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Innovation Summit to feature head of Star Park

Head Speaker Harold Strong

For a tenth year, the Greater San Marcos Partnership, the regional economic development organization for Hays and Caldwell Counties, will explore the topic of innovation when it hosts its annual 2024 Innovation Summit. This year’s Summit will be presented by the title sponsor, La Cima.

Texas State receives $500,000 federal grant to study contamination along Texas beaches

Congressman Greg Casar gave a $500,000 check to the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment for water quality research.
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To put it bluntly, it appears Texas beaches have a problem with poop, and they’ve asked Texas State University to help with trying to figure out how to fix it before warming ocean waters make the matter worse.

Court proclaims June LBGTQIA+ Pride Month

Photo provided by Hays County

June is LGBTQIA+ Pride month, and the Hays County Commissioners Court made a proclamation recognizing this celebratory time of year at the regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday.

Navy Commander Visits the Gary Job Corps Center

Commanding Officer of Navy Talent Acquisition Group San Antonio (Navy Recruiting Central and South Texas Area) Commander Stacey O’Neal visited the Gary Job Corps Center. Prior to visiting the Center the Commander made a presentation to the Hays County Commissioners Court of a Ball Cap from the USS Texas BB-32 commemorating the 80th Anniversary of D-Day, Judge Becerra in-turn presented Commander O’Neal with a Proclamation from the Commissioners and the Judge in recognitions of the sacrificing done on D-Day. The Commander shared with the Cadets and Instructors the principles of leadership, citizenship, and goal setting.


Colton Corner's: Playing at the Alumni Basketball Game

Colton McWilliams Sports Editor

During the summer I take time off to go back to my hometown to spend time with my family.

Elisabet Runarsdottir won the NCAA Championship in the Hammer Throw. Who owns the Texas State school record in the event?


Texas State looks for their first win over Troy since 1997 and first win over the Trojans at home.
Daily Record photo by Gerald Castillo

Texas State battles Troy in the conference opener

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The Rattlers open up district play against the Buda Johnson Jaguars. This will be the first ever meeting between the Rattlers and the Jaguars as another chapter is added to the Buda-San Marcos rivalry for Hays County supremacy.
Daily Record photo by Gerald Castillo

Hays County supremacy is on the line when Rattlers battle Johnson


Thriving House Plants

House plants purify the air of indoor environments, including workspaces and enclosed patios like the one above. A microbe found in the soil releases cytokines, which enable the human brain to produce serotonin.
Photos by Celeste Cook

Growing a healthy indoor garden... with science

Local resident, award winning author releases second novel

“Reaching for Grace” summary: After a vagrant upbringing, free-spirited Wren Atwood’s lifelong dream is coming true, with a little blue house to call her own. But when a hurricane hits the Texas coast, everything changes. Daugherty’s debut novel, “Outside of Grace,” was an Amazon Best Seller.
Book cover from Black Rose Writing

San Marcos resident Anna Daugherty was visiting family in Houston when Hurricane Harvey hit. After witnessing the catastrophic floods that devastated thousands of homes and businesses, Daugherty knew she would one day write about the experience.

Summer season reminds us to celebrate every step of our journey

Dear Readers, Boas Festas! It’s the celebration of São João (St. John the Baptist) in the north of Portugal, and I couldn’t be more excited to join in the revelry. Last year, I had been looking forward to this big day because it was THE thing that everyone told me I needed to see. It’s basically the biggest holiday of the year, but I was forced to return home to fight through the triple-digit heat and multiple court appearances, hoping that justice would prevail and allow my children to be reunited with me at my home in Portugal.

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San Marcos Art Center


A sense of alarm about the erosion of voter privacy has been growing among Texas election officials the past few months. It came to a head on June 6.

During the Great Depression, the government established the Works Progress Administration. The program hired nearly 8 million unemployed people to build buildings, parks, bridges and roadways.

Recently, I was getting a haircut and teasing my long-term stylist about the lack of inspirational-quote décor in her salon station compared to the one next to hers. Of course, she knows that teasing her is how I show my love and appreciation to her for not re-sculpting my earlobes with her straight razor or making my hair look like it was styled with a package of firecrackers.

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