About San Marcos, Texas
The Red Rock Express, above left, and San Antonio Missions, right, play in the San Marcos area.
Eight Vaughn College students are taking part in an innovative flight training program in San Marcos, Texas. Here are a few unique things you might want to know about the Austin suburb.
Location: 40 miles southwest of the capital of Austin
Available Flying Days: 300-plus
Shopping: There is a Tanger Outlet center (much like the one on Long Island) in the heart of town.
History: San Marcos is the home of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Museum. LBJ was the nation's 36th president, serving from 1963 to 1968.
Culture: San Marcos is also home to Dick's Classic Garage, one of the nation's leading vintage auto rental facilities and museums.
Sports: The San Marcos area is home to two minor-league baseball teams, the Round Rock Express, AAA affiliate of the Texas Rangers, and the San Antonio Missions, AA affiliate of the San Diego Padres.