By Matt Gurrevitz
According to the San Marcos Police, a father went shopping with his two daughters in the San Marcos Wal-Mart on Sunday, September 7. While they were shopping an unknown man came up to one of the little girls and told her he had free toys for her, and the little girl then proceeded to follow the unknown man out the door. The other little girl saw this happen, and she then alerted her father where her sister was going. The father then approached the unknown man and his daughter, and then the unknown man ran away before the father could talk to him. The father and daughter described the man as Hispanic, wearing a white shirt, black shorts, a gold necklace and lock socks. Police are still searching for the unknown man.
Last week, on September 4 and 8, two samples of San Marcos water were taken near the Hays County Government Center. These two samples showed lead results above EPA action levels, and San Marcos was forced to take action. The city did their best to get rid of the lead in the water, and testing occurred again on Wednesday, September 10. The test results showed no detectable amounts of lead, but the city will conduct a sampling plan to try to determine the cause of elevated lead levels found in the water distribution system near the complex.
Texas State Alum Julie Wisdom-Wild has been named Woman of the Year by the San Antonio Business Journal. The Woman of the Year award recognizes women who have demonstrated a lifetime of achievement and has benefited the community with her experiences, inspiration and leadership. Wisdom-Wild is the CEO of a non-profit substance abuse treatment center and has also received the Inspirational Leadership Award. Wisdom-Wild graduated from Texas State in 2006, and was a part of the university’s Applied Arts and Sciences program.
San Marcos is continuing to renovate the city by closing the Edward Gary and Hutchinson intersection starting September 15 till September 29 for reconstruction. Traffic will detour to the alleys adjacent to the work area. Also, the LBJ and University Drive intersection will have one westbound lane open on University Drive, and the eastbound lane will be closed for intersection reconstruction.