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Captain Andrea Acosta of the San Marcos Fire Department cracks a joke about chalupas as she holds up “La Chalupa” during a game of Loteria with residents at Springtown Villa during last year's National Night Out. Daily Record file phtoo by Denise Cathey

National Night Out celebrations set for Oct. 2 across Hays County

Hays County Sheriff Gary Cutler is pleased to announce that on Oct. 2, Hays County will be participating along with the rest of Texas to celebrate National Night Out Against

The First Baptist Church that stands on Martin Luther King Drive in San Marcos is 110 years old and a bastion of history for the San Marcos African-American community. Daily Record photos by Denise Cathey

'If these old walls could talk'

It is often said, “Oh, if this old building could talk, what stories it could tell.” Well, this old building can talk, so read my story and hear it as

Rain is almost always a welcome treat for the garden, but too much can be a bad thing. Sudden torrential downpours, high winds and surprise hail can wreck a vegetable garden in just a few short minutes, but preparing before and amending after a storm can help stave off some of the worst effects. Photo courtesy of Joe Urbach

Growth in gardening: When Mother Natures too generous

Rain is a welcome treat for gardeners; however, too much rain at one time can cause plenty of problems. The good news is we’ve had the rain our yards and


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