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Kelli Lopez, center, stands with other San Marcos High School leaders previous to her resignation.
Late Wednesday Superintendent Michael Cardona announced that San Marcos High School Principal Kelli Lopez had resigned effective immediately. The Record has learned that this month the district was made aware of issues that involved a violation of... more
Constable David Peterson gets to know a 2-year-old Parker Davidson at First Step School.  PHOTOS COURTESY OF FIRT STEP SCHOOL
Constable David Peterson has been adopted by First Step School and he was recently able to meet all the children for the first time. He will be coming monthly to do different activities with the children and for the children to do things with and... more
Mermaid Court Queen Shirley Rodgers shows off her crown and sash during the Mermaid Ball. PHOTO BY DENISE CATHEY
Laura Aebi- Lifestyles Editor   Many Central Texas residents came to The Meadows Center on Friday, Sept. 16 to take part in the first annual Mermaid Society Ball. The ball, which was part of Mermaid Week, a cultural arts event that highlighted the... more
Damage to the Loop 82 bridge. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY RUSSELL WILDE
Russell Wilde - Staff Reporter The Loop 82 bridge over the San Marcos River at Sewell Park received some minor damage during Monday’s flood event. It appears that water pushing against the bridge’s guardrail caused some of the concrete to break away... more
Kelli Lopez, center, stands with other San Marcos High School leaders previous to her resignation.
Constable David Peterson gets to know a 2-year-old Parker Davidson at First Step School.  PHOTOS COURTESY OF FIRT STEP SCHOOL
Mermaid Court Queen Shirley Rodgers shows off her crown and sash during the Mermaid Ball. PHOTO BY DENISE CATHEY
Kai Sandoval picks up a bowl of Legos and a  base plate at the Lego Mania event in the San Marcos Public Library Wednesday. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY DENISE CATHEY
Damage to the Loop 82 bridge. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY RUSSELL WILDE
Maddie Moore and her horse Jake (left), along with Rachel Arnold and her horse Spartan were at Tanger Outlet Mall on Wednesday to bring attention to the Tejas Rodeo Rough Riders Drill Team from Bulverde. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY DENISE CATHEY

Board on track to scuttle block schedule

Russell Wilde - Staff Reporter

The San Marcos Consolidated School District is moving forward with planning that could lead to abandoning the block schedule at secondary schools in the district.

Superintendent Michael Cardona said for a block schedule to be most effective, it takes planning a curriculum that builds on a 90-minute class period, absent that it can create problems.

Unemployment rates remain low in city, county

Anita Miller - Managing Editor

Both San Marcos and Hays County continue to enjoy low unemployment rates — though numbers for August were higher than last year —  according to figures recently released by the Texas Workforce Commission.

For San Marcos, the August jobless rate was 3.9 percent. That compares to 4 percent in July and 3.9 percent in June. In August 2015, the city’s unemployment rate was 3.5 percent.

For Hays County, the August rate was 3.7 percent. It was the same in July and 3.6 percent in June. The county’s jobless rate in August 2015 was 3.5 percent.

County scraps school zone cameras

Anita Miller - Managing Editor

 In part because of unexpected labor and administration costs, the Hays County Commissioners Court on Tuesday scrapped a program that used cameras to catch drivers who speed through school zones.

County attorney Mark Kennedy said the decision to terminate the agreement with American Traffic Solutions, Inc. (ATS) was a mutual one.

“It was a mutually agreed upon termination. Hays County won’t be required to pay any fees,” Kennedy said. “That is not the intent of the parties.”

Attempted kidnapping a rumor, city website says

Russell Wilde - Staff Reporter

A couple arguing near Springtown Mall Monday night has lead to rumors about kidnapping and a hostage situation, the city says.

According to investigators, a man and woman were arguing while a second man stood nearby. At one point a man pinned the woman against the wall and then tried to force her into a car with the help of the second man.

An employee from a nearby restaurant intervened by getting into the vehicle and trying to remove the keys.

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Diane Insley was hired as a special services librarian in 1988. She was a member of the Parent Teacher Organization for 17 years, as well as serving on the committee for Project Graduation. Insley also spent eight years as field trip coordinator. Insley was promoted to director of the San Marcos Public Library in 2009, where she continues to engage the community and strive for success. On Oct. 6, Insley will be inducted into the San Marcos Women’s Hall of Fame at their 31st annual induction.

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission has awarded San Marcos Library Director Diane Insley one of six scholarships to attend the Research Institute for Public Libraries in Englewood, Colo

Obituaries

Maria Amparo  Enriquez.

Maria Amparo Enriquez, a resident of San Marcos, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016 at the age of 88. She was born in Elgin on July, 5, 1928 to Salvador M. Flores and Catarina Canamar. 

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