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Shoppers perusing the outlet malls. Daily Record file photo

Labor Day Sales & Deals

Labor Day 2019 lands on Monday, Sept. 2 this year, making it not just the last summer holiday you can celebrate, but also one of the best times of the year to shop. 

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Tasty Tailgating Treats

Whether you prefer watching your favorite teams in-person or on TV, tailgate season means it’s time to break out your party’s favorite foods from appetizers and snacks to all-out meals. 

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A floatplane is a type of seaplane with one or more slender floats mounted under the fuselage to provide buoyancy. Freeuse photo

Exploring Nature: Alaska Trip

I had a wonderful time on a long-ago trip to Alaska, but two things remain forever in my memory. For one, I had never seen so many tall, rugged mountains

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Central Texas Dispute Resolution Center Director Martha Joyce, Mediations Coordinator Alyssa Kutach and Community Liaison Randolph Goodman stand in front of their office in San Marcos. Daily Record photo by Rachel Willis

An alternative approach

Not all disputes have to be resolved in a courtroom. Hays, Comal, Guadalupe and Caldwell county residents have an alternative approach they can take through the Central Texas Dispute Resolution

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Fall is almost here, despite the three-digit heat indexes. August is the perfect time for sowing beans, cucumbers and winter squash, while September is all about cool-season crops — broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, kale, spinach, lettuce, celery, carrots and mustard. Photo courtesy of Joe Urbach

Growth in gardening: Planting a fall vegetable garden

Now is the time to sow seeds and prepare transplants for nutritious produce in a fall garden. But is gardening in the Central Texas autumn really worth the effort? The

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Pokeweed is one of America's signature edible native plants, with a strong role in Native-American, African-American and Southern cultures and cuisines. The key to this plant though is caution. Only young leaves and stems in the spring, before any red has crept into them, are edible and they must be boiled in at least two changes of water. Freeuse photo

Answers to Go with Susan Smith

San Marcos Public Library 625 E. Hopkins St. 512-393-8200 Q. My mother gathered and cooked pokeweed greens. I think there may be some growing wild near my house. Can you

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