Wednesday December 11, 2013
September 13th, 2013
Local veterans over the age of 18 and their guests are being invited to a Veterans Retreat Oct. 18 to 20 at the Freeman Ranch.
Sponsored by the Texas State University English Department, the retreat will include creating writing, journaling and songwriting as well as drum circle and mind/body/spirit workshops.
The ranch is on the Blanco River and veterans and guests will have full access to the water for swimming, fly fishing and hiking.
Dorota Malinowski, MD, a board certified endocrinologist, recently joined Live Oak Health Partners Specialty Care physicians group.
As the only endocrinologist currently practicing in San Marcos,
Malinowski will provide a higher level of care for patients facing endocrine diseases, including Type 1, Type 2 and gestational diabetes. Dr. Malinowski said she has a special interest in the treatment of metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance and patients with polycycstic ovarian syndrome.
Crockett Elementary School recently hosted more than 340 grandparents at the annual Grandparents’ Luncheon. The grandparents had lunch with their grandchildren, then had a chance to have their studio portrait made and visit the student’s classroom. John Zeneli, owner of Italian Garden, donated delicious soups and salad for the event. Other area businesses — Grins, Fazoli’s and Henry’s — also made donations to the luncheon to make it special for all.
Grande Communications, the Texas-based broadband communications company that offers Internet, TV and phone services, announced today the hire of Pete Drozdoff as vice president of marketing.
Effective immediately, Drozdoff will lead Grande’s marketing, corporate communications and product initiatives, including strategic planning and overall direction for revenue and customer growth.
He will be based at corporate headquarters in San Marcos.
The Texas School Safety Center at Texas State University (TxSSC) will host the “Texas Bully Prevention Summit” 8 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30 at the Embassy Suites in San Marcos.
The summit is the first of its kind in Central Texas, designed to inform and empower administrators, educators and school personnel with the skills they need to create safer learning environments for all. The inaugural Texas Bully Prevention Summit is co-sponsored by the TxSSC, College of Education and the Center for Families and Children.
Lisa Varner Prazak, beloved and cherished wife, mother and sister passed away at her home in San Marcos on Sept. 12, 2013, at the age of 53. She was born Aug. 23, 1960 to James Calvin and Inez (Hughes) Varner in Temple.
She is survived by her husband Louis Prazak; two sons, Zeb Prazak and wife Samantha and Jed Prazak of San Marcos; brother Hugh Varner of Fulton; and sister Dinah Thomas of San Marcos.
Family will receive friends at Pennington Funeral Home, from 5 to 8 p.m. today. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday at Memory Lawn Memorial Park in Martindale.
As the Division I, Class 4A runner-up in 2012, the Georgetown Eagles are off to another great start in 2013 and will be one of the tougher opponents on San Marcos’ schedule.
In Week 0 the Eagles defeated Ellison 35-14 at home and the following week they had an almost identical outcome over Round Rock-McNeil on the road with a 36-13 win.
Head coach Jason Dean is now in the fifth season with Georgetown, but after a 15-1 season last year he returns just five total starters (three offense, two defense), which was one of his biggest challenges he faced this season.
Depth charts never liked Chris Nutall, a 5-foot-8, 191-pound bowling ball of a running back for the Texas State Bobcats.
When Nutall was a sophomore at A&M Consolidated High in College Station, the coaching staff placed him on the junior-varsity team to start the season. That didn’t sit well with Nutall.
“I felt as if I should be on varsity, so I kept running hard,” Nutall said. “The next thing you know, the third game my sophomore year I got moved up to varsity and my first touch I made a 65-yard touchdown.”
Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) recently partnered with the San Marcos First Baptist Church (FBC) on its School Fuel Program, which strives to feed at-risk elementary school children on weekends when food services are not available.
According to FBC pastor’s wife Aureila Newton, School Fuel started when a group of church members were looking to launch a project to help community members in need.
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