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Christopher Salinas

News Reporter


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.


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

August Art Squared market features Larissa Reynosa

More than 30 artisan vendors are expected to be on site exhibiting their work for sale on at this months Art Squared Market, Saturday, July 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Arts Market takes place on the San Marcos courthouse lawn and includes live music performances by local talent starting at 1:15 p.m.  Singer and songwriters Missoula Slim, Austin Mayes and Ike Eichenberg are scheduled to perform on the downtown square.

Battle of Medina memorial ceremony set for Saturday Aug. 15

The public is invited to attend our 15th annual ceremony commemorating the Battle of Medina, this being the 202nd anniversary of the bloodiest battle in Texas history.  
The Battle of Medina occurred on August 18, 1813 between the Royal Spanish Army and the Republican Army of the North. Between 800 and 1,300 Americans, Tejanos, Indians and Spanish soldiers died in this all-but-forgotten battle which historians have named the Gutierrez-Magee Expedition.  

SMPL to offer computer classes for job-seekers

The San Marcos Public Library now offers computer instruction specifically geared to job seekers.
The free, weekly classes are held at the library on Mondays from 1-2 p.m. No registration or library card is required to participate. These classes have been created to address the technology barriers that job seekers face as more employers require online job applications.
Online applications can be a major frustration for anybody, and an unnecessary obstacle for people who are developing computer skills.

Hays 4-H participates in horse show

The Texas 4-H State Horse Show was held at the Taylor County Expo Center in Abilene from July 19 through  July 25. Hays County 4-H was represented by an experienced delegation of ten young riders. They participated among more than 1,000 4-H exhibitors from across the state.
Dripping Springs 4-H Club member Ella Gohlke placed second in the Barrel Racing Contest. She also placed ninth in the Stakes Race.

Preseason previews: Texas State must find Bradley Miller's replacement in 2015

By JOE VOZZELLI
Sports Editor

Editor’s note: This is the fourth 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.

Some casual observers might be surprised to hear that Bradley Miller led Texas State in receiving the past two seasons.

Yet, anyone who has followed the program closely knows that the New Mexico transfer became a safety blanket for quarterback Tyler Jones.

Endurance Paddling: Local tandem sets record in Missouri

By Jack Witthaus
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

ST. CHARLES, Mo. — A pair of paddlers from Texas set a new course record in the MR340 marathon Missouri river race.

Phil Bowden of San Marcos and Chris Issendorf from Dripping Springs pulled into St. Charles, Missouri, at 6:34 p.m. on Wednesday after leaving Kansas City, Missouri, 34 hours and 34 minutes earlier.Bowden was in a tandem team with Lee Deviney that won in 2008 with a time of 42:32.


HUD Secretary Castro talks with Chris Walsh of FEMA.

FEMA’s Chris Walsh explains his agencies current role in San Marcos to HUD Secretary Castro as they tour the CM Allen homes with Mayor Daniel Guerrero (right) and Frank Arredondo (front), chair of SMHA. In the background is SMHA executive director Albert Sierra.

Albert Sierra, executive director of SMHA, gives a tour of one of the CM Allen homes damaged in the flood to HUD Secretary Julian Castro and Mayor Daniel Guerrero.

HUD Secretary Castro, the youngest member of President Obama’s Cabinet, speaks to reporters inside one of the CM Allen homes.

Mayor Daniel Guerrero greets Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro prior to the tour of the CM Allen homes damaged in the Memorial weekend flood. More photos on page 12.

HUD Secretary Castro visits flood hit San Marcos housing

David Short/Business Editor

In a rare visit by a member of a President’s Cabinet, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro came to San Marcos yesterday afternoon to tour flood hit public housing.

“It was important to be here today,” Castro said.  “HUD supports FEMA efforts.  Everyone is working hard to ensure San Marcos gets back to normal.”

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