Saturday December 07, 2013
November 20th, 2013
The San Marcos CISD School Board recognized Blake Sterling at Monday’s board meeting as Nov. 17-23 is the 26th Annual Geography Awareness Week, hosted by the Texas Alliance for Geographic Education. San Marcos CISD students participated in the geography poster contest along with over 11,000 other students across Texas. There were 12 statewide winners, and De Zavala Elementary fourth-grader Blake Sterling was among them — taking first place honors in the grades 3-5 category.
The good news for the federal budget: There is finally a conference committee that is looking at the issue. The bad news: It is hard to get Congress to agree on anything these days, let alone the budget.
The big issue is sequestration. Do we, once again, allow huge automatic cuts to take place to control spending?
The San Marcos Daily Record is very proud to present to our readers the San Marcos CISD All-A Honor Roll for the first nine weeks of the 2013-14 school year.
The Record would like to thank H-E-B store director Bruce Schneider and his staff of hard-working partners, who are a central part of the lives of thousands of people who live in San Marcos.
Other than providing San Marcos with two, quality grocery stores; H-E-B plays a bigger role in the community than some may realize. Whenever there’s a chance to better our community, H-E-B jumps right in.
Due to a shortage of qualified school bus drivers, the San Marcos CISD Transportation Department will sponsor a Transportation Job Fair on Dec. 6-7 in the portable Training Room located at the transportation bus yard, 201 S. Suttles.
Friday’s hours are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., while Saturday’s hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“The driver shortage is having a significant impact on our daily operations,” SMCISD transportation director Carter Hutson said.
Do you experience unsteadiness, near falls or frequent falls? The Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) Rehabilitation Institute will host a free balance screening event on Wednesday, Dec. 4 from 2 to 4 p.m.
The free 20-minute screening includes blood pressure readings in three different positions and various balance assessment tests. Participants will be able to review their results with a CTMC physical therapist who will offer recommendations and referrals for those who need further evaluation.
There are several benefits to getting a balance screening, including:
Texas State University graduate student Travis Cantu was recently selected to attend the American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting and Exposition in Dallas March 16-23 to present his academic pursuits in reforming cancer treatment through biomedical polymer engineering.
Don’t these people at City Hall have better things to do, like trying to run our city efficiently instead of making things worse for its citizens?
Sometimes technology just doesn’t work.
People who are using Global Positioning System (GPS) devices to find the new location of San Marcos Municipal Court — at the Hays County Government Center — are being misdirected to a residential section of Stagecoach Trail.
The San Marcos Municipal Court has moved to the second floor (Suite 2233) of the Hays County Government Center — at 712 S. Stagecoach Trail. That’s the three-story domed building off Wonder World Drive in San Marcos.
Vapor shops selling electronic cigarettes thought their business plan may be up in smoke after the city passed an ordinance banning e-cigarettes, and other smoking products, indoors, but the city is now one step closer to allowing to product’s use, at least inside of vapor shops.