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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


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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

Guy Trimble loved deep sea fishing and, on occasion, it loved him back. Photo courtesy of Sarah Taylor

The Gruene Music and Wine Festival allows Texans to try more than 100 different types of Texas wines all in one place. (Photo by Jim Flynn)

Wineries from all over the area will be at Gruene Music and Wine fest. (Photo by Jim Flynn)

The auction sells off an autographed guitar. (Photo by Jim Flynn)

Save the date for Gruene Music and Wine Fest 2015

Gruene Hall and KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels are excited to present the 29th Annual Gruene Music and Wine Fest, a four day event highlighting the best in Texas wine, food and music. The event will take place from Oct. 8-11 in the Gruene Historic District.
All proceeds from the event will benefit the United Way of Comal County. Last year, the event raised more than $140,000 for the organization, the biggest donation to date.

Join Arbor Day Foundation in August for free dogwood trees

NEBRASKA CITY – Add color to your landscape year-round by joining the Arbor Day Foundation in August.
Everyone who joins the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation with a $10 donation will receive 10 free white flowering dogwood trees through the Foundation’s Trees for America campaign.
The trees will be shipped postpaid between Oct. 15 and Dec. 10, depending on the right time for planting in each member’s area. The 6- to 12-inch trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced free of charge. Planting instructions are enclosed with each shipment of trees.

Online Exclusive: Breaking down Texas State's receiving corps going into fall camp

Sports Editor

Editor’s note: This is the third 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.

It’s no secret that Texas State has a few questions to answer at receiver during fall camp.

The Bobcats certainly aren’t short on options — whether it’s slot receiver C.J. Best who landed on last season’s Sun Belt newcomer team or Brandon Smith, Jafus Gaines and even Demun Mercer.

College Football: Texas State adds SMU to 2019, 2020 non-conference slates

Sports Editor

Athletic director Larry Teis laid out his goal for the football program in the coming years when it comes down to scheduling: At some point, he wants Texas State to remain within the confines of the Lone Star State for all of its non-conference games.

The Bobcats have already taken steps toward making that happen.

As expected, Texas State and Southern Methodist University announced on Wednesday morning that they had agreed to a home-and-home series in football.

Outdoors: Late schooling time creates perfect opportunity to fish Lake Bastrop


Some of the most fun fishing of the year is happening right now on Lake Bastrop.

Every summer huge numbers of hungry largemouth bass gather in deeper water — often in front of the dam — and gorge themselves on schools of threadfin shad. When they drive the shad to the surface, a feeding frenzy happens.  

Shad fly out of the water fleeing for their lives from the greedy bass. It’s quite a phenomenon of nature to witness. If you get the right lure into the melee chances are very good for a strike.

High School Football: Don’t miss out on the Rattler magazine

The Rattler magazine will be here before you know it.

San Marcos High School kicks off its football season at home against East Central on Friday, August 28, and the annual publication featuring the Rattler football teams, Diamond Line, Rattler band and cheerleaders will be available for purchase for the season opener.

Parent and family ads are now being sold at the San Marcos Daily Record. The deadline for submissions for family ads in the San Marcos High School football program is August 14. A 10 percent discount will be given to all ads placed on or before August 7.

How Hays County will prepare for the next flood

Dalton Sweat/Wimberley View

The quick actions of local officials and first responders saved countless lives the night of the flood. The decisions made to evacuate and shut down areas of Wimberley were literally lifesaving. But those decisions were made on educated guesses about just how high the river was going to rise. Now, entities around the region are coming together to solve that problem with technology.

P&Z approves sidewalk café plans for downtown

Christopher Salinas/News Reporter

The Planning and Zoning Commission approved a conditional use permit (CUP) at Tuesday’s meeting for a new restaurant coming downtown to sell mixed beverages on an existing property currently occupied by a retailer with plans to remodel the interior into two tenant spaces.

First candidate filings for city council deadline

David Short/Business Editor

It didn’t take long for the first two candidates to file for this year’s San Marcos city council races.

Scott Gregson filed Monday for the place 5 seat and Melissa Derrick filed for place 6.

Ryan Thomason and Shane Scott hold those two seats currently, but neither had filed for re-election as of press time yesterday.

Flood mitigation and fluoride

David Short/Business Editor

An update on the flood mitigation is among the items scheduled for Friday’s San Marcos City Council workshop and packet meeting.

Council members will also hear a presentation by Public Services Director Tom Taggart “regarding levels of naturally occurring fluoride” in the city’s water supply.

The meeting, which gets underway at 12 noon, will be held at city hall in the council chambers.

City asks for assistance with water quality testing

 The City of San Marcos Water Department is calling upon residents who are served by the City’s public water system to assist with an important public drinking water monitoring program. 

Staff with Hill Country’s Intellectual and Development Disability workshop work with clients on the new IPads.

The new IPads enable the addition of many more activities in the workshop curriculum.

Advanced Technology Workshop at Scheib

Hill Country’s Intellectual and Developmental Disability workshop staff have long dreamed of having touch screen tablets for client education.    Thanks to the First Presbyterian grant review board, the Scheib Center has been able to make this dream a reality.   Scheib was awarded a $4380 grant from the Mary Bonner Foundation earlier this year.  This generous grant enabled the Scheib Board to purchase 10 ipads with covers, which were recently given to the workshop clients.


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