Bobbie Turnbo

New principal relishes her role

Russell Wilde - Staff Reporter
When Bobbie Turnbo walked into San Marcos High School back in September, it was her first time in the building and her first day as interim principal.
“It was like walking into home,” she said “It was absolutely amazing. I talked to the faculty, it was very comfortable, they were very welcoming, I think they very much want some systems and structures in place and they want to do well.”

Old Seguin murder case getting new attention

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is asking for the public’s help in solving the 2002 murder of Mikiko Kasahara, 21, in Seguin. As part of the DPS public awareness program, one unsolved case is featured each month by the Texas Rangers Unsolved Crimes Investigation Team in an effort to generate new investigative leads and bring added attention to unresolved or “cold cases” across the state.

Rep. Jason Isaac (center) with other members of the Texas Conservative Coalition. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Isaac joins other lawmakers in new Pledge with Texans

AUSTIN — Rep. Jason Isaac (R-Dripping Springs) was among lawmakers who announced earlier this week the Texas Conservative Coalition’s Pledge with Texans, a six-point pledge to support and vote for conservative values during the 85th Legislative Session.
The six core principles of the Pledge with Texans are:
• Protecting constitutional rights;
• Advancing economic freedom by reducing barriers for first-time employers and job seekers;
• Promoting government reform, accountability, and fiscal responsibility;

Conference to examine Obama legacy

Texas State University’s Center for International Studies will host a two-day conference Feb. 2-3, featuring prominent scholars from across Texas and the United State discussing the likely domestic and foreign policy legacies of the Obama administration.
Conference sessions will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days in the third floor meeting rooms at the LBJ Student Center on campus. The keynote speeches will take place both days at 7 p.m. at the Alkek Library Teaching Theatre.

San Marcos CISD Board of Trustees President Clem Cantu presents an appreciation plaque to Michelle Harper, director of the United Way of Hays & Caldwell Counties, on Jan. 23 as trustees (from left) Anne Halsey, Miguel Arredondo, Lupe Costilla, John McGlothlin, Kathy Hansen and Margie Villalpando look on. PHOTO COURTESY OF IRIS CAMPBELL/SAN MARCOS CISD

SMCISD recognizes contributions of United Way

The San Marcos CISD Board OF TRUSTEES recognized the United Way of Hays & Caldwell Counties on Monday, Jan. 23, for their contributions to the district.
“Education is a cornerstone in the mission of the United Way of Hays & Caldwell Counties, as it is essential to the success of the communities,” Superintendent of Schools Michael Cardona said. “The United Way partners with San Marcos CISD programs in PreK through high school. Literacy initiatives are top tier with projects such as Born Learning and Read to Succeed implemented at an early age.

First case of CWD detected in free-ranging Texas whitetail

Chronic wasting disease has been detected in a hunter harvested 1 1/2 –year-old white-tailed buck submitted for sampling within Surveillance Zone 3 in Medina County. This marks the first confirmed case of CWD in a free-ranging Texas whitetail.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) are taking steps to deploy an early detection and containment strategy designed to limit the spread of CWD from the affected area and better understand the distribution and prevalence of the disease.

Cub Scout Pack 18 held a Pine Box Derby recently at Dick’s Classic Car Museum. Among those looking on were (from left) Nora Friedman, Marcus Friedman Carter Cockrell, Anthony Garcia and Rowan Cockrell. PHOTOS COURTESY OF KIM ANDERSON

The “cars” were very creative, this one resembling a dragonfly.

Scouts watch their “cars” near the finish line.


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