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Pairs of whooping cranes dance in courtship, repeatedly jumping into the air while flapping their wings, bills pointed upward and giving bugling calls. PHOTO BY BRIAN SMALL.

Jerry Hall- Daily Record Columnist The whooping crane came perilously close to going extinct in 1941, when there were only 15 of the birds left. Fortunately, things have improved since then and today some 350 birds are found in the wild. The birds... more

Krewe Captain Greg Wurzbach crowns King Ted Beihan and Queen Frances Breihan. PHOTOS COURTESY OF DIANA BAKER.

Laura Aebi- Features Editor Last week, during the fourth annual 12th Night Epiphany Ball event, the Mistick Krewe of Okeanos crowned their 2017 King and Queen.  The Mistick Krewe of Okeanos, also known as Texas Council for Music and the Arts or TCMA... more
As beginning the tradition on MLK Day in 2013, the San Marcos Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (SMUUF) is once again hosting the Peace Pie Social at Dunbar Park, 801 W. Martin Luther King Drive, following the MLK March to Dunbar on MLK Day, Monday... more

Emma Sanchez enjoys mixing up her ice cream with siblings Zaden and Paula Sanchez, who came to celebrate her being selected as an “M&M Kid.” DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY LAURA AEBI

 

Jared Miller

Russell Wilde - Staff Reporter Three years ago when Jared Miller began working as San Marcos’ city manager, he said he was looking forward to being here long enough to get his sons through high school. That plan changed when his dream job, the city... more

The 2016 Fall Master Gardener Graduating Class.  PHOTO COURTESY OF MARILYN LOVE.

Laura Aebi- Features Editor Do you want to be a “Master Gardener?” The Hays County Master Gardeners will be holding spring classes beginning in February. Marilyn Love, vice-president of the association, described as the club as a “non-profit... more

Nowhere left to run away to: The final days of the circus

TAMARA LUSH, Associated Press

 

 

 

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Goodbye to death-defying feats — daring young men (and women) on the flying trapeze, whip-wielding lion tamers, human cannonballs. Goodbye to the scent of peanuts and popcorn, the thrill of three rings, the jaunty bum-bum-dadadada of circus music.

Send out the clowns. The Big Top is coming down — for good.

What to Watch: Abortion case; draft budget; Trump protest

WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press

 

 

 

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Rep. Jeff Leach proposed it as a one-word change to internal Texas House rules. But what followed could foreshadow a larger school voucher fight coming soon.

Leach, a tea party Republican from Plano, tried to remove "public" from the name of the House Public Education Committee. The Senate's version is already called simply the Education Committee, Leach argued, and many Texas students attend private schools or are educated at home.

Emma Sanchez enjoys mixing up her ice cream with siblings Zaden and Paula Sanchez, who came to celebrate her being selected as an “M&M Kid.” DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY LAURA AEBI

 

Aislyn Rouche enjoys a visit from her mother, Sarah Rouche, and little brother, Colin Rouche during the M&M Kids event at Mendez Elementary School.

 

Jared Miller

Amarillo says it's Miller time

Russell Wilde - Staff Reporter
Three years ago when Jared Miller began working as San Marcos’ city manager, he said he was looking forward to being here long enough to get his sons through high school. That plan changed when his dream job, the city manager position in Amarillo, became available. Late Thursday night, Amarillo Mayor Paul Harpole told the Daily Record Miller will be the next city manager.
“People were convinced that it was an important place for him,” he said. “We are looking for stability and I think he brings that.”

March will proceed on Monday, rain or shine

Anita Miller - Managing Editor
Organizers say Monday’s MLK Day march and other activities honoring the slain civil rights leader will go on as scheduled regardless of the weather.
Events start at 10 a.m., when local civil rights pioneer Harvey Miller will lead what is being called a “silent march” from the Hays County Courthouse in downtown San Marcos to Dunbar Park on MLK Drive.
This year’s celebration is expected to be particularly poignant, as it comes just days before President Barack Obama, the nation’s first African American president, leaves office. 

STRs under scrutiny as new rules are expected

Russell Wilde - Staff Reporter
Renting out a room or your whole house on popular websites like HomeAway and Airbnb could soon be regulated by the city. On Tuesday, the city council will hold a public hearing regarding its proposed short-term rental (STR) ordinance.
Under the new rules an STR could have no more than four bedrooms, and owners are required to register and pay hotel occupancy taxes (HOT). Owner-occupied STRs can have up to 10 adults stay at a time, non-owner occupied STRs are limited to six guests because of building and fire codes.

Mark Hendricks

Former SMDR reporter dies at 63

Award-winning former San Marcos Daily Record staffer and long-time Texas State University spokesperson Mark Steven Hendricks, whose worldly understanding produced a rare clarity of writing, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, in San Marcos at the age of 63.
Mark was born on June 10, 1953, in Spokane, Washington. He was preceded in death by his father, Col. Clayton V. Hendricks. Mark grew up on and around various military bases, including the Marine Corps Air Station at Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

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Award-winning former San Marcos Daily Record staffer and long-time Texas State University spokesperson Mark Steven Hendricks, whose worldly understanding produced a rare clarity of writing, died Tu

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