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San Marcos Consolidated ISD and San Marcos Academy are both closed Tuesday amid a winter storm warning issued by the National Weather Service.


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Pictured, city crews treat the road on Sessom Drive on Monday. Daily Record photos by Nick Castillo

City of San Marcos road crews worked throughout Monday to treat the roads across the city ahead of potential icy conditions overnight into Tuesday.

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Two people were injured at a shooting at The Retreat apartment complex, 512 Craddock Ave., on Sunday morning. Both were treated for non-life threatening injuries at Ascension Seton Hays in Kyle. Daily Record photo by Gerald Castillo

Two people were injured in a shooting at a San Marcos apartment early Sunday morning.

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The Hays County Commissioners Court will consider awarding  American Rescue Plan Funding to three Hays County organizations.

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A group of House Democrats is proposing a $15,000 raise for the state’s teachers and a 25% raise for other state employees by using some of the sta


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Texas State outlasted Southern Miss in a defensive slugfest. The Bobcats downed the Golden Eagles, 62-52, in overtime inside Strahan Arena on Saturday. Above, graduate senior guard Tianna Eaton looks to make a pass. Below, graduate senior Da’Nasia Hood gets ready to take a shot against Southern Miss. Daily Record photos by Gerald Castillo

It was a thrilling defensive slugfest between two of the top teams in the Sun Belt Conference as Texas State defeated Southern Miss 62-52 in overti

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Texas State dropped a tough road contest against Southern Miss on Saturday, 67-58. Above, Nigheal Ceaser rise up for a basket during the Bobcats’ win over Georgia Southern inside Strahan Arena on Thursday, Jan. 26. Daily Record photo by Gerald Castillo

It was another tough loss for Texas State as the Bobcats fell on the road to the Southern Miss Golden Eagles in a 67-58 loss.

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Texas State snapped a three-game losing streak as the Bobcats knocked off the Georgia Southern Eagles in a thrilling 70-67 win on Thursday. Above, junior guard Davion Coleman prepares to launch a 3-pointer during Thursday’s win over the Eagles. Below, senior forward Nighael Ceaser and Coleman celebrate. Daily Record photos by Gerald Castillo

Texas State snapped a three-game losing streak as the Bobcats knocked off the Georgia Southern Eagles in a thrilling 70-67 win on Thursday.

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Texas State rallied to defeat Old Dominion on Thursday after trailing entering the fourth quarter. Above, the Bobcats step on to the court during their game against Arkansas State on Jan 14. Daily Record photo by Gerald Castillo

Texas State continued its rallying ways after staging a double-digit comeback against Old Dominion.


Exploring Nature

Some birds, like jays, cover themselves in ants. Actual ants.
Photo from Metro Creative

Today, let us consider five interesting facts about birds.

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Q.February is Black History Month. What are some examples of racism in historic educational literature? Also, why do we have Black History Month? A. Black History Month in the United States is a time of remembrance and celebration honoring the contributions and history of African Americans throughout the United States. It is particularly important because so much African American history has been diminished, obscured, ignored and outright dismissed by historians and, unfortunately, the public school system. As a collector of late 19thand early-20th century juvenile history and geography textbooks, I see this firsthand.* Many of the books in my collection often only mention African Americans in terms of their skin color and “characteristics” of their race. School books at this time focused on “levels of civilization.” People were “classified” in a pseudo-scientific way as “red, black, yellow and white.” For example, In the book titled, “The Elementary Geography Book” published as part of the Indiana Educational Series from the Indiana School Book Co., 1889, the levels of “civilization” and “Races of Men” are discussed in detail (p.20). Public schools throughout the country used this book to teach children not only geography, but overt racism. At one point the book blatantly says, “The white race is called the Caucasian. It is the ruling race of the world.” (p.20) The writing exercise in this chapter of the book asked the children to:

Furly Birds Unfurled

The Furly Birds by San Marcos artist Furly Travis are currently featured on Downtown SMTX banners throughout The Square.
Photos by Celeste Cook

Local painter gets banner treatment downtown

New downtown art exhibit to feature works surrounding addiction and recovery

Art subbmitted by the San Marcos Art League

The San Marcos Art League kicks off 2023 with a brand-new exhibit in collaboration with the Cenikor Foundation’s Project AIM that will feature works surrounding the topics of substance use, addiction and recovery. The exhibit will be showing at the San Marcos Art Center on The Square from Feb. 2-28. The exhibition’s opening reception will take place on Thursday, Feb. 2 from 5-7 p.m.


Middle-class philanthropy may be dying.

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San Marcos Daily Record Managing Editor Nick Castillo (pictured above) bids farewell to the newspaper after 6.5 years with the publication. The final paper he'll oversee will come out on Feb. 5. Daily Record photo by Dalton Sweat

“Welcome to San Marcos,” Rattler baseball coach Bryan Webb would blurt out in the dugout during my first year on the San Marcos High School sports

(THE CONVERSATION) A growing number of public schools and colleges in the U.S. are moving to ban Tik-Tok – the popular Chinese-owned social media app that allows users to share short videos.

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