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Robin Blackburn

Contact Robin Blackburn at rblackburn@sanmarcosrecord.com.

From left to right are Precinct 2 Commissioner Mark Jones, Precinct 1 Commissioner Debbie Gonzales Ingalsbe, BR3T board member and Hays County Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Mike Jones, Hays County Director of Emergency Services Kharley Smith, BR3T Board of Directors President Earl Bolls, BR3T Executive Director Trey Bell, Hays County Disaster Recovery Specialist Denise Treadwell, Precinct 3 Commissioner Lon Shell and Precinct 4 Commissioner Ray Whisenant. Photo by Laureen Chernow

Recovery group winding down efforts

After helping 1,600 Central Texas families recover from the 2015 floods, the Blanco River Regional Recovery Team (BR3T) is winding down operations – but it is not going anywhere.

Tafari Robertson (wearing black shirt) and others in front of TV camera during the sit-in at Texas State University in the spring. Daily Record photo by Denise Cathey

Texas State grad a finalist for prestigious Society of Professional Journalists award

Texas State University alumnus Tafari Robertson was named a national finalist in the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards this year. Robertson wrote for the University Star from

Brooklyn Rose Tansil, 5, points to the line on a measuring cup held by her great aunt Bobbie Shaw Monday as they double check the amount of water needed for their practice cake baking run before the annual Juneteenth Cake Auction. Their practice cakes will go to a very special arrival, their father Ray Tansil in the U.S Air Force who was to arrive that evening from Qatar. Daily Record photos by Denise Cathey

BAKING FOR JUNETEENTH

It’s a tradition that now spans generations for both a family and a community: The Garland Warren, Nelvia L. Burleson and Charles Callihan Memorial Cake Auction. The event, which raises

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