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This month’s Third Thursday Downtown Walkabout activities at the Price Center will include the opening reception for a new solo art show in the Tea Room by Carroll Dolezal and a new quilt show by members of Bee Friends, a local bee that quilts... more
Laura Aebi- Features Editor Local businesses are teaming up with St. Bernard Parish (SBP) to raise funds and awareness for flood recovery in Central Texas. KIVA Lounge & Bar, Bobcat Nation Bar & Grill, Elevate Bar + Table, Root Cellar Bakery... more

A crane that is part of the mural on the side of Southside Community Center peeks through what used to be a gas station. The old structure was coming down Tuesday, and an auto parts shop will be going up on the site. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY ANITA MILLER

A sign on Wonder World Drive marks the spot. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY RUSSELL WILDE

Russell Wilde - Staff Reporter Construct is set to begin on a new Fire Station #4. When completed, the fire department will leave its current station on Broadway for a new Wonder World Drive location near Central Texas Medical Center. Construction... more

A worker at Texas State University wisely wore a poncho Tuesday while tackling tasks on campus. More heavy rain is forecast for today, but chances decrease overnight. Thursday is supposed to be mostly sunny. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY GERALD CASTILLO

Dog of the Week

Meet the sweetest girl to ever make your acquaintance! Abby is a 5-year-old cattle dog/heeler mix who adores everyone she meets. If you’re looking for a dog that prefers to relax and cuddle, then you’ve found the perfect match. Abby loves attention and treats, and will patiently sit for her reward. Abby would be an amazing addition to any family.

Both pets are available for adoption and their $90 adoption fee covers their spay or neuter, kennel shots, rabies vaccine, microchip and city license. To learn more or to meet our pets, please visit us in person at the shelter, open from 11:30 a.m.-... more

Gary Job Corps representatives Susanne Ritter and Randolph Goodman attended the reception for the Commanding Officer Major General Jeffrey Snow, US Army Recruiting Command during the San Antonio Community Action Committee Meeting in preparation of the All American Bowl held at the Alamo Bowl. NFL Hall of Famer Kevin Green was the featured speaker along with testimonials from  future soldiers.  Pictured are San Antonio Chamber of Commerce President Richard Perez, SACAC chairman;  Joseph Bray, Gary Job Corps; Ritter, Snow, Company Commander US Army Recruiting San Marcos Captain Michael McCown, San Marcos Chamber of Commerce President Jason Mock, Legislative Aide to State Representative Elect Barbara Gervin Hawkins Ramon Chapa Jr. and  Goodman. PHOTO COURTESY OF GARY JOB CORPS
 

City seeks applicants for youth program funding  

The city of San Marcos is currently accepting applications to fund programs serving children and youth in the San Marcos area.
 Applications must be turned in to the Grant Harris, Jr. Building, 401 E. Hopkins, by noon on Feb. 10. Applications can be downloaded from http://www.sanmarcostx.gov/fundingforyouth
 To qualify for funds, agencies must:
• Establish that it is performing a needed service that meets the needs of one of the Priority Areas in the Youth Master Plan,

Traffic Update Jan. Jan 15-21

MLK PARADE: The Martin Luther King Parade will be held on Monday, Jan. 16 from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Parade will start on W. San Antonio at Guadalupe then continue on N. LBJ to MLK and finish at Dunbar Park. Dunbar Heritage Association, 512-694-5292
 
WOODS ST: A segment of Woods Street between Comanche and North Street will be closed during construction of the new Texas State University Engineering & Science Building until August 2018. Project Manager Scott Rouse, 512-245-2202.
 

BEC offices closed for MLK Day

Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative’s offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 16, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Bluebonnet’s offices will also be closed Thursday, Jan. 19, for a company-wide meeting. Bluebonnet members can access their account information and make payments during these office closings through the co-op’s website at bluebonnet.coop.

Couple marks 60 years

Jesse and Connie Torres residents of Austin, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Dec. 30, 2016.
They were married in San Marcos in the old St. John’s the evangelist Catholic church. For these 60 years they committed themselves to God, each other, family and friends.
They are the parents of four wonderful children, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. For this celebration, they are planning a trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. May the Good Lord continue to bless them from above with many more years of joy, health and happiness.

High above the roadway, a worker dips into a bucket of spackle to apply to the new SH 123 overpass over Redwood Road. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) says the road should be open this spring. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY ANITA MILLER

SH 123 project

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Obituaries

Kenneth J. Tyssen, 89, of New Braunfels, TX, passed away Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017.  Visitation 1 p.m. and funeral service 2 p.m., at Pennington Funeral Home, on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017.

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