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The Red Cross and P.A.S.S. work together to help pets and people affected by disaster and ensure families are provided with the resources they need for recovery and rebuilding.
Photo courtesy of Austin Pets Alive

A Kyle family recently faced a devastating house fire, leaving them heartbroken and worried for their beloved pets. But amidst this great loss, a flicker of hope emerged. Thanks to an incredible partnership between The American Red Cross of Central & South Texas and Austin Pets Alive! (APA!), they were able to find comfort and care during a difficult time.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has authorized Texas State University to offer two innovative new doctoral degrees in civil engineering and integrated molecular and biophysical chemistry.

Additional disaster assistance approved

Seven Texas counties have been approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for grants for emergency work and replacement of disaster-damaged public infrastructure, after severe weather and flooding struck much of Deep East Texas, Gov. Gregg Abbott’s office reported. Counties eligible for FEMA’s Public Assistance program include Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity and Walker.


Participants from last year’s bat walk.
Photo submitted by the Niki Lake, Discovery Center specialist

Discovery Center offers night hikes to learn about Mexican free-tail bats


Texas State releases home game promotional schedule

UFCU Stadium is filled with lights during the Bobcats game against Louisiana Monroe for Family Weekend. Texas State is expecting large crowds for the 2024 season with seven home games on the schedule.
Daily Record photo by Gerald Castillo

Texas State released the home game promotional schedule for the upcoming 2024 season.


San Marcos opens the season against the Hutto Hippos. The Rattlers are looking to not only beat the Hippos for the first time but also snap an 11-game losing streak.
Daily Record photo by Colton McWilliams


The Countdown to Kickoff returns once again to go over every single game for the San Marcos Rattlers in the 2024 season.


Latest in what’s happening at Gary Job Corps

Pictured right, from DJH: Tiffany Townsend, Katrina Hawkins, TransportEQ Jerri Banks, Greater San Marcos Partnership Ted Groholske, Pastor Darius Todd, Wayne Thompson Elevation HR, Central Texas Regional Training Academy Ramiro Camarillo; and Gary Job Corps staff Chris Roff, Evelyn Hernandez, Betty Oliva, Adam Cantu, Susanne Ritter and Waddell Walton. Students are from the Material Handling and Overhead Linesman Vocations.
Photos submitted by Gary Job Corps

DJH Express National Training Academy partnership

Earth Day 2024 in Martindale

Earth Day 2024 in Martindale

Bring out your Dead!

Jack stands at the center of the Wake the Dead courtyard.
Photo by Celeste Cook

Wake the Dead Coffeehouse celebrates 16-year anniversary

Traveling the world at a young age gives special life perspective

Dear Readers, My last column might have been a downer, and if I were in my usual mode, I could apologize for that. But, as I’ve learned in my journey toward modern, empowered womanness: We apologize too dang much! Rather than say “I’m sorry” for being sad on Mother’s Day, I find it best to acknowledge that I was certainly in a dark place, and I’ve let that wave pass over me/us.


Speaker Dade Phelan should appoint committee to reconsider state policies.

The Perryman article in Thursday's newspaper seems like a math quiz to me. His thesis is that the current tax rate 'achieves its goal' of being a progressive source of federal revenue. A student of history might object to that statement, seeing as how the top tax rate in 1963, a time of general economic prosperity, was 91%.

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