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Road construction and drainage improvements for the La Cima subdivision Phase 1 Roadway Improvements to Centerpoint Road and Central Park Loop have been completed and are now open. Daily Record photo by Denise Cathey

The road to La Cima opens

The Hays County Commissioners Court voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the road construction and drainage improvements for the La Cima development's Phase 1 roadway improvements to Centerpoint Ro

School vending machines, junk food marketing and even fundraisers can take a toll on children's food choices at schools across the U.S. Photo by adrian_ilie825/Adobe Stock

Promoting healthy eating habits at school

(StatePoint) Fast food coupons used as prizes, candy sale fundraisers, vending machine exteriors – these are just a few examples of the kinds of junk food marketing that regularly takes place in U.

A class practices Tai Chi at Balance Academy in Wimberley. This Labor Day Balance Academy and The Namaste Getaway will be hosting free yoga classes all day as part of the Austin Free Day of Yoga. Photo courtesy of Deborah Charnes

Free Day of Yoga Labor Day event

For the 20th year, Austin yoga teachers and studios have united to bring Austin and neighboring communities free yoga classes all day Labor Day, to heighten awareness of the benefits of yoga.

Ms. Wheelchair Texas 2018 Angel Arredondo – pictured left in front of the State Capitol – recently returned from the 47th annual Ms. Wheelchair America National Competition in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Photo courtesy of Angel Arredondo

Ms Wheelchair Texas returns home with accolades

Ms Wheelchair Texas 2018 Angel Arredondo left San Marcos on July 31 to compete in the 47th annual Ms. Wheelchair America National Competition held in Grand Rapids, Michigan at the

Hays County may still be experiencing the hot temperatures of summer, but it is time to get those fall garden tomato transplants into the ground. Because of Hays County’s long growing season - approximately 292 days – tomatoes do well here almost all year round. Photo courtesy of Joe Urbach

Growth in gardening: Fall Tomatoes

We may still be in the throes of summer, but it is time to get our fall garden tomato transplants into the ground. While most gardeners plant their vegetables in

Female spotted sandpipers are among the more polygamous birds and will lay up to four clutches of eggs during a breeding season, with a different mate for each clutch. Freeuse photo

Exploring Nature: Birds & Sex

Observing two black vultures touching beaks and acting all lovey-dovey on my back deck recently, I came to ponder on sex among avian creatures. It is an interesting topic. Some

Patrick Knorr, newly appointed chief commercial officer and executive vice president of commercial services of the newly integrated RCN, Grande and Wave. Submitted photos

RCN, Grande & Wave announce executive appointments

RCN, Grande and Wave announce the appointment of industry veteran Patrick Knorr to the new role of chief commercial officer and executive vice president of commercial services for the company.

Jimmy Choo has opened their first Texas outlet location at the San Marcos Premium Outlets. The location is open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Daily Record photo by Rachel Willis

Jimmy Choo opens at outlets

Simon (NYSE:SPG), a global leader in premier shopping, dining and entertainment destinations, is pleased to announce Jimmy Choo's first Texas outlet location at San Marcos Premium Outlets.

Grocery retailers reliance on single-use plastics doesn't look like it will change anytime soon, but sustainable consumer practices – like using reusable shopping bags and produce bags as well as purchasing sustainably-produced products – can help curb the damage that single-use plastics inflict on the environment. Photo courtesy of  StatePoint

Grocery stores & plastic pollution

(StatePoint) The choices your local grocery store makes can have a global impact on the environment.

Hydrating safely from any fresh water source is key during emergencies. Photo courtesy of StatePoint

Clean water during emergencies

(StatePoint) September is National Preparedness Month, and with wildfires, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes and hurricanes occurring around the world, having access to safe drinking water in the even

Austin Samba performers lead the way down the parade route in their elaborate costumes in the 2017 Mermaid Promenade. Daily Record archive photos by Colton Ashabranner

Third Annual Mermaid Promenade

The Mermaid Society SMTX will be putting their tails to the pavement on Saturday, Sept. 22 for the 3rd Annual Mermaid Promenade. Plans are already being made and floats are

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