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Candidates discuss positions during virtual forum

Above, San Marcos City Council Place 5 candidates incumbent Mark Gleason and challenger Zach Sambrano, and city council Place 6 contenders Jude Prather and Mark Rockeymoore pose for a photo during a forum held on Oct. 7 at San Marcos Rec Hall. Daily Record photo by Nick Castillo

Candidates for San Marcos City Council places 5 and 6 expressed their views on various issues during a candidate forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of Hays County.

Goodnight Middle School student becomes published author

Above, Samantha Jordan, a Goodnight Middle School student, holds her recently published book, "Owl Eyes." Photo courtesy of Justice Vega/San Marcos CISD

Samantha Jordan, a seventh-grade student at Goodnight Middle School, described the last few weeks as “crazy.”

The Hays County Commissioners Court approved the removal of additional early voting locations, citing the need to balance polling places in each of the county’s four precincts, during a special called meeting Friday.

HILL COUNTRY HARMONY

Above, events like the Harvest Moon Dinner and Dance at historic Fischer Hall highlight Texas's history, particularly in the Texas Hill Country. Music was provided by Erik Hokkanen and friends. Funds raised go to the Wimberley Institute of Cultures. Below, on Friday, Oct 8, a Music Jam, hosted by T&L Ranch, had music aficionados on the dance floor dancing to the tunes of Lee Wilson. Daily Record photos by Lance Winter

There are a lot of great things about the Lone Star State — particularly the Texas Hill Country — but throw in the community of Fischer, and its historic Fischer Hall, and you’ve got the makings for something special.

 

 

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Brady McBride was having one of the best games of his career until he wasn’t.

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A tie at the top of the district has left San Marcos a must-win matchup for Austin High and Lake Travis.

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Behind four touchdown passes from sophomore quarterback Cash McCollum and two rushing touchdowns from junior running back Johnny Ball, the Wimberle

It has been a few years since I have backed off on my running and moved on to more walking.

Features

Exploring Nature

Some birds are visions of loveliness, so very good looking they take your breath away.

Heritage Association honors Jager as Arbor Day Recipient

Marie Jager. Submitted photo

The Riverwalk Committee of the Heritage Association has selected Marie Jager as the recipient of the 2021 Heritage Association Arbor Day Tree Award. This award honors individuals who have made outstanding and enduring contributions to San Marcos. Nominees must have lived in the area for at least five years. To be eligible for this award, death must have occurred between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31 of the previous calendar year.

Pedaling for Peace

Ryan Lee Gehris took up temporary residence in San Marcos during his cross-country bike ride which benefits the charity organization, Children of Fallen Patriots.

Much of the way through a multi-year transcontinental bike odyssey, Reading, Penn., native and temporary San Martian Ryan Lee Gehris has weathered many tough blows, and with the help of friends he’s made in San Marcos, is hoping to secure funds to complete his journey.

Wednesday Dialogues to resume at SMPL

Goyland Williams, featured Philosophical Speaker. Photo by Christopher Hall

The Texas State Department of Philosophy announced that its Wednesday community outreach dialogues at the San Marcos Public Library have resumed after a pandemic-induced hiatus beginning in March 2020.

Obits

Daniel Tovar Cadena, 38, of Lockhart, Texas, died on Saturday, October 2, 2021. Services took place at St. Mary of the Visitation Catholic Church in Lockhart on Tuesday, October 12, followed by interment at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Thomason Funeral Home. For more information and to sign the online registry, please visit thomasonfuneralhome.com.

Amparo Cuellar Gonzales, 87, of Kyle, Texas, died on Sunday, October 10, 2021. Services were held on Friday, October 15 at Monte Del Olivar Christian Center in Kyle, followed by interment at the Kyle City Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Thomason Funeral Home. For more information and to sign the online registry, please visit thomasonfuneralhome.com.

Margarita Medina, 88yr., resident of San Marcos,Texas, passed away October 11, 2021 in San Marcos, Tx Memorial Services will be

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The following article is part three of a five-week series focusing on raising awareness about domestic violence. October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, and we hope to educate our community on this very important issue. 1 in 3 women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. Locally, the Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center has been serving victims of domestic and dating violence, sexual assault, and child abuse since 1978. Last year, HCWC served 2,055 victims of abuse (faceto-face) primarily from Hays and Caldwell Counties. 866 of those were victims of domestic violence.

The governor of Texas is mandating against mandates — resuming the kinds of top-down restrictions on private businesses that got him in trouble with a Dallas hair salon owner in 2020.

The following article is part two of a five-week series focusing on raising awareness about domestic violence. October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, and we hope to educate our community on this very important issue. 1 in 3 women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. Locally, the Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center has been serving victims of domestic and dating violence, sexual assault, and child abuse since 1978. Last year, HCWC served 2,055 victims of abuse (faceto-face) primarily from Hays and Caldwell Counties. 866 of those were victims of domestic violence.

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