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(Left to right) Alli Records, secretary; her niece, Catherine Wicker; volunteer, Tegan Debrock, Vice President; Hannah Durrance, President; and Kristen Holt-Sierra, Treasurer. Photo submitted by HOME Center of Central Texas

HOME Center of Central Texas provides outreach, services for homeless populations in San Marcos

Scrolling through Hannah Durrance’s Facebook feed, you’ll find the usual personal announcements and a smattering of shared news stories interspersed with requests such as this:

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Butterflies, bees, moths and hummingbirds all flock to the sweet nectar of the Vermillionaire cuphea . Photo by Norman Winter

The Garden Guy

The last few years Vermillionaire cuphea has become a must have plant for several parts of my landscape. I have actually had hummingbirds hitting on them in my driveway as I got them out of the car. Even though it is now late July it is a must have plant for all Central Texas Gardeners.

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Above, North Street's Chicken 65 taco — fried chicken, tossed in their chili wing sauce, served with coco rice, red cabbage, queso fresco, lemon cucumber riata, jalapeno crema and cilantro — accompanied by a side of waffle fries. Left, North Street's Curry Queso, a wonderful concoction of housemade curry spices and melted cheese. Daily Record photos by Nick Castillo

Foodie Friday: North Street

Are you a foodie looking for unique flavor combinations? Then go no further than North Street Beer and Curry Shop.

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Chili pequins. Photo submitted by Jerry Hall


I am a big fan of hot sauces and hot peppers. I recently ordered a bottle of “Zulu Fire Sauce,” made in South Africa, and I am growing a chili pequin bush in a container on my back deck. The bush is currently loaded with little round, green peppers.


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