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Lone Star Brewing Company is partnering up with Jess Pryles, creator of Hardcore Carnivore, as an official spokesperson and advocate for live fire cooking in Texas. Photo courtesy of Boutique PR

Lone Star celebrates Texas live fire cooking

Lone Star Brewing Co., the brewer behind Lone Star Beer and Lone Star Texas Light, today announced its partnership with Jess Pryles, creator of Hardcore Carnivore, as an official spokesperson and a

Mendez Elementary fifth grade student Jon Stark Jr. plays his violin at the first performance of the Fiddle Sticks program at Goodnight Middle School last Thursday. Daily Record photos by Lance Winter

Fiddle Sticks: The gift of music for life

This was the first year for San Marcos CISD’s pilot program Fiddle Sticks, an after school program for fifth grade students that offers large and small group instruction of fundamental

Bronson Norris Murphy as the Phantom, and Meghan Picerno as Christine Daaé star in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sequel to "The Phantom of the Opera," "Love Never Dies." Photos by Joan Marcus

'Love Never Dies:'A feast for the eyes & ears

Though “Phantom of the Opera” is the longest-running show on Broadway, and its characters – Christine, Raoul and the Phantom – are some of the most beloved and recognizable in the history of the me

Hays County Food Bank interns Miguel Madrid, Genevieve McNeil and  Marjorie Cantrell sport matching turkey outfits to help keep spirits high during the annual boxing day for the holiday meal boxes at Night Hawk Frozen Foods, Inc. Daily Record photos by Denise Cathey

Little Guys Movers help tackle hunger

Thanksgiving is called “turkey day” for a reason — it’s just not quite the same without that big bird at the center of the table.

Large crowds for holiday festivities can have any host in a hurry. Preparing ahead and finding simple recipes, like this turkey with roasted grape gastrique, can help relieve the pressure. Photos courtesy of Omaha Steaks

A guide for gathering for the holidays

(Family Features) Gearing up for a crowd at your holiday festivities can provide moments of excitement, stress, fun and plenty of other emotions as the big dinner draws near.

"Texas Cotton," just made its way out of the Texas Film Festival circuit and will be playing at The Spot for a limited time. The film centers around Sergeant Travis Delmore, an aging lawman, played by George Hardy, that is convinced a mysterious stranger arrested in his small town is innocent. Photos courtesy of Travis Ayers

'Texas Cotton' premiers in san Marcos

You are familiar with the old joke: Four men walk into a bar in Austin. One says to the bartender. "We are going to make a movie." The bartender says,

The only remaining naturally occurring Whooping Crane population spends the winter on the Gulf Coast, primarily in Texas' Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. Free use photo

Exploring Nature: Whooping Cranes

The whooping cranes have returned to Texas. I recently phoned the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge and listened to a recorded message about the refuge being open basically from daylight to