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Most of us see weeds as an unwanted scourge on the landscape. But weeds have many uses including being used as a green manure crop, for composting or as a healthy addition to meals. Above left, a path of purslane pops up in the cracks in concrete. Photo courtesy of Joe Urbach

Growth in gardening: Growing weeds on purpose

I have had a lifetime of gardening experience and in all that time, I only considered weeds in terms of how I could get rid of them. I had looked

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From left to right are Bert Stratemann, Jerry Sebek, Bettye Nagy, Robert Cotner, Sue Cobb, Betty Taylor, Carmen Imel, Bobbie Gilbert, Beverly Owen and Jean Mooney. Photo courtesy of the Heritage Riverwalk Committee

Cottage Kitchen luncheon

 The Heritage Riverwalk Committee will host lunch at the Charles S. Cock House Museum, located at 400 W. Hopkins Street, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Sept. 21. 

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Seeing clearly is important for child's success in education, but 41 percent of parents wait until their child complains about their vision to schedule an eye exam, according to a recent study by VSP Vision Care. Free use photo 

What parents should know about children’s eye health

(StatePoint) Parents know that seeing clearly is important for their kid’s success in the classroom, but many are not taking their child to get annual eye exams.

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The Spix’s macaw, that was the inspiration for the movie "Rio" is now on the brink of extinction. Public Domain photo

Exploring Nature: Extinction

The black-chinned hummingbirds around my place do not get along well at all. Two of them dart in and out at one another around my sugar-water feeder even though there

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The First Baptist Church that stands on Martin Luther King Drive in San Marcos is 110 years old and a bastion of history for the San Marcos African-American community. Daily Record photos by Denise Cathey

'If these old walls could talk'

It is often said, “Oh, if this old building could talk, what stories it could tell.” Well, this old building can talk, so read my story and hear it as


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