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Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: My girlfriend and I broke up after six years. Both of us have children from marriages that ended seven years ago. We reached a point a year and a half ago and started looking for a house together. After realizing we couldn’t afford what she wanted in a home for our blended family, our relationship became strained. The last year has been our worst.

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The San Marcos Public Library will welcome bilingual children’s author Mar G at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 22 to read her book I’m Just Like Grandpa/ Mi Abuelo y No Nos Parecemos. Mar G’s books are available in Spanish and English providing readers an opportunity from other countries to experience her stories. The author will have copies of her book for sale and will be available afterward to answer questions and sign copies of her book. Find more information about her at margomezhinojosa.
Photo courtesy of the San Marcos Public Library

Bi-lingual children's book author to read at San Marcos Public Library

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TXST to offer new aviation science degree program

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DHA President Alex Banbury thanking the sponsors of the event.
Daily Record photo by Shannon West

The Dunbar Heritage Association held a community event at the Dunbar Recreation Center to celebrate Juneteenth from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday. According to the website, the Dunbar Heritage Association was organized by Harvey Miller in 1999 as a charitable organization “to ensure the continuance of the three cornerstones of Black culture that he had dedicated himself to building for more than four decades.” The DHA works to preserve Black culture through social practices, traditions, rituals, artistic expression, spiritual beliefs and language. The group celebrates traditions by hosting annual celebrations, including the Juneteenth festivities. DHA also advocates for the beautification of the Dunbar Cultural Historic District and educates the community about Black culture.


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The Rattlers open up district play against the Buda Johnson Jaguars. This will be the first ever meeting between the Rattlers and the Jaguars as another chapter is added to the Buda-San Marcos rivalry for Hays County supremacy.
Daily Record photo by Gerald Castillo

Hays County supremacy is on the line when Rattlers battle Johnson

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2000 Rattler football team finishes regular season 10-0

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David Hamilton, pictured above from his time playing for the Rattlers, helped one of the most storied franchised in Major League history, the Boston Red Sox, set a new team record this weekend.
Daily Record photo by Gerald Castillo

Boston Red Sox shortstop and San Marcos High School alumni David Hamilton helped break a Red Sox team record in their game against the New York Yankees on Sunday.

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San Marcos went undefeated at the TABC Showcase beating Longview, Iowa Colony and Katy Taylor.
Photo submitted by San Marcos High School

San Marcos competed at the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Showcase in Bryan-College Station over the past weekend.


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San Marcos Art Center

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There’s an event tonight that combines two of my favorite things. There is a June Dive-in Movie at James Adkins Pool, located at 1100 West Center Street in Kyle. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the movie starts at 7:30 p.m. The movie selection is a cute one — Finding Dory. There will also be raffle prizes, outdoor games and family fun. Registration is required due to capacity limits. Adults pay $7 and $5 for kids. Attendees can register at My other event is also for today. Downtown San Marcos is hosting Make Music Day on the Hays County Historic Courthouse lawn, which is filled with events for the whole family. There is a baby and toddlers class at 9 a.m. There are violin and fiddle lessons for kids ages nine and older at 10 a.m. There is an open jam session from 12 to 3 p.m. Guitar lessons are at 3 p.m., instrumental workshops at 4 to 6 p.m. and an open jam finale at 6 p.m.

Flying high

Seen from the Leap of Faith zipline, participants can see the full panorama of Lake Travis and the dock where the boats disembark.
Photo by Celeste Cook

Add some zip to a summer day trip with Lake Travis Zipline Adventures

Texas Performing Arts to welcome Branford Marsalis Quartet

Texas Performing Arts will host a performance of Branford Marsalis with the UT Jazz Orchestra at Bates Recital Hall, Friday Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. and the Branford Marsalis Quartet at The Mansion, Saturday, Oct. 12 at 6:30 and 9 p.m. In the SMTXLife story titled “TPA releases all new 24-25 season lineup,” we listed Chris Thile as a featured performer for the TPA season. Due to scheduling conflicts, Thile is not able to participate. The Record regrets the error. For information about the season lineup, visit the website at
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Texas Performing Arts to welcome Branford Marsalis Quartet


Cities should loosen zoning without targeting single- family neighborhoods as the problem.

Recently, I was getting a haircut and teasing my long-term stylist about the lack of inspirational-quote décor in her salon station compared to the one next to hers. Of course, she knows that teasing her is how I show my love and appreciation to her for not re-sculpting my earlobes with her straight razor or making my hair look like it was styled with a package of firecrackers.

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Drought conditions across the state dropped a percentage point in May compared to the previous month, with 26% of the state in some stage of drought, primarily in West and South Texas and parts of the Panhandle.

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