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The Mountain Laurel Garden Club will be serving lunch at the Cottage Kitchen this week. From left to right are Jerry Kimmel, Linda Pennington, Liz Weatherspoon, Letha Allen, Elaine Wilbanks, Adelaide McAninch, Eleanor Pulver, Ellie Stewart, Lil Hageman, Beverly Owen, Gina Eben, Brenda Kyle and Vicki Barber. Submitted photo

Cottage Kitchen Luncheon

The Mountain Laurel Garden Club will host lunch at the Charles S. Cock House Museum, located at 400 E. Hopkins Street, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18. 

During the Mistick Krewe of Okeanos's Epiphany Ball at the Price Center, debutante Cendra Rodriguez, her escort Caleb Guenther, debutante Camille Garcia, her escort Joseph Ballou, page Mcleod Wingert, King of Carnival Harry Douglas Stewart, Oueen of Carnival Cathy Dillon, page Betsy Wingert, debutante Taylor Frugoni, her escort Kyle Frugoni, debutante Lindsey Fields and her escort Denson Hull (not pictured) receive the ball guests approaching the main stage who come to pay tribute to the court.  Daily Record photos by Denise Cathey

12th Night celebration kicks off Mardi Gras

Local nonprofit and hosts of San Marcos’ Mardi Gras celebrations, the Mistick Krewe of Okeanos, officially kicked off Mardi Gras season on Jan. 5 with an Epiphany Ball that ushered

The American robin is a very familiar bird over most of North America, running and hopping on lawns with upright stance. Freeuse photo

Exploring Nature: Robins

I recently spotted my first robin of the year – a sure sign winter has arrived. Oddly enough, it was a solitary bird, scratching in my front yard. This is

San Marcos' Annual Celtic Festival is around the corner. Dee Ann Prince and Merlin the Wise entertain children of all ages with magic, music and puppetry. Photos courtesy of  Linda Kelsey-Jones

4th Annual Celtic festival

Lift your spirits, liven up your January and  “warm the cockles of your heart" – the public is invited to the 4th annual San Marcos Celtic Festival, Sunday, Jan. 20 from  noon to 6 p.m.

The Greater San Marcos Partnership recently made some changes to its staff in preparation for an ambitious 2019 agenda.  Jason J. Giulietti (left) is the new vice president of Economic Development, John E. Ellis (center) was hired as the director of Marketing and Communications and Christian Duran (right) was promoted to manager of Existing Business and Workforce Development. Photos courtesy of  GSMP

Greater San Marcos Partnership makes staff changes

The region’s economic development organization, the Greater San Marcos Partnership (GSMP), has undergone significant staff changes in preparation for an aggressive 2019 agenda.

The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet that has taken the health community by storm in recent years. Photo courtesy of StatePoint

Tips to embrace a keto-friendly diet

(StatePoint) It seems that everyone these days has a friend following a “keto-friendly” diet – a low-carb eating plan designed to make the body burn fat more efficiently.

The Whitus' house on Spring Hollow Cove is the Spring Lake Garden Club's Yard of the Month. Their yard boasts of a large variety of native plants and shady groves of oaks, making it a cozy little urban retreat. Photos courtesy of the Spring Lake Garden Club

Creating an Urban Retreat

Spring Lake Garden Club’s yard of the month for January 2019 is a mix of native plants and adaptive species on an uphill lot with no lawn – exactly what

Piano students of Dr. Karen Munson Sabrina Zheng, Ceilidh Welsh, Macrina Anitei and Theodora Anitei after the studio held its annual Christmas recital. Two awards were announced during the recital; Ceilidh Welsh won an excellent rating and ribbon for her performance of carols at the Hymn Festival sponsored by Austin District Music Teachers Association and Sabrina Zheng earned a score of 99 on a 12th grade statewide music theory test given by the Texas Music Teachers Association. Photo courtesy of Dr. Karen Munson

Local piano students win accolades

Piano students of Dr. Karen Munson Sabrina Zheng, Ceilidh Welsh, Macrina Anitei and Theodora Anitei after the studio held its annual Christmas recital. Two awards were announced during the recital;