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Many heirloom varieties of okra are resurfacing from the gardens of the past, including the Hill Country Red, a vivid velvety red okra from right here in Central Texas. Photo courtesy of Joe Urbach

Growth in gardening:

Okra. With that one word many readers have chosen to move on to another article in the paper. But if you have made it this far you are either a

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 Eye of the Dog co-owner Billy Ray Mangham points to competitor Lotus as the audience rates her pot by their applause during the “Best 2 Pounds 2 Minute Pot Contest” at the annual Dirt Dauber Clay Festival last year. The pot making competition is one of many the center holds during the festival. Daily Record file photos by Denise Cathey

9th Annual Dirt Dauber Festival

Eye of the Dog Art Center is holding its annual clay-and-community-centric Dirt Dauber Festival this weekend.

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The United States throws away approximately 30-40 percent of its food supply annually, which contributes to methane gas production, but composting provides an alternative to throwing food in the garbage. Free use photo

Canning the food waste problem

In the United States, food waste is estimated at between 30-40 percent of the food supply —  which comes out to approximately 133 billion pounds and $161 billion worth of food, according to the Uni

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Pictured are Riverwalk Park Committee members Jerry Sebek, Beverly Owen, Jean Mooney, Sue Cobb, Robert Cotner, Bobbie Gilbert, Bette Taylor, Carmen Imel, and Sue Cohen. Submitted photo

Cottage Kitchen Luncheon

The Riverwalk Parks Committee assisted by volunteers from the San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department will host lunch at the Charles S. Cock House Museum, located at 400 E.

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Medical wearable devices, like the Apple watch or Fitbit, that monitor the wearer's heart rate and activity have become commonplace now a day, but the use of these technologies could change the medical landscape in years to come. Free use photo

A Handle on your Health: Wearable Medical Devices

Soon we will all be wearing medical devices that are meant to keep us healthy. Many of us have already embraced wearing smart watches or wristbands like the Fitbit or Apple watch.


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