December 1st

David Anthony Von Hatten

David Anthony Von Hatten, 49, a kind-hearted, loving father, husband, son, brother and uncle, went to his eternal reward on Nov. 26, 2013.
God graced Eduardo and Amelia Von Hatten with David’s birth on July 30, 1964, in Hawthorne, Calif. The family was now complete with the addition of another boy. When David was a toddler the family moved to Corpus Christi, where he grew up. He attended the area schools and graduated in May of 1984. He went on to earn his Bachelor's degree in Advertising at the University of Texas at Austin.

Leonore Sergi

Leonore Sergi was born in New York City on Nov. 8, 1928 to William and Anne Glickman. She was an exceptional in many ways. She scored the highest score ever seen on the New York State Regents Exam when she graduated high School.  

A Word About Recycling - Dec. 1, 2013

We’ll start today’s article recycling/reusing an object it seems almost all have and can’t do without.  Something we didn’t even have a short time ago: The cell phone.
This information taken from a recent Resource Recycling eNewsletter. “When it comes to recycling and reusing old smartphones, Sprint, at least for now, appears to be at the head of the class.”

Traffic Update

Projects affecting San Marcos traffic for week of
Nov. 27 – Dec. 7.

SAN MARCOS SIGHTS AND SOUNDS: First week of December through Saturday, Dec. 7,. There will be various closures with appropriate signage for detours and parking. Parks & Rec Dept., (512) 644-6764.

EAST SAN ANTONIO STREET: Every Saturday from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Half a block of street closed from the alley to N. LBJ for the Farmers Market on the Square. Main Street Program, (512) 393-8430.

Local physician named a Fellow of ACP

Julia B. Symon, M.D. of San Marcos has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the society of internists.
The distinction recognizes achievements in internal medicine, the specialty of adult medical care. The American College of Physicians is the second-largest physician group in the United States. Membership includes more than 137,000 internists, related subspecialists and medical students

Rios graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Daylin M. Rios graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Rios is the daughter of Maria Flores of San Marcos, and Danet Rios of Martindale.
She is a 2012 graduate of San Marcos High School.

Recruited for School Fuel

Since 1978 in my first position as youth minister, I have always been the recruiter. I am the one always asking others to volunteer to help do the work with youth and adults in church.  
 School Fuel — a San Marcos program that currently sends home weekend food bags each Friday with 218 elementary students who do not have enough food to eat on weekends — has successfully recruited me to work once a month on a Thursday evening to spend an hour packing up 218 food bags.
 I am the recruit now.

Robison seeking 6th term as judge

Jack Robison, Judge, 207th Judicial District, has announced his intention to seek re-election. The 207th Judicial District includes Comal, Hays and Caldwell counties.
Judge Robison was first elected to the 207th District Court in 1994. He was elected from a field of five candidates: two Republican and three Democrats.
He was sworn into office on Jan. 1, 1995 and has been re-elected four times.
He will seek a sixth term in the Republican Primary on March 4.

David Roth performs at Seniors Center on Dec. 4

The Supple Folk Music series at Texas State University welcomes renowned guitarist and songwriter David Roth Wednesday, Dec. 4, as part of the Encore Performing Arts Series.
The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Price Seniors Center, located at 222 W. San Antonio St. in San Marcos.
Roth strikes many chords, hearts and minds with his unique songs, offbeat observations, moving stories, sense of the hilarious and powerful singing and subject matter.

TxSt School of Music slates performances

The Texas State University School of Music hosts a variety of musical performances and lectures open to faculty, staff, students and members of the public. Tickets are available for purchase online at
For additional information concerning these and other performances, contact Nancy Harris at (512) 245-3375.
Dec. 2
Mariachi Nueva Generacion; 7:30 p.m., Evans Auditorium. Free admission.
Dec. 4