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The Keep San Marcos Beautiful mural located on the back wall of Root Cellar Bakery, located at 142 North LBJ Drive, harmonizes with the mission of Mermaid Society SMTX. The mural was created by artist Morgan Haberle Egan and designer Jana Swec. (photo courtesy of July Moreno)

 

LORI STEINDORF Features Editor   Mermaid Society SMTX is making a SPLASH in the community as residents eagerly await Mermaid Week SMTX 2016 festivities that will get underway Sept. 10. According to Mermaid Society SMTX’s July Moreno, the acronym... more
I ate the noon meal at Good Neighbors on Tuesday with Erasmo del Bosque, a friend with a wonderful journey, and I want to share it with you:   “I started my Christian journey when I was saved on June 4, 1969, in a jail in Walla-Walla, Washington.  I... more

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The Greater San Marcos Youth Council is helping kids fill their backpacks with the supplies they need for school. GSMYC's 16th Annual School Supply Drive is underway through Aug. 12. A Back to School Reception for donors and supporters will be held on Aug. 4 with light refreshments provided.

 

The Greater San Marcos Youth Council's 16th Annual School Supply Drive is in full gear and ready to help the public school children of San Marcos.  The Back to School Reception for donors and supporters will be held on Aug. 4 with light refreshments... more

Photos by July Moreno/Mermaid Society SMTX

 

Billy Ray and Beverly Mangham of Eye of the Dog Art Center are grand marshals of the Sept. 17 SMTX Mermaid Parade. 

Tuesday, Sept. 6 – In honor of International Mermaid Day, the Mermaid Society SMTX will host its first fantasy “crown” making event.  This is planned to be an annual activity to make ready for the festivities during Mermaid Week.  Location TBD.  ... more

Photos by Priscilla Leder

 

Organizers of the Little Free Library project, left to right, are Delbert Howard, Barbara Pascoe, Priscilla Leder and Barbara Hannon.  Not pictured is Mike Lopez.

 

Daily Record Features   Late professor Daniel Hannon's last design project is complete, just short of the one-year anniversary of his death.  Last year, Hannon designed a Little Free Library for his neighborhood, Deerwood Estates. He took on the... more

Nelda Martinez

Nelda Martinez, 16, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Texas Pageant to be held July 30 and 31 at the Intercontinental in Dallas. Martinez, the daughter of Melissa Guerrero, is involved in cheerleading and the marching... more

 

The Keep San Marcos Beautiful mural located on the back wall of Root Cellar Bakery, located at 142 North LBJ Drive, harmonizes with the mission of Mermaid Society SMTX. The mural was created by artist Morgan Haberle Egan and designer Jana Swec. (photo courtesy of July Moreno)

 

Photo by www.creativeoutlet.com

 

The Greater San Marcos Youth Council is helping kids fill their backpacks with the supplies they need for school. GSMYC's 16th Annual School Supply Drive is underway through Aug. 12. A Back to School Reception for donors and supporters will be held on Aug. 4 with light refreshments provided.

 

Photos by July Moreno/Mermaid Society SMTX

 

Billy Ray and Beverly Mangham of Eye of the Dog Art Center are grand marshals of the Sept. 17 SMTX Mermaid Parade. 

Photos by Priscilla Leder

 

Organizers of the Little Free Library project, left to right, are Delbert Howard, Barbara Pascoe, Priscilla Leder and Barbara Hannon.  Not pictured is Mike Lopez.

 

Nelda Martinez

Frank Gonzales joyfully practices on the teponaxtle Aztec drum at the camp, sponsored by the Indigenous Cultures Institute and held earlier this month at Cuauhtemoc hall. PHOTOS COURTESY OF RENE RENTIRIA/RENTERIA PHOTOGRAPHY

 

Amy Castillo plays the rattle she decorated, while singing a song in the Coahuiltecan language

 

Jade Rivera reads her interpretation of “air,” holding feathers as the symbol of this indigenous element. Behind her, Catrina Suarez and Zoe Lynn Tabor listen. 

 

Alianna Reyna, Celeste Putnam, Jade Rivera, and art instructor Marleen Villanueva salute the four directions at opening and closing of program.

 

Campers performed songs they learned on native flutes. 

 

City workers and equipment swarmed the scene of a water main break below Aquarena Springs Drive near the San Marcos River Bridge Friday. The traffic artery was closed prior to that morning’s rush hour and was expected to remain closed until early today. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY ANITA MILLER 

 

City workers were partially shaded by a portable shelter as they worked in sweltering temperatures to replace the broken pipe believed to date back to the 1930s. 

 

Wrecks, main break snarl traffic

Anita Miller - Managing Editor

 Unrelated incidents resulted in traffic nightmares in San Marcos Friday and the death of one man.

Authorities say 51-year-old Jesus Lopez Remigo of Jacksonville died at Central Texas Medical Center after his pickup crashed into the back of an 18-wheeler on the southbound lanes of Interstate 35 between the 208 and 209 mile markers around 2:43 a.m.

Battle lines are drawn in fight over rowdy river

Anita Miller - Managing Editor

It only accounts for three miles, but the stretch of the San Marcos River between CR 266 and Martindale is plenty big enough to be a battlefield.

The lines are clearly formed — on the one side, the bustling business of tubing outfitters Texas State Tubes and Don’s Fish Camp and on the other, riparian landowners, environmental associations and, increasingly, cash-strapped governments in Caldwell and Guadalupe counties.

City exploring options to regulate new market

Tara Pohlmeyer - Staff Reporter

The city is now working on an ordinance to regulate short-term rentals after receiving direction from the city council on Tuesday. 

Short-term rentals are rooms or entire homes available on a temporary basis to tourists or visitors. The practice has been made popular by sites like Airbnb, HomeAway and VRBO (Vacation Rental by Owner). Currently, short-term rentals aren’t addressed in the city’s code. 

According to the city, there are about 50 short-term rentals listed in San Marcos, with an average of $91 per night to rent. 

Mayor Daniel Guerrero and Ashley Robinson pose after arriving at the Hanoi airport. The sign behind them says, “Welcome to Vietnam.” PHOTO COURTESY OF DANIEL GUERRERO

 

Guerrero accompanying SMHS graduate on visit to Vietnam

Tara Pohlmeyer - Staff Reporter

One recent San Marcos High School graduate is the first delegate to travel to Vietnam with San Marcos Mayor Daniel Guerrero. 

Ashley Robinson has joined The Virtual Trade Missions Foundation for a 12-day “Vietnam Global Positioning Study” with Guerrero in Hanoi. The two San Marcans left on July 14 and have joined representatives from Hawaii as well as Vietnam, New Zealand and other countries. 

Hays Nursing and Rehab staff presented SMPD with a banner signed by their staff and residents expressing their support and gratitude for their service to the San Marcos community. Police Chief Chase Stapp and officers gratefully accepted the banner and badge-shaped hand-decorated cookies. Hays Nursing staff shown include Paris Dickson, Truissy Lopez, Jennifer Garcia, Lindy Cardenas, Sandra DeLaCruz, Kathy Shepherd, Becky Thorman and Lynzi Russell. PHOTO COURTESY OF HAYS NURSING AND REHABILITATION

 

Council workshop Monday about disaster recovery funds

The city of San Marcos will hold a special city council workshop Monday, July 25 at 5:30 p.m in the San Marcos City Council Chambers to receive a presentation from city staff and the city’s disaster recovery contractor, AECOM, regarding the city’s CDBG-DR Disaster Recovery Grant.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded the city $25 million in CDBG-DR funding. 

In order to get the money, HUD requires the city to complete a needs assessment and action plan for the grant funds. 

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Organizers of the Little Free Library project, left to right, are Delbert Howard, Barbara Pascoe, Priscilla Leder and Barbara Hannon.  Not pictured is Mike Lopez.

 

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Mike Lopez, shown here, is credited for helping build the Little Free Library that was designed by late Texas State University professor Dan Hannon. Promoting literacy and community, the library is situated in Deerwood Estates.

 

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Late professor Daniel Hannon's last design project is complete, just short of the one-year anniversary of his death. 

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