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Celeste Cook


A federal judge in Texas on Thursday struck down a key provision in the Affordable Care Act that mandates insurers provide preventive services for free, including those for cancer screenings.

City, police negotiation continues

The San Marcos City Council and the San Marcos Police Officers Association continued their meet and confer negotiations Thursday in an effort to move forward in the finalizing of a new agreement that takes into account wages, hours of employment and other terms and conditions of employment for officers of the rank of commander and under.

Middle school band takes top finish at state festival

The Miller Middle School Jazz Band took home top honors at a statewide festival. Pictured, in no order, are Kalen Shanks, Steven Urrutia, Vicente Esquivel, Eve Prince, Riley Sivilay, Taliesin LeDoux, Alvin Close, Alexandra Hathcock, Finn Freitas, Nora Diebold, Gavin McDonald, Jordynn Grimes, Keifer Hinton, Kevin Vacaflores, Maebry Kraatzx and Jazz Band Director Hector Ramirez.
Photo provided by SMCISD

The halls of San Marcos CISD Doris Miller Middle School are rich with the winning sounds of music this week as the Jazz Band took home top honors in a statewide festival.


Offensive synergy is the key for Kinne and Leftwich

The key to success for Head Coach G.J. Kinne (left) and Offensive Coordinator Mack Leftwich (right) has been their ability to work together on offensive strategies and game plans.
Photos submitted by Texas State

Head Coach G.J. Kinne and Offensive Coordinator Mack Leftwich have perhaps one of the most unique and strongest connections between offensive play callers in the state.

Bobcats fall to No. 22 Baylor in extra innings

Megan Kelnar sides safely into second base to avoid the tag
Daily Record Photo by Gerald Castillo

An extra inning homerun was enough to spoil the upset as the Texas State Bobcats fell to the No. 22 Baylor Bears 3-2.

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Shortstop Ava Serna makes the tag in San Marcos’ latest home game against the New Braunfels Unicorns. The Rattlers completed a two out rally to stun East Central 2-1.
Daily Record photo by Gerald Castillo

San Marcos snapped a three game losing streak with a late home run in the seventh inning as the Rattlers topped the East Central Hornets 2-1.


Splash the paint behind the scenes with San Marcos first studio tour

The School of Art and Design at Texas State University is one of the nearly 50 locations that will feature art on the inaugural city-wide San Marcos Studio Tour. For a list of all of the locations, visit mothershipstudiostx.
Photo provided by MotherShip

The inaugural city-wide San Marcos Studio Tour kicks off today and continues through the weekend.


Barbara Audet


Exploring Nature

There are 15 species of cranes throughout the world, inhabiting every continent except South America and Antarctica. Among the rarest of these is the majestic whooping crane, Grus americana.

Answers to Go

Graphic from Metro Creative

Last week, in honor of Women’s History Month, I wrote a bit about San Marcos Women. This week I will continue by highlighting two women who have had the honor of being named in the San Marcos Women’s Hall of Fame.


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Cyrus Gray

I was introduced to the carceral system on March 5th, 2018 when my good friend Devonte Amerson and I were wrongfully accused and placed in Hays County Jail, where we faced seemingly insurmountable circumstances fighting for our justice and freedom. Unfortunately, this is the case for millions of Americans each day that have been subjected to the cruel criminal legal system that exists in this country and in our “Great State of Texas” for the past 50 years.

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The Texas Senate last week unanimously approved a $16.5 billion package to lower property taxes and inject billions of dollars into public schools.

The sun is shining today and Spring is upon us.

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