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Guy Trimble loved deep sea fishing and, on occasion, it loved him back. Photo courtesy of Sarah Taylor

A friend, a boss, an attitude

Anita Miller/Managing Editor

I first met Guy Trimble at a crime scene that wasn’t. 

University of Texas at Austin astronomers working with NASA’s Kepler mission have helped to discover the first near-Earth-sized planet around a Sun-like star in the “habitable zone,” the range of distances where liquid water c

Anita Miller/Managing Editor

A tubing accident apparently led to the drowning death of a man along the upper San Marcos River on Wednesday.


A black Angus bull had motorists scrambling as he ambled through parts of San Marcos on Wednesday. The first sighting was on Ranch Road 12. Later, he roamed the Texas State University campus, prompting officials to issue a timely warning for students and staff to be on the lookout. SMDR photo/Gerald Castillo

A crane delivers concrete to build sidewalks in front of hundreds of apartments at The Woods construction site at the old Cape’s Camp on River Road. Despite ongoing controversy about the role the construction might have played in flooding the Blanco Gardens neighborhood on Memorial Day Weekend, developers are expected to seek a certificate of occupancy in August. SMDR photo/Anita Miller

Bill Burnett, Chairman of the Pink team, bows down to his Captain Pam Crouch whose team sold 14 new memberships to the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce at the Membership Event. Crouch let it me known very quickly that she has what it takes to make things happen in San Marcos as her team produced the membership results in about 90 minutes. the other six teams in the room produced an additional 23 memberships during the Tuesday morning session of the Chamber event. Photos courtesy of Tabitha Walsh

Guy Trimble loved deep sea fishing and, on occasion, it loved him back. Photo courtesy of Sarah Taylor

A black Angus bull had motorists scrambling as he ambled through parts of San Marcos on Wednesday. The first sighting was on Ranch Road 12. Later, he roamed the Texas State University campus, prompting officials to issue a timely warning for students and staff to be on the lookout. SMDR photo/Gerald Castillo

A crane delivers concrete to build sidewalks in front of hundreds of apartments at The Woods construction site at the old Cape’s Camp on River Road. Despite ongoing controversy about the role the construction might have played in flooding the Blanco Gardens neighborhood on Memorial Day Weekend, developers are expected to seek a certificate of occupancy in August. SMDR photo/Anita Miller

Bill Burnett, Chairman of the Pink team, bows down to his Captain Pam Crouch whose team sold 14 new memberships to the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce at the Membership Event. Crouch let it me known very quickly that she has what it takes to make things happen in San Marcos as her team produced the membership results in about 90 minutes. the other six teams in the room produced an additional 23 memberships during the Tuesday morning session of the Chamber event. Photos courtesy of Tabitha Walsh

Steve Moncus (front row, far right) with the Shakespeare Under the Stars set construction crew. (Photo courtesy Mary Rath)

Shakespeare Under the Stars to perform ‘As You Like It’

You’ve heard the phrase “all the world’s a stage,” but the cast and crew of the EmilyAnn Theatre and Gardens’ Shakespeare Under the Stars production of “As You Like It” truly take it to heart.
Shakespeare Under the Stars is a six week intensive Shakespeare program for students ages 12-18 and is now in its eighteenth year at the EmilyAnn. It has served as a home for many young actors creating a life for themselves in the world of theatre.

Austin Home and Garden Show starts on Aug. 28

Celebrating two decades of bringing the very best ideas in home improvement to Central Texans, the 20th annual Austin Fall Home and Garden Show opens its doors Friday, Aug. 28 through Sunday, Aug. 30. The event will be held at the Austin Convention Center, 500 East Cesar Chavez Street in Austin.
Just in time for getting organized for back-to-school, more than 180 exhibitors transform the Austin Convention Center into a stunning home and garden paradise with aisle after aisle of dazzling displays, interactive demos and creative exhibits.

P&Z to hear permit request

Christopher Salinas/News Reporter

A new restaurant is being proposed at the corner of N. LBJ Drive and Hutchison and in hopes of being able to sell mixed beverages, the Planning and Zoning Commission will be deciding on the request for a new restricted conditional use permit at the meeting this evening.

The name of the restaurant will be CRAFThouse Urban Kitchen and the applicant has proposed use of the property currently occupied by Wally’s Party Factory, which was previously vacant for several years.


Star Teen volunteer Martin Guillory inspects the high tech 3D printer machinery, then inspects objects being generated by a second 3D printer with the expertise of Maker Play staff Shawna Smith.

Jason and Aaralyn Julian practice low-fi 3D printing with a hot glue gun and a plastic mold.

Maker Play at SMPL

Texas State University Maker Play program brought 3D printing to the San Marcos Public Library. Next week is the last week of the Summer Reading Program; the last day to turn in reading logs is Wednesday July 29. Don’t miss the Summer Reading Finale Party on Friday at 10:30 a.m.
 

Larry Carl Knowles

Larry Carl Knowles, age 73, of San Marcos was called to eternal life on Thursday, July 23, 2015. 

He was born January 9th, 1942 in Macon, Georgia, the son of Nathaniel Knowles & Jewell Sapp Knowles. 

Poverty in boomtown

Carlie Porterfield/Daily Record Intern

Editor’s note: This is the final of a four-part series detailing poverty in San Marcos and how that impacts local businesses and families.

San Marcos has a relatively high poverty rate despite its speedy rate of growth, and Texas State University has numerous programs in place to help.

Filing has started for city council seats

David Short/Business Editor

Election season is once again underway in San Marcos, this time it is city council seats place 5 and 6.

The general election itself is not until Nov. 3 but filing for the two seats has already started.

Currently the two seats, which carry a three year term of office, are held by Ryan Thomason and Shane Scott.  Like all council seats, both seats are at-large meaning that all registered voters in the city limits can vote in both races.

TSCRA Special Rangers searching for suspected thief

Fort Worth, Texas – A $500 reward has been offered through the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Operation Cow Thief for information leading to the arrest of Sharon Lynn Nehring, also known as Sharon Jacoby of Freestone County, Texas.

Nehring, a white 57 year-old female, allegedly purchased thousands of dollars worth of lambs and goats with a worthless check from the Freestone County Fair in June of 2014.

‘Movies in your park’ finale is near

The last of the free ‘Movies in Your Park’ summer series will be held the evening of July 28, a Tuesday.

The featured film will be Dolphin Tale 2, starring Harry Connick, Jr. The movie starts rolling in San Marcos Plaza Park around 7:30, with pre-movie games beginning an hour before.

Admission is fee, and concessions are available for purchase. Seating is not provided. San Marcos Parks and Recreation suggests park moviegoers bring their own lawn chairs and blankets.

Meliton Rodriguez

 

Meliton Rodriguez, Jr., 62, of San Marcos, died July 25, 2015. 

He is survived by his wife, Teresa S. Rodriguez.

Visitation will be Wednesday, July 29, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Los Angeles Funeral Home with prayer service starting at 7 p.m.

Chapel service will be Thursday, July 30, at 10 a.m. at Los Angeles Funeral Home with burial to follow at San Juan Cemetery in Reedville.

College Athletics: Watch out for these Bobcats in 2015-2016

By ISHMAEL JOHNSON
Daily Record Sports

Every season fans look forward to seeing how the newcomers on their favorite teams perform. This upcoming fall and winter could be the breakthrough for these student-athletes at Texas State.

For Texas State football, it’s hard not to read a story and hear about the Bobcats’ defensive ball hawk in David Mims II. After all, he is the Sun Belt conference’s preseason defensive player of the year after snagging five interceptions last season.

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