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Mendez Elementary student Jasmine Rodriguez gulps down some water as her class waits to start the next activity during Field Day at San Marcos High School. Daily Record photos by Denise C

Main Street Advisory Board Past Chair Debbie Harvey looks over plans for the renovation of Kissing Alley while others discuss the significance of the alley. From left to right are Harvey, The Hub Cyclery owner Andy Howard, city council member and downtown property owner Scott Gregson, Black Rabbit and The Shade owner James Wilson and Carina Boston Pinales of Splash Coworking.
Daily Record photos by Colton Ashabranner

Representatives from Burditt Land|Place presented their ideas and asked for community input during the gathering. From left are architect Claudia Walker, designer Laura Howard, President Charles Burditt and Sarah Korpita, community investment and engagement.

Kissing Alley getting upgrade to make it longer for slideshow

Big plans are being made for a little space. Downtown business owners, city officials and others met on Monday with representatives of a firm that has awarded a $10,000 in-kind

Near-perfect spring weather graced San Marcos for last weekend’s Downtown Swing festival. This year’s celebration of swing music (Swing on the Square in 2017) had more venues and performers and, for the first time, all events were open to the public. The festival was a project of Main Street, which Manager Samantha Armbruster noted, showcased downtown’s thriving music scene. The Saturday morning Farmer’s Market on San Antonio Street featured acts including The Swingettes, who brought their own brand of Western Swing tunes plus old standards. Shown above are Nick Lochman on standup bass, Ian Lee on fiddle and Dan Holmes on piano. Their rendition of “Won’t You Ride in My Little Red Wagon” drew fans of all ages, including those as young as Ava Raynn Swindle, shown at left.

Daily Record photos by Denise Cathey

DOWNTOWN SWING

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Above left, Americana award-winner Shakey Graves makes his debut performance at the 30th Old Settler’s Music Festival in 2017.

Above right, American country-soul band Shinyribs performing at Old Settler’s Music Festival.
Photos by Sigi Gonzalez

Old Settler's Music Festival, new location

The Old Settler's Music Festival is back this year, debuting their new location with a slew of new and old performers. After celebrating their 30th year in 2017 at the

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