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San Marcos Police blocked off Wal-Mart while the Austin Bomb Squad searched the store's interior. SMDR photo/Anita Miller

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The Austin Police Department’s bomb squad found no explosives in a backpack a man said contained a bomb during an early-morning bomb threat at the Walmart in San Marcos.


San Marcos Park Rangers and other law enforcement on the scene at Sewell Park Saturday morning. Photo courtesy of Matthew Veloz

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A row of rainbow flags waved high above downtown San Marcos from the Stonewall Warehouse Bar on Friday, hours after the U.S. Supreme Court declared same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states. SMDR photo/Anita Miller

Anita Miller/Managing Editor


A neighborhood pool is a safe place to learn canoeing, and that’s what Rhett Herzog (left) and Tyler Peoples, both from San Marcos Cub Scout Pack 106 were doing at Twilight Camp last week. SMDR photos/David Short

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For more than eight years, the Blanco Vista Twilight Camp has taught young cub scouts new skills and enabled them to reach goals in their merit badges.


Assistant Fire Marshal Gib Watt (left) and Battalion Chief Aaron Crawford talk on the steps of the Viola Street Inn. Fire heavily damaged the old building early Thursday. The cause of the blaze has not yet been determined. SMDR photo/Anita Miller

Anita Miller/Managing Editor


Dahlia Richmond (center) explains to Pearl Grubb (left) and Conner McGlothlin (right) the techniques of using chalk powder and fingers to create art at Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos. The art classes run weekly. Go to sanmarcoscentro.org for a complete schedule and how to enroll. SMDR photos/David Short

San Marcos Police blocked off Wal-Mart while the Austin Bomb Squad searched the store's interior. SMDR photo/Anita Miller

San Marcos Park Rangers and other law enforcement on the scene at Sewell Park Saturday morning. Photo courtesy of Matthew Veloz

A row of rainbow flags waved high above downtown San Marcos from the Stonewall Warehouse Bar on Friday, hours after the U.S. Supreme Court declared same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states. SMDR photo/Anita Miller

A neighborhood pool is a safe place to learn canoeing, and that’s what Rhett Herzog (left) and Tyler Peoples, both from San Marcos Cub Scout Pack 106 were doing at Twilight Camp last week. SMDR photos/David Short

Assistant Fire Marshal Gib Watt (left) and Battalion Chief Aaron Crawford talk on the steps of the Viola Street Inn. Fire heavily damaged the old building early Thursday. The cause of the blaze has not yet been determined. SMDR photo/Anita Miller

Dahlia Richmond (center) explains to Pearl Grubb (left) and Conner McGlothlin (right) the techniques of using chalk powder and fingers to create art at Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos. The art classes run weekly. Go to sanmarcoscentro.org for a complete schedule and how to enroll. SMDR photos/David Short

Travis Lee (left) and Casey Williams set out on an early survey of Texas Wild Rice earlier this week. The full program will be under way next month. SMDR photo/Anita Miller

Annual Texas Wild Rice survey set for July

Carlie Porterfield/Daily Record Intern

A yearly survey of the Texas Wild Rice found in the San Marcos River will be underway next month.

Every year, teams of mostly volunteers scour the length of the river, measure the “clumps” of wild rice, and record their findings, said Jeffrey Hutchinson from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Cemetery Commission looking for more land

David Short/Business Editor

Converting existing city parkland into a new city cemetery came up during Wednesday night’s Cemetery Commission meeting, but couldn’t be discussed since it specifically wasn’t on the agenda.


Shelley King will perform at San Marcos Plaza Park at 7:30 tonight for the Summer in the Park concert series. (Photo courtesy Shelley King)

Shelley King to get Summer in the Park groovin’

By CANDICE BRUSUELAS

Features Editor

 


Big John Mills celebrates his birthday every year with BIGfest at Cheatham Street Warehouse. BIGfest starts today at 6 p.m. and goes through Sunday night. (Photo courtesy Facebook.com)

Summer music in San Marcos

By CANDICE BRUSUELAS

Features Editor

 

IHOP celebrating 57 years with 57 cent pancakes

When Al and Jerry Lapin opened the first International House of Pancakes in Toluca Lake, California in 1958, their guests could always count on an experience that would make them smile. While much has changed since they opened 57 years ago – gas is no longer 24 cents per gallon and the U.S. has seen 10 different presidents – guests can still count on IHOP for a smile, and 57 cent pancakes definitely help.


Millie (Heather Capello, center) introduces the new girl (Becca Mechler) to the shady hotel owner, Mrs. Meers (Marcia Kelly) in this scene from the musical “Thoroughly Modern Millie” opening July 9 at Circle Arts Theatre in Landa Park , New Braunfels with a champagne opening at 8 p.m. Performances are every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. through August 2. July 23 is a benefit for New Braunfels Gemischter Chor Harmonie. Tickets may be purchased at The Crossing downtown, online at www.circleartstheatre.org or by calling (830) 837-6172. (Photo courtesy Circle Arts Theatre)

Circle Arts presents ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’


Mary Windham

Mary Windham

 


Cirila (Irene) Arredondo Flores

Cirila (Irene) Arredondo Flores

 

Cirila (Irene) Arredondo Flores, formerly of San Marcos, passed away on May 30, 2015 in Hanford, California at the age of 86. She was born in Martindale on July 9, 1928.

STAR One facility about to start expansion

Hill & Wilkinson General Contractors is breaking ground in late June on a 16,000 square foot expansion of Texas State University’s STAR One building, located at 3055 Hunter Road, according to Kristy Attaway, LEED ® AP BD+C, vice president and regional manager of Hill & Wilkinson’s Central Texas office.

Construction: Plans for Strahan Coliseum renovation are moving along

By JOE VOZZELLI
Sports Editor

Say goodbye to The Wall.

Yes, the monstrous, maroon barrier in the east end of Strahan Coliseum, which has drawn the ire of fans and players alike, won’t be around for much longer.

Well, at least if the current plans for the renovation of Strahan Coliseum move forward as anticipated.

Texas State’s athletic department hopes to present a final design for the Strahan Coliseum project to the board of curators sometime next year and break ground on construction shortly thereafter.

High School Baseball: Rattlers' David Hamilton named second team All-State

By ISHMAEL JOHNSON
Daily Record Sports

Chalk up another accolade for David Hamilton.

While his mind is probably on the gridiron or perhaps even summer vacation, the San Marcos junior has one more honor to add from last season. For the second consecutive campaign, Hamilton was named to the Texas High School Baseball Coaches All-State Team.

The rising senior was penned third-team THSBCA All-State after posting a .398 batting average and team-high 29 RBI and 10 triples during his junior season. He made the first team last season as a sophomore.

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