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There are many benefits to growing in raised beds, including fewer weeds, less erosion, and better water retention. Photo courtesy of Joe Urbach

Growth in gardening:

Fall garden planning season is here and about this time of year I am usually asked why I grow vegetables in raised beds. What are the advantages and disadvantages? Or

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Maya the Mermaid — or in bi-pedal form, Angela Zumwalt — reads aloud from “The Mermaid and the Shoe” by K.G. Campbell to a group of children during her story time event at Wonder World Cave and Park's 2019 Earth Day celebration. Daily Record file photo

Mermaid Society SMTX

Living in a town that is defined by the body of water that runs through it can be a double-edged sword. The San Marcos River is a 75-mile-long stretch of

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A very small bird with a slender body and long, narrow, curved wings, the chimney swift flies rapidly with nearly constant wingbeats. Photo by Melissa McMasters/Flickr

Exploring Nature: Chimney Swifts

People throughout North America will be counting birds on the weekend Sept. 7. The birds will be chimney swifts and the occasion will be Swift Night Out, an annual nationwide


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