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The usually sleepy Caldwell County town of Martindale came alive with red, white and blue on Saturday for their annual Independence Day Parade down Main Street. SMDR photos/Anita Miller

Ainsley Williams exits a house built in Minecraft as she plays on her own tablet device. SMDR photos/Christopher Salinas

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Students who attended the recent Youth Preparedness Camp at Texas State University learned life-saving skills. More than 50 campers received the full 20-hour Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training that included hands-on drills in first aid, search and rescue, fire safety and disaster psychology. Camp culminated in a mock disaster exercise. SMDR photos/Carlie Porterfield

Holding the oversized check are Bruce and Gloria Ingram, with CTMC cardiologist Dr. Anthony Cedrone (left) and CEO Sam Huenergardt in between them. Others shown are members of the Ingram family and CTMC Foundation.

Local philanthropists Bruce and Gloria Ingram were honored on June 30 at Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) for a generous $1.1 million donation to the CTMC Foundation. 


Debbie Guerra lines up her fireworks to celebrate the 4th of July as Evaristo Almendarez makes suggestions on the most popular ones at Mr. W. Fireworks located at Hwy. 123 and FM 1978 just outside the San Marcos city limits. SMDR photo/David Short

The usually sleepy Caldwell County town of Martindale came alive with red, white and blue on Saturday for their annual Independence Day Parade down Main Street. SMDR photos/Anita Miller

Ainsley Williams exits a house built in Minecraft as she plays on her own tablet device. SMDR photos/Christopher Salinas

Students who attended the recent Youth Preparedness Camp at Texas State University learned life-saving skills. More than 50 campers received the full 20-hour Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training that included hands-on drills in first aid, search and rescue, fire safety and disaster psychology. Camp culminated in a mock disaster exercise. SMDR photos/Carlie Porterfield

Holding the oversized check are Bruce and Gloria Ingram, with CTMC cardiologist Dr. Anthony Cedrone (left) and CEO Sam Huenergardt in between them. Others shown are members of the Ingram family and CTMC Foundation.

Debbie Guerra lines up her fireworks to celebrate the 4th of July as Evaristo Almendarez makes suggestions on the most popular ones at Mr. W. Fireworks located at Hwy. 123 and FM 1978 just outside the San Marcos city limits. SMDR photo/David Short

Photo courtesy Alamo Drafthouse

Photo courtesy Alamo Drafthouse

JAWS on the Water makes a splash at TX Ski Ranch

Saturday, June 27, Alamo Drafthouse and their Rolling Roadshow crew brought what they call “one of the most legendary Alamo events of all time” back to Texas Ski Ranch. “JAWS on the Water” is a special viewing of the film, “JAWS” while floating in the water, celebrating the movie’s 40th anniversary. Viewers can watch the movie from a tube in the water or from the shore.
There will be two more “JAWS on the Water,” complete with food and drinks on site, and tubes included.


Kathryn Lane as a stewardess and Michael Wheeler as Frank. (Photo courtesy Wimberley Players)

Players to open ‘Catch Me if You Can’

As the Wimberley Players open the dazzling musical, “Catch Me If You Can,” for a four-weekend run July 10 through Aug. 2. A preview performance on Thursday July 9 will benefit Wimberley flood relief. Tickets will be 100 percent donations to be managed by Barnabas Connection.

July Art Squared features local art, music

Artisans from San Marcos and the surrounding areas will be onsite exhibiting their work for sale at the Art Squared Market, Saturday, July 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Market will take place on the courthouse lawn and will include live music performances by local talent starting at 1:15 p.m.
Singer and songwriters Molly Malinowski, Molly J. Hayes and Matt Amos are the featured performers for this month.
“The Arts Market is now in its second year and supporting live music is a key addition to the event, said Music Manager Tony Wilson.

HCFB welcomes new staff members

The Hays County Food Bank is proud to welcome two new members to our staff, Melissa Reed and Chadwic Layne. Both have a passion for helping others, and we know that they will be a great asset to our team.

A Word about Recycling — July 5

A variety of things today from a variety of sources. The first is from the E-Waste Recycling eNewsletter.
We find a recent U.S. EPA report shows, “The recovery rate for consumer electronics in the U.S. jumped sharply in 2013… ”
The new recycle rate was 40.4 percent in 2013. This was up from 30.6 percent in 2012. In 2013 (last year this information is available) the municipal solid waste stream included 3.14 million tons of selected consumer electronics. Of this, about 1.27 million tons were recovered.

Juggling, comedy and contortion show next week at SMPL

After performing at the White House on three separate occasions, appearing on David Letterman twice, and being recognized as one of this country’s most innovative variety artists, comedy juggler Matt Tardy will perform at the San Marcos Public Library on Wednesday, July 15 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
A free ticket is required to attend and is available at the library at 625 E. Hopkins St.

Erbert and Gerberts raising money for Juvenile Diabetes

Erbert & Gerbert’s has made a name for itself by pleasing palates with its array of delicious sandwiches, soups, chilies and sides. But starting Monday, July 6 and running through Friday, July 31 the popular sandwich shop located in San Marcos will be giving back in a different way through its charitable contributions to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
For every dollar customers donate up to $10, they can receive an equivalent amount in Comet Cash (money toward Erbert & Gerberts), good for any menu item.

Answers to go with Susan Smith: April 1944 mission of 8th USAAF

Each week hundreds of people call or visit the San Marcos Public Library to find information.  “Answers•To•Go” highlights recently received questions. Please visit the library at 625 East Hopkins, call 393-8200 for information over the phone, or e-mail us through our web-page at www.sanmarcostx.gov/library.

Q: I am writing a book about the April 29, 1944 mission of the 8th USAAF. I believe one of the airmen, 2nd Lt. Sterling H. Rogers, lives in San Marcos. Could you confirm that for me?


A scene from ‘Forbidden Broadway’ featuring Hunter Garrett, Lisa Garza and Stephanie Clark. (Photo courtesy Ron Klein)

Bulverde theatre to open ‘Forbidden Broadway’

S.T.A.G.E., Inc. is honored to present “Forbidden Broadway,” a musical created and written by Gerard Alessandrini, on July 16 through Aug. 2 at the Krause House Theatre in Bulverde.
Opening night is a benefit performance for Bulverde Area Humane Society. All seats are $18 for the July16 performance and no season tickets will be accepted.  A reception follows immediately after the performance for an opportunity to meet the director and cast.
Ticket prices for all remaining shows are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors 62+/military and $10 for students.  

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