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Common Unity

The Dunbar Heritage Society board members, from left to right: Wayne Thompson, Alex Banbury Jr., President; Mittie Miller, Vice President; Jonafa Banbury, Secretary; Claudette Blythe, Treasurer. Photos submitted by Jonafa Banbury

Common Unity

This year, San Marcos organizations are coming together in a sense of community, commemoration and fellowship to host the first ever countywide Juneteenth celebration. The Dunbar Heritage Association, the Hays County Historical Commission, Cephas House and the Calaboose Museum will hold a series of events — some of which are already underway — to share the history and culture of Black Americans in our community.

Pugster Butterfly Bush: Fragrance and fun collide
Pugster Butterfly Bush: Fragrance and fun collide

This American Lady butterfly creates a stunning contrast with the intense color of Pugster Blue buddleia.

Pugster Butterfly Bush: Fragrance and fun collide

This Eastern Tiger Swallowtail visits a Pugster Amethyst buddleia that is surrounded by Supertunia Vista petunias.

Pugster Butterfly Bush: Fragrance and fun collide

A summer pollinator garden with Pugster and Lo & Behold Ruby Chip buddleias, Suncredible sunflowers and Truffula Pink Gomphrenas can be both beautiful and exciting with bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Photos by Norman Winter

Pugster Butterfly Bush: Fragrance and fun collide

Does Your Nose Know What My Nose Knows was the name of a creative article written by an author during my time as the Executive Director of the American Rose Society. Obviously, the reference was to the fragrance found in roses. I would like to pass this question on to you and the butterfly bush or buddleia. Mrs. Jan and I are blissfully on the same page when it comes to the Pugster varieties we are growing.

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P. Terry’s Founders, Patrick and Kathy Terry, in December 2020. P. Terry’s donated lunch to Dell Children’s Heart and Transplant team to honor a special connection to Dell Children’s first heart transplant patient, Gerardo. Photo courtesy of P. Terry’s

P. Terry’s quarterly giving back day to benefit Dell Children’s Medical Center

P. Terry’s Burger Stand recently announced that Dell Children’s Medical Center will be the beneficiary of its Giving Back Day on Saturday.

The Journey Continues

The Journey Continues: Dr. Daniel M. Gruver and his mission with the people of Kuna Yala

My journey this week takes me to Dr. Daniel M. Gruver of San Marcos and his mission to an indigenous people group, the Kunas, of northeast Panama. They occupy a strip of land on the Kuna Yala (formally known as San Blas) Islands and in the mountainous mainland. They are known for their seclusion, fishing, farming and artwork. They have been intentional about preserving their culture, language and way of life.


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