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San Marcos Mayor John Thomaides and Chase Hayles with the mural Hayles created along N. LBJ Drive. It is the fourth work to be dedicated under the city’s mural program. PHOTO BY DON ANDERS

Items from a previous 4th Flea event are displayed on a shelf. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE PRICE CENTER.

4th Flea, the only downtown, monthly community flea market in San Marcos is seeking vendors to participate in its Jan. 28 event. The market takes place every fourth Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Price Center and offers both... more

Dog of the Week: Carter

Carter is one cool dog. This one-year-old is always happy to run and play outside, and can keep you entertained for hours. He is fantastic with other dogs and is really easy to get along with, he loves all people. Carter has been at the shelter for a while now and we just can’t figure out why this sweet boy is being overlooked. Come and meet him today and watch him melt your heart!

Both pets are available for adoption at the San Marcos Regional Shelter, and both pets have their adoption sponsored by the Mutt Strutt Guardian Angel program. That means that if you and either pet are a good match, their adoption, complete with... more

Merlin The Wise shows off his garb at last year’s San Marcos Celtic Fest. 

2017 has just begun, and with it a multitude of uncertainties— not the least of which is the unpredictable “winter” weather of Texas. One thing that is certain is that the days are slowly getting longer and the promise of spring is in the air. In... more

Alton Ill. Police officers and U.S. Marshals confer at the rear of a Nissan Altima that crashed ending a high-speed chase. William Michael Bryars, 17, allegedly attacked his mother with a hammer and screwdriver in Dripping Springs, stole this car and drove to Illinois before being arrested by police there. PHOTO BY JOHN BADMAN/THE TELEGRAPH

Russell Wilde - Staff Reporter The Dripping Springs teen that allegedly used a hammer and screwdriver to attack his mother before stealing her car has been arrested in Illinois. William Michael Bryars, 17, was arrested early Friday after a chase... more

Bassist Brandon Alvis of Bogan Villa, a 70s inspired band, playing a set outside Dahlia Woods Gallery. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY RACHEL WILLIS

Rachel Willis - Staff Reporter Downtown San Marcos hosted its first Third Thursday Downtown Walkabout since the beginning of the new year. Downtown art galleries showcased local artists pieces and served up wine and canapes to the public. 218... more

Gary Job Corps representatives Susanne Ritter and Randolph Goodman attended the reception for the Commanding Officer Major General Jeffrey Snow, US Army Recruiting Command during the San Antonio Community Action Committee Meeting in preparation of the All American Bowl held at the Alamo Bowl. NFL Hall of Famer Kevin Green was the featured speaker along with testimonials from  future soldiers.  Pictured are San Antonio Chamber of Commerce President Richard Perez, SACAC chairman;  Joseph Bray, Gary Job Corps; Ritter, Snow, Company Commander US Army Recruiting San Marcos Captain Michael McCown, San Marcos Chamber of Commerce President Jason Mock, Legislative Aide to State Representative Elect Barbara Gervin Hawkins Ramon Chapa Jr. and  Goodman. PHOTO COURTESY OF GARY JOB CORPS

City seeks applicants for youth program funding  

The city of San Marcos is currently accepting applications to fund programs serving children and youth in the San Marcos area.
 Applications must be turned in to the Grant Harris, Jr. Building, 401 E. Hopkins, by noon on Feb. 10. Applications can be downloaded from
 To qualify for funds, agencies must:
• Establish that it is performing a needed service that meets the needs of one of the Priority Areas in the Youth Master Plan,

Traffic Update Jan. Jan 15-21

MLK PARADE: The Martin Luther King Parade will be held on Monday, Jan. 16 from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Parade will start on W. San Antonio at Guadalupe then continue on N. LBJ to MLK and finish at Dunbar Park. Dunbar Heritage Association, 512-694-5292
WOODS ST: A segment of Woods Street between Comanche and North Street will be closed during construction of the new Texas State University Engineering & Science Building until August 2018. Project Manager Scott Rouse, 512-245-2202.

BEC offices closed for MLK Day

Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative’s offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 16, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Bluebonnet’s offices will also be closed Thursday, Jan. 19, for a company-wide meeting. Bluebonnet members can access their account information and make payments during these office closings through the co-op’s website at

Couple marks 60 years

Jesse and Connie Torres residents of Austin, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Dec. 30, 2016.
They were married in San Marcos in the old St. John’s the evangelist Catholic church. For these 60 years they committed themselves to God, each other, family and friends.
They are the parents of four wonderful children, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. For this celebration, they are planning a trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. May the Good Lord continue to bless them from above with many more years of joy, health and happiness.

High above the roadway, a worker dips into a bucket of spackle to apply to the new SH 123 overpass over Redwood Road. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) says the road should be open this spring. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY ANITA MILLER

SH 123 project



Items from a previous 4th Flea event are displayed on a shelf. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE PRICE CENTER.

4th Flea, the only downtown, monthly community flea market in San Marcos is seeking vendors to participate in its Jan. 28 event.


Priscilla Graham Hardison Taylor

Priscilla Graham Hardison Taylor, 98, passed away Jan. 10, 2017 at Hays Nursing and Rehab in San Marcos, Texas.

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San Marcos, Tx 78666
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Fax: 512-392-6483