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Texas State junior Fritzina Morrison spins a wheel to win a free prize with the help of Amber Sevart. This is just one of many activities that took place at the LBJ Student Center on Tuesday as part of a student welcoming event called WOW-a-Palooza. SMDR photos/Christopher Salinas

Broccoli salad packs a powerful crunch. The vegetable is also chockful of nutrients. Not a fan of broccoli? Accent it with bacon, sunflower seeds and raisins. Many variations of this recipe also call for cubed or grated cheddar cheese for extra zip. (www.yummly.com)

LORI STEINDORF

Features Editor


The St. John’s Catholic Church Matlachines dance troupe, shown here in 2014, belongs to the Hays County Matlachines. Participants of all ages entertain audiences while honoring their faith, ancestry and culture. (St. John's Catholic Church)

LORI STEINDORF

Features Editor


Members of Highlights in action at the Barbershop Harmony Society’s Southwestern District Quartet Contest are tenor Jerry Cooper, lead Ron Melder, bass Mike Wilson and baritone Doug Peterson. (Heart Of Texas Chorus)

The 13th annual United We Sing Concert is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 13 at 3 p.m. in Evans Auditorium on the campus of Texas State University.  


Parks Ranger Scott Raven and Dianne Wassenich of the San Marcos River Foundation look over what remains of Cape’s Dam. City Council may decide its face tonight. SMDR photo/Christopher Salinas

Christopher Salinas/News Reporter


VFW Commander Dan West (left), Gary Tucker and Hays County Veterans Services Officer Jude Prather. SMDR photo/Anita Miller

Anita Miller/Managing Editor

Like too many of their neighbors, Sabrina and Gary Tucker had only moments to escape their Wimberley home early on May 24.


Texas State junior Fritzina Morrison spins a wheel to win a free prize with the help of Amber Sevart. This is just one of many activities that took place at the LBJ Student Center on Tuesday as part of a student welcoming event called WOW-a-Palooza. SMDR photos/Christopher Salinas

Broccoli salad packs a powerful crunch. The vegetable is also chockful of nutrients. Not a fan of broccoli? Accent it with bacon, sunflower seeds and raisins. Many variations of this recipe also call for cubed or grated cheddar cheese for extra zip. (www.yummly.com)

The St. John’s Catholic Church Matlachines dance troupe, shown here in 2014, belongs to the Hays County Matlachines. Participants of all ages entertain audiences while honoring their faith, ancestry and culture. (St. John's Catholic Church)

Members of Highlights in action at the Barbershop Harmony Society’s Southwestern District Quartet Contest are tenor Jerry Cooper, lead Ron Melder, bass Mike Wilson and baritone Doug Peterson. (Heart Of Texas Chorus)

Parks Ranger Scott Raven and Dianne Wassenich of the San Marcos River Foundation look over what remains of Cape’s Dam. City Council may decide its face tonight. SMDR photo/Christopher Salinas

VFW Commander Dan West (left), Gary Tucker and Hays County Veterans Services Officer Jude Prather. SMDR photo/Anita Miller

Alcohol sales back up in July

Christopher Salinas/News Reporter

After a dip in alcohol sales in June after some months of a steady rise, sales are back up for the month of July totaling an estimated $2.04 million, according to data from the Texas Comptroller.


Donald Gene Haggerton Sr.

Donald Gene Haggerton Sr.

 

Donald Gene Haggerton, Sr., of Wimberley, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 25, 2015, at the age of 86.


Rachel Ramirez Flores Cano

Rachel Ramirez Flores Cano

 

Rachel Ramirez Flores Cano was called to join her parents and brothers and sister in heaven Saturday Aug. 22, 2015. 

Noverto Contreraz

 

Noverto Contreraz of Weslaco, Texas, died Aug. 20, 2015 in Weslaco at the age of 58. Graveside services will be held at 9 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 7 in Seguin.

 

Breaking down the schedule for the Texas State men's basketball team

By JOE VOZZELLI
Sports Editor

About a week ago, Texas State released its full schedule for the 2015-2016 season, which will feature nine non-conference tilts and 20 conference games.

Starting today, we’ll take a closer look at the 19 opponents the Bobcats will face during the upcoming season. Texas State opens the 15-16 campaign, its third in the Sun Belt on Nov. 16, when Danny Kaspar’s team hosts UT Tyler inside Strahan Coliseum. 

Don't vote to give city greater power

Editor,

As a relatively new resident of the city of San Marcos, I have been following the actions of City Council in regards to the petition to prohibit the city from continuing the practice of introducing into the city’s water supply the use of fluoride additives.  

EPA: The cure’s usually worse than the ‘disease’

Susan Stamper Brown/Syndicated columnist

Like the road to Hell, liberal ideas are usually paved with good intentions. But, as Ronald Reagan once said, “The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant, but that they know so much that isn’t so.” And all that vast un-knowledge births monster government agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency, which end up doing more harm than good.

America’s new heroin epidemic

Tom Purcell/Syndicated columnist

There were so many people buying “breakfast bags” of heroin from street dealers one Philadelphia morning, the traffic came to a standstill — and the dealers cursed at anyone who dared honk.

Law enforcement, river advocates gearing up for Float Fest

Anita Miller/Managing Editor

Two days out from the three-day Float Fest event on the San Marcos River south of town, environmental groups and law enforcement are gearing up for what’s expected to be a busy weekend all around.

FEMA filing deadline is Thursday

It was a spring like most of us have never seen, wrapping up with a flood of a magnitude no one wants to see again.

Casting a cautious eye at ‘universal’ lunches

Christopher Salinas/News Reporter

San Marcos CISD has been offering universal free breakfast to all students for years, but the question of whether or not it would be feasible to offer universal free lunch was asked at Monday’s special board meeting.

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