Tuesday News Rundown (10-07-2014)

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By Angelica Cobos
News Reporter

Blood Moon
The last Blood Moon of the year occurs tomorrow morning. Courtesy photo.

San Marcos City Council approved a deal to obtain a traffic study on the intersection of Sessom Drive and Academy Street on Monday. The plan is projected to cost more than $26,000. Texas State will reimburse the city for the cost of the study. Actions may be taken to improve the intersection pending the study results.

Mayor Daniel Guerrero is proclaiming this week Women In San Marcos Week. Since 1984, 122 women have been inducted into the city’s hall of fame. This year the city honors three outstanding women: Connie Bagley, Linda Pennington and Rachel Sanborn. Trey Hatt, San Marcos spokesman, said these women were nominated by the community in recognition of their positive leadership roles and contribution to the city. The ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. Monday at the San Marcos Activity Center.

Tonight is National Night Out. Along with the traditional porch-sitting and lights on, various areas sponsor locally-tailored events, such as block parties, cookouts, parades, visits from law enforcement, rallies and marches. This event has been successful in the promotion of involvement in crime and drug prevention activities, strengthening police-community relations and encouraging neighborhood gatherings as a part of the fight for safer streets. This event has been going on since 1984 and has grown to involve more than 27 million people from more than 8,700 communities.

Tomorrow morning will be the second and final blood moon of the year. The reddish tint that will cover the moon begins at 4:25 a.m. and lasts until 5:24 a.m. No special glasses or gadgets to view it are needed, but people who want to get a clearer view can use a telescope.

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