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Bronson Norris Murphy as the Phantom, and Meghan Picerno as Christine Daaé star in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sequel to "The Phantom of the Opera," "Love Never Dies." Photos by Joan Marcus

'Love Never Dies:'A feast for the eyes & ears

Though “Phantom of the Opera” is the longest-running show on Broadway, and its characters – Christine, Raoul and the Phantom – are some of the most beloved and recognizable in the history of the me

Hays County Food Bank interns Miguel Madrid, Genevieve McNeil and  Marjorie Cantrell sport matching turkey outfits to help keep spirits high during the annual boxing day for the holiday meal boxes at Night Hawk Frozen Foods, Inc. Daily Record photos by Denise Cathey

Little Guys Movers help tackle hunger

Thanksgiving is called “turkey day” for a reason — it’s just not quite the same without that big bird at the center of the table.

Large crowds for holiday festivities can have any host in a hurry. Preparing ahead and finding simple recipes, like this turkey with roasted grape gastrique, can help relieve the pressure. Photos courtesy of Omaha Steaks

A guide for gathering for the holidays

(Family Features) Gearing up for a crowd at your holiday festivities can provide moments of excitement, stress, fun and plenty of other emotions as the big dinner draws near.

"Texas Cotton," just made its way out of the Texas Film Festival circuit and will be playing at The Spot for a limited time. The film centers around Sergeant Travis Delmore, an aging lawman, played by George Hardy, that is convinced a mysterious stranger arrested in his small town is innocent. Photos courtesy of Travis Ayers

'Texas Cotton' premiers in san Marcos

You are familiar with the old joke: Four men walk into a bar in Austin. One says to the bartender. "We are going to make a movie." The bartender says,

The only remaining naturally occurring Whooping Crane population spends the winter on the Gulf Coast, primarily in Texas' Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. Free use photo

Exploring Nature: Whooping Cranes

The whooping cranes have returned to Texas. I recently phoned the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge and listened to a recorded message about the refuge being open basically from daylight to

The holidays are almost here and according to several reports, shoppers are expected to spend $1.1. trilllion this year and 1 in 6 are expected to apply for a new credit card. Free use photo

The Holidays & your credit

Looking for the “perfect gifts,” paired with enticing retail discounts and deals, can pressure holiday shoppers to spend more than they can afford.

Blue Moon Optical, owned and operated by the Duffy family,  has been named the Downtown Business of the Month for November. From left are Tyler Duffy, Sarah Duffy, Benjamin Duffy, Tracy Duffy holding Jackson Duffy, Patrick Duffy and Maddox Duffy. Photo courtesy of the city of San Marcos

Blue Moon Optical: Downtown Business of the Month

For the month of November, Main Street is proud to present the Downtown Business of the Month award to Blue Moon Optical for their unique frames, compassionate customer service and dedication to th

The Damron Group, with Palmer's, will be serving lunch at this week's Cottage Kitchen Luncheon at the Charles S. Cock House Museum. Submitted photo

Cottage Kitchen Luncheon

The Damron Group Realtors will host lunch at the Charles S. Cock House Museum, located at 400 E. Hopkins Street, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Nov. 16. 

Restaurant veterans Cody Taylor, Harlan Scott and Chef Todd Havers have opened Industry, a new restaurant south of the Square in San Marcos. Photos courtesy of  Industry

A new 'Industry' comes to town

The Old Justice Center is in the midst of transforming from an empty building and parking lot on the edge of downtown to a thriving shopping center off of  the Square, thanks in part to new restaur

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