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The mermaid called “Before Us,” by artist Dianna Weems, has been installed at San Marcos Plaza Park. The other nine should be in place by Monday, the city says. Daily Record photo by Toy Mendez

Coming Home


Janelie Rodriguez’s mother Jeannette holds a sign urging the release of her daughter as she speaks to the press. Daily Record photo by Denise Cathey

Pleas from family at rally

As Janelie Rodriguez’s family and allies gathered outside the Hays County Jail on Friday to plead for her release, a bus belonging to La-Salle Corrections — a private prison firm

San Marcos’ own “Dirty Car Art” guy Scott Wade created this windshield image of Bob Huffaker on the occasion of his 70th birthday. Photos courtesy of Kevin Huffaker and Tracie Ferguson.

Bob Huffaker was a man of many ‘hats’

Robert S. Huffaker was a journalist, radio broadcaster, English professor, an author, a police officer, and a musician. He was foremost a kind, loving, endearing gentleman with a heart made

In front of dais, left to right, Hays County Historical Commission members Gina Rogers, Trisha Randow, SarahAnn Lowther and Delbert Bassett; on dais, left to right, Pct. 2 Commissioner Mark Jones, Pct. 1 Commissioner Debbie Gonzales Ingalsbe, Historical Commission Chair Kate Johnson and Commission members Jo Landon, Marie Bassett, Robert Frizzell, Marian Oles and Henry Oles, Pct. 3 Commissioner Lon Shell and Pct. 4 Commissioner Ray Whisenant. Photo by Laureen Chernow/Hays County

Commissioners present State Award to Historical Commission

The Hays County Commissioners Court on Tuesday congratulated and thanked the Hays County Historical Commission and presented HCHC members with the 2017 Distinguished Service Award from the Texas Historical Commission.

An SMEU lineman in a bucket works to restore power. Daily Record photo by Gerald Castillo

Outage worst since Harvey

Those who had the option fired up their generators on Thursday as a power outage hit a significant portion of San Marcos. The city’s director of Public Services Tom Taggart