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Talcum powder, widely used in Johnson & Johnson baby powder, has been in the news recently after 11,700 plaintiffs claimed that the company's talc caused their cancers – including thousands of women with ovarian cancer. Photo by Austin Kirk/Flickr

A Handle on your Health: Talcum & Ovarian Cancer

We have all probably used baby powder at some point in our lives. It smells nice and it makes our skin feel smooth and dry. We use it on baby’s butts. We use it on our own bottoms.

Tattoo artists and proud mother and grandmother Sondra Simmons Kretschmar (center) stands with son Bubba Ward and grandsons Wyatt and Fletcher for a family photo at Bubba’s Family Tattoo Parlour. Daily Record photos by Denise Cathey

Tattoos By Your Mom

Humans have marked their bodies with tattoos for thousands of years. These permanent pieces of art — sometimes simple, sometimes painstakingly-detailed, but almost always personal — have served as a

While all tomatoes have a relatively good capacity for antioxidants, on an ounce for ounce basis, the best bang for your buck are cherry tomatoes. Free use photo

Growth in gardening: Garden Tomatoes

Thomas Jefferson grew tomatoes, and so should you. There are many reasons I firmly believe that no garden is complete without this wonderful veggie. Yes, it is technically a fruit

The jack snipe is a small stocky wader. It is the smallest snipe, and the only member of the genus Lymnocryptes. Photo by Alastair Rae/ Flickr

Exploring Nature: Snipes

I don’t know about you, but a practical joke in my younger days involved inviting someone to participate in a snipe hunt. The goal was to leave that hapless person

Downtown Walkabout attendee Kelly Scott looks through Tiny Amber Taylor’s booth of paintings and handmade jewelry at the Porch during a Third Thursday Downtown Walkabout. Businesses will be keeping their doors open a little longer tonight and even offering specials during the event. Daily Record photo by Rachel Willis

Downtown Walkabout steps into spring

The Downtown Association (DTA) of San Marcos is hosting the kick off 2019 Third Thursday March Walkabout today from 6-9 p.m. 

Women in leadership roles throughout San Marcos gathered on March 8 for a Women's Symposium hosted by the San Marcos Lions Club and the Hays-Caldwell Women's Center. Left, attendees launch personalized paper planes into the air during the symposium. Photos by Rowe Ray

Women's Symposium on Service

The San Marcos Lions Club and Hays-Caldwell Women's Center joined together on International Women’s Day last week to host a Women's Symposium on Service at the San Marcos Activity Center.

If you are considering what to put in your spring garden, don't miss the opportunity to plant herbs that flourish in Central Texas' hot and dry conditions and can lend flavor to food as well as beauty to the garden. Photo courtesy of Joe Urbach

Growth in gardening: Spring Herbs

Time to get the spring garden in the ground. Though some of us started early, Mother Nature, as she so often does, tossed a late freeze our way and many

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