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ANSWERS TO GO with Susan Smith

Q. I started visiting the San Marcos City Cemetery when I was searching for uncrowded places to walk. I always see deer and squirrels. Recently, I happened on a peacock there. Its bright tail feathers were dragging so far behind its body. It made me wonder if peacocks have been changed by selective breeding? Or are they the product of a natural process?

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The Grass Pink Orchid is one of the showiest and most common of all North American native orchids. Photo by Doug_McGrady/CC BY 2.0

Exploring Nature: Orchids

I was given a beautiful purple orchid plant in a plastic pot some 8 years ago. It is still blooming on a regular basis.

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The City of San Marcos Resource Recovery Program and Texas State University Bobcat Blend Composting Program are offering residents a way to divert leaves and grass clippings from the landfill. Photo courtesy of  the City of San Marcos

University & city start sustainable partnership

The City of San Marcos Resource Recovery Program and Texas State University Bobcat Blend Composting Program are offering San Marcos residents an easy way to divert leaves and grass clippings from t

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The San Marcos Art League (SMAL) announced this year’s recipients of its annual Fine Arts Scholarship. San Marcos Hight School senior Hailey Jones (left) and San Marcos Academy senior Mac Daniel (right) each received a check for $600. These exemplary students were chosen from among many well-qualified applicants, according to SMAL President Kathryn Welch. Jones and Daniel plan to pursue higher education in the fine arts following high school. For more information or to donate to the Art League’s scholarship fund, visit visit SMAL's website. Photos courtesy of SMAL

San Marcos Art League awards two scholarships

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