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The brick stairway crosses terraces defined by rock walls that gracefully curve across the front yard of the Winfield home. (photos by Sharon Lockett/Spring Lake Garden Club)

SHARON LOCKETTDaily Record Features Winter gardens in San Marcos invite us to appreciate plant structure in place of blossoms or foliage, and a steeply sloped front yard only amplifies this effect.Spring Lake Garden Club's Yard of the Month for... more

“Summer” from the “Four Seasons” series by the Bee Friends is now on exhibit at the Price Center, 222 W. San Antonio St. (photos by Linda Kelsey-Jones)

For the first time ever in San Marcos, four venues are coordinating exhibits and receptions for those exhibits under the general title, “Sewing Our Stories: Personal, Cultural, Universal."Fibers’ exhibits that include quilts and other fiber... more

“Sal Minneo,” the Blind Salamander, dances in the 4th annual Mardi Gras parade Feb. 6 on Belvin Street.  DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY MADELYNNE SCALES

 

Several students from San Marcos Academy were selected recently for the ATSSB All-Region Band. The group includes Harry Lee, Virginia Myers, Emily Shang, Jasmine Xu, Matthew Novelli, Hector Correa, Nathan Yu and Kyle McGraw. Novelli was also selected as a member of the All-State Band.  SAN MARCOS ACADEMY PHOTO BY DON ANDERS

 
Matthew Novelli, a member of the San Marcos Academy High School Band, was selected to 2016 All-State Band by the Association of Texas Small School Bands. He was chosen for this honor in competitive auditions held this year across the state at region... more

Trail riders and their horses parade down the streets of San Marcos during their annual visit to the city on their way to the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. GRA Trails will be in downtown San Marcos on Monday between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. (photo by city of San Marcos)

LORI STEINDORFFeatures Editor The cadence of horse hooves clopping down the streets of San Marcos will be easy to detect on Monday as the Greater Randolph Area Trail Riders, waving flags, mosey into town for their annual stop en route to the San... more

The brick stairway crosses terraces defined by rock walls that gracefully curve across the front yard of the Winfield home. (photos by Sharon Lockett/Spring Lake Garden Club)

“Summer” from the “Four Seasons” series by the Bee Friends is now on exhibit at the Price Center, 222 W. San Antonio St. (photos by Linda Kelsey-Jones)

“Sal Minneo,” the Blind Salamander, dances in the 4th annual Mardi Gras parade Feb. 6 on Belvin Street.  DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY MADELYNNE SCALES

 

Several students from San Marcos Academy were selected recently for the ATSSB All-Region Band. The group includes Harry Lee, Virginia Myers, Emily Shang, Jasmine Xu, Matthew Novelli, Hector Correa, Nathan Yu and Kyle McGraw. Novelli was also selected as a member of the All-State Band.  SAN MARCOS ACADEMY PHOTO BY DON ANDERS

 

Trail riders and their horses parade down the streets of San Marcos during their annual visit to the city on their way to the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. GRA Trails will be in downtown San Marcos on Monday between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. (photo by city of San Marcos)

Four new traffic projects now underway

Darcy Sprague/Daily Record Intern

Shaun Condor, senior engineer for the city, presented four major traffic projects to the San Marcos City Council during their Tuesday meeting that will begin this summer and continue through 2023. 

The first was North LBJ and Oakridge utility improvements. This project has already began and is scheduled to be completed this summer, Condor said. Construction crews are repairing and improving water and waste water lines along the two roads. 

J.D. Brown, Hayden Gish, Nathasja Evans, Elizabeth Contreras, Will Hutchison, Sean Bryan. PHOTO COURTESY OF SMCISD

Speech and Debate team captures UIL district crown

The San Marcos High School Speech and Debate Team are once again UIL District 27-5A Champions in Cross Examination Debate (CX).  The district meet was held Saturday, January 23, 2016, at Memorial High School in San Antonio.  Placing 1st –and advancing to UIL State— was the team of Nathasja Evans and Elizabeth Contreras.  

Placing 2nd, and also advancing to UIL State, was the team of Will Hutchinson and Sean Bryan.  

Placing 3rd and earning a spot as alternate to UIL State was the team of Hayden Gish and J.D. Brown.  

Debris pickup gets underway today, tomorrow

Flood debris pickup crews will be in San Marcos Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 26 and 27, to pick up sorted flood debris from residents. 

The City reminds residents to sort trash/debris into several piles at their curb: 

1. Building materials like sheetrock, wood, and insulation placed at the curb. 

2. Household hazardous waste should be separated and placed at the curb for pickup. 

3. Large appliances and metal should be placed separately as well and taped closed. 

Hospital public relations expert shares inside look at broken health care system

 A battle cry for true health care reform, “HealthScare: Confessions of a Hospital Spin Doctor” is an insider’s look at the broken and often dangerous American health care system. A former hospital spin doctor, Clay DeStefano leverages his 30-plus years of experience and shares personal stories that demonstrate the ineffective and antiquated system that puts American lives in true danger. 

DeStefano will be hosting two book signing events at the Price Center today and Thursday from 2-5 p.m. each day.

GT teacher earns another national recognition

Yvette Cantu, the Gifted and Talented Facilitator for Travis Elementary, has been chosen as one of 40 David L. Clark National Scholars in the United States and Canada. As such, she will participate in the 35th Annual David L. Clark National Graduate Student Research Seminar in K-12 Educational Administration and Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. in early April 2016.

Cantu is a doctoral candidate in the department of Educational Leadership at Texas State University.

Students help bring new trail

David Short/Business Editor

A new walking trail complete with informative boards is now in the planning stages at the San Marcos Aquatic Resources Center.

Located at McCarty and southbound Interstate 35 service road, the center is more commonly known as the U.S. Fish and Widlife hatchery.

Two Texas State University interns, Enrique Macias and Nathan Garner, brought up the idea as part of their program.

Lions Club fajita dinner committee goes over plans for the upcoming event.  Clockwise: Larkin Smith, Mitch Hoffman, Debbie Conley, Tom Conley, Don Arledge, Karen Arledge and Bette Banning. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY DAVID SHORT

A meal that supports the community

David Short/Business Editor

You know it’s a big event when half of the tickets are already sold two weeks in advance.  The annual San Marcos Lions Club Mexican dinner is Friday, Feb. 5 and this year will feature fajitas cooked by grill master David Peterson.

For more than 70 years the San Marcos Lions Club, through events like this and the summer tube rental, has raised thousands of dollars and donated countless volunteer hours with proceeds supporting the local community.

Erin Lang and daughter Emerson look at books together at the San Marcos Public Library Saturday at the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten early literacy initiative. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY DENISE CATHEY

Amelia Hyde carries her first chosen book, Pete the Cat. 

 

SMART orchestra members (from left) Ernesto Garza, Luis Aponte, Xandria Quichocho and Sean Schutze performed at the event.

 

Children’s Librarian Ashley Schimelman talks about the importance of the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten to a child’s learning development. 

 

Gullet Elementary Pre-K teachers Allison Hinojosa and James Butler perform as Gerald and Piggie in Mo Willems We are in in a Book!

 

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

 Below, left, Amelia Hyde carries her first chosen book, Pete the Cat. Below, right, are Susan Chase and Desmond reading Franklin Snoops. See more photos on page 3A. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY DENISE CATHEY

 

Board member under scrutiny

David Short - Business Editor

There were questions raised during last year’s race for the District 1 trustee seat on the San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District as to whether candidate Miguel Arredondo actually lived in the district or was using an address of an apartment where he didn’t actually live.

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