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San Marcos Police blocked off Wal-Mart while the Austin Bomb Squad searched the store's interior. SMDR photo/Anita Miller

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The Austin Police Department’s bomb squad found no explosives in a backpack a man said contained a bomb during an early-morning bomb threat at the Walmart in San Marcos.


San Marcos Park Rangers and other law enforcement on the scene at Sewell Park Saturday morning. Photo courtesy of Matthew Veloz

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A row of rainbow flags waved high above downtown San Marcos from the Stonewall Warehouse Bar on Friday, hours after the U.S. Supreme Court declared same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states. SMDR photo/Anita Miller

Anita Miller/Managing Editor


A neighborhood pool is a safe place to learn canoeing, and that’s what Rhett Herzog (left) and Tyler Peoples, both from San Marcos Cub Scout Pack 106 were doing at Twilight Camp last week. SMDR photos/David Short

David Short/Business Editor

For more than eight years, the Blanco Vista Twilight Camp has taught young cub scouts new skills and enabled them to reach goals in their merit badges.


Assistant Fire Marshal Gib Watt (left) and Battalion Chief Aaron Crawford talk on the steps of the Viola Street Inn. Fire heavily damaged the old building early Thursday. The cause of the blaze has not yet been determined. SMDR photo/Anita Miller

Anita Miller/Managing Editor


Dahlia Richmond (center) explains to Pearl Grubb (left) and Conner McGlothlin (right) the techniques of using chalk powder and fingers to create art at Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos. The art classes run weekly. Go to sanmarcoscentro.org for a complete schedule and how to enroll. SMDR photos/David Short

San Marcos Police blocked off Wal-Mart while the Austin Bomb Squad searched the store's interior. SMDR photo/Anita Miller

San Marcos Park Rangers and other law enforcement on the scene at Sewell Park Saturday morning. Photo courtesy of Matthew Veloz

A row of rainbow flags waved high above downtown San Marcos from the Stonewall Warehouse Bar on Friday, hours after the U.S. Supreme Court declared same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states. SMDR photo/Anita Miller

A neighborhood pool is a safe place to learn canoeing, and that’s what Rhett Herzog (left) and Tyler Peoples, both from San Marcos Cub Scout Pack 106 were doing at Twilight Camp last week. SMDR photos/David Short

Assistant Fire Marshal Gib Watt (left) and Battalion Chief Aaron Crawford talk on the steps of the Viola Street Inn. Fire heavily damaged the old building early Thursday. The cause of the blaze has not yet been determined. SMDR photo/Anita Miller

Dahlia Richmond (center) explains to Pearl Grubb (left) and Conner McGlothlin (right) the techniques of using chalk powder and fingers to create art at Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos. The art classes run weekly. Go to sanmarcoscentro.org for a complete schedule and how to enroll. SMDR photos/David Short

Outdoors: Cooking your catch is part of the experience

By JIM DARNELL
Outdoors

In my opinion, cooking some of your catch is a major element of the fishing experience.

Bass fishermen have been educated to catch and release so often that some guys consider killing a fish almost a sin.

Take Lake Bastrop, for example.  

Most of the bass caught at the best bass lake in Texas will be in the slot. All bass between 14 and 21 inches are protected. They must be released, but five small fish per fishermen under the 14 inches may be retained to eat.  

County floats rail car bridge as replacement

Anita Miller/Managing Editor

When the Blanco River took out the Fischer Store Road Bridge during the Memorial Day Weekend flood, it not only lengthened the commute of people who live in southwestern Hays County but also the availability of first responders like sheriff’s deputies, firefighters and EMS.

P&Z denies request to waive some improvements

Christopher Salinas/News Reporter

The Uptown Square Apartments off Thorpe lane will still be responsible for building enhanced features required by the Planned Development District (PDD) agreement after the Planning and Zoning Commission denied the applicant’s request to amend these requirements on Tuesday.

Police: Robbery was motive in murder

Anita Miller/Managing Editor

The murder of a 21-year-old San Marcos man early this week, allegedly during the commission of a robbery, is eerily similar to another case that occurred six years ago and on the other side of town.

USDA’s DamWatch issues alerts when threats occur

Anita Miller/Managing Editor

It turned out to be a false report, but a rumor just after the Memorial Day Weekend flood that Cummings Dam on the San Marcos River was in danger of imminent collapse caused plenty of knees downstream to weaken.

Boston bomber says he’s sorry - for the first time

Moments before a judge sentenced him to death, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev rose to his feet Wednesday and apologized to the victims and their loved ones for the first time. “I pray for your relief, for your healing,” he said.

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Home Brew Supply opens in San Marcos

David Short/Business Editor

How simple is it to brew your own beer at home?  According to Chris Christoph, “If you can boil crawfish, you can brew beer.”

Benefit auction cut short, online auction to follow

AUSTIN — This past weekend’s #Austin4Wimberley Flood Relief Benefit was a success with thousands of dollars raised for local families displaced by recent flooding. Through donations from individuals and amazing sponsors like TabbedOut, Tivamo, Deep Eddy Vodka and Total Anarchy TV, the event provided entertainment for hundreds of attendees.
Although the weather proved troubling at times, the creativity of involved partners like ATX Event Systems and Texas Hill Country Events allowed the event to stand strong and continue the benefit indoors at Austin’s Sweetwater Bar.

Half Price Books’ San Marcos store, damaged in flood, reopens today

Half Price Books, the nation’s largest family-owned new and used bookstore chain, reopens its San Marcos location today. The store, located at 900 Bugg Lane, has been closed since late May due to the significant flooding in the San Marcos community.

Highest wage growth in 2014 in Hays, Lee and Burnet counties

Wage growth in the Austin metro matched US growth at 2.9% in 2014 (Q3 to Q3). High wage growth was experienced in rural Lee, Burnet, and Fayette counties. 

In more urban counties, Hays experienced strong growth, but Williamson County saw its average wage fall in 2014.

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