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Dolly Shine (Publicity Photo)

Promoting its new album, “Walkabout,” Stephenville, Texas-based band Dolly Shine has its CD release tonight at Cheatham Street Warehouse. “Walkabout” is the band’s third release to date, and the performance will get under way at 9 p.m.  Dolly Shine’... more

BIGFest was founded by Big John Mills. He is celebrating his birthday during the three-day music festival that kicks off tonight at Cheatham Street Warehouse. For more information, visit www.bigfest.cheathamstreetfoundation.org.

LORI STEINDORF Features Editor   The Shady Rest Band … Ahhh, has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?  The name conjures mental images of snoozing in hammocks, big, tall, sheltering trees and large swimming holes with rope swings. The band’s name itself... more

Bargain hunters check out the goods at the Price Center’s Community Flea Market that took place on May 28. Its success helped spur the idea of creating the monthly version so the 4th Flea was born. (Photo by the Price Center)

 
4th Flea, a new downtown community flea market taking place on the fourth Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., debuts this Saturday at the Price Center. Promising lots of bargains and a venue to get rid of unwanted items, the June 25 event... more

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

 
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. ... more
By JOE VOZZELLI Sports Editor    Jonathan Hennigan is turning pro.   Hennigan told the Daily Record on Thursday afternoon that he has agreed to terms with the Philadelphia Phillies. Much like outfielder Granger Studdard, Hennigan, a junior left... more

 

Brave Combo bandmates are Lyle Atkinson, Danny O’Brien, Alan Emert, Carl Finch and Robert Hokamp. (photo by www.bravecombo.com)

 
Renowned for its world music mix, Grammy Award-winning band Brave Combo will shake things up tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the San Marcos Plaza Park. Performing for more than 35 years, this Denton-based band has carved out its unique identity on the Texas... more

Dolly Shine (Publicity Photo)

BIGFest was founded by Big John Mills. He is celebrating his birthday during the three-day music festival that kicks off tonight at Cheatham Street Warehouse. For more information, visit www.bigfest.cheathamstreetfoundation.org.

Bargain hunters check out the goods at the Price Center’s Community Flea Market that took place on May 28. Its success helped spur the idea of creating the monthly version so the 4th Flea was born. (Photo by the Price Center)

 

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

 

 

Brave Combo bandmates are Lyle Atkinson, Danny O’Brien, Alan Emert, Carl Finch and Robert Hokamp. (photo by www.bravecombo.com)

 

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. 

Wednesday was Native Cultures Day at the San Marcos Public Library, and prior to listening to storyteller Emma Ortega, kids did native crafts including making armbands. Here, friends Autumn Friesenhahn and Molly Landsbaum show off their finished creations.  DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY DENISE CATHEY

 

Peggy Young joins her great-grandson, Ethan Rowland, in coloring in his armband.

 

Ethan Rowland gets ready to cut out his decorated armband.

 

Termayne Manjang (foreground), Griffin Julian and Victoria Julian color in their armbands.

 

Pedro Alvarez poses with his finished armband.

 

Michael, Alessandra and their father Jesus Amaya all work on decorating their armbands.

 

Annette McIntyre works on coloring in her armband while her mother Mandy looks on.

 

Grueling race forges bonds

Travis Atkinson - Special to the Record

Not even an unusually wet start to the summer could keep the canoes out of the river for too long.

 After a two-week postponement due to high water levels, The 2016 Texas Water Safari begins Saturday, with racers set to start at Spring Lake at approximately 9 a.m. 

Signs on the 1,300 acres of the Kissing Tree development just south of San Marcos tell of the amenities the “baby boomer- centric” community will have when it is completed. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY DENISE CATHEY

 

Kissing Tree sales office to open this weekend

Anita Miller - Managing Editor

Although they don’t anticipate anyone moving in before December, purchasing a homesite at the new master planned 55+ community Kissing Tree will actually be possible this weekend.

The second survey team gets ready to start taking readings on the next stand of Texas Wild Rice in Sewell Park. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY DENISE CATHEY

 

Dr. Jeffrey Hutchinson

Keeping tabs on Texas Wild Rice

Susan Perez - Summer Teacher Extern

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service started conducting their annual Texas Wild Rice survey on the San Marcos River Monday in order to monitor this endangered species, and the results are positive. According to botanist Dr. Jeffrey Hutchinson of the San Marcos Aquatic Resources Center, “I’ve been pretty pleased with what I’ve seen so far.” 

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