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Pesto Tuna Melt. PHOTO COURTESY OF CANDICE BRUSUELAS

Pesto Tuna Melt. PHOTO COURTESY OF CANDICE BRUSUELAS

Candice’s Kitchen: Step away from the basics

Candice Brusuelas - Special to the Record |

Sometimes it’s very hard to be creative when you eat healthy. We’re used to fast and easy, and when it comes to fast and easy and healthy, things are usually pretty bland. I’ve had many a meal with plain stir-fried veggie mix and brown rice. I’ve had lots of days where I eat plain raw veggies for snacking. And I pretty much eat the same oatmeal with nuts, berries and almond butter every morning (but partially because I truly love it).

Here, I’ve compiled a few of my favorite not-so-basic foods. 

Stevie Black talks about the donation plaque in the name of Tori Ann Hoffman on the Little Free Libraries with visitors Clay DeStefano and Christine Terrell. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY DENISE CATHEY

Stevie Black talks about the donation plaque in the name of Tori Ann Hoffman on the Little Free Libraries with visitors Clay DeStefano and Christine Terrell. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY DENISE CATHEY

Little Free Library movement expanding

They are popping up all over town, and on Saturday, a “MUGUP” event launched the Little Free Library at Rio Claro Studio in downtown San Marcos. Business partners Stevie Black and Gigi Mederas were onhand as visitors donated and picked up books from the red-framed library, talked and sampled from a buffet of coffee and treats. The movement is under the umbrella of the Little Free Library Organization and is based on the principle of making books available, for free, to anyone who wants them, with the hopes that when someone takes a book, they will leave one.

Rio Vista Dam

Get out and enjoy the river!

Staff Reports |

It’s there everyday, its cool 72-degree waters beckoning young and old, those among us who are driven to swim, snorkel and scuba dive to see the treasures of its depths as well as those who are content to simply float in a tube and let the current transport them downstream.

River parks are free to everyone and on the weekends, are crowded with out-of-towners. But there are still precious days ahead — only five — before students in public schools return to class, and a week after that, students return to Texas State University.

The journey continues: Community pulls together to help family in need

Jim Lanning - Daily Record Columnist

My journey over the past few weeks took me to the house of Bill and Helen Franks on Georgia Street in the Victory Gardens subdivision.  

The following is what happened: 

At our Friday Noon Lions Club meeting, Sarah Lee handed me a business card and written on the back was the Franks’ address and the words, “roof repair.”

While returning with Tom Conley and Al Heinroth from a Mission Able Project sponsored by the First Baptist Church (McCarty Lane), I remembered the business card.  

Answers to go: What was Coronal Institute?

Last week we looked at photographs of Dudley Johnson, several of them in connection with the Coronal Institute. (And a descendant of Dudley provided a correction and a new photograph—Dudley was the brother of TC Johnson, Jr., and the cousin of Lloyd Gideon Johnson.)

The Coronal Institute was private Methodist upper school that educated the young adults of San Marcos--and boarding students from near and far. It sat on the property at Hutchison and Moore Streets, where the abandoned Lamar School now sits--and where the controversial Lindsey Hills development is being considered.

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