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American GI Forum of San Marcos to honor local veterans at cemetery in Reedville

The American GI Forum of San Marcos Chapter will be celebrating Memorial Day Remembrance by participating in honoring all of the U.S. Military Veterans from the San Marcos area that are buried at the San Juan Cemetery-Reedville, Texas. There are 75 veterans from all military branches ranging from World War I, World War II, Korean Conflict, Vietnam and other Conflict Unknown. The ceremonial program will begin with welcoming remarks by 1967 Vietnam Veteran Felix A. Perez at 11 a.m. The invocation blessing and departure prayer will be done by Deacon Robert Gutierrez from St. John’s Catholic Church of San Marcos and followed by the recite of Pledge of Allegiance. The “Memorial Day” message, history of the day gathering and is to commemorate the 75 Veterans buried at San Juan Cemetery. Recently a headstones count of the gravesites of the deceased veterans by Linda Perez was gathered from the veterans’ San Juan cemetery plot. As part of the ceremony a roll call, calling out the names and branch of service of the 75 buried at cemetery, was held. Any attending family members may participate by accepting and placing an American Flag at the gravesite of their veteran. The public from surrounding communities, family members, all veterans as well as non-vets are invited. Many thanks to Caldwell County VFW Post 8927, their Quartermaster-Melissa Estrada located in Lockhart, Texas for providing the American flags.

KZSM — Save the Date for Krazy Zoo San Marcos August 24-5

Once again, KZSM will take our celebration of our diverse, wonderfully creative community out of the studio for everyone to share and enjoy. Save the dates of Saturday and Sunday, August 24 and 25, for Krazy Zoo San Marcos, a free, family- friendly festival at Plaza Park. The name expands the letters of our call sign to describe a community that’s as varied and exciting as a zoo full of exotic animals, and just crazy enough to produce something unexpected, like, say, unicycle football.

How to increase speed and the workouts to use

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How to increase speed and the workouts to use

For a runner that wants to get faster for entering races, the required workout once or twice a week should include a speed workout. The most common form of speed workouts is intervals on a track. There is a wide variety of intervals that will increase a runner’s speed in a race. When you mention intervals as a speed workout most runners think of the distance they run as a faster pace. The interval is actually the time between bouts of running. How much time is spent either resting or running slower before the next burst of a faster pace. The distance for the speed part of the interval varies from running the straightaways (about 100 yards), and walking or jogging the curves of the track to 200’s or half a lap on a quarter mile track, to running a complete lap, to running four laps (one mile). These varied distances are all good for increasing a runner’s time in a race. The key to making the workout a success is how much time is spent between each bout of faster pace running. The ‘rest’ interval varies from walking an equal distance to doing a slow jog, to slowing down to an easy run. An example of running a quarter mile lap for the speed portion and then doing the ‘interval’ between can be walking a quarter mile, jogging a quarter mile, walking or jogging half a lap, to doing a timed rest period of :30 seconds before running another fast lap.

Exploring Nature: Backyard Birds
Exploring Nature: Backyard Birds
Exploring Nature: Backyard Birds

Left, a mourning dove broods over an egg and a newly-hatched chick in a nest above a carport this past April. Three days later, both hatchlings rely on their parents for food while they grow and prepare to fledge. Mourning doves may have up to six clutches per year with a typical clutch size of two eggs.
Photos by Jason Cook

Exploring Nature: Backyard Birds

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New Zion Baptist Church, previously First Baptist Church NBC, celebrated the Day of Pentecost Sunday. Top, the choir opened the service with music. There was a full band that played while they sang, including a bass player, guitar player, keyboard player and drummer. Top right, Pastor Colby Cotton sang with the choir and preached along to the music. Middle right, City Manager Stephanie Reyes and Constable David Peterson reacted to the acknowledgment they received for their service to the community along with the other officials. Bottom right, during the sermon, the choir stood to the side of the pulpit with the rest of the band. Left, the Faith in Motion program at the church involves interpretive dance as worship.
Daily Record photos by Shannon West

DAY OF PENTECOST

New Zion Baptist Church, previously First Baptist Church NBC before its recent name change, celebrated the Day of Pentecost on Sunday, and most in the church wore white to commemorate this special day. There were also many public figures in attendance, including San Marcos Mayor Jane Hughson, City Council Member Saul Gonzales, City Council Member Jude Prather, City Manager Stephanie Reyes, Police Chief Stan Standridge, Hays County Constable Pct. 1 David Peterson and Hays County Commissioner Debbie Gonzales Ingalsbe. According to Christianity.com, Pentecost is observed on the seventh Sunday after Easter when, as it goes in the bible, the Holy Spirit filled the church with power and added 3,000 new believers. In Acts 2 of the bible, after Jesus ascended into heaven, his followers were gathered together when the Holy Spirit “filled the whole house where they were sitting.” According to Acts 2:4, each of the people in the room could hear the Galileans speaking in their native tongue, which the Holy Spirit enabled.

School board approves flexible attendance program for students in need

Some students need to work in order to support the rest of the family. It can be a reality of life. That may be just one example, but attendance standards at school can be difficult to meet for a variety of reasons as well. The school district wants to make sure that no student is left behind, particularly those that are close to dropping out, which can occur for various reasons that are out of the students control. The San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees approved the Optional Flexible School Day Program for the 2024-2025 school year at the regularly scheduled meeting Monday in order to ensure the allowance of flexibility in student scheduling to account for individual needs and promote graduation for all students.

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