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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

A worker at Texas State University wisely wore a poncho Tuesday while tackling tasks on campus. More heavy rain is forecast for today, but chances decrease overnight. Thursday is supposed to be mostly sunny. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY GERALD CASTILLO

Staying dry on the job

Programs helps homeowners finance solar, wind systems

Laura Aebi - Staff Reporter
The city of San Marcos is working with residents to promote the use of wind and solar energy sources. San Marcos is offering monetary rebates for professionally designed and installed solar and wind energy systems through the Distributed Generation Rebate Program. In an effort to encourage the use of grid-tied renewable energy systems, the city is offering $2 per watt, up to $5,000, for solar photovoltaic systems and 1$ per watt, up to $5,000, for wind systems.

Crockett Elementary School’s Geo Bee Coordinator Brenda Butler recently handed out certificates to winners (from left) Adi Idigheji, first place; Elizabeth Scull, second place; and Jullianna Garza, third place. The first place winner will now advance to state competition. PHOTO COURTESY OF SUSAN SEATON

Participants in the MLK March gathered Monday before the Hays County Courthouse before beginning their march to Dunbar Center. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY DENISE CATHEY

Alaya Heimen and her father Dawan Harris carry signs with a quotation from Martin Luther King Jr. as they march down S LBJ Dr. in the 2017 MLK March. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY DENISE CATHEY

SMCISD Trustee Lupe Costilla, historian Rose Brooks and Texas State University President Dr. Denise Trauth. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY DENISE CATHEY

Those attending the MLK celebrations at Dunbar Community Center joined hands to sing “We Shall Overcome." PHOTO BY DON ANDERS

Local civil rights hero Harvey Miller. PHOTO BY DON ANDERS

From left are Alex Banbury Jr., City Council members Lisa Prewitt and Scott Gregson, Mayor John Thomaides, Rajanae Hughes, Harvey Miller, Pastor Jonafa Banbury, Anijah Hughes, Dr. DeAunderia Bowen and County Judge Bert Cobb. PHOTO BY DON ANDERS

Lessons of civil rights giant are still meaningful today

Anita Miller - Managing Editor
Society has come a long way in the 49 years since an assassin’s bullet took the life of Martin Luther King Jr., but we still have a long way to go.
That was a primary takeaway from speeches on Monday commemorating the life and legacy of the slain civil rights leader.
San Marcos residents of all backgrounds and races came together Monday morning for a march from the downtown courthouse to Dunbar Community Center where they sampled “Peace” pies from the San Marcos Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

Search to find new city manager expected soon

Russell Wilde - Staff Reporter
Tonight, the Amarillo City Council is expected to approve a contract that will officially make current San Marcos City Manager Jared Miller their city manager.
While that is happening the San Marcos City Council will be discussing how to find Miller’s replacement, potentially naming an interim manager and finalizing Miller’s departure from the city’s highest unelected position.
“It’s incredibly important,” Mayor John Thomaides said. “People want stability in the city manager position and we’re going to work hard to provide that.

The new voting system brings a game show feel to city council meetings. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY RUSSELL WILDE

Council members will use a keypad rather than voice their votes.

Keypad system replacing traditional council voting

Russell Wilde - Staff Reporter
When the City Council casts its votes at tonight’s meeting the traditional “ayes” and “noes” won’t be heard. Instead, voting will take on a game show-like system.
When a vote is called, council members will use a keypad to vote for, against or abstain from the item. The voting is done silently and how each member votes isn’t revealed until the city clerk tallies the votes.
Mayor John Thomaides says the system will make it easier for the council to vote its conscience.

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