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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

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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

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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

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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

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A neighborhood pool is a safe place to learn canoeing, and that’s what Rhett Herzog (left) and Tyler Peoples, both from San Marcos Cub Scout Pack 106 were doing at Twilight Camp last week. SMDR photos/David Short

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For more than eight years, the Blanco Vista Twilight Camp has taught young cub scouts new skills and enabled them to reach goals in their merit badges.


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

A neighborhood pool is a safe place to learn canoeing, and that’s what Rhett Herzog (left) and Tyler Peoples, both from San Marcos Cub Scout Pack 106 were doing at Twilight Camp last week. SMDR photos/David Short

Mid-Texas Symphony recieves Rotary Club grant

The Mid-Texas Symphony is the proud recipient of an $850 grant from the Rotary Club of Seguin. The check was presented during a brief ceremony at the Big Red Barn last week to Mid-Texas Symphony’s incoming president, Patt Linden.
Rotary Club President Ryan Kuhn presented the check after thanking the many nonprofits of Seguin whose works makes our community a better place to live.

Galveston Heritage Festival to celebrate the ‘Ellis Island of the West’

Book your passage now for Galveston Historical Foundation’s newest event, the Galveston Heritage Festival. Enjoy music, food and entertainment from numerous cultural groups and organizations from throughout Texas while learning more about the early days of immigration through the Port of Galveston.
Held in Kempner Park at 27th and Avenue O, the event opens its gates at 10 a.m. and concludes at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15.

Hero cat awarded Hero Dog Award

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For the first time, a Los Angeles shelter’s Hero Dog award has gone to a cat.
In May 2014, Tara the cat fought off a dog that attacked her 6-year-old owner as he rode his bicycle in the driveway of the family’s Bakersfield home.
Tara body-slammed Scrappy, a chow-mix that lived next door, when the dog got out of his yard, ran for Jeremy Triantafilo, grabbed his leg and started shaking from side-to-side. Tara chased the dog toward its home. It was later euthanized.

Martinez-Muñoz Wedding Announcement

Ms. Cindy Martinez and Mr. James Muñoz were united in marriage on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at the chapel at Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Luis Martinez of Martindale. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cleto and Carmen Luera of San Marcos and the late Mr. and Mrs. Jesus and Epifania Martinez of Martindale.

Answers to go with Susan Smith: Canyon Lake Levels

By SUSAN SMITH

Daily Record Columnist

 

Each week hundreds of people call or visit the San Marcos Public Library to find information.  “Answers•To•Go” highlights recently received questions. Please visit the library at 625 East Hopkins, call 393-8200 for information over the phone, or e-mail us through our web-page at www.sanmarcostx.gov/library.


Gary Job Corps Mmanagers and directors served students supper in preparation of their departure for the Summer Break. Students left on Friday and will return July 13.  The students on the Gary Job Corps Center celebrate two breaks during the year one being the Summer Break and the other Winter during the end of December and start of January. Gary Job Corps is a vocational training facility funded by the Department of Labor training in over 20 vocational trades, GED and High School Diploma programs, and driver’s education. Pictured are left to right Juanita Lopez, lunchroom staff; Rhea Viernes-Medina, deputy director student training; Andrea Bulkley, human resources trainer; Jose Saracco, property manager, Raiza Lima, lunchroom staff, and welding student Dean Peace.

Serving students one last time

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