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Summer Fun: 8 activities to keep kids entertained

Parents can counter “I’m bored” with these eight boredom-busting activities that are certain to help pass the time in entertaining and sometimes educational ways. Photo from Metro Creative

Summer Fun: 8 activities to keep kids entertained

What parent hasn’t heard their child utter the familiar phrase “I’m bored” at some point? Despite a seemingly vast array of toys, electronics and other items at their disposal, children can be quick to sulk and say there’s nothing to do. Parents can counter “I’m bored” with these eight boredom-busting activities that are certain to help pass the time in entertaining and sometimes educational ways.

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River Dawgs, a hot dog stand located at 200 W. Hopkins St. next to H-E-B, offers six delicious hot dog options during lunchtime throughout the week. Above, Owner James Ramsey stands next to his hot dog cart. Daily Record photos by Lance Winter

River Dawgs owner feels call to dish out delicious hot dogs

Editor’s Note: This story is a part of the Daily Record’s weekly Foodie Friday feature. The Daily Record is highlighting food trucks and stands in and around San Marcos this month.

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Set beneath the trees and overlooking Cypress Creek, Creekhouse opens Friday in the Wimberley Square at 14015 Ranch Road 12. Above, a sampling of Creekhouse's food and drinks during a soft-opening event Tuesday. Daily Record photo by Lance Winter

Creekhouse opening Friday in Wimberley

A group of Wimberley locals are bringing creekside comfort food with a sophisticated Texas twist to the burgeoning Hill Country town.

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Next week the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce and the Greater San Marcos Partnership are hosting a joint event called the Missing Middle. Photo from https://missingmiddlehousing.com/ via San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce

San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce, GSMP to host 'Missing Middle' event

We’ve all seen the headlines about the housing crisis here in Central Texas and across the nation.

This summer, remember to apply sunscreen

Forgetting sunscreen can be a potentially deadly mistake. Photo from Metro Creative

This summer, remember to apply sunscreen

It can be easy to forget to apply sunscreen when a sunny summer day beckons you to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors. But forgetting to apply sunscreen before spending time in the sun is a potentially deadly mistake. According to the World Health Organization, one in every three cancers diagnosed is a skin cancer. In addition, the Skin Cancer Foundation notes that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70. The discomfort of a sunburn might seem relatively harmless, but the relationship between sunburns and cancer risk is significant. The SCF notes that having five or more sunburns doubles your risk for melanoma, a type of skin cancer that often and quickly spreads to nearby lymph nodes. Perhaps that’s one reason why the American Cancer Society reports that the number of new invasive melanoma cases diagnosed annually increased by 47% between 2010 and 2020. Avoiding sunburn by applying and reapplying a broadspectrum sunscreen with a minimum sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 should be a priority for anyone spending time outdoors.

Let It Roll

Let these sweet Sunday rolls be part of your Independence Day celebration. Photo by Metro Creative

Let It Roll

There may be little time in the schedule to prepare homemade breakfasts and enjoy a leisurely morning meal on weekdays. But once the weekend arrives, home cooks can experiment with tasty treats that fill homes with decadent aromas and rouse late sleepers from their slumber.

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