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Many heirloom varieties of okra are resurfacing from the gardens of the past, including the Hill Country Red, a vivid velvety red okra from right here in Central Texas.
Photo courtesy of Joe Urbach

Growth in gardening:

Okra. With that one word many readers have chosen to move on to another article in the paper. But if you have made it this far you are either a

Volunteers do a variety of services at the job sites from weeding and digging garden plots to scraping paint and restaining wooden decks, like these three volunteers during the 2017 event.
Submitted photo

Above right, volunteer Kristin Olansen displays the microlitter she collected from the corner of San Antonio and Guadalupe streets in downtown.

2017 Texas State University Bobcat Build volunteers Kaylyn Remsing, Taylor Thornton, Ashley Redding and Kristin Olansen pick up litter on San Antonio Street during the annual cleanup event.
Daily Record file photos by Rachel Willis

Above left, 2017 Bobcat Build volunteers hold up a “What goes here flows here” sign after picking up trash that would have otherwise become stormwater pollution.
Submitted photo

Bobcat Build canceled for the first time

Texas State University’s largest collective day of volunteer work for the community, Bobcat Build, was canceled for the first time since its creation in 2001. Thousands of volunteers and workers

May 18 was “Kids To Parks Day in San Marcos.” From left to right are Mayor Jane Hughson, Drew Wells, Bert Stratemann, Christie Murillo, Catherine Marler, Dr. Ed Mihalkanin, Jennifer Mach, Nick Riali, Kristy Stark and Lane Supak.

May 5-11 was Public Service Recognition Week. Front row from left to right are Mayor Jane Hughson, Lt. Oliver Johnson, Patrick Connally, Melinda Fotinos, Stephanie Vargas, Yvonne Palacios, Rachel Ingle, Mary Earls, Melinda Perez, Charlotte Wattigny, City Manager Bert Lumbreras. Back row from left to right is Steven Anderson, Clancy Hardin, Agent Greg Lewis, Jim Gibson, Aaron Crawford, Ted Groholske, Tyler Hjorth, Jeff Caldwell, Dr. Ed Mihalkanin, Mike Sturm and Sarah Smith.

Above left, May 6-10 was Economic Development Week. From left to right are Mayor Jane Hughson, Eli Zablosky, John Ellis, Marissa Cooney, Dr. Ed Mihalkanin, Adriana Cruz, Christian Duran and Laurie Hartz.

Above right, May 5-11 was Travel and Tourism Week. From left to right are Mayor Jane Hughson, Rebecca Ybarra-Ramirez, Steven Anderson, Clancy Hardin, Charlotte Wattigny, Yvonne Palacios, Sarah Smith and Denise Pardo. Don Anders photos

Friday, May 3 was Shannon FitzPatrick Day. From left to right are Mayor Jane Hughson, Shannon FitzPatrick and Dr. Ed Mihalkanin. The month of May is “Older Americans Month.” From left to right are Mayor, Jane Hughson, Sandra Martinez, Jennifer Mach, Christie Murillo, Marianne Reese, Dr. Ed Mihalkanin, Nick Riali, Marie Goble, Drew Wells and Wayne Schurter. May 5-11 was Municipal Clerks Week. From left to right are City Clerk Jamie Lee Case, Lucia Cordova, Dr. Ed Mihalkanin, Elizabeth Trevino and Deputy City Clerk Tammy Cook.

City of San Marcos issues various May proclamations


Roger F. Handte

Roger F. Handte, age 76 of Universal City, TX passed away May 15, 2019. Graveside service with Military Honors at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery, May 28, 2019 at 10:45

Bill Bishop

Bill Bishop, age 91 of Wimberley, TX passed away May 9, 2019. Cremation arrangements under the direction of Legends Funeral Home.

Above, Texas State graduates Jacqueline Parchois, Lauren Lee, Hannah Jones and Shannon Tefertiller jump into the San Marcos River to celebrate after a commencement ceremony on Thursday. Marissela Baker showcases her floral designed mortarboard during Texas State’s College of Fine Arts and Communication and The Graduate College commencement ceremony on Thursday inside Strahan Arena.
Daily Record photos by Gerald Castillo

Above, Texas State President Dr. Denise M. Trauth leads the procession into Strahan Area with a smile. In the conferring of degrees, Trauth stated the class of 2019 in the College of Fine Arts and Communications was the largest in school history. Texas State graduates display their mortarboards during Thursday’s commencement ceremony for the College of Fine Arts and Communications.
Daily Record photos by Gerald Castillo

Celebrating commencement at TXST



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