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From left are Bea Solis, Rose Sanchez, Hilbert Natal, Gilbert G. Medina, Robert Mendoza Sr., Alicia Pineda, Jerry Soto, Kye Nitsch, Rose Marie Stoquert, Karen Woodard, Mario Garza, Bob Rodriguez, Eulalio Rodriguez, Sam Hernandez, Mario Barrera, Richard V. Cruz and Lonnie Mobley. PHOTO COURTESY OF AMVETS

AMVETS hold successful fundraiser

The American Veterans Post 104 of San Marcos held one of their two annual fundraisers on Saturday, October 22nd at the Gold Crown Billiards parking lot on San Antonio street.

 “It was a very successful day,” said Dr. Mario Garza, the post commander. “Our members really turn out and work hard to sell pork steaks with all the trimmings. It’s all for a good cause.”

Program promotes keeping fathers involved

Bria Patton - News Intern

As Halloween creeps up, so have social media posts about children and teens in “invisible” or “ghost” costumes that imply their fathers are not involved in their lives. 

Although the costumes are only meant to be entertainment for Halloween, these children have to endure the harsh reality of having an “invisible” dad. Unfortunately, children are increasingly growing up without fathers or father figures, which has been an ongoing issue for decades now.

Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead), which is observed on Nov. 1, is a time of remembering those who have passed. In many Hispanic households, that’s done in part by constructing a small altar containing or representing things the loved one would have associated with in life. On Saturday, Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos held a free workshop helping participants to convert old cigar boxes into beautiful, personalized altars. They used some elements that were supplied; while attendees brought more personal items with them. Above, Bertha Collazo shows off her altar just after gluing some of the pieces into place. If you’re thinking of creating an altar, stop by the Centro at 211 Lee Street for some inspiration. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY COLTON ASHABRANNER

San Marcos’ marathon is now a certified race

Anita Miller - Managing Editor

San Marcos’ first ever marathon is now an official race.

Local resident Ruben Ruiz Jr., who is the chair of the San Marcos Rattler Alumni Association, made the announcement. The course of the race, scheduled Oct. 29 in the midst of other Rattler reunion activities, has been certified by USA Track and Field regional certifier Tom McBrayer.



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