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From left to right are membership committee representatives Shelley Henry, Sherri Bilson, Sara Lee Underwood, Naomi Narvaiz and Marianne Moore. PHOTO COURTESY OF MARIANNE MOORE

The Heritage Association of San Marcos is hosting a membership event on Sunday, Aug. 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. Current and prospective new members are invited to the Charles S. Cock House, 400 E. Hopkins St.,  to enjoy ice cream sundaes and a history... more
There’s plenty of action already at the old shopping center. The Spot entertainment center is currently under construction. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY ANITA MILLER

There’s plenty of action already at the old shopping center. The Spot entertainment center is currently under construction. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY ANITA MILLER

Laura Aebi - Staff Reporter | The Planning and Zoning Commission approved three items related to the future of the Springtown Mall Tuesday.  Developers planning a 30,000-square-foot retail and apartment loft property requested multiple... more
Hays County Pct. 4 Constable Ron Hood is asking the county to rollover funding for more “Your Speed” signs like this one on Hopkins Street. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY ANITA MILLER

Hays County Pct. 4 Constable Ron Hood is asking the county to rollover funding for more “Your Speed” signs like this one on Hopkins Street. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY ANITA MILLER

Anita Miller - Managing Editor | More personnel to help respond to rapid growth was an underlying current Tuesday in the weekly meeting of the Commissioners Court as constables and Emergency Management Coordinator Kharley Smith made their requests... more
Young people throughout the San Marcos area are contributing original essays — in Spanish or English — responding to the words of Texas music sensation Selena Quintanilla on the value of learning a second language and embracing one’s cultural... more
During the first week of school, representatives of the Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) brought by Central Office a collection of backpacks and school supplies collected by their employees for the students of San Marcos CISD. Many thanks to Nevin Heiser and Debby Lawrence for bringing these welcomed supplies and to the employees of CTMC for their donations. Kathy Callender, Sonya Gonzales, Jessie Sanchez, Nevin Heiser, Rosie Mendez, Nancy Cowley and Debby Lawrence. PHOTO COURTESY OF SAN MARCOS CISD

During the first week of school, representatives of the Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) brought by Central Office a collection of backpacks and school supplies collected by their employees for the students of San Marcos CISD. Many thanks to Nevin Heiser and Debby Lawrence for bringing these welcomed supplies and to the employees of CTMC for their donations. Kathy Callender, Sonya Gonzales, Jessie Sanchez, Nevin Heiser, Rosie Mendez, Nancy Cowley and Debby Lawrence. PHOTO COURTESY OF SAN MARCOS CISD

 

During the first week of school, representatives of the Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) brought by Central Office a collection of backpacks and school supplies collected by their employees for the students of San Marcos CISD. Many thanks to... more
Christina Hammonds of UTC Aerospace Systems in San Marcos brought by a collection of backpacks and school supplies to Central Office this week. The Human Resources Department, under the direction of Denise Collazo, collected the supplies from employees. Superintendent Michael Cardona is shown in the photo, thanking Hammonds for the much-needed supplies. PHOTO COURTESY OF GEORGANNE LOGUE/SAN MARCOS CISD

Christina Hammonds of UTC Aerospace Systems in San Marcos brought by a collection of backpacks and school supplies to Central Office this week. The Human Resources Department, under the direction of Denise Collazo, collected the supplies from employees. Superintendent Michael Cardona is shown in the photo, thanking Hammonds for the much-needed supplies. PHOTO COURTESY OF GEORGANNE LOGUE/SAN MARCOS CISD

 

Christina Hammonds of UTC Aerospace Systems in San Marcos brought by a collection of backpacks and school supplies to Central Office this week. The Human Resources Department, under the direction of Denise Collazo, collected the supplies from... more

From left to right are membership committee representatives Shelley Henry, Sherri Bilson, Sara Lee Underwood, Naomi Narvaiz and Marianne Moore. PHOTO COURTESY OF MARIANNE MOORE

There’s plenty of action already at the old shopping center. The Spot entertainment center is currently under construction. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY ANITA MILLER

There’s plenty of action already at the old shopping center. The Spot entertainment center is currently under construction. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY ANITA MILLER

Hays County Pct. 4 Constable Ron Hood is asking the county to rollover funding for more “Your Speed” signs like this one on Hopkins Street. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY ANITA MILLER

Hays County Pct. 4 Constable Ron Hood is asking the county to rollover funding for more “Your Speed” signs like this one on Hopkins Street. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY ANITA MILLER

During the first week of school, representatives of the Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) brought by Central Office a collection of backpacks and school supplies collected by their employees for the students of San Marcos CISD. Many thanks to Nevin Heiser and Debby Lawrence for bringing these welcomed supplies and to the employees of CTMC for their donations. Kathy Callender, Sonya Gonzales, Jessie Sanchez, Nevin Heiser, Rosie Mendez, Nancy Cowley and Debby Lawrence. PHOTO COURTESY OF SAN MARCOS CISD

During the first week of school, representatives of the Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) brought by Central Office a collection of backpacks and school supplies collected by their employees for the students of San Marcos CISD. Many thanks to Nevin Heiser and Debby Lawrence for bringing these welcomed supplies and to the employees of CTMC for their donations. Kathy Callender, Sonya Gonzales, Jessie Sanchez, Nevin Heiser, Rosie Mendez, Nancy Cowley and Debby Lawrence. PHOTO COURTESY OF SAN MARCOS CISD

 

Christina Hammonds of UTC Aerospace Systems in San Marcos brought by a collection of backpacks and school supplies to Central Office this week. The Human Resources Department, under the direction of Denise Collazo, collected the supplies from employees. Superintendent Michael Cardona is shown in the photo, thanking Hammonds for the much-needed supplies. PHOTO COURTESY OF GEORGANNE LOGUE/SAN MARCOS CISD

Christina Hammonds of UTC Aerospace Systems in San Marcos brought by a collection of backpacks and school supplies to Central Office this week. The Human Resources Department, under the direction of Denise Collazo, collected the supplies from employees. Superintendent Michael Cardona is shown in the photo, thanking Hammonds for the much-needed supplies. PHOTO COURTESY OF GEORGANNE LOGUE/SAN MARCOS CISD

 

SMHS music program earns prestigious national award

San Marcos High School (SMHS) has been honored with the SupportMusic Merit Award from the National Association of Music Merchangs (NAMM) foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. SMHS joins 118 schools across the country in receiving the prestigious award this year. 

The SupportMusic Merit Award is awarded to individual schools that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students. 

Firefighter Jake Sedovic (left), demonstrates to trainees Matthew Felton and Pablo Nieto how to use a hip grip when operating a fire hose for the “Hose Handling” training at San Marcos Fire Station 3. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY DENISE CATHEY

Firefighter Jake Sedovic (left), demonstrates to trainees Matthew Felton and Pablo Nieto how to use a hip grip when operating a fire hose for the “Hose Handling” training at San Marcos Fire Station 3. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY DENISE CATHEY

Firefighter John Craft instructs trainees Matthew Felton, Pablo Nieto, and Thomas Courchesne in the proper grip and position for using the hip grip method of handling a fire hose while firefighter Jake Sedovic looks on at the ‘Hose Handling’ training at the San Marcos Fire Department Station 3.

Firefighter John Craft instructs trainees Matthew Felton, Pablo Nieto, and Thomas Courchesne in the proper grip and position for using the hip grip method of handling a fire hose while firefighter Jake Sedovic looks on at the ‘Hose Handling’ training at the San Marcos Fire Department Station 3.

 

Firefighter John Craft demonstrates the hip grip method of handling a fire hose which gives a firefighter more control in directing the spray by using the body’s own mechanics at the ‘Hose Handling’ training at the San Marcos Fire Department Station 3. 

Firefighter John Craft demonstrates the hip grip method of handling a fire hose which gives a firefighter more control in directing the spray by using the body’s own mechanics at the ‘Hose Handling’ training at the San Marcos Fire Department Station 3. 

 

Learning the basics

GALLERY: Firefighter Jake Sedovic (left), demonstrates to trainees Matthew Felton and Pablo Nieto how to use a hip grip when operating a fire hose for the “Hose Handling” training at San Marcos Fire Station 3. 

Burglary spike prompts warning from SM police

The San Marcos Police Department is urging residents to take common, easy steps to safeguard their belongings and vehicles. 

“The beginning of the semester is an active time for vehicle burglaries and thefts,” said Bob Klett, Assistant Chief of Police. “We’re asking all residents, especially newcomers and students, to protect their valuables and safeguard their vehicles.” 

 Police are asking residents to:

• Lock their vehicles

• Take valuable belongings and car keys with them

City candidate field might be biggest to date

Tara Pohlmeyer - Staff Reporter |

The San Marcos election season could be interesting with 15 total candidates filed to be on the ballot in November for either San Marcos mayor or Place 1, 2 or 3 on the city council. 

“In my career, I’ve never seen this many candidates run for a city election,” City Clerk Jamie Lee Case said. 

“I can’t find that we’ve had this many candidates in San Marcos history,” she added, though the office hasn’t completed their look back. 

Jason Montgomery

Jason Montgomery,

Montgomery wants a ‘positive way forward’

Tara Pohlmeyer - Staff Reporter |

Jason Montgomery, a U.S. Navy veteran and Texas State University alumnus, is one of the four men running for the unexpired one-year term of Place 3 on the San Marcos City Council. 

Montgomery, who has no relation to Patrick Montgomery who ran for mayor two years ago, moved to San Marcos five years ago after leaving the military and chose Texas State to get his degree. After graduating, he immediately enrolled in Austin Community College for real estate school, and is now looking for a broker to activate his real estate license. 

Budget approved and FY 2017 tax rate set

Tara Pohlmeyer - Staff Reporter |

The 2016-2017 budget and tax rate have been approved by the San Marcos CISD school board. 

At their meeting on Monday night, a budget of $69.4 million was approved, with a $3.9 million deficit. 

“I don’t think it’s sustainable to run a $3.9 million deficit,” Trustee John McGlothlin said. “I think that the increase in expenditures way outpaces the increase in revenue. As a district, we can’t do that very long.” 

Members of the Hays County Historical Commission posed with county commissioners and Judge Bert Cobb on Tuesday as Chairman Kate Johnson holds a Distinguished Service Award from the Texas Historical Commission. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY ANITA MILLER

Members of the Hays County Historical Commission posed with county commissioners and Judge Bert Cobb on Tuesday as Chairman Kate Johnson holds a Distinguished Service Award from the Texas Historical Commission. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY ANITA MILLER

County historical commission recognized by state

Members of the Hays County Historical Commission posed with county commissioners and Judge Bert Cobb on Tuesday as Chairman Kate Johnson holds a Distinguished Service Award from the Texas Historical Commission. 

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From left to right are membership committee representatives Shelley Henry, Sherri Bilson, Sara Lee Underwood, Naomi Narvaiz and Marianne Moore. PHOTO COURTESY OF MARIANNE MOORE

The Heritage Association of San Marcos is hosting a membership event on Sunday, Aug. 28 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Obituaries

Ernest Wayne Williams

 

Ernest Wayne Williams, 76, of La Grange, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016.  

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