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It was a spirited scene at Bobcat Stadium Friday, as “Maroon Out” welcomed the freshman class and introduced them to the football team and coaches and coache from other sports. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY GERALD CASTILLO

Shown here supported by the "Oklahoma" chorus, Molly Massey, at age 9, is already a renowned vocalist. PHOTO COURTESY OF SAM TWEEDY

The 14th Annual United We Sing concert will take place Sunday, Sept. 11 at 3 p.m. at Evans Auditorium on the Texas State campus.  A variety of local area talent of all ages will be on display at this patriotic tribute presented by the Heart Of Texas... more

The Steel Magnolias, exciting, exuberant and sometimes unexpected, are shown raisin' the roof at a recent performance. They will perform during Sept. 11's United We Sing concert at Evans Auditorium on the Texas State University campus. PHOTO COURTESY OF DEBBIE DANIEL

The 14th Annual "United We Sing" concert, set for Sunday, Sept. 11 at 3 p.m., will feature the very popular, high-energy Steel Magnolias.   The ladies from the San Marcos area are celebrating their 10th year in ministry.  They've performed... more
Sisters Kourtney and Ginger Ray wait to distribute rented tubes to customers at the Lions Club Tube Rental in City Park. The tube rental is open daily through Labor Day, Sept. 5. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY DENISE CATHEY

Sisters Kourtney and Ginger Ray wait to distribute rented tubes to customers at the Lions Club Tube Rental in City Park. The tube rental is open daily through Labor Day, Sept. 5. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY DENISE CATHEY

Laura Aebi - Staff Reporter A study measuring river traffic is finishing up another summer of data. River Watcher, a study started by an employee at Texas State University, has been counting and recording “water vehicles”  since 2014. While the... more
The Texas Tribune CEO and co-founder Evan Smith delivers the keynote address about how the media can drive engagement with policy at the Texas Groundwater Summit at the Embassy Suites Hotel San Marcos Conference Center. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY DENISE CATHEY

The Texas Tribune CEO and co-founder Evan Smith delivers the keynote address about how the media can drive engagement with policy at the Texas Groundwater Summit at the Embassy Suites Hotel San Marcos Conference Center. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY DENISE CATHEY

GALLERY: The Texas Tribune CEO and co-founder Evan Smith delivers the keynote address about how the media can drive engagement with policy at the Texas Groundwater Summit at the Embassy Suites Hotel San Marcos Conference Center.

From left to right are membership committee representatives Shelley Henry, Sherri Bilson, Sara Lee Underwood, Naomi Narvaiz and Marianne Moore. PHOTO COURTESY OF MARIANNE MOORE

The Heritage Association of San Marcos is hosting a membership event on Sunday, Aug. 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. Current and prospective new members are invited to the Charles S. Cock House, 400 E. Hopkins St.,  to enjoy ice cream sundaes and a history... more

It was a spirited scene at Bobcat Stadium Friday, as “Maroon Out” welcomed the freshman class and introduced them to the football team and coaches and coache from other sports. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY GERALD CASTILLO

Shown here supported by the "Oklahoma" chorus, Molly Massey, at age 9, is already a renowned vocalist. PHOTO COURTESY OF SAM TWEEDY

The Steel Magnolias, exciting, exuberant and sometimes unexpected, are shown raisin' the roof at a recent performance. They will perform during Sept. 11's United We Sing concert at Evans Auditorium on the Texas State University campus. PHOTO COURTESY OF DEBBIE DANIEL

Sisters Kourtney and Ginger Ray wait to distribute rented tubes to customers at the Lions Club Tube Rental in City Park. The tube rental is open daily through Labor Day, Sept. 5. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY DENISE CATHEY

Sisters Kourtney and Ginger Ray wait to distribute rented tubes to customers at the Lions Club Tube Rental in City Park. The tube rental is open daily through Labor Day, Sept. 5. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY DENISE CATHEY

The Texas Tribune CEO and co-founder Evan Smith delivers the keynote address about how the media can drive engagement with policy at the Texas Groundwater Summit at the Embassy Suites Hotel San Marcos Conference Center. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY DENISE CATHEY

The Texas Tribune CEO and co-founder Evan Smith delivers the keynote address about how the media can drive engagement with policy at the Texas Groundwater Summit at the Embassy Suites Hotel San Marcos Conference Center. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY DENISE CATHEY

From left to right are membership committee representatives Shelley Henry, Sherri Bilson, Sara Lee Underwood, Naomi Narvaiz and Marianne Moore. PHOTO COURTESY OF MARIANNE MOORE

San Marcos Police investigating overnight shooting

An 18-year-old San Marcos man is being treated in the hospital after a shooting in the 500 block of Linda Lane.

San Marcos Police received a call around 11 p.m. last night requesting help for a man who had been shot in the head at the Townwood Apartments.  

According to witnesses, Jose Tarango asked his friends to drive him to the Townwood Apartments to visit a friend. His friends dropped him off and as they were leaving heard gunshots.  They found him injured on the first floor of the apartment complex breezeway.

Tory Carpenter earned definite style points on Friday when he floated the San Marcos River in business attire complete with a tie. See more from the “float to work” event on page 3A. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY GERALD CASTILLO

Tory Carpenter earned definite style points on Friday when he floated the San Marcos River in business attire complete with a tie. See more from the “float to work” event on page 3A. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY GERALD CASTILLO

About to launch at Sewell Park, Andrea Villalobos gives the thumbs up. With her are Tory Carpenter, Gwendolyn Hustredt, Abby Gillillan, Samantha Armbruster and others. 

About to launch at Sewell Park, Andrea Villalobos gives the thumbs up. With her are Tory Carpenter, Gwendolyn Hustredt, Abby Gillillan, Samantha Armbruster and others. 

All in a day’s float...

Anita Miller - Managing Editor |

It’s by no means uncommon to see someone floating the river with a beverage in hand. But in most cases, it’s a cold one, ranging from water to soda, energy drinks and beer. Never coffee — or at least not before Friday morning.

Likewise, it’s not uncommon to see someone taking their smart phone along for the ride — but typically, they aren’t wearing a dress and pearls. That changed Friday morning too.

Lawmakers skeptical about public notice rule change

Marty Schladen - El Paso Times |

AUSTIN — Lawmakers were skeptical Thursday about changing requirements that local governments post notices of meetings, elections, annexations and other such matters in the newspaper.

A select committee consisting of Texas senators and representatives met in the Capitol to hear testimony on a perennial issue — whether cash-strapped city councils, school boards, commissioner courts and other local entities should have to pay the local newspaper to get the word out about their business.

Record publisher attended hearing

Don Moore - Publisher |

The message from our legislators was refreshing as the committee responded to the messages they were getting from several Texas municipalities and school districts.

The groups told the committee they felt the legal notice expenditures were way too expensive, but the committee members came back with major concerns about the lack of transparency and the taxpayers’ right to know what the government is doing with their tax dollars.

In order to save space, preserve and reduce odor, the Hays County Jail has started to vacuum seal the belongings of inmates. The jail has about 300 bins for belongings, while on Thursday the jail population was 416. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY TARA POHLMEYER

In order to save space, preserve and reduce odor, the Hays County Jail has started to vacuum seal the belongings of inmates. The jail has about 300 bins for belongings, while on Thursday the jail population was 416. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY TARA POHLMEYER

 

Before the floors and walls are repainted, wear and tear can be seen in the different inmate quarters.

Before the floors and walls are repainted, wear and tear can be seen in the different inmate quarters.

 

After 27 years, jail aging by degrees

Tara Pohlmeyer - Staff Reporter |

The more than 27-year-old Hays County Jail is aging each day, and officials are working to make the updates that they can. 

Hays County is set to call a bond election in November, part of which would enlarge the jail on Uhland Road by 192 beds and refurbish and modernize the existing facility with special attention on the intake and booking area, infirmary, kitchen and food service areas and other spaces. 

Currently, each section of the jail is being repainted and updated with new relays and inputs for “state of the art” systems. 

Private prison policy doesn’t apply in Kyle

Anita Miller - Managing Editor |

The U.S. Justice Department’s recent decision to phase out the use of private, for-profit prisons won’t affect the operations at the Kyle Correctional Center because it is part of the state, not federal, system.

Management Training Corporation (MTC), the entity that operates the Kyle facility, does operate two federal lock-ups that will be impacted by the policy, spokesman Issa Arnita said, referencing the Giles W. Dalby Correctional Facility in Post, Texas and the Taft Correctional Institute in California.

DPS: Obey the rules about buses

Classes in the San Marcos CISD start Monday, and the Texas Department of Public Safety urges drivers to be watchful for children who are walking to and from school or waiting for buses. Drivers should be especially alert and careful around school buses – which make frequent stops – and always follow traffic laws regarding school buses and school zones.

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The Steel Magnolias, exciting, exuberant and sometimes unexpected, are shown raisin' the roof at a recent performance. They will perform during Sept. 11's United We Sing concert at Evans Auditorium on the Texas State University campus. PHOTO COURTESY OF DEBBIE DANIEL

The 14th Annual "United We Sing" concert, set for Sunday, Sept. 11 at 3 p.m., will feature the very popular, high-energy Steel Magnolias.  

Obituaries

Patricia ‘Pat’ Hebbe

 

Patricia “Pat” Hebbe of Kyle, Texas, loving wife, devoted mother and grandmother, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, at the age of 74.

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