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San Marcos Mayor John Thomaides and Chase Hayles with the mural Hayles created along N. LBJ Drive. It is the fourth work to be dedicated under the city’s mural program. PHOTO BY DON ANDERS

Items from a previous 4th Flea event are displayed on a shelf. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE PRICE CENTER.

4th Flea, the only downtown, monthly community flea market in San Marcos is seeking vendors to participate in its Jan. 28 event. The market takes place every fourth Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Price Center and offers both... more

Dog of the Week: Carter

Carter is one cool dog. This one-year-old is always happy to run and play outside, and can keep you entertained for hours. He is fantastic with other dogs and is really easy to get along with, he loves all people. Carter has been at the shelter for a while now and we just can’t figure out why this sweet boy is being overlooked. Come and meet him today and watch him melt your heart!

Both pets are available for adoption at the San Marcos Regional Shelter, and both pets have their adoption sponsored by the Mutt Strutt Guardian Angel program. That means that if you and either pet are a good match, their adoption, complete with... more

Merlin The Wise shows off his garb at last year’s San Marcos Celtic Fest. 

2017 has just begun, and with it a multitude of uncertainties— not the least of which is the unpredictable “winter” weather of Texas. One thing that is certain is that the days are slowly getting longer and the promise of spring is in the air. In... more

Alton Ill. Police officers and U.S. Marshals confer at the rear of a Nissan Altima that crashed ending a high-speed chase. William Michael Bryars, 17, allegedly attacked his mother with a hammer and screwdriver in Dripping Springs, stole this car and drove to Illinois before being arrested by police there. PHOTO BY JOHN BADMAN/THE TELEGRAPH

Russell Wilde - Staff Reporter The Dripping Springs teen that allegedly used a hammer and screwdriver to attack his mother before stealing her car has been arrested in Illinois. William Michael Bryars, 17, was arrested early Friday after a chase... more

Bassist Brandon Alvis of Bogan Villa, a 70s inspired band, playing a set outside Dahlia Woods Gallery. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY RACHEL WILLIS

Rachel Willis - Staff Reporter Downtown San Marcos hosted its first Third Thursday Downtown Walkabout since the beginning of the new year. Downtown art galleries showcased local artists pieces and served up wine and canapes to the public. 218... more

Crockett Elementary School’s Geo Bee Coordinator Brenda Butler recently handed out certificates to winners (from left) Adi Idigheji, first place; Elizabeth Scull, second place; and Jullianna Garza, third place. The first place winner will now advance to state competition. PHOTO COURTESY OF SUSAN SEATON

Participants in the MLK March gathered Monday before the Hays County Courthouse before beginning their march to Dunbar Center. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY DENISE CATHEY

Alaya Heimen and her father Dawan Harris carry signs with a quotation from Martin Luther King Jr. as they march down S LBJ Dr. in the 2017 MLK March. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY DENISE CATHEY

SMCISD Trustee Lupe Costilla, historian Rose Brooks and Texas State University President Dr. Denise Trauth. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY DENISE CATHEY

Those attending the MLK celebrations at Dunbar Community Center joined hands to sing “We Shall Overcome." PHOTO BY DON ANDERS

Local civil rights hero Harvey Miller. PHOTO BY DON ANDERS

From left are Alex Banbury Jr., City Council members Lisa Prewitt and Scott Gregson, Mayor John Thomaides, Rajanae Hughes, Harvey Miller, Pastor Jonafa Banbury, Anijah Hughes, Dr. DeAunderia Bowen and County Judge Bert Cobb. PHOTO BY DON ANDERS

Lessons of civil rights giant are still meaningful today

Anita Miller - Managing Editor
Society has come a long way in the 49 years since an assassin’s bullet took the life of Martin Luther King Jr., but we still have a long way to go.
That was a primary takeaway from speeches on Monday commemorating the life and legacy of the slain civil rights leader.
San Marcos residents of all backgrounds and races came together Monday morning for a march from the downtown courthouse to Dunbar Community Center where they sampled “Peace” pies from the San Marcos Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

Search to find new city manager expected soon

Russell Wilde - Staff Reporter
Tonight, the Amarillo City Council is expected to approve a contract that will officially make current San Marcos City Manager Jared Miller their city manager.
While that is happening the San Marcos City Council will be discussing how to find Miller’s replacement, potentially naming an interim manager and finalizing Miller’s departure from the city’s highest unelected position.
“It’s incredibly important,” Mayor John Thomaides said. “People want stability in the city manager position and we’re going to work hard to provide that.

The new voting system brings a game show feel to city council meetings. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY RUSSELL WILDE

Council members will use a keypad rather than voice their votes.

Keypad system replacing traditional council voting

Russell Wilde - Staff Reporter
When the City Council casts its votes at tonight’s meeting the traditional “ayes” and “noes” won’t be heard. Instead, voting will take on a game show-like system.
When a vote is called, council members will use a keypad to vote for, against or abstain from the item. The voting is done silently and how each member votes isn’t revealed until the city clerk tallies the votes.
Mayor John Thomaides says the system will make it easier for the council to vote its conscience.

Nowhere left to run away to: The final days of the circus

TAMARA LUSH, Associated Press

 

 

 

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Goodbye to death-defying feats — daring young men (and women) on the flying trapeze, whip-wielding lion tamers, human cannonballs. Goodbye to the scent of peanuts and popcorn, the thrill of three rings, the jaunty bum-bum-dadadada of circus music.

Send out the clowns. The Big Top is coming down — for good.

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Items from a previous 4th Flea event are displayed on a shelf. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE PRICE CENTER.

4th Flea, the only downtown, monthly community flea market in San Marcos is seeking vendors to participate in its Jan. 28 event.

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Priscilla Graham Hardison Taylor

Priscilla Graham Hardison Taylor, 98, passed away Jan. 10, 2017 at Hays Nursing and Rehab in San Marcos, Texas.

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