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Above left, Eileen McColgan holds her tiny pup Mr. Bojangles as they walk through the festival booths. Above right, Danny Garcia holds onto his dog Jack’s leash as Pastor Tim Bauerkemper gives the dog a quick blessing as part of the annual tradition of pet blessings for attending pets.

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The Womens Chapter of the American G.I. Forum recently awarded Theresa Hobby for a generous gift for the annual AGIF fundraiser held last July. From left are State Chair Sylvia

“The Color Line & The Border: William Ellis, From Texas Slave to Mexican Millionaire” will be the subject of a presentation Tuesday, Oct. 23 at Centro Cultural Hispano de San

The SMHS Choir Department recently took 42 choir members to Churchill HS in San Antonio for the Texas Music Educators Association Region 12 Choir competition. Of those, 38 made Regional

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Sports

Photo by Gerald Castillo

When the clock hit zeroes, Texas State’s celebration was on. 

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Sunday will be bittersweet for Texas State’s two seniors Kelly Barbalias and Jamie Brown. 

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Texas State couldn’t complete a fourth-quarter comeback Saturday night against Louisiana-Monroe.

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Texas State avoided a scare Friday night when junior forward Kaylee Davis scored on a penalty kick to even the match late in regulation against Geo

Features

Pat Moore (far left) was the director of a mass community choir in the Dunbar neighborhood in the late 1970s and 1980s.

For more than 100 years, African Americans in the Dunbar neighborhood have nurtured a remarkable legacy of both sacred and secular music. The roots of this rich musical tradition can

A while back we talked about the large and growing floating island of plastic in the ocean and compared it in size to the state of Texas. Thus we were

San Marcos Public Library 625 E. Hopkins St. 512-393-8200 Q. I am trying to search for a term online and I’m not getting anything. I think I must be spelling

Dog of the Week This sweet, affectionate 5-year-old Labrador mix is looking for a permanent lounging spot on your couch. Marsha’s favorite hobbies include cuddles, scratches behind the ears, and

Obits

Don Collins, age 71 of New Braunfels, TX passed away Oct. 18, 2018. Cremation arrangements under the direction of Legends Funeral Home.

Michael Blazer, age 59 of San Antonio, TX passed away Oct. 15, 2018. Cremation arrangements under the direction of Legends Funeral Home.

Alma Rose Lunday, age 66 of Lockhart, TX passed away Oct. 15, 2018. Cremation arrangements under the direction of Legends Funeral Home.

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The following article is part four of a five-week series focusing on raising awareness about domestic violence. October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and we hope to educate our community

Dear Editor, Our democracy survived recently (Kavanaugh vs. Ford) perennially yet now vigorously surrounded by socialism or worse. We finally, decided, in close to a dead heat, that due process

Editor, We can talk all day to candidates at meet and greet forums and debates. You can have all the political signs in your yards but at the voting booth