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Birds have their own ways of cooling off from the hot summer temperatures like rapid respiration rates and cool water dips. Freeuse photo

Exploring Nature: Heat & Birds

It has been a tad warm around my place recently. How warm? Well, hot water now comes out of both taps. Chickens are laying hard-boiled eggs. I turned on my

Chuy's Green chile Chicken Flautas – flautas stuffed with green chiles and fresh spinach and drizzled with Crema Especial – served up with a frozen margarita. Photos courtesy of  Chuy's

Chuy's celebrates 30th annual Green Chile Festival

Chuy’s, the Austin-based restaurant known for its authentic Tex-Mex menu and fun-loving atmosphere, is celebrating their 30th Annual Green Chile Festival at all locations. 

Live Oak Health Partners has added orthopedic surgeon Christopher L. Jimenez, MD to their team that provides complete orthopedic and sports medicine care to residents of Hays County. Photo courtesy of Live Oak Health Partners 

Live Oak Health Partners welcomes new orthopedic surgeon

Live Oak Health Partners Specialty Care clinic added orthopedic surgeon Christopher L. Jimenez, MD to its team. He joins Dr.

The 2018 Hays County Alzheimer’s Texas Walk will be held Saturday, Oct.13 at Rec Hall at City Park, with check-in beginning at 9 a.m., the opening ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. and the walk will begin at 10:30 a.m. Photo courtesy of  Alzheimer's Texas

11th Annual Alzheimer’s Texas Walk

This year marks the 11th Annual Alzheimer’s Walk for support, care and research hosted by Alzheimer’s Texas. The walk will be held on the morning of Oct.

Reverend Marilyn Andrews, 74, sings from her pulpit during the Sunday service at Wesley Chapel A.M.E Church as she has done for more than seven years. Andrews, who has devoted her time to the ministry for the past 34 years, plans to officially retire in October. Daily Record photos by Denise Cathey

Reverend Andrews makes ‘A joyful noise’

Marilyn Andrews – Reverend Andrews, if you want to get formal with her – is the minister of San Marcos’ Wesley Chapel also known as the African Methodist Episcopal or

The cucumber is the fourth most widely cultivated “vegetable” in the world – related to both the melon and squash families – and is technically a fruit.  Photo courtesy of Joe Urbach

Growth in gardening: Growing cucumbers in the summer

Are you growing cucumbers in your garden? If not, you are really missing out on one of the most nutritious and delicious things you can grow during our super-hot summer

Birdbaths are a great way to observe nature, and so are birding clubs like the Wimberley Birding Society. Freeuse photo

Exploring Nature: Bird Club

Aside from watching “Downton Abbey” on PBS, one of my favorite diversions these days is observing the goings-on at my backyard birdbath. I have enjoyed seeing a big black vulture

Stores like JCPenney are offering additional savings on items during the state's sales tax holiday. All Junior's and Kid's Arizona denim will be on sale over the weekend, in addition to discounted kids haircuts at JCPenney salons. Photo courtesy of  JCPenney

Back-to-school shopping this tax-free weekend

San Marcos CISD starts back to school on Aug. 27 and students and families are ramping up for the school year by purchasing clothes, shoes and supplies for the academic year.

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