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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

LCRA and Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative representatives present a $12,000 grant to Caldwell County Emergency Services District No. 3 to buy new rescue equipment. The grant is part of LCRA’s Community Development Partnership Program. Pictured, from left to right, are: Cole Jackson, Martindale Volunteer Fire Department firefighter; Drew Schulle, Martindale VFD firefighter; Milton Shaw, Bluebonnet board director; Joyce Buckner, Bluebonnet representative; Lori A. Berger, LCRA Board member; Richard Salmon, Caldwell Emergency Services District No. 3 vice president; Bill Hamilton, Caldwell Emergency Services District No. 3 secretary; Randy Bunker, Martindale mayor; and Rick Arnic, LCRA governmental affairs representative. PHOTO COURTESY OF LCRA

Martindale emergency services benefit from LCRA generosity

 MARTINDALE – Caldwell County Emergency Services District No. 3 will buy additional medical and rescue equipment with a $12,000 community development grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority and Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative.

The grant will enable the district to purchase a thermal imaging camera, medical bags and water rescue bags. The emergency services district, now in its second year, is a funding resource for emergency response organizations that serve Caldwell County.

Drop off brushy waste Saturday

The city of San Marcos will host its monthly brushy waste drop-off for residential garbage and recycling service customers on Saturday, Jan. 14 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

The brush drop off can be reached by taking the San Marcos Animal Shelter entrance at 750 River Road and following the signs.

 Green waste that will be accepted includes tree/brush trimmings, leaves and grass clippings. Brush containing barbed wire or other metals will not be accepted. 

City Manger Jared Miller.

Amarillo picks Miller

Russell Wilde - Staff Reporter

Amarillo has chosen Jared Miller to be its new city manager. Miller was one of five finalists that were interviewed by the city council earlier this week. He is expected to start in his new position in mid February. 

Miller became the city manager of San Marcos on Jan. 6, 2014. Late Thursday night he said the position was a dream job for him.

“It’s really a great professional opportunity. It’s always something I aspired to but it was never available until now,” he said. “I can’t tell you how excited my wife is.”

A Lowchen stray nicknamed “Buddy” a makeover from Jo Hall at Petopia Pet Grooming on Wednesday. He will be available for adoption at the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY DENISE CATHEY

"Buddy" before his session with a groomer.

Doggy makeover

Gumby’s gets CUP for sales of alcohol

Russell Wilde - Staff Reporter
San Marcos Planning and Zoning Commissioners listened Tuesday to more than 20 people speak for and against granting Gumby’s Pizza and Wings a conditional use permit (CUP) to sell alcohol at its planned new location on 312 West Hopkins Street.
They ultimately granted it, with stipulations.
Store owners say they want same ability to offer their customers drinks that other pizza places in town have.

Staff member Raegan Costabile reads with kindergartner Riley McGee and third grader Ruby Dupont. In the background, staff member Michael Lawrence plays guitar for students in the music center. PHOTOS COURTESY OF MARTY NELSON

Students take tree rubbings for a creative art activity as staff member Holly Schievelbein looks on.

Studies don’t end when school bell rings

Rachel Willis - Staff Reporter
For 25 years, Marty Nelson has been working behind the scenes in the San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District (SMCISD) to help enrich students’ lives through her afterschool program.
The need has always been apparent. In 1991 the community, school district and local childcare providers formed Students United with Neighbors for Successful Enrichment Time (SUNSET) and the pilot program was launched the next year.

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