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Terri Hendrix is playing at Summer in the Park tonight at 7:30 p.m. (Photo courtesy terrihendrix.com)

By CANDICE BRUSUELAS

Features Editor

 

By CANDICE BRUSUELAS

Features Editor

 


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

Terri Hendrix is playing at Summer in the Park tonight at 7:30 p.m. (Photo courtesy terrihendrix.com)

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

HUD Secretary Castro talks with Chris Walsh of FEMA.

FEMA’s Chris Walsh explains his agencies current role in San Marcos to HUD Secretary Castro as they tour the CM Allen homes with Mayor Daniel Guerrero (right) and Frank Arredondo (front), chair of SMHA. In the background is SMHA executive director Albert Sierra.

Albert Sierra, executive director of SMHA, gives a tour of one of the CM Allen homes damaged in the flood to HUD Secretary Julian Castro and Mayor Daniel Guerrero.

HUD Secretary Castro, the youngest member of President Obama’s Cabinet, speaks to reporters inside one of the CM Allen homes.

Mayor Daniel Guerrero greets Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro prior to the tour of the CM Allen homes damaged in the Memorial weekend flood. More photos on page 12.

HUD Secretary Castro visits flood hit San Marcos housing

David Short/Business Editor

In a rare visit by a member of a President’s Cabinet, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro came to San Marcos yesterday afternoon to tour flood hit public housing.

“It was important to be here today,” Castro said.  “HUD supports FEMA efforts.  Everyone is working hard to ensure San Marcos gets back to normal.”


A sold out crowd had the opportunity to hear from three area legislators about the recent session and express views on current issues that will face the next one. The event was the 10th annual San Marcos Chamber of Commerce Legislative luncheon held at Embassy Suites.

St. Sen. Donna Campbell, St. Rep. Jason Isaac, and St. Sen. Judith Zaffirini answer questions from moderator Evan Smith, editor-in-chief and CEO of the Texas Tribune, at the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce 10th annual Legislative luncheon yesterday.

Legislative session a victory for some

Christopher Salinas/News Reporter

Despite some differences in opinion on issues such as how to spend money, gun control and border security, Sens. Judith Zaffirini, Donna Campnbell and Rep. Jason Isaac believe they were able to work together to move Texas forward at this year’s legislative session regardless of party affiliations.

Buda now hands-free

David Short/Business Editor

The city of Buda is now hands-free after the city council passed an ordinance which prohibits “the use of portable hand-held electronic devices to engage in a call, or send, read or write a text message, or engage in any other use of the device while operating a moving motor vehicle or bicycle within the Buda city limits.”

Hands-free devices are allowed under the new law.

ERCOT requests conservation during hot days

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), grid operator for most of Texas, is asking electric consumers to limit or reduce electric use where possible during the 3-7 p.m. peak demand hours.

Electric demand this week has reached three consecutive July records, breaking 67,000 megawatts (MW) for the first time since 2011 on Wednesday, July 29, when demand stayed above 67,000 MW for three consecutive hours, peaking at 67,590 MW during the hour ending at 5 p.m.

By the numbers: More than $306 million flows to Texas two months after flooding disaster

AUSTIN  – Federal dollars are flowing into Texas communities recovering from the May 4 through June 22 storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and floods.

To date, more than $306 million in federal grants, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) low-interest disaster loans, and National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) claims have been approved.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), partners in the state’s recovery, provide the following summary of disaster assistance efforts as of close of business July 29:

City of Buda declares stage one drought restrictions

Effective July 27, 2015, the City of Buda has declared a Stage 1 Drought in accordance with the City’s adopted Drought Contingency Plan and Water Conservation Ordinance. This action is the result of growing concern over the lack of rain during the month of July, a desire to proactively help the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District (BSEACD) avoid the triggering drought stages, and reduce pressure on the water infrastructure resulting from intensive watering of landscape. Water conservation can help prolong water supplies and delay well issues.


The Gruene Music and Wine Festival allows Texans to try more than 100 different types of Texas wines all in one place. (Photo by Jim Flynn)

Wineries from all over the area will be at Gruene Music and Wine fest. (Photo by Jim Flynn)

The auction sells off an autographed guitar. (Photo by Jim Flynn)

Save the date for Gruene Music and Wine Fest 2015

Gruene Hall and KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels are excited to present the 29th Annual Gruene Music and Wine Fest, a four day event highlighting the best in Texas wine, food and music. The event will take place from Oct. 8-11 in the Gruene Historic District.
All proceeds from the event will benefit the United Way of Comal County. Last year, the event raised more than $140,000 for the organization, the biggest donation to date.

Join Arbor Day Foundation in August for free dogwood trees

NEBRASKA CITY – Add color to your landscape year-round by joining the Arbor Day Foundation in August.
Everyone who joins the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation with a $10 donation will receive 10 free white flowering dogwood trees through the Foundation’s Trees for America campaign.
The trees will be shipped postpaid between Oct. 15 and Dec. 10, depending on the right time for planting in each member’s area. The 6- to 12-inch trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced free of charge. Planting instructions are enclosed with each shipment of trees.

Online Exclusive: Breaking down Texas State's receiving corps going into fall camp

By JOE VOZZELLI
Sports Editor

Editor’s note: This is the third in an eight-part series previewing each of the units on the Texas State football team leading up to the start of fall practice on Aug. 6.

It’s no secret that Texas State has a few questions to answer at receiver during fall camp.

The Bobcats certainly aren’t short on options — whether it’s slot receiver C.J. Best who landed on last season’s Sun Belt newcomer team or Brandon Smith, Jafus Gaines and even Demun Mercer.

College Football: Texas State adds SMU to 2019, 2020 non-conference slates

By JOE VOZZELLI
Sports Editor

Athletic director Larry Teis laid out his goal for the football program in the coming years when it comes down to scheduling: At some point, he wants Texas State to remain within the confines of the Lone Star State for all of its non-conference games.

The Bobcats have already taken steps toward making that happen.

As expected, Texas State and Southern Methodist University announced on Wednesday morning that they had agreed to a home-and-home series in football.

Outdoors: Late schooling time creates perfect opportunity to fish Lake Bastrop

By JIM DARNELL
Outdoors

Some of the most fun fishing of the year is happening right now on Lake Bastrop.

Every summer huge numbers of hungry largemouth bass gather in deeper water — often in front of the dam — and gorge themselves on schools of threadfin shad. When they drive the shad to the surface, a feeding frenzy happens.  

Shad fly out of the water fleeing for their lives from the greedy bass. It’s quite a phenomenon of nature to witness. If you get the right lure into the melee chances are very good for a strike.

High School Football: Don’t miss out on the Rattler magazine

The Rattler magazine will be here before you know it.

San Marcos High School kicks off its football season at home against East Central on Friday, August 28, and the annual publication featuring the Rattler football teams, Diamond Line, Rattler band and cheerleaders will be available for purchase for the season opener.

Parent and family ads are now being sold at the San Marcos Daily Record. The deadline for submissions for family ads in the San Marcos High School football program is August 14. A 10 percent discount will be given to all ads placed on or before August 7.

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