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During the heyday of Chilympiad, the San Marcos Daily Record won first place in the Media category of the famous cookoff. The winning recipe was courtesy of former pressman Clarence Johnson. Daily Record photo by Denise Cathey

Local nonprofit resurrects Chilympiad

Local nonprofit Together For A Cause Inc. is looking to revive one of San Marcos’ longest-running and well-loved events 17 years after it was discontinued. 

A forecasted hailstorm didn’t materialize as a storm moved through San Marcos early Thursday, but had it hit, this truck would have been somewhat protected. Daily Record photo by Gerald Castillo

Weather awareness

Senior Defense

Wearing a T-shirt that says “You are worth protecting,” Valerie Jaime talks with senior citizens about self-defense and common scams during a workshop at the San Marcos Activi

Several San Marcos Academy students returned from the state TAPPS academic and art contest with medals and ribbons. The group includes (front) Christine Lui, Evelena Luo, Wallis Wen, Faith White, Qaiynat Jassani, (back) sponsor Karen Bird, Doyce Gore, Caleb Strube, David Shui and Lukas Chen. Photo by Don Anders

Seven place for SMA at state academic, art contest

Seven San Marcos Academy students and the school yearbook staff received medals at the TAPPS state academic and art championship event at the Waco Convention Center earlier this month.

Cheatham Street Flats, being built to house both Texas State students and professionals, will be finished with modular stacking units, the first in the state to be built by Z Modular. The five-story, 192,000 square foot complex will have 175 units from studio to three bedroom apartments. Modular stacking is scheduled to begin May 7. Daily Record photo by Anita Miller

New Housing

The annual Downtown Swing music and culture fest offered Texas Swing aficionados concerts across multiple venues last week to indulge their musical cravings. On Saturday at Tantra Coffeehouse, local band Christian Sparks and the Beatnik Bandits performed their song “Beesting” for the crowd on the venue’s outdoor stage. Daily Record photo by Denise Cathey

Texas Swing