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Showdown bartender Violet Shrock pours Dripping Springs Artisan Gin into a glass during the 2017 Mer-tini Shakedown competition. Daily Record file photo 

2019 Mer-tini Shakedown

Local bars and restaurants are gearing up for the annual Mermaid Society SMTX’s Mer-tini Shakedown, a friendly — yet fierce — competition among local mixologists to create the best  Mer-tini cockta

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It's the time of year where hummingbirds begin their migration south to Mexico, meaning Hill Country residents will see less and less of these tiny avians. Free use photo

Exploring Nature: Hummingbirds

My hummingbirds are gone. What a letdown. No more buzzing, acrobatic visitors to my sugar-water feeder. They’re probably on the way to Mexico. However, more and more hummingbirds are choosing

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The Mermaid Society is gearing up to host its River Guardianship and Arts, Culture and Preservation Symposiums throughout September. Above, 2018 River Guardianship Symposium attendees fill the San Marcos Activity Center. 
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Mermaid Society Symposiums River Guardianship & Arts, Culture & Preservation

Mermaid Society SMTX is preparing for its fourth year of festivities centered around the San Marcos River that runs through the city as well as the arts, culture and history

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Texas' climate makes it possible to grow herbs all year round with few exceptions. Above is an herb garden with basil, rosemary, oregano, thyme and sage.  Photo courtesy of Joe Urbach

Growth in gardening: A fall herb garden

Most gardeners plant their vegetables in the spring to harvest in late spring to early summer. In our part of Texas, it is possible to have a fall vegetable garden

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The Wimberley Players are putting on a production of "Picnic," in time for the Labor Day weekend. Pictured are Mary Jane Windle as Rosemary Sidney and Dave Giminiani as Howard Bevins. Photo by John Rogers

Wimberley Players present 'Picnic'

William Inge’s classic drama "Picnic" opens on the Wimberley Players stage today and runs through Sept. 22.

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