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Entertainer Dean Mark “Big Daddy” sings “America the Beautiful” at the Firecracker Golf Tournament.

The San Marcos GI Forum’s 18th Annual Firecracker Golf Tournament Classic was a great success — ending with a Firecracker Boom! We were blessed with good weather as we wound

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has approved the Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP). The HCP addresses water withdrawals and the potential impacts of these

An example of Michael Hannon’s art.
Photo submitted by The Price Center.

Based on the success of their inaugural partnership, the LifeLong Learning Organization of San Marcos (LLL) and Price Center are teaming up again to present two more workshops featuring local

An SMEU lineman in a bucket works to restore power.
Daily Record photo by Gerald Castillo

Those who had the option fired up their generators on Thursday as a power outage hit a significant portion of San Marcos. The city’s director of Public Services Tom Taggart

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Georgia Southern is going back to its roots. 

I mention being physically fit in my columns on occasion and never really give it much thought after that.

Photo from Beth Darnell

It’s mid-July and we are all enduring the extreme heat of summer.  My friend, Mile Bailey, called me from his home in Pennsylvania the other day.

Photo by Gerald Castillo

Recent Texas State graduate Taeler Deer signed with Kouvottaret, a team based out of Kouvola, Finland, to continue her basketball career at the pro


Tomato plants are incredibly easy to propagate from cuttings. By simply pruning healthy suckers from the plant and transplanting them in soil, you can double or even quadruple the amount of plants – and tomatoes.
Photo courtesy of Joe Urbach

Ahh, July, we complain about the heat, lack of rain and humidity, but the most amazing complaint I here now is, “My tomato plants are too big!” Yep, some gardeners

The mermaid called “Before Us,” by artist Dianna Weems, has been installed at San Marcos Plaza Park. The other nine should be in place by Monday, the city says.
Daily Record photo by Toy Mendez


The Mermaid Society SMTX is ramping up for another year of festivities, and part of those preparations mean naming the individuals that will serve as this year’s Royal Court. 2018


Maria DeJesus Delgado

Maria DeJesus Delgado (Grandma Chuy), 96, of San Marcos, TX passed away at her home on Tuesday, July 10, surrounded by her loving family. Maria was born in Guanajuato, Mexico

Marla Stephenson Pullin of San Marcos, Texas, passed away on Monday, July 2, 2018, at the age of 49. Marla’s life was celebrated Saturday, July 7, 2018, in the Pennington

Bill Petersen of Martindale, Texas, husband of Patricia Petersen, passed away on Monday, July 9, 2018, at the age of 78. Private Family services. Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, San


As a responsible pet owner, I’m usually exasperated by the human race at this point every summer. I have to endure listening to the media remind knuckleheads that animals DO

Editor, Mr. Stallones’  letter on the opinion page last Sunday was informative about some of the positive aspects and actions of the NRA. However, he failed to answer some very

Dear Editor, The controversy just won’t die. The sports reporters won’t let it die. The team owners won’t let it die. Even Donald Trump gets into the act regularly. The

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