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Denise Cathey

Contact Denise Cathey at dcathey@sanmarcosrecord.com.

Employees Kenny Saunders and Pete Moreno quickly sift through the cleaned whole pecans as they roll down the conveyor belt to remove bad pecans before they are packaged at Swift River Pecans, LLC. Daily Record photos by Denise Cathey

A pe-can do attitude!

As September turned into October and the husks of the pecan crop have opened to signify their ripeness, pecan grower Troy Swift, who runs Swift River Pecans, LLC with his

First-grader Serenity Medellin gives a toothy grin to match her fox costume she wore to class for Crockett Elementary’s Storybook Character Dress Up Day. Daily Record photo by Denise Cathey

Dress-Up Day

Flags are at half staff around San Marcos, including City Hall, in memory of the 11 people killed at the Tree of Life Synagogue. Daily Record photo by Denise Cathey

Solemn memorial

Michael Royal is interviewed by Josie Faletta as part of a project to commemorate the memories associated with the Historic First Baptist Church in a digital time capsule. The Main Street Program held a two-day open house concerning the old church and the adjacent Cephas House over the weekend. Daily Record photo by Denise Cathey

Preserving History

Monarch Festival

Butterfly aficiondos weren’t deterred by Saturday’s showers and threats of more, turning out in full force to the Discovery Center for the city’s first-ever Monarch Festival.

In spite of the wind and intermittent rain showers Saturday morning, singer Gloria H. Garza performs on the main stage during the rescheduled Diez Y Seis De Septiembre celebration next to Maurice T. Suttles VFW Post 3413. Daily Record photo by Denise Cathey

Diez y Seis

Christiana de Leon holds on to her dog Marilyn, dressed as a butterfly, during last year's PetFest at San Marcos Plaza Park. Daily Record file photos by Denise Cathey

Pet Fest: Barks in the park

Come enjoy the 16th year of celebrating animals and saving their lives at Pet Fest. 

Gas Leak

Texas State University’s Physical Plant on Sessom was evacuated and closed Wednesday morning after a contractor repairing a retaining wall hit a gas line.

With a cutout representing a victim of dating violence over her shoulder, Catherine Shellman speaks about her daughter Tiffanie Perry, who was murdered by her boyfriend in 2010, during the annual kickoff to Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Daily Record photos by Denise Cathey

Month of awareness kicks off

Domestic and dating violence cuts across all economic, racial, gender and societal barriers, in Hays County as elsewhere.

Honor Flight

World War II Veterans and brothers Sam and Lucky Knutson lead the procession of veterans with Honor Flight Austin as they are cheered and feted through the terminal while maki

Fire Safety Month

SMFD Captain Brian Quackenbush tries to explain to the rowdy clown brothers Hoolie (firefighter Tanner McLean), Specs (firefighter Miles Maynor) and Chewie (Captain Sean Garri

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