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Celeste Hollister

Merry Mermaid Market set for this weekend
Merry Mermaid Market set for this weekend

Photo collage created by Jamie Lynn Shelton

Merry Mermaid Market set for this weekend

The San Marcos Mermaid Society presents an eclectic holiday shopping experience this weekend from 5 to 7 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. The event will be held inside and around the grounds of Mermaid Capital of Texas Gift Shop and Gallery, located at the Wonder World Park main building, 1000 Prospect St. in San Marcos.

Love Local

Solid Gold Vintage is an eclectic, curated space featuring pieces from the mid-20th century. Photo by Celeste Hollister

Love Local: Downtown shops offer eclectic mixture of gifts for every person on your list

It’s noon on a Wednesday, and the parking lot for Shop 1893 is packed. Outside, an older gentleman is watering the plants, which are still in full bloom the second week of December. Various butterflies lilt among the flowers as a trill of holiday jazz pours from the front door of the Price Center, which houses Shop 1893, the Marie Jager Theater and the Art Gallery.

David Beck’s Tejano Weekend to play Cheatham Street Warehouse Nov. 19

Members of David Beck’s Tejano Weekend. Photo by Sam Siefert

David Beck’s Tejano Weekend to play Cheatham Street Warehouse Nov. 19

David Beck grew up with the San Marcos River running through his childhood, Herbert’s tacos in his belly, and Texas music in his blood. His Dad, Bill Whitbeck, is a professional musician who has played for 30 years with Robert Earl Keen; you can hardly get more Texas than that.

Released into the Wild

Local farmers and community plant growers gathered for the SMPL’s Little Free Seed Library installation. Photos by Jason Cook

Released into the Wild

Alexandra Walker began with the basics: one single seed. From it, she has helped to grow a whole community.

Crave-able

Savory, salty, sweet: The Farm Prosciutto Sandwich with dried mission fig, asiago, mortadella, champignon and black truffle aioli is a favorite among staff and diners alike. Photos by Jason Cook

Crave-able: Radish & Dill brings fresh, sustainable, farm-to-table cuisine to San Marcos

Many believe that home begins with food. It’s rooted into our family life and our culture. It brings people together, simultaneously providing nourishment for our bodies and stimulation for our minds.

Bird to the Wise

Lance Jones of the San Marcos Greenbelt Alliance presents a commemorative photograph by Susan Hanson to recognize 10 years of monthly San Marcos Bird Walks.

Bird to the Wise

A yellow-crowned night heron perches on a log near the headwaters of the San Marcos River.

Bird to the Wise

Bird Walkers spotted a green heron from the Meadows Center Wetlands Boardwalk.

Bird to the Wise

This happy little water snake relaxes in Spring Lake near the Meadows Center.

Bird to the Wise

In addition to birds, Ramirez treats Bird Walk participants to a host of diverse wildlife found in the San Marcos area. Photos by Jason Cook

Bird to the Wise

It was one of those perfect San Marcos Saturdays: cool and cloudless, with a light breeze stirring through the trees. At 7 a.m., a small crowd gathered in the Meadows Center parking lot — families with children, pairs and trios of college students, older couples and groups of friends. Some of them had field guides, some had binoculars; all were gathered to hear Texas State graduate Stephen Ramirez talk about birds.

Canine Heroes

San Marcos resident Christian Fritz and his German Shepherds, Saul and Starbuck, at work for the Alamo Area Search and Rescue team. Photo submitted by Christian Fritz

Canine Heroes: Fritz and his rescue dogs work together to make the world a better place

When San Marcos resident Christian Fritz returned stateside from his time as a U.S. Air Force Intelligence collector in Afghanistan, he missed having a mission on which he could focus. With the help of Saul and Starbuck, his two rescued search and rescue dogs, Fritz has found his calling.

When the River Speaks

The San Marcos Public Library seeks poetry from community for its inaugural issue titled Everybody In! Photo by Jason Cook

When the River Speaks

Every person has poetry within them, and the San Marcos Public Library would like to read yours. Through a new monthly poetry bulletin “When the River Speaks,” the SMPL invites San Marcosarea residents of any age to submit their original poetry to be collected into a monthly edition, the first of which is themed, “Everybody In!”

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