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Lisa Tanksley, Mary Gutierrez, Andrew Frisch and Carla Caskey Sisk of ColorMix had one of the most elaborate booths, designed by Frisch. The 1950s style soda shope won Best of Show. SMDR photo/David Short

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The 30th annual San Marcos Chamber of Commerce Business Expo is now over and by all accounts was the most successful ever.  


Country Music star Kip Moore told those gathered that he wanted to do something to create a safe place for kids. He spoke at the ribbon cutting for a skate park in Veteran’s Park on Mariposa Street. SMDR photos/Anita Miller

No one was injured in a fire in Deer Lake Estates on Wednesday, but a bit of flaming debris landed right in front of Wimberley firefighter Keith Tomlin. The fire was contained to the home’s garage, although there was some smoke damage inside. SMDR photo/Dalton Sweat

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Robin McKean snuggles her miracle kitty, Rascal. The kitten was rescued in July from inside a house that had been on the real-estate market for at least a month. (Lori Steindorf)

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After months of construction, West Hopkins Street is now open for traffic, though workers remained on the scene Thursday doing some final curb measurements. SMDR photo/Anita Miller

Lisa Tanksley, Mary Gutierrez, Andrew Frisch and Carla Caskey Sisk of ColorMix had one of the most elaborate booths, designed by Frisch. The 1950s style soda shope won Best of Show. SMDR photo/David Short

Country Music star Kip Moore told those gathered that he wanted to do something to create a safe place for kids. He spoke at the ribbon cutting for a skate park in Veteran’s Park on Mariposa Street. SMDR photos/Anita Miller

No one was injured in a fire in Deer Lake Estates on Wednesday, but a bit of flaming debris landed right in front of Wimberley firefighter Keith Tomlin. The fire was contained to the home’s garage, although there was some smoke damage inside. SMDR photo/Dalton Sweat

Robin McKean snuggles her miracle kitty, Rascal. The kitten was rescued in July from inside a house that had been on the real-estate market for at least a month. (Lori Steindorf)

After months of construction, West Hopkins Street is now open for traffic, though workers remained on the scene Thursday doing some final curb measurements. SMDR photo/Anita Miller

Women's College Soccer: Texas State starts strong, fades late in loss to UTEP

By JOE VOZZELLI
Sports Editor

Scoring first isn’t always a good thing.

That’s what Texas State learned during its 2-1 setback to UTEP on Sunday afternoon at the Bobcat Soccer Complex.

Once Lynsey Curry hammered home a goal off a back tap from Lauren Prater in the third minute, the Bobcats appeared to be in a good position. In fact, the early tally seemed to be exactly what the doctor ordered, especially after a scoreless effort almost 48 hours prior against McNeese State.

Guess again.

Behind Enemy Lines: FSU names Golson as starter for opener against Texas State, Cook back at full speed

By JOE VOZZELLI
Sports Editor

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher made the choice that most college football pundits expected him to.

After an open competition for the starting quarterback job throughout preseason camp, Fisher announced after Monday’s practice that Everett Golson, the favorite from the moment he walked on campus in June, will be the Seminoles’ starting quarterback against Texas State. Golson ultimately beat out Sean Maguire for the nod.

Earlier on Monday, Fisher hinted that he was close to naming the starter.

Featured Story: The many sides to Tyler Jones

By JOE VOZZELLI
Sports Editor

He’s an enigma.

Especially for those people who aren’t members of the Texas State football team’s inner circle. The star quarterback who doesn’t seek the spotlight. The first person to take the blame when the Bobcats lose. He won’t claim any credit when they win, though. He’s guarded in front of the media, but comfortable around his teammates. The Stephenville product who once told his head coach that he was ready to take over the starting job at Texas State as a true freshman on a sideline in Lubbock.

High School Football: Rattlers hold their ground in 45-44 victory over East Central

By ISHMAEL JOHNSON
Daily Record Sports

Don’t let the scoreboard fool you.

San Marcos’ 45-44 season-opening victory over East Central on Friday night was the second consecutive year these two prolific offenses showcased their talent, but the Rattler defense — predicated on big plays — made the difference.

Tied at 38 in the fourth quarter, Hornets quarterback Justin Upshaw-Mendoza methodically worked the his offense down the field and East Central looked poised to take the lead.

College Football: It's game week at last for Texas State

By JOE VOZZELLI
Sports Editor

At this point next week, Texas State will either be 1-0 or 0-1.

After all, the Bobcats kick off their 2015 campaign with a visit to Tallahassee, Florida, to meet Florida State on Saturday.

So, how ready is Texas State for that first game?

“I’d say we’re about a week away from being game ready,” junior safety Damani Alexcee said with a smile after last Friday afternoon’s practice inside Bobcat Stadium. “That’s just how it is. You have to trust that we’re where we are supposed to be.”

Countdown to Kickoff: Red Wolves howling once again in 2015

By JOE VOZZELLI
Sports Editor

Continuity hasn’t been used to describe the Arkansas State football program lately.

Instead, the Red Wolves were forced to play a game of musical chairs — head-coaches style — by hiring four new faces to lead the program in the span of as many seasons. With that in mind, some college football pundits have dubbed the period from 2011-2014 as the one-and-done era.

First, there was Hugh Freeze who left for Ole Miss.

Next, Gus Malzahn exited after one season at A-State for greener pastures in the form of the Auburn Tigers.

Last Time Out: Bobcats topple Arkansas State for the first time last season

By JOE VOZZELLI
Sports Editor

With a comfortable lead late in the fourth quarter, Texas State experienced something it hadn’t enjoyed in a while: a worry-free final three minutes.

The Bobcats didn’t need a game-clinching defensive stop or a go-ahead score. Instead, Texas State watched as the final minutes bled off the clock during a 45-27 victory over Arkansas State on Thursday night inside Bobcat Stadium. The Bobcats could finally revel in a marque victory on a national-television stage in a game they needed to win.

Texas State Notebook: Volleyball falters, soccer drops home opener

By ISHMAEL JOHNSON
Daily Record Sports

Texas State didn’t have a very good Friday night.

The volleyball team dropped two of its first games on the road to TCU and Arizona (The Bobcats swept in both games) and the women’s soccer team couldn’t find the equalizing goal in a 1-0 home loss to McNeese State.

In front of 1,795 fans in Fort Worth, Texas State fell in three sets (25-117, 25-15 and 25-17) to the Horned Frogs despite outblocking TCU six to four.

Running and Fitness: Today’s athletes are stronger, but injuries remain a concern

By MOE JOHNSON
Running with Moe

Having been an athletic trainer and strength coach for various teams from high school to the pros, the recent start of football found me looking at the number of injuries that are occurring.  

The three that caught my interest the most were knee injuries, hamstring pulls and Achilles tendon ruptures.  All deal with the leg and that pertains to runners as well.


Refraining from sitting this one out, dancers of all ages cannot contain their excitement as they square up, circle left and promenade. For several years now, the Wheel-N-Deals Square Dance Club has bolstered support for the traditional dance. There will be a San Marcos Square Dance Open House on Sept. 3 and again on Sept. 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Dunbar Recreation Center. (Don Rankin)

Wheel-N-Deals

DON RANKIN

Special To The Record

A Word About Recycling - August 30

For those of you who don’t receive the San Antonio Express-News, we thought an item in the Aug. 19 edition concerning garbage and recycling was interesting.
It appears under a new Pay as You Throw program, citizens will soon have a choice of three different sizes of brown garbage cart they need (the smaller, the less expensive). The city is hoping this choice will encourage more citizens to recycle so as to meet the city’s goal of a recycling rate of at least 60 percent by 2025.

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