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Denise Cathey

Contact Denise Cathey at dcathey@sanmarcosrecord.com.

Excited shoppers wait with their shopping carts outside the new Habitat for Humanity ReStore which officially opened Thursday. The store sells and accepts donated and excess building materials and home goods with proceeds going to build affordable homes in the San Marcos area. Daily Record photo by Denise Cathey

Habitat Restore

San Marcos Chief of Police Chase Stapp (left) and Hays County Sheriff Gary Cutler pose with the bronze statue of fallen San Marcos Police Officer Ken Copeland, who was killed in the line of duty on Dec. 4, 2017 following the public remembrance ceremony at the Hays County Government Center Tuesday. Daily Record photos by Denise Cathey

Remembering Officer Ken Copeland

Many members of the community, especially the local law enforcement community, remember San Marcos Police Officer Ken Copeland, who became the first officer to die in the line of duty in San Marcos

Alley Market

Blue Dahlia Bistro’s Brunch & Shop, held in the alley behind the 218 Co-op Gallery Sunday, showcased jewelry, art, clothing and other gifts accompanied by brunch and live music. Above,

Sights & Sounds

With only two days until Sights & Sounds of Christmas opens for the season on Wednesday, volunteers and crew members are busy putting the finishing touches on the popular

Night Fishing

While many competitors in the annual Winter Polespear Tournament choose to hunt their quarry during the day, competitor Tom Pope prefers to brave the San Marcos River after da

River Steam

The temperature at San Marcos Regional Airport dropped to 23 degrees overnight Tuesday, delivering an early hard freeze to the Central Texas region.

Early on Friday morning, employees at Night Hawk Frozen Foods, Inc. (photo above) set up an assembly line to pack over 2,000 Thanksgiving meal boxes for the Hays County Food Bank’s annual Turkeys Tackling Hunger Holiday Meal Box Program. Daily Record photos by Denise Cathey

Food Bank’s ‘Boxing Day’

It doesn’t happen all by itself. Behind every Holiday Meal Box that makes its way to  a needy Hays County family stands an army of people who made it so.

Veteran’s Day

Joy Luther gives her best “Rosie the Riveter” pose at the annual Veteran’s Day Dinner Dance at the Commemorative Air Force Central Texas Wing’s hangar. Daily Record photos by

Singers practice running through a scene of composer George Friedrich Handel’s oratorio “Messiah,” a popular choral Christmas tradition for many, that the San Marcos Performing Arts Association is amassing a choir to perform this December. The community choir practices weekly on Sundays at the First Lutheran Church. Daily Record photos by Denise Cathey

Creating community through choir

The San Marcos Performing Arts Association (SMPAA) and the The San Marcos Artists’ Retention and Training Orchestra – or SMART Orchestra – are coming together to perform George Frideric Handel’s

A pipevine swallowtail visits a native salvia plant in an effort to get some nutrition before the blooms fade or freeze. Forecasters predict temperatures in San Marcos could dip to the upper 30s on Monday night. Daily Record photo by Denise Cathey

Fall Feed

After the frenzy of Tuesday’s election, volunteers were hard at work Wednesday morning taking down campaign signs around neighborhoods and polling stations. Volunteer Ron Prewitt clips the wires holding one of city council member Melissa Derrick’s campaign signs by The Connection Church before uprooting the sign stakes and putting everything in the back of his pickup truck. Daily Record photo by Denise Cathey

The day after

Film Festival

As part of the annual Lost River Film Fest, a tamale dinner and screening of the animated film “CoCo” was put on at Cuauhtemoc Hall with a youth essay contest and Dia de Los M

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