Screenshot from the new, locally-made short film “The World is Yours” by the Films to Defend Cooperative, a crew of San Marcos filmmakers producing multi-genre short films. PHOTO COURTESY OF SAN MARCOS CINEMA CLUB

Local short films and live music at Cinema Club’s free Back-to-School-Special Jan. 28

The San Marcos Cinema Club will host a free evening of numerous locally-made short films at Kiva Lounge on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 8 p.m., featuring some of the city’s finest cinematic talents.
The event — titled The Back-to-School Special —will also consist of a showcase of San Marcos-area musicians, including Jame Gumb, Hard Copy, BluMoon, Von Richter & The Cold Tony’s, alternating on twin stages throughout the night.

Signs along Wonder World Drive alert Frost Bank customers of the coming change. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY RACHEL WILLIS

Several drive-through lanes are available for customers.

Frost Bank Wonder World Drive location adding story, workers

Rachel Willis - Staff Reporter
Frost Bank is renovating its Wonder World location as the financial institution’s new local headquarters.
The Frost Bank Financial Center located on Wonder World Drive is currently under renovation to become a two-story location housing employees from the Wonder World and some employees from the Guadalupe location.
According to Frost Bank Market President of San Marcos John Schott, the bank is going to maintain a downtown presence but some of the employees from the downtown location will be transferred to the new facility.

Parks Board Members (from left) Frank Contreras, Sue Cohen, Paul Murray and Larry Mock discuss the proposed San Marcos River walkway. PHOTO BY JOSHUA N. MORRISON

Parks and Recreation Board tackles river walkway, library art

Joshua N. Morrison - Special to the Record
The San Marcos Parks and Recreation Board met Jan 19 to discuss recent developments in the city’s efforts to construct a walkway along the San Marcos River.
The proposed walkway would connect the east and west sides of San Marcos and was to be partially funded by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). The project, however, has been set back because TxDOT withdrew their financial support.

Hays County Crisis Negotitions Team takes 1st place in conference

Hays County Sheriff Gary Cutler and San Marcos Police Chief Chase Stapp have announced that the combined Hays County Crisis Negotiations Team took first place at the annual Crisis and Hostage Negotiation Seminar and Conference held in San Marcos this past Jan. 9- 11.
 More than 30 teams participated including teams from Canada, Oregon, California, Florida, Kansas and Missouri.
Every January, the School of Criminal Justice at Texas State University opens its doors to a number of Crisis and Hostage Negotiation teams from around the nation.

The San Marcos Planning & Zoning Commission will vote tonight on whether to name the alley north of the courthouse “Kissing Alley,” as it has long been called. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY ANITA MILLER

Kissing Alley


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