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Spring Days Return
Spring Days Return
Spring Days Return

No darkness, no season can last forever. – Spring Day, BTS Top, a monarch butterfly visits Mexican plum blossoms in the Lindsey yard after the February freeze. Photo by Margaret Lindsey. Far left, amid a ring of frozen leaves, new shoots of society garlic emerge in the Gonzales yard. Photo by Cynthia Gonzales Center, a new lettuce plant, blanketed by snow during freeze, grows in the Rodriguez garden. Photo by Nancy Rodriguez

Spring Days Return

The frozen pond in the Reagan yard looked like a landscape disaster. Photo by Maggie Reagan

Spring Days Return

Sapling peach trees, sheltered in Peralez’s garden shed during freeze sent our new leaves. Photo by Charles Peralez

Spring Days Return

According to redbuds and other flowering trees, spring is here, even after ferocious February weather stressed plants with prolonged freezing temperatures. This April, the Spring Lake Garden Club celebrates a collective yard of the month, featuring photos from San Marcos yards that survived “Snovid 2021.”

Superbells Punch Varieties
Superbells Punch Varieties

This mixed container features Superbells Tangerine Punch calibrachoa, Supertunia Royal Velvet petunia and Lady Godiva Orange calendula. Photo by Norman Winter

Superbells Punch Varieties: So colorful you think of Hawaiian Tropics

The Garden Guy traveled for a few days to speak in Lafayette, La., and returned home to see my ‘Punch’ had exploded in color. I am referring to Superbells Calibrachoas Pomegranate Punch, Grape Punch and Tangerine Punch. There are seven punch selections in what has now become a whopping 42 varieties of Superbells.

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Above, OMG Seafood's Seafood Combo served with two pieces of fish, shrimp, French fries and a roll. Below, OMG Seafood's Seafood Gumbo, which comes with a delicious broth full of sausage, shrimp, rice and okra.  Daily Record photos by Nick Castillo & Lance Winter

Foodie Friday: OMG Seafood

Have you been looking for a place to satisfy a craving for some great seafood? Then you'll want to set your metaphorical hook at OMG Seafood.

Public help sought to report fish and wildlife impacted by Winter Storm Uri

Palmetto State Park during Winter Storm Uri. Photo courtesy of Texas Parks & Wildlife

Public help sought to report fish and wildlife impacted by Winter Storm Uri

February's snowfall and freezing temperatures affected many fish and wildlife species throughout the state and now Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is asking for the public’s help in reporting any animal mortality events they observe on their property, ranches, or in their neighborhoods through this project on the iNaturalist website. Citizens are encouraged to report observations so that biologists can better understand the impacts of Winter Storm Uri to natural resources. The prolonged period of

Tater Days

Sweet taters, precious: boil ’em, mash ’em, stick ’em in a stew. Photo by Metro Creative

Tater Days

Sweet potatoes are a beloved side dish come the holiday season, as they make for the perfect complement to turkey and roasts.

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