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The Peterson Brothers, led by brothers Glenn Jr. and Alex Peterson, play the 2017 HAAM Day benefit show at Whole Foods in downtown Austin. Photo by Ben Porter Photography

HAAM: Uniting Central Texas for musicians

The Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM) is putting together their 13th annual HAAM Day benefit, that perhaps more than anything else lives up to Austin’s title as Live Music Capital of the

Cindy Pryor’s home on Algarita Street is a shady and verdant yard full of resilient Texas natives. Photos courtesy of the Spring Lake Garden Club

Lush & shady in a Texas Summer

A huge red oak shades most of the front yard at Cindy Pryor’s home on Algarita Street, and although shade is welcome at the end of another scorching summer, it

Morning glories have a hardy vine and are indigenous to South America. They have worked their way northward and today are either cultivated or grow wild throughout the United States and most parts of the world. Photos courtesy of Joe Urbach

Growth in gardening: September Birth Flowers

For thousands of years, flowers have communicated many different meanings. This is often known as floriography or the language of flowers. Plants and flowers have been given different meanings to

Samantha Endres waves a pride flag while riding on the Salon MINK float in the 2017 SMTX Pride Parade. Daily Record file photos by Denise Cathey

SMTX Pride returns for 5th year

SMTX Pride is celebrating five years of painting the town with color, celebrating acceptance and giving the city’s LGBTQ community an event where they can show their pride. 

Abbey Carnes, assistant vice president/director of marketing and sales at Ozona National Bank, was recently elected to the Independent Bankers Associations of Texas (IBAT) Leadership Division Board as well as Region 7 president, which includes San Marcos and the surrounding area. Photo courtesy of IBAT

Local banker elected to statewide board

The Leadership Division of the Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) elected new board members during the 33rd Annual IBAT Leadership Conference at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Countr

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