Tuesday December 10, 2013
November 27th, 2013
A controversial gun range won approval for an onsite septic system on Tuesday, but Hays County Commissioners also reached out to the owners of the business and their neighbors to seek expert advise on safety concerns.
Lisa Murphy, who along with her husband owns the proposed County Line Shooting Center, told the court they have “been working closely” with permitters “to make sure all of our requirements are met” and that, if an event were planned that would bring in large crowds, porta potties would be brought on site.
In his weekly report to the Hays County Commissioners Court, Fire Marshal Mark Chamber is usually brief, with his remarks limited to advising whether the burn ban should be lifted or re-imposed.
This week was different, with Chambers using his time at the podium to urge residents use caution when frying turkeys or using their fireplaces, especially for the first time.
Buda resident Mark Angel Albanez Jr. was indicted by the Hays County Grand Jury in connection with a 2012 wreck that killed Stephanie Albanez.
The 27-year-old was indicted for Intoxication manslaughter and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Both are second degree felonies.
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A string of robberies on Monday afternoon in San Marcos may have been committed by different suspects, officials say.
Two of the incidents are armed robberies and are believed to have been committed by the same assailants. A third robbery earlier in the day, which did not involve a weapon, is thought to be unrelated. One suspect is in custody.
An innovative program at Texas State University, the Caminitos Collaborative, is working to put nearly 400 young children on the path to higher education.
Caminitos, or “little roads,” is a multi-disciplinary collaborative offering services including a graduate research project, comprehensive developmental assessments, assistance in the pre-K classrooms, professional development and parent involvement for the families of the students. The Caminitos Collaborative is working with 4-year-olds and their families in the Pre-K Center at Hernandez Elementary in San Marcos.
For life’s most difficult journeys, there’s no overstating the important role that friends and loved ones play in helping one make it through. This is especially true for cancer patients.
With this in mind, as Thanksgiving approaches, we urge you to take time to recognize and thank those who are helping patients with emotional, physical and financial support.
And most of all, giving them hope.
Sure, the country isn’t doing so well at the moment, but there are still plenty of reasons to be thankful this Thanksgiving.
I sit at the “big people’s table” now, just to the left of my father. It took me years to earn that coveted spot, and for that, I am thankful.
Everyone in my family is healthy this year. My parents are 80 and 77, and doing well, and for that, I am surely thankful.
This will be my 51st Thanksgiving. I’ve celebrated most of them at my parents’ house, with various relatives, my sisters and their children and grandchildren.
When Lincoln declared the last Thursday in November to be the federal holiday, Thanksgiving, he invited his fellow citizens to use it as a day of atonement; a day to pray for orphans, widows, mourners and sufferers of what he described as the “lamentable civil strife.”
This is the 160th anniversary of that proclamation. Somehow a day of “humble penitence” has evolved into candying already-too-sweet tubers and mauling your neighbors at the local Walmart for a $30 Furby Boom.
A well-chosen river rock marks the Mexican white oak planted outside San Marcos Fire Station 2 on Saturday as commemorating Jaimy L. Breihan, an environmental and neighborhoods rights activist who was killed in an ATV accident earlier this year. The fire station was chosen as the site because its firefighters tended to Breihan the night he was injured. The ceremony was timed so the same fire crew would be on duty.