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The future of the downtown lot is 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 is 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

Board on track to scuttle block schedule

Russell Wilde - Staff Reporter

The San Marcos Consolidated School District is moving forward with planning that could lead to abandoning the block schedule at secondary schools in the district.

Superintendent Michael Cardona said for a block schedule to be most effective, it takes planning a curriculum that builds on a 90-minute class period, absent that it can create problems.

Unemployment rates remain low in city, county

Anita Miller - Managing Editor

Both San Marcos and Hays County continue to enjoy low unemployment rates — though numbers for August were higher than last year —  according to figures recently released by the Texas Workforce Commission.

For San Marcos, the August jobless rate was 3.9 percent. That compares to 4 percent in July and 3.9 percent in June. In August 2015, the city’s unemployment rate was 3.5 percent.

For Hays County, the August rate was 3.7 percent. It was the same in July and 3.6 percent in June. The county’s jobless rate in August 2015 was 3.5 percent.

County scraps school zone cameras

Anita Miller - Managing Editor

 In part because of unexpected labor and administration costs, the Hays County Commissioners Court on Tuesday scrapped a program that used cameras to catch drivers who speed through school zones.

County attorney Mark Kennedy said the decision to terminate the agreement with American Traffic Solutions, Inc. (ATS) was a mutual one.

“It was a mutually agreed upon termination. Hays County won’t be required to pay any fees,” Kennedy said. “That is not the intent of the parties.”

Attempted kidnapping a rumor, city website says

Russell Wilde - Staff Reporter

A couple arguing near Springtown Mall Monday night has lead to rumors about kidnapping and a hostage situation, the city says.

According to investigators, a man and woman were arguing while a second man stood nearby. At one point a man pinned the woman against the wall and then tried to force her into a car with the help of the second man.

An employee from a nearby restaurant intervened by getting into the vehicle and trying to remove the keys.

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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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