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San Marcos CISD custodians like Alan Zamora of Bowie Elementary are busy deep cleaning district campuses in preparation for the new school year. The first day of school is Aug. 22. PHOTO COURTESY OF IRIS CAMPBELL/SAN MARCOS CISD

San Marcos CISD custodians like Alan Zamora of Bowie Elementary are busy deep cleaning district campuses in preparation for the new school year. The first day of school is Aug. 22. PHOTO COURTESY OF IRIS CAMPBELL/SAN MARCOS CISD

San Marcos CISD custodians like Alan Zamora of Bowie Elementary are busy deep cleaning district campuses in preparation for the new school year. The first day of school is Aug. 22. PHOTO COURTESY OF IRIS CAMPBELL/SAN MARCOS CISD
San Marcos CISD teacher Sara Torres, shown here with students, recently learned she has been chosen for the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. She was nominated by Texas State Professor Dr. Laura Rodriguez. Torres was the 2014 Travis Elementary Teacher of the Year. PHOTO COURTESY OF IRIS CAMPBELL/SAN MARCOS CISD

San Marcos CISD teacher Sara Torres, shown here with students, recently learned she has been chosen for the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. She was nominated by Texas State Professor Dr. Laura Rodriguez. Torres was the 2014 Travis Elementary Teacher of the Year. PHOTO COURTESY OF IRIS CAMPBELL/SAN MARCOS CISD

San Marcos CISD teacher Sara Torres, shown here with students, recently learned she has been chosen for the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. She was nominated by Texas State Professor Dr. Laura Rodriguez. Torres was... more
San Marcos fire crews rushed to the Autumn Chase Apartments to battle a blaze that broke out in an upstairs unit. It occurred around 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the complex which is located in the 1600 block of North Interstate 35 in San Marcos. Daily Record Photo by Denise Cathey.

San Marcos fire crews rushed to the Autumn Chase Apartments to battle a blaze that broke out in an upstairs unit. It occurred around 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the complex which is located in the 1600 block of North Interstate 35 in San Marcos. Daily Record Photo by Denise Cathey.

San Marcos fire crews rushed to the Autumn Chase Apartments to battle a blaze that broke out in an upstairs unit. It occurred around 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the complex which is located in the 1600 block of North Interstate 35 in San Marcos. Daily... more
Graphic courtesy of Abby Gillfillan / City of San Marcos
Tara Pohlmeyer - Staff Reporter | The review period for the city’s land development code rewrite, or CodeSMTX, has been extended to Aug. 5. According to the city, 35 individuals have commented via the online document or through email, providing 521... more
Amazon.com Operations Manager Stephen Williams shows FAMA campers how to use and access websites on the donated Fire Tablets at Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY DENISE CATHEY

Amazon.com Operations Manager Stephen Williams shows FAMA campers how to use and access websites on the donated Fire Tablets at Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY DENISE CATHEY

GALLERY: Amazon.com donated Fire Tablets and gift cards to the FAMA camp, sponsored by NASA, at Centro Cultural de Hispano San Marcos. 
Texas State sophomore Inoke Langi (No. 81) was named to the Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award Watch List (Photo by Kelley Spencer/ Texas State Athletics)
By ISHMAEL JOHNSON Daily Record Sports Inoke Langi’s first season at a skill position could be a big one. At least according to the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame who named Langi to the 2016 Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award... more
San Marcos CISD custodians like Alan Zamora of Bowie Elementary are busy deep cleaning district campuses in preparation for the new school year. The first day of school is Aug. 22. PHOTO COURTESY OF IRIS CAMPBELL/SAN MARCOS CISD

San Marcos CISD custodians like Alan Zamora of Bowie Elementary are busy deep cleaning district campuses in preparation for the new school year. The first day of school is Aug. 22. PHOTO COURTESY OF IRIS CAMPBELL/SAN MARCOS CISD

San Marcos CISD teacher Sara Torres, shown here with students, recently learned she has been chosen for the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. She was nominated by Texas State Professor Dr. Laura Rodriguez. Torres was the 2014 Travis Elementary Teacher of the Year. PHOTO COURTESY OF IRIS CAMPBELL/SAN MARCOS CISD

San Marcos CISD teacher Sara Torres, shown here with students, recently learned she has been chosen for the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. She was nominated by Texas State Professor Dr. Laura Rodriguez. Torres was the 2014 Travis Elementary Teacher of the Year. PHOTO COURTESY OF IRIS CAMPBELL/SAN MARCOS CISD

San Marcos fire crews rushed to the Autumn Chase Apartments to battle a blaze that broke out in an upstairs unit. It occurred around 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the complex which is located in the 1600 block of North Interstate 35 in San Marcos. Daily Record Photo by Denise Cathey.

San Marcos fire crews rushed to the Autumn Chase Apartments to battle a blaze that broke out in an upstairs unit. It occurred around 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the complex which is located in the 1600 block of North Interstate 35 in San Marcos. Daily Record Photo by Denise Cathey.

Graphic courtesy of Abby Gillfillan / City of San Marcos
Amazon.com Operations Manager Stephen Williams shows FAMA campers how to use and access websites on the donated Fire Tablets at Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY DENISE CATHEY

Amazon.com Operations Manager Stephen Williams shows FAMA campers how to use and access websites on the donated Fire Tablets at Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY DENISE CATHEY

Texas State sophomore Inoke Langi (No. 81) was named to the Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award Watch List (Photo by Kelley Spencer/ Texas State Athletics)

City exploring options to regulate new market

Tara Pohlmeyer - Staff Reporter

The city is now working on an ordinance to regulate short-term rentals after receiving direction from the city council on Tuesday. 

Short-term rentals are rooms or entire homes available on a temporary basis to tourists or visitors. The practice has been made popular by sites like Airbnb, HomeAway and VRBO (Vacation Rental by Owner). Currently, short-term rentals aren’t addressed in the city’s code. 

According to the city, there are about 50 short-term rentals listed in San Marcos, with an average of $91 per night to rent. 

Mayor Daniel Guerrero and Ashley Robinson pose after arriving at the Hanoi airport. The sign behind them says, “Welcome to Vietnam.” PHOTO COURTESY OF DANIEL GUERRERO

 

Guerrero accompanying SMHS graduate on visit to Vietnam

Tara Pohlmeyer - Staff Reporter

One recent San Marcos High School graduate is the first delegate to travel to Vietnam with San Marcos Mayor Daniel Guerrero. 

Ashley Robinson has joined The Virtual Trade Missions Foundation for a 12-day “Vietnam Global Positioning Study” with Guerrero in Hanoi. The two San Marcans left on July 14 and have joined representatives from Hawaii as well as Vietnam, New Zealand and other countries. 

Hays Nursing and Rehab staff presented SMPD with a banner signed by their staff and residents expressing their support and gratitude for their service to the San Marcos community. Police Chief Chase Stapp and officers gratefully accepted the banner and badge-shaped hand-decorated cookies. Hays Nursing staff shown include Paris Dickson, Truissy Lopez, Jennifer Garcia, Lindy Cardenas, Sandra DeLaCruz, Kathy Shepherd, Becky Thorman and Lynzi Russell. PHOTO COURTESY OF HAYS NURSING AND REHABILITATION

 

Council workshop Monday about disaster recovery funds

The city of San Marcos will hold a special city council workshop Monday, July 25 at 5:30 p.m in the San Marcos City Council Chambers to receive a presentation from city staff and the city’s disaster recovery contractor, AECOM, regarding the city’s CDBG-DR Disaster Recovery Grant.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded the city $25 million in CDBG-DR funding. 

In order to get the money, HUD requires the city to complete a needs assessment and action plan for the grant funds. 

Court finds Texas voter ID law ‘discriminatory.’ What now?

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An appeals court has dealt the strongest blow yet to Texas’ strict voter ID law, ruling that it violates federal protections against discrimination at the ballot box and must be reshaped before November so as not to unfairly harm poor and minority Texas residents.

The U.S. 5th Circuit Court in New Orleans found Wednesday that the law violates provisions of the Voting Rights Act. It ordered a lower court to determine ways Texas can fix the law prior to the presidential election this fall.

Gary Job Corps helped to welcome a new Army commanding officer recently. Pictured are US Army Recruiting Stephen Badley, CSM, Army Recruiting Brigade, Juan Dozier, CSM, 5th Battalion, Col. Cedrick Farrior, Commanding Army Brigade (retiring), LTC Kevin Bouren, 5th Battalion Commanding Officer, Col. Terance Huston, (incoming) Commanding Army Brigade, SACAC Chairman Joseph Bray, SACAC member Olin Findley Brewster, from Gary Job Corps Susanne Ritter, military liaison, and Randolph Goodman, business community liaison. PHOTO COURTESY OF GARY JOB CORPS 

 

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Sponsored by the Price Center, Terri Hendrix performs at 7:30 tonight for the Summer in the Park Concert Series in San Marcos Plaza Park. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to the San Marcos Activity Center. (Photo by Mary Keating Bruton)

 

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Richard James Hernandez

Richard James Hernandez, Sr. resident of San Marcos, was received in the hands of our Heavenly Father on July 24, 2016 at the age of 60. Born Nov.

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