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Staff with Hill Country’s Intellectual and Development Disability workshop work with clients on the new IPads.

The new IPads enable the addition of many more activities in the workshop curriculum.

Advanced Technology Workshop at Scheib

Hill Country’s Intellectual and Developmental Disability workshop staff have long dreamed of having touch screen tablets for client education.    Thanks to the First Presbyterian grant review board, the Scheib Center has been able to make this dream a reality.   Scheib was awarded a $4380 grant from the Mary Bonner Foundation earlier this year.  This generous grant enabled the Scheib Board to purchase 10 ipads with covers, which were recently given to the workshop clients.

The Gold Team may have been number one in their minds but actually they came in fifth in the Membership Event sales contest. Team Gold members include Brian Olson, Pam Gravis, Liz Castaneda, Ashley Brannan and Don Moore. Not pictured were Chase Katz and Jason Tarr.

Peter Bain never misses a chance to impress. Monica McNabb was recently featured as an outstanding Texas State grad in an ad run in Texas Monthly. Bain asked for an autograph and Monica informed him if he brought  her a magazine she would accommodate his request. Always prepared,  he wiped out the magazine getting a big laugh out of McNabb and she promptly signed it.

San Marcos Chamber holds Membership Event to improve local business

The Membership Event held last week by the San Marcos Chamber netted 124 new members to help build San Marcos into a better place to do business. Teams were formed and honors were handed out at a celebration held at the Embassy Suites in San Marcos.

Sandra Bannister, patient advocate at Ocean’s Behavioral Hospital, talks with Kirsten Ainsworth, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) about plans as the new San Marcos facility prepares for opening day.

New behavioral hospital opening in San Marcos

David Short/Business Editor

Oceans Healthcare, along with SRP Medical, is opening a new behavioral hospital aimed at serving the 55 and older San Marcos area residents.

Located at 1106 N. Interstate 35, the site of the old Gold’s Gym, the new facility opens officially on August 3.

First candidate filings for city council deadline

David Short/Business Editor

It didn’t take long for the first two candidates to file for this year’s San Marcos city council races.

Scott Gregson filed Monday for the place 5 seat and Melissa Derrick filed for place 6.

Ryan Thomason and Shane Scott hold those two seats currently, but neither had filed for re-election as of press time yesterday.

How Hays County will prepare for the next flood

Dalton Sweat/Wimberley View

The quick actions of local officials and first responders saved countless lives the night of the flood. The decisions made to evacuate and shut down areas of Wimberley were literally lifesaving. But those decisions were made on educated guesses about just how high the river was going to rise. Now, entities around the region are coming together to solve that problem with technology.


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