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Terri Hendrix is playing at Summer in the Park tonight at 7:30 p.m. (Photo courtesy terrihendrix.com)

By CANDICE BRUSUELAS

Features Editor

 

By CANDICE BRUSUELAS

Features Editor

 


Guy Trimble loved deep sea fishing and, on occasion, it loved him back. Photo courtesy of Sarah Taylor

A friend, a boss, an attitude

Anita Miller/Managing Editor

I first met Guy Trimble at a crime scene that wasn’t. 

University of Texas at Austin astronomers working with NASA’s Kepler mission have helped to discover the first near-Earth-sized planet around a Sun-like star in the “habitable zone,” the range of distances where liquid water c

Anita Miller/Managing Editor

A tubing accident apparently led to the drowning death of a man along the upper San Marcos River on Wednesday.


A black Angus bull had motorists scrambling as he ambled through parts of San Marcos on Wednesday. The first sighting was on Ranch Road 12. Later, he roamed the Texas State University campus, prompting officials to issue a timely warning for students and staff to be on the lookout. SMDR photo/Gerald Castillo

Terri Hendrix is playing at Summer in the Park tonight at 7:30 p.m. (Photo courtesy terrihendrix.com)

Guy Trimble loved deep sea fishing and, on occasion, it loved him back. Photo courtesy of Sarah Taylor

A black Angus bull had motorists scrambling as he ambled through parts of San Marcos on Wednesday. The first sighting was on Ranch Road 12. Later, he roamed the Texas State University campus, prompting officials to issue a timely warning for students and staff to be on the lookout. SMDR photo/Gerald Castillo

College Football: Texas State adds SMU to 2019, 2020 non-conference slates

By JOE VOZZELLI
Sports Editor

Athletic director Larry Teis laid out his goal for the football program in the coming years when it comes down to scheduling: At some point, he wants Texas State to remain within the confines of the Lone Star State for all of its non-conference games.

The Bobcats have already taken steps toward making that happen.

As expected, Texas State and Southern Methodist University announced on Wednesday morning that they had agreed to a home-and-home series in football.

Outdoors: Late schooling time creates perfect opportunity to fish Lake Bastrop

By JIM DARNELL
Outdoors

Some of the most fun fishing of the year is happening right now on Lake Bastrop.

Every summer huge numbers of hungry largemouth bass gather in deeper water — often in front of the dam — and gorge themselves on schools of threadfin shad. When they drive the shad to the surface, a feeding frenzy happens.  

Shad fly out of the water fleeing for their lives from the greedy bass. It’s quite a phenomenon of nature to witness. If you get the right lure into the melee chances are very good for a strike.

High School Football: Don’t miss out on the Rattler magazine

The Rattler magazine will be here before you know it.

San Marcos High School kicks off its football season at home against East Central on Friday, August 28, and the annual publication featuring the Rattler football teams, Diamond Line, Rattler band and cheerleaders will be available for purchase for the season opener.

Parent and family ads are now being sold at the San Marcos Daily Record. The deadline for submissions for family ads in the San Marcos High School football program is August 14. A 10 percent discount will be given to all ads placed on or before August 7.

How Hays County will prepare for the next flood

Dalton Sweat/Wimberley View

The quick actions of local officials and first responders saved countless lives the night of the flood. The decisions made to evacuate and shut down areas of Wimberley were literally lifesaving. But those decisions were made on educated guesses about just how high the river was going to rise. Now, entities around the region are coming together to solve that problem with technology.

P&Z approves sidewalk café plans for downtown

Christopher Salinas/News Reporter

The Planning and Zoning Commission approved a conditional use permit (CUP) at Tuesday’s meeting for a new restaurant coming downtown to sell mixed beverages on an existing property currently occupied by a retailer with plans to remodel the interior into two tenant spaces.

First candidate filings for city council deadline

David Short/Business Editor

It didn’t take long for the first two candidates to file for this year’s San Marcos city council races.

Scott Gregson filed Monday for the place 5 seat and Melissa Derrick filed for place 6.

Ryan Thomason and Shane Scott hold those two seats currently, but neither had filed for re-election as of press time yesterday.

Flood mitigation and fluoride

David Short/Business Editor

An update on the flood mitigation is among the items scheduled for Friday’s San Marcos City Council workshop and packet meeting.

Council members will also hear a presentation by Public Services Director Tom Taggart “regarding levels of naturally occurring fluoride” in the city’s water supply.

The meeting, which gets underway at 12 noon, will be held at city hall in the council chambers.

City asks for assistance with water quality testing

 The City of San Marcos Water Department is calling upon residents who are served by the City’s public water system to assist with an important public drinking water monitoring program. 


Staff with Hill Country’s Intellectual and Development Disability workshop work with clients on the new IPads.

The new IPads enable the addition of many more activities in the workshop curriculum.

Advanced Technology Workshop at Scheib

Hill Country’s Intellectual and Developmental Disability workshop staff have long dreamed of having touch screen tablets for client education.    Thanks to the First Presbyterian grant review board, the Scheib Center has been able to make this dream a reality.   Scheib was awarded a $4380 grant from the Mary Bonner Foundation earlier this year.  This generous grant enabled the Scheib Board to purchase 10 ipads with covers, which were recently given to the workshop clients.


Sandra Bannister, patient advocate at Ocean’s Behavioral Hospital, talks with Kirsten Ainsworth, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) about plans as the new San Marcos facility prepares for opening day.

New behavioral hospital opening in San Marcos

David Short/Business Editor

Oceans Healthcare, along with SRP Medical, is opening a new behavioral hospital aimed at serving the 55 and older San Marcos area residents.

Located at 1106 N. Interstate 35, the site of the old Gold’s Gym, the new facility opens officially on August 3.


The Gold Team may have been number one in their minds but actually they came in fifth in the Membership Event sales contest. Team Gold members include Brian Olson, Pam Gravis, Liz Castaneda, Ashley Brannan and Don Moore. Not pictured were Chase Katz and Jason Tarr.

Peter Bain never misses a chance to impress. Monica McNabb was recently featured as an outstanding Texas State grad in an ad run in Texas Monthly. Bain asked for an autograph and Monica informed him if he brought  her a magazine she would accommodate his request. Always prepared,  he wiped out the magazine getting a big laugh out of McNabb and she promptly signed it.

San Marcos Chamber holds Membership Event to improve local business

The Membership Event held last week by the San Marcos Chamber netted 124 new members to help build San Marcos into a better place to do business. Teams were formed and honors were handed out at a celebration held at the Embassy Suites in San Marcos.

Preseason previews: A true one-two punch for Texas State at tailback

By JOE VOZZELLI
Sports Editor

Editor’s note: This is the second in an eight-part series previewing each of the units on the Texas State football team leading up to the start of fall practice on Aug. 6.

By statistics alone, Texas State was one of the best offenses in the Sun Belt last season.

While Georgia Southern and Arkansas State garnered most of the attention around Sun Belt circles, the Bobcats quietly made their mark and sat amongst the top three in the conference in most offensive categories last season.

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