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Top, the Higgins home entry with beds of sages near the house and agaves sharing separate bed with bare crape myrtle.
Inset, A few red sage blossoms continue to show color as winter nears.
Bottom, Sago palm in a bed stands out from massed sages and agave leaves mirror the sharp edges of square pot.
Photos by Sharon Lockett

Yard of the Month

Big three native plants featured in Higgins landscape

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Above, Della Lucio, Kristan Alvarez and Molly Ann Garcia take a game day selfie. Top right, the mother-daughter team of Alvarez and Lucia of KnD’s Boutique. Right, Della Lucio rocks her game-day fashion.
Photos by Kristan Alvarez and Molly Ann Garcia

KnD’s Boutique shows out for Texas State Bowl Game

Like many San Marcans, KnD’s Kristan Alvarez and Della Lucio road tripped with their friend Molly Ann Garcia to Southern Methodist University’s Gerald R. Ford Stadium in Dallas to watch the Texas State Bobcats face off against the Rice Owls in the now-iconic ServPro First Responder Bowl, in which TXST won over the Owls 45-21.

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These adventurous ideas can serve as inspiration for anyone who wants to be a little more daring with this year’s resolutions.
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Jump into adventurous resolution ideas for 2024

Individuals looking for a little more excitement and adventure in their lives can think about making New Year’s resolutions that align with their adventurous goals. These adventurous ideas can serve as inspiration for anyone who wants to be a little more daring with this year’s resolutions.

First Day Hikes

Lower McKinney Falls features carved channels beneath the water’s surface.

First Day Hikes

McKinney Falls State Park at sunset on Friday, Dec. 22. McKinney Falls is only a 45-minute drive north from San Marcos, but with views like this, it’s worth the traffic.
Photos by Celeste Cook

First Day Hikes

The diverse vegetation at the top of Enchanted Rock.

First Day Hikes

The peak of Enchanted Rock on Saturday, Dec. 23. Recent rains have collected in pools, turning the grass that grows there vibrant green.

First Day Hikes

Enchanted Rock starts with steps, but quickly graduates into steep, sheer slopes not for the faint of heart.

First Day Hikes

Celebrate 100 years of state parks in 2023

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year from Gary Job Corps
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year from Gary Job Corps
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year from Gary Job Corps
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year from Gary Job Corps
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year from Gary Job Corps

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Merry Christmas, Happy New Year from Gary Job Corps

This year, Gary Job Corps celebrated the holiday season by sharing with the staff music, door prizes, toys for the kids, food and fellowship. Over the 2023 year, the staff and students have assisted with many local events such as Sights and Sounds of Christmas, Texas State University Football, Circuit of the Americas, Q2 Soccer, Jamaica’s in Martindale, Uhland and San Marcos, LBJ Bash and volunteering for the Hays/Caldwell County Women’s Shelter, Southside Community Center, San Marcos Academy, San Marcos Chamber of Commerce and the Kyle Chamber, to name some of the many activities. Pictured are Santa Clause (Reggie Gilliams), Center Director Angelia Rackley Meadows, Deputy Direc-tor Chris Roff, HR Director Elva Zdeb, Community Relations Coordinator Randolph Goodman and various members of the staff. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2024 to you all from the staff and students from the Gary Job Corps Center.

A perfect dish for a New Year’s Day brunch

This recipe for “Pan-Fried Eggs and Mixed Mushroom Sauté on Toasted Sourdough Slices” from “Sunday Brunch” (Chronicle Books) by Betty Rosbottom can be just the dish to begin a new year.
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A perfect dish for a New Year’s Day brunch

The late-night revelry of New Year’s Eve has made New Year’s Day brunch a go-to tradition for millions of people. Staying up until the calendar officially turns from one year to the next at the stroke of midnight can make it harder to get out of bed on the morning of January 1, so there may be no better day to plan a brunch than the first day of the calendar year.

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