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The city of San Marcos had its Spring Native Plant Sale and Sustainability Fair at the Discovery Center on April 6. There will be an additional plant sale opportunity April 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., according to the city’s website. The plant sale offered a variety of native and adapted plants, including perennials, grasses, shrubs, trees, and organic vegetables and herbs. Knowledgeable staff were available to assist with plant questions. Local organizations were onsite for the Sustainability Fair to discuss environmental efforts and how you can get involved in sustainability initiatives. There was also tunes by Chief and The-DoomsdayDevice. Top, the Native Plant sale was buzzing with community members. Bottom left, Jordan Washburn and Amy Thomaides of the city of San Marcos' Resource Recovery Center tell Discovery Center Plant sale goers about upcoming river cleanups. Bottom right, Eric Beckers of The Hill Country Native Plant Society educates the public on native plants and their benefits.
Daily Record photos by Shannon West

NATIVE PLANTS

Spring Native Plant Sale and Sustainability Fair

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The city of San Marcos is hosting the 6th annual Summer Fan Drive to help residents who need some assistance staying cool through the summer. Last year they received 118 fans.
Photo courtesy of the city of San Marcos

City accepting donations for 6th annual Summer Fan Drive

The city of San Marcos is partnering with Salvation Army San Marcos to accept donations benefiting members of our community that do not have or cannot afford air conditioning.

A new Texas law allows schools to hire chaplains as counselors. So far, one school has opted into the program.

Last year, Texas passed a law allowing school districts to recruit chaplains using school safety funds. So far, only one school has employed a full-time religious mentor to counsel students, according to staffing data from the Texas Education Agency.

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ECONOMIST: The Short-Term Outlook for the US Economy

The US economy continues to defy the expectations of many, gaining jobs at a surprising pace given the challenges that seem to pop up constantly. Barring a major setback, we should see the expansionary pattern continue (possibly with some bumps along the way). Here’s a brief look at my latest projections for the US economy and factors affecting likely performance.

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Bobcat offense runs through drills during spring practice. Offensive coordinator Mack Leftwich looks to improve the offense’s consistency going into the 2024 season.
Daily Record photo by Gerald Castillo

Bobcats strive for consistency on offense

Offensive coordinator Mack Leftwich enters his second season as both offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach after helping lead a Bobcat offense to their best statistical season since moving up to FBS.

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Top, Art Squared has been held downtown in San Marcos for 12 years. Above, Market Director, Karly Schlievert with artist Rebekah Porter presenting the 2023 Art Squared tote bags designed by Rebekah Porter at Art Squared in 2023
Photos courtesy of San Marcos Art League

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Artist and Art League Member Ron Page of Heights Art Glass with some of his creations at Art Squared 2022 on the Court House Lawn.
Photos courtesy of San Marcos Art League

ART SQUARED

Art Market returns to downtown for 12th year

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