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Open houses continue for City of Kyle road bond projects

The City of Kyle recently began a round of open houses to inform voters about what’s on the November ballot. The city hosted its first event Saturday and the second event is set for Thursday, Oct. 20. The open houses are meant to provide an opportunity for voters to learn more about Proposition A, a road bond package featuring eight projects across the City of Kyle.

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Above, members of the San Marcos Fire Department, San Marcos Police Department and City of San Marcos break ground on the SMFD Fire Training Center on Friday. Daily Record photos by Nick Castillo

City, SMFD break ground on Fire Training Center

The sounds of bulldozers clearing land filled the air Friday morning as a patch of land off Airport Highway will soon become home to the San Marcos Fire Department Fire Training Center.

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The Sacred Springs Powwow will return to the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment on Saturday and Sunday, following a two-year, in-person pause caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Above, Native American dancers take part in the powwow in 2019. Below, Alberto Velazquez dances for a crowd at the Sacred Springs Powwow in 2019. Daily Record file photos by Madison Simmons

Sacred Springs Powwow returns to Meadows Center after pandemic pause

Sacred Springs Powwow returns for the first time since 2019 following a brief in-person hiatus amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Above, Halal Basket's loaded gyro wrap, which came with lettuce, tzatziki sauce, tomatoes and onion. Below, the new San Marcos restaurant's loaded French Fries — fries topped with tzatziki sauce, ketchup and hot sauce. Daily Record photos by Nick Castillo

Foodie Friday: Halal Basket

A new restaurant featuring Mediterranean cuisine has opened its doors in San Marcos.

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The City of San Marcos and Texas State University are seeking volunteers for Saturday’s 6th Annual Fall River Clean Up, which takes place between 8:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. Above, city neighborhood enhancement staff, including code compliance, environmental health, resource recovery, Keep San Marcos Beautiful, along with former Mayor John Thomaides participated in the fall river clean up in 2020. File photo courtesy of the City of San Marcos.

City, Texas State seek volunteers for 6th Annual Fall River Clean Up

The 6th Annual Fall River Clean Up takes place Saturday, and the City of San Marcos and Texas State University are seeking volunteers.

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Above, a map depicts where the State Highway 45 Southwest connector would go. Hays County received a rebuke from Travis County for its plan to complete the roadway. Map courtesy of Hays County

Commissioners to discuss Travis County’s letter rebuking SH 45 Southwest plans

The Hays County Commissioners Court will discuss a letter sent by Travis County rebuking a decision to complete the final section of State Highway 45 Southwest.

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Above, Texas State University students register to vote ahead of the Nov. 8 election where San Marcos voters will consider the elimination of low-level marijuana possession enforcement. Photos courtesy of Mano Amiga

Voter registration effort aimed at TXST students ahead of marijuana proposition vote

Proponents of San Marcos’ Proposition A, which would eliminate marijuana possession enforcement of up to 4 ounces, are making an effort to register Texas State University students ahead of the November election. Elle Cross, Mano Amiga’s Right to Justice coordinator, said the local nonprofit and its student chapter have registered 400 students to vote since the beginning of the fall semester, and a total of 900 students since May, ahead of the Prop A vote.


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