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Showdown bartender Violet Shrock pours Dripping Springs Artisan Gin into a glass during the 2017 Mer-tini Shakedown competition. Daily Record file photo by Denise Cathey

Mer-tini Shakedown: A high-spirited competition

Local bars and restaurants are gearing up for the third annual Mermaid Society SMTX’s Mer-tini Shakedown, a friendly – yet fierce – competition among local mixologists to create the best  Mer-tini

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Bunny Boom Boom Leroque, sporting rainbow attire marched alongside the vibrant Salon MINK float in the parade. Daily Record photos by Colton Ashabranner

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Representatives from the Human Rights Campaign in Austin marched with a giant equality flag in support of the SMTX Pride parade.

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Owners of Jo’s Cafe, Jo on the Go and Redbud Roasters, Leah Molina, Liz Rios and their son Cosmo were also among those marching in the 5th annual parade.

San Marcos supports gay pride


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Roadrunners inhabit the deserts of the southwestern United States, Mexico and Central America. Public Domain photo

Exploring Nature: Roadrunners

A friend recently reported thievery by a bird; a greater roadrunner ate the cat food in an outdoor feeding dish. Roadrunners will do things like that. They are bold birds,

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Sisters Mallory, Eleanor and Bailey Clark inch closer to the banks of the San Marcos River to see the mermaids. Aquamaids from Adventure Scuba in Plano splashed about in the clear waters of the river in full mermaid dress during the 2017 Aqua Faire. Daily Record file photos by Rachel Willis 

The 2018 Aqua Faire

The 2018 Mermaid SPLASH Festival is just around the corner and organizers for this year’s Aqua Faire are preparing for a free, family-friendly event that celebrates San Marcos’ arts, culture,


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