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During this year’s 45th Annual Heritage Home Tour, guests will have the opportunity to tour two thriving local San Marcos businesses — Germer Insurance Services and Zelicks Icehouse. Vibrant yellow agarita blossoms precede red berries in summer and fall. Deer avoid spiny leaves of this plant. Above, Germer Insurance Services located at 221 North St. Below, Zelicks Icehouse located at 336 W. Hopkins St. Photos by Carl Deal
During this year’s 45th Annual Heritage Home Tour, guests will have the opportunity to tour two thriving local San Marcos businesses — Germer Insurance Services and Zelicks Icehouse. These local treasured properties have been significantly enhanced — preserving the rich history of our town for current and future generations to enjoy.
Painted with auto body paint and hand-crafted, each of Scarlett’s flags is custom-made for the veteran for which it is created. Photos by Eric Scarlett
The Eternal Flame: a 9-foot metal monument in Victoria, was created by Scarlett during 2021. The project, which will be re-dedicated at the end of this month, garnered a DIY Hero nomination and honors all veterans who have fallen in the Golden Crescent since World War I. Photo submitted by Eric Scarlett
Eric Scarlett has done a lot of living with his life. Born and raised in Ventura, Calif., Scarlett transitioned from being a machine shop kid to being in the military and then starring in a series of high-powered TV shows about cars, like Overhaulin’ and Monster Garage.
This newly planted bed features Mangave Catch a Wave, a trending new plant hybrid between Agave and Manfreda with Heart to Heart Burning Heart caladium and Shadowland Coast to Coast hostas. Begonias and Torenia will complete the project.
Heart to Heart Burning Heart is a large new landscape caladium for 2022 offering a bold new color. The hot red color is more intense in the sun and offers a tempting bronze in shadier locations.
The Garden Guy made a trip across town to chat with son James and came away giddy on one hand and grumpy on the other because I had been scooped. I am used to being the dud when it comes to comparing my plant partnerships with his, but this time he showed me up with a new variety. I’m the new variety guy, not this whipper snapper, but he was grinning like the ‘Cheshire Cat’ with this year’s new Heart to Heart Burning Heart caladium.
I was honored to meet Stephen Kress many years ago on a trip to Egg Rock Island about six miles off the coast of Maine. He wore a very distinguished sort of beanie and was a sage source of puffin lore and logic.
Four local Beta Sigma Phi Chapters recently named Marla Johnson as the 2022 Woman of the Year. Chapter Presidents Pictured from left to right Kathryn Webber, Diane Gardner, Marla Johnson, Margie Harmon and Jamie Lee Case. Photo submitted by Sue Cohen
Texas Performing Arts will present Broadway In Austin’s musical “Mean Girls” from Aug. 2 – 7 at Bass Concert Hall.
Above, JAX's Burgers, Fries and Shakes' Baja burger, which came with all-beef patty, bacon, jalapeños, mayo, mustard, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and American cheese on a toasted sesame seed bun. Below, a classic cheeseburger from JAX served with mustard, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, onions and American cheese. Daily Record photo by Nick Castillo & Lance Winter
A new burger spot has opened up shop on the Square.
JAX Burgers, Fries and Shakes dishes out classic American fare between burgers, chicken and fries.
The Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (“ARPA-H”) was recently established as a new federal agency with the mission of transforming health research and innovation.
Lots of people enjoy watching birds — and also feeding them.
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