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Dry brush and grass is all over the county. And it’s easily ignitable. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY ANITA MILLER

Anita Miller - Managing Editor Wind gusts as measured at San Marcos Regional Airport were as high as 49 miles per hour just after midnight on Sunday and again early that afternoon. Sustained winds were at 30 mph or greater for much of the day. That... more
The American Heritage Education Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization in Houston, is reviving the concept of a popular 1970's era television quiz show with a college challenge bowl this month. Student teams from four Texas universities will... more

Ed Rios helps students Taylor Brown and London Sheffield. PHOTOS SUBMITTED BY SMCISD.

Once a week, on Friday afternoons through the end of the school year, 8th grade Gifted & Talented (GT) students at Miller Middle School are gathering in the school computer lab to learn to “code” HTML video games, under the guidance of Microsoft... more

San Marcos Mayor John Thomaides and Chase Hayles with the mural Hayles created along N. LBJ Drive. It is the fourth work to be dedicated under the city’s mural program. PHOTO BY DON ANDERS

Items from a previous 4th Flea event are displayed on a shelf. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE PRICE CENTER.

4th Flea, the only downtown, monthly community flea market in San Marcos is seeking vendors to participate in its Jan. 28 event. The market takes place every fourth Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Price Center and offers both... more

Dog of the Week: Carter

Carter is one cool dog. This one-year-old is always happy to run and play outside, and can keep you entertained for hours. He is fantastic with other dogs and is really easy to get along with, he loves all people. Carter has been at the shelter for a while now and we just can’t figure out why this sweet boy is being overlooked. Come and meet him today and watch him melt your heart!

Both pets are available for adoption at the San Marcos Regional Shelter, and both pets have their adoption sponsored by the Mutt Strutt Guardian Angel program. That means that if you and either pet are a good match, their adoption, complete with... more

The San Marcos Planning & Zoning Commission will vote tonight on whether to name the alley north of the courthouse “Kissing Alley,” as it has long been called. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY ANITA MILLER

Kissing Alley

Dry brush and grass is all over the county. And it’s easily ignitable. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY ANITA MILLER

Burn ban expected today

Anita Miller - Managing Editor

Wind gusts as measured at San Marcos Regional Airport were as high as 49 miles per hour just after midnight on Sunday and again early that afternoon. Sustained winds were at 30 mph or greater for much of the day.

That kind of wind further dries dead grasses and other vegetation, Hays County Fire Marshal Clint Browning said. He expects the commissioners court to reinstate the burn ban during its meeting today.

“We’ve got lots of wet dirt, but also lots of cured annual grasses — dry grass — and we’ve got it throughout the county.”

Alton Ill. Police officers and U.S. Marshals confer at the rear of a Nissan Altima that crashed ending a high-speed chase. William Michael Bryars, 17, allegedly attacked his mother with a hammer and screwdriver in Dripping Springs, stole this car and drove to Illinois before being arrested by police there. PHOTO BY JOHN BADMAN/THE TELEGRAPH

D.S. assault suspect nabbed after police chase in Illinois

Russell Wilde - Staff Reporter
The Dripping Springs teen that allegedly used a hammer and screwdriver to attack his mother before stealing her car has been arrested in Illinois. William Michael Bryars, 17, was arrested early Friday after a chase involving local police and U.S. Marshals.
“Bryars attempted to evade the officers and subsequently wrecked the vehicle he was driving,” Hays County Lt. Dennis Gutierrez said in a press release. “He sustained minor injuries during the collision and was transported at a local hospital for treatment.”

San Marcos suicide rate exceeds that of state and nation

Rachel Willis - Staff Reporter
Nationwide, the suicide rate has been on the rise, increasing 24 percent to 13 out of 100,000 people between 1999 and 2014.
San Marcos has not been unaffected. According to data from the San Marcos Police Department, the 2016 suicide rate sits at approximately 14.8 out of 100,000 people. This is slightly higher than the Texas suicide rate of 12.6 and the US rate of 13.4, which is based off 2014 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Motorcycle rider killed in crash on old RR 12

Staff Reports
 A crash on Old Ranch Road 12 Thursday night claimed the life of a 20-year-old Texas State University student.
Quirino Ramirez of San Marcos was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash that occurred around 6:30 p.m. in the 1500 block of Old Ranch Road 12.
Ramirez, a junior majoring in Business, was riding a 2013 Kawasaki motorcycle westbound when he was struck by a 2006 Toyota Corolla exiting the Highcrest Apartments.

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The American Heritage Education Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization in Houston, is reviving the concept of a popular 1970's era television quiz show with a college challenge bowl this mo

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Nancy Harris Biggs, 80, of San Marcos, TX, passed away on Jan. 23, 2017.  Visitation 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 25.  Services 10 a.m.

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