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In a scene from"The Light in the Piazza" Fabrizio Naccarelli (Trinidad Agosto) embraces Clara Johnson (Annisha Mackenzie) as he tries to find the words to express his love for her in "Say it Somehow." Daily Record photos by Denise Cathey

Texas State Opera performs 'Mad Scenes'

The Texas State University Opera Theatre presents its first production of the year, "Mad Scenes," that will run through Sunday in Evans Auditorium, 627 N. LBJ Drive.

Left to right, Precinct 1 Commissioner Debbie Gonzales Ingalsbe, Precinct 2 Commissioner Mark Jones, Ann Marie Miller, Buda Economic Development Corporation; Donny Hirsch, Thermon; Cara Ryan, Greater San Marcos Partnership; Mike Doyle, San Marcos CISD; Angel Contreras, CFAN, Jason Otto, Mensor; John Navarrette, CenturyLink; Marco Pizana, Hays CISD; Randolph Goodman, Gary Job Corps; Precinct 3 Commissioner Lon Shell, and Precinct 4 Commissioner Ray Whisenant. Photo by Laureen Chernow

October is Manufacturers Month

The Hays County Commissioners Court proclaimed October as Manufacturers Month in Hays County and thanked the Greater San Marcos Manufacturers Association members for their economic impact to Hays C

Quantum Materials Corp – located in Texas State University's STAR Park – was named this year’s Innovator Award at the  YTexas' Rēlo Awards. The Innovator Award recognizes a top creative, cutting-edge company that relocated to Texas and has the potential to bolster and energize the state. Daily Record photo by Denise Cathey

San Marcos business wins Innovator of the Year

One of the businesses housed at Texas State University's STAR park has earned a prestigious award.

Los Olivos Market, formerly Taste Buds Market, recently opened at 13904 Ranch Road 12 and has a wine tasting room that offers one of the state’s largest selections of Texas wines, with more than 40 vineyards and 200 varietals. Photos courtesy of Rebecca Varela

Wimberley market offers vast selection of Texas wines

Los Olivos Market, formerly Taste Buds Market, which focuses on offering the finest Texas wines, craft beers, specialty foods and gifts in a fun, casual atmosphere true to its Hill Country Roots, r

"The Play That Goes Wrong" is a play in a play. It's the opening night of "The Murder at Haversham Manor," where students of the Cornley University Drama Society are attempting to stage this 1920s production. However, everything that can go wrong is, and the opening night quickly goes from bad to disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can't play dead and actors who trip over everything, "The Play That Goes Wrong" goes quite right. Photos by Jeremy Daniel

'The Play That Goes Wrong' gets it right

These days, everything has a message, a double meaning, a sneaky twist at the climax designed to make you think. This is important because it keeps us sharp and ready

Several plants bear the common name of marigold, but only the common red and gold native Mexican marigold or the calendula (marigold) is considered the October birth flower. Free use photos

Growth in gardening:

The most popular October birth flower is the marigold. It’s not hard to see why either, few other flowers encapsulate fall quite like the marigold’s voluptuous orange, red and yellow

Black oil seeds are meatier and have a higher oil content, giving birds more nutrition and calories in every bite. They also have thinner shells, making it easier for small birds to crack. Free use photo

Exploring Nature: Bird Seed

If you provide feed for wild birds, you are in good company – an estimated 55 million Americans do so. Winter is an especially critical season for feeding birds since

Film crews shoot a scene on the Texas State University campus for Richard Linklater's 2016 film "Everybody Wants Some!!." Photo by Van Redin

Making San Marcos Film Friendly

San Marcos has been a film-friendly city for some years now, with movies like “Boyhood” and “Everybody Wants Some!!,” shot here in recent years and movies like “The Getaway,” shot here in 1972. 

Freebirds World Burrito will offer double Fanatic loyalty points for all purchases of Beyond Meat, their  gluten-free, soy-free, plant-based protein mixed with potatoes and spices, every Monday in October and a  “buy three get the fourth free” promotion on Beyond Meat entrees in November. Photo courtesy of Bread & Butter Public Relations.

Go Meatless on Mondays at Freebirds World Burrito

Freebirds World Burrito, the funky fast-casual brand known for its fully customizable, larger-than-life burritos, is launching an eight-week campaign with Meatless Monday.

The San Marcos Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors partnered up with the San Marcos High School Culinary Department for this week's Cottage Kitchen luncheon on Friday. Photo courtesy of Marianne Moore

Chamber Ambassadors host Cottage Kitchen Luncheon

The Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors 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 Oct. 12. 

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts announced the launch of their Halloween doughnut collection, which features the new candy-covered Trick-or-Treat Doughnut, the new Monster Batter Doughnut, the Jack-o-Lantern Doughnut and the Chocolate Iced with Halloween Sprinkles Doughnut. All are available today through Oct. 31 at the San Marcos Krispy Kreme, 121 North Interstate 35. Photo courtesy of Business Wire

Krispy Kreme serving spooky treats

Doughnut and candy lovers need to look no further than Krispy Kreme Doughnuts for the ultimate treats this Halloween season.

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