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The future of the downtown lot is still up in the air. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY RUSSELL WILDE
Russell Wilde - Staff Reporter Right now it doesn’t look like much more than gravel and weeds surounded by stone blocks, but the city-owned lot at 214 E. Hutchison could make a big impact on downtown. What that impact should be depends on who you... more
  By Denise Cathey Staff Reporter San Marcos,TX – Dr. Mario Garza and Maria Rocha slip out of the city council chamber. In the lobby, the couple embrace each other as Rocha begins to cry. They’ve won a unanimous vote – allowing them to lay to rest... more
A car speeds through the intersection where a roundabout is planned. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY RUSSELL WILDE
Russell Wilde - Staff Reporter Thousands of students, cars, buses and bikes are coming to a head on the eastside of the Texas State University campus. The three-way intersection where Academy Street and Sessom Drive meet has been identified for... more
The future of the downtown lot is still up in the air. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY RUSSELL WILDE
Jeannette Chavez and Luis Garcia Jr. dance the zapateado together as part of the Guadalupe Dance Company’s performance on the patio at 6th Anniversary Celebration at Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY DENISE CATHEY
A car speeds through the intersection where a roundabout is planned. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY RUSSELL WILDE
Traffic along Aquarena Springs Drive has been taking a somewhat serpentine route in recent days, as ongoing construction has necessitated lane changes. City engineers say to expect more of the same until mid-October. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY ANITA MILLER
Two standup paddleboarders enjoy the San Marcos River on a very warm first day of fall Thursday. More autumn like temperatures and the possibility of rain are expected to enter our area in the coming days. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY RUSSELL WILDE

August report shows an uptick

Anita Miller - Managing Editor

There’s good news for the local housing market in the August market report compiled by the Four Rivers Association of Realtors. 

“San Marcos’ market is strong,” Amy Dubose of the association said.

The number of homes for sale in San Marcos was up 55.9 percent compared to August 2015 and last month saw 53 listings close.

Demand for homes remains strong, the association said, driving a continued increase in home value. Compared to August 2015, the median home price in San Marcos had risen by 20 percent to $196,205.

The future of the downtown lot is still up in the air. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY RUSSELL WILDE

Decision looming on vacant downtown lot

Russell Wilde - Staff Reporter

Right now it doesn’t look like much more than gravel and weeds surounded by stone blocks, but the city-owned lot at 214 E. Hutchison could make a big impact on downtown. What that impact should be depends on who you ask.

City staff presented four different options to the city council ranging from a 13 spot parking lot to a multimodal transportation hub with electronic device charging and stage for performances.

The options divided the council which sent staff back to the drawing board to create a hybrid mockup of the ideas presented.

A car speeds through the intersection where a roundabout is planned. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY RUSSELL WILDE

Neighbors give input on plans for new roundabout

Russell Wilde - Staff Reporter

Thousands of students, cars, buses and bikes are coming to a head on the eastside of the Texas State University campus.

The three-way intersection where Academy Street and Sessom Drive meet has been identified for improvements. Right now the city and university are considering working together to add a roundabout because it accomplishes three goals; reduces speed, improves safety and doesn’t create a congestion issues.

“People treat Sessom like the autobahn,” said Dianne Wassenich, San Marcos River Foundation program director.  

Mermaids Lizbeth Cortez, Faith Phillips and Elise Hutchinson. PHOTOS COURTESY OF CHERYL BLAKE/GOODNIGHT MIDDLE SCHOOL
GNMS student council members Julianna Villalpando, Natalie Rodriguez, Astasia Jackson, Angeela Hernandez and Julia Antu.
The group posed for a photo before the parade began.

Goodnight students join mermaid parade

The Goodnight Middle School banner proclaimed “Celebrating the San Marcos River” complete with artistic drawings of sea grass, fish, salamanders, turtles, frogs… and mermaids… as the students joined the San Marcos Mermaid Day Parade on Saturday, Sept. 17. A decorated truck full of Student Council members pulled a float that heralded the beauties and resources of our hometown river.

 The luminescent GNMS mermaids were Faith Phillips, Elise Hutchison and Lizbeth Cortez.

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Dorothy ‘Dottie’ Payne Sims

Former Hays County Treasurer Dorothy “Dottie” Payne Sims passed away peacefully in her home with family on Sept. 20, 2016, at the age of 93. Born Dorothy Lucille Payne on Sept.

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