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The bananas we know and eat today are not the same bananas of our grandparent's generation; that's in part to Panama Diseases that nearly wiped out the banana industry 60 years ago. Freeuse photo

Growth in gardening: Bananas are Bananas

Have you ever noticed that the taste of banana flavoring in candies and puddings, just doesn’t taste like a banana? Sure, there’s a hint of banana flavor, but then a

A ruby-throated hummingbird is a likely hummingbird to see in February since they are common to the area. Photo by Eric Kilby/ Flickr

Exploring Nature: Hummingbirds

Hard to believe, but next month we should see a few hummingbirds return to our area. A very few, to be sure, but most welcome nonetheless. In Central Texas, most

"Waitress" is coming to Broadway Austin, bringing an all-female creative team and a strong narrative about womanhood, motherhood and friendship. Broadway actresses Maiesha McQueen, Christine Dwyer and Jessie Shelton bring the small-town America characters of Becky, Jenna and Dawn to life. Photo by Philicia Endelman

'Waitress:' Women sharing recipes for happiness

Musicals have a uniquely universal quality. Through music, through language, they show us how alike we are as humans.

The San Marcos Lions Club will be serving up lunch at this week's Cottage Kitchen Luncheon.  Lions George Laktas,  John Bilodeau and Wayne Rouse help prepare for the lunch in the Cottage Kitchen. Photo courtesy of the San Marcos Lions Club

Lions serve Cottage Kitchen lunch

The San Marcos Lions Club will host lunch at the Charles S. Cock House Museum, located at 400 E. Hopkins Street, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25. 

The San Marcos High School Orchestra performed for their fundraising event the Nightmare Before Christmas Ball at AquaBrew. The orchestra is raising traveling funds for a trip to compete in nationwide orchestra competition in New York in March. Daily Record photos by Denise Cathey

Representing San Marcos arts in the Big Apple

The students of the San Marcos High School Orchestra are raising money to travel to New York City and compete at a national level on a major arts platform –

The cedar waxwing, known for their yellow-dipped tail feathers, have a penchant for berries – even the fermented ones. Free use photo

Exploring Nature: Cedar Waxwing

After an initial visit from one lonely American robin, I recently was delighted with a big, boisterous flock that moved through my property. There must have been 30 or 40

The Walkers' Gallery is holding their first public art exhibition of 2019 today at the San Marcos Activity Center. Above is "Blue Portal" by artist Carolyn Whiteside. Photos courtesy of Linda Kelsey-Jones

'The Extra-ordinary Beauty of What Is…'

The Walkers’ Gallery invites the public to its first art exhibit reception of 2019, “The Extra-ordinary Beauty of What Is…” The reception will take place today from 5 to 7 p.m.