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Hurtado sits at her desk in the front office of Hernandez Elementary. PHOTO COURTESY OF IRIS CAMPBELL.

SMCISD names 'District Diamond'

Diana Hurtado, Hernandez Elementary receptionist, is the January District Diamond for San Marcos Consolidated ISD. She has worked for SMCISD for the past 22 years, with eight years at Hernandez Elementary. Hurtado provides parents, students and staff with excellent customer service. She loves her job and working with all the students, parents and visitors that come to school every day. 

Texas Preparatory School releases new reduced-price lunch policy

Texas Preparatory School Child Nutrition Services has announced its policy for providing free and reduced-price meals for children served under the current income eligibility guidelines. Each campus and the central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by anyone upon request. 

Life’s Journey: Johnny Espinoza

"Brother" Jim Lanning- Daily Record Columnist 

My journey this week led me to the home of Johnny Espinoza, an old friend I served with at the Baptist Academy years ago. I believe the life journey of this faithful servant has a message for us as we enter the new year.  Johnny, a BISM (born In San Marcos), has lived his entire life in this city.  He and his wife, Vicky, have been married 52 years, and are the parents of two daughters and one son. They have five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Exploring Nature: Sandhill cranes

Jerry Hall- Daily Record Columnist

If you have seen large, honking birds flying high overhead, there’s a good chance they are sandhill cranes.  And also a good chance they are headed for Muleshoe in West Texas.

The Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge is the oldest national refuge in Texas, established in 1935.  It is home during the winter to about 50,000 sandhill cranes, one of the largest concentration of birds anywhere.

Answers to Go with Susan Smith: Black eyed peas: A New Year’s Tradition

Susan Smith- Daily Record Columnist

Q: Last year I had some kind of black-eyed pea dip at a New Year’s Day party.  Do you think you’d have a similar recipe?  I hope it has basic ingredients.  I have black-eyed peas, and  I’d rather not go to the grocery store.

A: You’re in luck!  Our collection of local church and club cookbooks are worth their weight in gold when it comes to finding recipes for foods that show up at local parties and potlucks.

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