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San Marcos Mayor John Thomaides and Chase Hayles with the mural Hayles created along N. LBJ Drive. It is the fourth work to be dedicated under the city’s mural program. PHOTO BY DON ANDERS

Items from a previous 4th Flea event are displayed on a shelf. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE PRICE CENTER.

4th Flea, the only downtown, monthly community flea market in San Marcos is seeking vendors to participate in its Jan. 28 event. The market takes place every fourth Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Price Center and offers both... more

Dog of the Week: Carter

Carter is one cool dog. This one-year-old is always happy to run and play outside, and can keep you entertained for hours. He is fantastic with other dogs and is really easy to get along with, he loves all people. Carter has been at the shelter for a while now and we just can’t figure out why this sweet boy is being overlooked. Come and meet him today and watch him melt your heart!

Both pets are available for adoption at the San Marcos Regional Shelter, and both pets have their adoption sponsored by the Mutt Strutt Guardian Angel program. That means that if you and either pet are a good match, their adoption, complete with... more

Merlin The Wise shows off his garb at last year’s San Marcos Celtic Fest. 

2017 has just begun, and with it a multitude of uncertainties— not the least of which is the unpredictable “winter” weather of Texas. One thing that is certain is that the days are slowly getting longer and the promise of spring is in the air. In... more

Alton Ill. Police officers and U.S. Marshals confer at the rear of a Nissan Altima that crashed ending a high-speed chase. William Michael Bryars, 17, allegedly attacked his mother with a hammer and screwdriver in Dripping Springs, stole this car and drove to Illinois before being arrested by police there. PHOTO BY JOHN BADMAN/THE TELEGRAPH

Russell Wilde - Staff Reporter The Dripping Springs teen that allegedly used a hammer and screwdriver to attack his mother before stealing her car has been arrested in Illinois. William Michael Bryars, 17, was arrested early Friday after a chase... more

Bassist Brandon Alvis of Bogan Villa, a 70s inspired band, playing a set outside Dahlia Woods Gallery. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY RACHEL WILLIS

Rachel Willis - Staff Reporter Downtown San Marcos hosted its first Third Thursday Downtown Walkabout since the beginning of the new year. Downtown art galleries showcased local artists pieces and served up wine and canapes to the public. 218... more

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.

Krystle Concepcion Villanueva

Giovanna Lanae Hernandez

Sheriff: Mom murdered, mutilated daughter

Anita Miller - Managing Editor
Seasoned lawman Sheriff Gary Cutler called it one of the worst cases he’s ever seen and likely “one of the most horrific cases in the history of Hays County.”
Krystle Concepcion Villanueva, 24 of Kyle was arrested Thursday for capital murder in connection with the death of her 5-year-old daughter Giovanna Lanae Hernandez. A SWAT team called to Willow Terrace discovered the mutilated body of the young girl inside a mobile home that afternoon, and also took Villanueva into custody.

Levi Smith pretends to scream as “Dinosaur George” Blasing holds his head in the jaws of a saber-toothed cat, Machairodus during a presentation for kids at the San Marcos Public Library. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY DENISE CATHEY

Danny Krueger and Julia Murphy look up into a replica skull of a Hadrosaur, or duck-billed dinosaur, to guess how many teeth it has.

Blasing holds out a replica skull of a Machairodus, or saber-toothed cat for audience members to see.

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Items from a previous 4th Flea event are displayed on a shelf. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE PRICE CENTER.

4th Flea, the only downtown, monthly community flea market in San Marcos is seeking vendors to participate in its Jan. 28 event.

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Priscilla Graham Hardison Taylor

Priscilla Graham Hardison Taylor, 98, passed away Jan. 10, 2017 at Hays Nursing and Rehab in San Marcos, Texas.

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