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Zumba, tai chi, yoga returning to Price Center

Yoga classes return to Price Center. Submitted photo

Zumba, tai chi, yoga returning to Price Center

After more than a year of no in-person classes, the Price Center is welcoming back three of its healthy living programs beginning next month. Easy Tai Chi, Zumba Gold and SMTX Yoga will begin meeting in person again at the center, with limited schedules and COVID-safe precautions in place, on May 3, 4 and 11, respectively. Additional dance classes and arts workshops sponsored by the Price Center are slated to return later in the year.

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Above, Pho Tran88's Vermicelli Noodle Bowl with Grilled Shrimp and all the fixings. Below, Pho Nam with brisket and trimmings.  Daily Record photos by Colton Ashabranner & Stephanie Gates

Foodie Friday: Pho Tran88

Have you been looking to satisfy a pho craving in San Marcos? A new Vietnamese restaurant just opened up downtown, just off of the square last week with a wide selection of authentic cuisine.

The Journey Continues

The Journey Continues: Continuing remembrances from five years of columns

My journey this week is a continuation of memories from writing this column for five years. Faithful readers, you know I have written many columns on veterans, especially on Memorial Day and Veterans Day. I am a Christian and a veteran — both are deeply woven into my journey. A soldier’s purpose is to protect life, not take life. I believe it is our privilege to remember the fallen and their families. “There blood may dry and fade, but it will always stain the hearts of loving families.” It has been my privilege to lead American soldiers in combat in The Republic of South Vietnam. In The New York Times, Thursday, April 14, I read remarks from veterans who served in Afghanistan over the past 20 years, and all these men shared both acceptance and regret over the Afghan withdrawal. Service to the nation has called for us to only place others above self. John 15:13 says: “Greater love has no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.” Veterans of all ages, you are invited to the “Veterans Patrol” meeting on April 26 at 7 p.m. at 325 W. McCarty Lane (First Baptist Church) where you will find “veterans standing together in faith to support each other for inner peace.” We share a camaraderie and fellowship. (see

A Word About Recycling

A Word About Recycling

Last Thursday, our nation celebrated Earth Day… a day designed to reflect on how wonderful our earth is to have all the natural resources we have been blessed with to make our life just that much more comfortable. Unfortunately, we shouldn’t have to be reminded of this on just one day a year, but every day of the year.

Come Cinco with Centro and five amigo restaurants

Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos and five local restaurants have partnered to help celebrate the historic date of Cinco de Mayo — May 5. The event will be held this year once again, due to COVID, as a lunchtime curbside fundraiser to help boost the economic health of our local businesses and support Centro’s programs for children, summer camps and operational needs.


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