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Frank Gonzales joyfully practices on the teponaxtle Aztec drum at the camp, sponsored by the Indigenous Cultures Institute and held earlier this month at Cuauhtemoc hall. PHOTOS COURTESY OF RENE RENTIRIA/RENTERIA PHOTOGRAPHY

 

Amy Castillo plays the rattle she decorated, while singing a song in the Coahuiltecan language

 

Jade Rivera reads her interpretation of “air,” holding feathers as the symbol of this indigenous element. Behind her, Catrina Suarez and Zoe Lynn Tabor listen. 

 

Alianna Reyna, Celeste Putnam, Jade Rivera, and art instructor Marleen Villanueva salute the four directions at opening and closing of program.

 

Campers performed songs they learned on native flutes. 

 

City workers and equipment swarmed the scene of a water main break below Aquarena Springs Drive near the San Marcos River Bridge Friday. The traffic artery was closed prior to that morning’s rush hour and was expected to remain closed until early today. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY ANITA MILLER 

 

City workers were partially shaded by a portable shelter as they worked in sweltering temperatures to replace the broken pipe believed to date back to the 1930s. 

 

Wrecks, main break snarl traffic

Anita Miller - Managing Editor

 Unrelated incidents resulted in traffic nightmares in San Marcos Friday and the death of one man.

Authorities say 51-year-old Jesus Lopez Remigo of Jacksonville died at Central Texas Medical Center after his pickup crashed into the back of an 18-wheeler on the southbound lanes of Interstate 35 between the 208 and 209 mile markers around 2:43 a.m.

Battle lines are drawn in fight over rowdy river

Anita Miller - Managing Editor

It only accounts for three miles, but the stretch of the San Marcos River between CR 266 and Martindale is plenty big enough to be a battlefield.

The lines are clearly formed — on the one side, the bustling business of tubing outfitters Texas State Tubes and Don’s Fish Camp and on the other, riparian landowners, environmental associations and, increasingly, cash-strapped governments in Caldwell and Guadalupe counties.

City exploring options to regulate new market

Tara Pohlmeyer - Staff Reporter

The city is now working on an ordinance to regulate short-term rentals after receiving direction from the city council on Tuesday. 

Short-term rentals are rooms or entire homes available on a temporary basis to tourists or visitors. The practice has been made popular by sites like Airbnb, HomeAway and VRBO (Vacation Rental by Owner). Currently, short-term rentals aren’t addressed in the city’s code. 

According to the city, there are about 50 short-term rentals listed in San Marcos, with an average of $91 per night to rent. 

Mayor Daniel Guerrero and Ashley Robinson pose after arriving at the Hanoi airport. The sign behind them says, “Welcome to Vietnam.” PHOTO COURTESY OF DANIEL GUERRERO

 

Guerrero accompanying SMHS graduate on visit to Vietnam

Tara Pohlmeyer - Staff Reporter

One recent San Marcos High School graduate is the first delegate to travel to Vietnam with San Marcos Mayor Daniel Guerrero. 

Ashley Robinson has joined The Virtual Trade Missions Foundation for a 12-day “Vietnam Global Positioning Study” with Guerrero in Hanoi. The two San Marcans left on July 14 and have joined representatives from Hawaii as well as Vietnam, New Zealand and other countries. 

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