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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)

Armed with his own tools, Samuel Long of Austin waited for his assignment. Volunteers from all over showed up to help with the cleanup. SMDR photo/Anita Miller

Anita Miller


Reece Rodriguez, along with one-year-old Annabella and eight-year-old Ariana, had some breakfast at the San Marcos Activity Center Tuesday after having spent two nights there. The family was evacuated from their home in the 1400 block of River Road at 3 a.m. Sunday. SMDR photo/Anita Miller

Cumming’s Dam, located just below the confluence of the San Marcos and Blanco Rivers, was inundated but not failing Tuesday afternoon as had been reported on social media. Alan Cummings said the flood took the catwalk off the structure, which has stood on the river since 1915. SMDR photo/Anita Miller

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)

Armed with his own tools, Samuel Long of Austin waited for his assignment. Volunteers from all over showed up to help with the cleanup. SMDR photo/Anita Miller

Reece Rodriguez, along with one-year-old Annabella and eight-year-old Ariana, had some breakfast at the San Marcos Activity Center Tuesday after having spent two nights there. The family was evacuated from their home in the 1400 block of River Road at 3 a.m. Sunday. SMDR photo/Anita Miller

Cumming’s Dam, located just below the confluence of the San Marcos and Blanco Rivers, was inundated but not failing Tuesday afternoon as had been reported on social media. Alan Cummings said the flood took the catwalk off the structure, which has stood on the river since 1915. SMDR photo/Anita Miller

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Traveling with pets this Memorial Day

More than 37 million Americans are expected to travel this Memorial Day weekend, and doctors from BluePearl Veterinary Partners are offering tips for keeping your furry friends safe if they are hitting the road with you.
“Travel can be stressful for both pets and people,” said Dr. Jennifer Welser, chief medical officer for BluePearl. “We hope these tips will make your trip a more enjoyable experience for everyone, whether they have two legs or four.”

A Word about Recycling — May 24

A variety of things from both the Resource Recycling and Recycling Today eNewsletters.
First, what we think may be a good use of ‘selfies’ besides ego building. “The European Recycling Coalition has launched an innovative social media campaign utilizing selfies as a rallying call for e-scrap recycling.
Participants take photos of themselves holding used devices and pledge to recycle those products responsibly.”


Modeling and holding the new First Presbyterian t-shirt are Ruth Jennings and Carol Grimm. (Photo courtesy First Presbyterian)

The First Presbyterian logo on the front of the shirt. (Photo courtesy First Presbyterian)

First Presbyterian receives official shirts

New t-shirts for all ages were presented to the congregation of the First Presbyterian Church on Sunday, May 10. The gray shirts feature the new logo chosen last year by the Church. It is a white cross surrounded by the same colors of the stained-glass windows in the sanctuary, and  has flames at the base signifying the Holy Spirit in Pentecost.
 

Answers to go with Susan Smith: What are the white wildflowers?

By SUSAN SMITH

Daily Record Columnist

 

Each week hundreds of people call or visit the San Marcos Public Library to find information.  “Answers•To•Go” highlights recently received questions. Please visit the library at 625 East Hopkins, call 393-8200 for information over the phone, or e-mail us through our web-page at www.sanmarcostx.gov/library.

Mobile phone bans lead to rise in student test scores

 Banning cellphones in schools reaps the same benefits as extending the school year by five days, according to a study co-authored by an economist at The University of Texas at Austin.
“New technologies are typically thought of as improving productivity, however this is not always the case,” said Richard Murphy, an assistant professor of economics. “When technology is multipurpose, such as cellphones, it can be both distracting and disruptive.”


Texas State redshirt senior Scott Grist turned in yet-another masterful performance against UT Arlington on Thursday night.

College Baseball: Paiz, Grist lift Texas State to 10-2 victory over UT Arlington

By JOE VOZZELLI
Sports Editor

TROY, Ala. — David Paiz wasn't a well-known name around Sun Belt circles before this week's proceedings in Troy, Alabama.

The senior is changing that fact rather quickly.

Thanks to Paiz's second consecutive big game at the plate — this time during Texas State's 10-2 victory over UT Arlington on Thursday night at Riddle-Pace Field — the Bobcats are headed to Saturday's semifinals of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament in Troy, Alabama.


Texas State celebrates after its 8-7 comeback victory over UL Lafayette during Wednesday afternoon's Sun Belt Tournament first-round game at Riddle-Pace Field in Troy, Alabama.

College Baseball: Texas State stuns UL Lafayette with 8-7 comeback victory

By JOE VOZZELLI
Sports Editor

TROY, Ala. — Strange circumstances set the stage for Texas State's 8-7 comeback victory over UL Lafayette.

You won’t hear the Bobcats complaining.

With Texas State staring at a 7-4 deficit during the ninth inning of Wednesday afternoon’s opening round game of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament at Riddle-Pace Field in Troy, Alabama, the Ragin’ Cajuns committed two costly errors, both of which came with the Bobcats down to their final out.

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