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Hydrating safely from any fresh water source is key during emergencies. Photo courtesy of StatePoint

Clean water during emergencies

(StatePoint) September is National Preparedness Month, and with wildfires, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes and hurricanes occurring around the world, having access to safe drinking water in the even

Austin Samba performers lead the way down the parade route in their elaborate costumes in the 2017 Mermaid Promenade. Daily Record archive photos by Colton Ashabranner

Third Annual Mermaid Promenade

The Mermaid Society SMTX will be putting their tails to the pavement on Saturday, Sept. 22 for the 3rd Annual Mermaid Promenade. Plans are already being made and floats are

Poppies go back as far as 5,000 B.C. in the Tigris and Euphrates river region in modern day Iraq. The ancient Greeks associated them with Demeter, the goddess of fertility and agriculture and considered the presence of poppies around a field of grain crops a sign of the goddess’ blessing. The Breadseed poppy (shown left) – or Papaver somniferum – comes in an array of colors ranging from deep red to pink and lavender. Freeuse photo

Growth in gardening: August birth flowers

Just like every month has a birthstone, it also has a flower – sometimes two – associated with it. And like birthstones, each month’s birth flower comes with its own

Birds have their own ways of cooling off from the hot summer temperatures like rapid respiration rates and cool water dips. Freeuse photo

Exploring Nature: Heat & Birds

It has been a tad warm around my place recently. How warm? Well, hot water now comes out of both taps. Chickens are laying hard-boiled eggs. I turned on my