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Hays County Master Gardeners to offer Fall training class

The Jacob’s Well Demonstration Garden in Wimberley serves as a home base for the Hays County Master Gardeners. It features many hands-on spaces, including gardens for vegetables and pollinators.
Photo by Jason Cook

Hays County Master Gardeners to offer Fall training class

As the climate shifts worldwide and more people move into the Hill Country, locals and newcomers alike have taken an interest in plants.

Triple Crown mug represents lasting legacy of San Marcos landmark

Triple Crown mug represents lasting legacy of San Marcos landmark

I left my vintage Triple Crown mug at a coffee shop, and I almost burst into tears when I realized my mistake. I figured the sweet owners and staff at the café, where they know me as the English- speaking lady who prefers her yellows runny and her whites solid in her menemen, would likely hold onto the treasured mug, assured of my return. Nevertheless, I feared for the safety of the deteriorating black decals on the ivory ceramic. Would they scrub the inside AND the outside of the mug? Would they simply keep it preserved with the crusty remnants of French press I’d rolled in there with? I was panicked, to say the least.

Green Heron Bookshop

The front register of Green Heron Bookshop glows with emerald lights, a nod to Old World libraries and the San Marcos ecology.
Photos by Celeste Cook

Green Heron Bookshop
Green Heron Bookshop
Green Heron Bookshop

Top, Green Heron Bookshop relies on community reader recommendations for the books Vetiver brings to the shelves. Middle, Wade Vetiver is living out a middle school dream shared by many of us book lovers: owning a bookshop. Bottom, Virgil — a 100-year-old vintage typewriter beckons customers to write.
Photo by Wade Vetiver

Green Heron Bookshop

San Marcos’ indie bookstore finds a new home

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Celeste Cook Features Editor

MEET ME AT THE CROSSROADS

Ever drive out toward Blanco through the Hill Country on RR 32 right at sunset, when the last rays of light streak gold across the darkening horizon? Anyone who has understands in an instant how this part of Texas acquired the title of Big Sky Country, and it is a unique experience that is definitely worth seeing. The Devil’s Backbone Tavern is an old-school honky tonk perched on the ridge of this breathtaking vista, making it an ideal stargazing spot. Tonight, Sue Foley and The Pistolas will take the Backbone stage at 8 p.m. A legendary blues guitarist, Foley will play from her latest album, One Guitar Woman: A Tribute to the Female Pioneers of Guitar. After Foley’s set, head out to the parking lot to catch the sunset. Both will be spectacular shows. Tickets for Foley and The Pistolas are available at devilsbackbonetavern.com/live-music.

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Shannon West Staff Reporter

MUSIC AND KAYAKS

Say farewell to local beloved band Kenny Normal at Zelicks Icehouse at 7 p.m. tonight. This will be their last show. The band’s got a bluesy feel highlighted by the keyboard and saxophone. Party Fun Time band will also be playing. Grab a beer or one of their tasty margaritas and dance your booty off. I also recommend trying the food truck. Those Queso Fries are delectable. Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. there will be a 4 mile San Marcos River guided kayak trip hosted by Central Texas River trips at 5632 Central Texas Drive. Email CentralTexasRiverTrips@gmail.com for more information. If you’re feeling more like lazing around than working out, I recommend going to the river without a kayak. Just lay in it and connect with nature. This has been a very stressful time in our country, and around the world really, so let the water soothe your nerves and connect you to something greater than yourself.

Gardening during drought
Gardening during drought

Despite the current Stage 3 drought restrictions, the Discovery Center garden remains lush due to the caretakers’ dedication to planting native plants like Turk’s cap, Gregg’s Mistflower and sunflowers.
Photos by Celeste Cook

Gardening during drought

Tips for maintaining healthy plants while being good stewards of water supplies

Blues guitarist Sue Foley to play Devil’s Backbone Tavern July 19

Foley takes the stage in support of latest album, ‘One Guitar Woman.’
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Blues guitarist Sue Foley to play Devil’s Backbone Tavern July 19

Sue Foley picked up a guitar at the age 13, and she’s been rocking ever since. The legendary blues guitarist played her first gig at the age of 16. After high school graduation, she and her band toured throughout Canada and the United States.

‘Legally Blonde the Musical’ premiers at Wimberley Players

Left to right Elle Woods and Viviene Kinsington: Rebecca Woods and Trinity Adams.
Photos contributed by The Wimberley Players

‘Legally Blonde the Musical’ premiers at Wimberley Players

Left to right, Elle Woods and the Delta Nu Girls: Shelby Breda, Rebecca Woods, Taylor Dabbs and Kelly Menz.

‘Legally Blonde the Musical’ premiers at Wimberley Players

Left to right, Paulette Buonafonte and the UPS guy: Reji Smith and Tate Kirshner.

‘Legally Blonde the Musical’ premiers at Wimberley Players

The Wimberley Players presents its summer musical, “Legally Blonde the Musical,” beginning Friday July 12 through August 4. An adaptation of the popular film, “Legally Blonde” is based on a novel by Amanda Brown and the iconic Metro Goldwyn-Mayer movie.

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