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Frankie Blackheart of Dark Matter Productions conceived the idea for The Aqua Show that will take place on July 1 at the Stonewall Warehouse, located at 141 E. Hopkins St. in San Marcos. The burlesque revue is a fundraiser for Mermaid Society SMTX. (photo by Denise Cathey/San Marcos Daily Record)

 
LORI STEINDORF Features Editor   Beguiling burlesque: It’s beautiful, it’s brazen, and it’s building up steam to burst onto the sizzling San Marcos arts scene.  Buoyant belle Frankie Blackheart of Dark Matter Productions conceived the fanciful idea... more

 

 

Families crowded the library to check out books and pick up reading logs at the Summer Reading Program kickoff on June 3. (photo by Deb Tomaselli/San Marcos Public Library)

 
LORI STEINDORF Features Editor   Librarians Deborah Carter and Ashley Schimelman have been posed the question, “Why are there so many kids at the library?”often lately since school let out for the summer. “School’s out! But, of course, the real... more

 

They needed someone with an infant to play Mary at our town’s annual Nativity Scene. This photo has always intrigued me … not sure what the bright thing is over my shoulder. But I know it ain’t dust. (Photo by Jennifer Kabay)

 
By JENNIFER KABAY San Marcos Daily Record Columnist     I hesitate to call being psychic a “gift” because “gift” implies I’ve got something you don’t. And that is not the case. We all have intuition. But like any other skill, some are just more... more
By JOE VOZZELLISports Editor Most people have a bucket list.   Count Joe Decker among them.   But, his list, in a word, is extreme.   One day in 1998, Decker was sitting in front of his computer. On a whim, knowing that his 30th birthday was around... more
By ISHMAEL JOHNSONDaily Record Sports After what happened to Veronica Sosa during the 2013 Texas Water Safari, who could blame her if she decided to not attempt the 264-mile race again?   Just as Sosa and her tandem partner Lauren DeLouche entered... more
From Staff Reports Dodging rain drops along the way, all but one of the teams that took off from the headwaters of the San Marcos River on Saturday morning were still in contention at the Texas Water Safari.   Even so, due in large part to a two-... more

 

 

Frankie Blackheart of Dark Matter Productions conceived the idea for The Aqua Show that will take place on July 1 at the Stonewall Warehouse, located at 141 E. Hopkins St. in San Marcos. The burlesque revue is a fundraiser for Mermaid Society SMTX. (photo by Denise Cathey/San Marcos Daily Record)

 

 

 

Families crowded the library to check out books and pick up reading logs at the Summer Reading Program kickoff on June 3. (photo by Deb Tomaselli/San Marcos Public Library)

 

 

They needed someone with an infant to play Mary at our town’s annual Nativity Scene. This photo has always intrigued me … not sure what the bright thing is over my shoulder. But I know it ain’t dust. (Photo by Jennifer Kabay)

 

Tatum Ingram didn't much care for the sample her mom Tammy just had her try Tuesday at a Picky Eaters Tasting Party at the San Marcos Public Library. The event featured dietitians offering up healthy snacks for kids age 2 to 6. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY ANITA MILLER

On the front lines of mosquito fight

Bonnie Gonzalez - Dripping Springs Century News

You may have noticed mosquitoes are out in force thanks to all the rain we’ve received. The good news is that Hays County is monitoring the blood- sucking insects to help keep residents safe, and no cases of mosquito-borne illnesses have been reported in the county.

Kylie (left) and Kaden Joseph watch as their grandmother Linda Kincaid measures flour for a cake in the Juneteenth Cake Auction. This year’s sweet event is being held at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 16, in the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins Street. Proceeds fund scholarships for local youth. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY ANITA MILLER

 

Baking for Juneteenth

The Sunshine Kids are on their annual tour of Central Texas, and that included floating the San Marcos River. One of them was Patricia Poitras from Groton, Connecticut, who floated with the assistance of the city’s Parks and Recreation Department. PHOTOS COURTESY OF JENNIFER WISLER

 

Sunshine Kid Tionah Wiggins from Rocky Mount, North Carolina rides her first horse at the Cielo Ranch in San Marcos.

 

Sheriff Gary Cutler swears in a group of young cancer patients and their accompanying volunteer nurse from Sutter Children’s Hospital in Sacramento, California.

 

Sunshine Kid David Kessinger from New Albany, Indiana poses with his EVO’s Motorcycle Club volunteer before heading out on a police escorted ride though San Marcos.

 

Sunshine Kids 26th Annual Hill County Adventure

Young cancer patients from hospitals across the United States attended the “26th Annual Sunshine Kids Texas Hill Country Adventure” June 6 -12 in the greater San Marcos area.

Texas man charged in 7 sex assault cases; suspect in 8 more

JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press

HOUSTON (AP) — A man charged in seven sexual assault cases in Houston also is the prime suspect in eight others since 2012, investigators said Monday.

Marquis V. Tate, 33, is accused of using either a knife or a gun to force women into his car and then taking them to secluded areas and sexually assaulting them, said Houston police Officer Monica Fortson, the lead investigator in the case.

Historic sites get more visitors thanks to 'Hamilton' fans

BETH J. HARPAZ, AP Travel Editor

NEW YORK (AP) — Historic sites connected to Alexander Hamilton are getting a lot more visitors than they used to, thanks to a little Broadway show you might have heard about.

Fans of the musical "Hamilton," which won 11 Tony Awards Sunday, are hunting down every Hamilton spot they can think of, from his home in Harlem, to his burial site in Lower Manhattan, to Hamilton Park in Weehawken, New Jersey, near the dueling grounds where he was shot by Aaron Burr.

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