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San Marcos Mayor John Thomaides and Chase Hayles with the mural Hayles created along N. LBJ Drive. It is the fourth work to be dedicated under the city’s mural program. PHOTO BY DON ANDERS

Items from a previous 4th Flea event are displayed on a shelf. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE PRICE CENTER.

4th Flea, the only downtown, monthly community flea market in San Marcos is seeking vendors to participate in its Jan. 28 event. The market takes place every fourth Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Price Center and offers both... more

Dog of the Week: Carter

Carter is one cool dog. This one-year-old is always happy to run and play outside, and can keep you entertained for hours. He is fantastic with other dogs and is really easy to get along with, he loves all people. Carter has been at the shelter for a while now and we just can’t figure out why this sweet boy is being overlooked. Come and meet him today and watch him melt your heart!

Both pets are available for adoption at the San Marcos Regional Shelter, and both pets have their adoption sponsored by the Mutt Strutt Guardian Angel program. That means that if you and either pet are a good match, their adoption, complete with... more

Merlin The Wise shows off his garb at last year’s San Marcos Celtic Fest. 

2017 has just begun, and with it a multitude of uncertainties— not the least of which is the unpredictable “winter” weather of Texas. One thing that is certain is that the days are slowly getting longer and the promise of spring is in the air. In... more

Alton Ill. Police officers and U.S. Marshals confer at the rear of a Nissan Altima that crashed ending a high-speed chase. William Michael Bryars, 17, allegedly attacked his mother with a hammer and screwdriver in Dripping Springs, stole this car and drove to Illinois before being arrested by police there. PHOTO BY JOHN BADMAN/THE TELEGRAPH

Russell Wilde - Staff Reporter The Dripping Springs teen that allegedly used a hammer and screwdriver to attack his mother before stealing her car has been arrested in Illinois. William Michael Bryars, 17, was arrested early Friday after a chase... more

Bassist Brandon Alvis of Bogan Villa, a 70s inspired band, playing a set outside Dahlia Woods Gallery. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY RACHEL WILLIS

Rachel Willis - Staff Reporter Downtown San Marcos hosted its first Third Thursday Downtown Walkabout since the beginning of the new year. Downtown art galleries showcased local artists pieces and served up wine and canapes to the public. 218... more

Alton Ill. Police officers and U.S. Marshals confer at the rear of a Nissan Altima that crashed ending a high-speed chase. William Michael Bryars, 17, allegedly attacked his mother with a hammer and screwdriver in Dripping Springs, stole this car and drove to Illinois before being arrested by police there. PHOTO BY JOHN BADMAN/THE TELEGRAPH

D.S. assault suspect nabbed after police chase in Illinois

Russell Wilde - Staff Reporter
The Dripping Springs teen that allegedly used a hammer and screwdriver to attack his mother before stealing her car has been arrested in Illinois. William Michael Bryars, 17, was arrested early Friday after a chase involving local police and U.S. Marshals.
“Bryars attempted to evade the officers and subsequently wrecked the vehicle he was driving,” Hays County Lt. Dennis Gutierrez said in a press release. “He sustained minor injuries during the collision and was transported at a local hospital for treatment.”

San Marcos suicide rate exceeds that of state and nation

Rachel Willis - Staff Reporter
Nationwide, the suicide rate has been on the rise, increasing 24 percent to 13 out of 100,000 people between 1999 and 2014.
San Marcos has not been unaffected. According to data from the San Marcos Police Department, the 2016 suicide rate sits at approximately 14.8 out of 100,000 people. This is slightly higher than the Texas suicide rate of 12.6 and the US rate of 13.4, which is based off 2014 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Motorcycle rider killed in crash on old RR 12

Staff Reports
 A crash on Old Ranch Road 12 Thursday night claimed the life of a 20-year-old Texas State University student.
Quirino Ramirez of San Marcos was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash that occurred around 6:30 p.m. in the 1500 block of Old Ranch Road 12.
Ramirez, a junior majoring in Business, was riding a 2013 Kawasaki motorcycle westbound when he was struck by a 2006 Toyota Corolla exiting the Highcrest Apartments.

Police awaiting results of autopsy

San Marcos Police Department investigators are awaiting autopsy results from the Travis County Medical Examiner’s office on 2-month-old Skyler Dean Julius. Police believe the baby was killed by the family dog last week.  
 Toxicology results will take six to eight months to complete. Preliminary findings do not show old trauma, such as previous broken bones, bruising, or other injuries, that could be indicative of prior abuse, or other indicators of injury that would be suspicious to investigators. 

Bassist Brandon Alvis of Bogan Villa, a 70s inspired band, playing a set outside Dahlia Woods Gallery. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY RACHEL WILLIS

Gallery owner Dahlia Woods contributes to artist Angie Johnson’s interactive art piece about cursive writing, which she views as a dying art.

Visitors to the Dahlia Woods Gallery were able to place bids in a silent auction to fundraise for KZSM, the local radio station.

Artist Chad Glass, Jenaro Gongora and Julie Prejean at 218 Studioworks during Downtown Walkabout.

San Marcos artist Rene Perez talks with some   of the attendees about his whimsical creations.

Downtown shows its stuff in 2017’s first walkabout

Rachel Willis - Staff Reporter
Downtown San Marcos hosted its first Third Thursday Downtown Walkabout since the beginning of the new year.
Downtown art galleries showcased local artists pieces and served up wine and canapes to the public. 218 StudioWorks featured works from Rene Perez, Michelle Tupper and other prominent local artists.
Dahlia Woods Gallery hosted a silent auction featuring works donated by a variety of artists for KZSM local radio station and had live music from the 70s inspired three-piece band Bogan Villa.

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Items from a previous 4th Flea event are displayed on a shelf. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE PRICE CENTER.

4th Flea, the only downtown, monthly community flea market in San Marcos is seeking vendors to participate in its Jan. 28 event.

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Priscilla Graham Hardison Taylor

Priscilla Graham Hardison Taylor, 98, passed away Jan. 10, 2017 at Hays Nursing and Rehab in San Marcos, Texas.

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