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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

Mark Hendricks

Former SMDR reporter dies at 63

Award-winning former San Marcos Daily Record staffer and long-time Texas State University spokesperson Mark Steven Hendricks, whose worldly understanding produced a rare clarity of writing, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, in San Marcos at the age of 63.
Mark was born on June 10, 1953, in Spokane, Washington. He was preceded in death by his father, Col. Clayton V. Hendricks. Mark grew up on and around various military bases, including the Marine Corps Air Station at Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

Orangetherapy Fitness opening Jan. 26

Orangetheory® Fitness, a fast-growing, group fitness concept that takes results to new heights using 60-minute classes broken into intervals of high-energy training, will open its first San Marcos studio on Thursday, Jan. 26, at 243 Wonder World Drive, Suite 108, in the heart of San Marcos. The studio is 3,000 square feet and already has approximately 300 members.

Gary Job Corps representatives Susanne Ritter and Randolph Goodman attended the reception for the Commanding Officer Major General Jeffrey Snow, US Army Recruiting Command during the San Antonio Community Action Committee Meeting in preparation of the All American Bowl held at the Alamo Bowl. NFL Hall of Famer Kevin Green was the featured speaker along with testimonials from  future soldiers.  Pictured are San Antonio Chamber of Commerce President Richard Perez, SACAC chairman;  Joseph Bray, Gary Job Corps; Ritter, Snow, Company Commander US Army Recruiting San Marcos Captain Michael McCown, San Marcos Chamber of Commerce President Jason Mock, Legislative Aide to State Representative Elect Barbara Gervin Hawkins Ramon Chapa Jr. and  Goodman. PHOTO COURTESY OF GARY JOB CORPS

City seeks applicants for youth program funding  

The city of San Marcos is currently accepting applications to fund programs serving children and youth in the San Marcos area.
 Applications must be turned in to the Grant Harris, Jr. Building, 401 E. Hopkins, by noon on Feb. 10. Applications can be downloaded from
 To qualify for funds, agencies must:
• Establish that it is performing a needed service that meets the needs of one of the Priority Areas in the Youth Master Plan,

Traffic Update Jan. Jan 15-21

MLK PARADE: The Martin Luther King Parade will be held on Monday, Jan. 16 from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Parade will start on W. San Antonio at Guadalupe then continue on N. LBJ to MLK and finish at Dunbar Park. Dunbar Heritage Association, 512-694-5292
WOODS ST: A segment of Woods Street between Comanche and North Street will be closed during construction of the new Texas State University Engineering & Science Building until August 2018. Project Manager Scott Rouse, 512-245-2202.

BEC offices closed for MLK Day

Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative’s offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 16, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Bluebonnet’s offices will also be closed Thursday, Jan. 19, for a company-wide meeting. Bluebonnet members can access their account information and make payments during these office closings through the co-op’s website at


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