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Supplies donated for immigrant families.
Daily Record by Robin Blackburn

Parts of Texas’ Senate Bill 4 remain in effect while immigrant advocacy groups consider their next steps in fighting the law in the courts. However, there are practices that individuals

The State of Texas added almost 35,000 jobs in May, according to figures released by the Texas Workforce Commission on Friday; however the number of people working in Hays County

Earl Maxwell, CEO of the St. David’s Foundation.
Daily Record photos by Denise Cathey

Healthcare costs, insurance premiums and the forces behind rising prices were among topics of discussion at the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce’s inaugural State of Health luncheon Friday at

San Marcos and Texas State University Police as well as bystanders worked together Friday night in the wake of a fatal hit-and-run near the city’s Nature Center. Police, fire and

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Kawhi Leonard's time with the San Antonio Spurs may soon be over. A person familiar with the situation says Leonard has told the Spurs that he would like to be

Texas Southern rolls into San Marcos on Sept. 8 for the Bobcats’ home opener. The Tigers, who play in the SWAC, are coming off a 2-9 2017 campaign. TSU has

Recent San Marcos graduate Taylor Henderson was named MVP of the FCA All-Star volleyball game on Thursday. She received the game ball which was signed by her teammates during the event.
Photo from Michelle Moreno

Recent Blinn commit Taylor Henderson was invited to compete in an FCA All-Star event on Thursday in Georgetown. Henderson represented San Marcos with a solid performance and was honored as

Ezekiel Elliott doesn't pretend that vocal leadership comes naturally for him. The Dallas Cowboys running back is going to try anyway now that fellow stars Jason Witten and Dez Bryant


Pastor Erich Siemens stands outside Calvary Chapel of the Springs, where he has ministered to his congregation for eight-and-a-half years.

Daily Record photo by Denise Cathey

If you meet Erich Siemens on the street, your first impression might be he’s a drifter. He drifts from bartending, to mowing lawns, to another semester of college — changing

San Marcos Public Library 625 E. Hopkins St. 512-393-8200 Q. I get my electric power from a Texas co-op that sends me a magazine every month. It recently included an

David and Judy Sherrerd are celebrating the 50th anniversary of their marriage. They met at the young ages of 18 and 17 and married June 16, 1968 in Kearney, Nebraska

I am sure many of you are aware there is a lot of plastic scrap being dumped in our oceans. Of course, a lot of other garbage is also dumped,


John Rudolph Tushek, 77, passed away on June 5, 2018, in Lake Jackson, Texas, after a lengthy and courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease. John was born on April 1st, 1941,

Reginald Eugene ‘Reggie’ Calvin Sr.

Reginald Eugene “Reggie” Calvin, Sr. Passed away at the age of 60 in San Marcos. Born in Austin Texas on June 30, 1957 to Willie and John Calvin Sr. He

Gracie G. Martinez

Gracie G. Martinez, of San Marcos, passed away June 10, 2018 at the age of 77. She was born Jan. 27, 1941 in San Marcos to parents Alfred and Lorene

Fred ‘Flinn’ Simmons, III

Fred “Flinn” Simmons, III – son, brother, uncle and friend died Tuesday, June 12, 2018 in San Marcos, Texas.  Flinn’s  death was the result of a life long battle with


Editor Note: This column is an excerpt from Tom Purcell’s humorous book, “Misadventures of a 1970s Childhood,” available at My 84-year-old father still asks me why I did it.

You wonder why Fox News is Number One in cable? It’s because CNN, MSNBC, NBC and the rest are so relentlessly negative about Donald Trump they force people to watch

Well, the so-called peace summit with North Korea has come and gone. And as anyone anyone with a scintilla of intellect could’ve predicted, Trump made a fool of himself. Basically,

“The National Parks do not suffice as a means of perpetuating the larger carnivores; witness the precarious status of the grizzly bear.” These words were published in 1949 in Aldo

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