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


Downtown businesses were told that the construction on LBJ Drive would solve the flooding problem from rain that they’d experienced for years, but for some it hasn’t. And in the case of one, it’s actually gotten worse. “This time was worse,” Kristan Alvarez, owner of K n D’s Clothes, Shoes, Bags and Bling!, said. “It got all the way to the back room.” Rainfall amounts varied over town after Sunday’s stalled storm, but some gauges received more than four inches. Alvarez said when they came to clean it up Sunday night the water was approximately an inch deep throughout her store and that sandbag barriers placed out front by the city had done little good. “We just got done redoing the floors from the last flood,” Alvarez said. “We were closed all week. This is my business, my job. It’s how I make a living. I can’t afford to be closed all week like this.” After the last flood, Alvarez was told to file a claim with the contractor for reimbursement, but the contractor has since denied the claim telling her that it’s a city drainage problem. Her next step is to seek reimbursement from the city. “I’m totally done with it. They are going to have to do something about it. It’s so frustrating having just repaired everything from last time and now it happens again,” Alvarez said. Her neighbor next door, Gilbert Gomez with Royal Cleaners, is also frustrated with the situation. “My sister came in last night and found the water had come in 15-20 feet this time,” Gomez said. “Since the construction on LBJ finished, this is the second time it’s flooded. We were told the construction was to alleviate it but it hasn’t.” Owners of another store, Retro Exchange, were not available but there were sandbags both inside and outside their business. Other businesses on the block, which sit at a slightly higher elevation, had signs of debris pushed by water up against their doors. SMDR photo/David Short

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Portraying their Aztec birth symbol — flower — are (back to audience) Rodney Hudnall and (left to right) Kai Lee, Alison Camacho and Andrea Contreras. Photos courtesy Rene Renteria Photography

The ceremony began with two lines of students snaking their way from behind the stage and forming a circle in the center of the huge Cuauhtemoc Hall dance floor.


San Marcos Police blocked off Wal-Mart while the Austin Bomb Squad searched the store's interior. SMDR photo/Anita Miller

10:14 a.m.

The Austin Police Department’s bomb squad found no explosives in a backpack a man said contained a bomb during an early-morning bomb threat at the Walmart in San Marcos.


San Marcos Park Rangers and other law enforcement on the scene at Sewell Park Saturday morning. Photo courtesy of Matthew Veloz

Anita Miller/Managing Editor


A row of rainbow flags waved high above downtown San Marcos from the Stonewall Warehouse Bar on Friday, hours after the U.S. Supreme Court declared same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states. SMDR photo/Anita Miller

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Adeline Smith SMDR photos/Carlie Porterfield

Downtown businesses were told that the construction on LBJ Drive would solve the flooding problem from rain that they’d experienced for years, but for some it hasn’t. And in the case of one, it’s actually gotten worse. “This time was worse,” Kristan Alvarez, owner of K n D’s Clothes, Shoes, Bags and Bling!, said. “It got all the way to the back room.” Rainfall amounts varied over town after Sunday’s stalled storm, but some gauges received more than four inches. Alvarez said when they came to clean it up Sunday night the water was approximately an inch deep throughout her store and that sandbag barriers placed out front by the city had done little good. “We just got done redoing the floors from the last flood,” Alvarez said. “We were closed all week. This is my business, my job. It’s how I make a living. I can’t afford to be closed all week like this.” After the last flood, Alvarez was told to file a claim with the contractor for reimbursement, but the contractor has since denied the claim telling her that it’s a city drainage problem. Her next step is to seek reimbursement from the city. “I’m totally done with it. They are going to have to do something about it. It’s so frustrating having just repaired everything from last time and now it happens again,” Alvarez said. Her neighbor next door, Gilbert Gomez with Royal Cleaners, is also frustrated with the situation. “My sister came in last night and found the water had come in 15-20 feet this time,” Gomez said. “Since the construction on LBJ finished, this is the second time it’s flooded. We were told the construction was to alleviate it but it hasn’t.” Owners of another store, Retro Exchange, were not available but there were sandbags both inside and outside their business. Other businesses on the block, which sit at a slightly higher elevation, had signs of debris pushed by water up against their doors. SMDR photo/David Short

Portraying their Aztec birth symbol — flower — are (back to audience) Rodney Hudnall and (left to right) Kai Lee, Alison Camacho and Andrea Contreras. Photos courtesy Rene Renteria Photography

San Marcos Police blocked off Wal-Mart while the Austin Bomb Squad searched the store's interior. SMDR photo/Anita Miller

San Marcos Park Rangers and other law enforcement on the scene at Sewell Park Saturday morning. Photo courtesy of Matthew Veloz

A row of rainbow flags waved high above downtown San Marcos from the Stonewall Warehouse Bar on Friday, hours after the U.S. Supreme Court declared same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states. SMDR photo/Anita Miller

Obamacare ruling is a conservative win

Tina Dupuy

The dream of Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Bob Dole, Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney has now been realized. Their solution—their idea for universal health care has been passed by both houses, signed by the president and upheld twice now by the Supreme Court. Yes, they call it Obamacare. Yes, they strangely call it socialism. But yes, it was their idea.

Liberals wrong about killers and ‘white privilege’

Rick Jensen

Racist murderer Dylan Roof wanted a race war. Perhaps he even believed his fellow racists, whom he accused of hiding behind computer keyboards, would rise up and slaughter innocent, loving black Christians as he planned.

Something else happened.

We need both insiders and outsiders serving in Congress

Lee H. Hamilton

Members of Congress get categorized in all sorts of ways. They’re liberal or conservative; Republican or Democrat; interested in domestic affairs or specialists in foreign policy.


Participants gather at the Dunbar Center at the start of the Juneteenth parade.

And the winners are...results of the Juneteenth cookoffs

San Marcos has been Celebrating the Juneteenth for 21 years with a Cookoff on the River, a car show, live music, and  food booths. The Juneteenth Cookoff took place on Friday and Saturday, Judging entries in chicken, ribs, beans, brisket, chef’s choice, cobbler, margaritas, and best pit. Hundreds attended the festivities and 18 cooks participated.  Parade  Participants were to name a few, Constable David Peterson, Hays County Sheriff Gary Cutler, Hays County  Judge Bert C

County asks FEMA for help with housing

Anita Miller/Managing Editor

Hays County is asking FEMA for additional housing assistance for those residents displaced in the Memorial Day Weekend flood.

Commissioners and County Judge Bert Cobb voted unanimously at their June 25 meeting to send a letter, as the city of San Marcos is doing.

Duffy Hudson performs as Audie Murphy at NB library

Duffy Hudson, an actor who has performed on Broadway as well as in feature films and television, will perform his one-man show, “To Hell and Back: the Audie Murphy Story,” on Monday, June 29 at 7 p.m. at the New Braunfels Public Library.

CAI receives more than $118,000 for its breast cancer program

Community Action, Inc. of Central Texas (CAI) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded $118,228 in grant funding from Susan G. Komen® Austin for its Breast Cancer Navigation Program. The program serves uninsured and underinsured women in Hays, Caldwell, Bastrop and Williamson counties. 

Weekly traffic update

Projects affecting San Marcos traffic June 28 – July 4; sanmarcostx.gov/traffic

Movies in Your Park set to feature ‘The Mighty Ducks’

The city of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Division will show The Mighty Ducks at Movies in Your Park at San Marcos Plaza Park (401 E. Hopkins) on June 30. Pre-movie activities begin at 7:30 p.m., and the movie starts at dark.

 The remaining movies of the 2015 Movies in Your Park series include:

KVUE donates to county

An Austin television station is poised to make a significant conribution to flood recovery in Hays County. 


Maurice T. Suttles VFW Post 3413 has a new Commander; Jim Stuart and Bernie Adams are the Commander and Auxiliary President for the year 2015-2016. They began with their first meeting on June 19.  Past Commander Dave Adams has accepted a position as State Deputy Chief of Staff for 12 districts under newly elected State Commander Dan West.  Auxiliary President Bernie will be busy with Post 3413 Historian, District 5 Historian and has accepted the position for State Historian.

New Commander

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