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Sheriff Gary Cutler, Gary Job Corps Center Director Lonnie Hall, Samantha Armbruster of Main Street, Constable David Peterson and Sgt. Penny Dunn joined students from Gary Job Corps marching Wednesday as part of celebrations for the International Day of Peace. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY ANITA MILLER
Anita Miller - Managing Editor Some carried banners, others bore handmade signs. But the message was the same: Putting an end to violence in all forms and all situations. Students from the Youth 2 Youth initiative at Gary Job Corps were a focal... more
Anita Miller - Managing Editor A 61-year-old Kingsbury woman was pronounced dead at the scene of a two-vehicle crash on Hwy. 80 in Caldwell County Tuesday afternoon. Sgt. Darryl Jiral of the Texas Highway Patrol said it happened at 3:25 p.m. half a... more
Traffic along Aquarena Springs Drive has been taking a somewhat serpentine route in recent days, as ongoing construction has necessitated lane changes. City engineers say to expect more of the same until mid-October. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY ANITA MILLER
Two standup paddleboarders enjoy the San Marcos River on a very warm first day of fall Thursday. More autumn like temperatures and the possibility of rain are expected to enter our area in the coming days. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY RUSSELL WILDE
Sheriff Gary Cutler, Gary Job Corps Center Director Lonnie Hall, Samantha Armbruster of Main Street, Constable David Peterson and Sgt. Penny Dunn joined students from Gary Job Corps marching Wednesday as part of celebrations for the International Day of Peace. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY ANITA MILLER
Traffic was backed up on South Guadalupe Street Wednesday morning while an Amtrak train was stopped halfway across the street. Waiting on a train is a familiar drill in San Marcos, though freights are the usual culprit. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY ANITA MILLER
With less fanfare than the 260-mile race, the Texas Junior Water Safari churned up the San Marcos River on Saturday. Results of the race, which ended in Fentress, are on Facebook/Texas Water Safari. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY DENISE CATHEY

Board on track to scuttle block schedule

Russell Wilde - Staff Reporter

The San Marcos Consolidated School District is moving forward with planning that could lead to abandoning the block schedule at secondary schools in the district.

Superintendent Michael Cardona said for a block schedule to be most effective, it takes planning a curriculum that builds on a 90-minute class period, absent that it can create problems.

Unemployment rates remain low in city, county

Anita Miller - Managing Editor

Both San Marcos and Hays County continue to enjoy low unemployment rates — though numbers for August were higher than last year —  according to figures recently released by the Texas Workforce Commission.

For San Marcos, the August jobless rate was 3.9 percent. That compares to 4 percent in July and 3.9 percent in June. In August 2015, the city’s unemployment rate was 3.5 percent.

For Hays County, the August rate was 3.7 percent. It was the same in July and 3.6 percent in June. The county’s jobless rate in August 2015 was 3.5 percent.

County scraps school zone cameras

Anita Miller - Managing Editor

 In part because of unexpected labor and administration costs, the Hays County Commissioners Court on Tuesday scrapped a program that used cameras to catch drivers who speed through school zones.

County attorney Mark Kennedy said the decision to terminate the agreement with American Traffic Solutions, Inc. (ATS) was a mutual one.

“It was a mutually agreed upon termination. Hays County won’t be required to pay any fees,” Kennedy said. “That is not the intent of the parties.”

Attempted kidnapping a rumor, city website says

Russell Wilde - Staff Reporter

A couple arguing near Springtown Mall Monday night has lead to rumors about kidnapping and a hostage situation, the city says.

According to investigators, a man and woman were arguing while a second man stood nearby. At one point a man pinned the woman against the wall and then tried to force her into a car with the help of the second man.

An employee from a nearby restaurant intervened by getting into the vehicle and trying to remove the keys.

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Jeannie Collier of  Uhland, Texas, devoted,  loving mother, sister and aunt passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, at the age of 80. She was born on Sept.

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