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Black oil seeds are meatier and have a higher oil content, giving birds more nutrition and calories in every bite. They also have thinner shells, making it easier for small birds to crack. Free use photo

Exploring Nature: Bird Seed

If you provide feed for wild birds, you are in good company – an estimated 55 million Americans do so. Winter is an especially critical season for feeding birds since

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"The Play That Goes Wrong" is a play in a play. It's the opening night of "The Murder at Haversham Manor," where students of the Cornley University Drama Society are attempting to stage this 1920s production. However, everything that can go wrong is, and the opening night quickly goes from bad to disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can't play dead and actors who trip over everything, "The Play That Goes Wrong" goes quite right. Photos by Jeremy Daniel

'The Play That Goes Wrong' gets it right

These days, everything has a message, a double meaning, a sneaky twist at the climax designed to make you think. This is important because it keeps us sharp and ready

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Several plants bear the common name of marigold, but only the common red and gold native Mexican marigold or the calendula (marigold) is considered the October birth flower. Free use photos

Growth in gardening:

The most popular October birth flower is the marigold. It’s not hard to see why either, few other flowers encapsulate fall quite like the marigold’s voluptuous orange, red and yellow

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Film crews shoot a scene on the Texas State University campus for Richard Linklater's 2016 film "Everybody Wants Some!!." Photo by Van Redin

Making San Marcos Film Friendly

San Marcos has been a film-friendly city for some years now, with movies like “Boyhood” and “Everybody Wants Some!!,” shot here in recent years and movies like “The Getaway,” shot here in 1972. 

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Krispy Kreme Doughnuts announced the launch of their Halloween doughnut collection, which features the new candy-covered Trick-or-Treat Doughnut, the new Monster Batter Doughnut, the Jack-o-Lantern Doughnut and the Chocolate Iced with Halloween Sprinkles Doughnut. All are available today through Oct. 31 at the San Marcos Krispy Kreme, 121 North Interstate 35. Photo courtesy of Business Wire

Krispy Kreme serving spooky treats

Doughnut and candy lovers need to look no further than Krispy Kreme Doughnuts for the ultimate treats this Halloween season.

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