Thursday December 05, 2013
November 22nd, 2013
As part of the festivities of National Planning Month in October, the city of San Marcos Development Services Department held a student art contest entitled, “My Favorite Place in San Marcos.” Winning students were recognized at an event that brought the public and the different board and commission members that deal with development in the city together.
On Dec. 12 and Dec. 17, six San Marcos restaurants (three each night) will provide a holiday meal for those at the Hays/Caldwell Women’s Center.
On Dec. 12, Carino’s Chilli’s and HEB will provide meals to the center, while on Dec. 17, Chick-fil-A, Texas Road House and Los Cucos will provide meals.
Sac-n-Pac Stores recently partnered with Travis Elementary School by awarding the campus a $500 grant as part of Exxon-Mobil’s Educational Alliance Program to enhance math and science curriculum. Phyllis Hillhouse made the presentation on behalf of Sac-n-Pac.
The Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) recently held an IT Symposium last month with more than 520 high school students attending from 26 different schools.
Several hundred students competed in five different area: Java, PC Troubleshooting, Excel, Security and Access.
Two San Marcos High School students earned recognitions. Tommy Stanley took first-place honors in Java and Martin Devorah-Robles was a finalist in the PC Troubleshooting category.
The Paul W. Peña Memorial Scholarship at San Marcos Academy was presented to senior Wes Rotan of San Marcos during a school-wide assembly on Veterans Day.
On hand for the presentation was Paul's mother, Ms. Cecilia Peña of Kyle.
SEGUIN — After an extensive career with the state, George Thomas “Tom” Bohl, an assistant attorney general for the Environmental Protection Division with the Office of the Attorney General (AG) will join the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA) as its General Counsel and member of the Executive Team.
GBRA officials announced Bohl’s hiring during its November Board of Directors meeting, although Bohl officially begins his general counsel duties in January.
The Texas State University School of Music Ensemble Series presents a salsa tribute concert in honor of the late “Queen of Salsa” Celia Cruz tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. at the San Marcos High School Performing Arts Center.
Cruz, born in Havana, Cuba, embodied salsa and the Latin American sound. She played at the famous Cuban nightclub the Tropicana, and recorded numerous albums during the “golden era of salsa.” In 2003, she passed away from brain cancer. Cruz’s last album, “La Negra Tiene,” posthumously won the album of the year award at Premio Lo Nuestro A La Musica Latina in 2003.
Although there are several organizations that bring food to the less fortunate of San Marcos on Thanksgiving, Operation Turkey is the only local organization to deliver a ready-to-eat meal.
Jesse Ruiz brought Operation Turkey to San Marcos two years ago, and it will again be in full swing Thanksgiving day.
Operation Turkey founder Richard Bagdonas started the organization in Austin more than 13 years ago.