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Daily Record reporter thanks community, bids farewell

Writing for a newspaper has been a life-long dream of mine. Seriously. I dressed up as a reporter for Halloween in the third grade, complete with a briefcase and pencil behind my ear. Although in practice, I learned a reporter’s gear is more like a 20 ounce Yeti filled to the brim with coffee and a tape recorder; and this year in particular, my signature supplies were hundreds of sticky notes up on my kitchen wall mapping out everything I needed to explore, research, investigate and explain, trying to keep up with the whirlwind of 2020.

Reporting shines light on fatal wreck, SMPD's response

Illuminating reporting by Stephanie Gates in the Daily Record this week powerfully shined a disturbing light on San Marcos Police Department leadership –– the sergeant who retained his job after a fatal wreck in June, whereby Lockhart police recommended charges of Criminal Negligent Homicide after finding an unfinished Dos XX in his cupholder, but also our new police chief, who only a few weeks ago bothered to inform City Council about this dire and shameful event.

Prevention is possible

April is both Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Awareness month. The following article is the second article of a four-week series focusing on raising awareness about sexual assault and child abuse. 2 in 5 women and 1 in 5 men will experience a form of sexual abuse/assault in their lifetime and 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday. Last year HCWC provided services to 693 victims of sexual assault and responded to area hospitals 1l2 times for Hospital Emergency Advocate Response Team calls.


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