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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

South Hays firefighters called for mutual aid from San Marcos after a fast-moving grass fire broke out along Staples Road near the CR 266 intersection Monday afternoon. The fire crews quickly got the flames under control. No injuries were reported and no structures were threatened. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY RUSSELL WILDE

Many issues face elected lawmakers

Russell Wilde - Staff Reporter
When the 85th Texas Legislature gavels in today, our representatives will have 140 days to accomplish a laundry list of goals.
State Senator Judith Zaffirini, (D-Laredo), has already filed more bills than any other legislator. The bills cover higher education, public education, health and human services and other topics. One of her 56 bills would transfer ownership of the banks and bed of the San Marcos River in the city limits to the city of San Marcos.

Little is known about the old Bismark Filling Station on Post Road. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY DENISE CATHEY

Old filling station holds on to secrets

Russell Wilde - Staff Reporter
It sits there silent, a sentinel to long ago. Its stone columns are slowly being eroded by the roots of the vines that increasing encompass the old building on Post Road as traffic whizzes by and residents walk their dogs on the shady sidewalk.
It wasn’t always that way. Decades ago, before the Interstate highway was built connecting Austin and San Antonio, the old filling station must have been a busy place. But little is known of the old structure despite public curiosity.

Injured man managed to grab knife

Anita Miller - Managing Editor
The man who alerted authorities to the likely death of 5-year-old Giovanna Larae Hernandez last week had five stab wounds, but nonetheless had managed to wrest the apparent murder weapon from the suspect, the little girl’s mother.
Eustorgio Arellano-Uresti, the girl’s grandfather, summoned authorities last Thursday to his home in the 200 block of Willow Terrace in Kyle, saying he feared for the girl’s safety at the hands of 24-year-old Krystle Conception Villanueva, now charged with capital murder in her death.

Hegar: Available revenue has decreased by 2.7 percent

AUSTIN — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar released the state’s Biennial Revenue Estimate Monday, showing the state is projected to have approximately $104.9 billion in revenue available for general-purpose spending during the 2018-19 biennium.
This represents a 2.7 percent decrease from the amounts available for the 2016-17 biennium. It’s important to note that this decline is not due to a projected drop in total revenue collections from the 2016-17 biennium to the 2018-19 biennium. The Comptroller is projecting overall revenue growth from the current biennium to the next.

Daisy Obregon and Will Hutchinson. PHOTO BY DAVY HOLMES

SMHS policy debaters win 1st place

The San Marcos High School team of junior Will Hutchinson and sophomore Daisy Obregon placed 1st in Policy Debate at the 2017 Winston Churchill Classic TFA Tournament. 
On their way to victory, the two defeated teams from five different schools from across Texas, and they finished the tournament with an overall record of 7-1. 
This win also gave the team enough points to qualify for the Texas Forensic Association (TFA) State Tournament, which will be held in Dallas on March 9-11, 2017.

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