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Above, a sampling of Black's Barbecue, which included a quarter pound of brisket, a jalapeno sausage ring, pinto beans, potato salad, pickles and barbecue sauce. Daily Record photo by Lance Winter

Foodie Friday: Black's Barbecue

Central Texas is known for a lot of things. Most significantly — culinary speaking — it’s become a haven for barbecue enthusiasts to come and see what’s smokin’.

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Above, a multitude of American snout butterflies have been seen across San Marcos and the Hill Country as they migrate. The snout butterfly has long slender mouthparts, which they use to hang upside down giving them excellent camouflage. Daily Record photo by Lance Winter

PASSING THROUGH: American snout butterflies migrate across San Marcos, Hill Country

Motorist passing through Central Texas and the Hill Country may have noticed large numbers of butterflies swarming the roadways and countryside.

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Above, members of the 4th Battalion - 133rd Field Artillery Regiment returned to San Marcos late Friday night after nearly a year-long deployment to the Middle East. The servicemen and women were greeted home with a water cannon salute by the San Marcos Fire Department. Daily Record photo by Lance Winter

HOMECOMING: Troops welcomed back to San Marcos after deployment

It was a touching "welcome home" for the 4th Battalion - 133rd Field Artillery Regiment as they returned home shortly before midnight, Friday.

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Above, Sean Patrick's Irish Pub's Shepard's Pie — a delicious and perfectly seasoned mix of ground beef and vegetables topped off with mashed potatoes and cheddar cheese — served with a side salad. Daily Record photo by Lance Winter

Foodie Friday: Sean Patrick's

Over the years Sean Patrick’s Irish Pub has become an institution in San Marcos located on the southeast corner of the downtown square.

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City of San Marcos remembers 9/11 with virtual ceremony

The City of San Marcos held a 9/11 remembrance ceremony on Friday to mark the 19th anniversary of the terror attacks. City firefighters, police officers and city staff took part of the event, which was streamed on Facebook to comply with COVID-19 social distancing guidelines. Above left, members of the San Marcos Fire Department raised the same flag that flew 19 years ago. Above middle, The San Marcos Bell was rung Friday to memorialize the firefighters who died on 9/11. Above right, Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation Jamie Lee Case places a carnation on the 9/11 memorial wreath outside of City Hall. Daily Record photos by Lance Winter

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