November 15th, 2013

Food Bank still gathering funds for Turkeys Tackling Hunger

The Hays County Food Bank entered November with high hopes of receiving enough monetary donations to pay for contents of Thanksgiving turkey boxes that will be provided to more than 3,000 Hays County area families. Donations from local businesses, churches, civic groups, schools and individuals will make it possible for 11,998 Hays County area residents to share a special holiday meal. Donations will help move the ball down the field in this annual showdown to end hunger in Hays County, at Thanksgiving, and throughout the year.

Gospel-singing Magnolias tour six states

The Steel Magnolia gospel singing ministry of 12 women just came home from a 16-day tour through six states, covering 3100 miles and presenting 25 concerts.
The tour took the women to Louisville, Ky, where they sang at a special staging area in the main food park of the National Quartet Convention.
The singers presented a 90-minute concert each afternoon for four consecutive days. They drove as far south as Glencoe, Ala, where they were hosted for two concerts.

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College Football: Biggest game of the season

Unlike some other programs in the Football Bowl Subdivision, Texas State put itself in a good spot with three games left in the regular season.

Any combination of wins by the bowl-eligible Bobcats probably gets them invited to a postseason game and three consecutive wins against Arkansas State, Western Kentucky and Troy gives them at least a share of second place in the Sun Belt Conference.

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High School Volleyball: Big day for Myers

San Marcos senior Mikali Myers signed on the dotted line yesterday, officially committing to play volleyball on a full scholarship for the University of North Texas next fall.

Myers, who said playing college volleyball was always her dream, verbally committed to play for the Mean Green last year and on Thursday her wishes came to fruition.

High School Basketball: Rattler teams back in action

While the 2013-14 basketball season is in its infancy, but things are beginning to pick up for both San Marcos teams.

The Rattlers (1-0) come off an impressive 63-51 victory against Austin-Bowie Tuesday night. Tonight David Norris' squad hosts Round Rock-Cedar Ridge (1-0).

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Sarah Frances Garza

Sarah Frances Garza, 20, a resident of Austin, passed away Nov. 12, 2013. Visitation will be Sunday, Nov. 17, from 5 until 9 p.m. at Thomason Funeral Home in San Marcos. A Rosary will be recited that evening at 7 p.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial to follow at Memory Lawn Memorial Park.
Funeral Arrangements entrusted to Thomason Funeral Home, 2001 Old Ranch Road 12, San Marcos, TX, (512) 396-2300.

November 14th

Code changes set to protect river, floodplains

Contentious development in San Marcos has often been based around areas that would be considered environmentally sensitive. Most of the controversy has surrounded the effect that development has on the floodplain and the San Marcos River.
Newly proposed changes to the Land Development Code may be clarifying and strengthening the protections for those areas.

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Company shelving bread store

It’s been a fixture in the community for more than 30 years, but the Butter Krust Thrift Shop day old bread store is shutting its doors for good on Saturday.
“They want to sell the property,” said Sharon Davis, who has been managing the store since its doors opened in 1982. “We’ve been trying to remodel for years but it’s not working out. The company has said different things.”

SMPD: No good leads so far in abduction case

A week has elapsed since the daylight abduction of a woman and her young child in San Marcos, but police have yet to find any sure leads in the case.
“We have picked up a few leads but thus far they haven’t been that productive,” Chief of Police Howard Williams said. “Our guys are working steady on it. They keep running little leads and running them down.”

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Buda woman killed in dump truck collision

Trisha Marie Foulkrod, 58, of Buda was killed in accident with a dump truck on FM 1626 northwest of Buda on Monday morning, according to a Texas Department of Transportation official.
At 6:24 a.m. the 1995 Kenworth dump truck lost control headed northbound on the road and drove off the right side of the roadway.

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