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Holding the oversized check are Bruce and Gloria Ingram, with CTMC cardiologist Dr. Anthony Cedrone (left) and CEO Sam Huenergardt in between them. Others shown are members of the Ingram family and CTMC Foundation.

Local philanthropists Bruce and Gloria Ingram were honored on June 30 at Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) for a generous $1.1 million donation to the CTMC Foundation. 


Debbie Guerra lines up her fireworks to celebrate the 4th of July as Evaristo Almendarez makes suggestions on the most popular ones at Mr. W. Fireworks located at Hwy. 123 and FM 1978 just outside the San Marcos city limits. SMDR photo/David Short

The parking lot at the old Springtown Center had a harder rain than the rest of town on Wednesday as members of the San Marcos Fire Department were conducting ladder pipe operations training. SMDR photo/Anita Miller

For the 29th year, more than 100 talented young string artists came to Texas State for String Camp, a weeklong immersion sponsored by the university’s music school. Prior to performing in a final concert the students took part in daily rehearsals, classes and performances; private lessons, chamber music, various electives and an opportunity to begin preparation for the All State Etude Clinic. SMDR photo/David Short

Adeline Smith SMDR photos/Carlie Porterfield

Carlie Porterfield/Daily Record Intern

Two summer programs for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students are collaborating to provide new language-learning opportunities for about 150 children. 


Holding the oversized check are Bruce and Gloria Ingram, with CTMC cardiologist Dr. Anthony Cedrone (left) and CEO Sam Huenergardt in between them. Others shown are members of the Ingram family and CTMC Foundation.

Debbie Guerra lines up her fireworks to celebrate the 4th of July as Evaristo Almendarez makes suggestions on the most popular ones at Mr. W. Fireworks located at Hwy. 123 and FM 1978 just outside the San Marcos city limits. SMDR photo/David Short

The parking lot at the old Springtown Center had a harder rain than the rest of town on Wednesday as members of the San Marcos Fire Department were conducting ladder pipe operations training. SMDR photo/Anita Miller

For the 29th year, more than 100 talented young string artists came to Texas State for String Camp, a weeklong immersion sponsored by the university’s music school. Prior to performing in a final concert the students took part in daily rehearsals, classes and performances; private lessons, chamber music, various electives and an opportunity to begin preparation for the All State Etude Clinic. SMDR photo/David Short

Adeline Smith SMDR photos/Carlie Porterfield

Alcohol sales still on the rise in May

Christopher Salinas/News Editor

An estimated total of $2.32 million was made in alcohol sales reported for May, which rose around $20,000 more compared to April’s sales, according to data released by the Texas Comptroller.

GSMP recognized for economic excellence

The Greater San Marcos Partnership (GSMP), the economic development organization for the city of San Marcos, Hays County and Caldwell County, has been recognized by the Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC), the pre-eminent organization advocating professional economic development in Texas, for Economic Excellence in 2014.

Whataburger blends sweet & spicy in latest creation

Whataburger proves opposites really do attract with the release of the new Sweet & Spicy Bacon Burger, available now for a limited time. With the ideal balance of flavors, Whataburger’s new Sweet & Spicy Bacon Burger is a unique combination, one that fans have not tasted before.


San Marcos Toyota and CTMC elected to continue as title sponsors by donating $12,000 each to the event. Pictured above from Sights & Sounds accepting the checks were (from left) Chris Torrey, Jessica Ramos, Elva Zdeb, Tommy Curtis, Brad Russell, Brian Olsen, Bruce (Santa Claus) King, Ashley Brannan, Julian Chargois (San Marcos Toyota), Liz Castaneda and Ashley Charanza. SMDR photos/Don Moore

Stepping up big for Sights & Sounds for 2015 was McCoy’s Building Materials who donated $5,000 to the event. Pictured accepting the check were Tommy Curtis, Brain Olsen, Jessica McPherson and Dan Stauffer from McCoy’s, and Bruce King.

Sights & Sounds making summer progress

Sights & Sounds organizers work year round to make sure Christmas in San Marcos is marvelous. Chief organizer Tommy Curtis pointed out it wouldn’t happen without the help of local businesses and last week they received some very large checks.

 

Join Arbor Day Foundation in July

Forests across America are a prized natural resource, and anyone can help plant trees in these vital areas by joining the Arbor Day Foundation this month.


Photo courtesy Randolph Goodman/Gary Job Corps

San Marcos Corporate Challenge Golf Tournament

The San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring the Corporate Challenge with local businesses to fellowship and compete in 10 sports activities. The ninth  activity was Golf which took place at the Quail Creek Country Club Golf Course.  The results for the Golf Tournament were for Division I, 1. City of San Marcos, 2.Thermon, 3. Thermon, 4. City of San Marcos, 5. Philips, 6. AIM, Division II, 1. Thermon, 2. Philips, 3. Philips, 4. Thermon, 5.

National organization helping with pets displaced in Texas

GreaterGood.org, a 501©(3) charitable organization that works to improve the health and well-being of people, pets, and the planet, has partnered with Rescue Bank®, Fresh Step® Cat Litter, and Abaxis, Inc. to provide grants, in-kind donations and on-the-ground assistance to shelters supporting animals displaced by devastating floods in Texas.

County will retain JP Pct. 1, Place 2

Anita Miller/Managing Editor

Applause broke out in the historic Hays County Courthouse on Tuesday as county commissioners unanimously agreed not to eliminate the position of Justice of the Peace Precinct 1, Place 2.

SMCISD OKs pay raises for teachers and others    

Christopher Salinas/News Reporter

San Marcos CISD employees get a salary increase and will not have to pay a premium for the basic health care plan provided by the district as a result of Monday’s school board meeting.

The devil’s in the details on city’s fluoride lawsuit

Editor’s note:

This is the first of a two-part series examining the pending lawsuit between the city of San Marcos and Communities for Thriving Water-Fluoride Free San Marcos.

David Short/Business Editor

City to celebrate 35th annual SummerFest

The 35th annual SummerFest will open at 6 p.m. on July 4 at San Marcos Plaza Park, 201 N. CM Allen Parkway, featuring live music, food booths, vendors, children’s activities and fireworks.

DPS upping DWI patrols for July 4th

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has increased DWI patrols for a 12-day period ending July 7. DPS troopers will focus DWI patrols in high-risk locations at times when alcohol-related crashes are most frequent.

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