April 13th, 2014

Car museum baby shower

Pam, my wife, asked me last week if I was interested in attending a baby shower with her. I said, “No thanks. Have fun.” Where and when I grew up men did not attend baby showers.
She said, “The baby shower is at Dick’s Classic Car Museum. Barbara Davis, hosting the party for her daughter, said that you men can tour the museum while we women watch Laura open her gifts. All attendees get to tour the museum for free.”
“What time and what day is this baby shower????” I asked. Suddenly I split with tradition and got very interested in the baby shower!

SMA students collecting shoes bound for Africa, South America

San Marcos Academy’s National Junior Honor Society collected new and used shoes recently for Dando Amor, a non-profit organization that donates these shoes to people in some of the poorest areas of Africa and South America.
Dando Amor means “Giving Love,” and the Academy NJHS partnered with this organization for their National Shoes for Love Drive.
SMA joined in the shoe drive thanks to NJHS member Will Ryan, who had been involved with Dando Amor before through his Boy Scout troop.

Graham to read at Wittliff April 17

Award-winning poet Jorie Graham will visit Texas State University for a book reading and signing at the Wittliff Collections April 17 at 3:30 p.m. and at the Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center in Kyle at 7:30 p.m. April 18
The events are free and open to the public.
The event at is part of the Lindsey Literary Series and is sponsored by the Department of English at Texas State, the Burdine Johnson Foundation and the Wittliff Collections.
For more, contact Jeremy Garrett at

Local student receives $4,000 Yates Scholarship

Cassidy Holechek has been awarded a $4,000 Yates Companies, Inc. Scholarship for the first two years of college.
Holechek was selected by a scholarship committee at The Yates Companies, Inc. based upon academics, extra-curricular activities and two short essays.
Carolyn Voyles, Yates Companies, Inc. chairperson, said, “We set up the scholarship program to recognize and reward high school seniors of our employees who meet certain criteria and wish to further education at the post-secondary level. This allows us to bee a part of preparing young people for the future.”

Summer Fun registration open April 28

Summer Fun Program registration for San Marcos children ages 7 to 14 is now underway, with sign up for non-residents starting Monday, April 28.
Summer Fun is an eight-week day camp held Monday-Friday from June 16 to August 15, with days off on July 4 and the week of July 14-18. Camp will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Crockett Elementary, 1300 Girard Street, and Bowie Elementary, 4020 Monterrey Oak.
The cost for residents is $32 a week and $50 a week for non-residents. The fee may be paid weekly. The fee for residents for the entire program is $250 and for non-residents, $395.

March indictments issued by the Hays County Grand Jury

The following individuals were indicted by the Hays County Grand Jury during their first of two March meetings:

• Amber Elizabeth Brawdy, 34, of 4108 Kensington, Moore, Okla: Injury to a child, third degree felony, occurred Sept. 21, 2013.
• Jalen Dupre Cameron, 18, of 1717 Brian Lane, Wharton: Credit card abuse, state jail felony, occurred Dec. 3, 2013.
• Laura Constante-Roman, 25, of 4404 Dove Drive, Austin: Driving while intoxicated with child passenger, two counts, state jail felonies, occurred Oct. 19, 2013.

Guadalupe County adopts ‘no refusal’ policy on suspected DWIs

County Attorney Dave Willborn announced that, starting April 21, Guadalupe County will be a 24/7 no-refusal county. 
What that means is that anyone suspected of driving while intoxicated in Guadalupe County who refuses to submit to a breath test will have their blood drawn to determine their blood alcohol level.

Support American Widow Project on Facebook and at Rudy’s BBQ

 The American Widow Project, in addition to two other military related non-profits, are competing to win funds raised by Rudy’s Bar-B-Q in May as part of its annual Cup for a Cause Fundraising campaign.
Facebook users can vote for the charity of their choice by visiting Rudy’s Facebook page and clicking the “Poll” tab.

Lake Kyle Jubilee scheduled on April 26 promises fun activities for the whole family

The city of Kyle Parks and Recreation Department along with our presenting sponsor, Chuck Nash Auto Group, will host the second annual Lake Kyle Jubilee on April 26 at Lake Kyle Park from 4 to 9 p.m.
Formerly the Full Moon Jubilee, this event promises to be fun for the entire family.
The Lake Kyle Jubilee features great live music as well as fun activities for everyone.

HASM to honor three on Friday, April 18

Three longtime San Marcos legends will be honored by the Heritage Association of San Marcos for their outstanding contributions to the city and  to the organization. The late Al Lowman, Billy G. Moore and Jerry L. Moore will be remembered at the annual Tree of Honor Ceremony at 5 p. m. Friday April 18 at Veramendi Plaza on the corner of C. M. Allen Parkway and East  Hopkins. Rain site is the Activity Center. The public is invited.