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Kelli Lopez, center, stands with other San Marcos High School leaders previous to her resignation.
Late Wednesday Superintendent Michael Cardona announced that San Marcos High School Principal Kelli Lopez had resigned effective immediately. This month the district was made aware of issues that involved a violation of grading policies and... more
Constable David Peterson gets to know a 2-year-old Parker Davidson at First Step School.  PHOTOS COURTESY OF FIRT STEP SCHOOL
Constable David Peterson has been adopted by First Step School and he was recently able to meet all the children for the first time. He will be coming monthly to do different activities with the children and for the children to do things with and... more
Mermaid Court Queen Shirley Rodgers shows off her crown and sash during the Mermaid Ball. PHOTO BY DENISE CATHEY
Laura Aebi- Lifestyles Editor   Many Central Texas residents came to The Meadows Center on Friday, Sept. 16 to take part in the first annual Mermaid Society Ball. The ball, which was part of Mermaid Week, a cultural arts event that highlighted the... more
Damage to the Loop 82 bridge. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY RUSSELL WILDE
Russell Wilde - Staff Reporter The Loop 82 bridge over the San Marcos River at Sewell Park received some minor damage during Monday’s flood event. It appears that water pushing against the bridge’s guardrail caused some of the concrete to break away... more
Kelli Lopez, center, stands with other San Marcos High School leaders previous to her resignation.
Constable David Peterson gets to know a 2-year-old Parker Davidson at First Step School.  PHOTOS COURTESY OF FIRT STEP SCHOOL
Mermaid Court Queen Shirley Rodgers shows off her crown and sash during the Mermaid Ball. PHOTO BY DENISE CATHEY
Kai Sandoval picks up a bowl of Legos and a  base plate at the Lego Mania event in the San Marcos Public Library Wednesday. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY DENISE CATHEY
Damage to the Loop 82 bridge. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY RUSSELL WILDE
Maddie Moore and her horse Jake (left), along with Rachel Arnold and her horse Spartan were at Tanger Outlet Mall on Wednesday to bring attention to the Tejas Rodeo Rough Riders Drill Team from Bulverde. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY DENISE CATHEY
Kelli Lopez, center, stands with other San Marcos High School leaders previous to her resignation.

Details come out after SMHS principal resigns

Late Wednesday Superintendent Michael Cardona announced that San Marcos High School Principal Kelli Lopez had resigned effective immediately. This month the district was made aware of issues that involved a violation of grading policies and procedures and the awarding of credit not earned. The superintendent said he did not ask Lopez to resign, she made that decision on her own. “These decisions were not made lightly,” Cardona said. “We have a responsibility to ensure procedures and policies are followed and when they’re not people have to be held accountable.” 

Kelli lopez, pictured center, stands with other San Marcos High School leaders previous to her resignation. PHOTO COURTESY OF SMCISD

SMHS principal resigns

Russell Wilde - Staff Reporter

San Marcos High School Principal Kelli Lopez has resigned from the position effective immediately.

Superintendent Michael Cardona informed members of the San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees Wednesday. In a letter addressed to San Marcos High School community, Cardona made the announcement public.

City receives recycling bin grant for athletic fields

The City of San Marcos Keep San Marcos Beautiful program was awarded the Dr. Pepper Snapple/Keep America Beautiful Park Recycling Grant totaling $5,827.50, with a $1,942.50 match.

This grant awarded 18 recycling bins to the program, and six more were purchased as part of the matching grant. The new bins will be installed at the San Marcos Gary Softball Complex and Ramon Lucio Park Fields by the end of this year. 

As part of this grant, the amount of recyclables will be tracked and reported over the course of a year with the help of Green Guy Recycling.

Train crashes into New Jersey station; more than 100 injured

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — A commuter train from New York barreled into a New Jersey rail station without stopping and crashed during the Thursday morning rush hour, injuring more than 100 people, some of them critically, authorities said.

Witnesses reported seeing one woman trapped under concrete and many people bleeding after the New Jersey Transit train crashed at the Hoboken station.

"We have multiple injuries, multiple critical injuries right now," said Jennifer Nelson, a spokeswoman for NJ Transit. "The terminal is shut down."

Obama saw override coming, but still it stung

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House saw it coming, but still it stung.

When President Barack Obama was hit with the first veto override of his presidency on Wednesday, it landed as a clear reminder of his dwindling political influence, years of confounding relationships with Congress and shaky prospects for the few legislative priorities he has left. The fiercely competitive president has said he intends to keep working with Congress until the final buzzer sounds in January, but it's not clear how much juice he'll have left.

Commissioner criticizes officers' appearance at gala

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's police commissioner is criticizing an appearance at a conservative group's gala by three officers charged but not convicted in the death of a black man injured in a police van.

WBAL-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2do9ikk ) Commissioner Kevin Davis said Wednesday he doesn't condone their appearance. He wants to examine whether department policy is stringent enough to bar that kind of off-duty activity.

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Diane Insley was hired as a special services librarian in 1988. She was a member of the Parent Teacher Organization for 17 years, as well as serving on the committee for Project Graduation. Insley also spent eight years as field trip coordinator. Insley was promoted to director of the San Marcos Public Library in 2009, where she continues to engage the community and strive for success. On Oct. 6, Insley will be inducted into the San Marcos Women’s Hall of Fame at their 31st annual induction.

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission has awarded San Marcos Library Director Diane Insley one of six scholarships to attend the Research Institute for Public Libraries in Englewood, Colo

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Maria Amparo  Enriquez.

Maria Amparo Enriquez, a resident of San Marcos, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016 at the age of 88. She was born in Elgin on July, 5, 1928 to Salvador M. Flores and Catarina Canamar. 

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