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Adeline Smith SMDR photos/Carlie Porterfield

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Two summer programs for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students are collaborating to provide new language-learning opportunities for about 150 children. 


Downtown businesses were told that the construction on LBJ Drive would solve the flooding problem from rain that they’d experienced for years, but for some it hasn’t. And in the case of one, it’s actually gotten worse. “This time was worse,” Kristan Alvarez, owner of K n D’s Clothes, Shoes, Bags and Bling!, said. “It got all the way to the back room.” Rainfall amounts varied over town after Sunday’s stalled storm, but some gauges received more than four inches. Alvarez said when they came to clean it up Sunday night the water was approximately an inch deep throughout her store and that sandbag barriers placed out front by the city had done little good. “We just got done redoing the floors from the last flood,” Alvarez said. “We were closed all week. This is my business, my job. It’s how I make a living. I can’t afford to be closed all week like this.” After the last flood, Alvarez was told to file a claim with the contractor for reimbursement, but the contractor has since denied the claim telling her that it’s a city drainage problem. Her next step is to seek reimbursement from the city. “I’m totally done with it. They are going to have to do something about it. It’s so frustrating having just repaired everything from last time and now it happens again,” Alvarez said. Her neighbor next door, Gilbert Gomez with Royal Cleaners, is also frustrated with the situation. “My sister came in last night and found the water had come in 15-20 feet this time,” Gomez said. “Since the construction on LBJ finished, this is the second time it’s flooded. We were told the construction was to alleviate it but it hasn’t.” Owners of another store, Retro Exchange, were not available but there were sandbags both inside and outside their business. Other businesses on the block, which sit at a slightly higher elevation, had signs of debris pushed by water up against their doors. SMDR photo/David Short

David Short/Business Editor


Portraying their Aztec birth symbol — flower — are (back to audience) Rodney Hudnall and (left to right) Kai Lee, Alison Camacho and Andrea Contreras. Photos courtesy Rene Renteria Photography

The ceremony began with two lines of students snaking their way from behind the stage and forming a circle in the center of the huge Cuauhtemoc Hall dance floor.


San Marcos Police blocked off Wal-Mart while the Austin Bomb Squad searched the store's interior. SMDR photo/Anita Miller

10:14 a.m.

The Austin Police Department’s bomb squad found no explosives in a backpack a man said contained a bomb during an early-morning bomb threat at the Walmart in San Marcos.


San Marcos Park Rangers and other law enforcement on the scene at Sewell Park Saturday morning. Photo courtesy of Matthew Veloz

Anita Miller/Managing Editor


A row of rainbow flags waved high above downtown San Marcos from the Stonewall Warehouse Bar on Friday, hours after the U.S. Supreme Court declared same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states. SMDR photo/Anita Miller

Anita Miller/Managing Editor


Adeline Smith SMDR photos/Carlie Porterfield

Downtown businesses were told that the construction on LBJ Drive would solve the flooding problem from rain that they’d experienced for years, but for some it hasn’t. And in the case of one, it’s actually gotten worse. “This time was worse,” Kristan Alvarez, owner of K n D’s Clothes, Shoes, Bags and Bling!, said. “It got all the way to the back room.” Rainfall amounts varied over town after Sunday’s stalled storm, but some gauges received more than four inches. Alvarez said when they came to clean it up Sunday night the water was approximately an inch deep throughout her store and that sandbag barriers placed out front by the city had done little good. “We just got done redoing the floors from the last flood,” Alvarez said. “We were closed all week. This is my business, my job. It’s how I make a living. I can’t afford to be closed all week like this.” After the last flood, Alvarez was told to file a claim with the contractor for reimbursement, but the contractor has since denied the claim telling her that it’s a city drainage problem. Her next step is to seek reimbursement from the city. “I’m totally done with it. They are going to have to do something about it. It’s so frustrating having just repaired everything from last time and now it happens again,” Alvarez said. Her neighbor next door, Gilbert Gomez with Royal Cleaners, is also frustrated with the situation. “My sister came in last night and found the water had come in 15-20 feet this time,” Gomez said. “Since the construction on LBJ finished, this is the second time it’s flooded. We were told the construction was to alleviate it but it hasn’t.” Owners of another store, Retro Exchange, were not available but there were sandbags both inside and outside their business. Other businesses on the block, which sit at a slightly higher elevation, had signs of debris pushed by water up against their doors. SMDR photo/David Short

Portraying their Aztec birth symbol — flower — are (back to audience) Rodney Hudnall and (left to right) Kai Lee, Alison Camacho and Andrea Contreras. Photos courtesy Rene Renteria Photography

San Marcos Police blocked off Wal-Mart while the Austin Bomb Squad searched the store's interior. SMDR photo/Anita Miller

San Marcos Park Rangers and other law enforcement on the scene at Sewell Park Saturday morning. Photo courtesy of Matthew Veloz

A row of rainbow flags waved high above downtown San Marcos from the Stonewall Warehouse Bar on Friday, hours after the U.S. Supreme Court declared same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states. SMDR photo/Anita Miller

County will retain JP Pct. 1, Place 2

Anita Miller/Managing Editor

Applause broke out in the historic Hays County Courthouse on Tuesday as county commissioners unanimously agreed not to eliminate the position of Justice of the Peace Precinct 1, Place 2.

SMCISD OKs pay raises for teachers and others    

Christopher Salinas/News Reporter

San Marcos CISD employees get a salary increase and will not have to pay a premium for the basic health care plan provided by the district as a result of Monday’s school board meeting.

The devil’s in the details on city’s fluoride lawsuit

Editor’s note:

This is the first of a two-part series examining the pending lawsuit between the city of San Marcos and Communities for Thriving Water-Fluoride Free San Marcos.

David Short/Business Editor

City to celebrate 35th annual SummerFest

The 35th annual SummerFest will open at 6 p.m. on July 4 at San Marcos Plaza Park, 201 N. CM Allen Parkway, featuring live music, food booths, vendors, children’s activities and fireworks.

DPS upping DWI patrols for July 4th

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has increased DWI patrols for a 12-day period ending July 7. DPS troopers will focus DWI patrols in high-risk locations at times when alcohol-related crashes are most frequent.

Political correctness and the Confederate flag

Joseph Cotto/Columnist

More and more people want the Confederate flag gone immediately. Before getting too hasty, though, some things must be considered.

Independence Day’s importance

Tom Purcell/Columnist

“Beer, family gatherings and fireworks! Gosh, I love the Fourth of July!”

“Ah, yes, you unwittingly illustrate a growing challenge with Independence Day: too many Americans are unaware of the holiday’s real importance.”

College Athletics: Texas State loses money on athletic teams

By JOE VOZZELLI
Sports Editor
 
None of the 12 athletic teams at Texas State made a profit for the past two fiscal years based on budgetary documents that were released to the Daily Record through an open records request.
 
In fact, the Bobcats' football team, which posted a 7-5 campaign last season, actually operated at $3.27 million deficit during the 2015 fiscal year. 
 

Gallery Co-Director Billi London-Gray (left) poses with art-lovers Rachel Rollins and Krys Nelson at the 2014 reception for “Crónicas,” a show featuring works made in response to local oral histories archived by Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos. (Photo courtesy Zosima Gallery)

An untitled painting by Kelsey Huckaby which will be showing at the reception this Friday. (Photo courtesy Zosima Gallery)

This painting by Debangana Banerjee, entitled “Texas Wild Rice” is one of the many showing at Zosima this Friday. (Photo courtesy Zosima Gallery)

Zosima’s last exhibition

By CANDICE BRUSUELAS
Features Editor

 

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