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Kellye Burke, who is representing the families in matters with the press, speaks at a press conference held at the Wimberley Community Center on Thursday morning. Behind her are family members from the McComb, Charbra, Carey and Schultz families, all of which have people missing from the flood. SMDR photo/Dalton Sweat

Dalton Sweat

Wimberley View Editor The families of the four flood victims that have officially been pronounced dead said at a Wimberley press conference Thursday they were still hoping for the remaining members of their group.


Members of the Salvation Army set up near Martindale to provide food and drinks for area residents hit hard by this week’s flood. SMDR photo/David Short

Anita Miller

Managing Editor Politicians have been making the rounds in San Marcos and Wimberley this week in the wake of the catastrophic Memorial Day weekend floods — offering standard condolences, being seen with emergency responders.


Students Richard Pecina and Elijah Urbizu. SMCISD photo/Kelly Zarate

San Marcos CISD students were recently presented with an opportunity to visit Texas State University and to gain perspective about STEM-related academic and career pathways.


San Marcos City Council member Jude Prather (left) San Marcos Emergency Management Coordinator Ken Bell and U.S. Senator Ted Cruz addressed the news media at a press conference on Wednesday. SMDR photo/Anita Miller

Anita Miller


Keith Knox sorts through dozens of items pulled from his house after the flood. SMDR photo/David Short

David Short

Business Editor A friend’s phone call at 3 a.m. Sunday morning provided valuable time for Keith Knox and his wife to not only save themselves but a few of their belongings.


The weekend’s flood forced postponement of scheduled Memorial Day services and left tiny flags in Juan Veramendi Plaza reflected in a pool of water. Despite the catastrophic weather, this simple scene should remind us all to remember those who served and those who fell. (Photo courtesy of Phil Lewis)

Kellye Burke, who is representing the families in matters with the press, speaks at a press conference held at the Wimberley Community Center on Thursday morning. Behind her are family members from the McComb, Charbra, Carey and Schultz families, all of which have people missing from the flood. SMDR photo/Dalton Sweat

Members of the Salvation Army set up near Martindale to provide food and drinks for area residents hit hard by this week’s flood. SMDR photo/David Short

Students Richard Pecina and Elijah Urbizu. SMCISD photo/Kelly Zarate

San Marcos City Council member Jude Prather (left) San Marcos Emergency Management Coordinator Ken Bell and U.S. Senator Ted Cruz addressed the news media at a press conference on Wednesday. SMDR photo/Anita Miller

Keith Knox sorts through dozens of items pulled from his house after the flood. SMDR photo/David Short

The weekend’s flood forced postponement of scheduled Memorial Day services and left tiny flags in Juan Veramendi Plaza reflected in a pool of water. Despite the catastrophic weather, this simple scene should remind us all to remember those who served and those who fell. (Photo courtesy of Phil Lewis)

Johnson: SMHS season in review

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It’s quite fitting that both the new stadium and athletic facility opened within the same calendar year.

What’s even more fitting is that whichever way you look at it, San Marcos High School was an athletic program on the rise this year in nearly every sport.

The football team being back in pads for spring practice, more or less, symbolizes the end of the 2014-15 athletic year and it’s time to take a look back.


Texas State sophomore Granger Studdard takes his cuts before an at-bat in the ninth inning of his team's 6-2 loss to UL Lafayette at the Sun Belt Conference Tournament.

College Baseball: Texas State's tournament run ends with 6-2 loss to UL Lafayette in semifinals

By JOE VOZZELLI
Sports Editor

TROY, Ala. — UL Lafayette turned to a not-so-secret elixir to shut down Texas State's hot-hitting lineup: near-perfect pitching and flawless defense.

The Bobcats — who went into Saturday's semifinals of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament with two shots to knock off the Ragin' Cajuns and advance to a championship bout against top-seeded South Alabama — watched as their offense cooled off at the most inopportune time.


Texas State junior utility player Cory Geisler fires toward the plate during Saturday's first semifinal game against UL Lafayette during the Sun Belt Conference Tournament at Riddle-Pace Field in Troy, Alabama.

College Baseball: Texas State falls 3-0 to UL Lafayette to set up decisive semifinal game

By JOE VOZZELLI
Sports Editor

TROY, Ala. — Called into service for a spot start, Cory Geisler authored easily his best performance of the season.

It wasn't enough for Texas State.

Caul: Don't expect the Spurs to make any big moves

By MARK CAUL
Special to the Record

The NBA draft lottery has come and gone and the Minnesota Timberwolves were able to secure the first overall pick.

The suddenly woeful Los Angeles Lakers will select second after bypassing the New York Knicks while the Philadelphia 76ers held on to the third pick.

Other than New York tumbling down the draft board there weren’t many surprises. The Heat and Lakers kept their picks and the rest of the teams stood pat.
So for San Antonio Spurs fans, it was a pretty uneventful half hour.

Running and Fitness: Rediscovering answers to common running questions

By MOE JOHNSON
Running with Moe

It’s not that I tend to misplace or lose things in stacks of test papers or handouts for class but sometimes things are at the bottom of the pile that have been there for awhile.  

I was filing old tests and handouts from this semesters classes and sorting out what to keep and what to throw away.

Near the bottom of the basket these papers were in was a small booklet by Dr. George Sheehan, M. D., with the title, “Medical Advice For Runners”?  For the newer group of runners, Dr. Sheehan wrote for

12 missing after Memorial weekend flood

By DAVID SHORT

Daily Record Reporter At least 12 persons are still missing and an active search continues according to Hays County officials. The 12, an unknown mixture of adults and children, are all believed to be with the same group and were visiting from out of town, said Kharley Smith, Hays County Emergency Management Coordinator.

Damaged power lines in water near Wimberley affected by flood damage.
Damaged power lines in water near Wimberley affected by flood damage.

PEC crews on river bend near Wimberley working on damaged power lines.

Power restoration continues in damaged areas

Following historic, catastrophic flooding along the Blanco River, Pedernales Electric crews have been working for more than 24 hours in efforts to restore power to the devastated region that has seen more than 350 homes swept away, more 1,000 residents displaced, eight people missing and at least one known fatality.

Curfew issued tonight due to safety concerns

The Hays County Judge, City of San Marcos and Wimberley Officials have instituted a nighttime curfew this evening due to the potential safety concerns posed in the San Marcos and Wimberley area.  We have numerous downed power lines, washed out roadways and barriers that makes evening travel very risky.  Please restrict all unnecessary movement.  Officers will be monitoring the areas overnight but many areas may not be covered at all times and we want to ensure the safety of our citizens.  We appreciate your cooperation with these efforts.  

 

Historic Blanco River levels cause evacuation, damage

Severe thunderstorms Saturday evening caused the Blanco River to reach a historic level of 40 feet, leading to the evacuation of over 1,000 residents in San Marcos.

Hays County and San Marcos officials have been working since around 2 a.m. on Sunday to alert residents and began evacuations on street areas such as Blanco Gardens, Crepe Myrtle, Pecan, Hackberry and portions of Blanco Vista.

Many areas near the Blanco River have since been evacuated due to flooding. A full-scale search and rescue mission began at sunrise and the National Guard have since arrived on the scene.

Under flood watch, city relaxes drought rules

The city of San Marcos returns to Stage 1 drought restrictions at noon today, some seven hours before a flash flood watch is scheduled to expire.
The move is the result of “generous spring rainfall,” and comes five days after the Edwards Aquifer Authority reduced its restriction to Stage 1 levels.
 “We hope the current wet weather pattern will stick around for a while, but we are also heading into a long hot summer so it’s essential that residents continue to conserve water,” said Tom Taggart, executive director of public services.    

Senate OKs bill to extend BSEACD

 State Representative Jason Isaac (R-Dripping Springs) and State Senator Donna Campbell (R-New Braunfels) passed HB 3405 Friday night in the Senate. HB 3405 will expand the boundaries of the Barton Springs-Edwards Aquifer Conservation District (BSEACD) to cover a portion of the Trinity Aquifer in Hays County that is not currently within a groundwater district.
Since the passage of HB 3405 in the House on May 8, Rep. Isaac and Sen. Campbell have diligently worked to fight off amendments and unnecessary language in the Senate.  

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