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Texas State is hosting the International Film Festival, spearheaded by TXST Professor of French and Honorary Professor of International Studies Carole Martin, with a simultaneous art exhibition at the Flex Gallery at the School of Art and Design. The festival began on Feb. 19, and runs through March 8.
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International Film Festival, Symposium, Art Exhibition on going

Texas State is hosting the International Film Festival, spearheaded by TXST Professor of French and Honorary Professor of International Studies Carole Martin, with a simultaneous art exhibition at the Flex Gallery at the School of Art and Design. The festival began on Feb. 19, but there are many events upcoming if you missed the first several; There will be an upcoming article on the event held on Feb. 22. All events are free and open to the public.

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San Marcos CISD Future Health Professionals, formerly known as Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), hosted their spring Blood Drive in partnership with We Are Blood on Thursday, February 22. We Are Blood has been collecting blood in Central Texas since 1951.
Photo courtesy of San Marcos CISD

SMCISD helps We Are Blood

SMCISD helps We Are Blood

Can transportation planning keep up with growth?

Former Hays County Commissioner Will Conley was the moderator, and Hays County Commissioner Lon Shell, Guadalupe County Judge Kyle Kutscher, Caldwell County Commissioner Ed Theriot and Comal County Commissioner Kevin Webb were on the panel.
Daily Record photo by Shannon West

Can transportation planning keep up with growth?

This is the first in a twopart series on the annual Transportation Summit held on Feb. 20.

Time to lock in your love

The new Love Lock is in front of Zelick's. Top left, City Councilmember Matthew Mendoza places his lock. Top right, Tiffany Harris and Page Michel cheer on Heather Demere has she cuts the ribbon in front of the Love Lock art installation.
Daily Record photo by Shannon West.
Above, the new Love Locks take two keys.
Photo courtesy of the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce

Time to lock in your love
Time to lock in your love
Time to lock in your love

Monica Katz, Chase Katz, and Seth Katz put on the first lock.
Daily Record photo by Shannon West

Time to lock in your love

There is now a way to announce your love permanently for all of San Marcos to see. The Leadership San Marcos class of 2024 raised the funds for the “Love Lock” statue, made by Pure Design Build, that is in front of Zelick’s Icehouse. The design spells out SMTX with a woven pattern in the metal, which allows for the securing of a lock with the lovers’ names engraved on it. As of Feb. 16, locks can now be attached to the statue.

University receives gift of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Stetson hat

Lyndon B. Johnson wearing a Stetson.
Photo by Frank Wolfe/Courtesy LBJ Library and Museum

University receives gift of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Stetson hat

Texas State University President Kelly Damphousse and others pose for a photo next to Lyndon B. Johnson's Stenson hat display.
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University receives gift of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Stetson hat

Lyndon Baines Johnson, 36th president of the United States, famously wore a Stetson Open Road Royal Deluxe Silverbelly cowboy hat during his years in office. Now, visitors to Texas State University can see the actual hat the late president was so fond of.

Texas passes on $450 million summer lunch program for low-income families

The state of Texas declined federal funding for a summer lunch program.
Photo by Laura Skelding for The Texas Tribune

Texas passes on $450 million summer lunch program for low-income families

This year 35 states will participate in a $2.5 billion federal nutrition program that will help low-income parents buy groceries for their children when free school meals are unavailable during the summer months.

Bland helps build life skills at SMCISD

Amanda Bland teaches Alternate Curriculum Learning, a life-skills course for special-needs students, at San Marcos CISD.
Photo by Nathan Bond

Bland helps build life skills at SMCISD

Amanda Bland teaches in a classroom prominently located near the main office of San Marcos High School. As an experienced special education teacher, she has made it her mission to ensure that students with special needs are included in key aspects of the life of the school.

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