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An SMEU lineman in a bucket works to restore power. Daily Record photo by Gerald Castillo

Those who had the option fired up their generators on Thursday as a power outage hit a significant portion of San Marcos. The city’s director of Public Services Tom Taggart

Janelie Rodriguez’s mother Jeannette holds a sign urging the release of her daughter as she speaks to the press. Daily Record photo by Denise Cathey

As Janelie Rodriguez’s family and allies gathered outside the Hays County Jail on Friday to plead for her release, a bus belonging to La-Salle Corrections — a private prison firm

The mermaid called “Before Us,” by artist Dianna Weems, has been installed at San Marcos Plaza Park. The other nine should be in place by Monday, the city says. Daily Record photo by Toy Mendez


The SMCISD old central office building, located at 501 S. LBJ Dr., is slated for discussion Monday night at the SMCISD Board Meeting. Daily Record photo by Rachel Willis

The fate of the old San Marcos CISD central office could be decided Monday night.

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I mention being physically fit in my columns on occasion and never really give it much thought after that.

Photo from Beth Darnell

It’s mid-July and we are all enduring the extreme heat of summer.  My friend, Mile Bailey, called me from his home in Pennsylvania the other day.

Photo by Gerald Castillo

Recent Texas State graduate Taeler Deer signed with Kouvottaret, a team based out of Kouvola, Finland, to continue her basketball career at the pro


Tomato plants are incredibly easy to propagate from cuttings. By simply pruning healthy suckers from the plant and transplanting them in soil, you can double or even quadruple the amount of plants – and tomatoes. Photo courtesy of Joe Urbach

Ahh, July, we complain about the heat, lack of rain and humidity, but the most amazing complaint I here now is, “My tomato plants are too big!” Yep, some gardeners

2016 King of SPLASH Chris Rue, Mermaid Society SMTX Dounder July Moreno and 2016 Mermaid Queen Shirley Rogers. Daily Record archive photo by Denise Cathey

The Mermaid Society SMTX is ramping up for another year of festivities, and part of those preparations mean naming the individuals that will serve as this year’s Royal Court. 2018

Hope you don’t mind, but even though I thought I had covered the changes we might expect with the new restrictions China has for accepting imported recycled materials, an article

Q. I like to stop at Balmorhea State Park when I drive to El Paso on Interstate 10. I mentioned that to someone and they said the park is closed.


Marla Stephenson Pullin of San Marcos, Texas, passed away on Monday, July 2, 2018, at the age of 49. Marla’s life was celebrated Saturday, July 7, 2018, in the Pennington

Bill Petersen of Martindale, Texas, husband of Patricia Petersen, passed away on Monday, July 9, 2018, at the age of 78. Private Family services. Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, San

Carol Faye Eichholtz, of San Marcos passed away July 9, 2018. Cremation arrangements under the direction of Legends Funeral Home.


As a responsible pet owner, I’m usually exasperated by the human race at this point every summer. I have to endure listening to the media remind knuckleheads that animals DO

Editor, Mr. Stallones’  letter on the opinion page last Sunday was informative about some of the positive aspects and actions of the NRA. However, he failed to answer some very

Dear Editor, The controversy just won’t die. The sports reporters won’t let it die. The team owners won’t let it die. Even Donald Trump gets into the act regularly. The

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