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July Moreno, Kathryn Welch and Tim de Jong were recently presented with Rogers Family Tourism Awards during National Travel and Tourism Week, Above, Moreno — founder of Mermaid Society SMTX — receives her award from the San Marcos Convention & Visitor Bureau. Photos courtesy of the City of San Marcos 

San Marcos Convention & Visitor Bureau hands out Rogers Family Tourism Awards

July Moreno was happily surprised when she received the call, she had been nominated for the Rogers Family Tourism Award — although it wasn’t the first time.  

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SPLASHING CELEBRATION

Texas State University students celebrated their graduation by taking part in the traditional jump into the San Marcos River at Sewell Park. Texas State hosted its commencement ceremonies on Thursday and Friday at Bobcat Stadium. Above, Texas State graduate Akatzin Chavez takes the plunge into the river on Friday. Daily Record photos by Lance Winter

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Above, Hays City Store's King Ranch Chimichanga — a fried tortilla filled with king ranch chicken casserole served with rice and beans. Below, Hays City Store's Chicken Fried Chicken which came with jalapeno cream gravy, mashed potatoes and fresh spinach (not pictured).  Daily Record photos by Nick Castillo & Lance Winter

Foodie Friday: Hays City Store

Foodie fans listen up! If you’re looking for the complete dining experience look no further than Hays City Store.

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Above, a Golden-cheeked warbler sits on a tree in Wimberley. Daily Record photos by Lance Winter

SPRING IN FULL BLOOM

Nature is in full bloom as springtime weather has arrived.

Below, a Cedar waxwing perches on a branch during a sunny day.

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Above, members of the Mistick Krewe of Okeanos, “Yardi Gras”winners and guests celebrate the winners of the “Yardi Gras” contest. Daily Record photos by Lance Winter

Mistick Krewe of Okeanos announces 'Yardi Gras' winners

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many nonprofits to rethink their traditional activities and the Mistick Krewe of Okeanos was one of those organizations who had to forgo its annual Mardi Gras Parade in February.

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Above, OMG Seafood's Seafood Combo served with two pieces of fish, shrimp, French fries and a roll. Below, OMG Seafood's Seafood Gumbo, which comes with a delicious broth full of sausage, shrimp, rice and okra.  Daily Record photos by Nick Castillo & Lance Winter

Foodie Friday: OMG Seafood

Have you been looking for a place to satisfy a craving for some great seafood? Then you'll want to set your metaphorical hook at OMG Seafood.

Fanfare for a 100th birthday

Fanfare for a 100th birthday

Patricia Machado celebrated her 100th birthday on Wednesday. Her family celebrated the day with a mariachi performance at her house in San Marcos. Above, Nichole Machado, Rudy Longoria (on a knee) Albert Luera, Anaiya Luera, Avery Longoria, Ariel Luera, Mike Machado, Patricia Machado on her lap is Michael Garcia, Alex Machado Elizabeth Garcia (on knee also) Zelayla McGarity, Milian Mcgarity, Nyjah'Mellay McGarity, Priscilla Longoria, Jou'ron McGarity and Sariah McGarity. Missing from the picture: Anthony Garcia and Celeste Acosta. Below, mariachi performers serenade Patricia Machado during her birthday celebration. Daily Record photos by Lance Winter

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Texas State University will host first round  games of the 2021 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament, commonly referred to as March Madness, on Sunday and Monday inside Strahan Arena at the University Events Center. Above, a City of San Marcos employee raises a banner that welcomes fans to the city. Below, Texas State employees work to prepare the court for the upcoming games. Daily Record photos by Lance Winter

WELCOMING MARCH MADNESS: Texas State hosts NCAA women's basketball tournament first round games

Excitement’s building as tip-off for the 2021 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament nears.

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