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Robin Blackburn

Contact Robin Blackburn at rblackburn@sanmarcosrecord.com.

The tent city at Tornillo can be seen in the distance, behind a chain-link fence. The facility holds immigrant children who are separated from their families, including unaccompanied minors who crossed the U.S. border. The facility opened in June and initially was expected to close in July; it is still open and has expanded. Peter Zimmerman photo

In tents, in Tornillo

Over the summer, the federal government built a tent city in the border town of Tornillo to house immigrant children separated from their families. In June, the Texas Tribune and

Shoppers will be packing the stores at San Marcos’ two outlet malls for Black Friday deals and special longer hours, with some stores open for a continuous 28 hours of post-Thanksgiving gift buying. Daily Record photos by Colton Ashabranner

Black Friday Lowdown

It comes every year, with deep discounts, special shopping hours and crowds of consumers searching for presents for friends and loved ones — and maybe for themselves.

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