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Chantelle Yancey, Lead Career Preparation instructor, was selected as the Gary Job Corps February Employee of the Month. She is a resident of San Antonio and has been employed in the Career Preparation Program for 5 years. Pictured are Trainee Support Director Chris Roff, Center Director Patty Lankford, Yancey, and Career Preparation Manager Linda Kindred. Gary Job Corps photo

Gary Job Corps Employee of the Month

Pictured are Gary Job Corps’ Security/Corrections cadets Chyna Hatton, DaQuan Griffin, Dylan Tucke, Chelsie Murray, Patrick Lintuner, Kiara Rodriguez, Travis Moten and John Lugo;  instructor Major Troy Oldbury;  Student Government Association representatives Gabriel Kirt, Sharaja Pouncy, Luis Corpus, Adam Adame, Thomas Brewer Jr., Gilbert Maylie, Caleb Burrell and Saure Austin; Coordinator Patricia Beauregard; Business Community Liaison Randolph Goodman; Kiwanis Club members Randal Grizzle, Francis Mendez, Randy Cook, Del Brown, Glen Rydl, Doug and Jeanne Balkman, Charles Johnson, Kelli Whigham, Lon R. Shell, John Polk, James Collier and Margo and Fredrick Case; Veterans’ Service Officer Jude Prather, Hays Historical Society member Linda Coker; AMVETS memberFrank Arredondo; American Legion member Margie Villapando; Hays County Veterans’ Treatment Court representative Gerald Rancharan, PRIDE member Sylvia Sandoval, San Marcos Mayor Jane Hughson, City Council member Lisa Prewitt and Hays County Chief of Staff Alex Villalobos. Gary Job Corps photo

Celebrating President's Day

Tight Turns

It took some time and assistance, but blades for a wind turbine were successfully navigated from the West Access Road to Hwy. 123 Monday right at the noon hour.

Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra, flanked by his chief of staff Alex Villalobos, San Marcos City Council member Lisa Prewitt and Randy Cook from the Kiwanis Club, reads a proclamation honoring veterans, the spirit of public service and the U.S. presidents that have hailed from Texas. Daily Record photo by Robin Blackburn

Presidents from Texas remembered at gathering downtown

Dozens of Hays County residents gathered on the steps of the Hays County Courthouse on Monday morning to honor the spirit of public service.

A rusting electrical box sits in the middle of what used to be a parking lot at the old Hays County Civic Center grounds. The county closed the civic center in 2013 and, according to county tax records, still owns most of the land where the center once stood. Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra is holding a series of community meetings to gauge interest in bringing a new civic center to the Interstate 35 corridor — whether in San Marcos, Kyle or Buda.  

Daily Record photos by Denise Cathey

Civic Center back in spotlight

The mention of the Hays County Civic Center can evoke fond memories in longtime county residents: concerts, livestock shows, youth agricultural competitions, cultural celebrations — and, of course, the Republic

Martin Garcia Jr., 23, and James Lee Zapata, 19, were arrested Friday night for the murder of 20-year-old Aaron “Jack” Jackson Peterman at the Park North Condos.

2 arrested for murder

Two men with lengthy local rap sheets were arrested Friday night for last week’s murder of 20-year-old Aaron “Jack” Jackson Peterman at the Park North Condos on Aquarena Springs Drive,