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Purgatory Creek. Daily Record photo by Denise Cathey

City engineers are in the early stages of a project to increase the capacity of Purgatory Creek, and they want input from residents.

The speed limit on Hunter Road has been reduced from 40 mph to 30 mph between Jack’s Roadhouse and Wonder World Drive. The new signs were installed on Sept. 5. San Marcos Police are giving warnings (within reason) until Oct. 5, 30 days from installation of the signs. Daily Record photo by Gerald Castillo

Motorists along Hunter Road had better watch their heavy feet.

Taking advantage of the sunny weather and the recent rainfall which raised the water level, Haley Frey paddles up the San Marcos River from Rio Vista Park on her inflatable paddle board Wednesday morning. Daily Record photo by Denise Cathey

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On this week's episode of On The Record sports, host Drew King and co-host Nick Castillo discuss an inspirational tweet and peanut butter and jelly

Photo by Gerald Castillo

Bryan London hasn’t forgotten about last year’s I-35 Showdown between Texas State and UTSA. 

Photo by Lance Winter

Head coach Mark Soto has run the same practice the Wednesday before district play starts for the past seven years.

Photo submitted by Mark Soto

Javier Gonzales sauntered out of Laredo United’s visitor locker room, hands on hips, smile a mile wide.


Author Jessica Soukup will discuss her book "He/She/They - Us." Photo courtesy of Jessica Soukup

The San Marcos Public Library will host two author talks next week that will feature author Jessica Soukup discussing being an educated ally for tr

Lieutenant General Paul Ostrowski of the new Army Futures Command will be the keynote speaker of the event. Photo courtesy of the GSMP

The Greater San Marcos Partnership will be hosting their 5th Annual Greater San Marcos Innovation Summit next Tuesday at the Embassy Suites San Mar

Studio San Martian, the latest artist and artisan gallery and  event space to open downtown, held their soft opening in August and now is operat

Saturday night was the 3rd Annual Mermaid Society SMTX Mer-Tini Shakedown.


Mr. Sammie Alcala, 73, of Amarillo, Texas passed away Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. The family will receive friends at 5 p.m., Friday, Sept.

Esequiel Pavia, Jr. (Zeke), 56 years of age, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 after a battle with cancer. 

Maria Olga Mercado, 74, resident of Maxwell, passed away Sept. 17, 2018 in San Marcos, TX.  


I never liked the campaign slogan “Make America Great Again.”  The implication was that we’d entered some dystopian era in which America was unexce

Congressional Republicans continue to abet and excuse Donald Trump’s relentless assaults on democratic norms and the rule of law.

Musings on flood control Editor, I attended the city of San Marcos flood mitigation meeting last night at the activity center. I can’t help but wonder if the real purpose

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