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From left to right are Bert Stratemann, Jerry Sebek, Bettye Nagy, Robert Cotner, Sue Cobb, Betty Taylor, Carmen Imel, Bobbie Gilbert, Beverly Owen and Jean Mooney. Photo courtesy of the Heritage Riverwalk Committee

Cottage Kitchen luncheon

 The Heritage Riverwalk Committee 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 Sept. 21. 

Seeing clearly is important for child's success in education, but 41 percent of parents wait until their child complains about their vision to schedule an eye exam, according to a recent study by VSP Vision Care. Free use photo 

What parents should know about children’s eye health

(StatePoint) Parents know that seeing clearly is important for their kid’s success in the classroom, but many are not taking their child to get annual eye exams.

The First Baptist Church that stands on Martin Luther King Drive in San Marcos is 110 years old and a bastion of history for the San Marcos African-American community. Daily Record photos by Denise Cathey

'If these old walls could talk'

It is often said, “Oh, if this old building could talk, what stories it could tell.” Well, this old building can talk, so read my story and hear it as

Rain is almost always a welcome treat for the garden, but too much can be a bad thing. Sudden torrential downpours, high winds and surprise hail can wreck a vegetable garden in just a few short minutes, but preparing before and amending after a storm can help stave off some of the worst effects. Photo courtesy of Joe Urbach

Growth in gardening: When Mother Natures too generous

Rain is a welcome treat for gardeners; however, too much rain at one time can cause plenty of problems. The good news is we’ve had the rain our yards and

The Spix’s macaw, that was the inspiration for the movie "Rio" is now on the brink of extinction. Public Domain photo

Exploring Nature: Extinction

The black-chinned hummingbirds around my place do not get along well at all. Two of them dart in and out at one another around my sugar-water feeder even though there

The highly-regarded Mariachi Nueva Generación, from Texas State University's Latin Music Studies program, will perform live at the San Marcos Public Library on Sept. 29 at 10 a.m., as part of their celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Photo courtesy of  John Lopez

Hispanic Heritage Month at the library

The library is observing Hispanic Heritage Month with several chances to celebrate the heritage and culture of the city’s largest minority community.

Little Guys Movers Branch Manager Matt Yates in front of the San Marcos location on the Wonder World Drive. Little Guys Movers started 25 years ago and now the professional moving business is looking to exapand its services to new locations. Daily Record photo by Denise Cathey

Little Guys Movers announces new franchise opportunities

Little Guys Movers, a professional moving business established in 1992, is opening up its successful company with franchise opportunities for driven entrepreneurs across the country. 

Broadway Bank San Marcos was chosen as the September Business of the Month by members of the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce. This award is presented to a chamber member business that excels in the areas of community involvement, economic growth, customer service and professional relationships. Pictured in the first row from left to right are Broadway Bank Assistant Vice President and Financial Center Manager Chet Reed; Broadway Bank representatives Norah Gage, Paola Ibieta and Vanessa Ruiz; San Marcos Chamber of Commerce representatives Peggy Townes, Jo Anna Gilland, Madalyn Webber, Lauren Sanders and Evan Swanson. Back Row from left to right are San Marcos Chamber of Commerce representatives Daryl Davis, Matthew Worthington, Kristin Wingard, Danny Devers, Ted Groholske, Russell Wittekiend and Chamber President and CEO Jason Mock. Photo courtesy of the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce

San Marcos Chamber of Commerce

Showdown bartender Violet Shrock pours Dripping Springs Artisan Gin into a glass during the 2017 Mer-tini Shakedown competition. Daily Record file photo by Denise Cathey

Mer-tini Shakedown: A high-spirited competition

Local bars and restaurants are gearing up for the third annual Mermaid Society SMTX’s Mer-tini Shakedown, a friendly – yet fierce – competition among local mixologists to create the best  Mer-tini


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