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Portions of the lower San Marcos River were packed tube-to-tube on Saturday. Above, a woman holding a beer in one hand uses the other to pitch a bottle to a friend. SMDR photo/Anita Miller

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After nearly six weeks of forced closure following the Memorial Day Weekend flood, tubing traffic along the lower San Marcos River roared back to life over the Fourth of July Weekend.


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. 


Portions of the lower San Marcos River were packed tube-to-tube on Saturday. Above, a woman holding a beer in one hand uses the other to pitch a bottle to a friend. SMDR photo/Anita Miller

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.

Germaine Al-Anzi and Steven Natal (pictured) practice Japanese art at the Teen Animanga Club, a program in the San Marcos Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. The next Animanga Club meeting is July 13 at 1:30 p.m.

Germaine Al-Anzi (pictured) and Steven Natal practice Japanese art at the Teen Animanga Club, a program in the San Marcos Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. The next Animanga Club meeting is July 13 at 1:30 p.m.

Japanese art at SMPL Animanga Club

U.N. declares San Antonio Spanish Missions a World Heritage Site

The United Nations has voted to make San Antonio’s five Spanish colonial missions – four of them already protected as a national park – a World Heritage Site.
On July 5 in Bonn, Germany, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) World Heritage Committee voted to designate the four missions of San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, The Alamo, one of the original ranches and their associated cultural landscapes as a World Heritage Site.

Austin ready for Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix, Oct. 23-25

With the Formula 1 season now approaching the halfway mark, the battle for the driver’s world championship is once again neck and neck with all eyes now turning to the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. Defending World Champion Lewis Hamilton will be aiming to win on home soil and extend his lead over his two closest rivals: teammate Nico Rosberg and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel.


Kayakers enjoy the clear water of the San Marcos River last Thursday. (Photo by Susan Carper Hanson)

San Marcan Susan Carper Hanson found shells in the riverbed of the upper San Marcos River, near City Park. (Photo by Susan Carper Hanson)

A couple of sun fish swim past some wild rice in the San Marcos River. (Photo by Susan Carper Hanson)

On the San Marcos River

A glass-bottom boat isn’t the only way to see some San Marcos River wildlife, as San Marcan Susan Carper Hanson shows with some photos she took snorkling on the river last week.
To submit your San Marcos photos to SMDR, email us at cbrusuelas@sanmarcosrecord.com or amiller@sanmarcosrecord.com.


Pictured in front from left is Savannah Sierra, Annabelle Humphrey, Isaiah Jackson-Evans, Paytin Hendrix and Jacey Andrews. In back from left is Samantha Perez-Myronenko (Pre-K teacher), Tina Thomas-Owens (owner/director) and Kimberly Schulle-Schmidt (assistant director).

First Step Preschool 2015 Graduates

On June 26, First Step School Preschool class of 2015 graduated at 6:30 p.m.
Kindergarten here they come!
• Submitted by First Step Preschool

Neighbors protest CUP for Hooters

Anita Miller/Managing Editor

Neighbors in the Sunset Acres area of east San Marcos have gathered 19 signatures in an attempt to keep a Hooters restaurant and bar from setting up shop.

City council to vote on ridesharing tonight

Anita Miller/Managing Editor

Will ridesharing be coming soon to San Marcos?

 It could happen sooner rather than later, and if it does, it could bring not only convenience and safety for residents and visitors, but jobs for those who want them.


Nine-year-old Annett Silva shows off her Lego creation. Photos courtesy of Deborah Tomaselli

Lego fun at the library

Grand Jury indictments for Caldwell County

The following individuals were indicted by the Caldwell County Grand Jury in June:

• Joe Natal, 30, of San Marcos: Assault/family violence with prior conviction.

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