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The San Marcos Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors partnered up with the San Marcos High School Culinary Department for this week's Cottage Kitchen luncheon on Friday. Photo courtesy of Marianne Moore

Chamber Ambassadors host Cottage Kitchen Luncheon

The Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors will host lunch at the Charles S. Cock House Museum, located at 400 W. Hopkins Street, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Oct. 12. 

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts announced the launch of their Halloween doughnut collection, which features the new candy-covered Trick-or-Treat Doughnut, the new Monster Batter Doughnut, the Jack-o-Lantern Doughnut and the Chocolate Iced with Halloween Sprinkles Doughnut. All are available today through Oct. 31 at the San Marcos Krispy Kreme, 121 North Interstate 35. Photo courtesy of Business Wire

Krispy Kreme serving spooky treats

Doughnut and candy lovers need to look no further than Krispy Kreme Doughnuts for the ultimate treats this Halloween season.

Texercise instructor Kiara Jordan leads a group in exercises at the San Marcos Activity Center. Texercise is a free 10-week evidence-based wellness program for adults 50 years and plus offered by the city's Parks and Recreation Department. Photo by Nick Riali

Texercise: New wellness program for 50 plus

San Marcos Parks and Recreation is bringing Texercise to San Marcos for those aged 50 and above throughout October. 

Dr. Diana Escamilla's home on Smith Lane in Blanco Gardens was flooded in 2015, but she rebuilt her home and yard using recycled materials, regrowing her garden beds from cuttings of plants to create her colorful and sustainable lawn. Photos courtesy of the Spring Lake Garden Club

'Reduce, reuse & regrow?'

Renovating a house and yard at the same time is too much for most homeowners, but Dr. Diana Escamilla took on both tasks when in March 2015 she settled in

An Antelope Horn milkweed near Wimberly with three Gray Hairstreak and five Juniper Hairstreak butterflies feeding on it. Daily Record file photo

Exploring Nature: Butterflies

My hummingbirds are gone. Flown south, not to be seen again until next March. They are joined, this time of year, by a lovely butterfly also headed south – the

Christiana de Leon holds on to her dog Marilyn, dressed as a butterfly, during last year's PetFest at San Marcos Plaza Park. Daily Record file photos by Denise Cathey

Pet Fest: Barks in the park

Come enjoy the 16th year of celebrating animals and saving their lives at Pet Fest. 

Full-service therapeutic riding program RED Arena is hosting their grand opening for their new San Marcos location, 1708 Center Point Rd., on Oct. 14. RED Arena provides a variety of services such as equine-assisted therapy and activities to people with disabilities. Above, RED Arena rider Joseph works with therapy horse Hans. Photos courtesy of  RED Arena

RED Arena brings hippotherapy to the 'Neigh'-borhood

RED Arena, a full-service therapeutic riding program serving hundreds of participants in the Austin area since 2008, will hold a grand opening celebration for its second facility, RED Arena San Mar

Central Texas Medical Center is partnering with Community Action to offer 100 free mammograms to women in the community that don't have the means to pay for one, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Daily Record file photo

CTMC offering 100 free mammograms to community

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) is once again partnering with Community Action to offer 100 free mammograms to area women who do not have the

The cattle egret, originally only found in Africa, Asia and southern Europe, now is spread throughout the state of Texas. 
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Exploring Nature: Cattle Egrets

The cattle egret really gets around. Originally, this bird was only found in Africa, Asia and southern Europe, but in the late 1870s, it first showed up in South America.