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Tracy A. Herman (right) and Nicholas Piscone delivered a check for more than $200 to the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter recently to pave the way for it to be a “no kill” shelter. The donation, on behalf of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, came on the heels of another, bringing the total donated to nearly $700. Submitted photo

AUSTIN — Before Hurricane Florence reached the shores of the Carolinas last week, Gov.

A school-based survey shows nearly 1 in 11 U.S.

Fernando Solis

“Our hearts are heavy.”

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Photo by Gerald Castillo

Sitting on the team bus on the tarmac as Texas State waited for its team charter plane to arrive in Mobile, Ala., defensive coordinator Chris Woods

Texas State went undefeated over the weekend and closed out strong against Arizona State to take home the title in the Sparky Classic on Saturday.

The serving was consistent.

San Marcos gave up just three errors from the line and served at a high 93.8 percent clip.

Photo by Gerald Castillo

Texas State couldn’t close Saturday’s game out. 


Seeing clearly is important for child's success in education, but 41 percent of parents wait until their child complains about their vision to schedule an eye exam, according to a recent study by VSP Vision Care. Free use photo 

(StatePoint) Parents know that seeing clearly is important for their kid’s success in the classroom, but many are not taking their child to get ann

The Spix’s macaw, that was the inspiration for the movie "Rio" is now on the brink of extinction. Public Domain photo

The black-chinned hummingbirds around my place do not get along well at all. Two of them dart in and out at one another around my sugar-water feeder even though there

The First Baptist Church that stands on Martin Luther King Drive in San Marcos is 110 years old and a bastion of history for the San Marcos African-American community. Daily Record photos by Denise Cathey

It is often said, “Oh, if this old building could talk, what stories it could tell.” Well, this old building can talk, so read my story and hear it as

A few weeks ago, I talked about the floating island of plastic in the ocean. Then just the other day, there was a couple of articles in USA Today discussing


David Joseph De Leon, age 78 of Austin, TX passed away Sept. 7, 2018. Cremation arrangements under the direction of Legends Funeral Home.

Oscar Gaitan Rivera Jr., 22, resident of Poteet, Texas, passed away Sept. 2, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. Visitation and Rosary were Thursday, Sept.

James Donald Yeary

James Donald Yeary passed away on Sept. 6, 2018, at the age of 83. He was born in Levelland, TX on April 2, 1935, to Winston and Ora Hortense Yeary.


Musings on flood control Editor, I attended the city of San Marcos flood mitigation meeting last night at the activity center. I can’t help but wonder if the real purpose

September 10, 2018 Honorable Mayor and City Council and Chair and Members of the Planning and Zoning Commission Members of the Committee to review the Lindsey Hill Project PSA-18-04 Greetings;

PLAINS, Ga. — The antithesis of Donald Trump and his administration can be studied, at least for those willing to drive 150 miles south from Atlanta, among magnolias, towering pines

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