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A lingering drought affecting more than 80% of Texas is causing wildfires, hurting agriculture and drying up water supplies throughout the state.

The San Marcos Police Department is reaching out to the public for assistance in locating a man who they said is connected to the murder of Nathaniel Lamart Hudson, 41.

Hays County and Austin Pets Alive! have extended their community survey deadline through Oct. 31.


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Ayo Okoya-Thomas runs for the end-zone in the Bears game against Calvert. Okoya-Thomas caught five passes for 105 yards and four touchdowns in Academy’s 52-55 loss to Calvert.
Photo submitted by Becky Crauthers

San Marcos Academy’s comeback fell short Friday as the Bears were defeated by the Calvert Trojans, 6255.

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Olivia Wright juggles the ball against the Troy defender. Wright scored the lone goal for the Bobcats.
Daily Record photo by Gerald Castillo

San Marcos was back in the win column as the Rattlers defeated the Converse Judson Rockets 3-0 (25-13, 25-5, 25-20) for the first district win of the season.

The San Marcos High School Cross Country team made the out of state trip over the weekend to compete at the Chile Pepper Festival held in Fayetteville, Arkansas.


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City officials announced Thursday that due to the repeated failures of large diameter limbs, the presence of multiple stems arising from one point and damage from winter storm Uri, the city has decided to remove the large ash tree located at the intersection of Hopkins Street and Riverside Drive on Friday. Motorists should exercise caution in this area throughout the day as crews work to take down the tree.
Photo provided by city of San Marcos.

Tree removal is planned

The Life of Riley’s

Texas’s oldest tavern celebrates 90 years

Heritage Association of San Marcos to hold annual Treasure Sale Sept. 30

Heritage Association of San Marcos (HASM) is hosting another “Treasure Sale” with incredible selections at incredible prices being held at the Charles S. Cock House Museum in Veramendi Plaza Park on Saturday, September 30, 2023 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Photo by Celeste Cook

Treasures will be flying out the door on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. during the 3rd annual Heritage Association of San Marcos Treasure Sale in the Charles S. Cock House Museum, 400 E. Hopkins. At last year’s sale, shoppers were lined up on the sidewalk waiting to get inside.

Texas State Department of Theatre, Dance presents ‘She Kills Monsters’

Karina Bozanich as Tilly in the Texas State Theatre and Dance production of “She Kills Monsters.”
Photo by Lauren Jurgemeyer

Texas State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen from Sept. 26 to Oct. 1 in the Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre.


Visiting Eagle Pass last month to investigate reports of outsiders overwhelming the small border city, a member of this editorial board found few signs of immigrants who had just waded across the Rio Grande. Perhaps they weren’t all that obvious, because usually those who arrive alone or in small groups don’t linger.

In my last column, I admitted to some things I’ve never done in my 50-something-year-olddude- type-person life. (I still haven’t been to Hooters.)

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Gov. Greg Abbott issued a letter to legislative leaders indicating a special session will begin on Oct. 9 dealing with what he has called “school choice” but is more widely known as vouchers.

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