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Sewell Park was inundated mid-morning when the San Marcos River rose. The Aquarena Springs Drive bridge was closed for a time until the water went down. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY RUSSELL WILDE
Anita Miller - Managing Editor By mid-morning Monday, you couldn’t help but wonder if Mother Nature was setting up for a replay of last year’s October floods. More than six inches of rain fell in San Marcos and more than five inches in upstream... more
The future of the downtown lot is still up in the air. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY RUSSELL WILDE
Russell Wilde - Staff Reporter Right now it doesn’t look like much more than gravel and weeds surounded by stone blocks, but the city-owned lot at 214 E. Hutchison could make a big impact on downtown. What that impact should be depends on who you... more
  By Denise Cathey Staff Reporter San Marcos,TX – Dr. Mario Garza and Maria Rocha slip out of the city council chamber. In the lobby, the couple embrace each other as Rocha begins to cry. They’ve won a unanimous vote – allowing them to lay to rest... more
A car speeds through the intersection where a roundabout is planned. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY RUSSELL WILDE
Russell Wilde - Staff Reporter Thousands of students, cars, buses and bikes are coming to a head on the eastside of the Texas State University campus. The three-way intersection where Academy Street and Sessom Drive meet has been identified for... more
Sewell Park was inundated mid-morning when the San Marcos River rose. The Aquarena Springs Drive bridge was closed for a time until the water went down. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY RUSSELL WILDE
The future of the downtown lot is still up in the air. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY RUSSELL WILDE
Jeannette Chavez and Luis Garcia Jr. dance the zapateado together as part of the Guadalupe Dance Company’s performance on the patio at 6th Anniversary Celebration at Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY DENISE CATHEY
A car speeds through the intersection where a roundabout is planned. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY RUSSELL WILDE
Traffic along Aquarena Springs Drive has been taking a somewhat serpentine route in recent days, as ongoing construction has necessitated lane changes. City engineers say to expect more of the same until mid-October. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY ANITA MILLER

Sound Physicians will supply hospitalists for CTMC under newly signed agreement

Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) has partnered with a new hospitalist group, Sound Physicians, to provide in-hospital care for the thousands of patients the hospital admits each year. Sound Physicians is a leading national physician founded and led organization focused on improving quality throughout the acute episode of care. The group will provide around-the-clock service and are specially trained to care for patients during hospital stays. 

Kingsbury woman dies in crash

Anita Miller - Managing Editor

A 61-year-old Kingsbury woman was pronounced dead at the scene of a two-vehicle crash on Hwy. 80 in Caldwell County Tuesday afternoon.

Sgt. Darryl Jiral of the Texas Highway Patrol said it happened at 3:25 p.m. half a mile south of San Marcos. A 1997 Mercury Grand Marquis driven by Kay Diane Megee was traveling northbound while a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by 20-year-old Kelsey Elizabeth Pittman of Lockhart was southbound.

Moreno appointed as JP for Pct. 1, Place 2

Anita Miller - Managing Editor

With their expressed full support, Maggie Hernandez Moreno was appointed Justice of the Peace Precinct 1, Place 2 on Tuesday by the Hays County Commissioners Court. Moreno, who was the Democratic candidate for the position held by her late mother, has no Republican opponent on the Nov. 8 ballot.

“I have big shoes to fill and I’m very ready for that,” Moreno told the court after the vote. The appointment is effective Oct. 1.

District considers athletic passes

Russell Wilde - Staff Reporter

San Marcos Athletic Director Mark Soto told the board of trustees that while he would love to see more students at games, allowing all SMCISD students to attend for free would present some challenges. 

Every school in the district doesn’t currently issue student ID cards so identifying district students would be difficult. He also wondered if the change would mean other ticketed events, like plays and performances, would also become free for students.

“It sounds great, it’s just hard to do,” he said.

Judge: Texas must allow fed oversight

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A federal judge says Texas must change its voter outreach efforts after the U.S. Justice Department accused the state of reneging on a deal to soften its tough voter ID law.

U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos on Tuesday also ordered Texas to begin letting federal officials review drafts of voter outreach and education materials before they are published.

Texas was forced to relax voter ID requirements before Election Day after a federal appeals court found the state’s 2011 law discriminated against minorities and the poor.

1,899 minute Texas State online giving event open

Texas State University will launch its inaugural “Step Up for State” online giving event at 8 a.m. today, to support mission-critical projects for the university.

The campaign will last 1,899 minutes — corresponding with the university’s 1899 founding — and conclude at 3:39 p.m. Thursday. Gifts may be made online at www.donate.txstate.edu/stepup.  

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