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Owners Danita Hayes and David Graffagnini will be hosting Perk Up's grand opening today, Dec. 8. The ribbon-cutting event will feature a T-shirt giveaway and complimentary mimosas. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY LAURA AEBI

Owners Danita Hayes and David Graffagnini will be hosting Perk Up's grand opening today, Dec. 8. The ribbon-cutting event will feature a T-shirt giveaway and complimentary mimosas. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY LAURA AEBI

Members of the Texas Preparatory League build a snowman near Ranch Road 12 during a rare Central Texas snowfall, circa 1973. PHOTO FROM THE DAILY RECORD ARCHIVES.

Members of the Texas Preparatory League build a snowman near Ranch Road 12 during a rare Central Texas snowfall, circa 1973. PHOTO FROM THE DAILY RECORD ARCHIVES.
 With an arctic cold front in the near forecast, and temperatures predicted to drop below freezing, the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter would like to provide tips to keep animals safe in frosty weather:  Bring them inside: Just because your pet... more

Unitarian Minister Scotty McIntyre conducts a prayer for hope during the Undocumented Students and Workers Protest. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY DENISE CATHEY

Laura Aebi - Features Editor Tension continues to build at Texas State University after two incidents involving undocumented immigrants took place Wednesday on campus: as students and staff gathered in solidarity for undocumented students and... more

Cars in back-in parking places along North LBJ near the intersection with University Drive. The city is looking at wasy to increase parking enforcement in the downtown area. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY RUSSELL WILDE

Russell Wilde - Staff Reporter The city is moving forward with plans to modernize parking enforcement in an effort to free up more downtown parking. The process is expected to take at least six months. All downtown parking is expected to be limited... more

Composer David Garza, who performs as Lynx Bigtooth Maple, will be playing at the San Marcos Public Library Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE SAN MARCOS PUBLIC LIBRARY.

Rachel Willis- Staff Reporter Local Songwriter David Garza, also known as Lynx Bigtooth Maple, known for his rhythmic guitar and lyrics that focus on the everyday magic of life, will be performing at the San Marcos Public Library as a part of the... more

Owners Danita Hayes and David Graffagnini will be hosting Perk Up's grand opening today, Dec. 8. The ribbon-cutting event will feature a T-shirt giveaway and complimentary mimosas. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY LAURA AEBI

Members of the Texas Preparatory League build a snowman near Ranch Road 12 during a rare Central Texas snowfall, circa 1973. PHOTO FROM THE DAILY RECORD ARCHIVES.

Unitarian Minister Scotty McIntyre conducts a prayer for hope during the Undocumented Students and Workers Protest. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY DENISE CATHEY

Cars in back-in parking places along North LBJ near the intersection with University Drive. The city is looking at wasy to increase parking enforcement in the downtown area. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY RUSSELL WILDE

Composer David Garza, who performs as Lynx Bigtooth Maple, will be playing at the San Marcos Public Library Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE SAN MARCOS PUBLIC LIBRARY.

3rd grader Addyson Chomel and Paramedic Ken Mercado. Photos courtesy of SMCISD

4th grader Isaiah Barcenas.

Hernandez Elementary students observe School Safety Week

Hernandez Elementary students participated in School Safety Week last week, September 28- October 2, 2015.  The campus partnered with first responders and provided students with techniques and strategies to use during an emergency situation.  Each day of the week, the campus focused on a different emergency topic.

Texas Southern University on lockdown, shooter loose after shooting

Officials say Texas Southern University is on lockdown after two people were shot at a student housing complex.

University spokesman Kendrick Callis said the shooting was reported around 11:30 a.m. Friday at University Courtyard Apartments on the edge of the Houston campus.

Callis says the suspected shooter is still on the loose. He says the campus is on lockdown and classes have been cancelled.

Police and emergency vehicles were at the scene. Additional details weren't immediately available.

 

Front and center was Alba Reyes of San Antonio (with neck scarf) who was accompanied by her daughter Andrea Chapa. SMDR photos/Anita Miller

Among performers at the naturalization ceremony was The Echoes Acappella Group. Not shown is the Texas State University Tuba Euphonium Quartet.

Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Dr. Margarita M. Arellano, herself an immigrant, gave the keynote address.

Brand new Americans

Anita Miller - Managing Editor

They came in high heels and headscarves, suits and ties and sports caps, with walkers and baby carriers, alone or with family members, some not yet born. 

Susanne Ritter, career transition readiness supervisor and Randolph Goodman, business community liaison from the Gary Job Corps Center, visited Congressman Michael Conaway, 11th District of Texas.  The visit was concerning the importance of a program like Job Corps for the education of the at-risk youth of Texas. The Gary Center is the largest Job Corps of the 125 in the United States covering over an 800 acre campus training in over 25 vocational trades and offering a GED or high school diploma to its 1,460 students. The Congressman agreed that the program was necessary and said he would support it where he could.

Dr. Mario Garza leads off the Grand Entry at last year’s Sacred Springs Powwow on the shores of Spring Lake. This year’s powwow is Saturday, and it begins at 10 a.m. when Garza will bless the the springs the Coahuiltecan people believe they entered the world through. Events continue until 4 p.m. with dancing, Native crafts, flutes, storytelling and food. A shuttle runs from Bobcat Stadium and admission for adults is $3. Children under 12 are admitted free. SMDR photo/Anita Miller

Sacred Springs Powwow

Geography text saying slaves were ‘workers’ will be fixed, district says

Christopher Salinas - News Reporter

A geography textbook that refers to slaves brought to America as “workers” in a photo caption sparked controversy on Monday, when it became known that roughly a quarter of 1,200 school districts in Texas are the book. San Marcos CISD is one of the districts that received copies.

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San Marcos High School Teacher Dan Reinhard will be serving lunch with his culinary arts students at the Charles S. Cock House Museum from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9.

Obituaries

William ‘Bill’ Howard Casparis

William “Bill” Howard Casparis, aged 85 years old, went to His Lord and Savior on Dec. 2nd, 2016, in his hometown of Johnson City, Texas.

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