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The local heavy metal scene recently held a "metal fest” and a toy drive to benefit the children of the community. All toys collected were donated to the Southside Community Center by KZSM’s “Metal Mark” Moniz. Caitlin Armstrong of the Southside Community Center, “Metal Mark” Moniz and Julie Hollar of Youth Services  Bureau pose with several of the large teddy bears donated. Photo courtesy of Gene Randall

Local Metal scene makes merry for Christmas

Recently, the heavy metal music community held the third in a series of “metal fests” in San Marcos.

The Price Center will be serving up some Christmas cheer and wassail this evening for the Third Thursday Downtown Walkabout. Photo courtesy of the Price Center

Third Thursday serves up Christmas cheer downtown

 A mother and son led Christmas Carol Sing-Along, pop-up art/gift vendors, a holiday-inspired art show and some of downtown San Marcos’ best holiday decor are all on tap for visitors to Third Thurs

IBC Bank-Zapata Chairman of the Board Renato Ramirez and President Ricardo Ramirez presented Texas State Mariachi Nueva Generación with a check for $3,500 during a performance at IBC Main Bank-Zapata on Dec. 17. Photo courtesy of  IBC Bank-Zapata

IBC-Bank Zapata donates $3,500 to Nueva Generación

 IBC Bank-Zapata Chairman of the Board Renato Ramirez and IBC Bank-Zapata President Ricardo Ramirez presented a check for $3,500 to the award-winning Texas State Mariachi Nueva Generación, Texas St

The owners of Crystal River Inn recently announced their intentions to sell the historic buildings that make up the downtown bed and breakfast, but not without some celebration and not without a little criteria for the next owners. Daily Record photos by Denise Cathey

The Crystal River Inn

Cathy and Mike Dillon, owners of the Crystal River Inn, recently announced their intentions to sell the historic buildings that make up the downtown bed and breakfast, but not without

The Eastern Screech-Owl is a short, stocky bird, with a large head and almost no neck. Its wings are rounded; its tail is short and square. Pointed ear tufts are often raised, lending its head a distinctive silhouette. Free use photo

Exploring Nature: Owls

If you have seen or heard an owl lately, chances are it was an eastern screech owl, the most common variety in our area. And chances are, it was at

Gary and Donna Taylor are bringing their version of the Charles Dickens' classic "A Christmas Carol" to life with 13 songs that bring a mix of bluegrass, swing, western, country and even a bit of jazz to the tale." Photos courtesy of  the Price Center

'A Lone Star Christmas Carol'

The Price Center will help bring the familiar holiday Dickens’ classic many know and love to San Marcos this holiday season via a new telling through story and song from husband and wife team Gary

Majestic Realty Co. broke ground Tuesday on the Kyle Crossing Business Park, a 40-acre, two-building development project that will add 535,113 square feet of speculative industrial warehouse, manufacturing and distribution facilities. Photo courtesy of the Greater San Marcos Partnership

Majestic Realty Co. breaks ground in Kyle

Majestic Realty Co., the nation’s largest privately-held industrial real estate development company, held an event on Tuesday to officially mark the groundbreaking on a 40-acre, two-building develo

Longtime Wimberley and San Marcos resident Kirk Gillock recently finished a 4,223 mile trip around America. His trip to bridge the political divide in America took him by Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota. Photos courtesy of Kirk Gillock

'Heart For America'

Local resident Kirk Gillock recently finished a 4,250 mile solo cycling tour around America in the shape of a large heart. The purpose of Gillock's "Heart for America" campaign is