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San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter launches ‘Home for the Holidays’

The San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter invites the community to the Take Me Home Adoptions taking place From Dec. 1- Dec. 31 at the shelter’s Adoption Center.

During the Take Me Home Adoptions, every adoptable cat and dog’s adoption fee will be discounted to only $20. The adoption will include the sterilization, rabies vaccination, de-worming, general health check, microchipping, and testing for Felv/FIV for cats or testing for heartworms for dogs. Best of all, the cats and dogs adopted during the Take Me Home Adoptions will be able to go home immediately with their new families.

Life’s Journey: Faith and barbecue

"Brother" Jim Lanning- Daily Record Columnist

My journey continues…This week I visited Hays County Barbeque. As a citizen of Texas, I consider myself an expert in football, pick-up trucks and barbecue. In fact, on occasion, I have eaten barbecue for breakfast, lunch and supper.

Jessie Miranda is the general manager employed by owners Michael and Azenete Hernandez for four years, the last three serving at their new location on Interstate Highway 35 S.

Cat of the Week

This sweetheart loves to cuddle and play with people, and has even been known to walk on a leash and harness! Tinker the cat hasn’t met a person she doesn’t like and will reach through the bars of her kennel to demand affection.

Dog of the Week

Dingus truly lives up to his name. He is the goofiest, most fun-loving, energetic pup you’ll meet. Dingus has a permanent grin plastered on his gorgeous face. This one-year-old Australian shepherd mix will wear you out and keep coming back for more playtime! Dingus would do great in a home with energetic family members that love to have a good time. 

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter ‘Pets of the Week’

Both pets are available at the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter, located at 750 River Road. Our hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. All pets are adoptable for only $20 as part of our #Home4theHolidays special. To learn more, visit us online at

“GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays” is a special one-time session Sunday, Dec. 4 at 4 p.m. led by Brunette Eisenhour, Reverend Todd Salmi and Carolyn Benitez. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

GriefSHARE for the holidays

The holidays can be especially difficult for those mourning the death of a loved one or a close friend. To help, First United Methodist Church is offering a free “GriefSHARE: Surviving the Holidays” session. This special two-hour gathering will feature a time of practical holiday coping strategies, prayer, mutual support and hope for brighter days ahead. It will be confidential and caring. The session open to the entire community.

Obama family gets final Christmas tree in office

WASHINGTON (AP)-— Michelle Obama kicked off her family's final Christmas season at the White House on Friday by receiving a 19-foot Douglas fir from Pennsylvania as the official White House Christmas tree.

Joined by two young nephews instead of her teenage daughters, the first lady said she's ready and excited for the holiday.

"Christmas begins. The holidays start," Mrs. Obama exclaimed after "accepting" the tree from Dave and Mary Vander Velden, owners of an Oconto, Wisconsin, tree farm. "We're ready. Our last one. We're excited about it."


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