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First responders from the local area don’t have to make many special preparations to train for whitewater emergencies at Rio Vista Falls, unlike their counterparts from elsewhere. On Tuesday, firefighters from Rowlett — nearly 150 miles away -— conducted their own preparedness training at the spot. Daily Record photo by Anita Miller

Whitewater practice

C.M.A Anna Martinez quickly swabs 6-month-old Noah Horstmann’s leg, while his mother Meredith Crain holds him still for his flu shot at Live Oak Health Partners Community Clinic. Daily Record photo by Denise Cathey

Early vaccinations are recommended

It’s too early to predict what this year’s flu season might bring — which is is all the more reason for residents to be proactive in protecting themselves and their families by getting vaccinated a

“Flash Flood Alley,” which includes San Marcos and Hays County, is a combination of several risk factors. In October, the region is susceptible to a mixture of weather elements from the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. The addition of seasonal cold fronts just adds to the dangerous mix. City of San Marcos graphic

1998’s ‘perfect storm’

It’s not uncommon during the month of October for cold fronts to collide with moisture from the Pacific Ocean and Gulf of Mexico — in fact, so far this year it’s happened all around us.

Workers are everywhere at the big hole where Cheatham Street Flats will be going up at the corner of South Guadalupe and Grove. When complete, the purpose-built student housing project will have 245 bedrooms in 120 units. It is expected to be ready for occupancy in the fall of 2019. Daily Record photo by Anita Miller

Big dig

 A trio of the new Veoride dockless shared bikes is waiting and ready to go at Rio Vista Park. The city and university debuted the program, which gives discounts to Texas State students, last week. Daily Record photo by Anita Miller

Ready to go

Those trying out the new VeoRide bicycles last week after the program was launched included (from left) Will Parrish, Kevin Burke, Dr. Anthony Cross and Andrea Villalobos. Photo by Trey Hatt/City of San Marcos

Taking bike-sharing for a spin

Too much traffic and too few parking spaces should no longer present the problems they once did in San Marcos — not if you’re willing to put forth a little muscle power.

The speed limit on Hunter Road has been reduced from 40 mph to 30 mph between Jack’s Roadhouse and Wonder World Drive. The new signs were installed on Sept. 5. San Marcos Police are giving warnings (within reason) until Oct. 5, 30 days from installation of the signs. Daily Record photo by Gerald Castillo

Speed limit reduction is implemented on Hunter

Motorists along Hunter Road had better watch their heavy feet.