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Starting next week, construction at the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter will begin. The $240,047.55 renovations will bring much-needed upgrades to the shelter that will improve the health, safety and viability of rescued pets, shelter staff, volunteers and potential adopters.

SMCISD board approves $7 million renovation for administration office

An artist's rendering of the potential new San Marcos Consolidated ISD central administration building at the ACC Goodnight Center. Screenshot from SMCISD YouTube

The San Marcos Consolidated ISD Board of Trustees approved a $7 million dollar renovation for a new central administration building.

Terry Turner

Terry Turner

The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office arrested Terry Duane Turner, 65, for the murder of Adil Dghoughi.

TOPS IN TEXAS

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

Beef is still king in Texas. And when it comes to cooking that beef, ask almost anyone and they’ll tell you barbecue is practically a religion in the Lone Star State. According to Texas Monthly’s Special BBQ Edition — set to hit newsstands in November — some of the folks in the area “Que” it up quite nicely. Two Hays County barbecue joints were honored by Texas Monthly — Hays Co. Bar-B-Que in San Marcos and Creekside Cookers in Wimberley

 

 

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Texas State entered Saturday’s game hoping to learn from last week’s catastrophic fourth quarter. Instead, catastrophe struck again.

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Texas State’s seniors didn’t end the regular season how they wanted to.

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Austin High and Lake Travis sit dominantly at the top of District 26-6A, and Austin Westlake has a sufficient lead in the third spot.

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For the past two years, the Navarro Panthers have had the Wimberley Texans number in the regular season on their way towards two district champions

Features

The Journey Continues

My journey this week is a return visit to the Veterans Patrol, a faithbased organization in San Marcos with the mission of “Veterans standing together in faith to support each other for inner peace.” Veterans share a camaraderie and warmth of brotherhood when they meet. I always say, “I know your heart due to our unique military experiences.”

“But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up”

Exploring Nature

First off, let me make you a red-hot offer. I have a big bush just off my back bedroom deck and it is covered in tiny, BB-sized red and orange peppers. Chili pequins.

Clippers at your convenience

Devante Sanders, Texas State alumnus. Photos courtesy of Devante Sanders

Modern technology has made it possible to allow just about anything to be delivered. Dinner, alcohol, groceries, you name it, you can most likely get it sent to your doorstep. With the help of Texas State alumnus Devante Sanders, barbers and hairstylists can now receive supplies and products needed at the same convenience.

Obits

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Pablo “Paul” Luera, Jr.

Pablo “Paul” Luera, Jr., of Martindale passed away on October 19, 2021, at the age of 73 surrounded by his family. He was born on April 30, 1948 in Kyle, TX, to Pablo Luera and Antonia Hernandez Luera.

Jose “Joe” Escobedo Del Prado, Jr.

Jose “Joe” Escobedo Del Prado, Jr.

Our beloved friend, husband, father, uncle and grandfather Jose “Joe” Escobedo Del Prado, Jr. passed away on October 10, 2021. We saw the signs that day, a cardinal in a tree, a wolf on a mountain – the angels came down to take him home. He was surrounded by his five grateful children and devoted wife, who lovingly cared for him as he battled Parkinson’s in his final years. He was born on July 23, 1935, in Runge, Texas to Leonor and Jose Del Prado. He was preceded in death by his three sisters, Manuela Madrigal, Herminia Tamez, Juanita Salinas and grandchild, Alexandra Del Prado.

Vicki Renee Venable, 63, of Boerne, Texas, died on Monday, October 11, 2021. A graveside service will be held on Monday, November 1 at 10 a.m. atthe San Marcos City Cemetery Pavilion. Arrangements are under the direction of Thomason Funeral Home. For more information and to sign the online registry, please visit thomasonfuneralhome.com.

Opinions

The following article is part four of a five-week series focusing on raising awareness about domestic violence. October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, and we hope to educate our community on this very important issue. 1 in 3 women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. Locally, the Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center has been serving victims of domestic and dating violence, sexual assault, and child abuse since 1978. Last year, HCWC served 2,055 victims of abuse (faceto-face) primarily from Hays and Caldwell Counties. 866 of those were victims of domestic violence.

Property taxes are higher in Texas than in all but a handful of other states. Voters know that, and when voters are interested, so are the people who depend on those voters for political survival.

The following article is part three of a five-week series focusing on raising awareness about domestic violence. October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, and we hope to educate our community on this very important issue. 1 in 3 women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. Locally, the Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center has been serving victims of domestic and dating violence, sexual assault, and child abuse since 1978. Last year, HCWC served 2,055 victims of abuse (faceto-face) primarily from Hays and Caldwell Counties. 866 of those were victims of domestic violence.

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