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U.S. Marine Alan Cameron gave the keynote address at Saturday’s memorial at the San Marcos City Cemetery. At right is Elisabeth Darnell, who sang the National Anthem. (Daily Record photo by Anita Miller)

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From left are Sheriff Gary Cutler, Meritorious Service Medal honoree Deputy Michael Kirkwood and Chief Deputy Jamie Page. (Photos courtesy of HCSO)

Hays County Sheriff Gary Cutler recently hosted a promotion and departmental awards ceremony at the Hays County Government Center. During this ceremony, Cutler awarded numerous departmental awards to staff members for their service and dedication to the Sheriff’s Office.
They included:


Western diamondback rattlesnake. Photo courtesy General Land Office.

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Makayla Bravo and Giovanni Uresti enjoyed trying on their new helmets. (Daily Record photo by Anita Miller)

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The Hays County Sheriff’s department attracted a lot of interest during the job fair with openings in patrol, corrections and other areas. Deputy Sheriff Joel Hostetler, HR Coordinator Rebecca Mullen and Corrections officer Jessica Schuelke talk with Jerry Dominguez about the various opportunities. (Daily Record photo by David Short)

San Marcos Fire Captain Frank Arredondo takes advantage of the recent rain and resulting stronger river flow to train other firefighters in swift water rescue at Rio Vista Falls. (SMDR photo by David Short)

U.S. Marine Alan Cameron gave the keynote address at Saturday’s memorial at the San Marcos City Cemetery. At right is Elisabeth Darnell, who sang the National Anthem. (Daily Record photo by Anita Miller)

From left are Sheriff Gary Cutler, Meritorious Service Medal honoree Deputy Michael Kirkwood and Chief Deputy Jamie Page. (Photos courtesy of HCSO)

Western diamondback rattlesnake. Photo courtesy General Land Office.

Makayla Bravo and Giovanni Uresti enjoyed trying on their new helmets. (Daily Record photo by Anita Miller)

The Hays County Sheriff’s department attracted a lot of interest during the job fair with openings in patrol, corrections and other areas. Deputy Sheriff Joel Hostetler, HR Coordinator Rebecca Mullen and Corrections officer Jessica Schuelke talk with Jerry Dominguez about the various opportunities. (Daily Record photo by David Short)

San Marcos Fire Captain Frank Arredondo takes advantage of the recent rain and resulting stronger river flow to train other firefighters in swift water rescue at Rio Vista Falls. (SMDR photo by David Short)

12 missing after Memorial weekend flood

By DAVID SHORT

Daily Record Reporter At least 12 persons are still missing and an active search continues according to Hays County officials. The 12, an unknown mixture of adults and children, are all believed to be with the same group and were visiting from out of town, said Kharley Smith, Hays County Emergency Management Coordinator.

Damaged power lines in water near Wimberley affected by flood damage.
Damaged power lines in water near Wimberley affected by flood damage.

PEC crews on river bend near Wimberley working on damaged power lines.

Power restoration continues in damaged areas

Following historic, catastrophic flooding along the Blanco River, Pedernales Electric crews have been working for more than 24 hours in efforts to restore power to the devastated region that has seen more than 350 homes swept away, more 1,000 residents displaced, eight people missing and at least one known fatality.

Curfew issued tonight due to safety concerns

The Hays County Judge, City of San Marcos and Wimberley Officials have instituted a nighttime curfew this evening due to the potential safety concerns posed in the San Marcos and Wimberley area.  We have numerous downed power lines, washed out roadways and barriers that makes evening travel very risky.  Please restrict all unnecessary movement.  Officers will be monitoring the areas overnight but many areas may not be covered at all times and we want to ensure the safety of our citizens.  We appreciate your cooperation with these efforts.  

 

Historic Blanco River levels cause evacuation, damage

Severe thunderstorms Saturday evening caused the Blanco River to reach a historic level of 40 feet, leading to the evacuation of over 1,000 residents in San Marcos.

Hays County and San Marcos officials have been working since around 2 a.m. on Sunday to alert residents and began evacuations on street areas such as Blanco Gardens, Crepe Myrtle, Pecan, Hackberry and portions of Blanco Vista.

Many areas near the Blanco River have since been evacuated due to flooding. A full-scale search and rescue mission began at sunrise and the National Guard have since arrived on the scene.

Under flood watch, city relaxes drought rules

The city of San Marcos returns to Stage 1 drought restrictions at noon today, some seven hours before a flash flood watch is scheduled to expire.
The move is the result of “generous spring rainfall,” and comes five days after the Edwards Aquifer Authority reduced its restriction to Stage 1 levels.
 “We hope the current wet weather pattern will stick around for a while, but we are also heading into a long hot summer so it’s essential that residents continue to conserve water,” said Tom Taggart, executive director of public services.    

Senate OKs bill to extend BSEACD

 State Representative Jason Isaac (R-Dripping Springs) and State Senator Donna Campbell (R-New Braunfels) passed HB 3405 Friday night in the Senate. HB 3405 will expand the boundaries of the Barton Springs-Edwards Aquifer Conservation District (BSEACD) to cover a portion of the Trinity Aquifer in Hays County that is not currently within a groundwater district.
Since the passage of HB 3405 in the House on May 8, Rep. Isaac and Sen. Campbell have diligently worked to fight off amendments and unnecessary language in the Senate.  

Miller named new managing editor of SMDR

San Marcos Daily Record Publisher Don Moore has announced staff changes involving the news and circulation departments.
Anita Miller has been named Managing Editor and Erika Ruymgaart Circulation Director. David Short will now serve the Record as Business Editor.


Raul E. (Roy) Gonzales

Raul E. (Roy) Gonzales

On May 22, 2015, Raul E. (Roy) Gonzales was called home by his Lord and Savior after having suffered from a long-term illness. He was 73. Roy was a loving father and devoted grandfather, doting on his family and fittingly, passed with them by his side. While muscular dystrophy robbed Roy of his muscular strength, he never lost his sharp mind, his optimism and his witty sense of humor.


Rudy Perez

Rudy Perez

Rudy Perez of San Marcos, Texas, beloved and cherished husband, father, grandfather and brother, passed away in Northern Virginia on May 15, 2015, at the age of 58. He was born in San Marcos, Texas, to the late Virginia and Delfino Perez, on Sept. 25, 1956.


Isabel G. Hurtado

Isabel G. Hurtado

Isabel G. Hurtado, a resident of San Marcos, passed away May 21, 2015 at the age of 73.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 3 to 4 p.m. at Los Angeles Funeral Home and from 6 to 7 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Rosary will be recited that evening at 7 p.m. at the church, and Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Memory Lawn Memorial Park, Martindale.
Arrangements entrusted to the Villasenor family – Los Angeles Funeral Home, 300 Cheatham Street (512) 392-3676.

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Who says you can’t have stew in the spring? (Daily Record photo by Candice Brusuelas)

By CANDICE BRUSUELAS

Features Editor

 

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Raul E. (Roy) Gonzales

On May 22, 2015, Raul E. (Roy) Gonzales was called home by his Lord and Savior after having suffered from a long-term illness. He was 73.

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