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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

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