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“Aqua is a utility regulated by the Public Utility Commission. They have a permit to pump groundwater from the Groundwater District, with terms and conditions which Aqua agreed to abide by,” Jim Blackburn, who is President of the Trinity Edwards Spring Protection Association and a Professor in the Practice of Environmental Law at Rice University, said while outlining the essential issues from the viewpoint of the Groundwater District and TESPA. “They pumped more water than they were permitted and they have major leaks within the system that add to the violation.”

Goynes said the impacts of the single-use container ban in New Braunfels has been exponential.

Photo was taken just downstream of Don's Fishcamp. Cans were washed ashore after a small flood.
Photo by Tom Goynes

The fight for single-use container ban pays off

The Texas State University System Board of Regents recognized three Texas State University faculty members as TSUS Regents’ Teachers for 2023.

Planning the future of I-35

The Texas Department of Transportation held an event at the San Marcos Actvity Center to start the planning process for the future expansion of Interstate 35. Pictured are David and Sally Durand with TxDOT's David Gutierrez.
Daily Record photo by Dalton Sweat

The Texas Department of Public Safety is beginning the process of planning the future of Interstate 35 in San Marcos. The first step was bringing in the public last week for a meeting to hear about the potential options.


Bobcats defeat Houston on Mora walk-off home run

Chase Mora celebrates his first home run of the season against Prairie View A&M. Mora hit his second in walk-off fashion against Houston.
Daily Record photo by Gerald Castillo

Texas State kicked off the Astros Foundation College Classic in thrilling fashion as the Bobcats defeated the Houston Cougars on a two-run walk-off home run by sophomore shortstop Chase Mora to win 8-7.

Moe Johnson Running with Moe

Moe Johnson Running with Moe

There was an article that stated the best time to replenish energy after a hard workout was within the first two hours. The article suggested that most of the food should be carbohydrate with a smaller portion of protein added. I tried to recall what type of food I ate after a hard workout. I have hard workouts in both weight lifting and running. I recalled one hard lifting weight workout and being offered a steak supper afterwards. I had no appetite for any food and even the steak supper didn’t appeal to me. An hour later after a shower and changing clothes my attitude about eating had changed and I was starving for a good meal. After a 20 mile run training for a marathon my first thought was to find a soft place to lay down and rest. After an hour long nap the need to eat some food became a primary focus. The difference between a workout with weights and a long run was after a run the main food has carbohydrates versus a steak after a weight workout. As I look back on those hard workout days and the need to recover some energy, any food was a good choice whether it was the steak or a pasta supper.

Texas State officially released the 2024 football schedule with the Sun Belt Conference announcing the schedule dates for the upcoming conference games.


The San Marcos Homeschool Panthers celebrate their state championship banner after defeating the Christian Homeschool Sports Ministries Crimson Knights 69-66.
Photo submitted by San Marcos Homeschool

Panthers capture their second consecutive state championship



Parrots can live exceptionally long lives.
Photo from Metro Creative

How long do birds live?

Gary Job Corps Groundhog Job Shadowing 2024

For over 20 years, students from the Gary Job Corps Center have participated in the National Job Corps’ Groundhog Job Shadow activities in Central Texas. The results of the many job shadowing activities have led to job opportunities and career choices by the students.




Dear Readers, Life is often messy and sometimes downright crummy, but I say we embrace it. If the cookie is gonna crumble, the least we can do is enjoy the dang cookie. Also, if you lick your finger, and stick it to the crumbles, you still get to enjoy all those tiny cookie memories too. My point is…have you tried eating in bed?

First Tuesday SMTX film series to screen ‘Breaking the News’ March 5 at the Price Center

Submitted film poster

Celebrating Women’s History Month, the First Tuesday SMTX Film Series will screen “Breaking The News,” an independent documentary film about hearing the voices that are left out of the traditional media narrative. The screening will be held Tuesday, March 5 at the Price Center. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. The event will feature complimentary pizza from Pie Society and beer from Middleton brewery served at 6:30 p.m. The film will begin at 7 p.m.


The San Marcos Traverse

A map of the San Marcos Traverse as diagrammed by Christian Hawley

Creating an 18-mile loop to run around town

Three days after a 7-yearold boy was shot in the head at Houston’s Lakewood Church, his grandmother reported that surgeons had removed parts of the frontal lobe of his brain and of his skull. The boy, Samuel, had “lost a major part of what makes us who we are,” Walli Carranza wrote in a Feb. 14 Facebook post. Carranza blamed the tragedy on “the very same legislators who claim to be ‘pro-life’ (and) believe that unbridled gun rights matter and the right to life does not! Insanity!”

As a writer, I can’t deny harboring an appreciation for the richness of slang, metaphors, similes and colloquialisms.

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