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Sheriff Gary Cutler, Gary Job Corps Center Director Lonnie Hall, Samantha Armbruster of Main Street, Constable David Peterson and Sgt. Penny Dunn joined students from Gary Job Corps marching Wednesday as part of celebrations for the International Day of Peace. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY ANITA MILLER
Anita Miller - Managing Editor Some carried banners, others bore handmade signs. But the message was the same: Putting an end to violence in all forms and all situations. Students from the Youth 2 Youth initiative at Gary Job Corps were a focal... more
Anita Miller - Managing Editor A 61-year-old Kingsbury woman was pronounced dead at the scene of a two-vehicle crash on Hwy. 80 in Caldwell County Tuesday afternoon. Sgt. Darryl Jiral of the Texas Highway Patrol said it happened at 3:25 p.m. half a... more
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
Sheriff Gary Cutler, Gary Job Corps Center Director Lonnie Hall, Samantha Armbruster of Main Street, Constable David Peterson and Sgt. Penny Dunn joined students from Gary Job Corps marching Wednesday as part of celebrations for the International Day of Peace. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY ANITA MILLER
Traffic was backed up on South Guadalupe Street Wednesday morning while an Amtrak train was stopped halfway across the street. Waiting on a train is a familiar drill in San Marcos, though freights are the usual culprit. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY ANITA MILLER
With less fanfare than the 260-mile race, the Texas Junior Water Safari churned up the San Marcos River on Saturday. Results of the race, which ended in Fentress, are on Facebook/Texas Water Safari. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY DENISE CATHEY

Moreno appointed as JP for Pct. 1, Place 2

Anita Miller - Managing Editor

With their expressed full support, Maggie Hernandez Moreno was appointed Justice of the Peace Precinct 1, Place 2 on Tuesday by the Hays County Commissioners Court. Moreno, who was the Democratic candidate for the position held by her late mother, has no Republican opponent on the Nov. 8 ballot.

“I have big shoes to fill and I’m very ready for that,” Moreno told the court after the vote. The appointment is effective Oct. 1.

District considers athletic passes

Russell Wilde - Staff Reporter

San Marcos Athletic Director Mark Soto told the board of trustees that while he would love to see more students at games, allowing all SMCISD students to attend for free would present some challenges. 

Every school in the district doesn’t currently issue student ID cards so identifying district students would be difficult. He also wondered if the change would mean other ticketed events, like plays and performances, would also become free for students.

“It sounds great, it’s just hard to do,” he said.

Judge: Texas must allow fed oversight

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A federal judge says Texas must change its voter outreach efforts after the U.S. Justice Department accused the state of reneging on a deal to soften its tough voter ID law.

U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos on Tuesday also ordered Texas to begin letting federal officials review drafts of voter outreach and education materials before they are published.

Texas was forced to relax voter ID requirements before Election Day after a federal appeals court found the state’s 2011 law discriminated against minorities and the poor.

1,899 minute Texas State online giving event open

Texas State University will launch its inaugural “Step Up for State” online giving event at 8 a.m. today, to support mission-critical projects for the university.

The campaign will last 1,899 minutes — corresponding with the university’s 1899 founding — and conclude at 3:39 p.m. Thursday. Gifts may be made online at www.donate.txstate.edu/stepup.  

Students from Gary Job Corps are leading 'International Day of Peace' march

Anita Miller - Managing Editor

Students from Gary Job Corps are taking to the streets this morning to make a stand against violence in observance of International Peace Day.

The march kicks off at 9 a.m. at the Calaboose Museum and will end at Hays County Courthouse. Gary is being joined in today’s effort by the country’s other 124 job corps centers. International Peace Day was established by a unanimous United Nations vote in 1981.

Dancers from Mitotiliztli Yaoyollohtli perform to a packed Condor Danza audience at Cuauhtemoc Hall. PHOTOS COURTESY OF INDIGENOUS CULTURES INSTITUTE
Students from the summer camp danced at the Condor Danza event.
Students from the Indigenous Arts Summer Camp danced with the professional Aztec dance company. Photo: (front) Genevieve Schroeder-Arce, Jeremiah Perez, Andrea Contreras, Rachel Contreras. (back)  Jade Rivera, Natasha Schimelman, Alianna Reyna, Catarina Suarez, Stephanie Morales and Zoe Tabor.

Condor Danza a successful powwow preview

 

Condor Danza was the highly successful grand finale of the Mermaid SMTX Week and brought out almost 250 people to enjoy Aztec dancers and learn about indigenous ways.  

Sponsored by Indigenous Cultures Institute, the event might be a standard part of Mermaid Week every year. This preview to the Sacred Springs Powwow was held on Sept. 18 and was supported by Cuauhtemoc Hall, San Marcos Arts Commission, Tomblin Family Foundation and Texas State University’s Hispanic Business Student Association, Sigma Lambda Beta and Sigma Lambda Gamma. 

Ross Gay to hold reading, signing at Wittliff Collections, KAP House

Author Ross Gay will hold readings and book signings at Texas State University’s Wittliff Collections on Thursday, Sept. 22  and at the Katherine Ann Porter Literacy Center on Friday, Sept. 23.

The Wittliff signing will be at 3:30 p.m. on the seventh floor of the Alkek Library. The KAP Literacy Center signing will be at 7:30 p.m. in Kyle.

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Jeannie Collier

Jeannie Collier of  Uhland, Texas, devoted,  loving mother, sister and aunt passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, at the age of 80. She was born on Sept.

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