Blow Smoke & Vape opened May 15 at 2041 S. I-35, Ste. 217, San Marcos. The shop specializes in smoking items and accessories, such as tobacco, vape and THC products as well as glass pipes and more. 512-667-6425. Facebook: Blow Smoke Shop


A new eatery with an adult environment called Chit House is set to open by the end of June at 208 N. LBJ Drive, San Marcos. Chit House will serve hot dogs, hamburgers and hotlinks. The employees and the customers will have the freedom to use any kind of adult language between each other, with the exception of hate speech. Customers should be prepared for employees to banter with them and are encouraged to film interactions.


San Marcos Window and Pressure Washing, located at 1704 Hunter Road, San Marcos, celebrated 10 years of business in June. The team offers a variety of services, including interior and exterior window cleaning and power washing, as the name suggests, but they also offer gutter cleaning, solar panel cleaning and screen repair services. The team can also decorate homes with Christmas lights. 512-699-7729.


Physical Therapy & Rehab Concepts owners have franchised the practice and rebranded to Fyzical Therapy & Balance Center. Located at 915 Hwy. 80, San Marcos, the practice is still under the same ownership and has the same staff. The board-certified manual and orthopedic therapists offer rehabilitation and therapy for a variety of issues, including arthritis, post-surgery needs, pelvic pain and more. 512-353-4575.


Christus Health announced May 18 that it will begin offering On-Demand Care, which will allow patients to meet with a Christus health care provider virtually via smartphone, tablet or computer from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. daily. Christus On-Demand Care will help fit into the busy lives of patients and allow them to skip the commute and waiting room while still having access to a doctor within minutes, said Paul Generale, executive vice president and chief strategy officer . The On-Demand Care will also help accommodate those who live in more rural or secluded areas as this will be offered throughout communities in Texas and Louisiana. Patients can be seen for ailments, such as allergies, rashes, the flu and more; if the doctor believes an in-person appointment or additional testing is necessary, On-Demand Care can facilitate those needs. Patients who sign up for virtual appointments through On-Demand Care will be placed in a queue where they are not expected to wait more than half an hour to be seen. To schedule an On-Demand Care visit, visit


The Texas State University System Board of Regents approved a new master of science degree in long-term administrative care at Texas State University May 19. The university, located at 601 University Drive, San Marcos, will be the first in Texas to offer this degree, and instruction will be fully virtual starting this fall. The degree will work to address a rising need for long-term care within the “baby boomer” population as nursing home jobs will continue to be in high demand, and it is expected that nursing homes will see an increase in utilization. 512-245-2180.