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Clara Bragg enjoys a day at the Country Estates Recreation Association's pool with her family. On Friday and Saturday, June 29 and 30, there will be a Benefit Yard Sale for A Cure for Clara from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. at 2706 James St. Photo courtesy of Melinda Habengreither

Yard sale benefits A Cure for Clara

You might not know it from looking at Clara Bragg – bright-eyed and all smiles in almost every photo – that she faces a rare and debilitating disease.

From left to right are Dr. Karen Munson's students Chris Flores, Sabrina Zheng, Andrei Apostol, Sarah Johnson, Vinson Zheng, Ceilidh Welsh and Macrina Anitei. Photo courtesy of Dr. Karen Munson

Local piano students win accolades

On May 21, the studio of Dr. Karen Munson gave its annual recital for family and friends.  Following the performances, awards were presented to each student.

On June 14, the Price Center rededicated the stage in the 1910 Room the Ron and Marie Jager Theatre. Past and present members of the Greater San Marcos Area Seniors Association, friends, family and the cast of the just wrapped up local production of “The Sound of Music” were a part of the dedication. Photo courtesy of the Price Center

Theatre dedicated to Jager legacy

A group of nearly 100, including past and present Greater San Marcos Area Seniors Association (GSMASA) board members, friends, family and the cast of the just wrapped up local production of “The So

Accepting the award on behalf of the Wimberley Players were board members Teresa Kendrick and Ryla Wolf. Photo courtesy of the Wimberley Players

Wimberley Players win award

The Austin Critics Table presented the Wimberley Players with a new award catagory this year, the Periphery Company Award for excellence in theater outside Austin proper. Citing, among other things,

Calculating your garden and lawn’s watering needs can be accomplished by collecting containers and setting them randomly throughout the yard. and then running your irrigation for the length of time you are used to running it. Check the amounts of water collected in the cans and calculate the average amount. Check the soil to see to what depth the water reached and make adjustments accordingly. Photo courtesy of Joe Urbach

Growth in gardening: When to water

It is getting hot, so I am bombarded by questions about watering the lawn and garden. Watering seems simple but can actually take a bit of finesse to do properly

Hummingbirds have very little sense of smell but they can distinguish colors and have learned to favor the colors red, orange and pink as sources of good nectar. Free use photo

Exploring Nature: Feeding Hummingbirds

My resident hummingbird looks to be a female ruby-throat. She does not have a ruby throat, however, and is a rather drab light green, with touches of white on her

A Capella Unlimited qualified to participate in the Sweet Adelines International Harmony Classic Competition by winning their division in March and subsequently finishing in the top five of Division A Small Chorus competitions held in each of the 24 worldwide regions. Photos courtesy of A Capella Unlimited

A Capella Unlimited qualifies for Internationals

A Cappella Unlimited, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, has qualified to participate in the Sweet Adelines International Harmony Classic Competition to be held Sept.

San Marcos' only indoor and outdoor flea market, 4th Flea, will be at the Price Center this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Photo courtesy of the Price Center

4th Flea returns this Saturday

This weekend’s forecast calls for the return of high temperatures, making the indoor, air-conditioned booths of the 4th Flea all the more appealing for shoppers and vendors alike.

All 14 contestants for the Miss Beautiful San Marcos 2018. Front row from left are Stacey Becza, Chrystal Guerrero, Kacey Marie Teneyque Rogers, Ashley Veitch, Linda "Jill" Williams, Kalene Spencer, Elsa Sanchez; and back row Christina McGreaI, Brianna Bielskie, Stormy Brook Farquhar, Mary Ann Belyeu, Hayley Trimble, Kaitlyn “Katie" Hardegree and Courtney Ikard. Photos courtesy of city of San Marcos 

Miss Beautiful San Marcos 2018 crowned

On Friday, June 8, the third annual Miss Beautiful Pageant took to the stage with Jupiter Brown as the host and 14 contestants competing for the title of Miss Beautiful SMTX 2018. 

Kissing Tree just recently hosted San Marcos' first Super Senior International Pickleball Association (SSIPA) Pickleball Tournament on their pickleball court. Photo courtesy of Randall Wood

Kissing Tree hosts pickleball tournament

The active adult community Kissing Tree recently hosted San Marcos’ first Super Senior International Pickleball Association (SSIPA) Pickleball Tournament. If you haven’t heard, Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in

Pastor Erich Siemens stands outside Calvary Chapel of the Springs, where he has ministered to his congregation for eight-and-a-half years. Daily Record photo by Denise Cathey

From prodigal to pastor, Erich Siemens

If you meet Erich Siemens on the street, your first impression might be he’s a drifter. He drifts from bartending, to mowing lawns, to another semester of college — changing

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