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Thursday morning, this was a line of shiny cars for sale at Abel’s Autohaus. By mid-day they were all total losses, having been run over by a pickup truck. SMDR photos/Anita Miller

Anita Miller/Managing Editor

“It sounded like a bomb going off.”


Cape’s Dam is already fragmented from floodwaters. SMDR photo/Christopher Salinas

Anita Miller/Managing Editor

LORI STEINDORF

Features Editor


An unidentified man is dwarfed by the truck of a downed cypress tree along the Blanco River in the days immediately following the Memorial Day Weekend flood. SMDR photo/Dalton Sweat

Anita Miller/Managing Editor

No one alive today will ever see the majestic cypress trees that lined the Blanco River in Wimberley as they were when the sun set on May 23.


Texas State University music major Madison Grumbles found a shady spot to study recently during a break between classes. SMDR photo/Gerald Castillo

Shown with the proclamation are (from left) County Judge Bert Cobb. Pct. 2 Commissioner Mark Jones, Pam Whjite, Kathy Lockett, Pct. 3 Commissioner Will Conley, Pct. 1 Commissioner Debbie Gonzales Ingalsbe and Pct. 4 Commissioner Ray Whisenant. SMDR photo/Anita Miller

Anita Miller/Managing Editor

The Hays County Food Bank’s annual Turkeys Tackling Hunger has chosen a slightly different course this year.


Thursday morning, this was a line of shiny cars for sale at Abel’s Autohaus. By mid-day they were all total losses, having been run over by a pickup truck. SMDR photos/Anita Miller

Cape’s Dam is already fragmented from floodwaters. SMDR photo/Christopher Salinas

An unidentified man is dwarfed by the truck of a downed cypress tree along the Blanco River in the days immediately following the Memorial Day Weekend flood. SMDR photo/Dalton Sweat

Texas State University music major Madison Grumbles found a shady spot to study recently during a break between classes. SMDR photo/Gerald Castillo

Shown with the proclamation are (from left) County Judge Bert Cobb. Pct. 2 Commissioner Mark Jones, Pam Whjite, Kathy Lockett, Pct. 3 Commissioner Will Conley, Pct. 1 Commissioner Debbie Gonzales Ingalsbe and Pct. 4 Commissioner Ray Whisenant. SMDR photo/Anita Miller

College Football: Motivated Bobcats stare down big opportunity at No. 10 Florida State

By JOE VOZZELLI
Sports Editor

In the 272 days that have proceeded its season opener on Saturday at Florida State, Texas State hasn’t been short on reasons to stay motivated.

It’s not a secret to anyone who has followed the Bobcats closely that last season’s bowl snub has been at the forefront of their minds.

Permits show real costs of the flood

David Short/Business Editor

Three months after the his- toric and devastating Memo- rial Day Weekend flood, the cost of damage is beginning to emerge on the individual level, both residential and commercial, as permits for repairs are filed with the city.


Back L – R: Joshua Scally, Sr.; Claudia Calderon, Sr.; Brianna Pratt, Sr.; Matthew Curbow, Sr.; Felix Aguon, Sr.; Max Murdoch, Sr./ Front L – R Simone Sanborn, Sr.; Sarah Mock, Sr.; Madison Gish, Sr.; Linda Torres, Sr.; Caitlyn Banning, Sr.; Joe Merchant, Sr. Submitted photos

National Hispanic Scholars are Joe Merchant, Maximillan Murdoch and Caitlyn Banning.

AP with Honors students are Matthew Curbow and Madison Gish.

SMHS recognizes AP Scholars and National Hispanic Scholars

The College Board recently recognized 33 San Marcos High School students as Ad- vanced Placement (AP) scholars – including an AP National Scholar—and three students as National Hispanic Scholars, according to Debbie Smith, SMHS Director of the Acad- emy of Applied Sciences. SMHS students earned four designations of AP scholars. Students who were celebrated include:

Students sought for flood relief

Christopher Salinas/News Reporter

When students come to Texas State, academics and the university life tend to
be the main focus of their stay in San Marcos. How- ever, the Office of Commu- nity Relations is hoping to engage new and returning students with the commu- nity by assisting victims of the Memorial Day Weekend flood and helping them return to their homes.

2nd man charged in Dean murder

A man au- thorities say conspired with a former Texas police officer to kill the patrol- man’s pregnant girlfriend has been charged with capital murder, accord- ing to court records and law enforce- ment officials.

Texas Gov. Abbott heading to Mexico amid some friction

Repub- lican Gov. Greg Abbott is heading to Mexico for the first time since taking office and amid some tension between Texas and the state’s largest trading partner.

Abbott will meet with Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto during a three- day trip starting Sunday. It marks the first international visit for Abbott as governor.

Kentucky clerk won’t accept gay marriage deal, goes to jail

 A defiant county clerk refused a judge’s compro- mise offer on gay marriage that could have kept her out of jail on Thursday, saying she can’t promise not to interfere as her deputy clerks follow the law.

U.S. District Judge David Bunning said he had no choice but to jail Rowan County Clerk Kim Da-

Hays joining multiple agencies for Labor Day highway safety

A coalition of area law enforcement agencies will be joining efforts to curb impaired driving and boating on the roads and waterways in Central Texas during the Labor Day weekend. Agen- cies from Bell, Hays, McLen- nan, Travis and Williamson counties will be involved in this effort.

Stay water safe this Labor Day

Labor Day is the holiday that signals the end of summer and many families will head to the water to cool off. The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) urges Texans to help keep the holiday a happy one by watch- ing kids around water at all times.

Feature Friday: Home cooking for this trio of Bobcats

By JOE VOZZELLI
Sports Editor

When Texas State runs out onto the field at Doak Campbell Stadium on Saturday night, the players aren’t exactly expecting a warm reception to follow their arrival.

In fact, most of the 82,300 garnet and gold clad fans will likely be booing.

But, for a trio of Bobcats, they know of at least 170 or so people who won’t be joining the chorus of jeers. After all, Teron Fitzgerald, Kian Schoenborn and Gabe Schrade are returning to their home state for the first time in a Bobcat uniform.

High School Football: Rattlers chase 2-0 start, travel to Victoria East tonight

By ISHMAEL JOHNSON
Daily Record Sports

San Marcos caught a glimpse of the team it could be during its season opener.

Midway through the third quarter against East Central, after Prudencio Calderon’s 89-yard touchdown return, the Rattlers had the Hornets on the ropes with a 17-point lead.

The rest is history and while San Marcos (1-0) won, the final 45-44 score doesn’t give an indication of how in-control the Rattlers were until the East Central’s comeback.

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