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The Leap for Local promotion encourages downtown shoppers to visit retailers and start collecting stickers for their bingo cards for the opportunity to win prizes. The promotion is part of the Love Downtown campaign. (Photo by city of San Marcos)

Citizens encouraged to Leap for Local

During the month of February, downtown visitors are encouraged to leap for local and shop downtown businesses for a chance to win prizes.
Starting Feb. 8, shoppers can pick up a “Leap for Local” bingo card at any downtown retailer and start collecting stickers to make a bingo down, across, diagonally or with the four corners.
Each shop will have a unique sticker assigned to that type of business.
Completed entries can be turned into the Main Street Program Office at 317 North LBJ Drive. Winners will be selected on Leap Day, Feb.29.

Central Texas Medical Center is gearing up for its annual heart health celebration. Throughout the month of February it is hosting a number of heart-healthy events. To learn more, visit the website (

CTMC is celebrating heart health in February

Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) is gearing up for its annual heart health celebration.
Get involved in several heart healthy events, and learn more at
During the entire month of February, the following medical services are offered:
• Take our FREE Online Heart Risk Assessment at
• Get an informative CT Calcium Score Scan for only $90. The test is a non-invasive way to evaluate plaque in the coronary arteries. Call 512-753-3661 to schedule.

If Jacqueline Romero of San Marcos were to win the title of Miss Jr. Teen, she would represent Austin and the surrounding communities at the National Competition that will take place in Orlando, Florida. More than $30,000 in prizes and awards will be presented at the National Competition. Each winner enjoys the expense-paid trip to Florida. (courtesy photo)

Local young lady competing for Miss Jr. Teen title

Jacqueline Romero of San Marcos was recently selected to participate in the 2016 Miss Jr. Teen pageant competition that will take place on Sunday, Feb. 21.
 Jacqueline learned of her acceptance into this year's competition when the pageant announced their selections following interviewing in the local Austin area.
Jacqueline submitted an application and took part in an interview session that was conducted by this year's Austin Pageant Coordinator.

Judy Aswell will give a presentation on fairy gardening during the Feb. 11 Spring Lake Garden Club meeting at the Hays County AgriLife Extension Office. (Photo by Spring Lake Garden Club)

The art of fairy gardening: Presentation part of Feb. 11 Spring Lake Garden Club meeting

Spring Lake Garden Club members will meet Thursday, Feb. 11 to hear an explanation and demonstration of fairy gardening by Judy Aswell.
The meeting will be at 10 a.m. at the Hays County AgriLife Extension Office, 1253 Civic Center Loop and Clovis Barker Road.
Aswell says that fairy gardening has been increasing in popularity and appeal in the last year or so.  
She explains fairy gardening in this way, “The basic idea of fairy gardening is gardening in ‘minature’ to create the appearance that tiny fairy like creatures have taken up residence in your garden.”

The Internal Revenue Service (and/or those on Capitol Hill who set the IRS budget) have decided to save money by cutting back on the distribution of IRS forms and instructions through libraries and post offices.  (

Answers to go with Susan Smith: How to obtain IRS forms

Each week hundreds of people call or visit the San Marcos Public Library to find information.  "Answers To Go" highlights recently received questions.  Please visit the library at 625 E. Hopkins St., call 512-393-8200 for information over the phone, or email us through our webpage at
Q. I need a new IRS form this year. Does the library have form 8962?


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