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With a delicate, mild flavor much akin to zucchini, the pattypan squash is a small variety of summer squash that is lesser known than its relatives, yellow squash or zucchini. Photo courtesy of Joe Urbach

Growth in gardening: The UFO Squash

Have you ever seen a Flying Saucer? No, not the ones in the sky full of little grey aliens, I’m talking about UFO Squash. You might know them better as

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"Cats," the hit musical based on "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats" by T. S. Eliot and composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, will be running at the Bass Concert Hall in Austin starting Tuesday, May 7 and going through Sunday, May 12. Photos by Matthew Murphy

'Cats' comes to Bass Concert Hall

Of course, "Cats" is not just a show about cats. We humans spend endless hours on social media, celebrating the various hilarities of cats, so a musical featuring dancing felines

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Great Kiskadees, eye-catching with mix of black, white, yellow and reddish-brown, are one of the many birds that can be observed at the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival. Free use photo

Exploring Nature: Birding Festivals

It’s hard to beat a good birding festival when it comes to organized tours, equipment displays and interesting speakers. One of the best, Galveston’s FeatherFest, held earlier this month. Another

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Above, Travis Elementary fourth-grade Baile Folklorica dancers practice at school, but this Saturday they will be performing in front of an audience at the Price Center's San Mercado Market. Daily Record file photo by Denise Cathey

San Mercado returns Saturday

From celebrating World Tai Chi and Qigong Day to Mariachi and Folklorico performances in honor of Cinco De Mayo, to a unique variety of vendor booths and art displays, the April installment of San

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The Randy Rogers Band will be closing down Cheatham Street Warehouse with a CD release party for the newly released album "Hellbent" on Saturday. Joining the Randy Rogers Band will be Shane Smith & The Saints, Read Southall and Grant Gilbert. Doors open at 5 p.m. and all ages are welcome – minors will be charged $5 at the door. For more information go to Cheatham Street Warehouse's website. Photo courtesy of Marushka Media

Randy Rogers Band releases 'Hellbent'


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