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Brother Jim Lanning of Redwood Baptist Church reads Bible scripture to participants and volunteers with the Reading Challenge. The church last week hosted a ceremony for children to recognize them for their reading achievements. They received books and bookshelves during the ceremony for their participation in the 10-week summer reading program. (Daily Record Photo by Lori Steindorf)

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Answers to go with Susan Smith: Book sheds light on topic of antlers

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 East Hopkins, call 393-8200 for information over the phone, or email us through our website at

Q: I walk each evening in a neighborhood just outside of town.  I’ve enjoyed watching fawns and their mothers. Recently, I’ve begun to see bucks with antlers. I don’t know much about deer.  Do the males have antlers all year?

Exploring Nature with Jerry Hall: Birding trip to Big Bend

I put some serious mileage on my ancient Buick during a recent birding trip to Fort Davis, located some 400 miles from Wimberley in the Davis Mountains deep in the Big Bend area of Texas.  
The countryside was unusually green from recent rains and the desert landscape looked vibrant and verdant.  
I always enjoy the mesas, buttes and peaks of this wide-open country, where occasional pronghorn antelope can be seen.


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