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For the second weekend in a row, the San Marcos High School’s Speech and Debate Team placed 1st in Policy Debate at a Texas Forensic Association (TFA) invitational tournament.  The team of junior Will Hutchinson and sophomore Sean Bryan were the... more

A broken valve on a domestic water line at the Capstone Cottages sprayed thousands of gallons of water high into the air before being repaired Thursday. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY RUSSELL WILDE

Russell Wilde - Staff Reporter A broken pipe sent water spraying close to 50 feet in the air Thursday morning at the Capstone Cottages near the intersection of Wonder World Drive and Craddock Avenue. A woman living near the break said it happened... more

Front row, left to right: Letha Allen, Elaine Wilbanks, Vicki Barber, Laura Weatherford, Eleanor Pulver, Ann Brieger and Gina Eben.  Back row, left to right: Jerry Kimmel, Karen Tarascio, Adelaide McAninch, Marguerite Thompson, Linda Pennington, Liz Witherspoon and Lil Hageman. PHOTO COURTESY OF ELLIE STEWART.

The Mountain Laurel Garden Club will be hosting the Cottage Kitchen on Friday, Jan. 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Charles S. Cock House Museum. The menu will be King Ranch chicken, winter salad, croissants and homemade desserts.  The Cottage... more

A university student finds relaxation in a patch of bluebonnets and a book at the park, circa 1960s.

Elizabeth Castaneda and Amy Stanfield, San Marcos Young Professionals Executive Committee members, register guests at the event. PHOTOS PROVIDED BY CTMC.

Laura Aebi- Features Editor Last week, Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) hosted the year’s first San Marcos Young Professionals’ (SMYP) meeting. SMYP, an organization designed to help people aged 21-40 network within San Marcos, is organized by... more

Evan Uzwyshyn prepares to place an orange cone marking the city of El Paso on the Big Map, while classmates including Arlan Jeffers and Gideon McFarland prepare to do the same. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY ANITA MILLER

Anita Miller - Managing Editor First, they walk the perimeter of the giant Texas map covering almost the entire floor in a science lab at Travis Elementary School. Then, the students, under direction of the San Marcos CISD’s Science Instructional... more

Nowhere left to run away to: The final days of the circus

TAMARA LUSH, Associated Press




SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Goodbye to death-defying feats — daring young men (and women) on the flying trapeze, whip-wielding lion tamers, human cannonballs. Goodbye to the scent of peanuts and popcorn, the thrill of three rings, the jaunty bum-bum-dadadada of circus music.

Send out the clowns. The Big Top is coming down — for good.

What to Watch: Abortion case; draft budget; Trump protest

WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press




AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Rep. Jeff Leach proposed it as a one-word change to internal Texas House rules. But what followed could foreshadow a larger school voucher fight coming soon.

Leach, a tea party Republican from Plano, tried to remove "public" from the name of the House Public Education Committee. The Senate's version is already called simply the Education Committee, Leach argued, and many Texas students attend private schools or are educated at home.

Emma Sanchez enjoys mixing up her ice cream with siblings Zaden and Paula Sanchez, who came to celebrate her being selected as an “M&M Kid.” DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY LAURA AEBI


Aislyn Rouche enjoys a visit from her mother, Sarah Rouche, and little brother, Colin Rouche during the M&M Kids event at Mendez Elementary School.


Jared Miller

Amarillo says it's Miller time

Russell Wilde - Staff Reporter
Three years ago when Jared Miller began working as San Marcos’ city manager, he said he was looking forward to being here long enough to get his sons through high school. That plan changed when his dream job, the city manager position in Amarillo, became available. Late Thursday night, Amarillo Mayor Paul Harpole told the Daily Record Miller will be the next city manager.
“People were convinced that it was an important place for him,” he said. “We are looking for stability and I think he brings that.”

March will proceed on Monday, rain or shine

Anita Miller - Managing Editor
Organizers say Monday’s MLK Day march and other activities honoring the slain civil rights leader will go on as scheduled regardless of the weather.
Events start at 10 a.m., when local civil rights pioneer Harvey Miller will lead what is being called a “silent march” from the Hays County Courthouse in downtown San Marcos to Dunbar Park on MLK Drive.
This year’s celebration is expected to be particularly poignant, as it comes just days before President Barack Obama, the nation’s first African American president, leaves office. 

STRs under scrutiny as new rules are expected

Russell Wilde - Staff Reporter
Renting out a room or your whole house on popular websites like HomeAway and Airbnb could soon be regulated by the city. On Tuesday, the city council will hold a public hearing regarding its proposed short-term rental (STR) ordinance.
Under the new rules an STR could have no more than four bedrooms, and owners are required to register and pay hotel occupancy taxes (HOT). Owner-occupied STRs can have up to 10 adults stay at a time, non-owner occupied STRs are limited to six guests because of building and fire codes.


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