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Mon, 11/29/2021 - 7:18pm

Two Hays County residents recently died of COVID-19, marking the 405th and 406th coronavirus-related fatalities. 

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Above, Kristan Alvarez, owner of KnD's Boutique, shows customers her merchandise at a booth on the lawn of the Hays County Historic Courthouse. Daily Record photo by Alyssa Gonzales

Now that the countdown to Christmas has officially begun, many are looking to get everything they need on their holiday shopping list.

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Bowie Elementary School first grade teachers Jessica Posey and Kasey Clanto, music teacher Melinda Armadillo and  first grade teacher Patricia Morrow are working hard to get their students ready for the LBJ Museum program. Photo courtesy of LBJ Museum of San Marcos

The Lyndon Baines Johnson Museum invites the public to its Christmas tree lighting, which will feature students from Bowie Elementary School, Mayor

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Rendering of the Wimberley Valley Trails Project Master Vision Plan connections map of future trails, sidewalks, and multi-use paths to connect points of interest and destinations in Wimberley and Woodcreek. Map courtesy of the City of Wimberley

Hays County recently secured $971,000 in funding for the Wimberley Valley Trails Initiative, a multi-year vision aimed at improving connectivity in

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Photo by Gerald Castillo

Even as Texas State’s lead ballooned to 70 points, the Bobcats stayed disciplined.

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Jim Darnell and Brandon Miller with ducks shot at the Grand Chenier. Photo submitted by Jim Darnell

I recently enjoyed a blitz of varied duck hunts. I always watch for the unusual on any hunt.

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Photo by Gerald Castillo

After more than half a decade of dwelling at or near the bottom of the Sun Belt Conference, and the FBS as a whole, the Bobcats finally found thems

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Photo by Becky Crauthers, submitted by Shelley Henry

San Marcos Academy seized momentum with two plays around the goal line early in the first quarter.

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My journey, looking toward Christmas, takes me to the Salvation Army’s iconic Red Kettles Campaign for Hays County. Each year we are given the opportunity to share our time and efforts in staffing one of the kettle locations. Ringing the bell as a volunteer is an investment not only to help those in need, but also in myself as a responsible adult — a “pay it forward” for the many blessings I have received.

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Commander, Ortega, Reyna, Brown, Howard, Commander, Blanks and Martin

Maurice T. Suttles VFW Post 3413 received 50 goody bags from HEB Store No. 2. Kayla Reyna and Rudy Ortega delivered the goody bags for “Operation Appreciation” to Commander Stephanie Brown and Quartermaster Aaron Brown for the post’s veterans on Veterans Day.

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Around my place, a goldenfronted woodpecker is showing up to peck at a hanging suet block. But another bird watcher near me has reported a more unusual visitor.

Obits

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Silverio R. Mendoza, Sr.

Silverio R. Mendoza, Sr.

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Jean Williams Royal

Jean Williams Royal passed away on November 28, 2021, at the age of 85.  She was born October 7, 1936, in Lytton Springs, Texas to Arlington Manley

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Burl Michael Abel

Burl Michael Abel, 82, of San Marcos, Texas, passed away on October 4th, 2021.

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Primary Election filing is here! Your input sought for League of Women Voters Hays

According to the state comptroller, Texas is heading into an election year with projections that more than $24 billion will be left over at the end of the current budget, in spite of a pandemic that began with fears that the economy might be hit as hard as public health.

The first day of early voting in next year’s party primaries is also the anniversary of the polar vortex that froze most of Texas and crashed the state’s electric grid.

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