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San Marcos Fire Department Battalion Chief Howard Minor (foreground) and Chief Les Stephens place flowers on the 9/11 Memorial Wreath outside City Hall on Tuesday morning. Daily Record photo by Anita Miller

We will never forget

Seventeen years after a day most everyone who was alive then will never forget, people are still dying from the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

Amid the crowds and commotion at Rio Vista Falls on Saturday, a young couple shares a kiss. Monday marked the final day of daily tube rentals from the San Marcos Lions Club, though rentals will continue on Saturdays and Sundays through the end of the month. Daily Record photo by Anita Miller

Kissing summer goodbye

Traffic tie-up

Traffic slowed to a crawl along the southbound lanes of Interstate 35 Thursday morning after a gravel truck lost its load just south of Posey Road near the Hays/Comal county line.

Flags were at half staff at the VFW Post 3413 on Hunter Road Monday, and a message board paid tribute to Senator John McCain, who passed away Saturday. Flags were also at half staff at county offices and some private businesses around town; but not at the U. S. Post Office nor city offices. The White House had its flag at half-staff Sunday but raised to full staff Monday. The White House didn’t issue a proclamation for other federal officers to lower flags out of respect until mid-afternoon. Memorial services for McCain, who spent five years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, continue this week. Daily Record photo by Anita Miller

Honoring a true American hero

Federally-endangered Texas Wild Rice usually flows in the current; these days it’s growing on a patch of mostly dry land in the San Marcos River at Sewell Park. Daily Record photo by Rachel Willis

Where did the water go?

Everyone has noticed, but no one seems to have an answer that satisfies — why is the river so low?

Officials with the city of San Marcos, Hays County, CAMPO, Texas State University and the Texas Department of Transportation cut the ribbon ceremoniously opening the overpass behind them. Daily Record photo by Gerald Castillo

‘No excuse’ overpass opens

As dignitaries gathered Monday morning for a ribbon cutting ceremoniously marking the opening of the Loop 82 (Aquarena Springs) overpass, the whistle of a Union Pacific freight train sounded — righ

Burned tires, blackened earth and pieces of the 18-wheeler that burned after crashing on Staples Road Friday morning. Daily Record photo by Anita Miller

Truck driver survives fiery wreck

A truck driver escaped with only minor injuries Friday morning when the 18-wheeler he was driving went off the road on Staples Road and caught fire. It happened around 5:38