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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

Scott, Gonzales share their visions in Place 2 runoff

Russell Wilde - Staff Reporter
Early voting for the Dec. 13 runoff election begins today. San Marcos voters will chose a new Mayor and two new council members.
In the race for place 2, the seat currently held by Jude Prather, former council member Shane Scott is facing current Planning and Zoning Commission member Saul Gonzales. Gonzales says if elected his top priority would be to establish flooding prevention and control.

Brian Desalme, from Houston, won the men’s division in San Marcos’ first marathon. He is shown with race organizer Ruben Ruiz Jr. PHOTOS COURTESY RUBEN RUIZ JR.

Ruben Ruiz Jr. with Evangeline Townley, who won the women’s division of the marathon.

Marathon takes off to success

The first marathon in San Marcos History was held on an official Certified Course, on Oct. 29 at the corner of Embassy Suites and Amazon.
The 26.2 mile course took 15 runners through Hays, Comal and Guadalupe counties. “All said it was because it was their goal to do their first or fifth marathon on a certified course,” race organizer Ruben Ruiz Jr. said. “This means that we had no marathon runners that ran for a ‘certain time’ or to win a first place.”

David Case, treasurer of Sights & Sounds of Christmas, faced a daunting task as he began to wrap a strand of lights inside the Wells Fargo-sponsored Tree Farm area of the festival, which in all will feature more than 900,000 LED lights.  DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY DENISE CATHEY

A miniature train chugs along a bridge inside the Tree Farm. Gates open at 5 p.m. tonight for the four-day festival at San Marcos Plaza Park. Adult admission is $5. Children under the age of 12 are admitted free. For a full schedule visit sights-n-sounds.org or call 512-710-XMAS.

This aerial shot shows the extent of Monday’s wildfire east of Kyle. PHOTO COURTESY OF HAYS COUNTY EMERGENCY SERVICES

A member of the South Hays Fire Department at the scene of Monday's fire east of Kyle. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY RUSSELL WILDE

Wildfire sparks Hays burn ban

Russell Wilde - Staff Reporter
A swift-moving grass fire east of Kyle burned two sheds, four cars and blackened about 150 acres before being contained Monday afternoon. No homes were damaged and there were no reports of injuries.
Hays County Fire Marshal Clint Browning said the fire was caused by a person improperly burning household garbage.
“The wind was too high for proper outdoor burning and the fire was too close to tall grass,” Browning said. “The fire is still under investigation as we are trying to determine the full extent of the damage.”

Firm pitches energy audit

Anita Miller - Managing Editor
Former Governor Rick Perry’s disdain for the administration of President Barack Obama was widely known; however fewer people were apparently aware that $250 million in federal energy conservation funding sent to the state in 2008-2009 was never distributed by Texas’ longest-serving governor.
“Governor Perry was not a big fan and didn’t really promote it,” Doug Kirkley, business development manager for Performance Services, Inc. told the Hays County Commissioners Court earlier this month.

Pictured are (front row): Racquel Donnell, Jessica Rivera, Nicole Haberer and Jessica Newingham; (middle row) Jason Otto, Joshua Sikorski, Ricky Lopez, Marco Cantú, Paul Giffen, David Laviolette, Tom Tabler, Rick Gonzales, Lee Graham and Aisling Niestroy; and (back row) Sheldon Halliburton. PHOTO COURTESY OF HAYS COUNTY FOOD BANK

 

Mensor employees donate to Food Bank

Each year around Thanksgiving, Mensor, LP employees form teams and hold a friendly competition to see who can collect the most non-perishable foods to give to Hays County Food Bank.
Since 2008, Mensor has donated nearly 20,000 pounds of canned, bagged, and boxed food items. This year, the teams collected a total of 4,036 pounds that will be given out to local families in need.

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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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