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Dr. Jason Eisenbach stands onstage at the Alkek Teaching Theater as he recounts his experiences in Poland living under the Third Reich and his survival during the Holocaust. Daily Record photos by Denise Cathey

Holocaust Survivor

Dr. Jacob Eisenbach, a 96-year-old Holocaust survivor, spoke to a full house Tuesday evening at the Alkek Teaching Theatre on Texas State University campus. 

A rusting electrical box sits in the middle of what used to be a parking lot at the old Hays County Civic Center grounds. The county closed the civic center in 2013 and, according to county tax records, still owns most of the land where the center once stood. Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra is holding a series of community meetings to gauge interest in bringing a new civic center to the Interstate 35 corridor — whether in San Marcos, Kyle or Buda.  

Daily Record photos by Denise Cathey

Civic Center back in spotlight

The mention of the Hays County Civic Center can evoke fond memories in longtime county residents: concerts, livestock shows, youth agricultural competitions, cultural celebrations — and, of course, the Republic

Volunteers Rhonda White and Steve Furney dish up a batch of fresh blueberry pancakes at the San Marcos Activity Center for the 79th Annual Kiwanis Club Pancake Day and Silent Auction last year. Daily Record file photos by Denise Cathey

Kiwanis celebrate 80 years on the griddle

The San Marcos Kiwanis Club is getting ready to host their 80th Annual Pancake Day and Silent Auction in the coming weeks. Established in 1923, the San Marcos Kiwanis Club

In Texas State University’s production of William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” with the help of his indentured spirit Ariel (Rachel Webb), exiled duke Prospero (Elizabeth Rees) engineers a meeting between the son of the King of Naples, Ferdinand (Jessica Healey), and his own daughter Miranda (Amber Mawnde-Spytek).  Daily Record photos by Denise Cathey

‘The Tempest’

Texas State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents “The Tempest,” directed by Bruce Turk. The production opens today and runs until Feb. 17 in the Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre.

Jane Eyre (Devyn Collie) officially meets her mysterious employer Edward Rochester (Derek Smootz) with his housekeeper Mrs. Fairfax (Karin Cunningham) while serving as a governess to his ward Adele at Thornfield Hall in “Jane Eyre, the Musical” at the EmilyAnn Theater. Daily Record photos by Denise Cathey

EmilyAnn brings 'Jane Eyre' to life

The EmilyAnn Theatre is undertaking the daunting task of staging the Tonynominated production, "Jane Eyre, the Musical," Charlotte Brontë’s classic Gothic romance brought to life. This musical adaptation follows the

Handler Joey Winters holds out a treat for trainee dog Kenzie while fellow handler Jason Gruver looks on during the PAWS of Central Texas Cell Dog Program Class Graduation. Daily Record photos by Denise Cathey

Sprung: Cell Dogs ‘graduate’ from time training behind bars

They sit. They stay. They shake and lay down on command.

But unlike most dogs lucky enough to become companion animals, there’s no children to play with or family to protect. 

A ceremonial groundbreaking kicked off  TxDOT’s project to redo the I-35/Posey Road interchange. From left are TxDOT Engineer Terry McCoy, city council members Saul Gonzales and Lisa Prewitt, Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra, Mayor Jane Hughson, Pct. 1 County Commissioner Debbie Gonzales Ingalsbe, Becerra’s Chief of Staff  Alex Villalobos, TxDOT Engineer Epi Gonzalez, Pct. 3 County Commissioner Lon Shell and Nathan McDaniel with U.S. Rep. Chip Roy’s office using shovels to pitch sand. Daily Record photos by Denise Cathey

Posey Road makeover gets underway

Mobility, safety and connectivity are all expected to improve as a result of a road project that ceremoniously broke ground on Wednesday.

Black vultures keep each other company on a fence near the Saltgrass Steakhouse. The species is prevalent locally, with year-round residents and some that only spend winters here. Daily Record photo by Denise Cathey

On the Fence

Crockett Elementary students are all mad for their production of “Alice in Wonderland Jr.” a musical adaptation of the classic Disney film. Above, Alice (Brynn Gardner) drinks from a mysterious bottle to shrink herself after the Doorknob (Ava Maldonado) tells her that she is too big to fit through the door.  Daily Record photos by Denise Cathey

Crockett students stage ‘Alice in Wonderland’

 Crockett Elementary School is presenting its annual musical which involves fifth grade students. This is the fourth year for the musical production.  

Village Campus

The Village of San Marcos held a grand opening Friday for its Village Main facility which houses four social service agencies serving the Hays County area.

Health Fair

San Marcans made a commitment to get healthy Saturday at the inaugural San Marcos CISD Health Fair at the SMHS Student Activity Center which offered a fun run, healthcare vend