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The St. John’s Catholic Church Matlachines dance troupe, shown here in 2014, belongs to the Hays County Matlachines. Participants of all ages entertain audiences while honoring their faith, ancestry and culture. (St. John's Catholic Church)

LORI STEINDORF

Features Editor


Members of Highlights in action at the Barbershop Harmony Society’s Southwestern District Quartet Contest are tenor Jerry Cooper, lead Ron Melder, bass Mike Wilson and baritone Doug Peterson. (Heart Of Texas Chorus)

The 13th annual United We Sing Concert is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 13 at 3 p.m. in Evans Auditorium on the campus of Texas State University.  


Parks Ranger Scott Raven and Dianne Wassenich of the San Marcos River Foundation look over what remains of Cape’s Dam. City Council may decide its face tonight. SMDR photo/Christopher Salinas

Christopher Salinas/News Reporter


VFW Commander Dan West (left), Gary Tucker and Hays County Veterans Services Officer Jude Prather. SMDR photo/Anita Miller

Anita Miller/Managing Editor

Like too many of their neighbors, Sabrina and Gary Tucker had only moments to escape their Wimberley home early on May 24.


Lisa Tanksley, Mary Gutierrez, Andrew Frisch and Carla Caskey Sisk of ColorMix had one of the most elaborate booths, designed by Frisch. The 1950s style soda shope won Best of Show. SMDR photo/David Short

David Short/Business Editor

The 30th annual San Marcos Chamber of Commerce Business Expo is now over and by all accounts was the most successful ever.  


Country Music star Kip Moore told those gathered that he wanted to do something to create a safe place for kids. He spoke at the ribbon cutting for a skate park in Veteran’s Park on Mariposa Street. SMDR photos/Anita Miller

The St. John’s Catholic Church Matlachines dance troupe, shown here in 2014, belongs to the Hays County Matlachines. Participants of all ages entertain audiences while honoring their faith, ancestry and culture. (St. John's Catholic Church)

Members of Highlights in action at the Barbershop Harmony Society’s Southwestern District Quartet Contest are tenor Jerry Cooper, lead Ron Melder, bass Mike Wilson and baritone Doug Peterson. (Heart Of Texas Chorus)

Parks Ranger Scott Raven and Dianne Wassenich of the San Marcos River Foundation look over what remains of Cape’s Dam. City Council may decide its face tonight. SMDR photo/Christopher Salinas

VFW Commander Dan West (left), Gary Tucker and Hays County Veterans Services Officer Jude Prather. SMDR photo/Anita Miller

Lisa Tanksley, Mary Gutierrez, Andrew Frisch and Carla Caskey Sisk of ColorMix had one of the most elaborate booths, designed by Frisch. The 1950s style soda shope won Best of Show. SMDR photo/David Short

Country Music star Kip Moore told those gathered that he wanted to do something to create a safe place for kids. He spoke at the ribbon cutting for a skate park in Veteran’s Park on Mariposa Street. SMDR photos/Anita Miller

Texas State Notebook: Volleyball falters, soccer drops home opener

By ISHMAEL JOHNSON
Daily Record Sports

Texas State didn’t have a very good Friday night.

The volleyball team dropped two of its first games on the road to TCU and Arizona (The Bobcats swept in both games) and the women’s soccer team couldn’t find the equalizing goal in a 1-0 home loss to McNeese State.

In front of 1,795 fans in Fort Worth, Texas State fell in three sets (25-117, 25-15 and 25-17) to the Horned Frogs despite outblocking TCU six to four.

Running and Fitness: Today’s athletes are stronger, but injuries remain a concern

By MOE JOHNSON
Running with Moe

Having been an athletic trainer and strength coach for various teams from high school to the pros, the recent start of football found me looking at the number of injuries that are occurring.  

The three that caught my interest the most were knee injuries, hamstring pulls and Achilles tendon ruptures.  All deal with the leg and that pertains to runners as well.


Refraining from sitting this one out, dancers of all ages cannot contain their excitement as they square up, circle left and promenade. For several years now, the Wheel-N-Deals Square Dance Club has bolstered support for the traditional dance. There will be a San Marcos Square Dance Open House on Sept. 3 and again on Sept. 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Dunbar Recreation Center. (Don Rankin)

Wheel-N-Deals

DON RANKIN

Special To The Record

A Word About Recycling - August 30

For those of you who don’t receive the San Antonio Express-News, we thought an item in the Aug. 19 edition concerning garbage and recycling was interesting.
It appears under a new Pay as You Throw program, citizens will soon have a choice of three different sizes of brown garbage cart they need (the smaller, the less expensive). The city is hoping this choice will encourage more citizens to recycle so as to meet the city’s goal of a recycling rate of at least 60 percent by 2025.


First Lt. J. Anthony Plattsmier, left, and Cadet Airman 1st Class Cody Beyer walk toward a Civil Air Patrol Cessna 172 for an orientation flight. Visit www.gocivilairpatrol.com or www.capvolunteernow.com for more information. (Maj. Matthew Congrove)

Cadet Airman 1st Class Tyler Hartwick and Lt. Col. Michael Duc discuss protocol during a pre-flight briefing. (Maj. Matthew Congrove)

Cadet Airman 1st Class Tyler Hartwick and Lt. Col. Michael Duc stand in front of a Civil Air Patrol Cessna 172 at San Marcos Regional Airport. (Maj. Matthew Congrove)

Cadets end summer of flight

Seven youth members of the David Lee “Tex” Hill Composite Squadron took to the skies over Hill Country this summer.
The young adults, Civil Air Patrol cadets, were given the opportunity to fly as part of CAP’s orientation flight program.
“O-Flights,” as they’re called, are introductory in nature and teach cadets the basics of flying.
During the rides, a Civil Air Patrol pilot will instruct the cadets on proper techniques and procedures, aircraft instrumentation, radio communication protocols and more.

Exploring Nature with Jerry Hall: Bluebirds call this area home all year

People often try to attract two kinds of birds in our area, hummingbirds and bluebirds.
Since fall migration is under way, most all the hummers will shortly be gone, most headed for points south in Mexico and Central America.
Bluebirds, however, are year-round residents and will be around all winter.  
If you’d like to attract these cavity-nesting thrushes, bear in mind they prefer homes that are close to fields, pastures and open woodlands. They are definitely country and not city birds.

Answers to go with Susan Smith: The story behind the old cemetery

Each week hundreds of people call or visit the San Marcos Public Library to find information.  “Answers To Go” highlights recent questions. For information, visit the library at 625 East Hopkins, call 393-8200 or email the library though its website, www.sanmarcostx.gov/library.
Q: I heard that the original San Marcos cemetery was actually closer to downtown.  Can you tell me where it was and when it moved to the current site on Old Ranch Road 12?

Tax rate prompts two Sept. public hearings

At a special meeting last week, the Hays County Commissioners Court proposed a tax rate of 0.4670 per $100 of assessed valuation for FY 2016. The county’s 2016 fiscal year begins Oct. 1. 

Long-term recovery team forms

Four counties – Blanco, Caldwell, Guadalupe and Hays – have joined forces to coordinate the long-term recovery efforts from the Memorial Day Weekend flood and storms in conjunction with their affected cities. The recovery is expected to take as long as several years. 


San Marcos Fire Department Captain Jay Horton received a standing ovation as U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett presented him with a certificate. From left are San Marcos city council members Lisa Prewitt and Jude Prather, Horton, and Doggett. SMDR photo/David Short

Doggett lauds bravery exhibited during flood

David Short/Business Editor

U.S. Rep Lloyd Doggett came to San Marcos Friday to honor the six hundred plus first responders involved in the tragic Memorial Day Weekend flood, over 200 of whom were in attendance.

“Thank you to all who put the safety of your neighbors above your own,” said Doggett.

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