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Denise Cathey

Contact Denise Cathey at dcathey@sanmarcosrecord.com.

The combined Sandoval and Serna families wave from their float as the annual Fourth of July parade makes its way down Main Street in Martindale. The parade is a favorite tradition among residents with music, candy tossing and a wide variety of floats and marchers for bystanders to enjoy. Look for more photos from the parade in Sunday’s edition. Daily Record photo by Denise Cathey

Martindale Fourth

Producer Karim Hajj (left) and director Rick Rowley (right) film as ProPublica reporter A.C. Thompson speaks with staff Reporter Robin Blackburn on her coverage of local white supremacist activity.  The interview will be included in a two-part PBS/Frontline documentary on white supremacist activity across the country scheduled to air in August and October.  Daily Record photo by Denise Cathey

Investigative reporters interview SMDR staffer

Floating on the crystal-clear San Marcos River, a group of friends hold on to each other as they approach a bridge. The Lions Club Tube Rental operates seven days a week. Today, it’s open from 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Daily Record photo by Denise Cathey

River Recreation

The San Marcos skyline is about to change once again. The Concho Commons multifamily housing project, located at 101 Concho Street, will have 583 bedrooms in 310 units. Construction on the project is expected to be completed in 2020. Daily Record photo by Denise Cathey

Concho Commons

Southside Community Center Kitchen Manager Martin Ford, Sodalis Senior Living Community Relations Director Judy Burdett, Alyssa Davis, Taylor Thomas, Southside Community Center Executive Assistant Andrew Alejos, Aubrey McWilliams and Shelter Manager Cameo Goree stand holding goods residents at Sodalis Senior Living put together in bags to donate to Southside Community Center. Daily Record photos by Denise Cathey

Sodalis Senior Living Community Relations Director Judy Burdett holds a toothbrush and bag with shampoo, conditioner, mouthwash and lotion that residents donated to the shelter.

Sodalis residents step up for Southside

Third Thursday

Artist Courtney Bowden holds Vanessa Trelles’s arm steady as she carefully draws a stylized  butterfly at the Hill Country Henna booth during the Third Thursday Downtown Walkabout. Daily

At the end of their melee practice, Viking Invasion members raise their weapons as they chant “Jomsborg! Jomsborg!” to end their weekly training session at Veterans Park. Viking Invasion is an organization devoted to perpetuating the spirit and traditions of the Viking Age. Members learn to wield weapons of the age and to craft and maintain armor, along with other skills. 

Viking Invasion holds court at park

On Sunday afternoons in Veterans Park, the clash of steel swords and axes upon wooden shields can be heard along with the rustle of chainmail as Viking Invasion holds its weekly fighters and hearth

Summer Fun Camp

Giovanni Testa pretends boredom as his fellow campers Claire Nam and Alexandra Gricia hang off a platform on the playscape at Travis Elementary during the Summer Fun camp hosted by city o

Summer Nutrition

As she watches a child approaching, cafeteria specialist Leslie Rivas gets a disposable lunch tray ready as part of SMCISD’s Summer Nutrition Program on the school bus used for mobile meals at R

Employees Evacuated

Employees waited outside the Amazon Fulfillment Center on McCarty Lane Monday afternoon as police and fire crews from San Marcos, South Hays, Kyle, Buda and New Braunfels responded to a fire ins

Brooklyn Rose Tansil, 5, points to the line on a measuring cup held by her great aunt Bobbie Shaw Monday as they double check the amount of water needed for their practice cake baking run before the annual Juneteenth Cake Auction. Their practice cakes will go to a very special arrival, their father Ray Tansil in the U.S Air Force who was to arrive that evening from Qatar. Daily Record photos by Denise Cathey

BAKING FOR JUNETEENTH

It’s a tradition that now spans generations for both a family and a community: The Garland Warren, Nelvia L. Burleson and Charles Callihan Memorial Cake Auction. The event, which raises

Field Day

Mendez Elementary student Jasmine Rodriguez gulps down some water as her class waits to start the next activity during Field Day at San Marcos High School. Daily Record photos by Denise C

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