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During last year's Mistick Krewe of Okeanos Mardi Gras parade Lilly Bell, Bailey Jenkins and Aubrey Jenkins stand along the parade route in their matching Mardi Gras outfits to catch candy and goodies. Daily Record file photo by Denise Cathey

San Marcos celebrates Carnival

San Marcos’ original Carnival Krewe – The Mistick Krewe of Okeanos — is once again bringing the spirit and traditions of Carnival to San Marcos, with its 7th annual Okeanos

Companion planting different crops in close proximity to each other can help with pest control, maximizing use of space and increase crop productivity in a well maintained garden. Photo courtesy of Joe Urbach

Growth in Gardening: Companion Gardening

I am jumping on the companion gardening bandwagon with both feet this year. I have experimented with companion planting in small ways in my gardens over the last several seasons

Queen of Carnival

San Marcos’ first Mardi Gras Krewe was named after the Greek deity of rivers, Okeanos, so it’s fitting that this year’s Queen of Okeanos has had a lifelong love for

A print by artist Debangana Banerjee. Submitted photos

'A Room of One's Own'

The San Marcos Public Library will be celebrating the expression of women artists this International Women’s Day, March 8 from 4-6 p.m., by hosting an art exhibition with all local women artists. 

Eating heart smart

(Family Features) Sometimes making small changes can have a positive impact on your health – including heart health – like drinking more water, taking the stairs instead of the escalator and adding

Volunteers Rhonda White and Steve Furney dish up a batch of fresh blueberry pancakes at the San Marcos Activity Center for the 79th Annual Kiwanis Club Pancake Day and Silent Auction last year. Daily Record file photos by Denise Cathey

Kiwanis celebrate 80 years on the griddle

The San Marcos Kiwanis Club is getting ready to host their 80th Annual Pancake Day and Silent Auction in the coming weeks. Established in 1923, the San Marcos Kiwanis Club

The American robin is a likely bird to see this time of year, as they typically over winters in the Central Texas area.

Freeuse photo

Exploring Nature: Winter Birds

Although some birds have flown south to avoid the cold, there is still a lot of avian activity in our area. Among the winter birds you can look forward to