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No one was injured in a fire in Deer Lake Estates on Wednesday, but a bit of flaming debris landed right in front of Wimberley firefighter Keith Tomlin. The fire was contained to the home’s garage, although there was some smoke damage inside. SMDR photo/Dalton Sweat

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Robin McKean snuggles her miracle kitty, Rascal. The kitten was rescued in July from inside a house that had been on the real-estate market for at least a month. (Lori Steindorf)

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After months of construction, West Hopkins Street is now open for traffic, though workers remained on the scene Thursday doing some final curb measurements. SMDR photo/Anita Miller

Barricades at Thompson’s Islands discourage parking. SMDR photo/Anita Miller

Christopher Salinas/News Reporter

Restricting access to parks can be a tough a job, and enforcing the restriction can be even tougher when the park is surrounded by water. 


Born in Boulder, Colorado, musician Eric Sommer has developed a following in Texas. He has two upcoming shows in San Marcos. The first performance is this Friday at 9 p.m. at Wake The Dead. (Eric Sommer)

LORI STEINDORF

Features Editor


No one was injured in a fire in Deer Lake Estates on Wednesday, but a bit of flaming debris landed right in front of Wimberley firefighter Keith Tomlin. The fire was contained to the home’s garage, although there was some smoke damage inside. SMDR photo/Dalton Sweat

Robin McKean snuggles her miracle kitty, Rascal. The kitten was rescued in July from inside a house that had been on the real-estate market for at least a month. (Lori Steindorf)

After months of construction, West Hopkins Street is now open for traffic, though workers remained on the scene Thursday doing some final curb measurements. SMDR photo/Anita Miller

Barricades at Thompson’s Islands discourage parking. SMDR photo/Anita Miller

Born in Boulder, Colorado, musician Eric Sommer has developed a following in Texas. He has two upcoming shows in San Marcos. The first performance is this Friday at 9 p.m. at Wake The Dead. (Eric Sommer)

Exploring Nature with Jerry Hall: Golden-cheeked warbler calls Texas its home

 There is much discussion recently about whether the golden-cheeked warbler should continue to be listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act.  
Some folks contend this little warbler, about 5 inches long, with a wingspan of some 8 inches, no longer needs protecting because of its increasing numbers.
I expect the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service will require firm factual information before any de-listing is considered.  A five-year review completed by Fish and Wildlife in August 2014 led to its determination that the species was still endangered.  

Adventures in the Old West

Seguin-based author Del David is promoting his action-packed book, “The Old Marshal’s Last Gunfight.”
The book’s chief character is Marshal Dave Stoutman who has his final gunfight at 70. He became a Texas Ranger at 18 to help bring justice to the Old West.
Written in the style of Louis L’Amour, the book details the encounters Stoutman has had his entire life in dealing with people who break the law. The settings are real, and the firearms are correct for the time period, David said.

Community Bible Study

First Christian Church is hosting interdenominational two 30-week Bible studies starting in September called Community Bible Study. Come join other Christians in San Marcos and surrounding areas for in-depth Bible studies.
The Evening group is for men, women and married couples and will be studying Mark and Christian Living with lessons available in Spanish as well as English. The Evening study will begin Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 6:30 to 8 p.m. each week.


The Mid-Texas Symphony’s 2015-2016 Season opens on Sunday, Sept. 13 in Seguin with selections carefully chosen to showcase the musicians’ abilities to bring the power, the majesty, and the magic of classic symphonic music to life. (The Mid-Texas Symphony)

Mid-Texas Symphony announces 38h season

SEGUIN – A symphony’s season is sometimes years in the making; there’s the music, the musicians, the venues, the guest artists and the myriad other things that must come together before a season is just “right.”
All those elements have merged and blended to bring you an unforgettable 38th Mid-Texas Symphony Season featuring composition by composers Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Rachmaninoff, and Handel as well as Copland, Shostakovich, and Sibelius.

A Word About Recycling - August 23

Again, a variety of things from the latest Resource Recycling eNewsletter. We’ll start off with an item concerning the federal government.
Although we do not always agree with the way the government spends our tax dollars, this seems like it would be a helpful expenditure.
Recently, U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, a Minneapolis-area Democrat, introduced the Zero Waste Development and Expansion Act (H.R. 3237). The bill was inspired by the Closed Loop Fund’s pledge to invest $100 million in recycling initiatives.


Kyle Herron and Makenna Hawkins were honored as the 4-H Gold Star recipients. (Laura Petty)

Recognized as the 4-H Silver Star Award recipients were Joseph Niño and Arielle Wortham. (Laura Petty)

Janis and Kim Weinheimer were presented the Friend of 4-H Award for their special contributions of time, influence, and support of 4-H. (Laura Petty)

Dave Wilson and Jeff Dodd received the Honorary 4-H Award and the 4-H Alumni Award, respectively. (Laura Petty)

Jaci Kroupa received the Texas 4-H Alumni Award at the 4-H Awards Night since she was not able to attend the state ceremony in June. Only two of these awards are presented statewide annually. (Laura Petty)

4-H Awards Night

The Hays County 4-H program honored numerous members, adult volunteers and supporters at their annual awards night on Aug. 3 at the San Marcos City Park Rec Hall.  
Special thanks to Buda 4-H for hosting the event.  Applause to Tina Owens  for the Hays County 4-H Highlights Photo Presentation.
Kyle Herron, Dripping Springs 4-H member and 2015-16 Hays County 4-H Council Chairman, served as the master of ceremonies and welcomed everyone to the event.  

City’s July jobless rate is unchanged

Anita Miller/Managing Editor

The July unemployment rate for San Marcos was unchanged from that in June though the rate for Hays County picked up slightly. According to the Texas Workforce Commission’s Friday release, San Marcos’ non seasonally-adjusted jobless rate last month was 3.9 percent. The rate for Hays County was 3.6 percent, compared to 3.5 percent in June.

Monday is deadline for council filing

David Short/Business Editor

Time is ticking away for anyone thinking about running for city council in San Marcos this year.

The deadline to file for the two seats up for election in November is 5 p.m. on Monday.

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