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One of the first people to help provide meals to workshop attendees was Rudy Espinoza, shown in this photo with Linda Contreras. PHOTO COURTESY OF SAN MARCOS CISD

Girls Empowerment Network teams up with San Marcos High School

San Marcos High School has partnered with the Girls Empowerment Network (GEN), a non-profit organization whose mission is to support and guide girls to make wise choices. SMHS Parent Liaison Linda Contreras said that GEN is providing workshops at school every Tuesday in October and November during the lunch periods.

“The workshops,” Contreras said, “cover programs that are designed to help adolescent girls navigate girlhood and include, but are not limited to, body image, friendship issues, relationships, communication, career explorations, health and wellness.”

Pictured left to right: Raquel Cervantes-Nunez, Herbert Yarbrough, III, Rebecca Ybarra-Ramirez, Elizabeth Tuttle, Michelle Knight, Kharley Smith, Connie Bagley, Ben Rodriguez, Rosina Valle, Melvin Callender, Elizabeth Beck, Frank Arredondo, Clay Sullivan and H.C Kyle, III PHOTO BY DON ANDERS

San Marcos Education Foundation recognizes distinguished alumni

Fourteen former San Marcos High School graduates who have achieved recognition and success in their careers and civic lives were inducted into the 2016 San Marcos Education Foundation's Hall of Fame on Friday, Oct. 7. The recipients were honored at the twelfth annual event, preceding the Rattler homecoming football game.

Pictured above are the San Marcos High School students who made the Regional Choir. PHOTO COURTESY OF SMHS

SMHS choir students advance to regionals

San Marcos High School Choir Director Dawn Sheridan-Reinhuber reports that 30 Rattler singers made the Region Choir last weekend, with eight vocalists and one alternate moving on to the Pre-Area auditions on Nov. 29.

Reinhuber said, “We are so proud of the way they practiced and supported each other, and how they represented our school after moving to a new TMEA region with different participants, directors, and an unknown competitive atmosphere.”

Host Chitah Daniels Kennedy welcomes the audience to the ALIVE show at Stonewall Warehouse. PHOTO BY DENISE CATHEY

Chitah Daniels Kennedy relaxes in the backstage dressing room with her drag daughters. Coochie Couture, Lady Moné, and River Rains after the Tuesday Lip Sync Battle at Stonewall


General Manager Chris Rue and Chitah Daniels Kennedy look at photos of his new nephew in the dressing room at Stonewall Warehouse. PHOTO BY DENISE CATHEY

Inside the life of a ‘drag mother’

It’s Tuesday night at Stonewall Warehouse, the lone LGBTQ bar in downtown San Marcos – one of the fastest growing cities in the nation, but still overshadowed by nearby Austin.

Life According to Kristina: The importance of keeping faith

Faith is an amazing thing. By nature it defies reason and logic. It’s an ethereal and unexplainable belief in something that cannot be explained. Faith astounds me. We as people have the ability to blindly trust without a definable truth. Faith in the fellow man astounds me even further. In fact it’s mind blowing; particularly when that a fellow man pulls out in front of my car.



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