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With their platform lowered to ground level, firefighters wait to continue spraying down the building until another firefighter can break open the windows in the apartments facing the parking lot. Daylight streams from a breech in the roof of the buiding, which was one of several that burned. Daily Record Photo by Denise Cathey

Fire investigators recovered three bodies Sunday morning from the scene of the fire that caused extensive damage at Iconic Village apartments and V

Exhausted first responders rest under a canopy set up at the scene. The fire drew mutual aid from several area departments.

Emergency personnel are beginning search and recovery efforts today as five people remain unaccounted for after a Friday fire at the Iconic Village and Vintage Pads apartment complexes. At press

Jane Hughson

The San Marcos mayoral campaign is already shaping up, with the incumbent and a current council member throwing their hats into the ring. Place 4 Council Member Jane Hughson issued

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has authorized Texas State University to offer an innovative new Master of Science degree program with a major in Integrated Agricultural Sciences. The program

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Photo by Gerald Castillo

Editor's Note: Continuing through Aug.

Usually when people talk about aerobic fitness they are referring to the sport of running.

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Texas State junior offensive lineman Aaron Brewer and junior linebacker Bryan London II were named to the preseason All-Sun Belt second team, the c

The second game of District 26-6A play pins San Marcos up against district favorite Converse Judson.


A child on a giant water lily in the United Kingdom.
Photo courtesy of Joe Urbach

July heralds the middle of summer and with it come two gorgeous flowers that are unique not only in appearance but in growth as well. The delphinium, otherwise known as

Freddy C’s opened last month and the San Marcos Young Professionals were some of the first to give the downtown bar a try for their monthly Pub Club. Clockwise, Benjamin

Bri Lee, Lee Wallace and Katinka Pinka pose for a group photo at last year’s Mermaid Art Ball.
Daily Record photo by Colton Ashabranner

Mermaid Society SMTX and its annual festival are heading into their third year. Since their inception in 2016, the organization has grown like a ripple in a lake, starting in

Q: We travel a good bit. On our last trip to the Midwest we hiked in a park and saw a lot of very entertaining chipmunks. I know I’ve also


Maria DeJesus Delgado, a resident of San Marcos, passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at the age of 96. In her honor, a Mass of Christian Burial was held at

Nicholas William Beers, Jr., a resident of Karnes City, Texas, passed away Sunday, July 15, 2018 at the age of 75. His family received friends at Thomason Funeral Home in

Gloria Sanchez Garza, of San Marcos, passed away July 13, 2018. Services are pending. Arrangements under the direction of Legends Funeral Home.


A few weeks ago I wrote a somewhat Pollyanna column expressing hope that President Trump would have a fruitful meeting with Kim Jong-un and lead the way to a somewhat

There’s no softer or more polite way to say it: President Trump groveled before Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland. His display — and the conduct of his administration in the

Yes, President Trump screwed up in front of the whole world at the Helsinki Summit. But Democrats and the anti-Trump media have a much more serious long-term problem — they’re

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