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The St. John’s Catholic Church Matlachines dance troupe, shown here in 2014, belongs to the Hays County Matlachines. Participants of all ages entertain audiences while honoring their faith, ancestry and culture. (St. John's Catholic Church)

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Members of Highlights in action at the Barbershop Harmony Society’s Southwestern District Quartet Contest are tenor Jerry Cooper, lead Ron Melder, bass Mike Wilson and baritone Doug Peterson. (Heart Of Texas Chorus)

The 13th annual United We Sing Concert is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 13 at 3 p.m. in Evans Auditorium on the campus of Texas State University.  


Parks Ranger Scott Raven and Dianne Wassenich of the San Marcos River Foundation look over what remains of Cape’s Dam. City Council may decide its face tonight. SMDR photo/Christopher Salinas

Christopher Salinas/News Reporter


VFW Commander Dan West (left), Gary Tucker and Hays County Veterans Services Officer Jude Prather. SMDR photo/Anita Miller

Anita Miller/Managing Editor

Like too many of their neighbors, Sabrina and Gary Tucker had only moments to escape their Wimberley home early on May 24.


Lisa Tanksley, Mary Gutierrez, Andrew Frisch and Carla Caskey Sisk of ColorMix had one of the most elaborate booths, designed by Frisch. The 1950s style soda shope won Best of Show. SMDR photo/David Short

David Short/Business Editor

The 30th annual San Marcos Chamber of Commerce Business Expo is now over and by all accounts was the most successful ever.  


Country Music star Kip Moore told those gathered that he wanted to do something to create a safe place for kids. He spoke at the ribbon cutting for a skate park in Veteran’s Park on Mariposa Street. SMDR photos/Anita Miller

The St. John’s Catholic Church Matlachines dance troupe, shown here in 2014, belongs to the Hays County Matlachines. Participants of all ages entertain audiences while honoring their faith, ancestry and culture. (St. John's Catholic Church)

Members of Highlights in action at the Barbershop Harmony Society’s Southwestern District Quartet Contest are tenor Jerry Cooper, lead Ron Melder, bass Mike Wilson and baritone Doug Peterson. (Heart Of Texas Chorus)

Parks Ranger Scott Raven and Dianne Wassenich of the San Marcos River Foundation look over what remains of Cape’s Dam. City Council may decide its face tonight. SMDR photo/Christopher Salinas

VFW Commander Dan West (left), Gary Tucker and Hays County Veterans Services Officer Jude Prather. SMDR photo/Anita Miller

Lisa Tanksley, Mary Gutierrez, Andrew Frisch and Carla Caskey Sisk of ColorMix had one of the most elaborate booths, designed by Frisch. The 1950s style soda shope won Best of Show. SMDR photo/David Short

Country Music star Kip Moore told those gathered that he wanted to do something to create a safe place for kids. He spoke at the ribbon cutting for a skate park in Veteran’s Park on Mariposa Street. SMDR photos/Anita Miller

Kyle Herron and Makenna Hawkins were honored as the 4-H Gold Star recipients. (Laura Petty)

Recognized as the 4-H Silver Star Award recipients were Joseph Niño and Arielle Wortham. (Laura Petty)

Janis and Kim Weinheimer were presented the Friend of 4-H Award for their special contributions of time, influence, and support of 4-H. (Laura Petty)

Dave Wilson and Jeff Dodd received the Honorary 4-H Award and the 4-H Alumni Award, respectively. (Laura Petty)

Jaci Kroupa received the Texas 4-H Alumni Award at the 4-H Awards Night since she was not able to attend the state ceremony in June. Only two of these awards are presented statewide annually. (Laura Petty)

4-H Awards Night

The Hays County 4-H program honored numerous members, adult volunteers and supporters at their annual awards night on Aug. 3 at the San Marcos City Park Rec Hall.  
Special thanks to Buda 4-H for hosting the event.  Applause to Tina Owens  for the Hays County 4-H Highlights Photo Presentation.
Kyle Herron, Dripping Springs 4-H member and 2015-16 Hays County 4-H Council Chairman, served as the master of ceremonies and welcomed everyone to the event.  

City’s July jobless rate is unchanged

Anita Miller/Managing Editor

The July unemployment rate for San Marcos was unchanged from that in June though the rate for Hays County picked up slightly. According to the Texas Workforce Commission’s Friday release, San Marcos’ non seasonally-adjusted jobless rate last month was 3.9 percent. The rate for Hays County was 3.6 percent, compared to 3.5 percent in June.

Monday is deadline for council filing

David Short/Business Editor

Time is ticking away for anyone thinking about running for city council in San Marcos this year.

The deadline to file for the two seats up for election in November is 5 p.m. on Monday.

City proposition muddies the (fluoridated) water

Last Tuesday evening the city of San Marcos City Council passed an emergency ordinance to put two charter amendments on this upcoming November 3rd election.

Planned Parenthood and the Queen of Hearts

Dick Polman/Syndicated columnist

Everyone has a beef about “the media,” and here’s mine: We typically highlight accusations of wrongdoing, but we typically bury the news when it turns out that the doer did no wrong.

It’s a habit best articulated by the Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland: “Sentence first, verdict afterwards.”

It’s time to take on Trump

Michael Reagan/Syndicated columnist

Is Donald Trump the Republican Party’s “Music Man”?

Is he the celebrity con man who’s going to lead the GOP’s parade of candidates from now all the way until next November?

DPS urging driver caution as school resumes

As Texas students head back to school, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding Texans to watch for children who are walking to and from school or waiting for buses. Drivers should be especially cautious around school buses – which make frequent stops – and always follow traffic laws related to school buses and school zones.


Victor and Caitlin Holk on their wedding day. Photo courtesy Kimla Holk

Fire victim’s wife: Victor saved everyone

Anita Miller/Managing Editor

Victor Holk, the 29-year-old musician and Cheatham Street promotions and productions manager, received the burns that ended his life saving the lives of his wife, friend and pets, his widow Caitlin told the Record on Friday.

“We would not have made it out without him,” she said.

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