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San Marcos CISD custodians like Alan Zamora of Bowie Elementary are busy deep cleaning district campuses in preparation for the new school year. The first day of school is Aug. 22. PHOTO COURTESY OF IRIS CAMPBELL/SAN MARCOS CISD

San Marcos CISD custodians like Alan Zamora of Bowie Elementary are busy deep cleaning district campuses in preparation for the new school year. The first day of school is Aug. 22. PHOTO COURTESY OF IRIS CAMPBELL/SAN MARCOS CISD

San Marcos CISD custodians like Alan Zamora of Bowie Elementary are busy deep cleaning district campuses in preparation for the new school year. The first day of school is Aug. 22. PHOTO COURTESY OF IRIS CAMPBELL/SAN MARCOS CISD
San Marcos CISD teacher Sara Torres, shown here with students, recently learned she has been chosen for the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. She was nominated by Texas State Professor Dr. Laura Rodriguez. Torres was the 2014 Travis Elementary Teacher of the Year. PHOTO COURTESY OF IRIS CAMPBELL/SAN MARCOS CISD

San Marcos CISD teacher Sara Torres, shown here with students, recently learned she has been chosen for the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. She was nominated by Texas State Professor Dr. Laura Rodriguez. Torres was the 2014 Travis Elementary Teacher of the Year. PHOTO COURTESY OF IRIS CAMPBELL/SAN MARCOS CISD

San Marcos CISD teacher Sara Torres, shown here with students, recently learned she has been chosen for the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. She was nominated by Texas State Professor Dr. Laura Rodriguez. Torres was... more
San Marcos fire crews rushed to the Autumn Chase Apartments to battle a blaze that broke out in an upstairs unit. It occurred around 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the complex which is located in the 1600 block of North Interstate 35 in San Marcos. Daily Record Photo by Denise Cathey.

San Marcos fire crews rushed to the Autumn Chase Apartments to battle a blaze that broke out in an upstairs unit. It occurred around 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the complex which is located in the 1600 block of North Interstate 35 in San Marcos. Daily Record Photo by Denise Cathey.

San Marcos fire crews rushed to the Autumn Chase Apartments to battle a blaze that broke out in an upstairs unit. It occurred around 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the complex which is located in the 1600 block of North Interstate 35 in San Marcos. Daily... more
Graphic courtesy of Abby Gillfillan / City of San Marcos
Tara Pohlmeyer - Staff Reporter | The review period for the city’s land development code rewrite, or CodeSMTX, has been extended to Aug. 5. According to the city, 35 individuals have commented via the online document or through email, providing 521... more
Amazon.com Operations Manager Stephen Williams shows FAMA campers how to use and access websites on the donated Fire Tablets at Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY DENISE CATHEY

Amazon.com Operations Manager Stephen Williams shows FAMA campers how to use and access websites on the donated Fire Tablets at Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY DENISE CATHEY

GALLERY: Amazon.com donated Fire Tablets and gift cards to the FAMA camp, sponsored by NASA, at Centro Cultural de Hispano San Marcos. 
Texas State sophomore Inoke Langi (No. 81) was named to the Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award Watch List (Photo by Kelley Spencer/ Texas State Athletics)
By ISHMAEL JOHNSON Daily Record Sports Inoke Langi’s first season at a skill position could be a big one. At least according to the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame who named Langi to the 2016 Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award... more
San Marcos CISD custodians like Alan Zamora of Bowie Elementary are busy deep cleaning district campuses in preparation for the new school year. The first day of school is Aug. 22. PHOTO COURTESY OF IRIS CAMPBELL/SAN MARCOS CISD

San Marcos CISD custodians like Alan Zamora of Bowie Elementary are busy deep cleaning district campuses in preparation for the new school year. The first day of school is Aug. 22. PHOTO COURTESY OF IRIS CAMPBELL/SAN MARCOS CISD

San Marcos CISD teacher Sara Torres, shown here with students, recently learned she has been chosen for the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. She was nominated by Texas State Professor Dr. Laura Rodriguez. Torres was the 2014 Travis Elementary Teacher of the Year. PHOTO COURTESY OF IRIS CAMPBELL/SAN MARCOS CISD

San Marcos CISD teacher Sara Torres, shown here with students, recently learned she has been chosen for the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. She was nominated by Texas State Professor Dr. Laura Rodriguez. Torres was the 2014 Travis Elementary Teacher of the Year. PHOTO COURTESY OF IRIS CAMPBELL/SAN MARCOS CISD

San Marcos fire crews rushed to the Autumn Chase Apartments to battle a blaze that broke out in an upstairs unit. It occurred around 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the complex which is located in the 1600 block of North Interstate 35 in San Marcos. Daily Record Photo by Denise Cathey.

San Marcos fire crews rushed to the Autumn Chase Apartments to battle a blaze that broke out in an upstairs unit. It occurred around 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the complex which is located in the 1600 block of North Interstate 35 in San Marcos. Daily Record Photo by Denise Cathey.

Graphic courtesy of Abby Gillfillan / City of San Marcos
Amazon.com Operations Manager Stephen Williams shows FAMA campers how to use and access websites on the donated Fire Tablets at Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY DENISE CATHEY

Amazon.com Operations Manager Stephen Williams shows FAMA campers how to use and access websites on the donated Fire Tablets at Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY DENISE CATHEY

Texas State sophomore Inoke Langi (No. 81) was named to the Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award Watch List (Photo by Kelley Spencer/ Texas State Athletics)
Rick Hernandez

Hernandez remembered as civil servant

Tara Pohlmeyer - Staff Reporter |

Richard Hernandez, best known to others as a civil servant, loyal community member, family man and friend, passed away suddenly on Monday. 

Hernandez served on the San Marcos City Council in Place 3 from 1987 to 1993, and Place 6 from 1994 to 2000. Before joining the council, he served for seven years on the planning and zoning commission. 

The San Marcos Hastings, in SanMar Plaza, is advertising its going out of business sale. Daily Record Photo by Colton Ashabranner

San Marcos Hastings in process of closing

Colton Ashbranner - Special to the Record |

After filing bankruptcy, Hastings Entertainment Inc. will close all stores before the end of October.

There is no word on when the San Marcos Hastings located in the SanMar Plaza will officially close its doors. However, the chain is currently under the liquidation process.

“I remember coming here with my family when I was younger and renting the same TV shows over and over,” said Dominique Price, student at Texas State University. “It’s sad to see it close, when it brings back so many memories.”

RBFCU repeats as one of nation’s best

Anita Miller - Managing Editor |

For the third consecutive year, Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union (RBFCU) has made the prestigious DepositAccounts list of its top 200 Healthiest Credit Unions in America, a feat that only 42 credit unions nationwide have accomplished.

“To keep performing at that level is a big deal,” Patrick Russo of DepositAccounts said. “It’s a continued affirmation for their members that they’re doing a great job with their assets and their deposits.”

H-E-B's developable area is in green, with the blue area remaining as open space.

New H-E-B plan now going to council

Tara Pohlmeyer - Staff Reporter |

The planning and zoning commission approved a zoning change for a possible third H-E-B in town at their meeting on Tuesday night.

The proposed store would sit at the northwest corner of Wonder World Drive and Hunter Road, across from the CVS and Elysian at Purgatory Creek apartments.

Residents showed up for the public hearing on the property, with some singing the praises of the grocery store company and others worried about the chosen location. Flooding, traffic and the environmental impact were among the concerns.

Anabel Sanchez will dance with Cuicani In Xochitl from Dallas, in a special performance at Cuauhtemoc Hall Sunday, Sept. 18. PHOTO COURTESY OF INDIGENOUS CULTURES INSTITUTE

Condor Danza joins, supports Mermaid Week celebrations

Indigenous Cultures Institute (ICI) was invited to join the Mermaid Society and present its pre-powwow show as the grand finale of the first Mermaid Week SMTX 2016 festival, scheduled from Sept. 10 through 18.  The indigenous Condor Danza event is set for Sunday, Sept 18. from 3: to 5:30 p.m. at Cuauhtemoc Hall, 1100 Patton Street in San Marcos.

CTE documentary with local ties will be shown tonight

Tara Pohlmeyer - Staff Reporter |

“In the beginning, I didn’t believe that CTE was real.” 

Rebecca Carpenter, the sister of San Marcos City Council member Lisa Prewitt, began the process of researching Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, or CTE, after her father Lew Carpenter, a world champion running back, was diagnosed with the disease postmortem. 

Burnet added to counties housing inmates

Anita Miller - Managing Editor

Hays County Commissioners gave the approval Tuesday to expand the list of counties Hays inmates may be housed at. The vote was unanimous to enter into an agreement with Burnet County.

Hays has been outsourcing inmates since April, beginning with Guadalupe County and later adding Bastrop, Caldwell, Gillespie and Walker counties. But last week, Capt. Mike Davenport of the Hays County Sheriff’s Office told the court, Caldwell County said they can no longer accept Hays inmates.

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Sponsored by the Price Center, Terri Hendrix performs at 7:30 tonight for the Summer in the Park Concert Series in San Marcos Plaza Park. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to the San Marcos Activity Center. (Photo by Mary Keating Bruton)

 

LORI STEINDORF

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Obituaries

Richard James Hernandez

Richard James Hernandez, Sr. resident of San Marcos, was received in the hands of our Heavenly Father on July 24, 2016 at the age of 60. Born Nov.

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