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Lauren Hermann watches as Mary Ann Quintero and Hermann’s daughter Zelma play together with stuffed animals at the San Marcos Public Library.  Daily Record file photo by Denise Cathey

Annual Baby Day promotes early childhood development

After a successful inaugural year in 2019, Baby Day is expanding its free early childhood development-oriented programming to nine cities across Texas, including San Marcos.

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Sue Gathman and Mike Delaney cruise down Belvin Street in their decorated cart throwing beads to the crowd assembled along the  2019 Mistick Krewe of Okeanos Mardi Gras Parade route. Daily Record file photos by Denise Cathey

Mistick Krewe hosts Mardi Gras Parade

"Laissez les bons temps rouler!" San Marcos' original Carnival Krewe, the Mistick Krewe of Okeanos, will once again bring all the spirit and traditions of Carnival to San Marcos with its 8th annual Mardi Gras Parade on Saturday, Feb. 22 at noon.

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Not only is lavender a fragrant herb alluring to bees, but it can also be used in many ways in the kitchen and aromatherapy. Daily Record photo by Lance Winter

Growth in Gardening: Feeding the bees

When you think of bees, it probably isn’t your first instinct to want to attract more of them to your yard. These striped insects often get a bad rap due to their rather painful natural defense mechanism and are often shooed away from the garden by harsh insect repellents and pesticides.

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Jazlyn Phillips tries a Celtic bronze helmet on for size at the booth about Celtic history during the 2019 Celtic Fest. Daily Record file photos by Denise Cathey

The 5th Annual Celtic Fest

With lilt and lift, fiddles and fifes, the 5th Annual San Marcos Celtic Fest will “welcome the return of light” with music, dance, art and traditions from across the cultural diaspora on Sunday, Fe


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