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A family photo taken of Irene, Christina "Katina" and Ronnie Mendez in November of 1980. Photos courtesy of Mendez family

Dia de los Muertos Honoree

Every year families and communities gather to remember their deceased loved ones, honor their legacies with favorite treats and memories and celebrate Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).

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Texas State Mariachi Lince de Oro performs at the Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos' annual "Noche de Gala:" on Saturday. Daily Record photos by Rachel Sonnier

Centro holds annual Noche de Gala

Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos celebrated their annual “Noche de Gala” Saturday evening at the Embassy Suites San Marcos Hotel and Conference Center. 

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"Choppin," the original piece by artist Robert Jones that historian Jo Snider bought. Photos courtesy of Robert Jones

'Claiming Sunday'

To mark the 400th anniversary of the beginning of slavery in America, the San Marcos Public Library will be hosting a panel discussion with author and historian Joleene “Jo” Snider

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Pineapple Ninjaz's Kickin' Chicken Bowls with pan seared orange chicken and the Guhmp Bowl with grilled shrimp. Photos courtesy of  ATX Food Truck Festivals LLC

San Marcos Food Truck Festival

Food is a binding force; it can comfort and warm; it can help us experience others’ cultures and it is the root of so many gatherings.

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Lost River Film Festival attendees Bri Lee, Kelly Stone and Chris Champion enjoy a screening during the Price Center Garden Party during the 2017 film festival. Photos by Christopher Paul Cardoza

Lost River Film Festival kicks off Oct. 17

The Lost River Film Festival, San Marcos’ four-day gathering of independent cinema worship, will be kicking off its diverse lineup of international, domestic and local films starting Thursday, Oct. 17

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Crab fisherman Bang Nguyen rebaits a crab trap on Trinity Bay in a film shot of the documentary "Seadrift." Photos courtesy of Title 8 Productions, LLC


The small Texas city of Seadrift found itself in the national spotlight in 1979 after simmering tensions came to a violent and deadly head. During the long grind of the


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