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“Life Source,” by student Elliot Rogers, will be one of the many features works in the Walkers’ Gallery this weekend.

Walker’s Gallery show reception this Friday

ArtWorks 2015 is the Walkers’ Gallery’s 17th annual exhibit  by Texas State faculty, students, staff and alumni. This year’s show cuts a wide swathe through genres, themes, and styles, from  luminous river photographs by Susan Carper Hanson to a neo Impressionist “Will Twerk 4 Tacos” dog by student artist, Monica Rostvold; tiny copper handcuffs entitled “Human Trafficking” by Rupal Jethwa to a realistic pair of paintings enigmatically titled “Grandpa.”  

SMDR Features Editor Candice Brusuelas earned her diploma last week for the completion of the Citizen’s Police Academy course. On left is Corporal Laray Taylor, and right, is Police Chief Chase Staap.

SMDR Classified Sales representative Pamela Gravis completed the class as well, shown here receiving her diploma from Taylor and Staap. (Daily Record photo by Candice Brusuelas)

Citizens Police Academy: Week 12


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Members of the Moon-McGehee Chapter, Daughters of The Republic of Texas, San Marcos on a recent field trip to the Claiborne Kyle Log House. Pictured are (front) Betty Lee, Polly Wright, Polly Rowold, Janice Kuhen, Phyllis Klein, Pam Settemeyer and (back) Cecile Sanders, Lynda Logan, Kim Zapalac, Karen Mostyn, Judy Tannehill, Florence Dodington, Billie Salmon, Mary Jane Smith. (Photo courtesy DRT San Marcos)

DRT prepares to go to 2015 convention

The Daughters of The Republic of Texas (DRT) Convention 2015 happens in the Alamo City on May 14-16 with President General Ellen McCaffrey presiding.  With the theme “The Stars at Night Are Big and Bright,” all anticipate a good convention.  This convention marks the 124th Convention of DRT.  Daughters from all over the Lone Star State will meet at the Omni Hotel at the Colonnade to learn new skills in specially targeted workshops, to renew friendships, to discuss future plans for DRT, and to elect new officers.  With a new Republic of Texas Complex planned, complete with a state of the art


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