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The San Marcos River flows through Palmetto State Park on its way east to join the Guadalupe in Gonzales. Since there are no rapids in this part of the river, families find it an ideal spot for swimming, tubing and kayaking.

Day Tripping

A few years ago, Palmetto State Park existed as a little-known gem on the San Marcos River as it headed east toward its confluence with the Guadalupe. Campers, hikers, and birders alike regarded it like a secret treasure, this sleepy haven resting at the crest of the Hill Country between the big cities of San Antonio, Austin and Houston.

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Illusion Emerald Lace ornamental sweet potato echoes the lime green of the colorful picket fence. Photo by Norman Winter

The Garden Guy

Oh, the possibilities with that Wicked Witch! Son James dazzled me again with a combination planting featuring this year’s hot new coleus ColorBlaze Wicked with coleus and Canary Wing begonia. Immediately, I noticed his carefully intentioned design of having the lime green margins of the coleus echo the golden-lime of the Canary Wing begonia.

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Above, Sean Patrick's Irish Pub's Shepard's Pie — a delicious and perfectly seasoned mix of ground beef and vegetables topped off with mashed potatoes and cheddar cheese — served with a side salad. Daily Record photo by Lance Winter

Foodie Friday: Sean Patrick's

Over the years Sean Patrick’s Irish Pub has become an institution in San Marcos located on the southeast corner of the downtown square.

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A Word About Recycling with Ollie Maier

It’s always nice to read that even with a reduction of recycled materials in the commercial sector due to the virus, new recycling facilities are coming on line. These are to handle more products from back-of-house commercial and industrial settings. From a recent Resource Recycling newsletter, we learn of such a new 64,000-square-foot facility in Green Bay, Wis.

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This week is the fifth article about growing up Black in America: “I (we) attended an elementary school in Harlem on the next block over, 113th Street, because I lived on 114th Street, which was tagged in the New York Post as the ‘Dirtiest and most dangerous block in America’” (published in 1961-62 as I recall). I first read the article when I was a sophomore at Aviation High School; and it was kinda embarrassing because many of the white students knew I lived around that neighborhood.

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Hollywood’s Sistine Chapel: Sacred Sets for Stage & Screen is co-organized by the McNay Art Museum and Texas Performing Arts at The University of Texas at Austin, and is a program of The Tobin Theatre Arts Fund. Photos submitted by Texas Performing Arts

McNay Art Museum, TPA debuts hand-painted film backdrops preserved from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios

San Antonio, TX – In a first-time collaboration, the McNay Art Museum and Texas Performing Arts (TPA) at The University of Texas at Austin (UT) join together to debut six rare hand-painted, sound-stage backdrops from Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) Studios alongside artworks from The Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts in the Museum’s latest exhibition, Hollywood’s Sistine Chapel: Sacred Sets for Stage & Screen.


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