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Lance Winter

Contact Lance Winter at lwinter@sanmarcosrecord.com.

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The Hays Central Apprisal District has been accused of using private real estate data without permission. Above, a house being built in the Millbrook Park subdivision in San Marcos. Daily Record photo by Nick Castillo

Appraisal district accused of using private real estate data

The Hays Central Appraisal District has landed themselves in hot water by violating its terms of service, according to the Austin Board of Realtors (ABoR).

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The first building on the Patriots’ Hall of Dripping Springs property opened as a standing room only crowed gathered to celebrate on Saturday. Above, Shorty Barnett, a former VFW Post 2933 Commander, leads a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Below, Kathryn Chander, founder of PHDS, speaks to a crowd gathered. Daily Record photos by Lance Winter

FULFILLING A PROMISE: First building on Patriots’ Hall of Dripping Springs property opens

DRIPPING SPRINGS — It was standing room only as a huge crowd gathered to celebrate the opening of the first building on the Patriots’ Hall of Dripping Springs property.

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San Marcos couple Brian and Rose Segrave traveled to Poland during late March until April to help refugees trying to escape Ukraine as Russia invaded the country. Above, the Segraves pose for a photo with Andriy, a Ukrainian, who helped them during their time in Europe. Photo courtesy of Brian Segrave

LOVE TO UKRAINE: San Marcos couple helps refugees fleeing from war

It’s hard to see images on the evening news and learn of the atrocities taking place in Ukraine, and not feel something. Ordinary people just trying to live suddenly being forced to take only what they can carry and run for their lives courtesy of a brutal Russian dictator and his army.

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Texas State University hosted a reception Saturday, celebrating President Dr. Denise Trauth’s 20 years of service at the university. Above, State Rep. Erin Zwiener presents a proclamation to Trauth during Saturday’s event. 

A TENURE WELL SERVED: Dr. Denise Trauth honored for time as TXST President

It was a retirement reception complete with friends, family and faculty gathered to celebrate Texas State University President Dr. Denise Trauth’s 20 years of leadership and service.

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Above, Kelly Figueroa, who grew up in San Marcos and ran track for then-Southwest Texas State University, crosses the finish line at the Boston Marathon on April 18. Below, Figueroa and her college roommate and close friend Joy Burson-Segura pose for a photo after completing the marathon. Photos courtesy of Kelly Figueroa

A MARATHON MOMENT: Native San Marcan completes ‘bucket-list accomplishment’

It’s considered the holy grail on the runner’s circuit. It’s an invitation only event; but only after you proven you’ve got what it takes to participate in the Boston Marathon.

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Above, Nena's Concina's carne asada taco (red basket) and a shrimp taco (yellow basket). Below, Nena's Cocina's cheese enchiladas served with an overeasy egg, refried beans and red salsa. Daily Record photos by Nick Castillo

Foodie Friday: Nena's Cocina

When passion meets inspiration, an obsession is born.

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Pictured above, a Great Blue Heron at Spring Lake on Wednesday. Daily Record photos by Lance Winter 

BIRDS OF SPRING LAKE

Visitors at Spring Lake at The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment can see a wide variety of birds on the 251-acre park on any given day.

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