the aquifer levels and keep the San Marcos and Comal Springs flowing during dry times. But there is no resting now. All the planners and stakeholders are beginning the actual work that they promised to do, to keep the springs flowing and improve the habitat for the endangered species which inhabit those springs. There will be work done in San Marcos and New Braunfels and in counties all over the Edwards region. A major project outlined in the HCP utilizes leased water rights from the Edwards Aquifer, storing the water in the sandy Carrizo Aquifer south of San Antonio. During severe drought, the stored water will be piped to San Antonio, and used instead of water pumped from the Edwards Aquifer. This Aquifer Storage and Recovery project of the HCP provides the majority of water that computer models have estimat-
ed is needed to keep the springs flowing. The San Antonio Water System already has its own Aquifer Storage and Recovery System, operating for several years, storing the same amount of water underground as would have been stored in the old proposed Applewhite Reservoir, if it had been built. In fact, because recent rainfall has been so sparse, San Antonio is already drawing from its own stored water placed in the Carrizo (before the HCP plan was approved or funded). The HCP project to store additional water will get underway later during wetter periods. Another HCP project will help farmers in western counties of the Edwards region to decide not to plant crops during droughts, by paying the farmers who sign up for the Voluntary Irrigation Suspension Program (VISPO). Farmers are now in the process of signing up for these future payments, which would only be paid if the low level trigger is reached by a certain date each year. This project will make a big difference in water availability to the springs during droughts. The whole Edwards region is also adding a Stage 5 to its critical period water conservation stages, limiting pumping more stringently during the very worst of drought â€“ times that would be even worse than the 1950s drought. See AQUIFER page 7
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The HCP will also help small towns set up better water conservation programs, and reduce water losses, in exchange for a portion of those water savings being dedicated to the HCPâ€™s goal of keeping the springs flowing. The projects most interesting to San Marcans will be the research on endangered species in the San Marcos River and nearby on McCarty Lane at the National Fish Hatchery and Technology Center, with the aim of improving the habitat in the river by learning more about ideal conditions for the species. The Comal Springs will be the subject of similar research and projects. In the San Marcos River, locals can expect to see eroded riverbanks stabilized and plantings along the banks with large numbers of native trees and shrubs to help filter storm water runoff. Litter pickup in the river and tributaries has already begun, and soon removal of invasive plant and animal species in the river
will begin. Most locals will enjoy seeing the thick sediments on the river bottom being suctioned out, once permits are received for that project. Both the city and the university will be hosting public events in 2013 so that people can learn about these projects and perhaps become involved. Funding for the projects is coming from a fee on Edwards Aquifer pumping paid by cities and industries in the region, plus additional funds provided by downstream water providers and industries. The group of stakeholders involved in the HCP has now been narrowed down to a smaller group of those implementing the plan, and the group reviews each project as it is planned and contracts are let. The city of San Marcos and Texas State University are part of that group. See http://eahcp.org for more information about the HCP.
Floating the river and enjoying the scenery.
RIVER HABITAT CONSERVATIONâ€” Mayor Daniel Guerrero recognizes the contributions of city employees, representatives from Texas State University and the University of Houston, the San Marcos National Fish Hatchery and dedicated contractors working to implement the San Marcos River Habitat Conservation Plan. This project will stabilize riverbanks, build river access areas, remove invasive plant and animal species on the banks and in the river and replant native trees and shrubs. Pictured are, front row l-r, Mayor Guerrero, Nick Mendoza, Elizabeth Yarborough, Kristina Kollaus and Gabby Timmins; and back row Robert Deady, Stryker Saunders, Zach Halfin, Vincent Debrock, James Tennant, Brian Calvin, Eston Loving, Thom Hardy, Brian Reis, Kristine Tolman, Tom Taggart, City Council member Shane Scott and Melani Howard. (Photo by Don Anders) www.SanMarcosTexas.com/TheGuide 7
Letter from the Chamber President
Brian J. Bondy, I.O.M.
s President of the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce, it gives me great pleasure to introduce you to the dynamic San Marcos business community through the pages of our Guide to Everything San Marcos. As you look through the pages of this book, you’ll see member businesses who actively want to do business with you! You’ll find organizations waiting to get you involved! You’ll learn about some of the women and men who make a difference in our community, and find useful information, especially if you’re looking to relocate. Don’t hesitate to keep your copy of The Guide to Everything San Marcos; feel free to pass it on to someone you know who may want to learn more about our tremendous community. San Marcos -- We’d Love Your Company!
Letter from the Publisher
n behalf of your newspaper, the San Marcos Daily Record, we are both proud and pleased to present to you the 2013 Guide to Everything San Marcos. Our Chamber's membership has taken the lead in making the greater San Marcos area a great place to live and to work. In this edition we see our medical providers, home builders, manufacturers and Texas State University taking the lead in building a great community. With the San Marcos River as a starting point, the next few years look as promising as in any city in America. We hope you enjoy The Guide, and the Record thanks everyone who helped create this beautiful profile of our home.
O Don Moore
Board of Directors
Chair Amy Stanfield TSO-San Marcos
Vice Chair Jon Sprencel Chick-fil-A
Past Chair Dan Stauffer McCoy's Building Supply
Improve the economic prosperity and quality of life of our members through leadership, education and business advocacy.
Treasurer Frank Leonardis Ember Industries
Secretary Brenda Damron Century 21 Randall Morris & Associates
Mark Eads San Marcos CISD
Walter Elias Brookfield Residential
Heath Herrera HH Fitness
Brandee Otto Jason Tarr & Associates
Dr. Lane Lee, San Marcos Family Medicine
Dr. Paula Rechner, Texas State UniversitySan Marcos
Clifton Stapleton TXI
Mike Radford Sam's Club #4958 www.SanMarcosTexas.com/TheGuide 9
Nurturing innovation GUIDE TO EDUCATION
exas State University officially opened STAR One, the first building at the Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Park, in late 2012. STAR Park is a 38-acre site hosting Texas State’s first incubator building, STAR One. Dedicated to the university’s research and commercialization efforts, STAR One, a 20,000square-foot facility, will serve as a technology incubator/accelerator for start-up and early-stage businesses, and will provide companies access to secure wet labs, clean space, conference room, office space and other university-provided services. Texas State President Denise Trauth, Provost Gene Bourgeois and STAR Park Executive Director Stephen Frayser, as well as area dignitaries, were on hand for the event. Although Frayser is new to Texas, he is a veteran research park manager. He came to San Marcos from the Nebraska Technology Park, where he had served as president since 2003. During his tenure, 2,400 jobs were created or retained, more than 300,000 square feet of new facilities were built and more than $68 million in new capital investments were made.
Frayser recently answered some questions about Texas State’s new research park.
Q What are the goals for the STAR Park?
A research park creates an environment that fosters commercialization and entrepreneurship. We've got a long-range view of the world. Our goal is to create new opportunities and new companies. We want to see the university more engaged in these activities that are added to its traditional mission of research and education.
Q What is the focus for STAR One?
STAR One is both a business incubator and a collaboration space. Phase I of the building is focused on materials sciences. Our initial facilities are built as chemical labs, clean rooms and supporting service areas.
kind of resources do you offer STAR Park Q What partners?
The Austin–San Antonio region has a current shortage of laboratory space for early stage companies See STAR PARK page 63
NCFD Farm Club BY DAVID SHORT
t’s not quite a year old, but the North Carolina Furniture Direct Farm Club is quickly gaining a national reputation for the quality of its baseball complex. To say it is not like anything else you have ever seen is putting it mildly. And for most, driving down the country road on which it is located reminds one of the famous baseball movie, “Field of Dreams.” Visitors wind past farms and trees just off Hwy. 123 near Zorn and suddenly emerge to see the massive complex. Earl Studdard Earl Studdard, owner of North Carolina Furniture Direct and president of the NCFD Farm Club, created his dream which is already being enjoyed by thousands of youth and adults. “We just had a tournament with 40 teams from all over Texas,” Studdard said. “Word continues to spread and we are seeing more and more interest every week. Right now we are completely booked through the end of June.” Today the complex has six fields in playing condition but will soon add another 13-and-under and 18-and-under field, which will be operational for play by late summer or early fall. “Then sometime in the next year we will start construction on an additional three high school/college fields and later expand with additional 12-and-under fields,” Studdard said. Studdard said the response has exceeded his expectations and he is pleased that participants have all had
positive comments about their experience at the NCFD complex. With an air conditioned 6,000 square foot concession stand, the complex is ideal for parents and grandparents who want to take a cool break from the action on the fields. “We will also be hosting four MLB (Major League Baseball) alumni events this year with free clinics for area youth,” Studdard said. During the past year, the facility hosted two MLB alumni events which drew overwhelming response. What makes NCFD Farm Club so popular with the baseball coaches and kids is its overall design. The backstops are 45’ high and 120’ long on both sides, which speeds the games along and eliminates delays. Each field has warning tracks, large dugouts and Bermuda sports grass that gives the fans and players the “big league” experience. “The design of our baseball complex allows a coach to plan practices on fields that will fulfill their goals at a price that is affordable for any team to use,” Studdard said. “The practice infields have batting cages next to them that will accommodate professional style practices and that lets the coach conduct infield work and hitting/pitching drills at the same time. And our regulation game fields will accommodate on-the-field hitting as well as infield and outfield practice workouts.” For more information on the North Carolina Furniture Direct Farm Club, visit http://ncfdfarmclub.com.
Photos by Rowe Ray
A Taste of San Marcos Heritage...
The San Marcos Heritage Association Board of Directors
ince 1975, homeowners in San Marcos have opened their doors to welcome both local residents and visitors from across the state during the Heritage Association's Tour of Homes. The tour is one of many projects Heritage Association members undertake each year as part of their commitment to preserving buildings and perpetuating the customs, traditions and natural beauty of this community. The 2013 tour on May 4-5 will not disappoint, as the association presents “Revisiting Historic Hopkins: Gateway to San Marcos.” Four varied homes, stretching from the 100 block to the 1100 block of Hopkins Street, will be included on the tour, along with a lemonade respite in the 700 block and the Price Seniors Center on nearby San Antonio Street. “Come join us and walk inside some of the beautiful historical homes of San Marcos,” Tour Chair Jean Baggett said. “You'll see a loft, a repurposed church and, of course, the beautiful residences on Hopkins Street. Along the way will be music, wine tasting, refreshments and a garden sale, making this a great way to spend an afternoon in San Marcos.” Hopkins Street homes have often been featured on Heritage Tours, which take place on the first weekend in May each year. Tickets, good for both days of the tour, are $10 each and can be purchased at any of the tour stops. Tickets will also be available at the
Dessert is served with a smile by Marianne Moore during a recent Cottage Kitchen Friday Luncheon at the Charles S. Cock House Museum. Lunch is served most Fridays from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. for only $7, including a choice of delicious desserts.
Charles S. Cock House Museum, another Hopkins home long connected with the Heritage Association. On most Fridays from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., the Cock House is transformed into the Cottage Kitchen, where a delicious $7 lunch is served by local volunteers, including church groups, businesses, service clubs and civic organizations. The Heritage Association Guild oversees the Friday luncheons and works alongside the city's Parks and Recreation Department to maintain the Cock House. “I look forward so much to Fridays,”
said Bonnie Barrow, the 2013 Guild chair. “It's a joy for me to come in and meet people who drop by for lunch and thank them for their support. It's also a treat to see how people mingle and to enjoy the camaraderie at the Cottage Kitchen; our guests often sit with someone they don't know, and they end up making new friends. People come in with a smile on their face and can't wait to come back the following week. Our volunteers who provide and serve the meals also enjoy the experience, and we appreciate their contribution so much. We couldn't do this without them.” In addition to opening on Fridays for lunch, the Charles S. Cock House Museum, along with the Dr. Eli T. Merriman Cabin, located just a stone's throw away, is also open to visitors on the first Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The “First Saturday Heritage San Marcos” tours are part of a city-wide effort to promote the museums and cultural centers in San Marcos. Also open to the public, free of charge, every first Saturday are the Hays County Courthouse Museum, the LBJ Museum, the Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos, the Calaboose African American History Museum and the Central Texas Wing of the Commemorative Air Force. Heritage members, under the leadership of the Riverwalk Park Committee, are also charged with carrying out beautification and preservation projects throughout Veramendi Plaza Park. Since 1979, the Riverwalk Park Committee has planted trees See HERITAGE page 16
Continued from page 14 in memory of deceased distinguished residents, dedicating the trees in March during an Arbor Day Celebration. The most recent Arbor Day honoree was Emmett McCoy. A Tree of Honor ceremony is also held in April to recognize deceased members of the Heritage Association who made significant contributions to the association as well as to the community. The 2013 event honored Jim Pape and Nettie Serur. A new project for the Heritage Association was initiated in 2012 in conjunction with the Friends of the San Marcos Cemetery. The two groups organized a living history walk through the historic San Marcos City Cemetery. The 2013 Cemetery Walk, set for Nov. 2, will feature the stories of the city's founders and settlers. “In last year's walk, we honored many of our veterans buried in the cemetery,” Heritage President Shelley Henry said. “We look forward this November to focusing on the early settlers of our town and honoring the contributions they made.” The Heritage Association welcomes new members who share a common interest in the history and cultural heritage of San Marcos. Visit HeritageSanMarcos.org for more information on membership or Heritage events, including a schedule and menus for the Cottage Kitchen.
The Heritage Riverwalk Park Committee is selling personalized bricks to be placed near the Dr. Gwen Smith Memorial Fountain in Veramendi Plaza. The brick sale will end May 1.
This year’s living history walk through the historic San Marcos City Cemetery is set for Nov. 2 and will feature stories of the city's founders and settlers. 16 www.SanMarcosTexas.com/TheGuide
The Charles S. Cock House Museum is located at the corner of Hopkins Street and C. M. Allen Parkway along the banks of the San Marcos River. Join the Heritage Association on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a delicious lunch served by community volunteers and enjoy the antiques and artwork in this historic home.
Cottage Kitchen Luncheons May 17 Texas AgriLife Extension Service – Hays County 24 Closed – Memorial Day Weekend 31 San Marcos Area Republican Texans Group
June 7 14 21 28
Convention and Visitors Bureau First United Methodist Church Lions Clubs First Christian Church
July & August Closed September 6 13 20 27
Horizon Bay Retirement Living Texas State - Friends of the Fine Arts Odyssey Hospice Heritage Association Riverwalk Committee
See www.heritgesanmarcos.org for more information
Hays County Government Center
Transportation a Top Priority for County Officials
ecognizing that economic development and supporting infrastructure go handin-hand, Hays County has made planning – especially for water supplies and transportation – a priority throughout the rapidly growing county. Ideally located between San Antonio and Austin, the county’s population is expected to more than double by 2035. As in the rest of Central Texas, water is a top-ofmind concern and the court has taken steps to provide leadership for this complicated, regional issue. The Hays County Commissioners Court has adopted a resolution in support of repurposing the Coalition of Central Texas Utilities Development Corporation to act regionally to identify opportunities to obtain, develop and direct water resources and availability throughout the Central Texas region. The county also joined the city of Bee Cave and the West Travis County Municipal Utility District (MUD) #5 as co-sponsors of the West Travis County Public Utility Agency and entered into a purchase agreement with the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) to acquire and begin operating water and wastewater facilities in western Travis and northern Hays County. The (WTCPUA) began operating the system in March 2012. The county has also just completed a yearlong project to update its countywide transportation plan, identifying needed roads and road improvements with the help of residents and professional engineers. “This plan puts the county in a good place to face the future,” County Judge Bert Cobb, M.D said. “It's a comprehensive plan, developed with the help of advisory committees made up of technical experts and the citizens who live and work in Hays County. We'll be ready to build when the time is right and when funding is available.” In 2008 Hays County voters approved $207 million
in road bond projects: just over $58.8 million was targeted for priority local safety and mobility improvements such as turn lanes and $148.2 million for projects funded by Texas Department of Transportation's pass-through financing program to enable major road and bridge construction. TxDOT will reimburse $133 million of the pass-through costs to the county. With 70 percent of the projects complete, priority projects are now expected to cost $48.2 million and passthrough projects $124.6 million, officials say. “By taking advantage of innovative partnership arrangements, low interest rates and lower-thanexpected material and labor costs we've managed to bring our road projects in well under budget,” Cobb said. “That's good news because we can fund more road improvements which will increase safety and mobility for anyone traveling through or within Hays County.” The Commissioners Court has also approved a resolution to develop and construct projects in partnership with TxDOT that will be funded in part by the $35 million in savings. The proposal calls for a total of $88 million from TxDOT, $48 million of which will be reimbursed to the state agency through a Transportation Reinvestment Zone (TRZ). TxDOT would also contribute $40 million in new construction costs for projects developed by Hays County. In keeping with its goal to use tax dollars wisely, the court works closely with its bond reviewers to determine the right time to issue bonds and re-fund bonds to take advantage of lower interest rates. The county was recently awarded Leadership Circle status by the State Comptroller's Office for its financial transparency. The county's transportation plan and road bond information is available on its website at www.co.hays.tx.us or by contacting any member of the commissioners court.
Precinct 1 Commissioner: Debbie Ingalsbe
512-393-2243, County Courthouse 111 E. San Antonio Street San Marcos
Judge Bert Cobb, M.D.
Precinct 2 Commissioner: Mark Jones 512-262-2091 5458 FM 2770 Kyle
Founded March 1, 1848, Hays Countyʼs population has grown from fewer than 500 residents at its inception to 164,050 (2011 Census estimate) and continues to be one of the fastestgrowing counties in Texas. Ideally situated between Austin and San Antonio the countyʼs rich history, geographical significance and natural beauty continue to make Hays County an excellent location to live, work and visit. Hays County supports the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce and economic development throughout Hays County. Weʼre dedicated to providing transportation safety and
Precinct 3 Commissioner: Will Conley 512-847-3159 14306 Ranch Road 12 Wimberley
Precinct 4 Commissioner: Ray Whisenant 512-858-7268, 195 Roger Hanks Pkwy. Dripping Springs
mobility for businesses and citizens, partnering with the Texas Department of Transportation and local governments to ensure that our road dollars are spent wisely. We are coordinating and working regionally to ensure an adequate water supply for our residents and businesses. We value our parks and natural space, as do our citizens who overwhelmingly passed bond funds in 2007 that resulted in acquisitions such as Jacob's Well and the development of a Parks, Open Space and Natural Areas Master Plan. We were recently awarded a Gold Leadership Circle Award from the State Comptroller's Office for financial transparency.
Weʼre dedicated to providing efficient, quality service to our businesses and residents. Visit us online at www.co.hays.tx.us, call our main number at 393-7779 or visit us in person at these locations:
Hays County Courthouse, 111 E. San Antonio Street, San Marcos: County Judge, Commissioners Courtroom, Regional Precinct sub-offices, Veterans Services and Historical Commission. Hays County Government Center, 712 S. Stagecoach Trail, San Marcos: Adult Probation, Auditor, Constable Precinct 1, County Clerk, District Attorney, County Courts-at-Law, District Clerk, District Courts, Elections, Grants Administration, Human Resources, Justice of the Peace Precinct 1, Place 2, Juvenile Probation, Tax Assessor-Collector/Vehicle Registration and Treasurerʼs Office. Development Services, Emergency Management, Fire Marshal and Transportation are located at 2171 Yarrington Road, San Marcos, 512-392-2150.The Hays County Law Enforcement Center, 1307 Uhland Road, San Marcos includes the Sheriffʼs Office, Jail and Justice of the Peace Precinct 1, Place 1, 512-393-7800.
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The castle-like Old Main Building was the first facility built on campus in the fall of 1903.
High Atop the
Texas State University remains a large university in a relaxed setting
exas State University offers the opportunities and excitement of a large university in a relaxed and friendly setting on the most beautiful campus in the state. With 34,225 students, Texas State is the sixthlargest university in Texas, offering 96 bachelor’s, 87
master’s and 12 doctoral degree programs in disciplines as diverse as geography, aquatic biology, electrical engineering, criminal justice and mass communication. The University’s freshman retention and graduation rates rank among the top institutions in the state. Students come from virtual-
See HILL page 52
THE HISTORY BEHIND OLD MAIN
• This red-roofed, castle-like landmark was Texas Stateʼs first building — and until 1908, the only campus structure. Designed by architect E. Northcraft, Old Main was built in a style known as Victorian Gothic.
• The building opened in time for the first classes in fall 1903. As other buildings were added, Old Main served as Texas Stateʼs administration building. • Old Main has undergone many renovations. Originally, most of the second floor was a large auditorium/chapel, with an ornately carved and filigreed cathedral ceiling. With a stage at one end and a balcony at the other, this is where general assemblies, plays and presentations were held.
• The auditorium was subdivided into smaller rooms in the 1972 renovation, and in 1988, a floor was added at the balcony level. However, the remnants of the ornate ceiling are still visible on the third floor. An extensive restoration in 1993-94 returned the famous roof to its original style and color.
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San Marcos CISD is at the forefront
an Marcos CISD is an award winning school district when it comes to instructional technology. Some of its past awards include Time Warner Tech District of the Year for Central Texas four years in a row. SMCISD was one of the first school districts in the nation to use iPods with English Language Learners, earning The Journal's Innovator of the Year Award two years in a row. SMCISD has a robust award winning robotics teams in both elementary and secondary schools; and has won numerous individual state and national teacher technology awards. San Marcos CISD is a leader in progressive and innovative instructional technology. Technology in schools is a moving target. The next best thing rolls out every few months. San Marcos CISDâ€™s focus is on learning outcomes and not just the technology. Providing current technology to students, parents, teachers and administrators is, however, a priority. Current technologies are a part of the larger learning outcome equation. SMCISD's Pre-K through 12 students, administrators and teachers are focusing on key instructional areas for the next few years. Digital Learning: As online resources, textbooks, courses and open source materials continue to grow in the digital
world, school districts need to meet the growing digital needs of students. Digital learning leverages in school and out of school consumption of media by students. SMCISD students consume educational games, digital content and online communities all in an effort to increase learning outcomes. It has been increasingly difficult for school districts to manage student access and manage content to improve learning. SMCISD has invested in several technologies and uses free technologies to meet the growing digital needs of students. SMCISD recently purchased a media server. Through this server teachers and soon students can upload and share all types of media. Loaded on this server are videos of classroom lessons, Discovery videos and media, files including PowerPoint presentations, PDF documents, Interactive whiteboard lessons and much more that can be loaded and shared. Content can be assigned to students to match classroom instruction. If the resource was viewed by a student, teachers can use the media server to keep track. It is an efficient and effective way of distributing digital content 24/7. This server can also be used to deliver professional development on demand as teachers, staff and administrators need it. San Marcos CISD uses another product to provide digital learning called Project Share. Project Share is a free resource provided by the Texas Education Agency. Project Share now boasts more than 70 online professional development courses, more than 50 collections in Texas Education on iTunes U, career and technical education (CTE) professional development courses for mathematics or science. Students are able to access online courses developed by their teachers and OnTrack courses to help them pass End of Course Exams (STAAR). Through single sign-on, students not only have access to these courses, but they have access to the New York Times dating back to the early 1900s. They can pull up articles from the Times that have first-hand accounts of events in history. For example, students can view a news article in a first-hand account about the Emancipation Proclamation. Project Share is also a self-contained online classroom community for students to share, collaborate and learn together online. See TECH page 24
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Online learning in SMCISD is extended to San Marcos High School students through the Texas Virtual School Network (TxVSN). It provides students with choice, flexibility and quality instruction. TxVSN is a clearinghouse of rigorous online courses offered by approved providers. Because the Texas Education Agency approves all courses, students can be assured that courses meet the state's high standards for teaching and learning. Students are able to take courses from other school districts, community colleges and universities. SMCISD also offers many more online resources and digital content such as electronic textbooks, educational games, top of the line educational software, EBSCO online databases with access to the Library of Congress and Massive Open Online Courses from universities such as Duke, Stanford and Harvard. San Marcos CISD also offers access for educational purposes to online video repositories like Atomic Learning, Discovery Learning Videos, Brain Pop, Teacher Tube, School Tube and You Tube. These are just a few of the digital video resources to which students have access. Bring Your Own Device (BYOD): SMCISD implemented a Bring Your Own Device program this year for students and staff, to support learning and productivity. This is a policy of permitting students and teachers to bring personally owned mobile devices to school to use for educational purposes. Students and staff can log onto the SMCISD network and get access to filtered Internet to use for instruction. Subject-Centric Tools: Lower price points and technological improvements are putting highly sophisticated tools within reach for K-12 educators who only dreamed of using such equipment in their classrooms. Middle and high school science students are using science probes in class to record temperature, speed, ionic content and other critical scientific measures. The theater department is using iPads to manage the technical portion of its shows including lights. The athletic department is using iPads to improve golf swings, track statistics and improve performance. Mobile devices such as iPads and Kindles are available on each campus as instructional tools. In most cases, expensive subject related tools are no longer a barrier. Now low cost apps can replace these expensive tools and can be loaded on mobile devices. These low cost apps have the ability to turn any mobile device into authentic tools to connect learning to real world problems. Students can also use the mobile devices to consume and produce products. SMCISD also provides teaching tools for each classroom: a projector, speakers, a document camera, one to four classroom computers that are connected to the district network and in some classrooms electronic whiteboard solutions and interactive projectors. Also, a few teachers have access to video equipment and are recording their classroom instruction for use in a flipped classroom model. Data Analytics: Administrators and teachers are overwhelmed by the reams of data being generated by their technology applications, software and systems. K-12 districts need effective ways to make sense out of the information overload and properly leverage the data with which they're being saddled. Increasingly, San Marcos CISD is seeking ways to consolidate all of this data in one location. One way that SMCISD is reaching out to better manage student data is to apply to be an early adopter of TEA's Texas Student Data System (TSDS). This system will improved student identification and provide a more accurate longitudinal record of each student's progress throughout their school career. TSDS offers schools significant potential cost savings, through more resources being available to students. TSDS brings
San Marcos CISD students are on the cutting edge when it comes to educational technology. While district officials are striving to give students the modern tools that they need, achieving academic results is always given top priority.
together data from multiple district sources, allowing teachers to challenge high performers and flag problems early for at-risk students. TSDS supports graduation plans and college preparation exams, helping educators improve graduation rates and enhancing success in college and the workforce. If selected, SMCISD students will benefit and teachers and administrators will be better able to manage student performance. In summary, San Marcos CISD is an award-winning school district and an innovator in instructional technology. SMCISD provides students, parents, teachers and administrators current technology to better serve students, increase student learning outcomes and improve productivity. When students leave SMCISD, they will have had access to current technologies and are prepared to enter college or the workforce. www.SanMarcosTexas.com/TheGuide 24
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SMA transforming lives
Groundbreaking for the Lee Hage Jamail Special Event Center on the San Marcos Academy campus.
uring the depths of the Great assist in the groundbreaking cereDepression, a single father mony for the facility, which will drove his three children from house an athletic wing with a varsitheir home in ty gym, dressing rooms Austin to the camand athletic offices, as pus of San Marcos well as a fine arts complex Academy. He wantwith rehearsal and pered his two daughformance space. The ters and son to attend building will also feature school together in a nuran alumni hall of fame turing environment where area, where distinguished he could visit them often. graduates like Lee Hage The youngest of the Jamail will be honored. three siblings, Lee Hage, San Marcos Academy was only four when she has transformed the lives came to the academy, and of students like Lee since was too young to live in the school was founded in Lee Hage Jamail the dorm or attend kinder1907. Many things have garten classes. So she lived instead changed, but the mission of the with the academy's president, Dr. school has remained the sameRaymond Cavness, and his wife, –educating young men and women who taught Lee in their home until she was old enough to begin school. All three of the Hages graduated from the academy, with Lee finishing in 1944. While continuing her education at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio and later at the University of Texas, she met and married Joe Jamail. With Joe by her side, Lee Hage Jamail achieved a remarkable list of accomplishments as a civic leader, philanthropist and supporter of the arts and education. In his wife's memory, and out of appreciation to the academy for what the school had done for her, Joe Jamail made the generous lead gift to fund the Lee Hage Jamail Special Event Center on the academy campus. Jamail and two of his sons were on hand Jan. 25 of this year to
within a nurturing community based upon Christian values. “Through the years, San Marcos Academy students have embraced the academy's core values of faith, integrity, academic excellence, and servant leadership,” President John Garrison said. “Once these students have completed their studies, they, like Lee Hage Jamail, have gone on to make a significant impact in their community and in the world.” Today, the academy is not only expanding its facilities but also enhancing its academic program. New to the school's college preparatory curriculum is a one-to-one computer initiative that will become campus-wide in the next two years. See SMA page 27
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Small class sizes combined with a dedicated, caring faculty give students the attention they need to succeed, with 96 percent or more continuing their education after graduation at schools like Rutgers, Syracuse, Texas A&M, Purdue, the University of Texas, Penn State, Notre Dame, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Case Western Reserve, Texas Tech, the University of Colorado and Baylor. Leadership training is also a hallmark of the academy experience. Through organizations such as JROTC, student government, Junior State of America, National Honor Society and a Leadership Education and Development Program, academy students learn the value of community service and the obligations of being a leader. A comprehensive athletics program and strong fine arts department also provide opportunities for students to reach their full potential. San Marcos Academy accepts students in grades 7-12 and provides both boarding and day programs.
Many San Marcos Academy graduates continue their education at some of the nations finest universities. SMA sports programs are highly competitive and help teach students the basics of teamwork and leadership.
Journalist Cinnamon Stouffer
Famously San Marcos Gold Medalist Charles Austin
Jazz great Eddie Durham
Baseball player Tex Hughson
Actor Powers Boothe
Cartoonist Charles Barsotti
Musician George Strait
A number of famous individuals have called San Marcos home:
scuba dive in open water of 60 hours and 24 minutes on Sept. 3, 2001.
• Jazz music great Eddie Durham, contributing composer to Glenn Miller's classic, "In The Mood," was from San Marcos where an annual jazz festival is held in his honor.
• Post-rock band This Will Destroy You is based in San Marcos.
• San Marcos native Taryn Davis founded "The American Widow Project," after husband CPL Michael Davis was killed in action in the Iraq War on 21 May 2007. The group is dedicated to preserving the memories of soldiers through military widows and widowers in sharing tears, laughter and memories of their loved ones.
• The nations’ 36th President, Lyndon Baines Johnson, was educated at Texas State University, then called the Southwest Texas State Teachers College. Many landmarks on campus and around town are named for him, including a main thoroughfare, a student center, a statue and a museum.
• The popular rock band Blue October is from San Marcos.
• Olympic gold medal winning high jumper Charles Austin lives in San Marcos and attended Texas State University. A street is also named after him.
• The Traits/aka Roy Head and The Traits were originally six San Marcos High School students who would later become a Rockabilly Hall of Fame band by writing and recording several hit songs in the country-rock and rhythm and blues genres during the late 1950s through the mid 1960s. The Traits were originally composed of Roy Head (SMHS 1959), Tommy Bolton (SMHS 1959, 1941–2003), Gerry Gibson (SMHS 1959), Dan Buie (SMHS 1960), Clyde Causey (SMHS 1958) and Bill Pennington (SMHS 1960).
• Country music star George Strait graduated from Southwest Texas State University in 1979. A club (George's) located in the basement of the LBJ Student Center is named in his honor. • Grammy Award-winning folk singer-songwriter Terri Hendrix is based in San Marcos.
• Roger Boylan, novelist and critic, lives in San Marcos.
• Noted Chicago-based improvisational comedian Cameron Goldapp was born and raised in San Marcos. U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson
• Tino Villanueva, distinguished poet, editor, critic, university professor and Chicano painter, was born in San Marcos. • Cinnamon Linda Stouffer Headline News anchor, born and raised in San Marcos.
• Ty Detmer, a Heisman-winning quarterback from Brigham Young University was born in San Marcos.
• Horror author Scott A. Johnson received his Bachelor’s Degree from Texas State University, then called Southwest Texas State University, in 2002.
• Reece Morrison, former running bak for the Cleveland Browns, lives in San Marcos.
• Tex Hughson, San Marcos native, starting pitcher for the Boston Red Socks. Street in San Marcos is named for him. • San Marcos police officer and rescue-recovery diver Daniel Misiaszek founded the San Marcos Area Recovery Team (SMART) in 1988 and set a World Record for the longest
• Emmy Award-winning actor Powers Boothe is also a graduate of Texas State University, then Southwest Texas State University.
• “True Women” character Martha Benny Lawshe lived in San Marcos and was an active member of First Baptist Church (NBC).
• Texas Country singers Randy Rogers, Ryan Beaver and Paul Eason all attended Texas State University
• Charles Barsotti cartoonist for The New Yorker was born in San Marcos and is a graduate of Texas State University • Ray William Johnson, a YouTube comedian was raised in San Marcos.
• Thomas Carter, three time EmmyAward winning director, attended Southwest Texas State University. • Jeff Foster, veteran center for the Indiana Pacers, attended Southwest Texas State University.
• Tomas Rivera, prominent author and former chancellor of the University of California at Riverside, graduated from Southwest Texas State University. – from Wikipedia & other sources
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us about the TXI plant expansion. How it is going Q Tell and its impact for the company? A
The construction of TXIâ€™s Hunter Cement Kiln Line #2, or Hunter II, has been completed but commissioning is still ongoing. The commissioning process is the time leading up to production when all functions are tested and the plant is engineered for optimal performance. The expansion and construction project as well as commissioning processes have gone well for the hardworking team at Hunter. With its completion, Hunter II will place TXI on the forefront of modern and energy-efficient production technology, among the top in the United States in terms of modern facilities. Communication, teamwork and continuous improvement are just a few of the building blocks by which the company operates, and each of these is being utilized to ensure that the expansion process continues to run smoothly. The impact for the company is also significant because of the overall approach to the marketplace here in Central Texas. TXI is focused on providing the highest quality building materials, service and solutions so that customers are more confident in partnering with the firm. In Central Texas, TXI manufactures cement, mines aggregates and uses both to make concrete. With the significant growth in this region, this expansion will better position TXI to fulfill its mission to help build the much-needed roads, homes, businesses, schools, hospitals, buildings and other infrastructure. Simply put, TXI takes great pride in providing the building materials to
help such an important part of the state to continue growing. The Hunter II expansion will add another approximately 1.4 million short tons of cement capacity to the operation. As TXI completes the commissioning of Kiln II, it will begin the process of upgrades and enhancements for the original kiln line at the facility in order to increase efficiencies and enhance environmental aspects of the plant. Once this project is complete, TXI will have more versatility in types and production of cement. The expansion will not only increase the capacity of the plant but it significantly increases the environmental efficiencies. TXI is utilizing the most advanced and modern process technologies in equipment and controls, and is making a significant investment to ensure it stays on the cutting edge of innovation and stewardship. These investments will result in a state-of-the-art facility that will optimize energy efficiency and sustainability while also minimizing environmental impacts.
Q Future plans for the plant? A
The TXI Hunter Cement Plant has been a part of the Central Texas community for more than 30 years and is excited to have an even longer future. As seen at San Marcosâ€™ Green Living Showcase, TXI will continue to offer the highest quality building materials and also deliver advanced solutions to the community that enhance its environment.
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Mum will soon be the word BY ANITA MILLER
n the century and a half that railroads have been a part of American life, there have been plenty who drew inspiration from the plaintive wail of a train’s horn. It’s likely most of them lived some distance from the tracks. In San Marcos, there’s virtually no neighborhood where the wail — or sharp bark — of a passing train’s horn can’t be heard. And while there are plans to greatly cut down on the noise, there’s no apparent schedule. For more than a year, the city has been working to create “Railroad Quiet Zones” at 26 crossings within the city limits. But implementation has stalled as of late, with city officials waiting on Union Pacific before more work can be done. Of the 26 planned “quiet zones,” the one on Patton Street will require the most work, and that will begin when Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) installs “quad gates” there, according to Janae Ryan with the city’s Engineering and Capital Improvements Department. “That’s kind of what makes it a little more complicated, we have to wait for them. UPRR will not let us construct anything ourselves — everything is on their right of way,” she said. When things get going, though, residents won’t have their sleep interrupted every time a train comes through town, which is, on average, 24 times each 24hour cycle. Here’s a breakdown, including the projected cost:
• Posey Road: Two crossings, medians, signs, $40,000 • Centerpoint Road: Two crossings, medians, signs, $40,000 • McCarty Road: Two crossings, medians, signs, $40,000 • Wonder World Drive: Two crossings, signs, $4,000 • Patton Street: Warning circuitry, medians, signs, $320,000 • S. Guadalupe Street: Two crossings, signs, $2,000 • LBJ Drive: Two crossings, signs, $2,000 • CM Allen Parkway: Two crossings, signs, $2,000 • Riverside Drive: Signs, $1,000 • Hopkins Street: Signs, $1000 • Charles Austin Street: Median, signs, $10,000 • Hopkins Street: Medians, city crossing closure driveway relocation, signs, $65,000 • Hopkins Street: Medians, signs, $1,000 • IH-35 Access Road: Two crossings, signs, $2,000 • SH 21: Signs, $1,000. Half of the intersection improvements will only need new signs. The rest involve installation of street medians that will restrict traffic to one lane for about a week while they are being built. Flaggers will direct traffic at these intersections during construction. Crossings that require median construction include Posey, Centerpoint, McCarty, Patton, Charles Austin, and two rail intersections on Hopkins. The total cost to the city for median construction, signs, warning circuitry and other street work is estimated at about $514,000.
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The new facility, set to open in Spring 2014, will include a 400-seat theater and a 300-seat recital hall.
ARTS - TEXAS STATE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
New Performing Arts Center at Texas State adds a Texas touch with 12-foot door sculpture BY JEFF WALKER
When the doors open to the new Performing Arts Center at Texas State University in January 2014, it won’t be just any door that swings open. Spanish artist Miguel Zapata is traveling back and forth from Spain to Texas to work on a 12-foot bronze “Texas Door” that will depict the proud history of Texas when it welcomes visitors to the new center. Scenes illustrated on the
The photos surrounding the door show artist Miguel Zapata and his work step by step. 34 www.SanMarcosTexas.com/TheGuide
sculpture will include The Alamo, General Sam Houston, the surrender of Santa Anna and the Capitol of Texas. The initials GTT — Gone To Texas, a common sights on gates and fence posts in the southeast United States in 1830 — will be included at the top of the door. The door is just a small piece of the facility in progress on University Drive, which features a 400-seat theater and a 300-seat recital hall, along with rehearsal spaces, staging areas and a grand lobby. “I think the thing that has bothered me most in my 26 years as dean has been the complaint from townspeople who have wanted to come to an event but wondered how they get there and how they will park,” former Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication Dr. Richard Cheatham said. “By building this facility literally on the door step of the campus, we will have both the parking and the facility to really make the arts a prominent part of the San Marcos community.” A 455-space parking garage is included
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he 21st Texas Natural & Western Swing Festival is set for Saturday, May 18 and will once again take place on the Courthouse Square. Western Swing is the only music whose roots can be traced directly to Texas. In addition to the great music, there will also be the Texas Marketplace which features only products that are grown, produced, manufactured or crafted in Texas. There will also be a Farmer’s Market at the Courthouse Square that day. Other activities will include a heritage area, exhibits, food booths, a trail ride, blacksmith’s showing their craft and a children’s art booth. Daytime activities will start at 10 a.m. and run through 5:30 p.m. Entertainment on the square will include Tony Harrison, The River Road Boys, Cow Bop, Billy Mata and the Texas Tradition and Al Dressen’s Super Swing Review with special guests Chris O’Connell and Dayna Wills.
Saturday evening entertainment starts at 7:30 p.m. and runs through midnight and will include Al Dressen’s Super Swing Revue, Hall of Fame inductions and the River Road Boys, Chris O’Connell, and Cow Bop. Being inducted into the Hall of Fame this year are: Howard Kalish - fiddle, Herb Steiner - steel, Redd Volkaert - guitar, Bub Mauldin - Fan, Billy Gray bandleader (deceased), Bob Sullivan - sound engineer, Junior Pruneda - bass, Ralph “Dusty” Stewart - steel. A catfish dinner will be cooked on site by the Hays County Constables Office and the Hays County Sheriff's Office and served from 7-9 p.m. Tickets are $12 for all you can eat. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available at the Main Street Office, 202 E. Hopkins, (393-8430). A trolley will run continuously from the parking lot by Texas State's football stadium to downtown during event hours.
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Fun places to visit in San Marcos AQUARENA CENTER 921 Aquarena Springs Dr. - 245-7570 www. aquarena.txstate.edu A thousand springs bubble to the surface and form the headwaters of the San Marcos River. Walk the Wetlands Boardwalk on a self-guided tour or take a historic glass bottom boat ride. Paddle out on a glass bottom kayak to get an underwater look at aquatic life.
CALABOOSE AFRICANAMERICAN HISTORY MUSEUM 200 Martin Luther King Dr. · 512.393.8421 The “Calaboose” was a common word for jail when Hays County’s first jailhouse was built during the reconstruction period in 1873. The museum is a repository for artifacts and memories of the city’s African American past. Letters, books and photographs cover all aspects of African American life in early Texas. COMMEMORATIVE AIR FORCE EXHIBIT 1841 Airport Dr. (off Hwy 21) · 396-1943 www.centexwing.com Located in a 1943 vintage wooden hangar, the CenTex Wing preserves a collection of combat aircraft flown by Allies during World War II and a display dedicated to the Doolittle Raiders. These historical aircraft are kept in flying shape and are still flown by the Yellow Rose Squadron at various air shows.
The outlet malls in San Marcos remain a top tourist destination. SAN MARCOS PREMIUM OUTLETS: 396-2200 or (800) 628.9465 www.premiumoutlets.com TANGER OUTLET CENTER: 396-7446 or (800) 408.8424 www.tangeroutlet.com/sanmarcos San Marcos is home to the largest outlet shopping centers in the United States and features more than 240 shops. With amazing discounts up to 65 percent off retail, the prices at the Tanger Outlet Center and San Marcos Premium Outlets are hard to resist.
DICK’S CLASSIC GARAGE 120 Stagecoach Trail · 878-2406 www.dicksclassicgarage.com Three decades of automobiles with models dating back as far as 1929. The collection is a tribute to the American passion for the automobile and presents many of the finest cars ever made in the U.S. The museum is home to 65 pristine, restored classic cars. HIKE & BIKE TRAILS Explore expanded hiking and biking trails along the city’s scenic parks and natural areas. Choose from half-mile ADA accessible trails with information kiosks and benches that are perfect for beginners to miles-long natural trails to satisfy the more adventurous. HISTORIC DOWNTOWN DISTRICT Enjoy a delicious day in the heart of town and savor a taste of local flavor. The San Marcos Historic District offers a unique alternative to the mainstream. Nestled around the restored Hays County Courthouse on the Square, it’s just a short walk to the surrounding boutiques, gift shops, salons, restaurants, entertainment venues and more. LBJ MUSEUM OF SAN MARCOS 131 N. Guadalupe St. (downtown) · 353-3300 www.lbjmuseum.com The LBJ museum preserves the legacy of U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson by focusing on his formative years as a college student and schoolteacher. LBJ attended
SAN MARCOS RIVER www.tubesanmarcos.com · 396-5466 Rent a tube or kayak and navigate its length, snorkel, scuba dive or just float about in the deep-water pools.
Park owner Buddy Mostyn has been a part of Wonder World Park since he was a kid. (Photo by David Short) what is now Texas State University where he honed his political skills and developed a strong commitment to education and civil rights. OUTLET SHOPPING MALLS 3939 - 4015 IH-35 South, Exit 200
THE WITTLIFF COLLECTIONS Alkek Library, 7th Floor, Texas State University-San Marcos - 245-2313 www.thewittliffcollections.txstate.edu This literary/photographic center inspires visitors with changing exhibitions related to Southwestern writers and photography of the Southwest and Mexico, plus readings, book signings, artist talks, and more.
WONDER WORLD PARK 1000 Prospect St. 392-3760 or (877) 492.4657 www.wonderworldpark.com Go deep underground at the nation’s only true example of an earthquake-formed cave. Exit by the “Stratavator” and ride high into the sky to the Tejas Observation Tower. Also check out the Anti-Gravity House.
ith the rising popularity of Farmer’s Markets across the country, San Marcos is fortunate to have two that operate every week of the year, one on Saturdays and the other on Tuesdays. The Saturday Farmer’s Market is located on the south side of the Hays County Courthouse from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Located on San Antonio Street between LBJ and Guadalupe Streets, the San Marcos Farmer’s Market is run by the San Marcos/New Braunfels Farmer’s Market Association and provides Central Texas farmers the opportunity to sell their crops and give consumers the choice of fresh, homegrown and homemade products. Tuesday’s market is located just a couple of blocks southeast of the courthouse at 204 S. Edward Gary St. and is open from 3-6 p.m. The Tuesday market is also certified by the Texas Certified Farmer’s Market Association. For more information on each of the Farmer’s Markets, including maps, check out the website at www.sanmarcosfarmersmarket.com.
Annual fest fun for pets – and their humans
ET FEST is PALS’ largest fundraiser of the year. It will be held this year on Saturday, Sept. 28. The festival is located in the park by the beautiful San Marcos River with events throughout the San Marcos Plaza Pavilion Park (located at 401 East Hopkins Street). Admission is free, but it is requested that attendees bring a donation of dry pet food. Cash donations are also accepted and all contributions are tax-deductible. PET FEST is a celebration of all pets, large and small, and restrained animals with nice manners are invited. Costumes are encouraged. Bring a pet or come meet and greet the homeless pets from shelters and rescues who are waiting to be adopted. There will also be childrens’ events, games, demos, a silent auction, contests, pet costumes, exhibits, vendors, plenty of food and much more. For runners there is also the annual PET FEST 5K & Fun Run/Dog Jog. Distance: 5K & 1 mile all ages Fun Run & 1/4 mile Kids Fun Run. Location: San Marcos City Park (behind Lions Club Tube Rental), 170 Charles Austin Drive. Start time: 8 a.m for 5K, and 9 a.m for Fun Runs. The Pet Fest 5K and Fun Run will be run along the beautiful San Marcos River trails. The 5K Run/Walk will begin at 8 a.m. The all ages Fun
The Saturday Farmer’s Market is located on the south side of the Hays County Courthouse. Tuesday’s Farmer’s Market is located at 204 S. Edward Gary St.
Runs will start at 9 a.m. The all ages Fun Run has two distances to choose from: one mile and 1/4 mile. Well behaved dogs on leashes no longer than six feet are welcome to participate with their humans. The awards are for the 5K are Paw Print medals. Dogs even have the opportunity to win a medal. All proceeds will be used by PALS of Central Texas to provide pet spay/neuter services to those who need assistance.
PET FEST is a celebration of all pets, large and small. All restrained animals with nice manners are invited to participate.
San Marcos Regional Airport boasts interesting history, promising future
he San Marcos Regional Airport, serving general aviation and the only reliever airport between Austin and San Antonio, is positioned to become an important economic engine in Central Texas. The airport has solid businesses serving aviation, an interesting history and a promising future that includes an opportunity to develop a 1,340acre airfield for new businesses, a terminal building and executive hangars.
San Marcos Regional Airport Developments:
• Airport Businesses: More than a dozen businesses including two Fixed Base Operators, charter service, major maintenance and overhaul, avionics, aircraft paint and refurbishing services, a restaurant and executive hangars with more than 200 aircraft based in San Marcos. • Air Traffic Control Tower: 100-foot control tower provides an added measure of safety at the general aviation/reliever airport. • New T-Hangars: Scheduled for completion in 2015, the $1.1 million project is funded 90 percent by the Texas Department of Transportation and 10 percent by the city. • Security Improvements: A $300,000 project, 90–10 matching, for additional security fencing between the ramp and commercial buildings. • Revenue increase of more than 12 percent in fiscal year 2012 vs. 2011 and fuel flowage tax increase of 30.42 percent.
Redbird Flight Simulations, an Austin-based company and the world’s largest manufacturer of full motion flight simulators, opened a 27,000 sq./ft. state-of-the-art headquarters, including a hangar, in October of 2011. The facility, Redbird Skyport, is an aviation laboratory that takes the form of a working FBO, aviation experience center and flight training operation, charged with developing innovative solutions to the issues facing the industry.
Benefits of Redbird Skyport include:
• 25-30 jobs at the Skyport with an average wage of $41,700-$50,000. • Projected more than one million gallons in additional fuel flow (currently at more than 750,000) resulting in an additional $5.5 million in revenue over five years. • There are currently more than 320 full-motion Redbird simulators and 700 other simulators operating in universities and flight schools in more than 25 countries. Skyport operates as a for-profit flight school, enabling Redbird to pursue its core mission of modernizing flight training. • Skyport provides Redbird a location to test and improve its flagship product – flight simulators – while
simultaneously promoting this training product with pilots.
• Berry Aviation began operations in 1983 in Austin with one pilot and a twin-engine Piper Seneca. Today, from San Marcos, Berry operates 20 aircraft for a variety of customers throughout the U.S. and abroad. • The air carrier operation is FAA certificated as well as United States Department of Defense (DoD) approved and ARGUS Platinum rated.
Construction Shows Strong Trends
ast year brought a boom of private construction to San Marcos with 3,993 construction permits being issued with a total construction value of $106,532,603. This is an almost 50 percent increase in construction dollars over 2011. In 2012, 2,630 multifamily bedrooms were completed while another 2,756 bedrooms were under construction. Multifamily construction is only part of the story. During 2012, a total of 313 new single-family home construction permits had been issued, exceeding the
total number issued in all of 2011 (182) and in 2010 (153). Overall residential permits, which include renovations and additions to existing single-family homes, have also increased steadily since 2010. New businesses also took root in San Marcos last year. In 2012, Robert Madden Industries and Candlewood Suites Motel-a $4 million project-opened their doors to the public. The former site of Montana Mikeâ€™s restaurant was redeveloped into San Marcos Square and now hosts Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Best Buy Mobile, Approved Money and the Sprint Store.
Clockwise from top: Extension of FM 110, new apartments on Mill Street, Cottonwood Creek subdivision, Panera Bread Restaurant, Mill Street apartments. (photos by David Short).
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San Marcos Parks
Beauty, serenity, family fun!
Relaxing along the banks of the San Marcos River is one of the most popular activities for visitors and residents alike.
BY DAVID SHORT an Marcos is blessed with an abundance of diverse neighborhood parks, regional parks and natural areas enabling residents and visitors alike to enjoy the beautiful outdoors.
• Anita Reyes Park is located at 112 Lockwood on the corner of Lockwood and Broadway. The park is three acres and the amenities include a playground,1/2 basketball court, barbecue grills, picnic tables, gazebo and trash cans. • Castle Forest Park is located at 1906 Lancaster St. The park is three acres and the amenities include a playground, benches and trash cans. • Conway Park is located at 504 Bliss on the corner of Bliss and Sturgeon Street. The park is three acres and the amenities include a playground,1/2 basketball court, benches and trash cans. • Dunbar Park is located at 801 W. MLK at the corner of Endicott and MLK Dr. The park is seven acres and the amenities include a playground, basketball court, softball field, barbecue grills, picnic tables, benches and trash cans. There is a Recreation Center that is available for rental, for information on rental fees and availability call 393-8400. • El Camino Real Park is located at 401 Cottonwood in the El Camino Real Subdivision. The park is 37 acres and the amenities include a playground, hike/bike trails, 1/2 basketball court, benches and trash cans. • Franklin Square Park is located at 1902 N. LBJ Dr. The park is four acres and the amenities include a playground, benches and trash cans • H.E.B Park is located at 801 Patton St. The park is one acre. • Jaycees Park is located at 2108 Lancaster St. The park is 3.5 acres and the amenities include a playground, 1/2 basketball court, barbecue grills, picnic tables, benches and trash cans. • Mill Street Park is located at 215 Mill St. The park is 44 www.SanMarcosTexas.com/TheGuide
three acres and the amenities include a playground, covered picnic area, picnic tables, barbecue grills, basketball court, water fountain, trash cans and pet mitt dispenser. • Paul Pena Park is located at 1209 Crystal River Parkway in the Hills of Hays Subdivision. The park is 2.9 acres and the amenities include a playground, basketball court, picnic tables, barbecue grills, water fountain, benches, trash cans and a bike rack. • Prospect Park is located at 1412 Prospect St. The park is nine acres and the amenities include hike/bike trails, benches, bike rack, pet mitt dispenser and trash cans. • River Ridge Park is located at 301 River Ridge Parkway off of IH-35 Access Rd. The park is 7.4 acres and the amenities include tennis courts, basketball courts, volleyball courts and trash cans. • Swift Memorial Park is located at 200 Monterrey St. The park is 1 acre and the amenities include a playground, basketball court and trash cans. • Veterans Park is located at 320 Mariposa. The park is 6 acres and the amenities include a playground, 1/2 basketball court, pavilion, BBQ grills, picnic tables, water fountain, benches and trash cans. • Victory Garden Park is located at 300 Roosevelt St. The park is one acre and the amenities include a playground, basketball court, benches and trash cans. • Willow Springs Park is located at 1500 IH-35 S. The park is four acres.
• Bicentennial Park is located at 209 S. CM Allen Parkway. The park is 4 acres and the amenities include picnic tables, hike/bike trails, BBQ grills and trash cans. • City Park is located at 170 Charles Austin Dr. The park is 18 acres and the amenities include a playground, basketball court, hike/bike trails, picnic tables, BBQ grills, benches and trash cans. The City Park Recreation Hall is available for rental, for information on fees and availability call 393-8400. See PARKS page 45
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• Children's Park is located at 205 S. CM Allen Parkway. The park is 7 acres and the amenities include restrooms, playground, pavilion, picnic tables, benches, water fountain, BBQ grills and trash cans. • Dog Park is located at 250 Charles Austin Dr. The park is 2 acres and the amenities include a covered shade area, picnic tables, benches, water tub, water fountain, Pett Mit dispenser, scoops and trash cans. • Five Mile Dam Park is located at 4440 Old S. Stagecoach Trail. The park is 45 acres and the amenities include soccer fields (under direction of San Marcos Area Youth Soccer Organization) pavilion, picnic tables, restrooms, playground and hike/bike trails. • Gary Sports Complex is located at 2600 Airport Hwy. 21. The park is 42 acres and the amenities include restrooms, adult/youth softball fields, picnic tables, water fountain and trash cans. • Lancaster Park is located at 2108 Lancaster St. The park is 1 acre. • Ramon Lucio Park is located at 601 S. CM Allen Parkway. The park is 22 acres and the amenities include baseball/softball fields (under direction of San Mareos Youth Baseball Softball Association) restrooms, hike/bike trails, picnic tables, BBQ grills, benches, trash cans and a pavilion. • Rio Vista Park is located at 555 Cheatham St. at the corner of Cheatham St. and CM Allen Parkway. The park is 14 acres and the amenities include restrooms, tennis courts, 1/2 basketball court, picnic tables, BBQ grills, benches, a pavilion, city swimming pool, hike/bike trails and trash cans. • San Marcos Plaza Park is located at 204 N. CM Allen Parkway on the corner of CM Allen Parkway and Hopkins St. The park is 5.1 acres and the amenities include hike/bike trails, benches, wooden deck, large stage (available for special events), trash cans and the Fish Hatchery Building (available for rental). For information on fees and availability call 393-8400. • San Marcos Wildlife Habitat is located at 700 Cheatham St. The park is 10 acres and the amenities include restrooms, hike/bike trails, benches, trash cans, picnic tables and BBQ grills. • Sessom Creek Park is located at 915 Chestnut St. The park is 5 acres. • Skate Park is located at 627 E. Hopkins St. The park is 1 acre and the amenities include skate ramps, skate bowl, shade structure, picnic tables, benches, water fountain, portable restroom and trash cans. • Stokes Park is located at 600 Cape Rd. The parks 6 acres are owned by Texas Parks and Wildlife but maintained by the city of San Marcos. The amenities include hike/bike trails and trash cans. • Veramendi Park is located at 400 E. Hopkins St. The park is 4 acres and the amenities include a gazebo, cabin, decorative picnic tables, benches and trash cans. The gazebo is available for rental. For more information on fees and availability call 393-8400. • William & Eleanor Crook Park is located at 430 Riverside Dr. The park is 6 acres and the amenities include restrooms, hike/bike trails, picnic tables, BBQ grills, benches and trash cans. The San Marcos Nature Center is located in this park and is available for tours and children's programs. For more information on the Nature Center call 393-8447.
• Blanco Shoals Natural Area is located at 1201 E. River Ridge Parkway. The park is roughly 81 acres and provides trails for hiking and biking. • Purgatory Creek Natural Area is 463 acres with two entrances. The lower entrance is located at the south-east corner of the intersection of Wonder World Dr. and Hunter
The historic Merriman Cabin was built in 1846 by Dr. Eli T. Merriman (1815-1867), a Yale graduate and 1838 Texas settler. Merriman was one of three San Marcos town site owners and first physician in the area.
Road; the upper entrance is located at the end of Craddock St. past RR12. Hike/bike trails, bike rack, benches, information kiosk, pet mitt dispenser and trash cans are provided. • Ring Tail Ridge Natural Area is located at 1814 Old Ranch Road 12. The natural area is 40 plus acres and the provides hike/bike trails, benches, informational kiosk and trash cans. • Schulle Canyon Natural Area is located at 1420 Alamo St. Schulle Canyon is 21 acres and the provides hike/bike trails, bike rack, benches, informational kiosk, pet mitt dispenser and trash cans. • Spring Lake Natural Area is located at 109 Panorama Dr. The park is 251 acres and provides benches, informational kiosks and pet mitt dispenser.
• Park curfew (when parks are closed) is from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. every night. • Prohibit the public display and consumption of alcohol in city parks. • Prohibit alcohol on city owned dams, spillways and bridges. • Ban the use of styrofoam type products in parks and the river, including coolers, ice chests, cups, plates, toys, floats, kickboards, rings or swim gear. Styrofoam liners used in floatation devices or dock supports are exempt if they are encapsulated by a water-based acrylic or latex coating or within a boat. • Create tobacco free zones in play areas and athletic fields. • Require container lids to be secured in the San Marcos River. • Allow the use of barbecue pits and pop-up tents in designated areas. • Regulate the use of spear guns and gigs in the San Marcos River for wildlife management purposes. • Park rules apply in natural areas. • Minimum fines for littering are $250 in the river and parks.
A WEEK-LONG DESIGN RODEO engages citizens who debate where growth should be planned in San Marcos for the next two decades. (Photo by Don Anders)
ʻA River Runs Through Usʼ
Vision San Marcos
he San Marcos community has completed a Comprehensive Master Plan that will guide the city’s growth and identify what resources need to be preserved in the coming decades. Named “Vision San Marcos: A River Runs Through Us,” the comprehensive plan represents a collaboration among citizens, representatives from across the community who served on the Steering and Citizens Advisory Committees, planning staff and advisors. “We are incredibly grateful for the untold hours of work by the Steering Committee, Citizens Advisory Committee, Planning and Zoning Commission, city staff, advisors, and hundreds of citizens who have offered their vision for the future and participated in this process,” Mayor Daniel Guerrero said. “This plan
will guide future growth, preservation and development for San Marcos and will be a vital resource for our entire community.” The plan contains the visions and goals that outline what the community wants for San Marcos from now until 2035. Plan elements include Economic Development, Environment & Resource Protection, Land Use, Neighborhoods and Housing, Parks, Public Spaces and Facilities and Transportation. Following public hearings, review and recommendation by the Planning and Zoning Commission, the City Council adopted the plan in the spring of 2013. The plan is available online at www.sanmarcostx.gov/vision.
Pedestrian friendly downtown: A $10.2 million capital improvements project to create broad sidewalks, streetscapes, underground utilities, drainage and street improvements is underway in historic Downtown San Marcos on N. LBJ Drive and Hutchison Street. The project will be finished in mid 2014.
City Council Guides Community Progress
SAN MARCOS CITY COUNCIL: L-R are Shane Scott, John Thomaides, Kim Porterfield, Mayor Daniel Guerrero, Ryan Thomason, Wayne Becak and Jude Prather. (Photo by Don Anders)
he San Marcos City Council, elected at large by the voters, provides the important policy decisions that guide community progress in San Marcos. Members of the 2013 City Council are Mayor Daniel Guerrero, Mayor Pro Tem John Thomaides, Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Wayne Becak and City Council Members Kim Porterfield, Jude Prather, Ryan Thomason and Shane Scott. With a 2013 budget of $160.8 million, the city of San Marcos offers a broad range of community services: police and fire protection, electric, water, and wastewater utility services, administration, finance, planning and development, engineering and capital improvements, streets and transportation, parks and recreation, library, regional airport, environmental health, animal services, municipal court, technology services and human services. The city supports economic development and tourism programs and a national main street program. San Marcos was awarded the Texas Comptroller’s “Gold Award” for Government Transparency for ready access to online financial information. The City Council has adopted financial policies and open government guidelines that sup48 www.SanMarcosTexas.com/TheGuide
port accountability, decision-making, public trust and informed participation by the public. Community participation in decision-making is a strong component of San Marcos city government, with some 200 residents serving on 26 boards and commissions. City Council meetings and Planning and Zoning meetings are televised live on two cable channels and streamed over the Internet. City Manager, Jim Nuse, leads a team of 569 dedicated employees. City Council appointees also include City Attorney, Michael Cosentino; Municipal Court at Law Judge, John Burke, and City Clerk, Jamie Lee Pettijohn. Collette Jamison and Steve Parker serve as assistant city managers. San Marcos was founded in 1851, established as a general law city with a locally elected city government in 1877, and became a home rule city operating under a voterapproved municipal charter in 1967. The City Council elections are held each November. The mayor serves a two year term of office and city council members serve three year staggered terms. Visit the city of San Marcos website at www.sanmarcostx.gov for more information about the city of San Marcos and our City Council.
San Marcos Area Utility Providers
Electric Power San Marcos Electric Utility 630 East Hopkins San Marcos, TX 78666 393-8300
Water/Wastewater City of San Marcos 630 East Hopkins San Marcos, TX 78666 393-8010
Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative 650 Highway 21 PO Box 749 Bastrop, TX 78602 (800) 842-7708
Maxwell Water Supply Company 216 Main Street Maxwell, TX 78656 357-6253
Pedernales Electric Cooperative 201 South Avenue F P.O. Box 1 Johnson City, TX 78636 (830) 868-7155
Crystal Clear Water Supply Company 2370 FM 1979 San Marcos, TX 78666 (830) 372-1031
Diamond Pure Water Company 1815 Mesquite Street San Marcos, TX 78666 392-4091 Natural Gas CenterPoint Energy 1111 Louisiana Street Houston, TX 77002 (713) 207-1111
MAJOR PUBLIC AND PRIVATE EMPLOYERS SAN MARCOS, TEXAS Major Public Employers Texas State University-San Marcos San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District Hays County Gary Job Corps Center City of San Marcos
Number of Employees 3,036 1,200 850 567 550
Major Private Employers Premium Outlets San Marcos - Retail stores Tanger Factory Outlet Center - Retail stores Central Texas Medical Center - Hospital Hunter Industries - Crushed limestone Products HEB Distribution Center - General merchandise distribution Grande Communications - Communications/integrated services provider C-FAN - Aircraft parts; composite fan blades TeleNetwork Partners, Ltd - Internet technical support desk Wal-Mart Super Center - Discount super center Philips Wide-Lite - Commercial/industrial lighting fixtures Thermon Manufacturing - Heat conduction compounds/transfer equipment San Marcos Treatment Center - Private psychiatric hospital Community Action, Inc. - Social services provider Chartwells - Food service provider and caterer McCoy Corporation - Retail building supplies Heldenfels Enterprises, Inc. - Precast/prestressed concrete structures CenturyLink of San Marcos, Inc. - Telecommunications services Sac N Pac Stores, Inc. - Convenience store chain United Technologies Aerospace Systems - Aircraft engine systems San Marcos Baptist Academy - Christian co-ed preparatory school Sam's Club - Membership-only retail, wholesale merchandise clubs Customer Service International - Full service marketing research services TXI Hunter Cement - Cement Altra - Form flex couplings, power transmission equipment Berry Aviation - Aircraft services and maintenance; chartered travel
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Texas Stateâ€™s University Camp is located on the Blanco River near Wimberley. It is situated on a gated 126 acres and has two lodges, six campsites, four day-use areas and several miles of hiking/biking trails.
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engineering, criminal justice and mass communication. The University’s freshman retention and graduation rates rank among the top institutions in the state. Students come from virtually every county in Texas, as well as 47 states and 73 nations. The university is ethnically diverse, with minorities making up more than a third of the student body. Hispanic Outlook ranks Texas State 14th in the nation for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanic students. In March 2011, the U.S.
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in the construction plans with easy access to the venue. Cheatham said that the 41-year-old theatre currently being used is hampered by limited space and obsolete technical capabilibities. “If you can just stop and think of digital equipment changes, we’ve tried to add a few bells and whistles here and there, but we’ve by no means had the type of theatre that our students need to work in when they go on to work professionally,” Cheatham said. “The new center will truly be a state-ofthe-art theatre facility from the techni-
Department of Education officially recognized Texas State as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). To receive the HSI designation, an institution must have an enrollment of undergraduate students that is at least 25 percent Hispanic. The designation makes Texas State eligible to apply for federal grants that will benefit all students. Research and development expenditures at Texas State have more than tripled in the past five years. The university now ranks ninth among all Texas public institutions in restricted
research expenditures, and has nationally recognized projects focusing on water resources, nanotechnology, geospatial intelligence, cancer, firstresponder training and forensic anthropology. Texas State's faculty members excel in the classroom. Eighteen members of the faculty have been honored as Piper Professors for their superior teaching, one of the most prestigious honors a faculty member can receive in Texas.
cal side.” The cost of the Performing Arts Center is $43 million. A lead gift of $8 million for the project was given by the Patti S. Harrison Foundation of Wimberley. Harrison’s gift in 2008 set the project in motion. When the state legislature declined to issue tuition revenue bonds to cover construction, the university reassessed priorities and placed several Campus Master Plan initiatives on hold to cover the balance of the cost. The final funding is made up of Higher Education Assistance Funds,
gift money and Texas State University System Revenue Financing System Revenue Bonds. “The importance of the project is evident in the fact that we chose it as one of the five pillars of the Pride in Action campaign,” said Texas State President Denise Trauth. “All of us are very excited about the new Performing Arts Center, but no one is more excited than Patti Harrison. Patti gave us the lead gift for the project — $8 million. Her faith in the vision launched the fundraising for the facility and kept it at the top of our ‘must-do’ list.”
The entrance to the expansive photography galleries at the Wittliff Collections features a carved mahogany jackrabbit-and-cactus arch by Austin sculptor David Everett.
GUIDE TO THE ARTS
Exploring cultural richness of the Southwest is at the heart of Wittliff Collections BY MICHELE MILLER
he great Texas folklorist J. Frank Dobie once said, “It seems to me that people living in the Southwest will lead fuller and richer lives if they become aware of what it holds.” This “spirit of place ”— the deep sense of cultural richness specific to our region — is at the very heart of the Wittliff Collections. It is the creative spark behind the literary and photographic treasures that make up the Wittliff’s Southwestern Writers Collection and the Southwestern & Mexican Photography Collection. Founded 26 years ago at Texas State University in San Marcos by Austin screenwriter and photographer Bill Wittliff and his wife Sally, the collections are dedicated to preserving the photographs, literature, film and music that define our part of the country. They are also committed to sharing this legacy, to delighting and inspiring the current generation as well as those to come and to illumi-
Script drafts, wardrobe designs, set drawings, continuity shots, props, principal costumes and more from the making of the miniseries “Lonesome Dove” starring Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones are on permanent display. (Photo by Kevin Stillman) nating the importance of the Southwestern and Mexican imaginations in the wider world. Located in a southwestern-inspired suite of rooms on the top floor of Texas State’s Alkek Library, the Wittliff Collections present engaging exhibitions, welcome tours and classes, and host readings, book signings, lectures, panel discussions and more — all open to the public and free of charge. Join the tens of thousands of people each year who are discovering the spirit of place at the Wittliff Collections, and the wealth of reasons to visit again and again. Here are just a few: See photographs by the great masters as well as important new artists. Five galleries offer space for as many as 170 works to be displayed at one time. Exhibitions, which change several times a year, are drawn from the more than 18,000 photographs that make up the growing permanent collection, including images by such renowned artists as
Ansel Adams, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Hugo Brehme, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Edward Curtis, Graciela Iturbide, Tina Modotti and Edward Weston and Laura Wilson, as well as extensive holdings of prints by some of Texas and the Southwest’s most accomplished photographers: Kate Breakey, Keith Carter and Robb Kendrick, to name a few. The Wittliff is also home to a significant collection of documentary and fine-art photography from Mexico – one of the largest of its kind in the United States. Learn about writing from and about our region. Exhibitions from the literary archives — either about a specific writer or on a topic or theme — are also on view and continually changing. Notebooks, drafts, personal papers, correspondence and other collected artifacts illuminate the creative processes and careers of more than 100 songwriters, screenwriters, journalists, poets, playwrights and novelists. Among them are Cormac McCarthy (author of No Country for Old Men and
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The Road), Rick Riordan (creator of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, the Kane Chronicles and others), Katherine Anne Porter, Sam Shepard, John Graves, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Selena. Also housed at
the Wittliff are the production materials for Texas Monthly magazine and an extensive collection of Willie Nelson recording materials documenting his entire career. Go behind the scenes of Lonesome Dove. Objects from the making of the epic miniseries based on Larry McMurtry’s Pulitzer Prizewinning novel are on permanent display in the Lonesome Dove Room at the Wittliff Collections. Costumes and
designs, props, set drawings, continuity shots, Bill Wittliff’s script drafts, the magnificent photographs he took on the set, and other interesting materials show the many sides of making a critically acclaimed television film. Exhibitions are often open seven days a week. Hours fluctuate, so it’s best to call ahead before visiting at 245-2313. Visit the website www.thewittliffcollections.txstate.edu.
Waters Run Cool, Clear BY ANITA MILLER
hat man cannot step into the same river twice is an observation dating to ancient Greece. Yet the words of the philosopher, Heraclitus, ring truer today than ever, as the crystalclear San Marcos River grows both more beloved and more threatened with each passing year. It is in every sense the life-blood of the town, and the 72-degree water that gushes forth from the Edwards Aquifer through San Marcos Springs has lured humans here for some 13,000 years. Man was already here when the Great Pyramid was built, and archaeologists have found evidence that not only did nomadic tribes settle around the great springs, they traded with others from far away who were
also drawn to the natural oasis. Wild in those days — early accounts say the biggest springs erupted in fresh water geysers — the river was tamed, and Spring Lake formed, when Anglo settlers built a dam and used the force of the water to power a gristmill. Today, scientists widely acknowledge the area around the San Marcos Springs where Texas State’s Aquarena Center has now been established to be the longest continually-inhabited spot in all of North America. And, we’re still welcoming people to the neighborhood, as San Marcos and Hays County are among the state’s fastest-growing areas. As population increases, more and more
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World’s toughest boat race begins in San Marcos and ends 260 miles down river at Seadrift on the Texas coast every June. (Photo by Anita Miller)
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demands have been placed on the river and the aquifer. San Marcos was the first city that primarily drew Edwards water for municipal uses to switch to surface water from Lake Dunlap. San Antonio, by far the largest city to depend on the Edwards, has begun storing water in the Carrizo Aquifer; and the recent adoption of a Habitat Conservation Plan will spur more municipalities to follow suit. The best protection the San Marcos River now enjoys is that it is home to a number of federally endangered species. They include the Texas Blind Salamander, an eyeless amphibian that lives in the Aquifer, occasionally shooting forth through the springs and into the mouth of a waiting catfish; Texas Wild Rice, an aquatic grass whose long leaves wave seductively in the clear, moving water; the San Marcos Salamander and the fountain darter. Preservation efforts came too late for another species, however. The San Marcos gambusia has not been seen since the early 1980s and is considered extinct by most. Unlike Comal Springs in New Braunfels, the San Marcos Springs have never been known to fail. The flow has, however, gotten precariously low during the drought of recent years which appeared to peak in 2011. It was dubbed the “River of Innocents” by the Tonkawa who were here when it was “discovered” by Spanish explorers on the Feast Day of St. Mark — hence its present-day name. Innocent it remains, and defenseless as well.
BOBCATS GUIDE TO SPORTS
Hit the Big Time BY RANDY STEVENS
or more than 100 years, collegiate athletics has played a pivotal role enhancing the history, culture and community that we locals like to call “San Marvelous.” Texas State University has grown immensely since its inception in 1899 as Southwest Texas State Normal School, and is now one of the state’s largest universities with an enrollment of more than 34,229. As the university has grown, so has its athletic department. Over the past 12 years, Texas State has spent more than $83,000 million on athletic improvements, and when students voted for an athletic assessment fee in 2008, paving the way for the Bobcat football program to make the move to the Football Bowl Subdivision, Texas State became a big-time player at the Division I level. Most notable is the recent addition of the South-Side Complex at Bobcat Stadium, increasing capacity from 17,000 to more than 30,000. Last season, the Bobcats played in front of 33,006 fans in the team’s home opener against Texas Tech in its first full-fledged season in the Football Bowl Subdivision — college football’s top level. The program also got a big boost in 2010 when Dennis Franchione took over as head coach. Bringing big-time experience from his years as head coach at TCU, Alabama and Texas A&M, Franchione was handed the task of leading Bobcat football to the next level. And while the Bobcats went 4-7 in their inaugural 58 www.SanMarcosTexas.com/TheGuide
FBS season, the level of excitement the 2012 season generated in the community couldn’t be measured. Fans came out by the thousands not just for the game, but for the whole college game-day experience, which, of course included huge tailgate parties. Tailgating is so popular, fans stake their spots the night before a Bobcat football game and revel — win or lose — hours after the game. Live and recorded music fills the air, along with the smoke and smell from hundreds of smokers and grills. Games like washers and horseshoes are popular during these gatherings, while some simply enjoy sitting under shady canopies munching out while sipping a cold one and watching games on TV. Other athletic teams have benefited from the university’s growth as well. Since 2007, Texas State has added a new soccer complex, new baseball and softball stadiums, a new track and field complex and noticeable improvements to the 7,000-seat Strahan Coliseum, which hosts Bobcat volleyball and basketball games. The move up to the FBS level also improved the Bobcats competition. A former member of the Southland Conference, Texas State is currently a member of the Western Athletic Conference, which includes more prominent school names like Louisiana Tech, New Mexico State and San Jose State, and will move into the Sun Belt Conference this fall. Footballplaying schools in the Sun Belt are Arkansas State, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana-Monroe, Georgia State, South Alabama, Troy and Western Kentucky. Recently, the Sun Belt announced the addition of Georgia Southern, Appalachian State, Idaho and New See BOBC ATS page 59
The addition of the South-Side Complex at Bobcat Stadium has increased seating capacity from 17,000 to more than 30,000. The stadium improvements come as the Bobcat football team moves to the Division I level.
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ceed in the Sun Belt. While football may be the most popular sport on campus, Texas State athletics has enjoyed success in other sports as well. Volleyball and women’s soccer seasons coincide with football in the fall, followed by men and women’s basketball, then baseball, softball and track in the spring. Volleyball is one of the most successful programs at Texas State, guided by long-time head coach, Karen See BOBC ATS page 60
Tailgaters showing their spirit at a football game.
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Continued from page 59 Chisum, who is in her 33rd year with the Bobcats. Chisum ranks 13th all-time for most NCAA Division I victories with a record of 757-483-3 and has led State to seven regular-season titles, seven tournament championships and eight NCAA Tournament appearances. Women’s soccer has also enjoyed immense success since its inception in 1999. Head coach, Kat Conner, has guided the Bobcats to nine championships (four regular season, five conference tournament) and taken Texas State to the NCAA Tournament five times. College basketball is on the rise as well at State, as the Bobcat men and women recently completed their first season in the WAC. The men’s program, which hasn’t been to the NCAA Tournament since 1997, made some waves by scoring a pair of upsets at the WAC Tournament in March, and is currently seeking a new head coach to help get the team back on the winning track. Women’s basketball has struggled as well over the past 12 years, but is rebounding under second-year head coach Zenarae Antoine. The Bobcat women have made two NCAA tournament appearances, the most recent coming in 2003. Texas State has also experienced plenty of success on the diamond as
well. Bobcat baseball has five NCAA appearances, four under current head coach, Ty Harrington, as well as three conference championships and four conference tournament titles. Bobcat softball is no stranger to success either, as head coach, Ricci Woodard, has led her team to 10 conference championships and five NCAA appearances in her 12 years at the school. Texas State track and field is another strong program that has produced 38 AllAmericans and 36 Olympic and international competitors, including 1996 Olympic Gold Medalist Charles Austin. The program’s new facility was completed in 2011, allowing State to host several meets throughout the season. Texas State is also competitive in men and women’s golf. Head men’s coach Shane Howell, in his fifth year, led the Bobcat men to their best scoring season on record last year, and head women’s coach Mike Akers has guided his team to three NCAA Tournament appearances (2008, 2010 and 2012). Considering how much has changed at Texas State over the past 12 years, if legendary Bobcat coach Jim Wacker — for which Wacker Field at Bobcat Stadium is named — was still alive to see how far Texas State athletics has evolved, his famous catch phrase would still ring true.
Texas State forward Ashley Ezeh goes up for a basket against Huston-Tillotson during a game in the 201213 season. Daily Record Photo
It really is, “Unbelievable!”
by Gerald Castillo
Texas State sophomore pitcher Taylor Black prepares to deliver a pitch during a game against Seattle University. Daily Record Photo by Gerald Castillo
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Main Street Works The Downtowner Newsletter
an Marcos received official Main Street Designation from the Texas Historical Commission in 1986, after starting the program in 1984 as a self-initiated project. The San Marcos Main Street Program is a program of the city of San Marcos and follows the guidelines of the Texas Main Street Center and National Trust for Historic Preservation. Main Street is a developmental program designed to capitalize on the unique character of the downtown commercial district. Programs and projects are developed to address the needs of downtown San Marcos. Main Street's success is based on a comprehensive strategy of work, tailored to local needs and opportunities, in four broad areas, called the Main Street Four Point Approach. The Downtowner Newsletter is a monthly publication of the San Marcos Main Street Program and the Downtown Association of San Marcos. The publication will no longer be printed and only be available in electronic format. Sign up now to keep informed of important information and events concerning downtown San Marcos.
Main Street Four Point Approach Organization
To establish consensus and cooperation by building partnerships among different groups that must work together to improve downtown: merchants, property owners, bankers, city officials, professionals, chamber members and individual residents.
buildings; to plan and promote infrastructure improvements.
To create a positive image of downtown by developing special events, festivals and promotions; to market the traditional commercial district's assets to customers, potential investors, new businesses and local residents and to promote downtown as a tourist destination through marketing and advertising.
To strengthen downtown's existing economic base and to identify market needs and develop programs to meet those needs; to expand the downtown commercial district to meet new opportunities and challenges from outlying development.
Main Street Reinvestment Report 2012:
Number of Rehabilitation Projects: 275 Total Expenditures- Rehabilitation projects: $5,538,238.00
GSMP: New STAR will shine Design
To encourage appropriate, high quality design in the maintenance, renovation and re-use of downtown
n late 2009, the Greater San Marcos Partnership (GSMP) worked with Market Street Services, as part of the comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, to identify the most promising target clusters for the Greater San Marcos Partnership to pursue. Based on the communityâ€™s physical assets, such as location along the IH-35 corridor between Austin and San Antonio; the nearby IH-10; Texas State University and other institutes of higher education and training: the San Marcos Regional Airport and nearby Austin-Bergstrom and San Antonio International Airports; and the unique and appealing lifestyle opportunities; as well as our community and business assets, GSMP has identified five key core industries: Health Care; Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing; Supply Chain Management;
Corporate and Professional Operations; and Green Industries. Entrepreneurism is another strong industry throughout Greater San Marcos, as evidenced by the Texas State University Science, Technology, and Research (STAR) Incubator â€“ a $6 million dollar project that created 20,000 square feet of lab space for startup companies to develop technology and use university resources to help bring ideas to market. Facilities include clean rooms; wet labs; instrumentation labs; and office space for research and development in alternative energy, biotechnology, green technology, nanotechnology and new materials. For more information about the STAR Incubator project. go to www.txstate.edu/ocir and www.nanotxstate.org/
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and collaborative efforts. We are partially addressing that need; however, as an incubator the facility is only part of the picture. We will also provide firms with access to business mentors, specialized service providers, sources of capital, specialized instruments and equipment as well as our faculty and students. Less tangible but very real is the benefit of being identified as a resident of a technology incubator located in a university-affiliated research park.
What type of partners are you looking for?
Weâ€™re looking for high growth opportunity companies that can create scalable companies, higher skill job opportunities and higher wages. Creating a research park and business incubator is one important strategy for growing and diversifying a regionâ€™s economy while providing exciting career opportunities for our graduates. We can also act as a place for a mature company or outside organization to interact with the University on joint R&D activities. By having access to our specialized research centers and faculty, companies are able to develop new products or processes in a timely and cost effective manner. Most small to midsized firms lack sophisticated equipment and instruments dedicated to R&D, which constrains their ability to compete in an innovation-driven economy.
When will additional buildings be added to the park?
Realistically it's going to be three years before we build the next building. We are engaged in a long-term change process. While STAR Park has a real estate component, it is not driven by the need to obtain a short-term gain on a
real estate investment. Over time, we will generate a critical mass of firms engaged in technology-focused activities who will become the next generation of companies occupying multi-tenant or even single-tenant facilities.
Why did you decide to come to Texas State?
Texas State University is an institution that is experiencing rapid growth. Change is a part of the culture that creates new opportunities to explore alternative approaches to accomplishing our mission. Being located in the Austin Metropolitan Area and adjacent to San Antonio we have an area of approximately 3.5 million people. Both cities continue to be ranked among the top 10 in the nation for growth, which translates into greater access to skilled labor, suppliers, business resources and an enriched quality of life.
How do you see events unfolding here at the STAR Park?
It is often discussed that universities are going to be the engines that drive regional economies. The important thing to understand is that a university is part of an environment. The areas that are going to succeed in the future will be those with access to institutions of higher education that understand a cross-disciplinary approach to educating our future workforce is essential. With the new Ph.D. program in material science, engineering and commercialization, Texas State University is moving in that direction. We are training the future managers and entrepreneurs who will bring new products and processes to the market by translating basic research into relevant applications.
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Greater San Marcos Fa s t Fac t s San Marcos... 2011 Population: 46,685 Median HH Income: $26,036 Median Age: 23.1 Number of Households: 16,673 Average Home Value: $120,095 Number of Homes: 6,609 Hays County... 2011 Population: 164,050 Workforce Population: 86,786 Median HH Income: $58,349 Median Age: 30.4 Number of Households: 54,830 Average Home Value: $162,899 Number of Homes: 45,921 Caldwell County... 2011 Population: 38,442 Workforce Population: 16,604 Median HH Income: $42,202 Median Age: 34.8 Number of Households: 11,566 Average Home Value: $91,307 Number of Homes: 9,155
Located just 15 miles south of Austin and 30 miles north of San Antonio on the I-35 corridor, the greater San Marcos region is ideally situated between two of the fastest growing MSAs in the United States, and Texas is the No. 1 state in the country for job growth over the past five years.
Top 10 Employers: Texas State University Premium Outlets San Marcos Tanger Factory Outlet Center San Marcos CISD Hays County Hunter Industries Central Texas Medical Center H-E-B Distribution Center City of San Marcos Grande Communications
Top 10 Manufacturers: Hunter Industries H-E-B Distribution Center Philips Wide-Lite C-Fan Thermon Manufacturing Mensor Manufacturing UTC Aerospace Systems TXI Hunter Cement Heldenfels Enterprises Altra Couplings
Quality of Life The centerpiece of the area is the crystal clear spring-fed San Marcos River, known for year-round recreational activities. Conveniently located between Austin and San Antonio, San Marcos is truly in the center of everything.
• Top Ten cities in America for Raising Kids - Business Week • 43% of the city’s population is between the ages of 20-29 • Hays County ranked as the 14th fastest-growing county in the nation • 3.9 million population and 2 million person workforce within a 50-mile radius of San Marcos • Austin - Round Rock - San Marcos MSA ranked 4th in job growth in the U.S. Business Facilities Magazine
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Membership Directory 428th District Court Judge Bill Henry 4117 Hamilton Hollow San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 426-5960 www.judgebillhenry.com 4-M Automotive Inc. Jimmy Mitchell 1316 Highway 123 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-8990
A A & A Automotive Adam Facundo 169 S Guadalupe Street San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-9666 A Cappella Unlimited Chapter of Sweet Adeline's Intl Carole Carmichael 14947 Forward Pass San Antonio, TX 78248 (210) 632-6932 A. GRUPPO Andrew Nance 1214 Belvin St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 557-2140 www.agruppo.com A.R. Interests, Inc. Jason Mittman 828 Stagecoach Trail San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 947-5757 A+ Federal Credit Union Lisa Mae Delgado 1204 Thorpe Lane San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 302-6800 www.aplusfcu.org AAA Self Storage Karl Grimes 1900 Ranch RD 12 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-6591 www.yourstorageplace.net AAMCO Eric King 1206 N. State Hwy 123 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-5811 ABA Vending Reece Morrison 530 Burleson St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-3138 Abbey Flooring Center Ted Gray 1921 Ranch Rd 12 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-7322 www.sanmarcos.abbeycarpet. com ABC Fire Systems, LLC Lane Lee 166 Trade Center Dr. New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 625-3473 www.abcfiresys.com AIG American General Terry Jester PO Box 94 San Marcos, TX 78667 (512) 392-8181
AIM AC & Heating Services Susan Herring 5025 FM 2001 Buda, TX 78610 (512) 563-0193 Air Evac Lifeteam Julie Lewis 1999 Medical Pkwy., Ste. D San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 805-9367 www.lifeteam.net Aire Serv of the Rivercities Don Austin PO Box 1250 2001 Clovis Barker Rd. Bldg. 1, Ste. A, San Marcos TX 78667-1250 (512) 353-0143 www.aireserv.com Alarm Concepts Richard Hebert P.O. Box 981 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-5455 Alexandras House Rosemary Lyday 250 Hugo Rd. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 667-0107 www.alexandrashousetx.com All Star Pawn & Jewelry Jody Oubre Gaertner 1204-B Highway 123 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-8111 Allergy and Family Medicine Albert (Bert) Cobb P.O. Box 913 1228 HWY. 123 San Marcos, TX 78667 (512) 396-2125 Allergyandfamilymedicine.com Allstate Insurance David Chandler 118 E.San Antonio San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-5277 Altra Industrial Motion TB Wood's Inc. Ameridrives Maria Coronado 2000 Clovis Barker Rd. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-4000 www.tbwoods.com Alzheimer's Association Capital of Texas Chapter Christian Wells 3429 Executive Center, Ste 100 Austin, TX 78731 (512) 241-0420 www.alz.org/texascapital Amy Madison Amy Madison 125 Sunflower St. Cibolo, TX 78108 (512) 393-3400 Angel Drops Jill Holechek 1015 Palomino Lane San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 289-6080
Anna Lee's Viola Street Inn Melinda McKissack 714 Viola St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-6242 www.violastreetinn.com Anthony Odell Anthony Odell 109 West Ave, Apt 724 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 878-8258 Anton Outfitters Paige Anton 7674 Camino Real Maxwell, TX 78656 (512) 357-2352 Any Lab Test Now Michelle Schlotter 1941 S. IH 35, Suite 113 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 754-5227 www.anylabtestnow.com Anytime Fitness Kelly Meyer 1917 Dutton Drive San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-2247 Aquarena Center Ron Coley 601 University Dr. 921 Aquarena Springs Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 245-7513 www.aquarena.txstate.edu Arby's Allen Davis 928 Hwy. 80 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 754-7600 ASAP Building & Remodeling Randy Brown 100 Commons Rd. #214 Dripping Springs, TX 78620 (512) 787-3831 Ash & Associates Surveying & Mapping, LLC Shawn Ash 142 Jackson Lane San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-1719 Associated Insurance Agencies Randy Roberts PO Box 1046 125 Moore Street, Ste. 103 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-4567 Athletic Revolution Heath Herrera 170 S. LBJ Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 348-7388 Athleticrevolutionsanmarcos.com
Ault & Ault Orthodontics Jeffrey Ault 217 North C.M. Allen Pkwy. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-5151 Austin Business Journal Brady Cooper 111 Congress Ave, Suite 750 Austin, TX 78701 (512) 494-2500 austin.bizjournals.com
Austin Community College-San Marcos Goodnight Center Ben Mathey 1331 Hwy 123 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-2019 www.austincc.edu Austin Extreme Graphics Debbie Ohlman 230 Distribution Cove Buda, TX 78610 (512) 312-2715 www.austinextremegraphics.com
Austin Oral Surgery Renne Dixon 310 Stagecoach Trail, Suite 600 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-4689 www.austinoralsurgery.cm Austin Telco Federal Credit Union Katrina Delgado 904 Bugg Lane San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 302-5555 atfcu.org AustinSA Company Peggy Jones 314 East. Hutchison San Marcos TX 78666 (512) 805-8226 www.AustinSA.com Automatic Data Processing Brandon Barber 1804 Pearce Ct. San Marcos, TX 78666 (817) 528-9837 www.smallbusiness.adp.com Autumn Chase Apartments Isabelle Wallis 1606 IH-35 North San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 754-6144 capstonemanagement.com Avalon Apartments Felicia Jackson 1703 IH-35 North San Marcos, TX 78666 (512)353-3683
B B & J Pharmacy Ela Anderson 2111 Hunter Rd. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-3301 B Alert Security Systems Dennis Weise P.O. Box 625 905 I-35 North San Marcos, TX 78667-0625 (512) 392-7349 www.b-alertsecurity.com Baker-Aicklen & Associates Inc. Steve Ramsey 507 W. Liberty St. Round Rock, TX 78664 (512) 392-6900 www.b-ainc.com Barboza Construction Company, LLC James Barboza 1013 Clyde St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 845-3626
Membership Directory Barshop & Oles, Co. Pat Oles 801 Congress Ave., Suite 300 Austin, TX 78701 (512) 477-1212 www.barshop-oles.com Bartlett Cocke General Contractors Donna Kirkpatrick 2550 South IH-35, Ste. 100 Austin, TX 78704 (512) 326-4223 www.bartlett-cocke.com Bartlett Tree Experts Steve Austin 1324 Old Martindale Road San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-1089 www.bartlett.com Basler Plastics, LLC Eva Latham 201 Centerpoint Rd. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-2800 www.baslerplasticsllc.com Bay Area Fellowship of San Marcos Randy Bryan 721 Moore Street San Marcos, TX 78667 PO Box 1626, San Marcos, TX (512) 353-3909 www.fosm.net Baymont Inn & Suites Bob Patel 4210 IH-35 South San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-6800 Bearden Development Inc. Bud Turner 1600 Clovis Barker Road, Ste. 202 San Marcos, TX 78666 (281) 568-4185 www.beardendevelopment.com Bellamy Insurance Group - Nationwide Insurance Genelle Zuniga 2315 Riddle Road Austin, TX 78748 (512) 608-8861 www.nwagent.com/bellamy/html Ben Gonzales 1035 Hwy 123 San Marcos, TX 78666 P.O. Box 1007, San Marcos TX (512) 353-7788 Benchmark Business Solutions Jim Booe 224 E Ramsey San Antonio, TX 78216 (210) 979-0123 Benchmark Insurance Scott Burton 225 W. Hopkins San Marcos, TX 78667-1687 (512) 754-2700 www.benchmark-ins.com Benjamin Head PO Box 731 San Marcos, TX 78667-0731 (512) 353-4009 Berry Co. Mark Evans 194 S. Guadalupe San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 393-3670 www.theberrycompany.com
Best Buy Mobile Ronda Caballero 730 East Hopkins, Ste.104 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-1455 Best Western San Marcos Micheal Patel 917 IH-35 North San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 754-7557 www.stonebridgehotels.com Better Business Bureau Central Texas Carrie Hurt 1005 La Posada Drive Austin, TX 78752 (800) 580-8477 www.centraltx.bbb.org Bigelow Homes Mike Venetis 421 Shadow Point San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-6700 www.blancorivervillage.net Bill Damron 333 Cheatham St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 757-1791 Bill Plummer 2827 Rolling Oaks San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-2077 Bill's Trading Place William Taylor 1621 W.San Antonio San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-2886 www.billstradingplace.comBishop's Square Apartment Homes Becky Bates 109 Craddock Ave. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 878-8728 www.bishopssquare.com BizDoc, Inc. Vick Meredith 3700 Highway 123 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-1027 Black Dog Real Estate, Inc. Justin Padgett 2035 Nevada St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 395-8139 www.blackdogrealestate.com Blanco National Bank Kay Smith 15451 Ranch Rd. 12 Wimberley, TX 78676 P.O. Box 1869, Wimberley, TX (512) 847-1300 www.blancobank.com Blanco Vista Training & Consulting Chuck Thompson 614 Easton Drive P.O. Box 2328 San Marcos, TX (810) 610-4034 www.BVTAC.com BlankPage Publishing Steve Blank 217 W. Hillcrest Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 787-6805
Blue Sky Mortgage Lee Porterfield 2700 Hunter Road, Ste. B San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-1121 www.blueskymtg.com Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative Joyce Buckner 1916 W. San Antonio Lockhart, TX 78644 (800) 842-7708 www.bluebonnetelectric.coop BMA Window Cleaning, LLC Barry Schmick PO Box 1768 San Marcos, TX 78667-1768 (512) 353-1768 www.bmawindowcleaning.com BNI - Corridor Platinum Connections Mike Gillum 600 S. Guadalupe San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 826-6409 www.bnisanmarcostx.com Bob Kat & Son Small Engine Repair Todd Katzer 1430 FM 1978 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-7015 BobCat Catering Karin Blevins 801 Conway Drive San Marcos, TX 78666 (210) 213-1535 www.bobcatcatering.com Boy Scouts of America Nate Dutson 12500 N IH 35 Austin, TX 78753 (512) 926-6363 www.sacredsprings.org Boys & Girls Clubs of South Central Texas Daphne McDole 400 Uhland Rd. P.O. Box 1643 San Marcos, TX 78667 (512) 805-3000 www.bgcsct.org Bradzoil 10 Minute Change Jody Morris 1044 Highway 123 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-3493 www.bradzoil.com Brenner Printing & Mailing Gene Brenner 1234 Triplett San Antonio, TX 78216 (210) 349-4024 Broadway Bank Deanna Lalich 301 N. CM Allen Parkway San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-2468 www.broadwaybank.com Brookfield Residential Shaun Cranston Great Hills Trail Ste. 260 Austin, TX 78759 (512) 391-1330 http://www.brookfieldrp.com
Brown & Gay Engineers, Inc. Dorian French 7000 Mopac, Ste. 330 Austin, TX 78731 (512) 879-0400 www.browngay.com Brown Distributing Company Agnes Fuccello 8711 Johnny Morris Rd. Austin, TX 78724-2006 (512) 478-9353 Bruce Boyer, 22nd District Judge Bruce Boyer 1109 Tuscan Ridge New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 708-1462 Bug Master Exterminating Services, LTD Mike Mathews 5214 Burleson Road, Suite 114 Austin, TX 78744 (512) 396-7378 WWW.THEBUGMASTER.COM Business Hygiene, Inc. Dennis Phillips 205 Cheatham Street San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-3486 BusinessTechPros Jason Polser 1170 West San Antonio St. New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 515-4565 www.businesstechpros.com Butler Joel Williams 2301 IH 35 South San Marcos, TX 78667-0908 PO Box 908, San Marcos, TX (512) 353-6100 www.butlermfg.com Byrn & Associates Inc. David Williamson 1115 Hwy 80 East San Marcos, TX 78667-143 PO Box 1433, San Marcos, TX (512) 396-2270 www.byrnengineer.com
C C. Kern Huff, PE Structural Engineer C. Kern Huff 2252 Garden Court San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 809-3103 Cabana Beach Apartments Jenn Ware 1250 Sadler Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-8115 www.cbsanmarcos.com Calvary Baptist Church San Marcos Ken Naquin 1906 North IH 35 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-8540 www.calvarysanmarcos.com Camp Gladiator Joseph "Dain" Williams 1805 Aquarena Springs Dr. Apt.216 San Marcos, TX 78666 (254) 495-2288
Membership Directory Camper Clinic II Don Goodson 15855 South IH 35 Buda, TX 78610 (512) 312-1478 www.camperclinic.com Candidate for Justice, Candidate for 3rd Court of Appeals Bryan Case 3139 Montwood Trail Austin, TX 78748 (512)924-7040 Candlewood Suites Vic Patel 600 Wonder World Drive San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 749-1717 Capital Area Rural Transportation System David Marsh 338 S. Guadalupe Austin, TX 78762 (512) 805-7433 www.rideCARTS.com Capital Farm Credit Rosie Alvear 1418 Colorado Lockhart, TX 78644-0216 PO Box 216, Lockhart, TX (512) 398-3524 www.CFCTX.com Carco Collision Matt Mussillo 1300 IH 35 South San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-3309 Cardinal Frame & Art Hugh Simmons 1904 Ranch Road 12 Ste 101 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-7699 cardinalframe.com Caring Senior Service Cathy Trilica 781 Loop 337 New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 629-0509 www.caringseniorservice.com Carol Peters 109 Hopkins St., Ste 209 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 357-2627 Carolyn Gonzales 308 Patricia Drive San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 757-1579 Carson Properties W.C. Carson 1911 Corporate Dr., Suite 102 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-3322 CASA of Central Texas Norma Castilla-Blackwell PO Box 1267 104 W. Martin Luther King Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-3578 www.casacentex.org Dr. T.A. Castoldi & Associates Tom Castoldi 310 Stagecoach Trail, Ste 200B San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-5300 Caterall Catering Dora White 348 Alves New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 629-5225
Cavender's Boot City Joe Gomez 4331 IH 35 South San Marcos, TX 78667 (512) 805-8210 CenterPoint Energy Karl Burris 326 Cheatham San Marcos, TX 78667 PO Box 689, San Marcos, TX (512) 392-6673 www.centerpointenergy.com Centerpoint Station Cheryl Cuppitelli 1405 United Drive, Ste. 115 3946 IH 35 South San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-1103 www.centerpointstation.com Central Texas Bookkeeping, LLC Phillip Adair P.O. Box 2219, Kyle TX 78640 (512) 262-7164 Central Texas Center For Cancer Care David Jones 1304 Wonder World Drive San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-2500 www.thecentersforcancercare.com
Central Texas Coffee News Cybele Hinson 2021 Meadow View Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 216-7667 Central Texas Collision Services Debbie Ohlman 230 Distribution Cove Buda, TX 78610 (512) 295-7618 www.centraltexascollision.com Central Texas LifeCare Terry Williams 115 Warden Lane San Marcos, TX 78667-0304 (512) 396-3020 www.txlifecare.org Central Texas Medical Center Clay DeStefano 1301 Wonder World Drive San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-8979 www.ctmc.org Central Texas Wellness & Rejuvenation Center Elicia Pacheco 1340 Wonder World Dr, Ste. 2202 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 757-8630 Central Texas Wing of the Commemorative Air Force Richard Hall 1841 Airport Dr. Bldg. 2249 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-1943 www.cafcentex.com Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos Ofelia Vasquez Philo 211 Lee Street San Marcos, TX 78667 P.O. Box 1553, San Marcos, TX (512) 878-0640 www.sanmarcoscentro.org
Century 21 - Randall Morris & Associates Robbie Wiley 302 West Hopkins San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 753-6719 WileysInTexas.com Century 21 - Randall Morris & Associates Mark Mayhew 302 W. Hopkins San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-3311 www.wesellsanmarcos.com CenturyLink John Navarrette 208 South Guadalupe St. San Marcos, TX 78667-0828 PO Box 828, San Marcos, TX (512) 396-2411 www.centurylink.com Certified Carpet Cleaning, Inc. Wayman Jones San Marcos, TX 78667 P.O. Box 1451, San Marcos, TX (512) 757-0984 www.certifiedcarpetcleaning.biz CFAN Benoit Cloutier 1000 Technology Way San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-2832 www.c-fan.com Chicken Express Mark Williams 1256 Hwy 123 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-0888 www.chickene.com Chicken 'N' More Allyn Gill 2550 Hunter Rd., Suite 1112 San Marcos, TX 78667 P.O. Box 927, San Marcos, TX (512) 353-3113 www.gillschicken.com Chick-fil-A Jon Sprencel 2213 South IH 35 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-5771 www.chickfilasanmarcos.com Chili's Grill & Bar Mark Tauscher 102 IH 35 North San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 754-7420 Chimy's San Marcos Chad Baccus 217 E. Hopkins San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 216-6175 www.chimys.com Chuck Nash Auto Group Chuck Nash 3209 IH-35 N - PO Box 1007 San Marcos, TX 78667-1007 (512) 353-7788 www.chucknash.com CIMA Hospice Nora Orsak 1000 N Walnut, Ste. 250 New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 643-1971 www.cimahospice.com
City of San Marcos Stephanie Reyes 630 E. Hopkins San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 393-8000 www.sanmarcostx.gov City of San Marcos Fire Department Les Stephens 114 East Hutchinson San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 393-8460 City of San Marcos Housing Authority Albert Sierra 1201 Thorpe Lane San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-5058 Claiborne Kyle Log House Cale Baese 163 Rector St., Kyle, TX 78640 2400 Old Stagecoach Rd. Kyle, TX 78640 (512) 826-8437 Clarewood Apartments Tammy Jones 1400 Clarewood Drive San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-1400 Clay Sullivan, DDS Clay Sullivan 310 Stagecoach Trail, Ste. 700 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-4288 Clearly Classy Events Johnell Huebner 130 Brent Blvd. Kyle, TX 78640 (512) 659-9571 www.clearlyclassyevents.com CMIT Solutions of San Marcos and New Braunfels Allen White 100 N. Edward Gary, Ste. B113 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 291-3574 www.cmitsolutions.com/smnb Cody's Bistro & Lounge Cody Couch 690 Centerpoint Rd., Suite. 209 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 393-2867 www.codysbistroandlounge.com Coldwell Banker First National - Mary Evans 1224 Hwy 123 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 753-6311 www.txhomesbuymary.com Coldwell Banker First National, Realtors Diane Sanders 1224 Hwy 123 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-5171 www.centxhomesbuycoldwellbanker.com Colloquium Books Chris Secrest 320 University Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-6641 bobcatbooks.com
Membership Directory ColorMix Graphics & Printing, LLC Carla Sisk 404 S. C M Allen Parkway San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-2412 www.colormixgraphics.com Comfort Connection Gail Zavala 2019 Clovis R. Barker Rd. P.O. Box 1556 San Marcos, TX 78667 (512) 392-4663 www.comfortconnect.com Comfort Suites Jay Rakholia 104 North I-35 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-1006 www.comfortsuitessanmarcos.com
CommuniCare Health Centers Robert Milks 1340 Wonderworld Drive San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-1718 www.communicaresa.org Community Action Inc. Carole Belver 101 Uhland Road, Ste #107 San Marcos, TX 78666 PO Box 748 San Marcos, TX 78667-0748 (512) 392-1161 www.communityaction.com Community Impact Newspaper Melissa Nicewarner Daly 300 CM Allen Parkway San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 775-2567 www.impactnews.com Complete Air Gilbert Lucio 5313 Hidden Brook Lane San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 665-7796 Conley Car Wash & Detail William Conley 1200 Thorpe Lane San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 805-7500 www.conleycarwash.net Conley Car Wash & Express Lube Will Conley 1200 Thorpe Ln. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 805-7500 www.conleycarwash.net Connie Ulmer Insurance Connie Ulmer 325 E. Hopkins San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 557-2269 Convenience Office Supply Danny Lowe 2209 Donley Dr., Ste # A Austin, TX 78758 (512) 835-1891 www.cosainc.com Convention & Expo Management Services, LLC Mario Rodriguez P.O. Box 6330, McAllen, TX 78503 (956) 702-4926 www.conventionandexpo.net
Cook Hearing & Balance Leah Guempel 1320 Wonder World Dr., Ste. 107 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 260-2665 Cool Mint Cafe Suzanne Perkins 415 Burleson & North St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-2665 www.coolmintcafe.com Corey Carothers, DDS Corey Carothers 310 Stagecoach Trail, Ste. 700 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-4288 www.smtxdental.com Corridor Primary Care P.A. Gregory Moore 601B Leah Avenue San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-1700 Corridor Title Company Partick Rose 133 W. San Antonio St., Ste. 100 P.O. Box 1729 San Marcos, TX 78667 (512) 392-8910 www.corridortitleco.com Cottonseed Cafe & Deli Dennis Soderquist 17033 San Marcos Hwy. P.O. Box 501 Martindale, TX 78655 (512) 357-2450 www.cottonseedcafe.com Country Inn & Suites Vic Patel 1560 IH-35 South San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-8111 www.countryinns.com/sanmarcostx Crescent Dental Paul Shahwan 615 Barnes Dr., San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 805-4867 www.crescentsmiles.com Crystal River Inn Cathy Dillon 326 W. Hopkins San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-3739 www.crystalriverinn.com Culligan Water Conditioning Jason Hamilton 310 W. San Antonio St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-0505 Current Electric Inc. Glyn Landrum 500 Broadway San Marcos, TX 78667-1241 PO Box 1241, San Marcos, TX (512) 353-0141 www.currentelectricweb.com
D D.L. Bandy Constructors, Inc. David Bandy P.O. Box 1529 San Marcos, TX 78667 (512) 754-6661
Dahill - A Xerox Company Stephanie Stephens 9208 Waterford Center Blvd Suite 100, Austin, TX 78758 (512) 836-2100 www.dahill.com Dan Musick CPA, PLLC Dan Musick 2108 Hunter Road, #104 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-0800 www.musickcpa.com Darrell & Barbara Piersol Darrell Piersol 100 E. Laurel Lane San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-4463 David Marketing Group Delbert David 415 N. Guadalupe PMB 139 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 757-0205 www.legalshield.com/hub/deldavid Days Inn Bob Patel 1005 IH 35 North San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-5050 www.daysinnsanmarcos.com Dealers Electrical Supply Dale Jackson PO Box 845 San Marcos, TX 78667 (512) 396-5454 Dean's Shop Walter Mott 290 Wonder World Dr., Ste. 103 San Marcos, TX 78666 PO Box 10 Staples, TX 78670 (512) 353-4770 www.deansshop.com Dermatology Laser Center & Spa Ana Rodriguez PO Box 985 1340 Wonder World Dr. Bldg. 2 Ste. 2301 San Marcos, TX 78667-0985 (512) 392-1411 www.skinmagic.com Derrel & Dot Renfrow Derrel Renfrow 1116 Stagecoach Trl. San Marcos, TX 78666--517 (512) 396-2151 Diamondback Landscaping & Lawn Richard Braun 400 Hidden Farms Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-3808 Dick's Classic Garage Brian Pauli P.O. Box 1422 120 Stagecoach Trail San Marcos, TX 78667 (512) 878-2406 Discount Tire Jesse Kubica 2227 IH 35 South San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-6457 www.tires.com Dixie Cream Donuts Dan Anderson 201 S. LBJ San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-5551
Domino's Pizza Alan Murph 350 N. Guadalupe, Suite 150 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-3030 Donna Hill 730 Belvin St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-7987 Downtown Association of San Marcos Scott Gregson 136 E. San Antonio San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-8383 Dr. William R. Rogers William R. Rogers 310 Stagecoach Trail, Ste 200A San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-4700 drwilliamrogers.co DriveSafe of Texas Carrol Fuller 1270 Heritage Hill Canyon Lake, TX 78133 (830) 935-4037 www.DriveSafeTx.com
E EagleMed, LLC Brett Humphus 2080 Airport Dr, Hangout # M San Marcos, TX 78666 (830) 822-2537 www.flyeaglemed.com Earth Angels Pet Supply Linda Volden 14 Greenpointe 1104 Thorpe Lane San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-7387 www.earthangelspetsupply.com Edmund Longcope 400 W.Hopkins Ste #101 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-0045 Edward Jones Cody Dailey 102 Wonder World Drive, Ste. 302 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 393-2022 www.edwardjones.com Edward Jones Jerry Niemiec Jerry Niemiec 205 Cheatham Street, Suite 2 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-5640 www.edwardjones.com Edward Jones Shayne Guillot Shayne Guillot 300 C. M. Allen Parkway San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-8101 www.edwardjones.com Eikon Church Dan Matlock 1800 Post Road, Apt. 1127 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 738-3009 www.eikonchurch.com El Golfo de Mexico Juan Torres 900 IH 35 North San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 805-8530
Membership Directory Eli's Collision Specialists, Inc. Eli Sepulveda 1113 N. Barbara Dr. 1499 River Rd. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-8965 www.eliscollision.com Embassy Suites-San Marcos Hotel, Spa & Conference Ctr. Tom Pugh 1001 East McCarty Lane San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-6450 Sanmarcosembassysuites.com Ember Industries, Inc. Thomas Leonardis 321 Carlson Circle San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-1911 ext. 13 www.emberindustries.com Emeritus at San MarcosRetirement & Assisted Living Dean Fischbeck 1401 Wonder World Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-8271 www.emeritus.com Encino Pointe Apartments Corie Helms 1800 Post Road San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-0628 Endsley & Associates Perry Endsley 1508 Aquarena Springs Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-8600 www.endsleyrealestate.com Endways Property Management Perry Endsley 1503 Thorpe Lane San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-7368 www.endways.com ERA D. Lee Edwards Realty Cameron Reid 908 N LBJ Dr # 8 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 809-5679 www.txpropertysales.com Ernie's Paint & Body Shop, Inc. Paul Valdez 1608 IH 35 South San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-8972 www.ernies.us The Erwin Law Firm, L.L.P. Amanda Erwin 109 East Hopkins, Suite 200 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 938-1800 THEERwinlawfirm.com EuroCafe & Market Jay Abazi 350 N. Guadalupe, Ste. 130 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-6044
Extreme Business Services Bill Sebesta PO Box 2126 12308 Twin Creek Rd. #B104 Manchaca, TX 78652-2126 (512) 280-5833
F Farmers Ins. Agency Greg Harper 100 North Edward Gary, Ste. B-101 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-5769 www.farmersagent.com/gharper FedEx Office Clay Cook 303C N. Edward Gary Street San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-1559 www.fedexoffice.com Finesse Surgical Solutions Michelle Schlotter 1347 Thorpe Lane San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 395-8770 www.finessesurgical.com Firestone Complete Auto Care Tim Williams 2530 South IH 35 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 269-1231 Firestone Complete Auto Care Paul Gibson 2530 South IH 35 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 269-1231 First Baptist Church of San Marcos Mark Newton 325 W. McCarty Lane San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-3377 www.sanmarcosfbc.org First Christian Church Charlene Wood 3105 Ranch Road 12 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-1926 www.fcc-sm.org First Impressions Bakery & Gifts Sonya Stell 102 Wonder World Dr., Suite 201 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 667-7227 www.firstimpressionsbakery.com First United Methodist Church Dr. Jenna Heart 129 W. Hutchison San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-6001 www.fumcsm.org Fit For Work Raul Moreno 17325 Bell N Drive Suite 2A Schertz, TX 78154 (210) 495-8788 www.wellworkforce.com
Flintco, LLC Terri Dusek 8100 Cross Park Drive Austin, TX 78754 (512) 891-7224 www.flintco.com ForrReal LTD. George Forrester P.O. Box 1727 215 W. San Antonio, Ste. 2002 San Marcos, TX 78667-1727 (512) 557-6621 www.forrreal.biz Freese & Nichols Mike Nichols 10814 Jolleyville Rd. Austin, TX 78759 (512) 617-3100 www.freese.com Freese and Nichols, Inc. Linda Huff 1920 Corporate Drive, Ste. 207B San Marcos, TX 78666 (979) 219-4736 Frost Bank John Schott PO Box 649 231 N. Guadalupe San Marcos, TX 78667-0649 (512) 393-5600 www.frostbank.com Frost Insurance Aaron Pratt 102 Suttles Avenue San Marcos, TX 78666 (512)0 393-5703 Full Circle Salon Leesa Ann Stafford 141 South LBJ Drive San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-3855 Fuschak's Pit Bar-B-Que Morgan Fuschak 1701 IH 35 South San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-2712
G Gaford Aero Inc. Ken Medcalf PO Box 1354 1833 Airport Drive, Suite 100 San Marcos, TX 78667-1354 (512) 396-3323 Gallup Engineering R. Anne Gallup, P.E. 2019 Clovis Barker Rd., Ste. A105
San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-3816 Gary Herman 2007 Castle Gate Circle San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 805-0467 www.garyherman.com Gary Job Corps Community Lonnie Hall PO Box 967 San Marcos, TX 78667 (512) 396-6652 http://gary.jobcorps.gov/
Gastroenterology of San Marcos Dr. Kern Deschner 1305 Wonder World Dr. Ste 200 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 754-8676 Gateway Business Products Jimmy Johnson 205-C W. san Antonio St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-5855 www.gbponline.com Gene Milligan, DDS Dr. Gene Milligan 1430 Ranch Road 12 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-6739 Gill's Fried Chicken Sonya Weber PO Box 927 710 E. Hopkins San Marcos, TX 78667-0927 (512) 353-3911 Glenn Shepard Seminars Cindy Shepard 6953 Charlotte Pike, Ste. 303 Nashville, TN 37205 (615) 353-7125 www.glennshepard.com Global Rock Investments Donna Figol 333 Pinnacle Pkwy. New Braunfels, TX 78132 (830) 609-6162 Gloria Salazar 1614 Mockingbird Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 557-3672 Gomillion Kester Zimmerman Inc. Frank Gomillion 516 W. Hopkins San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-3339 Goodwill Industries of Central Texas Danny Hernandez 4200 IH 35 #100 1005 Hwy. 80 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 393-3344 austingoodwill.org Goodwill Job Help Center Melissa Trevino 1005 Hwy 80 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-4020 www.austingoodwill.org Graham & Associates Don Graham PO Box 84 209 Pat Garrison Street San Marcos, TX 78667 (512) 754-7440 www.grahamappraisers.com Grande Communications, Inc. Jim Hennessee 401 Carlson Circle San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 220-4000 www.grandecom.com Grande Communications, Inc. Molly Ann Rosas-Garcia 401 Carlson Circle San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 220-4000 www.grandecom.com
Gumby's Pizza & Wings John Higdon 403 N. Guadalupe St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 754-8629 www.gumbyssanmarcos.com
H H.Y. Price Jr. Seniors Center Ron Jager 222 W. San Antonio San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-2900 Half Price Books Michael Wagner 900 Bugg Lane, Ste. 124 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 805-7503 www.halfpricebooks.com Halff Associates, Inc. Michael Moya 4030 W. Braker Lane, Suite 450 Austin, TX 78759 (512) 252-8184 www.halff.com Hampton Inn & Suites Richard Weik 106 North IH 35 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 754-7707 Harbison Auto Sales Paul Harbison 209 IH - 35 North San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-3388 www.HarbisonAutoSales.com Hard Target Systems Bill Palecek 6425 S IH 35 Suite 150 PMB 130 Austin, TX 78744 (512) 280-1369 www.hardtargetsystems.com Hart Properties Ron Hart PO Box 11 325 E. Hopkins San Marcos, TX 78667-0011 (512) 392-2100 www.hart-properties.com Hart Properties - Barrie Breed, Sales Associate Barrie Breed 325 E. Hopkins San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-2100 www.hart-properties.com Hart Properties Fred A. Terry, Realtor Fred Terry PO Box 11 325 E. Hopkins San Marcos, TX 78667-0011 (512) 392-2100 www.fredaterry.com Hawkins Personnel Group Jennifer Hawkins 1920 Corporate Road San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-3974 Hays Co. Bar Association Kyle Maysel 136 East San Antonio St. San Marcos, TX 78666-5509 (512) 396-7500
Hays Co. Bar-B-Que and Catering, Inc. Michael Hernandez 2601 Hunter Rd. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-6000 www.hayscobbq.com Hays Co. Outfitters Tiffany Yeates 105 E. Hopkins San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 749-1514 www.hayscooutfitters.com Hays Communities YMCA Gary Davis 465 Buda Sportsplex Drive Buda, TX 78610 (512) 523-0099 Hays County Dispute Resolution Center Tera Cleland 829 N. LBJ #108 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 878-0382 www.hcdrc.org Hays County Food Bank Jerry Gracy 220 Herndon St., San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-8300 www.haysfoodbank.org Hays County Historical Commission Kate Johnson 111 East San Antonio St. Ste.104 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 667-6671 Hays County Sheriff's Office Gary Cutler 1307 Uhland Rd San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 738-1392 Hays County Veteran's Resource Center Alan Cameron 111 E. San Antonio St. Ste 200 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-8387 Hays Free Press Cindy Slovak-Barton 109 W. Center St. Kyle, TX 78640 (512) 268-7862 Hays Nursing & Rehab Center Rosie Jimenez 1900 Medical Parkway San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-1888 www.haysnursing.com Hays-Caldwell Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse Grace Davis 1901 Dutton Drive, Suite E San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-7695 www.hayscaldwellcouncil.org Hays-Caldwell Women's Center Marla Johnson PO Box 234 San Marcos, TX 78667-0234 (512) 396-4357 www.hcwc.org
HC Services Mark Smith 1405 Oakwood Loop San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-3838 Heart of Texas Chorus Sam Tweedy PO Box 344 San Marcos, TX 78667-0344 (512) 990-9325 www.hotchorus.org Heartland Payment Systems Rebecca Aluotto 630 Centre St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 619-5386 heartlandpaymentsystems.com Heartworks Company Carol Powers 218 North LBJ Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-2283 firstname.lastname@example.org H-E-B Food Store #243 Bruce Schneider 641 E. Hopkins San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-8880 www.heb.com H-E-B Food Store #455 Ted Gomez 200 W. Hopkins San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-0100 H-E-B San Marcos Retail Support Center Kris Ward 2301 Hunter Road San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 753-5800 http://www.heb.com H-E-B San Marcos Retail Support Center Danny Hayter 2301 Hunter Road San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 753-5800 http://www.heb.com Heirloom Blooms Lenny Archer 900 FM 32, #A San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 751-9282 www.heirloomblooms.org Heldenfels Enterprises, Inc. Gil Heldenfels 5700 IH 35 South San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-2376 www.heldenfels.com Heritage Association of San Marcos Inc. Marianne Moore - President PO Box 1806 San Marcos, TX 78667 (512) 392-1984 www.heritageassociationsm.org Heritage Tree Care Vincent Debrock 100 Hillcrest Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 921-8452 txheritagetreecare.com
Membership Directory Great Locations Realty Jason Tarr Jason Tarr 1515 Aquarena Springs Dr., Ste.103, San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 878-2233 www.glsanmarcos.com Greater San Marcos Youth Council, Inc. Julia Ramsay-New PO Box 1455 1402 IH 35 North San Marcos, TX 78667 (512) 754-0500 www.gsmyc.org Greater TEXAS Federal Credit Union Sylvia Rodriguez 392 Cheatham Street San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 323-4732 www.gtfcu.org Green Guy Recycling, Inc. Kyle Hahn 937 Hwy. 80 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-3266 www.greenguyrecycling.net Griffith Ford San Marcos Christopher Griffith 1305 IH-35 South San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-3673 www.griffithford.com Grins Restaurant Johnny Ferrell 802 N. LBJ Drive San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-4746 www.grinsrestaurant.com Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar Mary Jane Nalley 1601 Hunter Road 1287 Gruene Road New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 625-0684 gristmillrestaurant.com Gruene Merchants Association Mary Jane Nalley 1601 Hunter Rd. New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 629-5077 www.GrueneMarketDays.com Guadalupe Blanco River Authority LaMarriol Smith 933 E. Court Street Seguin, TX 78155 (830) 379-5822 www.gbra.org Guadalupe River Resort Dr. Vanessa Vajdos 6781 FM 1102 340 Meadow Lake Drive Seguin, TX 78155 (830) 632-5008 www.vrbo.com Guaranteed Appliances Kristen Mortensen 3020 FM 621 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-0373 Gulf Business Forms Inc. Linda Porterfield PO Box 1073 2460 IH 35 South San Marcos, TX 78667-1073 (512) 353-8313
Membership Directory HH Fitness Heath Herrera 170 S. LBJ San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 348-7388 HHFitness.com Highcrest Apartments and Townhomes Cathy Campos 1518 Ranch Road 12 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-5212 www.ulcoleman.com Highpoint Manor Barbara Mayhew 900 Ranch Road 32 PO Box 2695 Wimberley, TX 78676-2695 (866) 847-5225 highpointmanorinn.com Hill Country Cottage Gardener Barbara Trepagnier 903 W. San Antonio St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-1727 Hill Country Cottages & RV Resort Bryan Kastleman 131 Rueckle Rd. New Braunfels, TX 78746 (512) 750-2714 www.hillcountryrvresortnb.com Hill Country Human Resource Management Association Kay Nicols 205 E.Mimosa Circle P.O. Box 1541 San Marcos, TX 78667 (512) 757-6751 www.hchrma.org Hill Country Payroll, LLC Cale Baese 921 IH-35 South, Ste. 203 P.O. Box 311582 New Braunfels, TX 78131 (830) 629-0900 www.hillcountrypayroll.com Hilltop Sunset Cottage Pam Dever 211 Claremont San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 757-1666 http://www.vrbo.com/412378 Hofmann's Supply Donald Hofmann 440 S. Guadalupe San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-8606 Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Sharon Toeller 108 IH 35 North San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 754-6621 www.hiexpress.com/sanmarcostx Holly Bollinger Photography and Design Holly Bollinger 129 W. Sierra Circle San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 627-7977 www.hollybollinger.com
Home Instead Carolyn Casey 171 E. Garden Street New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 624-8380 homeinstead.com/366 Honda of San Marcos Rando Ammons 4300 IH 35 South San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-1313 www.hondasanmarcos.com Hope and Love 4 Kids Mia Hendricks 341 Fairfield Drive Kyle, TX 78640 (512) 585-1726 hopeandlove4kids.org Hopson Builders Jack Eben 3202 Highway 123 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-1207 Horizon Bay Vibrant Retirement Living Tracy Herman 1720 Ranch Road 12 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-7200 www.horizonbay.com Hot Spots AJ Clark 1504 Aquarina Springs Dr. #203 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 805-7768 www.hotspotslocating.com Howard Johnson Mike Patel 1601 IH-35 North San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-3700 Hunter Business Park June Seebeck 505 Village West Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 757-0626 Hunter Industries Walter Ulbricht 4501 Hunter Rd. PO Box 2109 San Marcos, TX 78667-2109 (512) 353-7757
I IBC Bank Roxanne Saltijeral 1081 Wonder World Drive San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-1011 www.ibc.com IESI-Centex Waste Services Lynette Crisp 2010 IH-10 West PO Box 69 Seguin, TX 78156 (800) 581-5825 www.iesi.com Independence Title Company Cindy Meyer 113 North Guadalupe Street PO Box 725 San Marcos, TX 78667-0725 (512) 392-1271 www.hayscountyabstract.com
Ingram Readymix Inc. Bruce Ingram 3830 IH 35 South San Marcos, TX 78666-9365 (512) 396-3136 Insurance Agency of San Marcos Connie Fite 400 West Hopkins Suite 204 PO Box 905 San Marcos, TX 78667-0905 (512) 396-8290 www.insagencyofsanmarcos.com
Integrity Blinds James Molnoskey 620 Barbara Drive San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-9233 www.integrityblinds.biz International Power GDF SUEZ Bill Tyus 1601 Francis Harris Ln. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 805-7221 Italian Garden John Zeneli 415 North LBJ San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-8730 www.igcafe.com
J J & R Gymnastics Robin Jeffers 211 S. Stagecoach Trail San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-9882 www.jandrgymnastics.com J & S Solutions Steven Forrester 944 Lakefront Ave. New Braunfels, TX 78130 (512) 392-3737 www.jandssolutions.com J. Robert Donnelly DDS, M.A.G.D. Dr. Robert Donnelly 1337 Thorpe Lane San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-5225 sanmarcosdental.com J.W. Moncrief, Inc. dba Kali-Kate Blain Moncrief 4550 F.M. 967 P.O Box 1543 Buda, TX 78610 (512) 289-4879 www.kali-kate.com Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Javier Ledesma 311 Cheatham P.O. Box 1342 San Marcos, TX 78667 (512) 392-0207 www.jacksonhewitt.com James Avery Sarita Tijerina 3941 S. IH-35, Ste. 100 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-0037 www.jamesavery.com James Braden 2006 Redwood Rd. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-8886
James K. Wise Real Estate, Inc. Jim Wise 102 Suttles Ave. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-8400 Jane Hughson 1600 North LBJ Drive San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 757-2111 JCGraphix James Craft 2783 Bandera Hwy. Kerrville, TX 78028 (830) 738-8310 J-co Janitorial Supply Company John Gibson 101 Uhland Rd. Bldg. C San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-7765 www.jcosupply.com Jenson Technologies Annamarie Gervais 412 Summer Mountain Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 393-5073 www.lakemower.com JGI Outdoor Advertising Susie Day 525 Park Grove Katy, TX 77450 (281) 992-2828 www.jgioutdoor.com Jimmy John's Gary Gibson 117 E. Hopkins San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-2222 jimmyjohns.com Mark Taylor 130 E. Sierra Circle San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 754-0485 Jo Starr 105 Reimer Ave. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-8840 John & Chloe Navarrette John Navarrette 315 Pauls Drive San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 754-0279 Johnny Carino's Kelly McClain 1207 IH 35 South San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 393-5060 www.carinos.com Johnson Lake Management Services Malcolm Johnson 465 River Bend Lane Martindale, TX 78655 (512) 396-1231 Josiesque Designs Michele Schalin 12701 Sagebrush Circle Buda, TX 78610 (512) 295-6816 www.josiesque.com
K K Friese & Associates, Inc. Karen Friese 1120 S. Capital of Texas Hwy., Bldg. II, Austin, TX 78746 (512) 338-1704
Membership Directory Kangen Water - Enagic Annette Dever 430 Blanco River Ranch Rd. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 757-1914 KBR Nieves Alfaro 505 E. Huntland Drive, Suite 100 Austin, TX 78752 (512) 420-0338 www.kbr.com Keller Williams Realty James Walker 1149 Hilltop Drive San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 618-8814 www.walkerlistings.com KER Homes Kenneth Ehlers 408 Hughson Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (210) 317-4121 www.kerhomes.com/ Knights Inn Magan Patel 801 IH 35 North San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-1303 Krispy Kreme Pat DeLaZerda 121 North IH 35 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-1128 www.krispykremetexas.com KSA Engineers, Inc. Stephen Dorman 4833 Spicewood Springs, Ste. 204 Austin, TX 78759 (512) 342-6868 KTSW FM 89.9 Daniel Schumacher 601 University Dr 106 Old Main San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 245-3490 ktsw.txstate.edu/ Kutscher Drilling L.T.D. Daniel Kutscher 3810 Hunter Road San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-0075 www.kutscherdrilling.com K-W Construction Inc. Jim Kelley 350 Barnes Drive, Suite 109 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-5900
L L & L Septic and Portable Toilets Larry Sanders 250 Discovery Lane San Marcos, TX 78667 (512) 353-3780 La Vista Retirement Community Angie Squyres 1615 Redwood Rd. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-2333 www.lavistaonline.com Lambs Rest Inn Judy Rothell 1385 Edwards Blvd. New Braunfels, TX 78132 (888) 609-3932 www.lambsrestinn.com
Laser Spectacles, Inc. Timothy Walsh PO Box 1535 San Marcos, TX 78667 (512) 392-4600 www.laserspectacles.com LBJ Museum of San Marcos, Inc. Bill Cunningham 131 N. Guadalupe St. P.O. Box 3 San Marcos, TX 78667 (512) 353-3300 www.lbjmuseum.com Leadership San Marcos Sharon Wigley PO Box 1144 San Marcos, TX 78667 (512) 245-9170 www.leadershipsanmarcos.com League of Women Voters Jeannie Lewis PO Box 1034 San Marcos, TX 78667 (512) 353-2872 www.lwvtexas.org/local/sanmarcos/ Leisure Resort Sherri Basham 1 River Lane PO Box 277 Fentress, TX 78622 (800) 248-4103 www.leisureresort.net Liberty Mutual Insurance Sarah Connelley 1619 E. Common Street Bld. H Ste. 801, New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 387-7135 Liberty Tax Service Andrea Owen 1104 Thorpe Lane, Ste. V San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 667-6022 Little Guys Movers Joseph Kiser 2260 IH-35 South, Ste. 203 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 754-0311 www.littleguys.com Live Oak Health Partners Debra Eldridge 2005-C Medical Parkway San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-3911 Live Oak Long Term Living Programs Laura Latham 7343 FM 621 Martindale, TX 78655 (512) 371-1078 www.liveoakliving.com LNV, Inc. Susan Smith Turrieta 1101 Capital of Texas Hwy., C-220 Austin, TX 78746 (512) 381-8333 www.lnvinc.com Lone Star Champion San Antonio Window Co., LLC Greg Bjornson 6021 Randolph Rd. San Antonio, TX 78233 (210) 564-1953 www.championfactorydirect.com
Loomis Partners, Inc. Bill Burnett 325 E. Hopkins San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-2600 www.loomis-partners.com Lovebaked Cupcake & Cookie Bakery Celena McGuill 310 North Guadalupe (Mimi's Trailer Food), San Marcos, TX 78666 (713) 906-2438 www.lovebakedcupcakes.com LRS Branding Impressions, LLC Richard Sprecker 300 Boulder Bluff San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 393-3100 Luby's Cafeteria Javier Jay Cavazos 200 IH 35 North San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-7100
M Madison Pevey Madison Pevey 250 South Stagecoach Trail,#112 San Marcos, TX 78666 (325) 829-824 Magical Media Solutions Becky Fisher 84 Thomas Drive Martindale, TX 78655 (863) 604-1320 Mail Room Brenda Baker 1101 DThorpe LN San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 757-8781 Maintenance Management Gene Bagwell 625 Pioneer Trail San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-4960 Mamacita's Restaurant & Cantina Walter Ortiz 1400 Aquarena Springs Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-0070 Manpower Juan Flores 658 N. 123 Bypass Hwy. Seguin, TX 78155 (830) 303-2386 Marian Oles Marian Oles 112 Hunter's Run Trail PO Box 78 San Marcos, TX 78667-0078 (512) 396-4500 www.marianoles.com Mariposa Apartment Homes at Hunter Road Patti Bedsole 2600 Hunter Road San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-9588 www.mariposaapartmenthomes.com
.Josefina V. Martinez, DDS Dr. Josefina Martinez 310 Stagecoach Trail, Suite 1000 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 393-5437 Marty Sorell Marty Sorell 124 Nichols Drive San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 754-7711 Mary Kay Cosmetics Marsha Moore 202 West Sierra Circle San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-8038 www.marykay.com/mmoore9 Mary Kay Cosmetics Trisha Taylor 617 Snyder Hill Drive San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 754-6184 www.marykay.com/ttaylor Matera Paper Company John Richardson 835 North W.W. White Rd. San Antonio, TX 78219 (210) 892-5101 Maurices Cristina Schultz 750 Barnes Dr., #100 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-7161 www.maurices.com Maurices 2nd Location Christina Cerda 4015 IH35 South #700 San Marcos, TX 78667 (512) 878-9970 www.maurices.com McCoy's Building Supply Headquarters Office Dan Stauffer 1350 IH-35 North P.O. Box 1028 San Marcos, TX 78667 (512) 353-5400 www.mccoys.com McCreary, Veselka, Bragg & Allen Kelli Whigham 712 S. Stagecoach Trail, Ste. 1118 P.O. Box 1290 San Marcos, TX 78667 (512) 353-3757 www.mvbalaw.com McNabb & Co. Real Estate Services Monica McNabb 1920 Corporate Dr., Suite B201 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 667-9129 www.mcnabbandco.com Melissa Jewett Melissa Jewett 2709 Oak Haven Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 787-3501 Mensor Corporation Lee Graham 201 Barnes Drive San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-4200 www.mensor.com Merril Lynch James Mahan James Mahan 200 Concord Plaza San Antonio, TX 78216 (210) 828-7474
Membership Directory Metroflex Gym San Marcos Michelle Hagerty 1942 Interstate Highway S 35 San Marcos, TX 78666 (254) 913-7599 www.metroflexgym.com/ Middleton Brewing Kim Middleton 9595 Ranch Road 12 Wimberley, TX 78676 (512) 847-3435 Mid-Texas Symphony Patricia Schofield 1000 West Court Street - Jackson Auditorium P.O. Box 3216 - TLU Seguin, TX 78155 (830) 372-8089 www.mtsymphony.org Miller & Miller Insurance Lucy Perez 400 West San Antonio Street P.O Box 311508 New Braunfels, TX 78131 (830) 625-3000 www.miller-miller.com Minuteman Press Kathleen Clendennen 313 E. Hutchison St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-8070 southaustin.minutemanpress .com Misenheimer State Farm Insurance Chuck Misenheimer 460 W. Holland St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-2800 Mochas & Javas Kevin Carswell 700 North LBJ, Suite 103A San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-5282 www.mochasandjavas.com Motel 6 Yvonne Baldwin 1321 I-35 N San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-8705 www.motel6.com My Network One Scott Gardner 202 Blair Place New Braunfels, TX 78130 (210) 478-8868 www.sanmarcos.mynetworkone.com Myers Construction Charlene Myers 2301 FM 3237 P.O. Box 2928 Wimberley, TX 78676 (512) 847-8000
N Network Hays Marc Phillips 6085 Steiner Kyle, TX 78640 (512) 787-9072 www.networkhays.com New York Life Maegan Miller 3290 S. Old Stagecoach Kyle, TX 78640 (469) 417-8426 wwww.newyorklife.com
Nichols Tire & Automotive Cody Nichols 301 North LBJ Drive San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-6066 Nick Icossipentarhos PO Box 1788 San Marcos, TX 78667 (512) 392-0957 North Carolina Furniture Direct Earl Studdard 2440 IH 35 South San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-2200 www.ncfdirect.com North Carolina Furniture Direct Farm Club Earl Studdard 605 Old Zorn Rd San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-2200 ncfdirect.com North Street Studio Wendy Winborn 221 North Street San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 667-6369
O Odyssey Hospice Adam Currie 1911 Corporate Drive, Suite 104 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-9138 www.odsyhealth.com Old Mill Associates, LLP Henry Oles 101 Uhland Road, Suite 201 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-1113 On Track Xperience Lynn Phillips 24801 IH 35, Kyle, TX 78640 (512) 828-6478 Outback Steakhouse Jeff Sprauer 4205 IH 35 South San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-2500 Ozona National Bank Steve Searle 141 W. Hopkins PO Box 728 San Marcos, TX 78667-0728 (512) 754-2600 www.ozonabank.com
P Pac N Sac Bernie Bowden 1503 Post Road San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-1666 Pak Mail Judy Johnson 102 Wonder World Drive, Ste. 304 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 393-3420 www.paknshiptx.com
Palmer's Restaurant Bar and Courtyard Monte Sheffield 218 Moore St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-3500 www.palmerstexas.com/ Pam White Pam White 1305 Palomino Lane San Marcos, TX 78666 Pape-Dawson Engineers, Inc. Thomas "Tom" Griebel 7800 Shoal Creek Blvd., Ste. 220W Austin, TX 78757 (512) 454-8711 pape-dawson.com Park Hill Apartments Marvin Venus 1001 Leah Ave. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-7000 www.parkhillapts.com Pathmark Traffic Products of Texas Inc. Frank Blakley 4435 Hunter Road PO Box 1066 San Marcos, TX 78667-1066 (512) 392-2090 www.pathmark.net Pecan Park Riverside RV & Cabins David Rowley 50 Squirrel Run San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-0070 www.pecanpark.com Pecan Plantation Robert Peters 11 Redwood Maxwell, TX 78656 (512) 357-6111 Pedernales Electric Cooperative Diana Gonzales 302 E. Lady Bird Lane PO Box 1 Johnson City, TX 78636 (888) 554-4732 http://www.pec.coop/ Pennington Funeral Home Bill Pennington 323 North Comanche PO Box 2459 San Marcos, TX 78667-2459 (512) 353-4311 www.sanmarcos.net/penningtonfuneralhome Pennington's Cakes Stephen Horn 1662 South IH 35 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-4059 www.penningtonscakes.com PeopleFund Lesa Cox 2921 E. 17th Street Austin, TX 78702 (888) 222-0017 Perry & Marianne Moore Marianne Moore 3010 Summit Ridge Drive San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-6966
Pets and Moore Andra Moore 3002 FM 621 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 754-7387 www.petsandmoore.com Philips Wide-Lite Dan Wetzel 1611 Clovis Barker Drive PO Box 606 San Marcos, TX 78667-0606 (512) 392-5821 www.wide-lite.com Physical Therapy and Rehab Concepts P.C. Kim Farmer 915 Hwy 80 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-4575 Pioneer Bank Russell Huebner 102 Wonder World Drive San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 749-1501 www.pioneerbanktexas.com Planet K Gifts Joe Ptak 910 I-H 35 North San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-4596 Post Oak Villas Jennifer Sherman 1617 Post Rd. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 754-6701 Prime Property Management Rick Tarr 1503 Aquarena Springs Dr., Ste. A San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 878-1792 www.primepmc.com Priority Personnel Inc. Dan Roy 226 Wonder World Drive San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-2323 www.prioritypersonnel.com Purgatory Creek Apartments Tiffany Maywald 1951 Hunter Rd. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 327-3333 www.larrypeel.com PuroClean Karrie Mikle P.O. Box 2998 Canyon Lake, TX 78133 (800) 893-5806 www.puroclean.com/dfr-tx
Q Quail Creek Country Club Eric Lee 2701 Airport Hwy 21 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-1665 quailcreek-cc.com Quick Align Auto Repair Bill Jones 600 S. Guadalupe San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-2546 www.quickalign.net
Membership Directory R Railyard Bar & Grill Ryan Hageman 116 S. Edward Gary St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-7555 www.Railyardbarandgrill.com Ramada Limited Peter Dhana 1701 IH 35 North San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 395-8000 www.ramada.com Randall Morris & Associates Brenda Damron 333 Cheatham San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 393-4752 Randall Morris & Associates Don Garrett 333 Cheatham San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-1776 Randall Morris & Associates Margaret Morris Ennis 333 Cheatham Street San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 787-0333 Randall Morris & Associates Randall Morris 333 Cheatham San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-1776 www.randallmorris.com Randall Morris & Associates Real Estate Gabrielle Moore 333 Cheatham St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 557-4555 www.thegrls.info/RealEstate/Ga brielle.html Randolph-Brooks ››››› Federal Credit Union Jose Garcia 1203 Thorpe Lane San Marcos, TX 78666 (800) 580-3300 www.rbfcu.org Red Roof Inn Mahesh Patel 817 IH 35 North San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 754-8899 www.redroof.com REDBIRD Skyport John Koenirch 2080 Airport Dr. P.O Box 1771 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 878-6670 Regent Care Center of San Marcos Reyna Hiracheta 1351 Sadler Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 805-5000 www.regentcare.biz
Reliable Automotive Brad Hullum 1201 State Hwy.123 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 667-7390 www.Reliable-Auto.com Republic Services/ Allied Waste Lee Kuhn PO Box 820 Del Valle, TX 78617 (512) 247-5647 ResCare Premiere Beth Hearne 220 W. Hutchison San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-1200 www.supportswithoutlimits.com Resolute Health Nicole Groves 301 W. San Antonio St., Ste. 200 New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 387-4660 Restful Waters Massage Mary Lancaster 322 W Hopkins St. Ste. 2 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 667-0135 www.restfulwaters.com Revive Hearing Center Denise Kopecki 300 S CM Allen San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 667-6904 www.revivehearing.com Rhino Graphics Mickey Day 133 South LBJ Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-6191 www.rhinotees.com Rick C. Reed & Company, PLLC Stuart Wright 321 Cheatham PO Box 867 San Marcos, TX 78667-0867 (512) 353-0200 Riley Transmissions Joan Riley 1334 Hwy 123 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-5186 Riley's Tavern/Creekside Cottage Joel Hofmann 8894 F.M 1102 New Braunfles, TX 78132 (512) 392-3132 www.rileystavern.com Rio Cibolo Ranch Craig Christopher 1101 Ullrich Rd. Marion, TX 78124 (830) 914-3325 www.riociboloranch.com River Bluff Cabin on the San Marcos River Patsy Kimball 2301 River Grove Road PO Box 21 Fentress, TX 78622 (512) 488-2568 www.sanmarcos.net/riverbluffcabin
River Stone Community Church Jason Bollinger 705 W. Hopkins #113 PO Box 2119 San Marcos, TX 78667 (512) 396-8016 www.river-stone.org Rivercity Sportswear Crystal Campbell 1709 IH 35 South San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 754-8039 www.welogoit.com Rivers Wanted Photography Michelle Mehrens 815 Stagecoach Trail San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 809-0016 www.riverswanted.com Riverview Apartments Elena Bosley 601 River Road San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-1593 Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Dave Ott 4015 IH 35 South, Suite 835 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-9780 www.rmcf.com Rogers-O'Brien Construction Company John Archer 3901 S. Lamar Blvd. Suite 200 Austin, TX 78704 (512) 486-3800 www.rogers-obrien.com Dr. William R. Rogers 310 Stagecoach Trail, Ste 200A San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-4700 drwilliamrogers.com Ronald McDonald House Charities of Austin & Central Texas Beverly Seffel 1315 Barbara Jordan Blvd. Austin, TX 78723 (512) 628-5972 www.rmhc-austin.org Root Cellar Cafe Kyle Mylius 215 N. LBJ San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-5158 www.rootcellarcafe.com Rosemary Lucio Suniga 1038 Field Street San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-7221 Rotary Club of San Marcos Ronda Reagan P.O. Box 581 San Marcos, TX 78667 (512) 738-0086 www.rotaryclubsanmarcos.org RS & H CS, Inc. Keith Jackson 8140 N. MoPac Expressway, Bldg 2, Suite 100 Austin, TX 78759 (512) 279-5438 www.rsandhcs.com
Ruby Heels Wine Shoppe Roger Hestand 100 N. Edward Gary Street, Ste. C San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 667-7888 www.rubyheelswineshoppe.com
Ruckski Frederick Rucker 2207 Burnet St. San Antonio, TX 78202 (210) 725-2952 Ruiz Financial Group, LLC Ruben Ruiz 1920 A Corporate Dr. Ste. 106 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-2487 www.moneyconcepts.com/rruiz
S Sac N Pac Carole Farmer 1405 United Drive, Ste. 115 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-6484 www.sacnpac.com Safeguard Business Systems Robert Baker PO Box 200634 Austin, TX 78720-0634 (512) 458-1900 www.gosafeguard.com/rbaker3 Sage Capital Bank Joe Kenworthy 2202 Hunter Road San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-5588 www.sagecapitalbank.com Sal's House of Tint Michelle Aaron 2605 Interstate 35 S., Ste. 100B San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 757-8716 Saltgrass Steak House Jeff Stover 221 E. Sessoms Drive San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-5255 Salvation Army Rudy Pittman 300 South C.M. Allen Parkway, Ste. 200 A PO Box 1692 San Marcos, TX 78667 (512) 754-8541 Sam's Club Mike Radford 1350 Leah Ave. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-1963 San Marcos Academy John Garrison 2801 Ranch Road 12 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-2400 www.smba.org San Marcos Air Conditioning Rick Gonzales 3500 Highway 123 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-2511 www.smairtx.com
Membership Directory San Marcos Area Bed & Breakfast Association Rosemary Lyday 250 Hugo Rd. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 665-0107 www.visitsanmarcos.com San Marcos Area Board of Realtors Amy DuBose 1628 Aquarena Springs Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-5478 www.smabor.com San Marcos Area Republican Texans Group Naomi Narvaiz 284 Cordero Drive San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 364-0050 www.votesmartgroup.com San Marcos Art League Monica Boeckman 1924 Ramona Circle P.O. Box 260 San Marcos, TX 78667 (830) 200-0278 San Marcos Auto Outlet Terry Wagner 2990 IH 35 South PO Box 1549 San Marcos, TX 78667 (512) 392-0107 www.sanmarcosautooutlet.com San Marcos CISD Georganne Logue 501 S. LBJ PO Box 1087 San Marcos, TX 78667 (512) 393-6700 www.smcisd.net San Marcos CISD Yolanda Almendarez 504 Staples San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 393-6715 San Marcos CISD Iris Campbell 500 West Hutchison San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 393-6768 www.smcisd.net San Marcos Daily Record Don Moore 1910 IH-35 South PO Box 1109 San Marcos, TX 78667-1109 (512) 392-2458 www.sanmarcosrecord.com San Marcos Family Medicine Tiffany Lee 2406 Hunter Rd., Ste.# 106 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 557-6310 www.smfm.net San Marcos Flower Company Jim Harrison 200 Springtown Way #233 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-3646 www.ftdfloristsonline.com/sanmarcosflowerco
San Marcos Gold Exchange John Ramos 102 E. Hillcrest Dr. 900 Bugg Ln.#112 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 237-7325 Sanmarcosgoldexchange.com San Marcos Greenbelt Alliance Todd Derkacz P.O. Box 1572 San Marcos, TX 78667 (512) 754-9321 http://www.smgreenbelt.org/ San Marcos Industrial Foundation Fred Markham 215 W. San Antonio St., Ste. 2001 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-2164 San Marcos Interpreting Cheryl Bailey 2706 Leslie Lane San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 754-8047 www.sanmarcosinterpreting .com San Marcos Lions Club Larkin Smith 170 Charles Austin Dr. PO Box 994 San Marcos, TX 78667-0994 (512) 396-5466 www.tubesanmarcos.com San Marcos Manufacturers Association Danny Gonzales 1000 Technology Way San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-1911 San Marcos Mercury Brad Rollins 1703 N. Burleson Kyle, TX 78640 (512) 757-7968 www.smmercury.com San Marcos Nursing & Rehab Center Mark Harebottle 1900 Medical Parkway San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-1888 San Marcos Optimists Club Diana Guerrero PO Box 1124 San Marcos, TX 78667 (512) 216-8424 San Marcos Premium Outlets Tanya Tounzen 3939 IH-35 South #900 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-2200 www.premiumoutlets.com/centers/index.asp San Marcos Real Estate Dave Glover 1517 Aquarena Springs Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-2020
San Marcos River Foundation Dianne Wassenich 222 West San Antonio St. PO Box 1393 San Marcos, TX 78667-1393 (512) 353-4628 www.sanmarcosriver.org San Marcos Surgery Center Lewis Nichols 1891 Medical Parkway San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 754-7999 www.smsurgery.com San Marcos Title Company Sandra David 100 East San Antonio St, Ste. 101 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-1782 San Marcos Toyota Jim Stienke 5101 IH 35 South San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-1999 www.sanmarcostoyota.com San Marcos Veterinary Clinic Julie House 1980 Ranch Road 12 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-7107 Scentsy Wickless Candles Cindy Jetton 2573 Deer Stand Loop San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 618-8473 www.sanmarcostexas.scentsy.us
Scheib Center Board of Directors Lisa Spencer 1200 N Bishop San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 878-9637 Schertz Bank & Trust Wayne Wolter 1917 Dutton Drive San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 754-7401 www.schertzbank.com Schmidt Fire & Safety Co. John Schmidt 107 Austin St. P.O. Box 27 Martindale, TX 78655 (512) 357-6007 schmidtfire.com Scott Felder Homes Rhonda Alexander 2505 Otter Way New Braunfels, TX 78132 (512) 738-1388 http://www.scottfelderhomes.com
Sean Crowder, CPA Sean Crowder 2406 Hunter Rd Suite 100 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-0576 Second to None Upscale Resale Karlin Clark 142 W. San Antonio San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 395-8690 www.sanmarcos.net/secondtonone
Sedona Staffing Susan Narvaiz 102 Wonder World Ste. 301 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 393-3200 Sellman Enterprises Septic Services Craig Sellman 600 South Loop 4 P.O. Box 1377 Buda, TX 78610 (512) 312-0002 Service King Johnny Malik 1320 Highway 123 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-1129 www.serviceking.com SERVPRO of San Marcos/New Braunfels Darby Wright 1222 Old Martindale Rd San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-8225 www.servpro.com/ franchise.asp?id=5071 Seton Family of Doctors at Hays Clinic Vanessa Thompson 5103 Kyle Center Dr., Ste. 104 Kyle, TX 78640 (512) 504-0855 Seton Family of Doctors at Hays Oncology Vanessa Thompson 1180 Seton Parkway #150 Kyle, TX 78640 (512) 504-0865 Seton Hays Foundation Gerald Hill 6001 Kyle Parkway Kyle, TX 78640 (512) 504-5075 Seton Heart Institute Hays Vanessa Thompson 5103 Kyle Center Drive, Ste 108 Kyle, TX 78640 (512) 504-0860 Seton Medical Center Hays Gerald Hill 6001 Kyle Parkway Kyle, TX 78640 (512) 324-5058 www.seton.net Sights & Sounds of Christmas Brian Olson 401 E. Hopkins St. PO Box 1896 San Marcos, TX 78667-1896 (512) 393-8400 www.sights-n-sounds.org Sign Crafters, Inc. Scott Vaughan 2401 IH 35 South San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-0900 www.signcrafters.net Sign-Arts John Diaz 205 Cheatham Ste #4 PO Box 1416 San Marcos, TX 78667-1416 (512) 396-4140
Membership Directory Simply Ritchie's Hair and Tanning Salon Satin Ritchie 123 South L.B.J San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 754-7791 Skiles & Associates Real Estate Rick Skiles 100 N. Edward Gary Ste #A San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-3232 www.skilesrealestate.com Sky Dive San Marcos Eric Butts PO Box 337 Fentress, TX 78622 (512) 488-2214 www.skydivesanmarcos.com Sleep Number Kim Stone 9900 Southbound IH 35 Ste. W400 Austin, TX 78748 (512) 291-9885 www.selectcomfort.com Social Media Sisters Samantha Armbruster 424 Settlers Rd. 215 W. San Antonio Street San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 626-0240 www.SOCIALMEDIASISTERS.com
Southside Community Center Ruben Garza 518 S. Guadalupe San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-6695 www.southsidecenter.org Southwest Golf Range Matt Edelson 1301 Highway 80 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 754-0077 www.southwestgolfrange.com Southwest Research Institute dba Texasa Manufacturing A Jim Caldwell 6220 Culebra Road San Antonio, TX 78238 (210) 522-5717 www.tmac.org Specialized Public Finance, Inc. Dan Wegmiller 7000 North MoPac Expressway, Ste. 410 Austin, TX 78731 (512) 275-7300 www.spubfin.com Springtown Veterinary Hospital Dr. Dan Nowland 415 Springtown Way San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-2717 www.springtownvet.com Star Awards, Inc. Cindy Peterman 1500 IH-35 South New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 625-8583 www.starawards.biz
State Farm Insurance Rosie Garcia Rosie Garcia 2108 Hunter Road, Ste. 102 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-8050 www.rosiegarciatx.com State Farm InsuranceGlenn Wier Glenn Wier 2575 IH 35 South Suite 101 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-6601 www.glennwier.com Sterling A&C Corporation Andrew Algava 4806 Misty Brook Cove 360 N. Guadalupe Austin, TX 78727 (512) 497-4917 Steve Cook, CPA Steve Cook P.O. Box 792772 San Antonio, TX 78279 (210) 495-4424 www.cookgola.com Steve & Anne Koenig 628 Thousand Oaks Loop San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-4450 Stone Brook Seniors Community Tiffany Olrech 300 South Stagecoach Trail San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-9330 www.stonebrookseniors.com Stone's Trailers & Truck Covers, Inc. Wanda Burke 2001 IH 35 North San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-8244 www.stonestrailers.com Stratford Company David Denison 5949 Sherry Lane, Ste. 1750 Dallas, TX 75225 (214) 368-9191 www.stratfordland.com Suad Hooper Suad Hooper P.O. Box 972 San Marcos, TX 78667 www.communityaction.com Subway of San Marcos Shane Fraser 102 Wonder World Drive #100 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-7777 www.subwaytx.com Summit Inn Hotel and Suites Akash Dalwadi 1433 IH 35 North San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-7770 Sunset After School Program Marty Nelson 405 Reimer Avenue San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-1992 www.sunsetafterschool.com
Sunset Bowling Lanes & Pro Shop Gary Gilbert 1304 Highway 123 PO Box 72 San Marcos, TX 78667-0072 (512) 396-2334 www.sunsetbowlinglanes.com SunTerra Landscape Services Chris Rhodes 2007 Rutland Dr. P.O. Box 80949 Austin, TX 78708 (512) 801-1561 www.sunterralandscape.com SUPER 8 Vipin Patel 1429 IH 35 North San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-0400 Sur-Powr Battery Supply Bonnie Hughson 1718 N IH 35 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-7107 Susan Sisson Susan Sisson 201 Brinkley Dr. Wimberley, TX 78676 (512) 644-5537 Sustainable San Marcos Amy Kirwin 1116 Mountain View Drive San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 667-6184 www.sustainablesanmarcos.org Synergy Financial Group Joseph Quartucci 165 Elmhurst, Ste. B Kyle, TX 78640 (512) 268-9220 www.synergytx.com
T Tanger Outlet - San Marcos Juan Carlos Linares 4015 IH 35 South Suite 319 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-7446 www.tangeroutlet.com/sanmarcos TCOR Insurance Management Robert Doerr 396 North Seguin Avenue New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 387-7019 www.tcormanagement.com Ted Breihan Electric Company Michelle Breihan PO Box 477 San Marcos, TX 78667-0477 (512) 396-3300 Ted Miska Insurance Ted Miska 410 Harvey San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-5111 tekRESCUE Randy Bryan 117 North Guadalupe P.O. Box 1626 San Marcos, TX 78667 (512) 843-2835 mytekrescue.com
teleNetwork Partners, LTD. Jessy Riley-Herrera 350 Barnes Ste. 105 P.O. Box 2479 San Marcos, TX 78667 (512) 558-7532 www.telenetwork.com Terry Nichols for San Marcos Terry Nichols 2713 Handler Hollow San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 393-1789 www.nicholsforsanmarcos.com Texan Nursing & Rehab of San Marcos David Holt 1600 IH-35 North San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-5026 Texas Disposal Systems Rick Fraumann PO Box 17126 Austin, TX 78760-7126 (512) 421-1300 www.texasdisposal.com Texas Educational Foundation Stephen Davis PO Box 1108 San Marcos,TX 78667-1108 (512) 396-2275 Texas Health & Racquet Club Jessica Kruchemeyer 109 E. McCarty Lane San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-0789 www.thrc.biz Texas Music Theater Scott Gregson 120 East San Antonio Street San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 667-7216 Texas Physical Therapy Specialists Christopher Baker 2550 Hunter Rd. Ste. 1104 P.O. Box 1765 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-5122 www.texpts.com Texas Roadhouse Michael Clegg 1502 IH 35 South San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-7427 www.texasroadhouse.com Texas Sign & Fabrication Shay Wilson 7740 IH 35 North New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 608-0373 www.txsignfab.com Texas Ski Ranch Christine Bialick 6700 IH 35 North New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 627-2843 www.texasskiranch.com Texas State Alumni Affairs Association Kim Gannon 400 North LBJ San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 245-2371 www.txstatealumni.org
Membership Directory Texas State University Bobcat Build Nick Fuselier 601 University Drive San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 245-1688 Texas State University Dr. Barbara Breier 601 Universtity JCK 960 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 245-8077 Texas State University Dr. Janet Hale 3402 Westledge Austin, TX 78731 Texas State University Bookstore (Auxiliary Services) John Root 601 University Drive LBJ Student Center San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 245-2585 www.bookstore.txstate.edu Texas State University Career Services Norma Gaier 601 University Drive LBJ Student Center 5-7.1 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 245-2645 www.careerservices.txstate.edu Texas State University Center for P-16 Initiatives Dr. Michelle Hamilton 601 University Drive. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 245-2944 Texas State University Department of Computer Information David Wierschem 601 University Drive San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 245-2291 Texas State University Department of Finance and Economics Bill Chittenden 601 University Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 245-3246 Texas State University Department of Management Dr. Paula Rechner 601 University Drive San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 245-2571 Texas State University Department of Marketing Ray Fisk 601 University Drive San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 245-9614 www.marketing.mccoy.txstate.e du Texas State University Edwards Aquifer Research Center Glenn Longley 601 University Drive 220 E. Sessom San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 245-2329 www.eardc.txstate .edu
Texas State University Friends of Fine Arts & Community Patrick Price 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 (512) 245-1641 www.lbjsc.txstate.edu Texas State University McCoy College of Business Administration Denise Smart 601 University Drive San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 245-2311 Texas State University OCIR Reddy Venumaka 601 University Dr., JCK 489 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 245-6038 Texas State University Office of Continuing Education Debbi Perkins 601 University Drive San Marcos, TX 78666 Texas State University San Marcos Denise Trauth 601 University Drive San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 245-2121 www.txstate.edu Texas State University School of Art & Design Michael Niblett 601 University Drive San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 245-2611 Texas State University School of Music Tom Clark 601 University Drive San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 245-2651 Texas State University VP for Student Affairs Dr. Joanne Smith 601 University Drive, JCK Office 980 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 245-2152 Texas State University University Bookstore Jacqueline Slaughter 601 University Dr. 702 Gaillardia San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 245-2273 www.bookstore.txstate.edu Texas State University The Wittliff Collections David Coleman 601 University Drive, Alkek Library 7th San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 245-2313 www.wittliffcollections.txstate.edu
TexHealth Central Texas Jim Rodriguez 4315 Guadalupe, Ste. 303 Austin, TX 78751 (512) 524-2618 texhealthct.org TG Canoes & Kayaks Duane Te Grotenhuis 402 pecan park drive San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-3946 tgcanoe.com Thad Ziegler Glass Ltd. Richard Friend 1660 IH 35 South PO Box 1368 San Marcos, TX 78667-1368 (512) 392-6644 The Center for Success Jon Morse 614 S Washington St. Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (210) 286-7041 www.thecenterforsuccess.com The Communication Source Myra Zunker 241 Business 35 S New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 620-6100 The Floral Studio Maxine Schaffer 331 W. Hopkins, Ste. 100 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-4656 www.the-floral-studio.com The Inn Above Onion Creek Amy Dolan 4444 W. FM 150 Kyle, TX 78640 (512) 268-1617 www.innaboveonioncreek.com The Law Office Of Craig M. Seekamp Il Craig Seekamp 107 E. Hopkins St., Ste.121- C San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 878-2494 www.seekamplaw.com The Master's School of San Marcos Inc. Brian Guenther 1664 Centerpoint Rd. San Marcos, TX 78667-0707 (512) 392-4322 www.mastersschool.org The Palazzo Apartments Daviette Robins 1011 Wonder World Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-1001 The Steamery Brian Patton 909 Appalachian Trail P.O. Box 1900 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 757-9088 The UPS Store Bill Blocker 415 North Guadalupe San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 805-0500 www.theupsstore.com The Wellington Rick Gallegos 600 Leah Ave San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 754-6006
Thermon Manufacturing Company Rodney Bingham 100 Thermon Dr San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-5801 www.thermon.com This Is The 1! Photo Booth Rental Kathy Williams 816 Thousdand Oaks Loop San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 557-3832 Thomason Funeral Home Dwayne Thomason 2001 Ranch Road 12 PO Box 1609 San Marcos, TX 78667-1609 (512) 396-2300 Three Dudes Winery Terry Alford 125 Old Martindale Road San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-5634 www.threedudeswinery.com Tickle Blagg Animal Hospital Robert Blagg 1100 Hwy 80 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-1871 www.tickleblagg.com Tilson Home Corporation Trey Baumann 2396 IH 35 North San Marcos, TX 78666 (800) 929-2458 email@example.com Toby Hooper P.O. Box 972 San Marcos, TX 78667 (512) 665-2627 Townwood Apartments Laura Gerhardt 520 Linda Drive San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-1983 Toyota Rent a Car of San Marcos Shari Smith 5101 IH 35 South San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-4190 www.rentatoyotasanantonio .com Travel Lodge Kevin Stamey 1611 IH 35 North San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-5665 www.travelodgesanmarcos.com Tres Hermanas Restaurant & Cantina Dale Schneider 2550 Hunter Road, Suite 1106 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 878-2405 www.treshermanasrestaurant.com
TSO - San Marcos Amy Stanfield 2406 Hunter Rd., Ste. 102 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-8932 www.tso.com Tuttle Lumber Company Don Gilbreath 228 South Guadalupe San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-0151
Membership Directory Twin Liquors Arjen Foreman 1160 Thrope Lane, #101 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-8334 www.twinliquors.com Two P's & Calli's Boutique Pam Couch 690 Centerpoint Rd Ste. 205 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-8967 www.twopsboutique.com TXI Clifton Stapleton 7781 FM 1102 New Braunfels, TX 78132-3412 (512) 396-4244 http://txi.com
U U.S. Small Business Administration Ashley Morales 615 E. Houston St., Ste 298 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 403-5900 www.sba.gov UC4Life Wellness Center Jacob Torres 300 S CM Allen Parkway, Ste. 218 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 878-0550 www.uc4life.com Uncle Bob's Self Storage Mickey Baker 1620 IH 35 South San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-6086 www.unclebobs.com United Technologies Aerostructures Bruce Tifft 2005 Technology Way San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 754-3600 www.goodrich.com United Way of Hays County Michelle Harper PO Box 1728 San Marcos, TX 78667-1728 (512) 353-1420 www.unitedwayhaysco.org University Star Bob Bajackson 601 University Dr., Trinity Bldg. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 245-3487 www.universitystar.com Urgent Care & Occupational Health Centers Of Texas, P.A Lesha Betts 1659 Hwy 46 W P.O. Box 730 Spring Branch, TX 78070 (830) 438-8953 www.urgentcareoftexas.com
V Van De Walle Family Dentistry Thomas Van De Walle 102 Wonder World Dr. Bldg A Ste 101 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 878-2540
Vantage at San Marcos Cindy Tiessonniere 1350 Sadler Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 395-8005 vantagecommunities.com Veranda Apartments Felicia Jackson 1805 IH 35 North San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-7711 Verizon Wireless John Burris 911 Hwy 80, Ste. 911 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-6363 www.verizonwireless.com Veronique Hahn Veronique Hahn 2050 Lisa Lane San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-2885 Victory Cleaners Gloria Martinez 418 South L B J Drive San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-9314 VideoTexan, LLC. Bruce Barnes 3327 Hunter Rd. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 757-4367 www.videotexan.com Vietnam Veterans of America Barry Davis 227 Pauls Drive San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-0945 Viking Car Wash Mark Young 4817 Sunlit Well 115 Long Street San Antonio, TX 78247 (512) 353-0673 Village Homes Donald Dempsey 17325 State Hwy 21 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 385-9700 Villas at Willow Springs Apartments Angela Zulaica 1506 N Interstate 35 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-8452 Vista Homes Tom Taber 1911 Corporate Dr. Ste. 103 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-9610 www.vistaconstruction.com Vista Office Plaza Robert McDonald 2110 A Boca Raton Dr., Ste. 206 1340 Wonder World Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 280-5353 www.vistaofficeplaza.com Vitalogy Skincare & MedSpa Dr. Eric Adelman, D.O. 1320 Wonder World Dr. Ste. 108 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 393-3376 www.vitalogyskincare.com
Volkert Integrity Contracting, Inc. Ken Volkert PO Box 400 San Marcos, TX 78667 (512) 396-2760 www.volkertintegrity.com
W Waldrip Insurance Agency Charles Waldrip 116 North LBJ Drive PO Box 805 San Marcos, TX 78667-0805 (512) 353-7411 Wally's Party Factory Mary Shires 242 N. LBJ Drive San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-5999 www.wallyspartyfactory.com Wal-Mart Supercenter #404 Terry Yancy 1015 Highway 80 East San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-0617 Walton Development and Management Matt Torbit 1445 Ross Ave., Ste. 4775 Dallas, TX 75202 (972) 713-0000 www.waltondm.com Watson Lane Chiropractic and Wellness Dr. Vanessa Vajdos 6781 FM 1102 New Braunfels, TX 78132 (830) 632-5008 www.watsonlanechiropractic.com
Wells Fargo Bank Olivia Juarez-Reid 123 N. Edward Gary Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-2525 www.wellsfargo.com Westhill Paving, Inc. Chad Reynolds 3012 FM 621 P.O. Box 1216 San Marcos, TX 78667 (512) 353-1432 www.westhillpaving.com Whataburger Restaurants LP Peter Binder 1077 Central Parkway South, Ste. 900 San Antonio, TX 78232 (210) 496-4000 Whitenton Group, Inc. Heidi Painter 3413 Hunter Rd. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-3344 www.whitentongroup.com Williamson Management Co. Tim Williamson 219 North Comanche Street PO Box 673 San Marcos, TX 78667-0673 (512) 392-3600
Wimberley Glassworks Tim deJong 6469 Ranch Road 12 San Marcos, TX 78666 (800) 929-6686 www.wgw.com 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 PO Box 1369 San Marcos, TX 78667-1369 (512) 392-6711 www.wonderworldpark.com Wonderland School Jim Fife 302 Country Estates San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-9404 http://haysco.net/wonderland Woods Comfort Systems Carey Woods P.O Box 741 San Marcos, TX 78667 (512) 392-6907 www.woods-ac.com Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area Keith McCollum 202 South C.M. Allen Parkway PO Box 1269 San Marcos, TX 78667-1269 (512) 392-1291 www.workforcesolutionsrca.com Wright Distributing Co. Inc. Sandy Wright-Kibby 1509 North IH-35 New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 625-9162 www.wrightdist.com
X XDT, LLC Carlos Coe 102 Wonder World Dr #304- 301 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 757-4488 www.xdtinc.com
Y Yarbrough Agency Scott Yarbrough P.O. Box 1168 San Marcos, TX 78667-1168 (512) 754-2700 Yo So Cool Frozen Yogurt Rachel Kalisky 350 N. Guadalupe St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 667-6720 www.yosocool.com
Z ZapShots Photography Jan Golick 102 Elm Hill Ct San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 754-8581
INDEX OF ADVERTISERS 37 NCFD Farm Club
53 San Marcos Main Street
231 N. Guadalupe San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 393-5600
37 North Carolina Furniture Direct
53 Scott Felder Homes
1701 IH 35 South San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-2712
31 Planet K
3 Bigelow Homes
29 Ernieʼs Paint & Body
33 Blanco Vista
21 Frost Bank
421 Shadow Point San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-6700 1-866-482-1277 www.blancovista.com
23 Blue Sky Mortgage
2700 Hunter Road, Ste. B San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-1121
10 Minute Change 1044 Highway 123 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-3493
49 Broadway Bank
301 N. CM Allen Pkwy San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-2468
63 Butler Manufacturing
2301 IH 35 South San Marcos, TX 78667-0908 (512) 353-6100
53 Byrn & Associates
1115 Hwy 80 East San Marcos, TX 78667-1433 PO Box 1433, San Marcos, TX (512) 396-2270
55 Capital Farm Credit Lockhart 1418 Colorado Lockhart, TX 78644-0216 (512) 398-3524
21 Centerpoint Station 3946 IH 35 South San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-1103
2 Central Texas Medical Center
1608 IH 35 South San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-8972
29 Fuschakʼs BBQ
13 Gary Job Corp Center 2800 Airport Hwy 21 San Marcos, TX 78667 (512) 396-6652
83 Greater San Marcos Parntership
1340 Wonder World Dr., Ste. 108 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 393-3400
19 Hays County
1125 Stagecoach Trail San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 393-7779
31 Hays Nursing & Rehab Center
1900 Medical Parkway San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-1888
49 Crescent Dental
615 Barnes Dr., San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 805-4867
41 Dermatology & Skin Laser Center 1340 Wonder World Dr. Bldg. 2 Ste. 2301 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-1411
17 Embassy Suites
1001 East McCarty Lane San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-6450
25 Jasonʼs Deli
901-A Hwy 80 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 3933354
33 Live Oak Health Partners 2005-C Medical Parkway San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-3911
57 McCoyʼs Building Supply 110 Wonder World Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-1755
55 Mid-Texas Symphony P.O. Box 3216 TLU Seguin TX 78155 (830) 372-8089
55 Summit Inn
1433 IH 35 North San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-7770
53 Ted Breihan Electric Co. PO Box 477 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-3300
100 N. Edward Gary Street, Ste. C San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 667-7888
11 Texas State University
1405 United Drive, Ste. 115 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-6484
35 TSO - San Marcos
23 Ruby Heels Wine Shoppe 21 Sac N Pac
41 San Marcos C.I.S.D.
311 Cheatham P.O. Box 1342 San Marcos, TX 78667 (512) 392-0207
www.shweiki.com (512) 480-0860
27 Texas Roadhouse
1720 Ranch Road 12 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-7200
33 Jackson Hewitt
37 Shwieki Media
1351 Sadler Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 805-5000
PO Box 1806 San Marcos, TX 78667 (512) 392-1984
630 E. Hopkins San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 393-8000
601B Leah Avenue San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-1700
15 Regent Care Center of San Marcos
52 San Marcos Chamber of Commerce
41 Horizon Bay
2505 Otter Way New Braunfels, TX 78132 (512) 738-1388
226 Wonder World Drive San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-2323
49 San Marcos Academy
208 South Guadalupe St. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-2411
51 Corridor Primary Care
25 Priority Personnel
200 W. Hopkins San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-0100
35 Heritage Association of San Marcos
23 City of San Marcos
910 I-H 35 North San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-4596
13 Sage Capital Bank
630 E. Hopkins San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 393-8000
2440 IH 35 South San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-2200
641 E. Hopkins San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-8880
1301 Wonder World Drive San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-8979
605 Old Zorn Rd., San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 667-4642
2202 Hunter Road San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-5588
2801 Ranch Road 12 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-2400
202 N. C.M. Allen Pkwy. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 393-5900
1502 IH 35 South San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 353-7427
601 University Drive San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 245-9614
2406 Hunter Rd., Ste. 102 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 754-6161
37 Two Pʼs & Calliʼs Boutique Codyʼs Bistro & Lounge 690 Centerpoint Rd Ste. 205 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-8967
7781 FM 1102 New Braunfels, TX 78132-3412 (512) 396-4244
13 Uncle Bobʼs Self Storage 1620 IH 35 South San Marcos, Tx78666 (512) 392-6086
5 Wells Fargo - San Marcos
501 South LBJ San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 393-6715
17 San Marcos Convention & Visitors Bureau 617 IH 35 N. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 393-5930
25 Wimberley Glassworks
61 San Marcos Daily Record 1910 IH-35 South PO Box 1109 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-2458
35 San Marcos Family Medicine 2406 Hunter Rd., Ste.# 106 San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 557-6310
43 San Marcos Lionʼs Club Tube Rental 170 Charles Austin Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-5466
123 N. Edward Gary Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-2525
6469 Ranch Road 12 San Marcos, TX 78666 (800) 929-6686
51 Work Force Solutions 202 S. C.M.Allen Parkwy. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-1291
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