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Ed Mihalkanin scored a direct hit sending Samantha Armbruster into the dunk tank, one of many games at this year’s seventh annual Foodstock which benefits the Hays County Food Bank.

An open air market at Rhythm of the Street demonstrated the possibilities available in the downtown area to attract more visitors and business. And on a hot day like yesterday, the free snow cones were a welcome treat.

The heat is on with another salsa competition. Entries must be registered by 2 p.m.


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Hays County Commissioners on Tuesday issued a proclamation making August “National Breastfeeding Month” in Hays County. Shown are (from left) County Judge Bert Cobb, Pct. 2 Commissioner Mark Jones, Pct. 1 Commissioner Debbie Gonzales Ingalsbe, Kim Castro and Lyssa Thames of WIC, Pct. 3 Commissioner Will Conley and Pct. 4 Commissioner Ray Whisenant. Castro reported to the court that WIC has achieved a breastfreed rate of 89 percent in its local operations.
Gary Job Corps held the “Summer Splash” activities celebrating the students return from summer break.  The staff from the dining hall cooked 1,190 turkey legs and over 200 lbs. of fajitas. Pictured from left are the dining staff that serves the student body three meals a day, seven days a week: Placida Zabaleta, Christina Widish, Julio Echeverria, Adela Sanchez, Alfred Garcia, Clifford Jones, Alma Puentes, Adolfo Ovalle, Fritzie Kimbrough, Chef Gary Orris, Miguel Garcia  and Gloria Polanco. 
Work continues on the second continuous flow intersection in San Marcos at Interstate 35 and Hopkins Street, even on the very hot afternoons as workers take what little shade they can. Drivers seem to have adjusted to the first continuous flow intersection at I-35 and Aquarena Springs without much difficulty, according to the Texas Department of Transportation which oversees the two projects.
The heat is on with another salsa competition. Entries must be registered by 2 p.m.
Coach Jeter and the members of the St. Stephen’s Archery team at the NASP World Archery Tournament

St. Stephen’s archers take on the world

The 2014 State Archery Champions in the Elementary Division, St. Stephen’s Episcopal School Archery Team represented themselves well at the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) World Tournament held in Madison, Wisconsin on July 11-13. The 13 member team, led by Coach Val Jeter, scored an overall team score of 2723 including 51 bull’s-eyes.

Map for Saturday July 26 for Rhythm of the Street downtown event.

The rhythm of San Marcos

“Having a downtown grocery store like this is the best thing that we could ask for,” says Matthew Lewis, director of planning and development services of the little H-E-B. “If we could have them extend out and frame this corner and screen this parking, then this could redevelop in a more appropriate manner. And maybe it will one day. It’s very likely that you could retrofit this, have that as a storefront and have this as a street right here. Stranger things have happened.”

How to stretch your garden dollar

Many Texas home owners are unfamiliar with the art and technique of gardening, and spend needless dollars each year on landscaping. Although dollars spent on landscaping can pay big dividends, the trick is to stretch those dollars and make the most of the money invested. Here are some money-saving dollar-stretching suggestions for you to consider:


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