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Firefighter Jake Sedovic (left), demonstrates to trainees Matthew Felton and Pablo Nieto how to use a hip grip when operating a fire hose for the “Hose Handling” training at San Marcos Fire Station 3. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY DENISE CATHEY

Jason Montgomery,

Tara Pohlmeyer - Staff Reporter Jason Montgomery, a U.S. Navy veteran and Texas State University alumnus, is one of the four men running for the unexpired one-year term of Place 3 on the San Marcos City Council.  Montgomery, who has no relation to... more

Members of the Hays County Historical Commission posed with county commissioners and Judge Bert Cobb on Tuesday as Chairman Kate Johnson holds a Distinguished Service Award from the Texas Historical Commission. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY ANITA MILLER

First grade teacher Ashley Garza reads to her students from the book, “First Day Jitters,” by Julie Danneburg, while asking them to touch their noses if they wanted to stay in bed that morning on the first day of the school year at Travis Elementary.  DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY DENISE CATHEY

First grade teacher Ashley Garza reads to her students from the book, “First Day Jitters,” by Julie Danneburg, while asking them to touch their noses if they wanted to stay in bed that morning on the first day of the school year at Travis Elementary.

DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY DENISE CATHEY

 

GALLERY: First grade teacher Ashley Garza reads to her students from the book, “First Day Jitters,” by Julie Danneburg, while asking them to touch their noses if they wanted to stay in bed that morning on the first day of the school year at Travis... more
Jose Tarango
Anita Miller - Managing Editor | An 18-year-old San Marcos man shot in the head at an apartment complex over the weekend remained in critical condition at University Medical Center Brackenridge in Austin, authorities confirmed Monday. Jose Tarango,... more
The normally chaotic move-in weekend at Texas State University dorms went smoothly thanks to a lot of volunteers and a break from predicted downpours. Instead, San Marcos only had rain showers. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY GERALD CASTILLO

The normally chaotic move-in weekend at Texas State University dorms went smoothly thanks to a lot of volunteers and a break from predicted downpours. Instead, San Marcos only had rain showers. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY GERALD CASTILLO

The normally chaotic move-in weekend at Texas State University dorms went smoothly thanks to a lot of volunteers and a break from predicted downpours. Instead, San Marcos only had rain showers.

Firefighter Jake Sedovic (left), demonstrates to trainees Matthew Felton and Pablo Nieto how to use a hip grip when operating a fire hose for the “Hose Handling” training at San Marcos Fire Station 3. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY DENISE CATHEY

Jason Montgomery,

Members of the Hays County Historical Commission posed with county commissioners and Judge Bert Cobb on Tuesday as Chairman Kate Johnson holds a Distinguished Service Award from the Texas Historical Commission. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY ANITA MILLER

First grade teacher Ashley Garza reads to her students from the book, “First Day Jitters,” by Julie Danneburg, while asking them to touch their noses if they wanted to stay in bed that morning on the first day of the school year at Travis Elementary.  DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY DENISE CATHEY

First grade teacher Ashley Garza reads to her students from the book, “First Day Jitters,” by Julie Danneburg, while asking them to touch their noses if they wanted to stay in bed that morning on the first day of the school year at Travis Elementary.

DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY DENISE CATHEY

 

Jose Tarango
The normally chaotic move-in weekend at Texas State University dorms went smoothly thanks to a lot of volunteers and a break from predicted downpours. Instead, San Marcos only had rain showers. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY GERALD CASTILLO

The normally chaotic move-in weekend at Texas State University dorms went smoothly thanks to a lot of volunteers and a break from predicted downpours. Instead, San Marcos only had rain showers. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY GERALD CASTILLO

Selena-inspired essay contest launched

Young people throughout the San Marcos area are contributing original essays — in Spanish or English — responding to the words of Texas music sensation Selena Quintanilla on the value of learning a second language and embracing one’s cultural origins: “I feel very proud to be Mexican.  I didn’t have the opportunity to learn Spanish when I was a girl, but it’s never too late to get in touch with your roots.”

‘Shelter Bingo’ event Friday

 The San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter will host a Shelter Bingo Night Aug. 26 from 7-10 p.m. at the Old Fish Hatchery, 206 C.M. Allen Parkway. 

 Bingo cards are $10 for the first card and $5 for additional cards, and will be available for cash at the door or online at shelterbingonight.eventbrite.com. The event will feature fun prizes, a concession stand/bake sale, and animals available for adoption.

• Submitted by the city of San Marcos 

 

During the first week of school, representatives of the Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) brought by Central Office a collection of backpacks and school supplies collected by their employees for the students of San Marcos CISD. Many thanks to Nevin Heiser and Debby Lawrence for bringing these welcomed supplies and to the employees of CTMC for their donations. Kathy Callender, Sonya Gonzales, Jessie Sanchez, Nevin Heiser, Rosie Mendez, Nancy Cowley and Debby Lawrence. PHOTO COURTESY OF SAN MARCOS CISD

 

Christina Hammonds of UTC Aerospace Systems in San Marcos brought by a collection of backpacks and school supplies to Central Office this week. The Human Resources Department, under the direction of Denise Collazo, collected the supplies from employees. Superintendent Michael Cardona is shown in the photo, thanking Hammonds for the much-needed supplies. PHOTO COURTESY OF GEORGANNE LOGUE/SAN MARCOS CISD

 

SMHS music program earns prestigious national award

San Marcos High School (SMHS) has been honored with the SupportMusic Merit Award from the National Association of Music Merchangs (NAMM) foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. SMHS joins 118 schools across the country in receiving the prestigious award this year. 

The SupportMusic Merit Award is awarded to individual schools that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students. 

Firefighter Jake Sedovic (left), demonstrates to trainees Matthew Felton and Pablo Nieto how to use a hip grip when operating a fire hose for the “Hose Handling” training at San Marcos Fire Station 3. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY DENISE CATHEY

Firefighter John Craft instructs trainees Matthew Felton, Pablo Nieto, and Thomas Courchesne in the proper grip and position for using the hip grip method of handling a fire hose while firefighter Jake Sedovic looks on at the ‘Hose Handling’ training at the San Marcos Fire Department Station 3.

 

Firefighter John Craft demonstrates the hip grip method of handling a fire hose which gives a firefighter more control in directing the spray by using the body’s own mechanics at the ‘Hose Handling’ training at the San Marcos Fire Department Station 3. 

 

Learning the basics

Burglary spike prompts warning from SM police

The San Marcos Police Department is urging residents to take common, easy steps to safeguard their belongings and vehicles. 

“The beginning of the semester is an active time for vehicle burglaries and thefts,” said Bob Klett, Assistant Chief of Police. “We’re asking all residents, especially newcomers and students, to protect their valuables and safeguard their vehicles.” 

 Police are asking residents to:

• Lock their vehicles

• Take valuable belongings and car keys with them

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The San Marcos Area Community Chorus gives a stirring performance at a recent “United We Sing” concert resulting in a standing ovation. PHOTO COURTESY OF SAN MARCOS AREA COMMUNITY CHORUS

 

The 14th annual “United We Sing” concert will be presented Sunday, Sept. 11 at 3 p.m. at Evans Auditorium on the Texas State University campus.  

Obituaries

Ernest Wayne Williams

 

Ernest Wayne Williams, 76, of La Grange, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016.  

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