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The Lions Club Tube Rental began its summer season last weekend. Above, rivergoers use Lions Club tubes to float down the San Marcos River on Saturday. Daily Record photo by Nick Castillo

A familiar sight of summer can now be seen on the San Marcos River — yellow Lions Club tubes.

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Efforts by the Hays County Crime Stoppers and the Hays County Sheriff’s Office Repeat Offender Program have seen an increase in fugitive apprehensions recently. Since the beginning of the year, eight fugitives from the Hays County Crime Stoppers Most Wanted list, have been arrested.

The Texas Commission of Environmental Quality approved the air quality permit requested by Far South Mining to establish a rock quarry at Needmore Ranch. Almost as soon as the permit was approved, a notice was filed by the Trinity Edwards Springs Protection Agency with an intent to sue the mining company in an attempt to stop the development of a quarry.

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Anna Gore, MSN, RN at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital-San Marcos, received two awards from the Texas Nurses Association. Above, Gore works during a shift at CHRISTUS. Below, Gore and her colleagues pose for a photo with her awards. Photos courtesy of CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital - San Marcos

Anna Gore, MSN, RN at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital-San Marcos, was selected as both a South Texas Nurse Imagemaker and the recipient of the Ruth Stewart Award during the 15th Annual South Texas Nurses Imagemaker Celebration presented by the District 8 Texas Nurses Association (TNA).

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Photo courtesy of Texas State Athletics

Texas State saw two Bobcats receive postseason awards, 17 land on the All-Sun Belt teams and a dozen qualify for the NCAA West Outdoor Preliminary

The benefits of exercise for health and well-being have been written for a long time.

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Photo by Gerald Castillo

San Marcos’ Spring Game was a dream turned into reality. 

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Photo courtesy of Phillip Pongratz, Texas State Athletics

Texas State took the scenic route to get back to the top of the Sun Belt.


Exploring Nature

I was honored to meet Stephen Kress many years ago on a trip to Egg Rock Island about six miles off the coast of Maine. He wore a very distinguished sort of beanie and was a sage source of puffin lore and logic.

Beta chapter names Marla Johnson Woman of the Year

Four local Beta Sigma Phi Chapters recently named Marla Johnson as the 2022 Woman of the Year. Chapter Presidents Pictured from left to right Kathryn Webber, Diane Gardner, Marla Johnson, Margie Harmon and Jamie Lee Case. Photo submitted by Sue Cohen

Texas Performing Arts will present Broadway In Austin’s musical “Mean Girls” from Aug. 2 – 7 at Bass Concert Hall.

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We’re living in gray times, bobbing in a sea of information where there is no longer much black or white. We have access to more content than ever — plus raging uncertainty about how much is fact or fiction.

Unique and creative approaches for conservation

As our population surges, will the Hill Country retain its character? I believe it can, however it is a challenge that will require unique and creative approaches to balance that growth with preservation of the very things that drive it.

If you have a habit of forgetting names as soon as you’re introduced, join the club.

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