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If you’re looking for the Zombie Apocalypse, you might start in Lockhart, where this yard display greets visitors coming in from the road to San Marcos. Daily Record photo by Anita Miller

Be Scary Safe

It’s Halloween — that time of year when costumed children’s bags fill with treats and editor’s inboxes fill with stories about safety — for trick-or-treaters, their parents and drivers negotiating

First responders from the local area don’t have to make many special preparations to train for whitewater emergencies at Rio Vista Falls, unlike their counterparts from elsewhere. On Tuesday, firefighters from Rowlett — nearly 150 miles away -— conducted their own preparedness training at the spot. Daily Record photo by Anita Miller

Whitewater practice

C.M.A Anna Martinez quickly swabs 6-month-old Noah Horstmann’s leg, while his mother Meredith Crain holds him still for his flu shot at Live Oak Health Partners Community Clinic. Daily Record photo by Denise Cathey

Early vaccinations are recommended

It’s too early to predict what this year’s flu season might bring — which is is all the more reason for residents to be proactive in protecting themselves and their families by getting vaccinated a

“Flash Flood Alley,” which includes San Marcos and Hays County, is a combination of several risk factors. In October, the region is susceptible to a mixture of weather elements from the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. The addition of seasonal cold fronts just adds to the dangerous mix. City of San Marcos graphic

1998’s ‘perfect storm’

It’s not uncommon during the month of October for cold fronts to collide with moisture from the Pacific Ocean and Gulf of Mexico — in fact, so far this year it’s happened all around us.

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