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Hays County Commissioner Walt Smith voiced concerns about Judge Ruben Becerra’s tax history as the court prepared to approve the 2022 tax rate duri

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Above, Martindale Planning & Zoning Commission Chair Mike McClabb speaks at a meeting Monday at the Municipal Court Building. Daily Record photo by Zoe Gottlieb

MARTINDALE — The City of Martindale unanimously rejected a Development Agreement with LanZola for a master-planned community, citing numerous “red

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Pictured above and below, John Martinez pushes Ann Marie on the Camino de Santiago as part of the Accessible Camino. Submitted photos

It’s known as the Camino de Santiago, or the Way of St. James.


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Miscommunication and mistakes riddled San Marcos as they were swept against visiting Cibolo Steele 3-0 (25-23, 25-15, 25-20) inside the Snake Pit T

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Texas State Soccer (8-1-2, 2-0-1) is regionally ranked for the first time in program history.

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Sophomore midfielder Madi Goss was named Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week, the Sun Belt announced Tuesday.

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Texas State knows everything’s turned up a notch.


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San Marcos Public Library

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Q.When is Hispanic Heritage Month? Is it September or October? I’m confused!

A. Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15 – Oct. 15.

Exploring Nature: Winter Birds

An American goldfinch. The collective noun for a group of finches is a charm. Graphic from Metro Creative

Well darn. My hummingbird has gone.

Awards pile up for Truffula Pink Gomphrena

Flame Proof, Perfect Score All Season, Leader of the Packand Top Performer are just a few of the award designations for Truffula Pink Gomphrena. It has now taken in 50 such trophies. If your state has a flower trial competition, my guess is Truffula Pink has been a winner. I also believe that as the pandemic evaporates and we achieve a modicum of normality, the number of trophies will continue to mount. If you don’t know, Truffula Pink, it is a globe amaranth. It is almost always grown as an annual that reaches about 24 inches tall and almost as wide. You can’t give it too much sun. It is possible it might be perennial in zones 9 and warmer. I live in 8a and had a patch that was perennial for me for a couple of years. I’ll explain its demise.

Outsiders Anonymous will hold its inaugural Recovery on the Plaza Festival on Oct. 8 at San Marcos Plaza Park.


September marks Suicide Prevention Month. A national poll conducted in 2020 found that while 95% of Americans surveyed would do something if someone close to them was thinking about suicide, almost 70% of respondents identified barriers that keep them from discussing suicide with others. These barriers included not knowing what to say, not knowing where to turn for help, feeling they don’t have enough knowledge, or not feeling comfortable with the topic.

My adult life has been full of transitions–from single to married, from childlessness to fatherhood, and from virile coolness to cringey blobfish. I now find myself in the midst of a change from occupying a nest literally bursting with hatchlings frantically pecking at my wallet to now watching one last teenage fledgling perched on the edge of a limb and hoping I don’t do anything embarrassing.

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