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Debris from the Blanco Gardens neighborhood washed up against construction fences on River Road, including multiple trash cans and apartment dumpsters. SMDR photo/David Short

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U.S. Marine Alan Cameron gave the keynote address at Saturday’s memorial at the San Marcos City Cemetery. At right is Elisabeth Darnell, who sang the National Anthem. (Daily Record photo by Anita Miller)

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From left are Sheriff Gary Cutler, Meritorious Service Medal honoree Deputy Michael Kirkwood and Chief Deputy Jamie Page. (Photos courtesy of HCSO)

Hays County Sheriff Gary Cutler recently hosted a promotion and departmental awards ceremony at the Hays County Government Center. During this ceremony, Cutler awarded numerous departmental awards to staff members for their service and dedication to the Sheriff’s Office.
They included:


Western diamondback rattlesnake. Photo courtesy General Land Office.

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Makayla Bravo and Giovanni Uresti enjoyed trying on their new helmets. (Daily Record photo by Anita Miller)

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The Hays County Sheriff’s department attracted a lot of interest during the job fair with openings in patrol, corrections and other areas. Deputy Sheriff Joel Hostetler, HR Coordinator Rebecca Mullen and Corrections officer Jessica Schuelke talk with Jerry Dominguez about the various opportunities. (Daily Record photo by David Short)

Debris from the Blanco Gardens neighborhood washed up against construction fences on River Road, including multiple trash cans and apartment dumpsters. SMDR photo/David Short

U.S. Marine Alan Cameron gave the keynote address at Saturday’s memorial at the San Marcos City Cemetery. At right is Elisabeth Darnell, who sang the National Anthem. (Daily Record photo by Anita Miller)

From left are Sheriff Gary Cutler, Meritorious Service Medal honoree Deputy Michael Kirkwood and Chief Deputy Jamie Page. (Photos courtesy of HCSO)

Western diamondback rattlesnake. Photo courtesy General Land Office.

Makayla Bravo and Giovanni Uresti enjoyed trying on their new helmets. (Daily Record photo by Anita Miller)

The Hays County Sheriff’s department attracted a lot of interest during the job fair with openings in patrol, corrections and other areas. Deputy Sheriff Joel Hostetler, HR Coordinator Rebecca Mullen and Corrections officer Jessica Schuelke talk with Jerry Dominguez about the various opportunities. (Daily Record photo by David Short)

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Traveling with pets this Memorial Day

More than 37 million Americans are expected to travel this Memorial Day weekend, and doctors from BluePearl Veterinary Partners are offering tips for keeping your furry friends safe if they are hitting the road with you.
“Travel can be stressful for both pets and people,” said Dr. Jennifer Welser, chief medical officer for BluePearl. “We hope these tips will make your trip a more enjoyable experience for everyone, whether they have two legs or four.”

A Word about Recycling — May 24

A variety of things from both the Resource Recycling and Recycling Today eNewsletters.
First, what we think may be a good use of ‘selfies’ besides ego building. “The European Recycling Coalition has launched an innovative social media campaign utilizing selfies as a rallying call for e-scrap recycling.
Participants take photos of themselves holding used devices and pledge to recycle those products responsibly.”


Modeling and holding the new First Presbyterian t-shirt are Ruth Jennings and Carol Grimm. (Photo courtesy First Presbyterian)

The First Presbyterian logo on the front of the shirt. (Photo courtesy First Presbyterian)

First Presbyterian receives official shirts

New t-shirts for all ages were presented to the congregation of the First Presbyterian Church on Sunday, May 10. The gray shirts feature the new logo chosen last year by the Church. It is a white cross surrounded by the same colors of the stained-glass windows in the sanctuary, and  has flames at the base signifying the Holy Spirit in Pentecost.
 

Answers to go with Susan Smith: What are the white wildflowers?

By SUSAN SMITH

Daily Record Columnist

 

Each week hundreds of people call or visit the San Marcos Public Library to find information.  “Answers•To•Go” highlights recently received questions. Please visit the library at 625 East Hopkins, call 393-8200 for information over the phone, or e-mail us through our web-page at www.sanmarcostx.gov/library.

Mobile phone bans lead to rise in student test scores

 Banning cellphones in schools reaps the same benefits as extending the school year by five days, according to a study co-authored by an economist at The University of Texas at Austin.
“New technologies are typically thought of as improving productivity, however this is not always the case,” said Richard Murphy, an assistant professor of economics. “When technology is multipurpose, such as cellphones, it can be both distracting and disruptive.”


Texas State redshirt senior Scott Grist turned in yet-another masterful performance against UT Arlington on Thursday night.

College Baseball: Paiz, Grist lift Texas State to 10-2 victory over UT Arlington

By JOE VOZZELLI
Sports Editor

TROY, Ala. — David Paiz wasn't a well-known name around Sun Belt circles before this week's proceedings in Troy, Alabama.

The senior is changing that fact rather quickly.

Thanks to Paiz's second consecutive big game at the plate — this time during Texas State's 10-2 victory over UT Arlington on Thursday night at Riddle-Pace Field — the Bobcats are headed to Saturday's semifinals of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament in Troy, Alabama.


Texas State celebrates after its 8-7 comeback victory over UL Lafayette during Wednesday afternoon's Sun Belt Tournament first-round game at Riddle-Pace Field in Troy, Alabama.

College Baseball: Texas State stuns UL Lafayette with 8-7 comeback victory

By JOE VOZZELLI
Sports Editor

TROY, Ala. — Strange circumstances set the stage for Texas State's 8-7 comeback victory over UL Lafayette.

You won’t hear the Bobcats complaining.

With Texas State staring at a 7-4 deficit during the ninth inning of Wednesday afternoon’s opening round game of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament at Riddle-Pace Field in Troy, Alabama, the Ragin’ Cajuns committed two costly errors, both of which came with the Bobcats down to their final out.

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Texas State redshirt junior starter Lucas Humpal chats with catcher Tanner Hill during Saturday's semifinal loss to UL Lafayette at the Sun Belt Conference Tournament in Troy, Alabama.

By JOE VOZZELLI
Sports Editor

TROY, Ala. — Maybe Texas State went to the well one too many times.

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Who says you can’t have stew in the spring? (Daily Record photo by Candice Brusuelas)

By CANDICE BRUSUELAS

Features Editor

 

Obituaries

Irma Ann Gonzales, 53, of San Marcos, died May 23, 2015.
Services are pending.

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