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For the second weekend in a row, the San Marcos High School’s Speech and Debate Team placed 1st in Policy Debate at a Texas Forensic Association (TFA) invitational tournament.  The team of junior Will Hutchinson and sophomore Sean Bryan were the... more

A broken valve on a domestic water line at the Capstone Cottages sprayed thousands of gallons of water high into the air before being repaired Thursday. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY RUSSELL WILDE

Russell Wilde - Staff Reporter A broken pipe sent water spraying close to 50 feet in the air Thursday morning at the Capstone Cottages near the intersection of Wonder World Drive and Craddock Avenue. A woman living near the break said it happened... more

Front row, left to right: Letha Allen, Elaine Wilbanks, Vicki Barber, Laura Weatherford, Eleanor Pulver, Ann Brieger and Gina Eben.  Back row, left to right: Jerry Kimmel, Karen Tarascio, Adelaide McAninch, Marguerite Thompson, Linda Pennington, Liz Witherspoon and Lil Hageman. PHOTO COURTESY OF ELLIE STEWART.

The Mountain Laurel Garden Club will be hosting the Cottage Kitchen on Friday, Jan. 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Charles S. Cock House Museum. The menu will be King Ranch chicken, winter salad, croissants and homemade desserts.  The Cottage... more

A university student finds relaxation in a patch of bluebonnets and a book at the park, circa 1960s.

Elizabeth Castaneda and Amy Stanfield, San Marcos Young Professionals Executive Committee members, register guests at the event. PHOTOS PROVIDED BY CTMC.

Laura Aebi- Features Editor Last week, Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) hosted the year’s first San Marcos Young Professionals’ (SMYP) meeting. SMYP, an organization designed to help people aged 21-40 network within San Marcos, is organized by... more

Evan Uzwyshyn prepares to place an orange cone marking the city of El Paso on the Big Map, while classmates including Arlan Jeffers and Gideon McFarland prepare to do the same. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY ANITA MILLER

Anita Miller - Managing Editor First, they walk the perimeter of the giant Texas map covering almost the entire floor in a science lab at Travis Elementary School. Then, the students, under direction of the San Marcos CISD’s Science Instructional... more

Police: Family dog killed 2-month-old

Russell Wilde - Staff Reporter
San Marcos Police and Child Protective Services are investigating the death of 12-week-old Skylar Dean Julius they say was apparently caused by the family’s dog.
 The girl’s father told investigators that he fell asleep while the baby napped in a bouncer. He told police he woke up 20 minutes later to find the child cold and unresponsive and with numerous bites believed to be from the family’s German shepherd.

Evan Uzwyshyn prepares to place an orange cone marking the city of El Paso on the Big Map, while classmates including Arlan Jeffers and Gideon McFarland prepare to do the same. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY ANITA MILLER

Teacher Frank Torres joins students including Analia Trevino, Jordin Alderete and Evan Uzwyshyn in walking along the routes of Texas rivers as they flow to the Gulf of Mexico.

Geography and science intersect with Big Map

Anita Miller - Managing Editor

Jamison will be interim city manager

Russell Wilde - Staff Reporter
The San Marcos City Council spent more than two hours behind closed doors before and after the main business on its agenda Tuesday night. It was after 11 p.m. when they finally emerged and appointed Collette Jamison as the interim city manager.
Earlier in the evening, the Amarillo City Council unanimously voted to appoint current San Marcos City Manager Jared Miller to the same position in their city. San Marcos’ council meeting started with Miller making the announcement and officially submitting his resignation.

Restoration efforts come into question

Anita Miller - Managing Editor
The city’s director of Parks and Recreation Rodney Cobb plans to meet with representatives of Hays County next week about the ongoing efforts to remove flood debris from areas including the Blanco Shoals Natural Area.
Concerns have surfaced on social media about the area, located near the Blanco River Bridge on Interstate 35, and what has been perceived as “clear-cutting” in the area.

Friday forum will address peaceful transitions of power

The Honorable Geoffrey S. Connor, former Texas Secretary of State and a Distinguished Alumnus of Texas State University, will serve as moderator for the Transitions in American Democracy Symposium Friday.
The symposium, sponsored by the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, will run noon-1:30 p.m. in the LBJ Student Center Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public. A light lunch will be served, and T-shirts will be handed out to the first 250 students. 

Traffic came to a standstill on the East Access Road of Interstate 35 Wednesday afternoon after a Mazda CX-7 caught fire near Wonder World Drive. Personnel on scene said the driver saw the “check engine” light before pulling off to the side of the road. Jeramie Hernandez and Raymond Hernandez of Gunner Towing helped with cleaning the roadway after loading the vehicle onto a wrecker. There were no reports of injuries. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY LAURA AEBI

William Michael Bryars

Teen sought in attack on mother

Anita Miller - Managing Editor
Authorities are on the lookout for a 17-year-old Dripping Springs teenager who allegedly attacked his mother with a hammer and screwdriver before fleeing in her car.
William Michael Bryars is described as a white male, 5 feet, nine inches tall and 145 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He is traveling in a black 2012 Nissan Altima two-door with Texas plates HGB 1301 with damage to its front passenger quarter panel and rear passenger portion.


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