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A Word About Recycling with Ollie Maier

Last week we started talking about a Resource Recycling newsletter article concerning a report. The report was by the nation’s largest waste and recycling hauler, the Houston-based Waste Management (WM) company. Today we will continue with it. We’ll start with the recycling of PET plastic bottles (Number 1 on the recycling symbol of chasing arrows; think soft drink bottles).

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Library staff Anthony Holguin is ready to assist visitors as the library reopens. Photo courtesy of SMPL

San Marcos Public Library reopens to the public

The San Marcos Public Library reopened to the public on Wednesday, September 16. The facility is now open for Grab & Go check out of library materials, computer use, and printing Monday through Saturday from 12:00 to 3:00 PM and Sunday from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.

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The San Marcos River flows through Palmetto State Park on its way east to join the Guadalupe in Gonzales. Since there are no rapids in this part of the river, families find it an ideal spot for swimming, tubing and kayaking.

Day Tripping

A few years ago, Palmetto State Park existed as a little-known gem on the San Marcos River as it headed east toward its confluence with the Guadalupe. Campers, hikers, and birders alike regarded it like a secret treasure, this sleepy haven resting at the crest of the Hill Country between the big cities of San Antonio, Austin and Houston.

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Illusion Emerald Lace ornamental sweet potato echoes the lime green of the colorful picket fence. Photo by Norman Winter

The Garden Guy

Oh, the possibilities with that Wicked Witch! Son James dazzled me again with a combination planting featuring this year’s hot new coleus ColorBlaze Wicked with coleus and Canary Wing begonia. Immediately, I noticed his carefully intentioned design of having the lime green margins of the coleus echo the golden-lime of the Canary Wing begonia.

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Above, Sean Patrick's Irish Pub's Shepard's Pie — a delicious and perfectly seasoned mix of ground beef and vegetables topped off with mashed potatoes and cheddar cheese — served with a side salad. Daily Record photo by Lance Winter

Foodie Friday: Sean Patrick's

Over the years Sean Patrick’s Irish Pub has become an institution in San Marcos located on the southeast corner of the downtown square.


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