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Hays County District Attorney Wes Mau, backed by football players from the county’s high schools, addresses the issue of domestic violence. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY RACHEL WILLIS
Rachel Willis - News Intern The Hays County Sheriff’s Office and local police departments have partnered up with the Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center and several community football teams to raise awareness for domestic violence during the month of... more
Volunteer Bryce Cuda pitches ragweed over a fence erected as part of the Habitat Conservation Plan to replace invasive species with natives along the San Marcos River. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY ANITA MILLER
Anita Miller - Managing Editor Yes, there are fences along the Upper San Marcos River and no, they’re not part of some grand plan designed to eventually disallow public access to the city’s signature jewel. A social media post by Ben Kvanli, who has... more
Kelli Lopez, center, stands with other San Marcos High School leaders previous to her resignation.
Russell Wilde - Staff Reporter Late Wednesday Superintendent Michael Cardona announced that San Marcos High School Principal Kelli Lopez had resigned effective immediately. The Record has learned that this month the district was made aware of issues... more
Constable David Peterson gets to know a 2-year-old Parker Davidson at First Step School.  PHOTOS COURTESY OF FIRT STEP SCHOOL
Constable David Peterson has been adopted by First Step School and he was recently able to meet all the children for the first time. He will be coming monthly to do different activities with the children and for the children to do things with and... more
Mermaid Court Queen Shirley Rodgers shows off her crown and sash during the Mermaid Ball. PHOTO BY DENISE CATHEY
Laura Aebi- Lifestyles Editor   Many Central Texas residents came to The Meadows Center on Friday, Sept. 16 to take part in the first annual Mermaid Society Ball. The ball, which was part of Mermaid Week, a cultural arts event that highlighted the... more
Hays County District Attorney Wes Mau, backed by football players from the county’s high schools, addresses the issue of domestic violence. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY RACHEL WILLIS
Volunteer Bryce Cuda pitches ragweed over a fence erected as part of the Habitat Conservation Plan to replace invasive species with natives along the San Marcos River. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY ANITA MILLER
Kelli Lopez, center, stands with other San Marcos High School leaders previous to her resignation.
Constable David Peterson gets to know a 2-year-old Parker Davidson at First Step School.  PHOTOS COURTESY OF FIRT STEP SCHOOL
Mermaid Court Queen Shirley Rodgers shows off her crown and sash during the Mermaid Ball. PHOTO BY DENISE CATHEY
Kai Sandoval picks up a bowl of Legos and a  base plate at the Lego Mania event in the San Marcos Public Library Wednesday. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY DENISE CATHEY

Frank and Paula Sacks hold up an original “The Movie Game” board. The one time mass seller is now being brought back in a state-of-the-art Internet edition. SMDR photo/David Short

The Movie Game comes back to life

David Short/Business Editor

Board games have long been a staple of American life, a time when family or friends could gather around and spend hours having fun and bonding together. 

Leanne Latham checks out the many speciality sodas her new store carries. In the background are some of the nostalgic lunch boxes and other items. SMDR photo/David Short

Want candy? New store has 100s of varieties to choose from

David Short/Business Editor

It has long been said that if a person follows their passion, they will have not only a successful career but one that brings happiness too.

Leanne Latham is putting that to the test now as she leaves her career in human resources and opens Candy, Sweets & Treats in downtown San Marcos this week.

San Marcos CISD mechanic Ernesto Trujeque changes out the windshield wipers on a school bus at the district’s Bus Barn off Hunter Road. There hasn’t been any rain in weeks, but with an El Niño predicted to return in the fall, the wipers may get a lot of use. SMDR photo/Anita Miller

A raft of flood debris and tuber trash clog the San Marcos River between Caldwell and Guadaloupe counties downstream from the two tubing outfitters. Social media exploded after this photo was posted Tuesday, with many lamenting the fact trash remains a problem despite the efforts of volunteer groups and the pledge of outfitters to keep the river clean. Photo courtesy of Sandy Yonley

Trashy tribulation

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Diane Insley was hired as a special services librarian in 1988. She was a member of the Parent Teacher Organization for 17 years, as well as serving on the committee for Project Graduation. Insley also spent eight years as field trip coordinator. Insley was promoted to director of the San Marcos Public Library in 2009, where she continues to engage the community and strive for success. On Oct. 6, Insley will be inducted into the San Marcos Women’s Hall of Fame at their 31st annual induction.

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission has awarded San Marcos Library Director Diane Insley one of six scholarships to attend the Research Institute for Public Libraries in Englewood, Colo

Obituaries

Beatrice Cavazos, a resident of Fulton, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 at the age of 85. The family will receive visitors at Thomason Funeral Home on Friday, Sept. 30, from 4 until 9 p.m.

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