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Sights & Sounds of Christmas marked the beginning of the two-weekend festival by lighting City and Plaza parks on Wednesday. Above, Mayor Jane Hughson, Interim City Manager Stephanie Reyes, Santa Claus, Sights & Sounds representatives and guests poses for a photo after the lights in the park were lit. Below, onlookers view the lights after they were turned on.  Daily Record photos by Nick Castillo

ALL LIT UP: Sights & Sounds of Christmas marks festival's beginning with lighting event

Sights & Sounds of Christmas marked the beginning of the two-weekend festival by lighting City and Plaza parks.

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Community members gathered Tuesday at the Hays County Historic Courthouse to celebrate the Hays County Holiday Lighting Ceremony. Above, Santa Claus, an elf and Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra, and his wife Monica Becerra wave to the crowd on Tuesday. Below, Ruben Becerra, Precinct 1 Commissioner Debbie Ingalsbe, Precinct 2 Commissioner-elect Dr. Michelle Cohen, Anita Collins, Office of the County Judge Executive Assistant, and the Grinch celebrate after the lights on the courthouse were turned on during Tuesday's event. Daily Record photos by Nick Castillo

LIGHTING THE COURTHOUSE: Hays County Holiday Lighting Ceremony takes place Tuesday

Community members gathered Tuesday at the Hays County Historic Courthouse to celebrate the Hays County Holiday Lighting Ceremony.

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A new mural will honor members of the American GI Forum of San Marcos Men’s Chapter — founder Augustin Lucio Jr., lifetime member Celestino Mendez Jr., and Ruben Ruiz Sr., AGIF Texas State Chairman, 1966-68. Above, a rendering of the mural. Image courtesy of American GI Forum of San Marcos Men’s Chapter

New mural to honor San Marcos AGIF Tejano Legends

A new community mural will honor members of the American GI Forum of San Marcos Men’s Chapter.

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The Salvation Army San Marcos and Hays County blessed the bells for its annual Red Kettle Campaign on Tuesday. Above, attendees at the Salvation Army San Marcos Service Center smile during a group photo following the annual event. Below, Brother Jim Lanning blesses the bells and speaks to the crowd gathered on Tuesday. Daily Record photos by Nick Castillo

BLESSING THE BELLS: Salvation Army ready for annual Red Kettle Campaign, seeking volunteers

Salvation Army San Marcos and Hays County will soon be filling the air with the sounds of bells ringing as the annual Red Kettle Campaign begins.

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Operation Turkey San Marcos is set to serve more than 2,000 meals this Thanksgiving to those in need during the holiday season. Above, Steve Hammond, a volunteer with Operation Turkey San Marcos, opens a smoker to check on the turkeys being smoked for the meals on Wednesday. Below, Operation Turkey volunteers prepare turkeys to be smoked. Daily Record photos by Nick Castillo

SERVING HOPE: Operation Turkey San Marcos to hand out 2,200 Thanksgiving meals

Operation Turkey San Marcos is set to provide more than 2,000 Thanksgiving meals to the homeless and less fortunate.

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Drivers in Texas will notice an increase in Texas Highway Patrol Trooper enforcement between Wednesday and Sunday, with an emphasis on looking for people not wearing seat belts, driving while intoxicated and speeding, among other traffic violations. Photo from Metro Creative

DPS to increase enforcement during Thanksgiving holiday

The Texas Department of Public Safety will increase enforcement during the Thanksgiving holiday.

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