Members of the AFJROTC “Diamondbacks” CyberTeam are shown from left to right: Jennifer Torres, Jocelyn Gregorio, Larissa Del Bosque, Michelle Torres, Alyce Parra, Lizzette Del Bosque. PHOTO COURTESY OF ANTHONY WILLIAMS

SMHS ‘CyberPatriot’ team does well at national meet

A team of high school students from San Marcos High School Air Force JROTC  recently completed an exceptional round of competition in the ninth season of CyberPatriot – the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition.
Established by the Air Force Association, the CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Education Program was created to excite, educate, and motivate students toward careers in cybersecurity and other science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation’s future.

Freshman Gabe Ortiz named to All-State Band on trumpet

San Marcos High School freshman trumpet player Gabe Ortiz made the All-State Band on Saturday, Jan. 7, in the Area Competition held at the University of Texas in Austin.
He had progressed through making All District Band, All Region Band, All Regional Orchestra and Area to qualify for All State.
Rattler Band Director Damon Knight said, “Of the eight trumpets that advanced to the competition from our area, there were only two freshmen. The rest were all seniors. Gabe also made the TMEA Regional Orchestra and Regional Jazz Band this year.”

Student housing, like the Capstone Cottages, is one of the types of housing regulated by CodeSMTX. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY DENISE CATHEY

Code a future for San Marcos

Russell Wilde - Staff Reporter

When San Marcos Planning Manager Abby Gillfillan addressed a joint meeting of the city council and the planning and zoning commission this week she asked a question.

“What have we seen in terms of new development in San Marcos over the past years?” she asked. “We have seen either single-family detached houses or big multifamily development. We haven’t seen apartments, and we haven’t seen anything in between.”

Student’s death is still being probed

Anita Miller - Managing Editor

The party at which Jordin Taylor died was, by official opinion, out of control.

According to Lt. Jerry Rios of the Guadalupe County Sheriff’s Office, deputies had visited the Halloween party thrown by four fraternities at Cool River Ranch around 10 p.m. on Oct. 28 and told those in charge there were “way too many people” attending. 

“Mini murals” have changed the look of traffic control boxes across the city. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY DENISE CATHEY

A prawn and a salamander adorn the box at the corner of Post Road and Uhland Road.


Beautifying San Marcos one traffic box at a time

Colton Ashabranner - Staff Reporter

In efforts to add color and vibrance to the city streetscape, four traffic control boxes owned and maintained by the city were given a makeover as a project by the San Marcos Arts Commission. 

The city owns and manages a total of five traffic control boxes. The remaining boxes in the city are owned by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and managed by the department as well as by the city.


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