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The Keep San Marcos Beautiful mural located on the back wall of Root Cellar Bakery, located at 142 North LBJ Drive, harmonizes with the mission of Mermaid Society SMTX. The mural was created by artist Morgan Haberle Egan and designer Jana Swec. (photo courtesy of July Moreno)

 

LORI STEINDORF Features Editor   Mermaid Society SMTX is making a SPLASH in the community as residents eagerly await Mermaid Week SMTX 2016 festivities that will get underway Sept. 10. According to Mermaid Society SMTX’s July Moreno, the acronym... more
I ate the noon meal at Good Neighbors on Tuesday with Erasmo del Bosque, a friend with a wonderful journey, and I want to share it with you:   “I started my Christian journey when I was saved on June 4, 1969, in a jail in Walla-Walla, Washington.  I... more

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The Greater San Marcos Youth Council is helping kids fill their backpacks with the supplies they need for school. GSMYC's 16th Annual School Supply Drive is underway through Aug. 12. A Back to School Reception for donors and supporters will be held on Aug. 4 with light refreshments provided.

 

The Greater San Marcos Youth Council's 16th Annual School Supply Drive is in full gear and ready to help the public school children of San Marcos.  The Back to School Reception for donors and supporters will be held on Aug. 4 with light refreshments... more

Photos by July Moreno/Mermaid Society SMTX

 

Billy Ray and Beverly Mangham of Eye of the Dog Art Center are grand marshals of the Sept. 17 SMTX Mermaid Parade. 

Tuesday, Sept. 6 – In honor of International Mermaid Day, the Mermaid Society SMTX will host its first fantasy “crown” making event.  This is planned to be an annual activity to make ready for the festivities during Mermaid Week.  Location TBD.  ... more

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Organizers of the Little Free Library project, left to right, are Delbert Howard, Barbara Pascoe, Priscilla Leder and Barbara Hannon.  Not pictured is Mike Lopez.

 

Daily Record Features   Late professor Daniel Hannon's last design project is complete, just short of the one-year anniversary of his death.  Last year, Hannon designed a Little Free Library for his neighborhood, Deerwood Estates. He took on the... more

Nelda Martinez

Nelda Martinez, 16, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Texas Pageant to be held July 30 and 31 at the Intercontinental in Dallas. Martinez, the daughter of Melissa Guerrero, is involved in cheerleading and the marching... more

 

The Keep San Marcos Beautiful mural located on the back wall of Root Cellar Bakery, located at 142 North LBJ Drive, harmonizes with the mission of Mermaid Society SMTX. The mural was created by artist Morgan Haberle Egan and designer Jana Swec. (photo courtesy of July Moreno)

 

Photo by www.creativeoutlet.com

 

The Greater San Marcos Youth Council is helping kids fill their backpacks with the supplies they need for school. GSMYC's 16th Annual School Supply Drive is underway through Aug. 12. A Back to School Reception for donors and supporters will be held on Aug. 4 with light refreshments provided.

 

Photos by July Moreno/Mermaid Society SMTX

 

Billy Ray and Beverly Mangham of Eye of the Dog Art Center are grand marshals of the Sept. 17 SMTX Mermaid Parade. 

Photos by Priscilla Leder

 

Organizers of the Little Free Library project, left to right, are Delbert Howard, Barbara Pascoe, Priscilla Leder and Barbara Hannon.  Not pictured is Mike Lopez.

 

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Texas governor released from hospital after burn treatment 

Will Weissert - Associated Press | 

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott was released from the hospital Friday after a four-night stay for treatment of severe burns suffered while vacationing last week.

Abbott left San Antonio’s Brooke Army Medical Center and returned to the governor’s mansion in Austin, spokesman Matt Hirsch said, adding that the governor was in “good spirits.”

“He was staying there to get a better grasp on the healing,” Hirsch said of the hospitalization. “So far, everything’s been successful.”

Public Library helps users stock up on eBooks easily

Lori Steindorf - Features Editor | 

So many titles, so little time. The San Marcos Public Library offers its Overdrive eBook Help program year-round.

The program, facilitated by library assistant Emily Bradford, is designed to familiarize residents with downloading eBooks on their mobile devices. Available to the community every Thursday at 10:30 a.m., the program eases residents’ fears about downloading the library’s extensive collection of eBooks.

Clinton holds day of VP interviews at her home 

Ken Thomas - Associated Press |

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton summoned at least three contenders vying to become her running mate to her Washington home on Friday as she closes in on a pick for vice president.

Clinton met separately with Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro, according to a person familiar with the process. The person would speak only on condition of anonymity to discuss the private meeting.

Texas corrections officer death investigated as homicide

ABILENE, Texas (AP) — A corrections officer at a Texas prison outside Abilene has been found dead and authorities are investigating the death as a homicide.

Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jason Clark says the officer at the Robertson Unit was found unresponsive about 3 a.m. Saturday near the kitchen area of the prison.

He says life saving measures were initiated and the officer then was taken to Hendricks Medical Center in Abilene where the officer, identified only as a 55-year-old, was pronounced dead.

City rolls out 'Compliance Alliance' messages

City of San Marcos Neighborhood Services officials are asking residents to join the “Compliance Alliance,” a program that encourages property owners and tenants to fix common code violations and, in so doing, beautify their homes and neighborhoods.

“If we all work together, we can make a big difference in our neighborhoods and throughout the community,” said Fire Marshal Ken Bell.

Common violations include:

Trash and Tall Grass: Mow your yard regularly. Keep “natural” landscape free of weeds. Drain stagnant water. Pick up litter, rubbish, discarded personal items.

Hays County motorists benefit from 2008 transportation bonds  

Hays County motorists enjoy a much-improved road system since area state highways were first built decades ago, and on Tuesday the Hays County Commissioners Court pointed out the credit goes to voters who, by a 2-to-1 margin, passed the 2008 Road Bonds (Proposition 2). 

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Organizers of the Little Free Library project, left to right, are Delbert Howard, Barbara Pascoe, Priscilla Leder and Barbara Hannon.  Not pictured is Mike Lopez.

 

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Mike Lopez, shown here, is credited for helping build the Little Free Library that was designed by late Texas State University professor Dan Hannon. Promoting literacy and community, the library is situated in Deerwood Estates.

 

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Late professor Daniel Hannon's last design project is complete, just short of the one-year anniversary of his death. 

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