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Women in leadership roles throughout San Marcos gathered on March 8 for a Women's Symposium hosted by the San Marcos Lions Club and the Hays-Caldwell Women's Center. Left, attendees launch personalized paper planes into the air during the symposium. Photos by Rowe Ray

Women's Symposium on Service

The San Marcos Lions Club and Hays-Caldwell Women's Center joined together on International Women’s Day last week to host a Women's Symposium on Service at the San Marcos Activity Center.

If you are considering what to put in your spring garden, don't miss the opportunity to plant herbs that flourish in Central Texas' hot and dry conditions and can lend flavor to food as well as beauty to the garden. Photo courtesy of Joe Urbach

Growth in gardening: Spring Herbs

Time to get the spring garden in the ground. Though some of us started early, Mother Nature, as she so often does, tossed a late freeze our way and many

During last years session of  San Marcos Parks and Recreation's Spring Break Camp, campers dive onto the pile of beads as they use their clothespin “beaks” to grab color-coded beads representing different types of food and materials for a science-based activity at the Discovery Center. Daily Record file photo by Denise Cathey

Spring Break in San Marcos

Spring Break may already be here, but there’s still time to plan activities and staycations for all those staying put during the school holiday.

Mermaid Society Founder July Moreno and owner of  Wonder World Cave and Park Kristin Williams are joining in a community partnership to promote and preserve San Marcos' unique tourism history. Daily Record photo by Denise Cathey

New Partnership promotes oldest tourist attraction

The Mermaid Society and Wonder World Cave and Park are entering into a new community partnership in the spirit of preserving the unique and prehistoric history that helped launch San Marcos’ touris

Caregivers often find themselves going from one health crisis to another and the challenges can quickly become overwhelming. But having a working knowledge of Medicare resources can help strike a balance. Freeuse photo

What every caregiver should know about Medicare

The phone call can come at any hour. Your elderly parent has fallen ill and needs your help. If you haven’t gotten the call yet, chances are you will.

Artist and Texas State University student Annette Essler with her piece “You Are Not Alone,” which is part of an exhibition at the Flex Space Gallery in the Joan Cole Mitte building. Daily Record photos by Denise Cathey

'You Are Not Alone'

Texas State University’s Flex Space Art Gallery will be home to an interactive art piece designed to bring awareness to sexual assault. “You are Not Alone” is a 3-D project

The male painted bunting is often described as the most beautiful bird in North America and as such has been nicknamed "nonpareil," or "without equal." Freeuse photo

Exploring Nature: Painted Bunting

At a recent gathering of birders, there was a discussion of what nice birds had been seen recently. A recitation of lesser goldfinch, caracara and dark-eyed junco brought favorable commentary.

March in National Youth Art Month, in celebration of the occasion, the Walkers' Gallery at the San Marcos Activity Center will be displaying San Marcos students' works, including "Untitled" by San Marcos High School Senior Isabella de la Iglesia. Her art teacher is Darin Wood. Photos courtesy of Linda Kelsey-Jones

Community celebrates Youth Art Month

As spring flowers push through the cold ground and line bare branches of trees, the grey walls of the Activity Center are popping with exuberant color of young budding artists – it’s Youth Art Mont

Five members of San Marcos Electric Utility pose with their certificates from Northwest Lineman College. From left are Thomas Medrano, David Gaona, Eddie Cunningham, Juan Gonzalez and Jorge Holguin. Photo courtesy of city of San Marcos

San Marcos Linemen complete four-year certification

Five San Marcos Electric Utility (SMEU) Linemen recently completed a four-year certification program through the Northwest Lineman College, an online remote education course that requires undergoin