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Shown here supported by the "Oklahoma" chorus, Molly Massey, at age 9, is already a renowned vocalist. PHOTO COURTESY OF SAM TWEEDY

The 14th Annual United We Sing concert will take place Sunday, Sept. 11 at 3 p.m. at Evans Auditorium on the Texas State campus.  A variety of local area talent of all ages will be on display at this patriotic tribute presented by the Heart Of Texas... more

The Steel Magnolias, exciting, exuberant and sometimes unexpected, are shown raisin' the roof at a recent performance. They will perform during Sept. 11's United We Sing concert at Evans Auditorium on the Texas State University campus. PHOTO COURTESY OF DEBBIE DANIEL

The 14th Annual "United We Sing" concert, set for Sunday, Sept. 11 at 3 p.m., will feature the very popular, high-energy Steel Magnolias.   The ladies from the San Marcos area are celebrating their 10th year in ministry.  They've performed... more
Sisters Kourtney and Ginger Ray wait to distribute rented tubes to customers at the Lions Club Tube Rental in City Park. The tube rental is open daily through Labor Day, Sept. 5. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY DENISE CATHEY

Sisters Kourtney and Ginger Ray wait to distribute rented tubes to customers at the Lions Club Tube Rental in City Park. The tube rental is open daily through Labor Day, Sept. 5. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY DENISE CATHEY

Laura Aebi - Staff Reporter A study measuring river traffic is finishing up another summer of data. River Watcher, a study started by an employee at Texas State University, has been counting and recording “water vehicles”  since 2014. While the... more
The Texas Tribune CEO and co-founder Evan Smith delivers the keynote address about how the media can drive engagement with policy at the Texas Groundwater Summit at the Embassy Suites Hotel San Marcos Conference Center. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY DENISE CATHEY

The Texas Tribune CEO and co-founder Evan Smith delivers the keynote address about how the media can drive engagement with policy at the Texas Groundwater Summit at the Embassy Suites Hotel San Marcos Conference Center. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY DENISE CATHEY

GALLERY: The Texas Tribune CEO and co-founder Evan Smith delivers the keynote address about how the media can drive engagement with policy at the Texas Groundwater Summit at the Embassy Suites Hotel San Marcos Conference Center.

From left to right are membership committee representatives Shelley Henry, Sherri Bilson, Sara Lee Underwood, Naomi Narvaiz and Marianne Moore. PHOTO COURTESY OF MARIANNE MOORE

The Heritage Association of San Marcos is hosting a membership event on Sunday, Aug. 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. Current and prospective new members are invited to the Charles S. Cock House, 400 E. Hopkins St.,  to enjoy ice cream sundaes and a history... more
There’s plenty of action already at the old shopping center. The Spot entertainment center is currently under construction. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY ANITA MILLER

There’s plenty of action already at the old shopping center. The Spot entertainment center is currently under construction. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY ANITA MILLER

Laura Aebi - Staff Reporter | The Planning and Zoning Commission approved three items related to the future of the Springtown Mall Tuesday.  Developers planning a 30,000-square-foot retail and apartment loft property requested multiple... more

Shown here supported by the "Oklahoma" chorus, Molly Massey, at age 9, is already a renowned vocalist. PHOTO COURTESY OF SAM TWEEDY

The Steel Magnolias, exciting, exuberant and sometimes unexpected, are shown raisin' the roof at a recent performance. They will perform during Sept. 11's United We Sing concert at Evans Auditorium on the Texas State University campus. PHOTO COURTESY OF DEBBIE DANIEL

Sisters Kourtney and Ginger Ray wait to distribute rented tubes to customers at the Lions Club Tube Rental in City Park. The tube rental is open daily through Labor Day, Sept. 5. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY DENISE CATHEY

Sisters Kourtney and Ginger Ray wait to distribute rented tubes to customers at the Lions Club Tube Rental in City Park. The tube rental is open daily through Labor Day, Sept. 5. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY DENISE CATHEY

The Texas Tribune CEO and co-founder Evan Smith delivers the keynote address about how the media can drive engagement with policy at the Texas Groundwater Summit at the Embassy Suites Hotel San Marcos Conference Center. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY DENISE CATHEY

The Texas Tribune CEO and co-founder Evan Smith delivers the keynote address about how the media can drive engagement with policy at the Texas Groundwater Summit at the Embassy Suites Hotel San Marcos Conference Center. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY DENISE CATHEY

From left to right are membership committee representatives Shelley Henry, Sherri Bilson, Sara Lee Underwood, Naomi Narvaiz and Marianne Moore. PHOTO COURTESY OF MARIANNE MOORE

There’s plenty of action already at the old shopping center. The Spot entertainment center is currently under construction. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY ANITA MILLER

There’s plenty of action already at the old shopping center. The Spot entertainment center is currently under construction. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY ANITA MILLER

Citizens civics academy starts September 29

The city of San Marcos invites residents and local businesses owners to learn more about the purpose, processes and structure of municipal government in an 8-week Citizen Civic Academy.  

The San Marcos Citizen Academy courses are scheduled to begin Sept. 29.  Classes will be held on Thursday evenings from 6-8 p.m.  Each session will include a presentation from one or more San Marcos staff members. The course will also include tours of city facilities. The class is limited to 15 participants.

Saturday fundraiser to support scholarships

Tara Pohlmeyer - Staff Reporter |

A scholarship fundraiser is being held on Saturday for the Greater Staff Sgt. JP Nevares Memorial, by the San Marcos Chapter of Women AGIF of Texas, Inc. 

The organization was able to give $12,000 in scholarships to San Marcos High School graduating seniors last year, and $18,000 the year before that. Sylvia Garza said the chapter makes about $1,000 at each of their fundraisers. 

“We need to know if anyone’s interested in joining the chapter,” Garza said. “It is family oriented.” 

Railroads show little progress on key safety technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many commuter and freight railroads have made little progress installing safety technology designed to prevent deadly collisions and derailments despite a mandate from Congress, according to a government report released Wednesday.

The technology, called positive train control or PTC, uses digital radio communications, GPS and signals alongside tracks to monitor train positions. It can automatically stop or slow trains to prevent them from disobeying signals, derailing due to excessive speed, colliding with another train or entering track that is off-limits.

Driven out: Housing crisis looms in flood-stricken Louisiana

DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (AP) — With an estimated 40,000 homes damaged by deadly flooding, Louisiana could be looking at its biggest housing crunch since the miserable, bumbling aftermath of Hurricane Katrina a decade ago.

People whose homes were swamped by some of the heaviest rains Louisiana has ever seen are staying in shelters, bunking with friends or relatives, or sleeping in trailers on their front lawns. Others unable or unwilling to leave their homes are living amid mud and the ever-present risk of mold in the steamy August heat.

Class size cap nixed by board

Tara Pohlmeyer - Staff Reporter |

Correction: A previous version of this article stated that students had to be transported to other campuses at San Marcos Consolidated ISD. This has not happened yet, and will not happen because of the removal of the class size cap. 

For accountability, all SMCISD schools met standards. 

The 22:1 hard cap on class size for elementary classes was repealed by the San Marcos CISD school board on Monday. 

County calls bond election November 8

Anita Miller - Managing Editor |

Hays County Commissioners officially called for a Nov. 8 bond election at a marathon meeting Tuesday.

Both public safety and transportation propositions will be put to the voters. Workshops detailing the transportation portion ran past Daily Record press time.

Commissioners and County Judge Bert Cobb also approved dates and times for early voting and adopted Election Day polling places.

Also past deadline, the court held a workshop concerning the county’s FY 2017 budget, the outline of which was released last week.

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The Steel Magnolias, exciting, exuberant and sometimes unexpected, are shown raisin' the roof at a recent performance. They will perform during Sept. 11's United We Sing concert at Evans Auditorium on the Texas State University campus. PHOTO COURTESY OF DEBBIE DANIEL

The 14th Annual "United We Sing" concert, set for Sunday, Sept. 11 at 3 p.m., will feature the very popular, high-energy Steel Magnolias.  

Obituaries

Patricia “Pat” Hebbe, 74, of  Kyle, passed away Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. Visitation at Pennington Funeral Home, 4: to 5 p.m.., Sunday, Aug. 28.

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