October 10, 2014
Save The Date! Register Today!
To celebrate the tenth year the Rattler Roundup All Class Reunion - and a decade of honoring our most distingushed alumni at San
Marcos High School, we will present the awards and recognize all of our previous honorees at the San Marcos Rattler Alumni Association’s 2014 Rattler “Purple and White” New York Social
Event on Friday, October 10 at 6 pm at the Embassy Suites and Conference Center.
This Rattler Social Event promises to be the best SMHS party in the history of the school! Dress in your uptown finest or put on your favorite jeans and boots, but wear a splash of Purple or White (or Black! ) We are going for the school spirit here!
Friday, October 10, 2014
Save the Date for this New York Themed party with a great live band and much more!
Details will be forthcoming on right here on our RattlerPride.com website as well as on our facebook page: SMHS Rattler Roundup All Class Reunion.
Click here for more details, and sponsorship opportunities for this great Rattler event!
San Marcos Named Fastest Growing City
The Texas cities of San Marcos, Frisco and Cedar Park were No. 1, 2 and 4 in percentage population growth between 2012 and 2013, each growing by at least 5 percent in that time span.
San Marcos — a city between Austin and San Antonio — has topped the list of expanding cities with more than 50,000 people for the second year in a row, showing growth of 8 percent between July 2012 and 2013 to 54,076 people.
Mayor Daniel Guerrero (SMHS Class of 1995!) noted that while the city has been enjoying steady growth for years, and set aside money to keep up, not everything has gone as planned. The Great Recession and a sudden rise in costs forced San Marcos to delay major construction. Now, it is rushing to lay down new roads, expand existing ones, add bike paths and repair or replace old utility pipelines.
"So throughout San Marcos you see a multitude of construction," Guerrero said.
(Read More Of This Associated Press Story Here.)
2014 SMHS Distinguished Alums:
A Call for Nominations
We are seeking nominations for the San Marcos High School 2014 Distinguished Alumnus Award. Award recipients are SMHS graduates from any year, who have excelled in their chosen professions who have served their community
through volunteerism and social
service, and/or leadership, integrity and stature
serve as an example to the San Marcos community and beyond.
Nomination deadline is 5 pm on August 1, 2014.
Please email your nomination information to
Diana Hendricks, DA Chair: email@example.com;
ormail it to Diana Hendricks -SMEF Distinguished Alumnus
Nomination, 1010 Tate Trail, San Marcos, TX 78666.
For more information, please call 512.618.3373, or email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We must have the nomination in writing - and it must include the nominee’s year of graduation and contact information for the nominee AND the person who submits the nomination. We look forward to hearing from you!
****Download 2014 Nomination Form HERE****
In 2011, an Outstanding Young Alumnus award
for outstanding merit or achievement that targets young alumni
under the age of 35, was created and presented for the first time.
Taryn Guerrero Davis (2003)
Jenni Finlay (1997)
The nomination process and deadline is the same
for all of the distinguished alum awards.
What's New at SMHS?
If it's been a while since you have walked the halls of SMHS, you are in for a big surprise. First, the "new" high school is amazing!
Along with great new facilities, the students are soaring to new heights with academies focusing on applied sciences, arts and communication, health and human services, hospitality, business and law, and more. The "new" San Marcos High School opened in the fall of 2007. The state of the art facility is conveniently located between IH 35 and Highway 123 off McCarty Lane.
The new big news is that in September of 2014, we will play our home opening football game in our brand new football stadium. This is the first time in the history of San Marcos High School that we will have our own football stadium. Texas State University has been generous for so many years but the university has grown so much (more than 35,000 students this year!) that scheduling Friday night games became nearly impossible.
The new multi-purpose athletic stadium will be built to seat a total of 8,000 spectators. The home side of the stadium will have a total grandstand seating capacity of 5,000, with future room to expand to 8,000. Atop the home-side grandstand will be a 4,500-square foot press box complete with various functions including a large film deck, coaches and scouting booths, radio and announcement booths, and even a large open multi-purpose area. The visitor side of the stadium will have a total grandstand seating capacity of 3,000, bringing the stadium total to 8,000. Down at the concourse level, amenities will include two sets of restrooms and concession stands at each end to accommodate the capacity of events. Additional alternate storage for event and field equipment will be located underneath the home side grandstands.
At the north end zone, a half-time facility will close off the stadium. This building will not only provide home and visitor team locker rooms for half time adjustments, but also will provide a central training room and officials’ locker room. A synthetic turf field with SMHS logo designs will complete the new multi-purpose athletic stadium. The turf field will be appropriate size for both competition football and soccer.
The new stadium project will also include extensive parking to accommodate the large crowds and an open grandstand entry plaza that will connect the stadium to the rest of the existing high school athletic complex.
2014 marks the tenth year the San Marcos Education Foundation has recognized outstanding SMHS graduates. Listed below are the previous honorees.
For photos and biographical sketches of the honorees, please click here.
2013 Distinguished Alumni
Wade Butler (1964)
Brenda Perkins Butler (1967)
Homer Guerrero 91968
Rodney Bingham (1969)
Allan Van Fleet (1971)
Scott Burton (1976)
Outstanding Young Alumna:
Jenni Finlay (1997)
2012 Distinguished Alumni
Rita Morrison Jones (1961)
Ed Wiley (1962)
Becky Davis Tomblin (1964)
George Hansen (1976)
Mike Wacker (1980)
Veronica Gonzales (1982)
Kevin Brown (1985)
2011 Distinguished Alumni
Patty Sherrill Sullivan (1944)
Tony Walker (1977)
Rene Ruiz (1978)
Andrea Murdock-McDaniel (1982)
Helen Lowman (1984)
Steven Farr (1989)
Outstanding Young Alumna:
Taryn Guerrero Davis (2003)
2010 Distinguished Alumni
Jimmie Scott (1954)
Loraine Harrison (1965)
Charles Soechting (1969)
David Peterson (1974)
Sandra Cavazos (1979)
Darrell “Chip” Hamlin (1981)
2009 Distinguished Alumni
Rebecca Y. Mendez Sierra (1965)
Dr. Tino Villanueva (1960)
Dr. Janet Barton Speer (1965)
Dr. Ellen Grimm, MD (1984)
Dawn Breihan-Hopp (1971)
Dolores Aguirre McAllister (1969)
Linda Gregg Fields (1964)
2008 Distinguished Alumni
Frank Contreras (1954)
Liz Champagne Johnson (1969)
Randall Morris (1965)
John Roberts ((1962)
Dottie Sims (1940)
Cinnamon Linda Strassman (1983)
Melba Vasquez (1962)
2007 Distinguished Alumni
Frank Arredondo (1965)
William Pennington (1960)
Richard Phillips (1962)
Ruben Ruiz, Jr. (1969)
Rob Thomas (1983)
Tricia Tingle (1973)
2006 Distinguished Alumni
William W. Burnett (1956)
John A. Diaz (1961)
Troy Kimmel (1975)
Ross King (1954)
Dale Linebarger (1961)
Harry Max Reasoner (1956)
Virginia Witte (1956)
2005 Distinguished Alumni
Joyce Abel (1958)
Dolores Crittendon (1956)
Richard Cruz (1965)
Reece Morrison (1964)
Dr. Gwen K. Smith (1933)
Handler Smith (1953)