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The future of the downtown lot i still up in the air. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY RUSSELL WILDE
Russell Wilde - Staff Reporter Right now it doesn’t look like much more than gravel and weeds surounded by stone blocks, but the city-owned lot at 214 E. Hutchison could make a big impact on downtown. What that impact should be depends on who you... more
  By Denise Cathey Staff Reporter San Marcos,TX – Dr. Mario Garza and Maria Rocha slip out of the city council chamber. In the lobby, the couple embrace each other as Rocha begins to cry. They’ve won a unanimous vote – allowing them to lay to rest... more
A car speeds through the intersection where a roundabout is planned. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY RUSSELL WILDE
Russell Wilde - Staff Reporter Thousands of students, cars, buses and bikes are coming to a head on the eastside of the Texas State University campus. The three-way intersection where Academy Street and Sessom Drive meet has been identified for... more
The future of the downtown lot i still up in the air. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY RUSSELL WILDE
Jeannette Chavez and Luis Garcia Jr. dance the zapateado together as part of the Guadalupe Dance Company’s performance on the patio at 6th Anniversary Celebration at Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY DENISE CATHEY
A car speeds through the intersection where a roundabout is planned. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY RUSSELL WILDE
Traffic along Aquarena Springs Drive has been taking a somewhat serpentine route in recent days, as ongoing construction has necessitated lane changes. City engineers say to expect more of the same until mid-October. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY ANITA MILLER
Two standup paddleboarders enjoy the San Marcos River on a very warm first day of fall Thursday. More autumn like temperatures and the possibility of rain are expected to enter our area in the coming days. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY RUSSELL WILDE

Run events planned for Rattler Reunion

A new wellness and health event is coming to San Marcos, sponsored by the San Marcos Rattler Alumni Association as part of their annual All Class reunion and Distinguished Alumni program. The event includes a number of events on Oct. 29, starting with the “first” San Marcos marathon  on a new certified course, that starts at the Embassy Suites and right in front of the new, fulfillment center.  

ESL classes helping to bridge language barrier many face

Rachel Willis - Daily Record Intern

Classes started Thursday evening for students at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. The material being taught is a little different from a traditional curriculum and the students being taught are a little older than the average pupil. 

The class is an English Language Learning and Life Skills for Adults course for Spanish speaking residents. Director of the program Jean Baggett opened up the first day of classes with a speech welcoming newcomers and honoring returning students.

Pictured are the Gary Job Corps students participating in the Peace Day Parade, along with Gary students from the Color Guard, Drill Team, Student Government Association and  HOPE organization. Also shown are Hays County Judge Bert Cobb, Hays County Sheriff Gary Cutler, Constable David Peterson, Pastor Dan Matlock, San Marcos Mayor Daniel Guerrero, Asst. Police Chief Dunn, San Marcos Chamber of Commerce Rebecca Ybarra-Ramirez, and Gary Job Corps Center Director Lonnie Hall. PHOTO COURTESY OF GARY JOB CORPS

Gary Job Corps organizes peace march

Students from the Gary Job Corps Center held a peace march beginning at The Calaboose Museum and ending at the Hays County Courthouse as part of the national Job Corps student-led anti-violence initiative, Youth 2 Youth:  Partners 4 Peace.  

The march coincided with the Y2Y mission to promote anti-violence initiatives both on- and off-center. Students started Youth 2 Youth, or Y2Y, with three basic aims: to talk about violence and aggression in their communities, to empower one another to prevent violence and aggression and to share their stories and talk about solutions.  

Earl Studdard holds an award he won for last year’s collaboration with St. Jude Children’s Hospital. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY BRIA PATTON

Local business owner teams up with charity

Bria Patton - Daily Record Intern

For the second year, a local businessman is teaming up with a charity to raise money.

Earl Studdard, owner of North Carolina Furniture Direct, said his business is involved in the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s Dream Home giveaway.

From Oct. 15 to Nov. 13, North Carolina Furniture Direct is sponsoring an open house at the dream home, located in northwest San Antonio. The house will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

San Marcos traffic report Sept. 25 - Oct. 1

WOODS ST: A segment of Woods St between Comanche and North Street will be closed during construction of the new Texas State University Engineering & Science Building until August 2018. Project Manager Scott Rouse, 512-245-2202.


CHARLES AUSTIN: At Charles Austin Dr., traffic will be converted to one way operation, northbound, from Aquarena Springs to Hopkins Street for football game traffic on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. City of San Marcos Traffic Dept., 512-618-5900


Isabella Caldera, Josiah Tello, Autumn Sanders, Andrew Martinez, Camille Presley, Chloey Burnett, Janelle Casarez, and Madalyn Glass.
5th grade students “make their mark” on the giant dot.

Bowie celebrates International Dot Day

Bowie Elementary recently celebrated International Dot Day on Thursday, Sept. 15 with special activities in the library.  

International Dot Day is a celebration of the children’s book The Dot by Peter Reynolds, and is a global effort to explore the themes of bravery, creativity, and self-expression.   

The Dot tells the story of a caring teacher who encourages a reluctant student to “make her mark.”  International Dot Day was celebrated in 140 countries this year on September 15, which is the anniversary date of the book’s publication.  



Dorothy ‘Dottie’ Payne Sims

Former Hays County Treasurer Dorothy “Dottie” Payne Sims passed away peacefully in her home with family on Sept. 20, 2016, at the age of 93. Born Dorothy Lucille Payne on Sept.

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