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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

Pallbearers carry the casket of 5-year-old Giovanna Lanae Hernandez to a hearse following her funeral in Buda on Tuesday. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY RUSSELL WILDE

Slain girl is laid to rest

Russell Wilde - Staff Reporter
At 5 years of age, Giovanna La’Rae Hernandez loved singing, dancing and watching silly YouTube videos. Gio, as she was known, was remembered by friends and family at her funeral Tuesday.
Police say the girl was stabbed to death in her Kyle home Thursday. Her mother has been charged with capital murder for her alleged role in the crime.
Neighbor Mary Jenkins said the memories of what happened are going to stay in that community forever. She questioned who could do something so horrific to a child.

Freshwater mussels to be studied under grant

Anita Miller - Managing Editor
Texas State University has received a grant from the Comptroller’s Office to study five species of freshwater mussels that live in Central Texas streams.
The $2.3 million program is “the most expansive of its kind in Texas,” Texas State University Professor Tim Bonner said.
The San Marcos River is not a specific target of the research, Bonner said. Instead, researchers will focus on the Colorado and Guadalupe rivers, including the Guadalupe upstream from Canyon Lake.

Abbott calls for unity

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Gov. Greg Abbott opened the Texas legislative session on Tuesday calling on lawmakers to put aside their differences, but they are unlikely to do so.
“We may bring different political perspectives, but we unite under one Capitol dome,” the Republican told the Senate moments after it formally gaveled into work just after noon. “A cause bigger than any one person or any political party ... it’s the cause that makes Texas far more than just a state. It’s a cause that makes Texas a passion.”

Firetrucks were at Crockett Elementary Tuesday morning, but there was no cause for alarm. A malfunction triggered an alarm, sending the school into fire drill mode. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY GERALD CASTILLO

Fire drill at Crockett

Is ‘Facebook depression’ for real?

 Logging in to your favorite social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to catch up on what’s new is constant pop culture obsession, especially among adolescents and children. Whether social media exposure has a negative mental health effect is still unclear though, according to two new studies.
 Lancaster University researchers analyzed 30 quantitative studies on the link between mental health and social media exposure. Results were mixed, showing that effects of social media can be positive and negative.

Moderator Kayli Head and panelists Autumn Schwartz, Wes Oldfather and Justin Payne look on as Roxy Miles talks to attendees about financial applications that can make working with your CPA easier during the Small Business Training: Fresh Start for Finances at The Bloom Bar. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY DENISE CATHEY

Kelsea Vaughan listens and takes notes during the panel discussion on understanding home office deductions.

Attendee Joseph Dain asks panelists about the different types of financial organizations that should be used for different business needs.

Fresh ideas sprout at Bloom Bar forum

Rachel Willis - Staff Reporter
The Main Street Program and the Chamber of Commerce presented a financial panel for small businesses Monday at the Bloom Bar in downtown San Marcos.
The panelists included Commercial Relationship Manager Justin Payne from Frost Bank, CFO of Root Cellar Cafe Wes Oldfather, Autumn Schwartz of Schwartz & Associates and Business Coach Roxy Miles. Owner of Bloom Bar Kayli Head moderated the panel.

Left to right, following the signing of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day proclamation, are County Judge Bert Cobb, M.D., Precinct 1 Deputy Constable Eric Villalpando, Precinct 2 Commissioner Mark Jones, MLK Day volunteers Jon Leonard and Mittie Miller, Precinct 1 Commissioner Debbie Gonzales Ingalsbe, MLK Day volunteers Harvey Miller (holding proclamation), Rose Brooks, and Ollie Giles, Precinct 1 Constable David Peterson, Precinct 3 Commissioner Will Conley, Sheriff Gary Cutler, Precinct 4 Commissioner Ray Whisenant, and Precinct 1 Deputy Constable Mark Graves. PHOTO COURTESY OF LAUREEN CHERNOW/HAYS COUNTY

County proclaims ‘MLK Day’ Jan. 16

 The Hays County Commissioners Court has proclaimed Jan. 16, 2017, as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day in Hays County and called upon citizens to honor his memory by participating in observances that commemorate his important contributions to our nation.
The theme of the 2017 observance is “Committed to the Legacy of Dr. King.” Dr. King’s birthday (he was born January 15, 1929) is a federal holiday that encourages all Americans to fulfill Dr. King’s vision of freedom, equality and opportunity for all people.


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