Jenny May Stewart’s 2nd graders learned about energy and momentum as they created two ramps that were different heights. Students, left to right, are: Leslie Rodriguez, Alex Cabrera, and Camila Guzman. PHOTOS BY DONNA PERKINS

Tristan Brown participated in the 3rd grade Science Camp by creating a marshmallow launcher. His teacher, Jennifer Watson, said, “Students experimented with force and motion and were encouraged to use different strengths  of force to reach their target.” 


Council, P&Z to hold joint meeting Monday

The San Marcos City Council and Planning & Zoning Commission will attend a joint workshop Monday focused on Code SMTX the city’s new development code. This is the first of two joint meetings that will be held before both bodies consider approving it.

Code SMTX is the rewrite of the land development code, intended to work with the city’s masterplan. The proposal aims to streamline the development process, move development away from neighborhoods and the San Marcos River, protect existing neighborhood character and attract affordable high-quality projects.

Miller out, Jamison in as interim city manager

Russell Wilde - Staff Reporter

The city of San Marcos has a new interim City Manager. Jared Miller’s last day with the city was Friday. He is expected to start in his new position as the City Manager of Amarillo by Feb. 20. His replacement, the interim city manager, is longtime Assistant City Manager Collette Jamison.

Jamison has served as the interim city manager before. Back in 2007 while the city replaced outgoing City Manager Dan O’Leary she held the position. She worked in many roles at the city over the last nearly three decades. 

Hays County Historical Commission members joined Commissioners Court members and others to celebrate the 200th birthday of Hays County namesake Jack C. Hays. Left to right, front row, Pct. 4 Commissioner Ray Whisenant, Ralph Randow, Trish Randow, Pct. 1 Commissioner Debbie Gonzales Ingalsbe, Pct. 3 Commissioner Will Conley, SarahAnn Lowther, Ralph Meyer, County Judge Bert Cobb, M.D., Pct. 2 Commissioner Mark Jones, Historical Commission Chair Kate Johnson, Luanne Cullen, Dr. Henry Oles, Marie Bassett, Marian Oles, Ofelia Vasquez Philo, Jo Ann Lowe, Jerry Moore, (back row) former Texas Ranger Tommy Ratliff, Area Texas Ranger Trampas Gooding, Delbert Bassett, Linda Coker, Cindy Meyer and Eric Beckers. PHOTO COURTESY OF HAYS COUNTY


County’s founder honored on 200th anniversary of his birth

The Hays County Commissioners Court and Hays County Historical Commission Tuesday celebrated the Jan. 28, 2017 bicentennial birthday of its namesake, John (Jack C.) Coffee Hays, with the Court proclaiming Jan. 21-28 as Col. John Coffee Hays Week. 

Traffic Update: Projects affecting San Marcos traffic Dec. 18-24 Online:  

Projects affecting San Marcos traffic Jan. 29 – Feb 04



WOODS ST: A segment of Woods Street between Comanche and North Street will be closed during construction of the new Texas State University Engineering & Science Building until Aug. 2018. Project Manager Scott Rouse, 512-245-2202.


Science Instructional Coach Maria Thompson shows third grader Eduardo Torres a candy heart suspended in vegetable oil as part of a student science experiment to discover what happens to the hearts in different liquids. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY DENISE CATHEY

First grader Jadyn Garcia looks at the display for “What will happen when we put candy hearts into different liquids?” experiment during the Science Fair at De Zavala Elementary.

Third grader Eliza Corona looks at the “Flower Power” display for an experiment about what solution keeps carnations fresh longest.


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