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The St. John’s Catholic Church Matlachines dance troupe, shown here in 2014, belongs to the Hays County Matlachines. Participants of all ages entertain audiences while honoring their faith, ancestry and culture. (St. John's Catholic Church)

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Members of Highlights in action at the Barbershop Harmony Society’s Southwestern District Quartet Contest are tenor Jerry Cooper, lead Ron Melder, bass Mike Wilson and baritone Doug Peterson. (Heart Of Texas Chorus)

The 13th annual United We Sing Concert is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 13 at 3 p.m. in Evans Auditorium on the campus of Texas State University.  


Parks Ranger Scott Raven and Dianne Wassenich of the San Marcos River Foundation look over what remains of Cape’s Dam. City Council may decide its face tonight. SMDR photo/Christopher Salinas

Christopher Salinas/News Reporter


VFW Commander Dan West (left), Gary Tucker and Hays County Veterans Services Officer Jude Prather. SMDR photo/Anita Miller

Anita Miller/Managing Editor

Like too many of their neighbors, Sabrina and Gary Tucker had only moments to escape their Wimberley home early on May 24.


Lisa Tanksley, Mary Gutierrez, Andrew Frisch and Carla Caskey Sisk of ColorMix had one of the most elaborate booths, designed by Frisch. The 1950s style soda shope won Best of Show. SMDR photo/David Short

David Short/Business Editor

The 30th annual San Marcos Chamber of Commerce Business Expo is now over and by all accounts was the most successful ever.  


Country Music star Kip Moore told those gathered that he wanted to do something to create a safe place for kids. He spoke at the ribbon cutting for a skate park in Veteran’s Park on Mariposa Street. SMDR photos/Anita Miller

The St. John’s Catholic Church Matlachines dance troupe, shown here in 2014, belongs to the Hays County Matlachines. Participants of all ages entertain audiences while honoring their faith, ancestry and culture. (St. John's Catholic Church)

Members of Highlights in action at the Barbershop Harmony Society’s Southwestern District Quartet Contest are tenor Jerry Cooper, lead Ron Melder, bass Mike Wilson and baritone Doug Peterson. (Heart Of Texas Chorus)

Parks Ranger Scott Raven and Dianne Wassenich of the San Marcos River Foundation look over what remains of Cape’s Dam. City Council may decide its face tonight. SMDR photo/Christopher Salinas

VFW Commander Dan West (left), Gary Tucker and Hays County Veterans Services Officer Jude Prather. SMDR photo/Anita Miller

Lisa Tanksley, Mary Gutierrez, Andrew Frisch and Carla Caskey Sisk of ColorMix had one of the most elaborate booths, designed by Frisch. The 1950s style soda shope won Best of Show. SMDR photo/David Short

Country Music star Kip Moore told those gathered that he wanted to do something to create a safe place for kids. He spoke at the ribbon cutting for a skate park in Veteran’s Park on Mariposa Street. SMDR photos/Anita Miller

ALERRT training helped W. Va. police save lives

Anita Miller/Managing Editor

The incident in West Virginia didn’t make much of a blip on the national radar this week, but it resulted in credit being given where it was deserved.

Rattler Nation ready for tonight’s kickoff

David Short/Business Editor

Tonight begins the start of the 2015 Rattler football season and will mark the high school’s first full season in their new stadium.  

United We Sing concert approaching

The Heart Of Texas Chorus will present the 13th Annual United We Sing concert on Sunday, Sept. 13 at Evans Auditorium at 3 p.m.  
The concert is a community service event that honors the nation’s military, first responders and the heroes and victims of the tragic events of 9-11-01.
The free two-hour concert is presented in partnership with the Texas State University College of Fine Arts and Communication and features many talented performers from the San Marcos and Central Texas area.

Go ‘Back to the Future’ at Expo Friday

Anita Miller/Managing Editor

It’s been 30 years since Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd climbed into a specially-modified DeLorean and took American audiences on a rip-roaring ride “Back to the Future.”

Bus drivers urgent need for district

Christopher Salinas/News Reporter

San Marcos CISD is dealing with a shortage of 13 bus drivers for the school year and is still looking to hire anyone interested in a position with pay and benefits increasing from last year.


The skate park is located in a shady corner of Veteran’s Park. SMDR photo/Anita Miller

‘Comeback Kid’ skate park

The city of San Marcos and multi-platinum singer/songwriter Kip Moore invite residents to attend the ribbon-cutting of the “Comeback Kid Skate Park Project” at Veterans Park at 320 Mariposa on Aug. 28 at 2:30 p.m.

 The new pump track skate park is part of a charitable initiative launched by Moore to benefit communities and “comeback kids.” 

Hays County Grand Jury indictments

The Hays County Grand Jury indicted the following individuals during their second meeting in July:

• Elizabeth Jocelyn Hawkins, 24, of 7604 Islander Drive, Austin: Accident involving injury, state jail felony, occurred May 10.

Caldwell County Grand Jury indictments

Caldwell County has released the list of persons indicted by the Grand Jury in July and August. Those indicted in July, and the charges against them, are:

• Howard James Berry Jr., 22, of Dale: Evading arrest with a previous conviction

Entries for Veterans Day parade Grand Marshal sought

Honoring All Who Served will be the theme of the 2015 Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, Nov. 7 sponsored by the city of San Marcos with assistance from the Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee and local veterans’ organizations.

State staging sting on minors buying alcohol

As thousands of young Texans return to college this fall, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission has a message for retailers: Protect your business by refusing to sell alcohol to anyone under 21.

Hays County deputy hurt in accident on Hwy. 290

Dalton Sweat/Wimberley View Editor

A deputy with the Hays County Sheriff’s Office is recovering after being hit by a car while working an accident on Highway 290 last week.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the accident occurred at 9:07 p.m. the evening of Aug. 18. 

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