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Maintenance work to close more train tracks temporarily

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San Marcos will take on the Converse Judson Rockets during district play. The Rattlers are looking to snap a 16-game losing streak to the Rockets.
Daily Record photo by Gerald Castillo

Rattlers look to snap losing skid against the Judson Rockets

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The San Marcos Arts Commission has hired many talented artists who have recently completed murals and sculptures around San Marcos along with several projects that are currently in the works. Above, Ryan Runcie along with the mural he recently completed that is located on the wall of Sacred Craft Tattoos and features Miss Ollie Hamilton who was a key figure in the Dunbar Neighborhood. Below, Emergence by Colin McIntyre.
Daily Record photos by Shannon West

New public art projects just completed, several in the works

The city of San Marcos Public Works Department will begin slurry seal treatment work on multiple roads in San Marcos from July 15 through 23 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The majority of the roads worked on in this batch of projects will be adjacent to Craddock Avenue between Old Ranch Road 12 and North LBJ Drive.

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UFCU Stadium, formally known as Bobcat Stadium, is set to have a face lift as the stadium will have it’s artificial turf replaced.

Who is the only former Texas State Track Athlete to win a gold medal at the Olympic Games?

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Former Texas State Bobcat Anicka Newell qualified for her third straight Olympics and will represent Team Canada at Paris. Newell holds the school record in the pole vault at 14 ft, 5 inches and won two conference titles in pole vault for the Bobcats.
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Qualifying for the Olympic Games is considered to be one of the greatest athletic achievements in sports. For former Texas State Bobcats Anicka Newell, it is a walk in the park.

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Jessica Mullins delivers the pitch for the Texas Smoke in the season opener. Mullins, while excited to continue her softball at the professional level, looks to grow the game of softball.
Submitted photo by Peter Vives

Considered to be one of the greatest pitchers to play for the Texas State softball program, pitcher Jessica Mullins is on to the next chapter of her career, playing for the defending Women’s Professional Fastpitch league champions the Texas Smoke.

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Dalton Sweat Publisher

I don’t know that I’d be a very good publisher if I didn’t at least mention the farmer’s market at La Cima (see that beautiful ad below). But all jokes aside, I love farmers markets, and I’m so glad that La Cima is committed to trying to grow the new market there into a true community staple. We need to support small local businesses. The “local multiplier” effect occurs when you spend your dollars at a locally owned and independent business. Studies show that your dollars recirculate through the local economy 2-4 times more than money spent at a company that isn't local. Additionally, I think nearly every American needs to eat healthier. I have spent a lot of effort lately trying to improve my diet, and it isn’t easy. But from the little that I’ve learned so far, fresh food like the kind you find at a farmers market is an incredible start. I’m sure a taste of the Laid Back Lemonade or Anita’s Pie Empire wouldn’t hurt either. Check the La Cima Farmers Market out every Sunday this month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 301 Central Park Loop.

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Shannon West Staff Reporter

Live music anyone? Tonight at 8 p.m., Slade Coulter and Hank Weaver will have a River Jam at Cheatham Street. If you haven’t heard his music Coulter incorporates stellar guitar with the occasional banjo for a blend of rock and country. Tickets are $25, and can be purchased on Event Brite. The Rock Bottom String Band will be playing at Tantra at 7 p.m. on Saturday night. According to their website, they play music “inspired by bluegrass, punk, country, roots and rock at breakneck speeds with a whole lot of fun.” The band started in 2013 doing backyard jams in San Marcos but has since become an internationally touring presence in the alternative Americana scene. I think for Sunday, a trip to the river is in order. After a couple hours of swimming and relaxing, I think I’ll stop by Zelick’s Icehouse for a couple of beers before I get the usual Sunday Scaries.

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Celeste Cook Features Editor

It’s my birthday weekend, and I’m turning 50!? How did this happen? Not that it really matters, because my birthday plans this year are much the same as they have ever been: gathering with family and friends to have cake and watch a show. This year, I’m particularly lucky because Broke Thespian’s Theatre Company is debuting their free summer play, Spongebob the Musical tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Plaza Park. I cannot think of a better way to stay young at heart than celebrating a birthday with the abundantly-optimistic Spongebob. Also a bonus: BTTC will hold this hilarious-upbeat musical right next to the river we love, right at sundown, so we can bring snacks and lawn chairs to enjoy the whole show under the stars. The plot of Spongebob the Musical revolves around saving Bikini Bottom from a soon-to-explode volcano. Therefore, in keeping with the theme, we’ll head over to Patio Dolcetto to have a molten chocolate lava cake.

FRIDAY San Marcos Art Center

Opinions

The most critical nexus in the free market is the transactions that occur when willing sellers and interested buyers meet. One does not usually look to the federal government to resolve concerns that the costs of particular goods or services are too high.

Deep down, I am a very shallow person. That’s why I was appalled to find that some books have age limits recommended on the back cover.

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A year after a new state law ended mandatory water breaks in Texas, a proposed federal rule would protect millions of workers from the risks caused by extreme heat, The Texas Tribune reported.

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