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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

2nd meeting on homeless tonight

Russell Wilde - Staff Reporter
The second community lead conversation aimed at meeting the needs of the homeless will take place tonight at the Southside Community Center, 518 S Guadalupe Street, at 7 p.m. The first meeting was held in December, the discussion continues tonight.
“I’m interested in reaching out to people who are already doing the work with the homeless,” organizer Sara Lee Underwood-Myers said. “It’s something no one wants to deal with, so I think it’s time to talk.”

City’s January rebate up slightly

Anita Miller - Managing Editor
Holiday shopping hadn’t really ramped up yet in San Marcos last November, sales tax allocations announced by the Comptroller’s Office Wednesday suggest.
San Marcos’ first allocation of the new year, based on sales that occurred in November, came in at $2.3 million, up a scant 1.47 percent compared to the January 2016 payment.
That allocation was part of $747 million allocated to local governments statewide, Comptroller Glen Hegar said, and is 4.9 percent higher than a year ago.

SBP accepting applications for flooded home repairs

SBP (formerly known as St. Bernard Project), a non-profit organization specializing in national disaster recovery, is accepting applications through Feb. 10 to rehabilitate seven homes impacted by the 2015 Memorial Day and/or October 2015 floods. The program is funded through the city of San Marcos’ regular Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, a separate program from the federal HUD Disaster Recovery grant.

City offices closed Monday for MLK Day

City of San Marcos offices, including City Hall, Library, Activity Center, Animal Shelter, Discovery Center and Utility Offices, will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. national holiday.
Texas Disposal Systems will operate its usual Monday trash and recycling collection routes.
City offices will reopen Tuesday at their normal business hours.

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State Sen. Judith Zaffirini and others were sworn in Tuesday. PHOTO COURTESY OF ZAFFIRINI’S OFFICE

Zaffirini, others sworn in to begin new terms in Texas Legislature

AUSTIN — Senator Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, the second highest-ranking Texas state senator, was sworn in Tuesday for a new term representing Senatorial District 21, which includes all or part of 18 counties and stretches from the Rio Grande to the Colorado River and to the Port of Corpus Christi. Constituents and family members participated in the Opening Day Ceremonies that officially marked the start of the 85th Texas Legislative Session.

Pictured from left are Julie Clayton (Grande Cares), Teresa Lauderdale (Grande Cares), Executive Director Marla Johnson (Hays-Caldwell Women’s Shelter), Ola Young (Grande Cares), and Maria Godina (Grande Cares). PHOTO COURTESY OF GRANDE CARES
 

Grande Cares donates to HCWC

Grande Communications, the Texas-based broadband communications company, is honored to report that Grande Cares, the company’s employee philanthropy club, has reached a significant milestone giving back $3 million to the communities where they live and serve since its inception in 2001.
 In San Marcos, Grande Cares recently presented a check for $2,000 to the Hays Caldwell Women’s Center.

Ceremony in Horseshoe Bay to honor slain Ranger

Anita Miller - Managing Editor
A ceremony will be held in Horseshoe Bay Jan 21 commemorating the 30th anniversary of the death of Texas Ranger Stan Guffey, who was killed in the line of duty while rescuing a 2-year-old kidnapping victim.
Among those who will be in attendance are his widow Josie Guffey-Jennings, who has lived in San Marcos with her husband Paul for the last 10 years.
“Stan is always with me, in heart and soul and my mind,” she said. “I hope that Texas will never forget the love that Stan had for her.”

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