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The usually sleepy Caldwell County town of Martindale came alive with red, white and blue on Saturday for their annual Independence Day Parade down Main Street. SMDR photos/Anita Miller

Ainsley Williams exits a house built in Minecraft as she plays on her own tablet device. SMDR photos/Christopher Salinas

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Students who attended the recent Youth Preparedness Camp at Texas State University learned life-saving skills. More than 50 campers received the full 20-hour Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training that included hands-on drills in first aid, search and rescue, fire safety and disaster psychology. Camp culminated in a mock disaster exercise. SMDR photos/Carlie Porterfield

Holding the oversized check are Bruce and Gloria Ingram, with CTMC cardiologist Dr. Anthony Cedrone (left) and CEO Sam Huenergardt in between them. Others shown are members of the Ingram family and CTMC Foundation.

Local philanthropists Bruce and Gloria Ingram were honored on June 30 at Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) for a generous $1.1 million donation to the CTMC Foundation. 


Debbie Guerra lines up her fireworks to celebrate the 4th of July as Evaristo Almendarez makes suggestions on the most popular ones at Mr. W. Fireworks located at Hwy. 123 and FM 1978 just outside the San Marcos city limits. SMDR photo/David Short

The usually sleepy Caldwell County town of Martindale came alive with red, white and blue on Saturday for their annual Independence Day Parade down Main Street. SMDR photos/Anita Miller

Ainsley Williams exits a house built in Minecraft as she plays on her own tablet device. SMDR photos/Christopher Salinas

Students who attended the recent Youth Preparedness Camp at Texas State University learned life-saving skills. More than 50 campers received the full 20-hour Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training that included hands-on drills in first aid, search and rescue, fire safety and disaster psychology. Camp culminated in a mock disaster exercise. SMDR photos/Carlie Porterfield

Holding the oversized check are Bruce and Gloria Ingram, with CTMC cardiologist Dr. Anthony Cedrone (left) and CEO Sam Huenergardt in between them. Others shown are members of the Ingram family and CTMC Foundation.

Debbie Guerra lines up her fireworks to celebrate the 4th of July as Evaristo Almendarez makes suggestions on the most popular ones at Mr. W. Fireworks located at Hwy. 123 and FM 1978 just outside the San Marcos city limits. SMDR photo/David Short

School district to tackle teacher pay

Christopher Salinas/News Reporter

After some delays, San Marcos CISD trustees are scheduled to decide on a pay and benefits package for the district’s teachers in a special meeting at 6 p.m. Monday.

Obamacare ruling is a conservative win

Tina Dupuy

The dream of Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Bob Dole, Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney has now been realized. Their solution—their idea for universal health care has been passed by both houses, signed by the president and upheld twice now by the Supreme Court. Yes, they call it Obamacare. Yes, they strangely call it socialism. But yes, it was their idea.

Liberals wrong about killers and ‘white privilege’

Rick Jensen

Racist murderer Dylan Roof wanted a race war. Perhaps he even believed his fellow racists, whom he accused of hiding behind computer keyboards, would rise up and slaughter innocent, loving black Christians as he planned.

Something else happened.

We need both insiders and outsiders serving in Congress

Lee H. Hamilton

Members of Congress get categorized in all sorts of ways. They’re liberal or conservative; Republican or Democrat; interested in domestic affairs or specialists in foreign policy.


Participants gather at the Dunbar Center at the start of the Juneteenth parade.

And the winners are...results of the Juneteenth cookoffs

San Marcos has been Celebrating the Juneteenth for 21 years with a Cookoff on the River, a car show, live music, and  food booths. The Juneteenth Cookoff took place on Friday and Saturday, Judging entries in chicken, ribs, beans, brisket, chef’s choice, cobbler, margaritas, and best pit. Hundreds attended the festivities and 18 cooks participated.  Parade  Participants were to name a few, Constable David Peterson, Hays County Sheriff Gary Cutler, Hays County  Judge Bert C

County asks FEMA for help with housing

Anita Miller/Managing Editor

Hays County is asking FEMA for additional housing assistance for those residents displaced in the Memorial Day Weekend flood.

Commissioners and County Judge Bert Cobb voted unanimously at their June 25 meeting to send a letter, as the city of San Marcos is doing.

Duffy Hudson performs as Audie Murphy at NB library

Duffy Hudson, an actor who has performed on Broadway as well as in feature films and television, will perform his one-man show, “To Hell and Back: the Audie Murphy Story,” on Monday, June 29 at 7 p.m. at the New Braunfels Public Library.

CAI receives more than $118,000 for its breast cancer program

Community Action, Inc. of Central Texas (CAI) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded $118,228 in grant funding from Susan G. Komen® Austin for its Breast Cancer Navigation Program. The program serves uninsured and underinsured women in Hays, Caldwell, Bastrop and Williamson counties. 

Weekly traffic update

Projects affecting San Marcos traffic June 28 – July 4; sanmarcostx.gov/traffic

Movies in Your Park set to feature ‘The Mighty Ducks’

The city of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Division will show The Mighty Ducks at Movies in Your Park at San Marcos Plaza Park (401 E. Hopkins) on June 30. Pre-movie activities begin at 7:30 p.m., and the movie starts at dark.

 The remaining movies of the 2015 Movies in Your Park series include:

KVUE donates to county

An Austin television station is poised to make a significant conribution to flood recovery in Hays County. 

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