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My journey this week took me to Juneteenth and freedom. It started when the General Order No. 3 was delivered to Texas on June 19, 1865, two-and-a-half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation of Jan. 1, 1863, and was delivered by U.S. General Gordon Granger: “The people of Texas are informed that in accordance with a Proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and free laborer.” Juneteenth has become an official state holiday. Yesterday it was celebrated in cities and towns across the entire United States.
The LifeLong Learning Organization of San Marcos will present a series of in-person and online summer art classes beginning July 7.
Tanger Outlets San Marcos is helping pioneer the company’s new pollinator project, installing its own honeybee colony on the center’s rooftop this month. In partnership with Alvéole, a social beekeeping company, the shopping destination plans to engage the community as it rolls out a series of buzz-worthy opportunities for locals to get involved in the program.
Sometimes, a problem can be solved in a very simple manner.
When the mercury rises, savvy cooks know lighter fare is the name of the game. Light recipes can be made even better by incorporating fresh produce that’s full of vitamins and minerals. It’s even possible to grow many of these foods right in your own backyard garden. “Baked Peppers With Rice Stuffing
The Charles S. Cock House is also known as the Cottage Kitchen. Daily Record photo by Celeste Hollister
Water color of Dr. Eli Merriman Cabin, created by Betsy Robertson, Urban Sketchers, Plein Air event June 12. Copyright protected
The restored Eli Merriman Cabin, originally built circa 1847 was moved to its present location in 2001. Submitted photo
On Saturday, June 26, a public picnic under the ancient trees will mark the official reopening of historic Veramendi Plaza. This San Marcos Heritage Association event is the first in a series of five, scheduled for the fourth Saturday in each month June through October.
The Red White & Blue is perfect for July 4th celebrations and of course showing your spirit. Unplugged So Blue salvia, Heart to Hear Snowdrift and Heart to Heart Bottle Rocket caladiums combine with Diamond Snow euphorbias and Surefire Begonias for the colors of Old Glory. Photo by James Winter
Heart to Heat Mesmerized caladiums are seen here growing in visual proximity to Soprano Red and Orange impatiens making their debut in 2022. Photo by Norman Winter
You may have heard the old saying, ‘that plant is so easy to grow all you have to do is plant the green-side up.’ Well, I am here to tell you when it comes to Heart to Heart caladium tubers, all you have to do is plant the white side up.
Diners will find authentic Mexican food at Santi’s Tacos.
A new restaurant overlooking the Cypress Creek in Wimberley is set to open in early July.
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