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Cape’s Dam, best seen from downstream, is barely hanging on. Only the center portion represents what the structure used to look like.  DAILY RECORD PHOTOs BY ANITA MILLER

 
Anita Miller - Managing Editor There’s a thing about progress. It can take away paradise, one little piece at a time. That’s what some in San Marcos say will happen when Cape’s Dam is removed and water no longer flows into the Mill Race. A peaceful... more

Fire department personnel comfort a young girl who has been given a “junior firefighter’s” hat. Three children were in a Ford pickup that rear-ended a small hatchback Thursday afternoon on the West Access Road just north of Wonder World Drive. Two adults were transported by EMS for treatment. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY ANITA MILLER

 
By JOE VOZZELLISports Editor Rain, rain go away.   Unfortunately for Sun Belt Tournament organizers, the rain wasn't the only problem on Thursday night. In fact, it was the lesser of the two issues as persistent lightning forced the postponement of... more

A Texas A&M Forest Service chainsaw team works to remove dead tree debris Tuesday from near the Blanco River that runs through the John Knox Presbyterian Camp. (Photo by Texas A&M Forest Service)

 
Lori Steindorf Features Editor   Sustaining severe property damage last year due to the Memorial Day floods, the John Knox Presbyterian Camp is undergoing a dead tree debris cleanup this week to promote growth and habitat. Texas A&M Forest... more

A Texas A&M Forest Service chainsaw team works to remove dead tree debris Tuesday from near the Blanco River that runs through the John Knox Presbyterian Camp. (Photo by Texas A&M Forest Service)

 
Lori Steindorf Features Editor   Sustaining severe property damage last year due to the Memorial Day floods, the John Knox Presbyterian Camp is undergoing a dead tree debris cleanup this week to promote growth and habitat. Texas A&M Forest... more
By JOE VOZZELLISports Editor Texas State and Louisiana-Lafayette have been familiar bedfellows at the Sun Belt Tournament.    Need some evidence?    Here you go: When the Bobcats (31-26) and Ragin' Cajuns (38-19) face off at 7:30 p.m. tonight inside... more

Cape’s Dam, best seen from downstream, is barely hanging on. Only the center portion represents what the structure used to look like.  DAILY RECORD PHOTOs BY ANITA MILLER

 

Fire department personnel comfort a young girl who has been given a “junior firefighter’s” hat. Three children were in a Ford pickup that rear-ended a small hatchback Thursday afternoon on the West Access Road just north of Wonder World Drive. Two adults were transported by EMS for treatment. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY ANITA MILLER

 

A Texas A&M Forest Service chainsaw team works to remove dead tree debris Tuesday from near the Blanco River that runs through the John Knox Presbyterian Camp. (Photo by Texas A&M Forest Service)

 

A Texas A&M Forest Service chainsaw team works to remove dead tree debris Tuesday from near the Blanco River that runs through the John Knox Presbyterian Camp. (Photo by Texas A&M Forest Service)

 

2 people missing in Austin floods as storms sweep Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Five people were rescued from the roof of a home by helicopter and two more are missing after torrential rain caused floods that closed roads and prompted evacuations in the Austin area.

Travis County Emergency Services spokeswoman Lisa Block said Friday that up to 9 inches of rain fell in parts of the county overnight.

Cape’s Dam, best seen from downstream, is barely hanging on. Only the center portion represents what the structure used to look like.  DAILY RECORD PHOTOs BY ANITA MILLER

 

The water is clear and serene in the Mill Race. Some in San Marcos lament that it will dry up if Cape’s Dam is removed.

 

Turtles hang out on a stump protruding from the water along the Mill Race at Thompson’s Islands. 

 

Pleading for a little piece of paradise

Anita Miller - Managing Editor

There’s a thing about progress. It can take away paradise, one little piece at a time.

Fire department personnel comfort a young girl who has been given a “junior firefighter’s” hat. Three children were in a Ford pickup that rear-ended a small hatchback Thursday afternoon on the West Access Road just north of Wonder World Drive. Two adults were transported by EMS for treatment. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY ANITA MILLER

 

Two hurt in crash

Students had balloons and glitter, but broke nothing, school says

David Short - Business Editor

As the school year closes down and preparations continue for Saturday night’s San Marcos High School graduation, the investigation into last weekend’s break-in by students continues.

“Police were called at approximately 12:30 a.m. Monday morning,” Karen Griffith, interim superintendent, said.  

Mark Stedman, a dedicated 30-year educator and Science Department head, is pictured here, funning around with three of four scholars who chose him as their distinguished educator.  Stedman is centered with scholars (left to right) Brandon Mann, Itzel Osornia, and Joshua Scally. PHOTO COURTESY OF LINDA JALUFKA

 

SMEF honored distinguished scholars

The San Marcos Education Foundation (SMEF) honored the 2016 San Marcos High School Distinguished Scholars Thursday, May 26, in the high school’s Performing Arts Center.  The top 10 percent of the 2016 senior class have worked hard throughout their high school career to reach this level of honor.  Forty-two seniors with family, friends, and local officials attended a red carpet event to recognize this level of achievement.

Pictured are teams that participated in the Billiard Challenge, Gary Job Corps, city of San Marcos, CFAN, Mensor, Altra Industrial Motion, and “Coach Farmer,” San Marcos Corporate Challenge Coordinator. Next Corporate Challenge will be darts. PHOTO COURTESY OF GARY JOB CORPS

 

San Marcos Corporate Challenge Billiard Tournament

The San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring the San Marcos Corporate Challenge.  The challenge pits local companies in sports challenges to claim the title of Best in the City at the end of the 10 sport challenge season.  

Villanueva is new principal for De Zavala Elementary

On Monday, May 23, the San Marcos School Board approved the appointment of Elena Villanueva as the new principal of De Zavala Elementary School. She brings with her a wealth of experience as a principal, counselor, and bilingual teacher. Most recently, Villanueva has served as an assistant principal of Haltom High School, Birdville ISD, in Haltom City, Texas, near Fort Worth. 

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Food

If you’re trying to cut back on carbohydrates in your diet, kale chips are a delicious substitute for potato chips. (Photo by Jo Hackett/Hays County Master Gardener)

If you aren’t growing your own kale, you can find it at your Farmers Market or in the produce section of your grocery store.
 Ingredients:  
• One bunch of fresh kale

Obituaries

Rose Marie Duvall, formerly of Dripping Springs, Texas, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away in Lockhart, Texas after a long illness, on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at th

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