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The Keep San Marcos Beautiful mural located on the back wall of Root Cellar Bakery, located at 142 North LBJ Drive, harmonizes with the mission of Mermaid Society SMTX. The mural was created by artist Morgan Haberle Egan and designer Jana Swec. (photo courtesy of July Moreno)

 

LORI STEINDORF Features Editor   Mermaid Society SMTX is making a SPLASH in the community as residents eagerly await Mermaid Week SMTX 2016 festivities that will get underway Sept. 10. According to Mermaid Society SMTX’s July Moreno, the acronym... more
I ate the noon meal at Good Neighbors on Tuesday with Erasmo del Bosque, a friend with a wonderful journey, and I want to share it with you:   “I started my Christian journey when I was saved on June 4, 1969, in a jail in Walla-Walla, Washington.  I... more

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The Greater San Marcos Youth Council is helping kids fill their backpacks with the supplies they need for school. GSMYC's 16th Annual School Supply Drive is underway through Aug. 12. A Back to School Reception for donors and supporters will be held on Aug. 4 with light refreshments provided.

 

The Greater San Marcos Youth Council's 16th Annual School Supply Drive is in full gear and ready to help the public school children of San Marcos.  The Back to School Reception for donors and supporters will be held on Aug. 4 with light refreshments... more

Photos by July Moreno/Mermaid Society SMTX

 

Billy Ray and Beverly Mangham of Eye of the Dog Art Center are grand marshals of the Sept. 17 SMTX Mermaid Parade. 

Tuesday, Sept. 6 – In honor of International Mermaid Day, the Mermaid Society SMTX will host its first fantasy “crown” making event.  This is planned to be an annual activity to make ready for the festivities during Mermaid Week.  Location TBD.  ... more

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Organizers of the Little Free Library project, left to right, are Delbert Howard, Barbara Pascoe, Priscilla Leder and Barbara Hannon.  Not pictured is Mike Lopez.

 

Daily Record Features   Late professor Daniel Hannon's last design project is complete, just short of the one-year anniversary of his death.  Last year, Hannon designed a Little Free Library for his neighborhood, Deerwood Estates. He took on the... more

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Nelda Martinez, 16, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Texas Pageant to be held July 30 and 31 at the Intercontinental in Dallas. Martinez, the daughter of Melissa Guerrero, is involved in cheerleading and the marching... more

 

The Keep San Marcos Beautiful mural located on the back wall of Root Cellar Bakery, located at 142 North LBJ Drive, harmonizes with the mission of Mermaid Society SMTX. The mural was created by artist Morgan Haberle Egan and designer Jana Swec. (photo courtesy of July Moreno)

 

Photo by www.creativeoutlet.com

 

The Greater San Marcos Youth Council is helping kids fill their backpacks with the supplies they need for school. GSMYC's 16th Annual School Supply Drive is underway through Aug. 12. A Back to School Reception for donors and supporters will be held on Aug. 4 with light refreshments provided.

 

Photos by July Moreno/Mermaid Society SMTX

 

Billy Ray and Beverly Mangham of Eye of the Dog Art Center are grand marshals of the Sept. 17 SMTX Mermaid Parade. 

Photos by Priscilla Leder

 

Organizers of the Little Free Library project, left to right, are Delbert Howard, Barbara Pascoe, Priscilla Leder and Barbara Hannon.  Not pictured is Mike Lopez.

 

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Scott drops out of race for JP, seeks council spot

Tara Pohlmeyer - Staff Reporter |

Former San Marcos City Council member Shane Scott intends to resign his Republican nomination for Justice of the Peace, Pct. 1, Place 2 and has decided to run for city council in November. 

Scott said while he appreciates the nomination, he feels he can serve the community better on the city council and wants to “get back in the fight.” 

“People are not happy with the direction the city’s heading,” he said. “I love the city and my focus has been on the city the past five years.” 

Kissing Tree, La Cima on agenda for county today

Anita Miller - Managing Editor | 

Hays County Commissioners are poised to vote on actions relating to two large subdivisions now under construction during this morning’s meeting.

Brookfield Residential, developer of The Kissing Tree upscale community marketed to those age 55 and over, will be discussed in relation to habitat conservation mitigation credits — something the project is required to purchase since its location off McCarty Road is home to some endangered species.

Plenty of public hearings for council tonight

Tara Pohlmeyer - Staff Reporter |

The number of alcohol-serving restaurants downtown, purpose built student housing and exterior building materials for non-residential buildings are all topics of public hearings at tonight’s city council meeting. 

The San Marcos City Council will be reviewing what the planning and zoning commission decided on June 28, including an increase in the number of restricted restaurant  conditional use permits in the central business area from 15 to 20 for the sale of alcoholic beverages. 

Sales tax holiday weekend Aug. 5-7

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds shoppers they can save money on certain items priced for less than $100 during the state’s annual sales tax holiday. This year, the sales tax holiday is scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 5-7.

The law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced below $100 from sales tax, saving shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend during the weekend.

From left to right: Kylie Contreras, Jocelyn Payan, Juliette Garza and Daniel Day at the HOSA Future Health Professionals 2016 International Leadership Conference. Not shown: Itzel Osornia and Emily Sivilay. photo courtesy of iris Campbell.

 

SMHS students recognized at National HOSA Conference

Four San Marcos High School students traveled to Nashville, Tennessee the week of June 21- 26, to compete and be recognized at the HOSA Future Health Professionals 2016 International Leadership Conference. They were Kylie Contreras, Jocelyn Payan, Juliette Garza and Daniel Day.

Kylie Contreras competed in the Medical Reading event, where she placed 5th overall.  

Jocelyn Payan represented the San Marcos High School HOSA chapter for their recognition for money raised for the 2016 National Service Project benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  

Black Lives Matter march Sunday in San Marcos

Tara Pohlmeyer - Staff Reporter |

An organization will be born and a portion of the community will come together Sunday night to march as part of the Black Lives Matter movement. 

The Black Lives San Marcos organization is not even a week old, but they hope to promote education in town through a peaceful march that will begin at 6 p.m. at Greater Bethel Baptist Church at 726 Centre St. and lead to the Hays County Courthouse. At 4:30 p.m., there will be food, fellowship, sign-making and a briefing on the protocol of marching for participants. 

Javier Rodriguez and his son, Isaiah, at Bobcat Stadium during Texas State’s Pokemon Go event Thursday afternoon. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY ISHMAEL JOHNSON

Pokemon Go users take over downtown

Ishmael Johnson - Sports Reporter | 

When was the last time a trend took off this rapidly?

For all its clichés, the phrase “going viral” is about as apt of a description as one could use to describe the “Pokemon Go” craze encompassing seemingly everyone.

Friends get into it via their friends and relatives and spread the word from there. Everyone’s on Pokemon Go — or so it seems. The augmented reality game has players traversing their surroundings using the app’s Google Maps layout data to catch and battle Pokemon.

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Organizers of the Little Free Library project, left to right, are Delbert Howard, Barbara Pascoe, Priscilla Leder and Barbara Hannon.  Not pictured is Mike Lopez.

 

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Mike Lopez, shown here, is credited for helping build the Little Free Library that was designed by late Texas State University professor Dan Hannon. Promoting literacy and community, the library is situated in Deerwood Estates.

 

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Late professor Daniel Hannon's last design project is complete, just short of the one-year anniversary of his death. 

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