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The night sky in some parts of Texas typically yields some of the clearest and best views for stargazing and meteor showers in the United States. Photo by Lance Winter

Deep in the Heart of Texas

Recently along a stretch of Devil’s Backbone, people have been lining up their cars near a public-access picnic area to watch the setting sun. When conditions are right—and in the Hill Country, they often are—spectators can view a broad swath of the Milky Way, multiple planets, and since April, the Comet Neowise.

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(Top) Truffula Pink gomphrena excels in the landscape and in containers, too. (Bottom) Truffula Pink gomphrena host a 'Garden Party of Swallowtails' at The Garden Guy's house. Photos by Norman Winter

The Garden Guy

Truffula Pink gomphrena has already been hotter than the proverbial twodollar pistol but The Garden Guy is here to tell you, it is even better than we thought. It has been the champion of all butterfly plants at my house and if your peak butterfly season is September/October and you find them for sale, BUY THEM.

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Above, Texas Bean & Brew House's Suit Yourself Burger served on a sweet bun with its signature B&B sauce, lettuce, tomato, red onion and a pickle spear, and sweet potato fries. Left, Texas Bean & Brew House's Brown Sugar Cinnamon Texas Toast served with two eggs and bacon, and a vanilla latte. Daily Record photos by Nick Castillo

Foodie Friday: Texas Bean & Brew House

On Texas Bean & Brew House's social media platform, it refers to itself as, “a casual place to eat, drink and hangout.” But that doesn’t come close to describing what a gem this eatery has beco

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With the Randonautica phone app, explorers enter in random parameters and set an intention such as ‘mystery’ or ‘adventure’ which can lead them to unexpected places, like this no-longer-used entrance into the San Marcos River. Photo by Morgan Litrenta

Exploration with Intent

Perhaps it’s natural for humans to seek patterns in randomness.


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