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Alba Ranch in Dripping Springs was recognized by the court as having historical significance.
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Commissioners Court Recognizes the Alba Ranch Historical Marker

The Hays County Commissioners Court adopted a proclamation recognizing the historical significance of the Alba Ranch in Dripping Springs, while the Texas Historical Commission has recognized the Alba Ranch as a significant part of Texas history by awarding it an Official Texas Historical Marker through the Undertold Program. The historical marker honors the Alba Ranch as an important and educational part of local Dripping Springs history.

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Dear Abby

New mother refuses to let her grandma hold the baby

DEAR ABBY: My oldest daughter, “Kate,” is 22. Her baby is now 6 months old. She is the first grandchild and great-grandchild. Kate refuses to allow my mom to hold her baby. My mom has held the baby a couple of times, but my daughter immediately swooped in and took the baby from her. During the last family gathering, Kate wouldn’t let me hold the baby either, because she said I might let my mom hold the baby.

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Lemuel Bradshaw, United Tissue Resources communications director, accepts the proclamation from Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra and the Hays County Commissioners Court naming April as National Donate Life Month in Hays County.
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Hays County organ, eye and tissue donors up 7% from last year

Sometimes lives can be cut short prematurely, and priceless organs and tissues can be donated to people who really need them, ensuring that something positive comes out of a tragedy. The Hays County Commissioners Court recognized this by proclaiming April 2023 as National Donate Life Month in Hays County. The county urges all residents to consider becoming donors.

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The city of San Marcos had its Spring Native Plant Sale and Sustainability Fair at the Discovery Center on April 6. There will be an additional plant sale opportunity April 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., according to the city’s website. The plant sale offered a variety of native and adapted plants, including perennials, grasses, shrubs, trees, and organic vegetables and herbs. Knowledgeable staff were available to assist with plant questions. Local organizations were onsite for the Sustainability Fair to discuss environmental efforts and how you can get involved in sustainability initiatives. There was also tunes by Chief and The-DoomsdayDevice. Top, the Native Plant sale was buzzing with community members. Bottom left, Jordan Washburn and Amy Thomaides of the city of San Marcos' Resource Recovery Center tell Discovery Center Plant sale goers about upcoming river cleanups. Bottom right, Eric Beckers of The Hill Country Native Plant Society educates the public on native plants and their benefits.
Daily Record photos by Shannon West


Spring Native Plant Sale and Sustainability Fair

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The city of San Marcos is hosting the 6th annual Summer Fan Drive to help residents who need some assistance staying cool through the summer. Last year they received 118 fans.
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City accepting donations for 6th annual Summer Fan Drive

The city of San Marcos is partnering with Salvation Army San Marcos to accept donations benefiting members of our community that do not have or cannot afford air conditioning.

A new Texas law allows schools to hire chaplains as counselors. So far, one school has opted into the program.

Last year, Texas passed a law allowing school districts to recruit chaplains using school safety funds. So far, only one school has employed a full-time religious mentor to counsel students, according to staffing data from the Texas Education Agency.

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ECONOMIST: The Short-Term Outlook for the US Economy

The US economy continues to defy the expectations of many, gaining jobs at a surprising pace given the challenges that seem to pop up constantly. Barring a major setback, we should see the expansionary pattern continue (possibly with some bumps along the way). Here’s a brief look at my latest projections for the US economy and factors affecting likely performance.


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