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The Hays County Commissioners Court plans to move ahead with the county redistricting process following a presentation and discussion surrounding the initial assessment of Hays County for purposes of redistricting evaluation and its political boundaries.


Mermaids took over downtown San Marcos during the Mermaid Capital of Texas Fest's 5th annual Mermaid Promenade and Downtown Street Faire on Saturday. Above, Mermaid Society SMTX's members ride their float and wave at the crowd. Below left, a float highlights efforts to remove over 500 bags of trash from the San Marcos River this summer. Below right, a group riding horses waves at the downtown crowd. For more photos from Saturday's mermaid celebration see page 6A. Daily Record photos by Gerald Castillo

SMCISD board approves architectural services contract for central office building

The Greater San Marcos Partnership announced Thursday that Plastikon Industries’ newest facility will be located at the Plum Creek Logistics Center (pictured above) in Kyle. Photo courtesy of Greater San Marcos Partnership

San Marcos Consolidated ISD will move forward with architectural services for a potential new central office building.

Lauren Surley

Lauren Surley

After a nationwide search, the City of San Marcos has named Lauren Surley as its new Director of Communications and Intergovernmental Relations.



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Texas State’s coaches knew what Eastern Michigan’s offense was going to do. They just couldn’t do anything about it.

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You don’t normally see players tell their head coaches what they should’ve done in a certain situation.

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Junior Wilson Guenther (No. 23) shoved aside a defender with ease for a big gain. Two plays later he put a touchdown on the board. Photo courtesy of Marcus McDonald, submitted by Shelley Henry

Last week was a quick start for the San Marcos Academy Bears.

I ran track in high school and college but never in any race that went more than once around the track.


Wings Over Wimberley flies into action Oct. 1-2

WVACA Board Secretary and WOW Committee Coordinator, Pamela Rudd, with Batman and Robin. Submitted photo

What’s the big flap about in Wimberley? Wings Over Wimberley (WOW), a two-day event celebrating the Mexican free-tailed bats, is flying into Wimberley Friday Oct. 1 and Saturday Oct. 2. It will be held on the shaded property of Ozona Bank, overlooking the Cypress Creek Bridge where the bat colony resides.


Savory, salty, sweet: The Farm Prosciutto Sandwich with dried mission fig, asiago, mortadella, champignon and black truffle aioli is a favorite among staff and diners alike. Photos by Jason Cook

Many believe that home begins with food. It’s rooted into our family life and our culture. It brings people together, simultaneously providing nourishment for our bodies and stimulation for our minds.

Luscious Royal Cosmo

Luscious Royale Cosmo lantana combo with Rockin Blue Suede Shoes salvia and Soiree Kawai vinca outside a restaurant in Columbus, Ga.

Choosing to name a variety of lantana Cosmo may seem quite strange. While there are numerous definitions of the word Cosmo, it largely means a peaceful and harmonious system and/or universe. So, let’s apply that definition to the awardwinning Luscious Royale Cosmo lantana.

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Crispin Hernandez

Crispin Hernandez

Crispin Hernandez passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 16, 2021 surrounded by his family. He was 77 years old. He was a resident of San Marcos. He is preceded in death by his parents; Sixto Hernandez and Hermelinda Benitez; brothers; Domingo Hernandez, Paul Hernandez; and Aunt Vicenta H. Ruiz. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Sulema V. Hernandez, son Crispin C. Hernandez; daughter Sulema H. Dominguez (Fred) brothers Jesse Gonzales; Ruben Benitez, sisters Frances Villela; Gloria Rendon, Linda Gonzales; Josie Degollado; Juanita Benitez; Linda Villela; Estella Jurado, and Juanita Benitez. He had 9 grandchildren , 10 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild and other family members; 1 close friend, Johnny Reyes and numerous others.

August Harry Lee Hebbe

August Harry Lee Hebbe

August Harry Lee Hebbe passed away on September 23, 2021, at the age of 82. He was born May 23, 1939, in Taylor, Texas to Otto and Ruby (Limmer) Hebbe.

Margaret “Peggy” Ellen Foreman, 70, of Wimberley, Texas, died on Friday, September 24, 2021. A liturgy will take place on Monday, September 27 at 9 a.m. at the St. Sophia Orthodox Church in Dripping Springs, Texas, followed by a funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Burial will take place at the Holy Archangels Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Kendalia, Texas. Arrangements are under the direction of Thomason Funeral Home. For more information and to sign the online registry, please visit


A year before Texans will vote in the general election race for governor and other statewide offices, the list of candidates remains incomplete.

Before a couple of weeks ago, it had been over 20 years since my wife and I attended a Texas A&M football game.

When I worked at my late uncle’s junkyard during junior high school, one of the regular customers (a crusty coot who resembled a cantankerous Roy Rogers sidekick wannabe) assured us that he luxuriated in a steaming bathtub each and every night.

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