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Exploring Nature with Jerry Hall: On lifespans

     Most birds do not live for very long.  Fifteen years is about the maximum for most species in the wild, although parrots in captivity often reach 60 or more. 

     If you are interested in living a really long life, you should be born a sponge, an animal that can live thousands of years.  Or a quahog clam – one Icelandic species reached 507 years and 225 years is not uncommon.

Answers to Go with Susan Smith

 Q: I always like to read the book before I see the movie.  I know “Love and Friendship” was based on a Jane Austen novel, but I don’t see it in the library catalog.  Does the book have a different title?


A:  Yes.  Director Whit Stillman’s film, “Love and Friendship,” is based on Austen’s early novella, “Lady Susan.”

I am going to go way out on a limb here.  It is no secret that I am a book lover.  I almost always think the book is better than the movie. 

 When it comes to Jane Austen, I love both the books and the movies.

School of mermaids. Courtesy photo.

Mermaid Society SMTX to host San Marcos’ First Mermaid Week

Mermaid Society SMTX, a grassroots San Marcos community organization, is excited to announce Mermaid Week SMTX, a 12-day community-wide festival celebrating the history and local culture revolving around the San Marcos River and the Aquarena Springs Aquamaids of the past.

Interdenominational Bible study starting

First Christian Church is hosting interdenominatinal 30-week Bible studies starting in September.

Community Bible Study is for men, women and married couples and will have lessons in both English and Spanish.

The evening study will begin Tuesday, Sept. 6 and will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. each week.

The day group for women and children will begin Wednesday, Sept. 7 and will run from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. For more information on this group call 512-847-7876 or email Paula King at

"The Wall". Courtesy Photo.

Local artist wins national 'political art' competition

Denise Cervantes - Special to the Record |

Single parent and full time Texas State University student, Augustine Chavez, found himself as a winner early August in Washington D.C.’s national juried show – “Art As Politics.” 

Chavez stood in the back of the crowd as his name was called over the speakers announcing his painting “The Wall” as the first place winner. 

Chavez said he experienced a surreal moment and didn’t realize what place he had won until he stepped on the stage.



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