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The 8th anniversary of the shooting that led to the death of Texas State University student, Justin Gage, marked another significant event in the case Wednesday in Hays County.

San Marcos City Council discussed and voted in favor of the allocation of $550,000 of the Human Services Grant Fund from the city’s general fund and $100,000 from American Rescue Plant Act funds to different nonprofit organizations in town at the regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday. Various organizations had applied for specific amounts of funding and the Human Services Advisory board evaluated the groups across different criteria, including the city’s need for the services it provides, and gave recommendations on how much to allocate to each of the groups.

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State officials have apparently found a legal tactic to prevent a slew of election contest lawsuits from derailing the constitutional amendments that voters overwhelmingly approved in November.


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Josiah Hollmon slams it down for the dunk in the Rattlers home game against Lockhart. Hollmon finished the game with 18 points and 10 rebounds in the San Marcos 80-35 win over longtime rival Lockart.
Daily Record photo by Gerald Castillo

San Marcos clinched their 10th win of the season as the Rattlers rolled past longtime rival Lockhart, defeating the Lions, 80-35.

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Brooklynn Harris goes up for the shot during the Lady Rattlers home game against San Antonio Veterans Memorial. San Marcos defeated the Lady Patriots 7023 as the Lady Rattlers start a six game road trip.
Daily Record photo by Gerald Castillo

San Marcos rolled to another victory as the Lady Rattlers defeated the San Antonio Veterans Memorial Lady Patriots 70-23.

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Colton McWilliams Sports Editor

My worries about the soul of college football began when both Texas and Oklahoma announced their move to the SEC.

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Ishmail Mahdi became the first offensive player since Keenan Brown in 2018 to be named First Team All Conference Offense. Mahdi was named First Team All Purpose having over 2,000 all-purpose yards for the Bobcats.
Daily Record photo by Gerald Castillo

Sun Belt Conference named 11 Texas State football players to the All Conference Selections with seven players being named to the First, Second and Third team squads–the most for any Texas State football team since 2008.


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Hard to believe that in just a few weeks, we move from Fall to Winter in the meteorological world. As a former resident of Caribou, Maine, I will not wish to see more snow, but I can enjoy all of the finer aspects of winter at this Saturday’s Winter Family Fun Day presented by The Meadows Center Glass Bottom Tours starting at 10 a.m. and going until 3 p.m. Held at Spring Lake, there will be crafts to make and hot chocolate to sample. Later, I will check in at the Sights & Sounds of Christmas Festival to see why everyone has praise for biscuits and rides, of course. Then, I will spend some time celebrating my daughter’s December birthday. Yes, she gets more presents on her birthday just because Christmas is so close. Bundle up this weekend but be sure to get out and enjoy the wealth of events from Kyle to Buda to San Marcos that make this time of year so special.

The San Marcos Daily Record suggestions for things to do in and around San Marcos

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Mark Jungers Friday, Dec. 8, 7 - 10 p.m.

Yard of the Month

Yellow esperanza is the first in line of many blooms across the Powell front yard on Nance St.
Photo by Sharon Lockett

Powell residence displays front yard with lowmaintenance, drought-resistant landscape

Broke Thespians to stage reading of ‘Acanthus’ Dec. 9 at the San Marcos Public Library

Acanthus the Rooster.
Photo from Metro Creative

The Broke Thespians Theatre Company will present a staged reading of “Acanthus“ as part of the company’s New Works Series on Dec. 9 at the San Marcos Public Library.


Smartphones are ubiquitous, and not just among adults. Many kids have them now, even at elementary school ages–and they’re not just on TikTok at home, they’re distracted during school hours, too.

It was never as high-profile as “Rudolph” or “Frosty,” but it’s worth noting that the animated special “The Bear Who Slept Through Christmas” turns 50 on December 17.

Here’s an unpleasant holiday statistic: Average Americans are giving significantly less to their favorite charities this year than they did just four or five years ago.

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