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Ruben Becerra, owner of Gil’s Broiler and Manske Roll Bakery and Dixie Cream Donuts, worked with LiftFund 16 years ago when it was known as Accion Texas, and again just about a year ago. Daily Record photos by Tara Pohlmeyer.

 
Tara Pohlmeyer - Staff Reporter For small businesses, sometimes a little help can go a long way.  The Greater San Marcos Partnership, or GSMP, has partnered with LiftFund, a non-profit small business lender that helps those who may not qualify for a... more

 

 

Frankie Blackheart of Dark Matter Productions conceived the idea for The Aqua Show that will take place on July 1 at the Stonewall Warehouse, located at 141 E. Hopkins St. in San Marcos. The burlesque revue is a fundraiser for Mermaid Society SMTX. (photo by Denise Cathey/San Marcos Daily Record)

 
LORI STEINDORF Features Editor   Beguiling burlesque: It’s beautiful, it’s brazen, and it’s building up steam to burst onto the sizzling San Marcos arts scene.  Buoyant belle Frankie Blackheart of Dark Matter Productions conceived the fanciful idea... more

 

 

Families crowded the library to check out books and pick up reading logs at the Summer Reading Program kickoff on June 3. (photo by Deb Tomaselli/San Marcos Public Library)

 
LORI STEINDORF Features Editor   Librarians Deborah Carter and Ashley Schimelman have been posed the question, “Why are there so many kids at the library?”often lately since school let out for the summer. “School’s out! But, of course, the real... more

 

They needed someone with an infant to play Mary at our town’s annual Nativity Scene. This photo has always intrigued me … not sure what the bright thing is over my shoulder. But I know it ain’t dust. (Photo by Jennifer Kabay)

 
By JENNIFER KABAY San Marcos Daily Record Columnist     I hesitate to call being psychic a “gift” because “gift” implies I’ve got something you don’t. And that is not the case. We all have intuition. But like any other skill, some are just more... more
By JOE VOZZELLISports Editor Most people have a bucket list.   Count Joe Decker among them.   But, his list, in a word, is extreme.   One day in 1998, Decker was sitting in front of his computer. On a whim, knowing that his 30th birthday was around... more
By ISHMAEL JOHNSONDaily Record Sports After what happened to Veronica Sosa during the 2013 Texas Water Safari, who could blame her if she decided to not attempt the 264-mile race again?   Just as Sosa and her tandem partner Lauren DeLouche entered... more

Ruben Becerra, owner of Gil’s Broiler and Manske Roll Bakery and Dixie Cream Donuts, worked with LiftFund 16 years ago when it was known as Accion Texas, and again just about a year ago. Daily Record photos by Tara Pohlmeyer.

 

 

 

Frankie Blackheart of Dark Matter Productions conceived the idea for The Aqua Show that will take place on July 1 at the Stonewall Warehouse, located at 141 E. Hopkins St. in San Marcos. The burlesque revue is a fundraiser for Mermaid Society SMTX. (photo by Denise Cathey/San Marcos Daily Record)

 

 

 

Families crowded the library to check out books and pick up reading logs at the Summer Reading Program kickoff on June 3. (photo by Deb Tomaselli/San Marcos Public Library)

 

 

They needed someone with an infant to play Mary at our town’s annual Nativity Scene. This photo has always intrigued me … not sure what the bright thing is over my shoulder. But I know it ain’t dust. (Photo by Jennifer Kabay)

 

Ruben Becerra, owner of Gil’s Broiler and Manske Roll Bakery and Dixie Cream Donuts, worked with LiftFund 16 years ago when it was known as Accion Texas, and again just about a year ago. Daily Record photos by Tara Pohlmeyer.

 

Greater San Marcos Partnership’s Victor Garza (left), the organization’s business retention and expansion director, contacted LiftFund at the beginning of this year. Miguel De La Riva (center) and Arie Muñoz (right) will be holding office hours every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for small business owners who may not qualify for a bank loan.

Loan service more accessible for residents

Tara Pohlmeyer - Staff Reporter

For small businesses, sometimes a little help can go a long way. 

The Greater San Marcos Partnership, or GSMP, has partnered with LiftFund, a non-profit small business lender that helps those who may not qualify for a traditional loan, to offer office hours for entrepreneurs in the area. 

The normally glassy water of Spring Lake was churned in an instant as the siren sounded to start the grueling 260-mile Texas Water Safari Saturday morning with paddlers including John Bugge and Veronica Sosa and Curtis Slaten and Mike Drost. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY DENISE CATHEY

Mark Netland paddles down Spring Lake towards the next checkpoint on the Texas Water Safari route. DENISE CATHEY

 

Rocco Moses of Texas State tubes wore a straw hat already broken in. DENISE CATHEY

 

Team Captains Emily Addlesperger and Rachel Simmons pose with their panda mascot that they are bringing down to the finish line for their teammates. DENISE CATHEY

 

Doug Rhude paddles his wooden boat down Spring Lake after the starting siren. Behind him is entrant Peter Tuker. DENISE CATHEY

 

Last year’s winners in Boat 150, Wade Bunion, Chris Issendort, Clay Wyatt, Gaston Jones, Ian Rolls and Andrew Condie, were in first place at Cottonseed Rapids. ANITA MILLER

 

Boat #1 had pulled to first place hours after the race’s start. The team consists of Michael Cade, Phil Bowden, Tommy Yonley, Kyle Mynar, Logan Mynar and Fred Mynar. ANITA MILLER

 

Martindale resident Virginia Condie was the first solo woman to reach Cottonseed Rapids

 Gabe Haarsma and Roy Tyrone at Cottonseed.  ANITA MILLER

 

Exhibits inside Discovery Hall tell the history of Spring Lake and the early humans who lived along its shores. PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE MEADOWS CENTER

 

Visitors walk around the lake, which is the headwaters of the San Marcos River.

 

Meadows Center hosts events at Spring Lake for July 4 weekend

The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University will host a 4th of July weekend celebration at Spring Lake full of family fun, outdoor learning and hands-on activities fun for all ages. 

New staff member joins Hays County Food Bank

Ashley Hurst, the Hays County Food Bank’s newest Development & Special Events manager, is no stranger to hunger relief efforts. Most recently, she served as an AmeriCorps VISTA through Feeding Texas/San Antonio Food Bank at the food pantry in New Braunfels. While there, she helped to build institutional capacity and community partnerships for Financial Wellness and Workforce Development programming. 

The standing-room-only crowd heard from then-Board President James Oakley and PEC CEO John Hewa, as well as comments from members. PHOTO COURTESY OF PEC

 

More than 600 attend PEC Annual Meeting; 2 directors elected

Pedernales Electric Cooperative voters re-elected District 5 Board Director James Oakley and elected Jim Powers, who ran unopposed, to serve as the new District 4 Director. Powers replaces former Director Chris Perry, who did not seek re-election.

Auctioneer Caddo Sanders with Crystal Hilstock at the recent Juneteenth Cake Auction held at the San Marcos Activity Center. Hilstock is one of the local high school graduates to be awarded scholarship through proceeds of the auction. PHOTOS COURTESY OF RUBEN BROOKS

 

Cake Auction director Rose Brooks (left) with Ollie Giles, Linda Kindred and Kaitlin Powell. Powell, another scholarship grantee, graduated Lehman High School as Salutatorian earlier this month.

 

Weekly traffic update: June 26 - July 2

McCARTY LANE: As part of the city’s new pavement management program to provide preventative maintenance to city streets, McCarty Lane from IH-35 to the railroad crossing will undergo street maintenance until June 29 daily from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., weather permitting. Please park vehicles off the street or they may be towed at owners’ expense. City of San Marcos Streets Dept., 512-393-8025.              

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