County may extend park’s swim season

Anita Miller - Managing Editor

Spring doesn’t officially arrive until March 20, but Hays County’s elected officials are looking ahead.

That includes thinking about Jacob’s Well, the artesian spring that has become hugely popular to locals and visitors alike.

Because of its popularity, county commissioners moved in recent years to restrict the hours of operation and to require visitors to sign up for a particular slot of swimming time. Swimming season has been traditionally been open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. 


Beebe lectures plumb writings of C.S. Lewis

Rachel Willis - Staff Reporter

C.S. Lewis is an author whose work has fluidly connected and engaged generations for decades. Dr. Steven Beebe, professor of communication studies at Texas State University, will be teaching a six-week course at the San Marcos Public Library focusing on C.S. Lewis as a master communicator.

Happy Davis, 1st Alternate Bass 1, Brandon Kobayashi, 2nd Chair Bass 1, and Steven Morales, 1st Chair, Tenor 2. PHOTOS COURTESY OF SAN MARCOS CISD

Steven Morales, Brandon Kobayashi, Samuel DeLeon, Happy Davis, Emma Reinhuber, Rachel Heiser, and Directors Dawn Sheridan-Reinbhuber and Brigitte Smith.


SMHS choir members will perform with Texas All-State Choir

Brandon Kobayashi and Steven Morales, members of the San Marcos High School Choir Department, will perform with the Texas All-State Choir in San Antonio, Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center as part of the 2017 Texas Music Educators Association Clinic/Convention. In addition, Happy Davis, also a member of the SMHS Choir Department, was chosen as first-alternate. Morales is 1st Chair Tenor 2, and Kobayashi is 2nd Chair Bass 1.

Rebecca Bell-Metereau, Mayor John Thomaides and Amy Kirwin attended the event in support of the League of Women Voters. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY LAUARA AEBI

Jane Hughson has been a member of the LWV for decades.


Guests mingle at the annual wine and beer tasting held at Quail Creek Country Club.


Vickye Lambdin serves Cindy Gratz an ounce of wine.


Wine, beer tasting funds LWV projects

Rachel Willis - Staff Reporter

The League of Women Voters (LWV) hosted their annual fundraiser Jan. 26 at the Quail Creek Country Club.

On the table were samplings of wine from Lubbock-based McPherson Cellars and beer from Hops and Grain Brewing, a soon-to-be San Marcos brewery, along with hors d’oeuvres.The event also hosted a silent auction featuring gift certificates to local restaurants, gift baskets and other goods.

The Gary Job Corps Community Relations Council presented a Law Enforcement Appreciation Award to the Lockhart Corrections Facility for their contribution to the community. Awarding the Plaque to Warden James Frawner were Lonnie Hall, Gary Job Corps Center director and John Peterson, senior vice president, Management Training & Training. Pictured Frawner, Asst. Warden Mary Holligan, from MTC, John Peterson, senior VP, Todd Markham, director of Social Development, Vanessa Vasquez, director of Education and Training,  David Doty, VP Education and Training, Michael Bell, VP Corrections, Dan Joslin, VP Region II CorrectionpPrincipal Kyle Corrections, from Gary Job Corps, Lonnie Hall, center director, Susanne Ritter, CTR supervisor, and Randolph Goodman, business community liaison. PHOTO COURTESY OF GARY JOB CORPS


Fire destroys Victoria mosque

VICTORIA, Texas (AP) — An early-morning fire has destroyed a Texas mosque that had been a target of hatred in the past.

The Victoria Advocate ( ) reports that a convenience store clerk spotted smoke and flames billowing from the Islamic Center of Victoria at around 2 a.m. Saturday and called the fire department.

Jeff Cowan, battalion chief for the city’s fire department, says firefighters and police officers found the mosque completely consumed in flames when they arrived.

Meeting in Lockhart will examine wastewater issues

Staff Reports

Staggering growth isn’t limited to Hays County. Big projects are underway next door in Caldwell County too, and as farms and ranches give way to housing developments, concepts like “smart growth” and “sustainable land management” come to the fore.

To help residents keep up with what’s coming and how to deal with it, the Plum Creek Watershed Partnership will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. on Feb. 9 at the Lockhart State Park Recreation Hall.

Dinner will be provided free, courtesy of the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA).


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