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Ruben Becerra was ceremoniously sworn in as Hays County Judge on Wednesday by former judge Linda Rodriguez, with  his brother Joe, son Ruben, wife Monica, son Cristian and mother Gracie Becerra looking on. He was officially sworn in just past midnight on Jan. 1. Daily Record photos by Denise Cathey

County seats 1st Hispanic judge

The Hays County Commissioners Courtroom was packed, with people lining the walls and even sitting on the floor, for the swearing-in ceremony for Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra.

Following a long summer of marching practice, the San Marcos High School band got a cooling off in August, when the San Marcos Fire Department made a surprise visit to Rattler Stadium and turned on their fire hoses. Daily Record Photo by Denise Cathey

Looking back at the year that was

A contentious midterm election with record-breaking voter turnout, a high-profile intoxication manslaughter trial, protests at Texas State and a deadly apartment fire that drew national attention were just some of

One building at the Iconic Village apartments was completely destroyed while others were heavily damaged. Daily Record file photos

Prevention Push

The July 20 fire at the Iconic Village apartments has not changed any rules about fire safety, but it has created stronger community support for fire prevention at multifamily dwellings.