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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

Watch that speedometer

The First Baptist Church that stands on Martin Luther King Drive in San Marcos is 110 years old and a bastion of history for the San Marcos African-American community. Daily Record file photo by Denise Cathey

Old First Baptist Church achieves landmark status

Efforts to restore the historic First Baptist Church on Martin Luther King Drive got a boost last week when the city’s Historic Preservation Commission voted unanimously to designate it as a local

A Nolan projectile point dating to the Middle Archaic period, 5,800 to 4,000 years ago. Photo by CAS Archaeologist, Jacob Hooge

Inadvertent finds

The project was supposed to be routine — replacing a deteriorating water pipe between CM Allen Parkway and the San Marcos River to improve reliability and performance of the city’s system.

Tracy A. Herman (right) and Nicholas Piscone delivered a check for more than $200 to the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter recently to pave the way for it to be a “no kill” shelter. The donation, on behalf of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, came on the heels of another, bringing the total donated to nearly $700. Submitted photo

Helping the shelter help animals