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Wonder World to host summer camp designed by local teachers

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Representatives from LCRA present a $9,885 grant to Hays County for a new emergency trailer and upgrades to a second trailer. The grant is part of LCRA’s Community Development Partnership Program. Pictured, from left to right, are: Ashton Pecina, Hays County grant coordinator; Alex Villalobos, Hays County chief of staff; Simone Corprew, Hays County grant coordinator; Mike Jones, Hays County director of emergency services; Margaret D. “Meg” Voelter and Michael L. “Mike” Allen, LCRA Board members; and Ruben Becerra, Hays County judge.
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Hays County will purchase a new emergency trailer and upgrade another trailer, thanks to a $9,885 grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority and the city of San Marcos.

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San Marcos battles Lake Travis in the first meeting between the two teams since 2021. The series is tied at 2-2 with San Marcos last victory against Lake Travis coming in 2001.
Daily Record photo by Gerald Castillo

Rattlers battle Lake Travis in final non-district game of season

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Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I are contemplating moving across the country to be near our daughters. We have lived in our home for 45 years. We are both active and in very good health, but unlike many of our friends, we have no relatives anywhere near us. We have friends and neighbors who are like family. We are also active in our church and community. Basically, our whole life is here. But we are very close to both of our daughters. We visit two to three times a year and Facetime often. They would be delighted to have us closer.


San Marcos Softball played in the very first UIL State Tournament in 1993. The UIL made softball an official sport of the organization due to the rising popularity. The Rattlers finished their inaugural season with a 23-2 record. San Marcos fell to Pasadena Dobie in the State Quarterfinals. Two years later, the Rattlers played for the State Championship.

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The UIL will change the playoff format for all volleyball, basketball, soccer, baseball and softball seasons come the 2024-2025 season. The postseason bracket will be split into two divisions for the district playoff qualifiers separated by enrollments.
Daily Record photo by Gerald Castillo

Divisional split set for non-football teams from 6A through 1A

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The Texas State coaching staff of Head Coach Ricci Woodard, and assistant coaches Scott Woodard, Josh Trevino and Peejay Brun were named the NFCA South Region Coaching Staff of the Year.
Submitted photo by Peter Vives

The Texas State coaching staff was named 2024 South Region Coaching Staff of the Year by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.

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San Marcos Softball Camp of 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th graders celebrate the end of the camp that was put on by the San Marcos Rattlers softball team. The camp is run by both coaches and players.
Submitted photo by SMHS Athletics

Players and coaches help put on local summer camp


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Saturday at 9 a.m. (setup at 8:30 a.m.) is the annual Juneteenth unity walk that starts at the crossroads of MLK Dr and LBJ Drive (in the parking lot of Industry and Gus’ Fried Chicken). The walk goes through the historic district and ends at the WIllie Mae Mitchell Center, located at 715 Valley Street. Make sure you wear sunscreen and hydrate well beforehand because it will be hot. Though last year, they had a golf cart riding with the walk that had a lot of cold water bottles in the back. Afterwards, stay for the Juneteenth BBQ cookoff festivities that will be going on at the Mitchell Center. Also on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hays County Historic Courthouse on the square will be Bubble Fest hosted by Downtown SMTX. There will be free bubble play with the Bubble Wranglers, bubble entertainment by the Ambient Bubble Artist, a bubble dance party, a cool zone for a break from the heat, local vendors and music by DJ Alpha.

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Duett’s Texas Club

Grilled seafood to excite backyard BBQ guests this summer

Individuals who love seafood can try this recipe for “Grilled Diver Scallops and Fall Vegetable Shish Kebabs with Hazelnut Brown Butter.
Photo from Metro Creative

Grilling is a passion shared by millions of people across the globe. For some, there’s simply no better way to prepare meals in summertime than to do so over an open flame.

Great grilling gift ideas for Dad on Father’s Day

Grill you know it’s true: Gifts that cater to dads’ grilling gusto can be ideal this Father’s Day.
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Grilling is a convenient way to impart flavor on various foods and enjoy some fresh air and sunshine along the way. Many people work hard to hone their grilling skills, including many of the individuals on Father’s Day shopping lists. Grilling is an opportunity for dads to flex their culinary muscles and deliver plenty of flame-licked foods.


Some fathers are entirely too serious.

Now that two of my daughters are away at college and the one still at home basically views me as an ATM in an unfashionable neighborhood, I’ve tried to find myself a hobby. Since I’m not interested in activities that involve getting out of bed before noon on a Saturday, that pretty much rules out most manly-type-outdoorsy stuff that would require me to sweat profusely in a tent, clean an animal carcass or have one of my friends pluck a tick from a region of my anatomy that I can’t reach.

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Residents in a total of 35 Texas counties now qualify for individual disaster assistance following a series of severe storms and flooding that began in late April, The Dallas Morning News reported.

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