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Rene Perez at work. The artist blends whimsical themes with a down-to-earth message of preservation of the San Marcos River. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY RACHEL WILLIS

Perez paints the river he loves

Rachel Willis - News Intern
San Marcos has a rich river culture and few artist capture the river’s local life and nit-and-grit as well as Rene Perez.
Perez is not a local by birth, he moved to San Marcos at the age of 10. He is also not a lifelong artist. His artistic aspirations began nine years ago, tied to the birth of his son, Santiago. Perez picked up a paintbrush for the first time to paint the gold rays that radiate from the mural of the sun in his son’s bedroom.

We’re ‘in the pink’ for October

In case you can’t tell from the color of today’s front page, all of us here at the Daily Record are committed to spreading awareness against the non-discriminant killer that is breast cancer. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and you will be seeing more “pink” pages in the coming weeks expressing our support as well as that of our advertisers. And we’re not the only ones.

The library offers so many powerful ways to help our users thrive, and we want to show them off.”
Bowie Elementary students Violet Frazier and Marissa Diaz show off the waving hand they assembled using Little Bits circuits.

Libraries ‘power up’ with ideas

School libraries at Bowie and De Zavala elementaries joined others across the state to host a Power Up at Your Library Day event. This celebration was part of the “Ideas Powered: It’s What We Do” campaign, which seeks to broaden the awareness of innovative library services to the public.  Power Up at Your Library Day featured a variety of hands-on activities for students. 

Diane Insley was hired as a special services librarian in 1988. She was a member of the Parent Teacher Organization for 17 years, as well as serving on the committee for Project Graduation. Insley also spent eight years as field trip coordinator. Insley was promoted to director of the San Marcos Public Library in 2009, where she continues to engage the community and strive for success. On Oct. 6, Insley will be inducted into the San Marcos Women’s Hall of Fame at their 31st annual induction.

Insley One of Six Texas Librarians Awarded Scholarship

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission has awarded San Marcos Library Director Diane Insley one of six scholarships to attend the Research Institute for Public Libraries in Englewood, Colo.

The three-day institute is offered by the Colorado State Library and Colorado Library Consortium and provides intensive training to library leaders in evaluation and data use for planning, management, and demonstrating their library’s impact to the community.



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