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.

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.


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