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Maya the Mermaid — or in bi-pedal form, Angela Zumwalt — reads aloud from “The Mermaid and the Shoe” by K.G. Campbell to a group of children during her story time event at Wonder World Cave and Park's 2019 Earth Day celebration. Daily Record file photo

Mermaid Society SMTX

Living in a town that is defined by the body of water that runs through it can be a double-edged sword. The San Marcos River is a 75-mile-long stretch of

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Bubbles fill the air as children play with bubble wands, guns and machines during the Main Street program’s second annual Bubble Fest on the lawn of the Hays County Courthouse. Daily Record file photo

Second Saturday in Downtown

Downtown will be in full swing Saturday with Art Squared Arts Market, art demos, the San Mercado Market and the third annual Bubble Fest.

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2017 Mermaid Art Ball attendees sport their mermaid-inspired couture while swinging on a trapeze hoop. Daily Record file photos

2019 Mermaid Art Ball

The Fourth annual Mermaid Society Art Ball is just around the corner and the Mermaid Society SMTX is already gearing up to pack the night with sights, sounds and tastes

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Kyle City Councilwoman Daphne Tenorio stands in front of her family's historic dancehall and grocery, Tenorio's Village, that she is working to get on the Texas Film Commission’s website as a potential film location. Daily Record photos by Rachel Willis

Hays County makes film-friendly push

Hays County is a film-friendly place. The cities of San Marcos, Kyle, Buda and Dripping Springs have all been certified as Film-Friendly cities and many film productions like “Boyhood,” “The

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Since 2010, Central Texas children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) have the opportunity to experience summer fun that also prepares them to succeed. Drum Instructor Areum Han leads campers and councilors through the "Gummy Bear Song" during their morning drum session. Daily Record photos by Rachel Willis

A place of their own

Every summer for 9 years, local children and children from all over the state gather in San Marcos to make some quality memories during a first-of-its-kind summer camp designed specifically


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