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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

 

Shoppers stroll through a parking lot at Premier Outlets, one of San Marcos two outlet malls. Retail employment is strong in the city, but doesn’t pay well. SMDR photo/David Short

Poverty in boomtown: Jobs abound in retail and service; yet most won’t pay a family’s bills

Editor’s note: This is the first of a four-part series detailing poverty in San Marcos and how that impacts local businesses and families. Next in the series is an examination of how poverty affects education.

Carlie Porterfield/Daily Record Intern

N. LBJ lift station work continues

Contractors have started construction this week to upgrade an existing lift station that was identified in the 2015 Wastewater Master Plan as a priority for replacement.

City Council approved a contract on May 19 with Prota Construction of Lakeway to construct a new lift station near the intersection of North LBJ and Craddock Avenue. 

Portions of the lower San Marcos River were packed tube-to-tube on Saturday. Above, a woman holding a beer in one hand uses the other to pitch a bottle to a friend. SMDR photo/Anita Miller

Holiday tubing traffic neared 10,000 people on lower SMR

Anita Miller/Managing Editor

After nearly six weeks of forced closure following the Memorial Day Weekend flood, tubing traffic along the lower San Marcos River roared back to life over the Fourth of July Weekend.

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