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Chef Daniel Reinhard works with his San Marcos High School culinary arts students, Amber Rodriquez (left) and Raven Martinez (right). PHOTOS COURTESY OF SMCISD.

SMHS teacher serves San Marcos: Award-winning instructor leads students by example

Laura Aebi- Features Editor

An award-winning San Marcos High School culinary arts teacher will be helping serve lunch with his students Friday at Heritage Association’s Charles S. Cock House Museum. 

The 2016 Sights & Sounds Festival got off to a great start with a huge crowd at the tree lighting event held at the city Rec Hall on Tuesday night. San Marcos Toyota, CTMC and the city of San Marcos are the three primary sponsors. Pictured is a group of Toyota team members. Left to right are Jan Jurell, San Marcos Toyota owner Michael Chargois, Cody McCormick, Rodney Cobb, Ed Bradley, Sights and Sounds Chairman Tommy Curtis, Pat Sheridan, Lena Ruble, Brian Olson, Dana Barker, Oscar Hairell and Susie Gonzales. 

City Manager Jared Miller and former councilmen Jude Prather looked very happy at the Sights & Sounds Sponsor Appreciation Party on Tuesday. It was probably just the season and not anything to do with city business. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY DON MOORE.

Amy Stanfield (left) and her mother Linda Fore (right), could be long-lost sisters based on their resemblance to each other. 

Storing spices in a drawer with the labels exposed is a easy way to keep them organized, accessible and out-of-the-way. PHOTO BY DAHLIA WOODS.

Dahlia Does Design: De-clutter your kitchen

Q: Help! I have way too many spices and seasonings and have a very small kitchen with not a lot of storage.  Half of the seasonings are in the small jars and half are in the bags you get in the bulk spices.  What is a good storage solution?


Overwhelmed in Spices


A: Dear Overwhelmed,

Obviously you like to cook, and that’s wonderful.

Ridge View front yard in fall 2016 with mature landscape. 

A large shallow clay planter and an earthenware pot used as legacy garden accents. PHOTOS COURTESY OF SHARON LOCKETT

December Yard of the Month

Spring Lake Garden Club’s yard of the month for December is an example of creative planting on a small property. Marked by a red front door, the street view of 2029 Ridge View Drive in San Marcos identifies a distinctive residence in the midst of a recently developed subdivision, Franklin Square. In just four years, Jones Jones and Corey Miller have transformed this landscape from a small exposed front yard to a private area screened by low-maintenance native plants attractive in all seasons.

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter launches ‘Home for the Holidays’

The San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter invites the community to the Take Me Home Adoptions taking place From Dec. 1- Dec. 31 at the shelter’s Adoption Center.

During the Take Me Home Adoptions, every adoptable cat and dog’s adoption fee will be discounted to only $20. The adoption will include the sterilization, rabies vaccination, de-worming, general health check, microchipping, and testing for Felv/FIV for cats or testing for heartworms for dogs. Best of all, the cats and dogs adopted during the Take Me Home Adoptions will be able to go home immediately with their new families.


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