San Marcos to reopen river access, parks Sept. 16 and more city news

Tubing and river outfitters are still barred from normal operations, but the city of San Marcos will open most parks and river access beginning Sept. 16. (Heather Demere/Community Impact Newspaper)
Tubing and river outfitters are still barred from normal operations, but the city of San Marcos will open most parks and river access beginning Sept. 16. (Heather Demere/Community Impact Newspaper)

Tubing and river outfitters are still barred from normal operations, but the city of San Marcos will open most parks and river access beginning Sept. 16. (Heather Demere/Community Impact Newspaper)

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San Marcos officials OK reopening of parks and river access

Due to what city officials are describing as a steady decline in active COVID-19 cases, the city of San Marcos will reopen all public facilities, including parks and athletic complexes, starting Sept. 16 at 8 a.m.

San Marcos narrows search for new police chief to five candidates

The city of San Marcos on Sept. 1 announced it had narrowed its search for a new police chief down to five candidates.


The list has been whittled down from an original pool of 92, and information from the city states that starting in mid- to late September, they will be interviewed “by five interview panels consisting of groups of community stakeholders, community criminal justice partners, Police Department employees, City Executive Team members, and the City Council.”

Spring Lake to reopen with limited capacity

The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University announced it will reopen Spring Lake with a limited capacity Sept. 11 and will be open to the public daily from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Root Cellar Cafe in San Marcos reopens for delivery and curbside service

The Root Cellar, located at 215 N. LBJ Drive, San Marcos, has reopened for curbside pickup and delivery only, and for the time being will forego dine-in accommodations. According to owner Kyle Mylius, patio dining will become available in the near future.

X'Clusive Hair Studio in San Marcos reopens, introduces X'Clusive Boutique

X’Clusive Hair Studio, located at 1904 RM 12, Ste. 103, San Marcos, reopened July 22 after having to close in February due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A-Tan Asian Bistro & Sushi Bar closes in San Marcos; OTSU Sushi coming soon

A-Tan Asian Bistro & Sushi Bar has closed its San Marcos location at 407 Stagecoach Trail, Ste. 101. A-Tan's other shops in New Braunfels and Seguin remain open for business.

Brian Rash and Warren Brown contributed to this report.


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