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First grade teacher Ashley Garza reads to her students from the book, “First Day Jitters,” by Julie Danneburg, while asking them to touch their noses if they wanted to stay in bed that morning on the first day of the school year at Travis Elementary.  DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY DENISE CATHEY

First grade teacher Ashley Garza reads to her students from the book, “First Day Jitters,” by Julie Danneburg, while asking them to touch their noses if they wanted to stay in bed that morning on the first day of the school year at Travis Elementary.

DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY DENISE CATHEY

 

GALLERY: First grade teacher Ashley Garza reads to her students from the book, “First Day Jitters,” by Julie Danneburg, while asking them to touch their noses if they wanted to stay in bed that morning on the first day of the school year at Travis... more
Jose Tarango
Anita Miller - Managing Editor | An 18-year-old San Marcos man shot in the head at an apartment complex over the weekend remained in critical condition at University Medical Center Brackenridge in Austin, authorities confirmed Monday. Jose Tarango,... more
The normally chaotic move-in weekend at Texas State University dorms went smoothly thanks to a lot of volunteers and a break from predicted downpours. Instead, San Marcos only had rain showers. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY GERALD CASTILLO

The normally chaotic move-in weekend at Texas State University dorms went smoothly thanks to a lot of volunteers and a break from predicted downpours. Instead, San Marcos only had rain showers. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY GERALD CASTILLO

The normally chaotic move-in weekend at Texas State University dorms went smoothly thanks to a lot of volunteers and a break from predicted downpours. Instead, San Marcos only had rain showers.
Ruben Becerra
Tara Pohlmeyer - Staff Reporter | Local business owner Ruben Becerra is one of the four men currently running for mayor of San Marcos.  Becerra, who loves clichés and quotes, said he is running for his love of the community.  “I am not running for... more
Tory Carpenter earned definite style points on Friday when he floated the San Marcos River in business attire complete with a tie. See more from the “float to work” event on page 3A. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY GERALD CASTILLO

Tory Carpenter earned definite style points on Friday when he floated the San Marcos River in business attire complete with a tie. See more from the “float to work” event on page 3A. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY GERALD CASTILLO

Anita Miller - Managing Editor | It’s by no means uncommon to see someone floating the river with a beverage in hand. But in most cases, it’s a cold one, ranging from water to soda, energy drinks and beer. Never coffee — or at least not before... more
In order to save space, preserve and reduce odor, the Hays County Jail has started to vacuum seal the belongings of inmates. The jail has about 300 bins for belongings, while on Thursday the jail population was 416. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY TARA POHLMEYER

In order to save space, preserve and reduce odor, the Hays County Jail has started to vacuum seal the belongings of inmates. The jail has about 300 bins for belongings, while on Thursday the jail population was 416. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY TARA POHLMEYER

 

Tara Pohlmeyer - Staff Reporter | The more than 27-year-old Hays County Jail is aging each day, and officials are working to make the updates that they can.  Hays County is set to call a bond election in November, part of which would enlarge the... more
First grade teacher Ashley Garza reads to her students from the book, “First Day Jitters,” by Julie Danneburg, while asking them to touch their noses if they wanted to stay in bed that morning on the first day of the school year at Travis Elementary.  DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY DENISE CATHEY

First grade teacher Ashley Garza reads to her students from the book, “First Day Jitters,” by Julie Danneburg, while asking them to touch their noses if they wanted to stay in bed that morning on the first day of the school year at Travis Elementary.

DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY DENISE CATHEY

 

Jose Tarango
The normally chaotic move-in weekend at Texas State University dorms went smoothly thanks to a lot of volunteers and a break from predicted downpours. Instead, San Marcos only had rain showers. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY GERALD CASTILLO

The normally chaotic move-in weekend at Texas State University dorms went smoothly thanks to a lot of volunteers and a break from predicted downpours. Instead, San Marcos only had rain showers. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY GERALD CASTILLO

Ruben Becerra
Tory Carpenter earned definite style points on Friday when he floated the San Marcos River in business attire complete with a tie. See more from the “float to work” event on page 3A. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY GERALD CASTILLO

Tory Carpenter earned definite style points on Friday when he floated the San Marcos River in business attire complete with a tie. See more from the “float to work” event on page 3A. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY GERALD CASTILLO

In order to save space, preserve and reduce odor, the Hays County Jail has started to vacuum seal the belongings of inmates. The jail has about 300 bins for belongings, while on Thursday the jail population was 416. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY TARA POHLMEYER

In order to save space, preserve and reduce odor, the Hays County Jail has started to vacuum seal the belongings of inmates. The jail has about 300 bins for belongings, while on Thursday the jail population was 416. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY TARA POHLMEYER

 

Bee rescue mounted after hospital breaks out in hives

LONDON (AP) — It was a sticky situation.

A British hospital discovered it had become home to more than 100,000 bees when patients noticed honey dripping down the walls.

Beekeepers were summoned to Rockwood Hospital in Cardiff, Wales, after the discovery last month, and found a large colony of bees in the roof above a ward.

Abigail Reade of the Tree Bee Society charity said Thursday that honey was “dripping through the ceiling tiles, it was dripping down the walls.”

Today in history

By the Associated Press —

Today is Friday, Aug. 19, the 232nd day of 2016. There are 134 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On Aug. 19, 1991, Soviet hard-liners stunned the world by announcing that President Mikhail S. Gorbachev had been removed from power. (The coup attempt collapsed two days later.)

On this date:

In A.D. 14, Caesar Augustus, Rome’s first emperor, died at age 76 after a reign lasting four decades; he was succeeded by his stepson Tiberius.

Submitted photo of the end of the Mill Race.

City will explore ways to save mill race

Tara Pohlmeyer - Staff Reporter |

San Marcos City Council provided direction staff to look into possible engineering solutions to continue to have water in the mill race adjacent to Cape’s Dam on Tuesday night. 

The consensus came after a presentation from U.S. Fish and Wildlife, or USFWS, who is working to remove the old dam, which has been battered by recent floods. 

County to call bond election for nearly $238 million

Anita Miller - Managing Editor |

Far-reaching improvements to public safety and transportation will go before Hays County voters on Nov. 8 when they are asked to approve a nearly $238 million bond election.

Broken down, Proposition 1, concerning public safety, comes to $106.2 million while Proposition 2, dealing with transportation issues, comes in at $131.4 million.

Reward offered in Caldwell homicide

AUSTIN, Texas – The United States Marshals Service, Lone Star Fugitive Task Force is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information that directly leads to the identity and arrest of the suspect or suspects involved in the recent death of Emilia Marie Juarez, 19, of Lockhart, Texas.  

The body of Juarez was found in rural Caldwell County in the early morning hours last week near the intersection of FM 2720 and Jolly Road.  

Sam Brannon

Brannon wants culture change

Tara Pohlmeyer - Staff Reporter |

Sam Brannon has filed to run for mayor of San Marcos and wants to see a culture change on the city council. 

The local activist has been most involved in the Hays Constitutional Republicans and the Fluoride-Free San Marcos coalition. After graduating from the University of Texas, he worked in sales and marketing for 17 years. He spent four years traveling overseas, then decided to return to the U.S. and made San Marcos his home. 

In June of 2010, Brannon said he went to his first Hays County Commissioners Court meeting. 

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