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Lance Winter

Contact Lance Winter at lwinter@sanmarcosrecord.com.

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The San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its 118th annual dinner at the San Marcos Conference Center. Above, Chamber President Jason Mock and Chamber Board President Matthew Worthington present John Hardy of Divided Sky Roofing the Business of the Year Award. 

CELEBRATING BUSINESS: San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce hands out awards at annual dinner

After last year’s postponement, the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce turned out in full force to celebrate the business community at it 118th annual dinner.

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Above, Martindale River Café's Chicken Banh mi sandwich — all-natural ground roasted chicken, fresh cilantro and basil, carrots, pickled onions along with a hoisin sauce chipotle mayo served on a French loaf.  Daily Record photo by Lance Winter

Foodie Friday: Martindale River Café

If you asked me the first thing that popped into my head when someone mentioned the community of Martindale, I would have said ‘speed trap.’ That’s how I remembered it years ago traveling to class

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Above, former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany speaks to a crowd at an event held at Texas State University on Saturday. Daily Record photo by Lance Winter

Commentary: Former White House Press Secretary voices her perspective

Kayleigh McEnany, former White House Press Secretary for the Trump administration and Fox News contributor, was a recent guest speaker on the campus of Texas State University.

'ALL YOU CAN DO IS PRAY'

Above, Catherine Shellman and Mark Metzker prepare to erect a banner seeking help to find missing Texas State student Jason Landry, who went missing nearly a year ago. Daily Record photo by Lance Winter

'ALL YOU CAN DO IS PRAY': Friends, family gather to raise banner seeking help to find Jason Landry

LULING — Hundreds of thousands of people go missing each year, according to the FBI.

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Sights from Saturday's Veterans Day Parade

San Marcos and Hays County residents lined the streets of downtown Saturday morning to watch the Veterans Day Parade. The parade was led by two grand marshals — Retired Air Force Lt. Col. George Carruthers (pictured above middle) and Marine Corps Sgt. Donald Dorsey. Carruthers was called to active duty in 1942 and served in World War II. Dorsey served in combat during the Vietnam War. Saturday's parade featured floats from various service organizations, community groups, residents and the San Marcos High School Rattler Band. Daily Record photos by Lance Winter

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A group of nearly 100 gathered at San Marcos Academy to celebrate the San Marcos Lions Club's 80th anniversary. Above, Club president Dennis Gutierrez joined International Director TJ Tijerina in presenting a Melvin Jones Fellowship to Lion John Schramm. Below, Tijerina presented a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellowship to Past District Governor Michael Smith. Daily Record photos by Lance Winter

CELEBRATING EIGHTY: Lions Club serves San Marcos for eight decades

It was time to blow out the candles, all 80 of them, and cut the ceremonial cake as the San Marcos Lions Club celebrated an anniversary.

TOPS IN TEXAS

Two Hays County Barbecue joints were honored by Texas Monthly has top spots in the state — Hays Co. Bar-B-Que in San Marcos and Creekside Cookers in Wimberley. Above, Hays Co. Bar-B-Que Owner Michael Hernandez poses next to three issues of Texas Monthly, each naming his restaurant in the Top 50 barbecue spots.. Daily Record photo by Lance Winter

TOPS IN TEXAS: 2 Hays County barbecue restaurants honored by Texas Monthly as best in state

Beef is still king in Texas. And when it comes to cooking that beef, ask almost anyone and they’ll tell you barbecue is practically a religion in the Lone Star State. According to Texas Monthly’s Special BBQ Edition — set to hit newsstands in November — some of the folks in the area “Que” it up quite nicely. Two Hays County barbecue joints were honored by Texas Monthly — Hays Co. Bar-B-Que in San Marcos and Creekside Cookers in Wimberley

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Above, a Showdown burger served with two beef patties, cheese, grilled onions and mustard served with a slab of delicious hash browns. Daily Record photo by Nick Castillo

Foodie Friday: Showdown

Looking for an eclectic place with vintage décor that serves up a wicked good burger? Oh, did I mention it’s the oldest watering hole in town?

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