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Pyracantha loaded with berries shares island in lawn with other trees. Agarita (middle foreground) and Oleander (right and in front of house) save blooms for later. 

Large Retama trees surrounded by Cenizo and Muhly grasses screen house from street

A Ruddy specimen rock from Junction ranch and a Prickly Pear cactus in rock mulch highlight xeriscape near the curb.  PHOTOS COURTESY OF SHARON LOCKETT

November Yard of the Month

Continuing to improve a waterwise landscape plan with native plants looks a lot like a legacy, and the results of that commitment are evident at the corner of E. Mimosa Circle and Inwood Drive in San Marcos, the Spring Lake Garden Club’s yard of the month for November. Drs. Don and Rose Knotts settled in this home in the mid 1970s but in 2011 moved to another house just a block away.

Library Director Diane Insley, left, and children’s librarian Ashley Schimelman, center, congratulate Kieran Thorne (holding sign) for reading 1000 books before kindergarten. His mother Sherilyn and brother Kody also show their support.  PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CITY OF SAN MARCOS.

Library begins ‘1000 Books Before Kindergarten’ program

Kieran Thorne, age 5, is the very first holder of a San Marcos Public Library 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten card to complete his reading goal. 

Kieran’s mother, Sherilyn Thorne, has been bringing Kieran to the library since he was a baby, and has read him many more books over the years. Their achievement of reading 1,000 books together has been accomplished since getting Kieran his card in January of this year. Kieran’s brother Kody, age 6, is also an avid reader.

Cat of the Week

Apple is a 7-month-old female kitten. If you’re looking for Apple, check the highest spot in the room and there she’ll be! Apple climbs and capers around  with an easy grace, and explores every nook and cranny of her space before settling down. Apple warms up very quickly to everyone she meets, so she’d be a great fit for families with or without other cats. 

 

Dog of the Week

Louie is a 7-year-old terrier mix. Louie is a quirky, lovable guy that is happiest when cuddling on a good lap. He loves to go for walks, hang out on the couch, and meet new people. Everyone who meets Louie can’t help but comment how gorgeous his fur is, and his laid-back attitude. Louie would be a great fit for any family.

San Marcos Pets of the Week

Both pets are available at the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter, located at 750 River Road. Our hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cat adoption fees are $20 for the entire month of November. Dog adoptions are $90 on weekdays, and $45 on Fridays and Saturdays. To learn more, visit us online at www.sanmarcostx.gov/animaladoptions

The San Marcos Academy Homecoming Court was presented during halftime at the Bears’ Oct. 29 football game as part of an event-filled Homecoming and Parent Day weekend. The members of the Court were Cendra Rodriguez, Becky Chen, Rachel Oles, Celeste Barrientos, Fiona Qu, Melanie Tillar, Sunny Song, Taylor Wilbanks, Homecoming King Eric Han, Homecoming Queen Anna Hao, Emma Ingram, Elenya Brito and Camille Garcia. PHOTO BY DON ANDERS.

A Word About Recycling

Ollie Mayer- Daily Record Columnist

 

Things appear to be getting back to being more normal after the election so here’s a few items from recent Resource Recycling eNewsletters I hope you might find interesting and/or helpful.

We’ll start off with that well-known computer company just north of us. An article about it started off with “Dell has a reputation for a commitment to e-scrap recycling, including its use of recycled e-plastics in new electronics.” 

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