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Campers Tyler Riske and Joseph Todd pull a dummy out of a smoke filled maze to safety during the Junior Fire Academy Camp sponsored by the San Marcos Fire Department.  DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY DENISE CATHEY


Camper Colton Engle looks up the ladder with Firefighter Tyson Plagens. 

Firefighter Robert Dallimore demonstrates how to use a halligan bar to forcibly enter a building to campers.


Young campers learn the skills of firefighters

Susan Perez - Summer Teacher Extern

This week was the first-ever San Marcos Junior Fire Academy, a pilot program to train children on the daily tasks of firefighting. The week-long camp was held at San Marcos Station #5 with attendees ages 8-11. 

Director Gary Ross and Victoria Bynum pose on the set of the movie, “Free State of Jones,” in March of 2015 in Covington, Louisiana. Bynum had a small scene in the movie, along with her husband Gregg Andrews. PHOTO COURTESY OF STX ENTERTAINMENT


Free State of Jones: Local historian's book adapted as movie

Tara Pohlmeyer - Daily Record Reporter

A San Marcos resident’s historical book has been made into a movie coming out this weekend. 

“Free State of Jones,” starring Matthew McConaughey, is adapted from the book “The Free State of Jones,” written by Victoria Bynum, a distinguished professor emeritus of history at Texas State University. 


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