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Showdown bartender Violet Shrock pours Dripping Springs Artisan Gin into a glass during the 2017 Mer-tini Shakedown competition. Daily Record file photo 

2019 Mer-tini Shakedown

Local bars and restaurants are gearing up for the annual Mermaid Society SMTX’s Mer-tini Shakedown, a friendly — yet fierce — competition among local mixologists to create the best  Mer-tini cockta

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The Mermaid Society is gearing up to host its River Guardianship and Arts, Culture and Preservation Symposiums throughout September. Above, 2018 River Guardianship Symposium attendees fill the San Marcos Activity Center. 
            Photo courtesy of Mermaid Society SMTX

Mermaid Society Symposiums River Guardianship & Arts, Culture & Preservation

Mermaid Society SMTX is preparing for its fourth year of festivities centered around the San Marcos River that runs through the city as well as the arts, culture and history

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Central Texas Dispute Resolution Center Director Martha Joyce, Mediations Coordinator Alyssa Kutach and Community Liaison Randolph Goodman stand in front of their office in San Marcos. Daily Record photo by Rachel Willis

An alternative approach

Not all disputes have to be resolved in a courtroom. Hays, Comal, Guadalupe and Caldwell county residents have an alternative approach they can take through the Central Texas Dispute Resolution

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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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