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Terri Hendrix is playing at Summer in the Park tonight at 7:30 p.m. (Photo courtesy terrihendrix.com)

By CANDICE BRUSUELAS

Features Editor

 

By CANDICE BRUSUELAS

Features Editor

 


Guy Trimble loved deep sea fishing and, on occasion, it loved him back. Photo courtesy of Sarah Taylor

A friend, a boss, an attitude

Anita Miller/Managing Editor

I first met Guy Trimble at a crime scene that wasn’t. 

University of Texas at Austin astronomers working with NASA’s Kepler mission have helped to discover the first near-Earth-sized planet around a Sun-like star in the “habitable zone,” the range of distances where liquid water c

Anita Miller/Managing Editor

A tubing accident apparently led to the drowning death of a man along the upper San Marcos River on Wednesday.


A black Angus bull had motorists scrambling as he ambled through parts of San Marcos on Wednesday. The first sighting was on Ranch Road 12. Later, he roamed the Texas State University campus, prompting officials to issue a timely warning for students and staff to be on the lookout. SMDR photo/Gerald Castillo

Terri Hendrix is playing at Summer in the Park tonight at 7:30 p.m. (Photo courtesy terrihendrix.com)

Guy Trimble loved deep sea fishing and, on occasion, it loved him back. Photo courtesy of Sarah Taylor

A black Angus bull had motorists scrambling as he ambled through parts of San Marcos on Wednesday. The first sighting was on Ranch Road 12. Later, he roamed the Texas State University campus, prompting officials to issue a timely warning for students and staff to be on the lookout. SMDR photo/Gerald Castillo

ESPADA and ALERRT partner to help civilians respond

ESPADA and Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT™) Center at Texas State University (Texas State), have proudly partnered to deliver the Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE™) training program to the civilian sector.
The ALERRT™ Center at Texas State has trained more than 70,000 law enforcement officers across the nation in active shooter response since 2002, and has been named the national standard in active shooter response training for law enforcement personnel by the FBI.  

Weekly traffic update

 EAST DE ZAVALA: All lanes in both directions will be closed continuously for a culvert replacement until July 31. Detour signs will be present throughout Staples Road, Broadway Street and Hwy 123. City of San Marcos Drainage Dept., (512) 393-8036.

College Athletics: Sun Belt in talks with two FCS programs

By JOE VOZZELLI
Sports Editor

It might soon be time to cue another round of musical chairs — conference realignment style.

At least if any weight can be given to what Sun Belt commissioner Karl Benson said Thursday afternoon on Twitter.

Benson’s tweets went as follows: “Regarding Sun Belt expansion, I do not want to give any specifics in terms of states and locations of any potential new members of our league.

Opinion: Sun Belt programs should follow Boise State's lead

By JOE VOZZELLI
Just My Type

Maybe the most noteworthy topic to come out of Sun Belt media day earlier this week wasn’t talk of adding another team to move the conference’s alignment to a symmetrical number of 12.

That seems to be on the back burner — at least for now.

Rather, it was commissioner Karl Benson’s statement that the league had to focus on landing a trip to one of newly-minted “New Year’s Six” bowls.

College Baseball: Texas State's Granger Studdard is California Dreaming

By JOE VOZZELLI
Sports Editor

It’s no secret that Granger Studdard has enjoyed his time hitting in the California Collegiate League.

After all, Studdard posted big numbers during his first season in California — he hit .362 in 2014 — and has picked up right where he left off this time around (.336 so far in 2015).

During this summer, the junior has added four homers and a team-high 38 RBI to go with six doubles and a triple for the Santa Barbara Foresters who own the best record in the CCL at 19-4 overall.

College Track and Field: Bobcats added to All-Academic team

Along with their on-field performances this season, Texas State’s track and field team showed that it can perform well in academics as well.

The U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association honored the Bobcats as a 20145 USTFCCA All-Academic Team with a combined grade point average of 3.02. Four women and two men earned All-Academic individual accolades.

Men's College Golf: Newby, Thomas recognized as All-American scholars

Junior Justin Newby and senior Tyler Thomas were named Cleveland Golf and Srixon All-American Scholars by the Golf Coaches Association of American Wednesday after both players maintained a minimum requirement grade point average of 3.2.

This is the second consecutive year that Thomas has received the honor. 206 players across all of Division I received the honor this season.


A dinosaur gourd sculpture by Elizabeth Hair entered in last year’s festival. (Photo courtesy Lone Star Gourd Festival)

A carving by Don Vyskocil which won first place in its category, as well as the VIP and People’s Choice awards at last year’s festival. (Photo courtesy Lone Star Gourd Festival)

Lone Star Gourd Festival in New Braunfels

There are dozens of reasons to visit scenic New Braunfels before summer ends — but the 20th annual Lone Star Gourd Festival at the New Braunfels Civic and Convention Center will amaze visitors with creativity and skill. The festival will take place July 31 through Aug. 2.
Historically, gourds were used as functional vessels for food and water. Artists now get very creative with this organic canvas, turning it into beautiful high-dollar art.
The art varied greatly; gourds can be crafted into Christmas ornaments, jewelry, pots, wall hangings and even musical instruments.


Photo courtesy Linda Owen

San Marcos author signing new novel at Hastings tomorrow

Novelist Linda Owen returns to Hastings Bookstore on Saturday, July 25, for a book signing for “Lady President,” her latest Romantic Suspense. Autographed copies of the novel will be signed between 12-3 p.m. at the store at 651 Business Loop I-35.
Owen grew up in San Marcos. The daughter of Horace and Lurline Howard, she graduated from San Marcos High School in 1962 and Southwest Texas State College in 1965.

Mary Rodriguez

 

Mary Rodriguez, a resident of San Marcos, passed away July 23 at the age of 95.

Services are pending with Los Angeles Funeral Home, 300 Cheatham Street, (512) 392-3676.

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