The word hero is tossed around in society - sometimes a bit flippantly. And then in others, even such a hallowed term doesn’t seem like enough. When it comes to Captain Paul Peña, a San Marcos Baptists Academy graduate who gave his life in the line of duty fighting for the United States of America, even the word hero doesn’t seem to be enough.
Noveon Magnetics Inc., a San Marcos based rare earth magnets manufacturer, celebrated its opening with a huge gathering on Friday.
Meet the San Marcos High School Class of 2023.
San Marcos Police Chief Stan Standridge will address the Rotary Club of San Marcos on May 31. He is expected to provide an overview of law enforcement priorities and initiatives in San Marcos. Rotary meets Wednesdays at noon at the Holiday Inn Conference Center, 105 Bintu Drive. Visitors are always welcome.
I was visiting the small town of Hughes Springs in Northeast Texas a couple of weeks ago. There is a Wild Flower Festival in the town that is a fun event to attend. Along with the Festival there is a 5K race. The race is called the Wild Flower Trails 5K. Since the area has a forest of loblolly pines around I assumed a trail run would be run through some of the trails in those tall pine trees. I thought it would be a fun race to take some photos of at the start/finish line. Upon checking about the race I was told it is a point to point race. That meant the start was 3.1 miles from the finish and my chances of some photos was going to be a problem. The race started up on a hill on Highway 161. I drove up to highway 161 and tried to figure the direction runners would take to run on a trail. It was a major highway and could not figure how this could be the starting point. I took several side roads that looked promising through some wooded neighborhoods. I found out the race followed highway 161 back into town and then turned up the town’s main street back to City Hall. Why it was called a trail run while following a major highway had me a little confused.
The Bobcats proved who the top cat was as Texas State knocked off the Georgia State Panthers with a walk off home run by first baseman Daylan Pena, winning 6-5 in 12 innings.
The renovations underway at Texas State University for its athletic programs are thanks to the kind donations of several donors, including the Weisman Family and others. The construction, once finished, places the school in contention with other university footprints in the conference.
As Texas State broke ground to signal the start of construction for both the renovations of the south endzone complex and the new football performance center, there was a sense at work that Texas State is turning a new page in its life that has not been seen since the Bobcats made the jump to FBS.
Chris Preddie punched his ticket to the 2023 NCAA Outdoor Championships as the freshman qualified in the men’s long jump on Wednesday at the 2023 NCAA West Prelims at Hornet Stadium.
Q.I read your column on May A. celebrations earlier this month. It included information about Memorial Day. How is Memorial Day different from Veteran’s Day? What is the history of Memorial Day?
Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos is proud to present the 2023 Ofelia Vasquez Philo Memorial Scholarship to the following San Marcos Highs School seniors: Micaela Rodriguez, Layla Tellez, Natalie Leal, Elias Montelongo, Miguel Hernandez and Yadira Castro.
Photo submitted by Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos
Centro awards scholarships
We have a winner!
The Texas Legislature needs to move on bills that would improve worker vetting and boost kinship caregiver rates.
Every year, polls show that a large number of Americans don’t know why we celebrate Memorial Day.
In a much anticipated chess match in February, 1996, the world champion Garry Kasparov faced IBM’s Deep Blue, the most advanced chess-playing machine. Kasparov lost the first game but went on to win the match in Philadelphia, 4-2. It was humanity’s proudest moment in competition pitting man vs. machine.
Two Hays County Barbecue joints were honored by Texas Monthly has top spots in the state — Hays Co. Bar-B-Que in San Marcos and Creekside Cookers in Wimberley. Above, Hays Co. Bar-B-Que Owner Michael Hernandez poses next to three issues of Texas Monthly, each naming his restaurant in the Top 50 barbecue spots.. Daily Record photo by Lance Winter
On Oct. 11, the Indigenous Cultures Institute will hold a press conference to announce plans to build the center and host a prayer rally at the steps of the Hays County Historic Courthouse at 6 p.m. Above, people gather for a blessing during the 2019 Sacred Springs Powwow. Photos submitted by Indigenous Cultures Institute
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