Birthday party for Kyle Depot and Museum free on Feb. 11

The Hays County Historical Commission invites the public to celebrate the 100-year birthday of the newly restored Kyle Depot and Museum on Feb. 11.

In addition to free tours of the museum, there will be a showing of the documentary “Next Stop Kyle,” based on the founding of Kyle by the International & Great Northern Railroad. There will also be cake and cookies for the celebration, which is from 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 11 at 400 N. Front Street, Kyle. 

 For more information, email or call 512-262-1188.

Students John Moreno and Devin Rivas look at slides through microscopes to decide which organisms are or aren’t found in the Edwards Aquifer at the Edwards Aquifer Authority station during the Science Fair at Irene K. Mendez Elementary.


Evali Ramirez uses gloves to handle an earthworm at the “What is in Your Garden Soil?” station. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY DENISE CATHEY

Ruby Gonzalez pours iron filings onto a plastic lid to demonstrate magnetism to Josiah Soto at the Society of Physics Students at Texas State.


Wellness Coordinator Sonia Martinez holds up a jar of pseudo blood to show children what happens to your blood as you consume sugar at the CTMC station.


A scene from “Tiramisu for Two” shot outside San Marcos’ iconic Yellow Store. PHOTOS SUBMITTED BY JORDAN BUCKLEY

Peter Gonzales portrays Valentino in the movie. 


Film shot in San Marcos debuts this week at The Spot

Jordan Buckley - Special to the Record

A new yet already classic San Marcos-shot feature film will screen for a week beginning Monday, thanks to the wise experimentation of theater owner Mitchell Roberts in bringing “Tiramisu for Two” to EVO’s latest concept, The Spot.

The Springtown Center parking lot where the sleek theatre resides actually hosted a scene from the international film, which follows Giorgio, a wayward protagonist in Rome who resolves to pursue his long lost love: Hope, a San Marcos gal he met decades ago.

San Marcos High School student Anngelina Rodriguez wipes off and rearranges a product display during her job shadowing at Mink Salon for SMHS Groundhog Day Job Shadowing Event.DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY DENISE CATHEY

San Marcos High School student Robert Lopez looks on as Manager Ernie Valdez III walks him through the repair process for the vehicle they are working on.


San Marcos High School student Dominique Legagneur checks the Friday issue of the San Marcos Daily Record for errors.


Businesses in San Marcos see their ‘shadows’ Feb. 2

Groundhog Day didn’t reveal any more about the weather than local residents already know — fruit trees are budding out, and there’s likely to be one more freeze coming.

But the day did bring other insights. Groundhog Day is when San Marcos High School students leave the campus to visit local shops and learn about the real world of business.

This year some 22 businesses including the San Marcos Daily Record participated, and all shadow shops and students were treated to lunch by the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce.

Traffic Update: Feb. 5-11

Projects affecting San Marcos traffic Feb 05 - 11



 WOODS ST: A segment of Woods Street between Comanche and North Street will be closed until Aug. 2018. Project Manager Scott Rouse, 512.245.2202.

W. SAN ANTONIO: Street closure on W. San Antonio St. between S. Guadalupe and S. LBJ for the GRA-Trails Trailriders Event on Monday, Feb. 6 from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. City of San Marcos Main Street Program, 512.393.8430

A chaser for the UTSA team catches Sam Houston on their heels for the easy score at the quidditch tourney. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY DONAVAN JACKSON

Texas State players look on as they begin their second match of the day.


16 teams vy for quidditch title

Donavan Jackson - News Intern

Sixteen collegiate clubs showed up to San Marcos last Saturday to compete against one another.

Were they here for soccer? No. Lacrosse? Not quite.

All 16 clubs were up bright and early for the fifth annual quidditch Diamond Cup.

It has been 20 years since J.K. Rowling introduced the world to Harry Potter. Seven books and nine films later, we are surrounded by the world of magic.

Harry Potter has made its way to universal studios, Broadway stages around the world and most recently, the quidditch pitch.

Spring Break Camp returning

The school break is quickly approaching and can be stressful for working parents to find childcare. 

The city of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department encourages residents and non-residents to take advantage of Spring Break Camp, March 13-17 from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at the San Marcos City Park Recreation Hall.


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