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Music educator Joshua Lowe is credited for helping develop the puppet show, Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock, that will take place today at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the San Marcos Public Library.

LORI STEINDORF Features Editor   Beginning this morning with a puppet show, the library is hosting a trio of events to amuse and amaze children while school is out. Based on an African folk tale, Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock is planned for 10 a.... more

Hays County Sheriffs Deputies escort 43-year-old Norman Littlefield to a patrol car. He is charged with assault with a deadly weapon and is being held in Hays County Jail under a bond of $75,000. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY DALTON SWEAT

 
Dalton Sweat - Wimberley View A Wimberley man was stabbed at the Buzzard Bar on the Wimberley Square Monday night. David Reynolds was taken to University Medical Center Brackenridge via StarFlight helicopter after being stabbed multiple times. He... more

Barbara Henshall, secretary and treasurer of the Morningwood Homeowners Association, said her passion is this park, and she’s grateful for the church members who helped make it happen. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY TARA POHLMEYER

 
Tara Pohlmeyer - Staff Reporter After four years of work, a local park has finally been completed and was dedicated on Saturday.  Morningwood neighborhood, a community just outside of San Marcos but within Hays County, is a stop on the San Marcos... more

Michael Foux shares facts about Hognose snakes as he holds out a small specimen over the crowd of children. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY DENISE CATHEY

 
By ISHMAEL JOHNSONDaily Record Sports   The Mynars are still the top team of the Texas Water Safari.   After dropping out of last year’s race following multiple postponements, the Mynar name was once again atop the Texas Water Safari pedestal.... more
By JOE VOZZELLISports Editor   Texas State had already distanced itself from the Sun Belt pack when it comes to recruiting.   The Bobcats added on to that lead on Sunday afternoon when South Grand Prairie defensive end Jakharious Smith verbally... more

 

Music educator Joshua Lowe is credited for helping develop the puppet show, Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock, that will take place today at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the San Marcos Public Library.

Hays County Sheriffs Deputies escort 43-year-old Norman Littlefield to a patrol car. He is charged with assault with a deadly weapon and is being held in Hays County Jail under a bond of $75,000. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY DALTON SWEAT

 

Barbara Henshall, secretary and treasurer of the Morningwood Homeowners Association, said her passion is this park, and she’s grateful for the church members who helped make it happen. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY TARA POHLMEYER

 

Michael Foux shares facts about Hognose snakes as he holds out a small specimen over the crowd of children. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY DENISE CATHEY

 

Fire Marshal to push for County Fire Code

By ANITA MILLER

News Editor
Texas is now the second most populated state and the San Marcos area is the fastest-growing spot in the U.S. Yet much of that growth has occurred in areas outside of municipalities where fire protection is largely left to
volunteers and there is nofire code to regulate homes and businesses.
To rectify that, Hays County Fire Marshal Mark Chambers will make a presentation to county commissioners on Tuesday about a proposed

 

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Lamar Annex to be sold?

By DAVID SHORT
Executive Editor
Monday night’s San Marcos CISD Board of Trustees meeting could result in the sale of the Lamar Annex.
Trustees will meet in executive or closed session to hear results from the bids to buy the property and then come back into open session where they could vote to move forward and sell the complex to the “highest and best bidder” according to the agenda.

 

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Fuel, power costs to hike electric bills temporarily

From Staff Reports
San Marcos Electric Utility customers will soon see a new cost line item on their bills over the next 24 billing cycles averaging about $4 a month for residential customers to cover unexpectedly high fuel and power costs
incurred over the past 12 months.
A letter explaining the temporary charge will be sent with utility bills starting July 24 through the August billing cycle, and is posted online at www.sanmarcostx.gov/utilitybilling.

New sculptures in the works for San Marcos

By TARA POHLMEYER
Daily Record Reporter
SCULPTURES
Three new sculptures may be seen around town in the near future.
At their meeting Wednesday night, the San Marcos Arts Commission narrowed their selection down to three art pieces that they will eye for future installation.
The commission wants to add one or two pieces to the current sculpture garden, located between the Activity Center and public library.

 

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Mail theft suspects enter guilty pleas

By ANITA MILLER
News Editor
Two people indicted for stealing more than 50,000 pieces of mail from post offices including the one in San Marcos entered guilty pleas and are now awaiting sentencing.
Charles Hattenbach, 39, and Kathryn Hubbert, 28, both of Temple, appeared Thursday afternoon before U.S. District Judge Walter S. Smith in Waco.

 

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Looking into the Spring Lake time machine

By ANITA MILLER
News Editor
When most people look into Spring Lake, they see the fish and turtles and kabomba plants that live in its crystal-clear water. When Fritz
Hanselman peers into the lake, he sees a time machine.
“What’s really unique about Spring Lake is the fact that the earlier period of Texas is well represented, from Clovis and Paleo indians through the
early and middle and late archaic to the late prehistoric and into the historic and modern,” Hanselman, of the Meadows Center for Water and
the Environment, said.

 

City election filing period begins

By TARA POHLMEYER
Daily Record Reporter
Candidates interested in running for San Marcos City Council in November may begin to file on Saturday.
The positions of mayor, City Council Place 3 and City Council Place 4 are up for election on Nov. 4. City Clerk Jaime Lee Pettijohn said
that candidates may print a form from the Secretary of State’s website, or pick up a candidate packet at the City Clerk’s office.

 

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County developing emergency app

By ANITA MILLER
News Editor
Riding on the success of the county’s emergency website, plans are in the works to develop an app for mobile phones that would have the same
function.
Haysinformed.com was launched last year and proved to be an invaluable resource during the Oct. 31 flood, as well as on occasions since then.

 

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The new Holiday Inn and convention center will be the third hotel owned by the Patel family in San Marcos.

New hotel, convention center breaks ground

By DAVID SHORT
Executive Editor
Vic Patel is a businessman who firmly believes in putting his money into his community and Thursday morning he and his family broke
ground on their third hotel in San Marcos.
The new Holiday Inn and Convention Center, to be built on vacant land at 1930 Interstate 35 South (just two doors down from the San Marcos Daily
Record) is an $11.5 million dollar project slated to open next May.

 

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San Marcos' outlet malls experience such heavy traffic during tax-free weekend that police are out in force and some exits and entrances to Interstate 35 will be closed.

Tax free weekend a ‘win-win’ for San Marcos

By KAITLIN SCHMIDT
Design Editor
It’s that time of year again. And no, not Christmas. But for some shoppers it might as well be. Texas’ annual tax free weekend is coming up.
From Aug. 8-10 shoppers can enjoy shopping tax-free on specific items less than $100 including school supplies, clothes, shoes and backpacks.

 

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