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Owners Danita Hayes and David Graffagnini will be hosting Perk Up's grand opening today, Dec. 8. The ribbon-cutting event will feature a T-shirt giveaway and complimentary mimosas. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY LAURA AEBI

Owners Danita Hayes and David Graffagnini will be hosting Perk Up's grand opening today, Dec. 8. The ribbon-cutting event will feature a T-shirt giveaway and complimentary mimosas. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY LAURA AEBI

Members of the Texas Preparatory League build a snowman near Ranch Road 12 during a rare Central Texas snowfall, circa 1973. PHOTO FROM THE DAILY RECORD ARCHIVES.

Members of the Texas Preparatory League build a snowman near Ranch Road 12 during a rare Central Texas snowfall, circa 1973. PHOTO FROM THE DAILY RECORD ARCHIVES.
 With an arctic cold front in the near forecast, and temperatures predicted to drop below freezing, the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter would like to provide tips to keep animals safe in frosty weather:  Bring them inside: Just because your pet... more

Unitarian Minister Scotty McIntyre conducts a prayer for hope during the Undocumented Students and Workers Protest. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY DENISE CATHEY

Laura Aebi - Features Editor Tension continues to build at Texas State University after two incidents involving undocumented immigrants took place Wednesday on campus: as students and staff gathered in solidarity for undocumented students and... more

Cars in back-in parking places along North LBJ near the intersection with University Drive. The city is looking at wasy to increase parking enforcement in the downtown area. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY RUSSELL WILDE

Russell Wilde - Staff Reporter The city is moving forward with plans to modernize parking enforcement in an effort to free up more downtown parking. The process is expected to take at least six months. All downtown parking is expected to be limited... more

Composer David Garza, who performs as Lynx Bigtooth Maple, will be playing at the San Marcos Public Library Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE SAN MARCOS PUBLIC LIBRARY.

Rachel Willis- Staff Reporter Local Songwriter David Garza, also known as Lynx Bigtooth Maple, known for his rhythmic guitar and lyrics that focus on the everyday magic of life, will be performing at the San Marcos Public Library as a part of the... more

Owners Danita Hayes and David Graffagnini will be hosting Perk Up's grand opening today, Dec. 8. The ribbon-cutting event will feature a T-shirt giveaway and complimentary mimosas. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY LAURA AEBI

Members of the Texas Preparatory League build a snowman near Ranch Road 12 during a rare Central Texas snowfall, circa 1973. PHOTO FROM THE DAILY RECORD ARCHIVES.

Unitarian Minister Scotty McIntyre conducts a prayer for hope during the Undocumented Students and Workers Protest. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY DENISE CATHEY

Cars in back-in parking places along North LBJ near the intersection with University Drive. The city is looking at wasy to increase parking enforcement in the downtown area. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY RUSSELL WILDE

Composer David Garza, who performs as Lynx Bigtooth Maple, will be playing at the San Marcos Public Library Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE SAN MARCOS PUBLIC LIBRARY.

Arctic express on its way

Anita Miller - Managing Editor
It won’t be for long, and we don’t know the drill nearly as well as our neighbors to the north, but it’s time today to prepare for what the arctic air that came in overnight will mean tonight and on Friday.
That means checking on and protecting people, plants, pets and pipes.

Tips on protecting pets from the cold

 With an arctic cold front in the near forecast, and temperatures predicted to drop below freezing, the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter would like to provide tips to keep animals safe in frosty weather:
 Bring them inside: Just because your pet is covered in fur doesn’t mean that they are less susceptible to cold temperatures.
The best way to protect your pet from cold weather is to bring your pet indoors when the temperature reaches below 32 degrees Fahrenheit.

Unitarian Minister Scotty McIntyre conducts a prayer for hope during the Undocumented Students and Workers Protest. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY DENISE CATHEY

Hector Ramirez stand next to Eva Perez speaks about her experiences to the assembled crowd in the Quad during the Solidarity with Undocumented Students and Workers Protest at Texas State University.
 

Sofia Garcia and her mother graduate student Jocabed Marquez hold signs during the protest.

Students rally for campus sanctuary status

Laura Aebi - Features Editor
Tension continues to build at Texas State University after two incidents involving undocumented immigrants took place Wednesday on campus: as students and staff gathered in solidarity for undocumented students and employees during a campus protest in the quad, maintenance crews were removing unauthorized fliers calling on students to report them.
The protest, self-described as a “a call to action,” on the event’s Facebook, attracted dozens of attendees.

Early voting ends Friday

Anita Miller - Managing Editor
Early voting for the Dec. 13 runoffs for San Marcos mayor and two city council places ends Friday.
The voting location at the Hays County Government Center, 712 S. Stagecoach Trail, will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Vying for the position of San Marcos mayor are current city council member John Thomaides and businessman Ruben Becerra. In the race to fill the Place 2 seat are Saul Gonzales and Shane Scott. In the race for Place 3 are Ed Mihalkanin and Jason Dalton Montgomery.

Cars in back-in parking places along North LBJ near the intersection with University Drive. The city is looking at wasy to increase parking enforcement in the downtown area. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY RUSSELL WILDE

Council moving ahead with plans to regulate downtown parking

Russell Wilde - Staff Reporter
The city is moving forward with plans to modernize parking enforcement in an effort to free up more downtown parking. The process is expected to take at least six months. All downtown parking is expected to be limited to two hours and the city will enforce that limit with car mounted license plate readers (LPR).
Right now, many key areas of downtown are already limited to two-hour parking. Enforcement, for the most part, is done on foot by chalking tires.

Nadia Smith holds up her finger knitted creation she made recently during Maker Play at the San Marcos Public Library that emphasized Christmas-themed crafts and decorations. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY DENISE CATHEY

Jay Blount practices computer programming on code.org.

Margaret Tarski helps Caden Moreno use a Cameo machine to cut a stencil of a Christmas tree.

County eyes divvying up HUD funding

Russell Wilde - Staff Reporter
Hays County commissioners have been tasked with distributing roughly $7.4 million of federal aid to fund recovery from the two floods in 2015. That funding comes with some difficult strings attached.
On Tuesday, commissioners held a public hearing to discuss how the county has planned to allocate the funds. Because the city of San Marcos received its own Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recover allocation from the department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), it is not included in the county funding.

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