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The Hays County Local Health Department reported 88 new COVID-19 cases and 38 additional recoveries on Monday.

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As election day rolls around for Tuesday’s runoff, more than 7% of Hays County’s electorate voted early. 

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Hays County Commissioners Court will consider voting to extend the COVID-19 Local Disaster Declaration for another 62 days.

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People stand outside San Marcos Toyota Rattler Stadium Monday where free COVID-19 testing is underway this week. Testing began Sunday and ends on Thursday. Those wanting to be tested can visit the testing site between 10 a.m and 4 p.m through Thursday. Daily Record photo by Lance Winter

Free COVID-19 testing is underway in San Marcos. 

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Daily Record infographic by Colton Ashabranner

The Hays County Local Health Department reported 88 new COVID-19 cases and 38 additional recoveries on Monday.

 

 

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Texas State Baseball revealed its list of players participating in summer collegiate leagues on Friday, including 39 Bobcats on the roster.

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After going 5-19 since returning to its independent status, New Mexico State is hoping a bounty of fresh faces can help get the program back on tra

This week I had the good fortune to meet with an old acquaintance that I have known since he was a youngster.

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Like New Braunfels, old District 26-6A foe San Antonio East Central will remain an opponent on San Marcos’ 2020 schedule.

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I am a big fan of hot sauces and hot peppers. I recently ordered a bottle of “Zulu Fire Sauce,” made in South Africa, and I am growing a chili pequin bush in a container on my back deck. The bush is currently loaded with little round, green peppers.

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Right now it seems that every person, regardless of circumstance, shares the common denominator of COVID-19. In some way or another, we all have been affected by the coronavirus. From simple tasks such as walking our dogs or shopping for groceries, to more complex ones like safeguarding our health and searching for jobs, the current situation has left its lasting mark.

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This Eastern Tiger Swallowtail is finding his feast on a Rainbow Rhythm Orange Smoothie daylily. Photo by Norman Winter

A hungry Eastern Tiger swallowtail butterfly gave ‘The Garden Guy’ a lesson a couple of days ago and that is, everyone loves an orange smoothie in the summer. As you might suspect I am playing with you, but just a little.

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An article in a recent Resource Recycling newsletter touched on something I’m sure more than a few of us have wondered… especially those of us who grew up in a rural community. The article was titled, “How do urban and rural recycling streams compare?”

Obits

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Judy Kasper Garrett

JUDY KASPER GAR- RETT, 74, of Wimberley passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2020. She was born on August 25, 1945 in Cuero to Ervin and Alpha Lea Kasper. Judy grew up in Cuero and graduated from Cuero High School, 1963. She worked many years at the Victoria Advocate and resided in Victoria until Bo’s retirement in 2001. They retired to the beautiful Texas Hill Country in Wimberley. Judy enjoyed music (Alabama, Aretha Franklin, Michael Bolton) Bunco, Aggie football, her children, grandchildren, family and friends. She looked forward to her annual “girls weekend!” Her passion for crafting created a business “Judee Gees”which operated for many years until her fight with Alheizmer’s wouldn’t allow her to continue.

Jerome Edwin Welsh, 90, of New Braunfels, Texas, died on July 6, 2020. Services are pending and are under the direction of Thomason Funeral Home. For more information and to sign the online guest registry, please visit thomasonfuneralhome.com.

George Conklin Matthews, Jr., 70, of Wimberley, Texas, died on July 5, 2020. Services are pending and are under the direction of Thomason Funeral Home. For more information and to sign the online guest registry, please visit thomasonfuneralhome.com.

Opinions

The real question for thousands of Texas Republican delegates on the invitation list for what was going to be an in-person state convention next week is just like the one facing parents deciding whether they’re comfortable sending their kids to school in a few weeks.

I’m getting a whole-house attic fan installed this week – just like the one my father had installed in my childhood home – and I cannot wait to cool my house using his oldtime methods.

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