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Professional artist Amber Taylor sits at her booth at Art Squared. PHOTOS COURTESY OF ART SQUARED. 

The holiday season is here, and so is the Art Squared Arts Market Holiday Extravaganza. Artisan vendors will exhibit and sell their work on Saturday, Dec. 10, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hays County Courthouse lawn. The event also features musical... 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

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

Professional artist Amber Taylor sits at her booth at Art Squared. PHOTOS COURTESY OF ART SQUARED. 

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

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.

Public input might crack ‘cold case’

Anita Miller - Managing Editor
It wasn’t an unusual evening. Justin Douglas Gage, a 20-year-old student at Texas State University, had been out for the evening with friends, then stopped by the apartment of one of them after most nightlife venues had shut down.
The friend’s apartment was at the Retreat, a sprawling cottage-style student housing development in the 500 block of Craddock Avenue. All was still routine.

Some families have waited for decades for answers

Anita Miller - Managing Editor
The murder of Justin Gage last December is the latest — but by no means the only — “cold” case for the San Marcos Police Department.
In fact, there are a handful of unsolved murders and some families have been waiting decades without finding out who was responsible for the death of their loved ones.
The family of Frank Urrutia, for example, offered reward after reward after someone bludgeoned him to death along turnaround beneath the Interstate 35 Blanco River bridge.

Lecturer lands on ‘watch list’

Bria Patton - News Intern
A Texas State University professor is among at least six in the state who has found himself listed on a conservative activism website that challenges college students to “expose your radical professor.”
Rick Henderson, a senior lecturer for the Department of Political Science, made the list for disparaging comments he made earlier this year about Republican presidential candidates.

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Professional artist Amber Taylor sits at her booth at Art Squared. PHOTOS COURTESY OF ART SQUARED. 

The holiday season is here, and so is the Art Squared Arts Market Holiday Extravaganza. Artisan vendors will exhibit and sell their work on Saturday, Dec. 10, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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