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Many heirloom varieties of okra are resurfacing from the gardens of the past, including the Hill Country Red, a vivid velvety red okra from right here in Central Texas.
Photo courtesy of Joe Urbach

Growth in gardening:

Okra. With that one word many readers have chosen to move on to another article in the paper. But if you have made it this far you are either a

Volunteers do a variety of services at the job sites from weeding and digging garden plots to scraping paint and restaining wooden decks, like these three volunteers during the 2017 event.
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Above right, volunteer Kristin Olansen displays the microlitter she collected from the corner of San Antonio and Guadalupe streets in downtown.

2017 Texas State University Bobcat Build volunteers Kaylyn Remsing, Taylor Thornton, Ashley Redding and Kristin Olansen pick up litter on San Antonio Street during the annual cleanup event.
Daily Record file photos by Rachel Willis

Above left, 2017 Bobcat Build volunteers hold up a “What goes here flows here” sign after picking up trash that would have otherwise become stormwater pollution.
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Bobcat Build canceled for the first time

Texas State University’s largest collective day of volunteer work for the community, Bobcat Build, was canceled for the first time since its creation in 2001. Thousands of volunteers and workers

 Eye of the Dog co-owner Billy Ray Mangham points to competitor Lotus as the audience rates her pot by their applause during the “Best 2 Pounds 2 Minute Pot Contest” at the annual Dirt Dauber Clay Festival last year. The pot making competition is one of many the center holds during the festival. Daily Record file photos by Denise Cathey

9th Annual Dirt Dauber Festival

Eye of the Dog Art Center is holding its annual clay-and-community-centric Dirt Dauber Festival this weekend.

The United States throws away approximately 30-40 percent of its food supply annually, which contributes to methane gas production, but composting provides an alternative to throwing food in the garbage. Free use photo

Canning the food waste problem

In the United States, food waste is estimated at between 30-40 percent of the food supply —  which comes out to approximately 133 billion pounds and $161 billion worth of food, according to the Uni

Pictured are Riverwalk Park Committee members Jerry Sebek, Beverly Owen, Jean Mooney, Sue Cobb, Robert Cotner, Bobbie Gilbert, Bette Taylor, Carmen Imel, and Sue Cohen. Submitted photo

Cottage Kitchen Luncheon

The Riverwalk Parks Committee assisted by volunteers from the San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department will host lunch at the Charles S. Cock House Museum, located at 400 E.

Medical wearable devices, like the Apple watch or Fitbit, that monitor the wearer's heart rate and activity have become commonplace now a day, but the use of these technologies could change the medical landscape in years to come. Free use photo

A Handle on your Health: Wearable Medical Devices

Soon we will all be wearing medical devices that are meant to keep us healthy. Many of us have already embraced wearing smart watches or wristbands like the Fitbit or Apple watch.

Kim Algoe of SkinZen is the featured artist of the month for May. A bar of her artisan Patchouli Rose Soap that combines the earthiness of patchouli with the sweet scent of rose. Photos courtesy of Art Squared

May Art Squared Arts Market

Mother’s Day is Sunday and those that haven’t found a perfect gift for mom yet will have handmade works from over 40 Central Texan artisans to choose from at this month’s Art Squared Arts Market. 

"Avengers: Endgame" has been breaking box office records worldwide since it premiered last month, but it has also set some records for local company EVO Entertainment Group, with over 50,000 tickets sold for the movie across EVO operated properties. Daily Record photo by Denise Cathey

'Avengers: Endgame' breaks records for EVO Entertainment Group

Marvel Studios’ "Avengers: Endgame" made its highly anticipated debut on cinema screens across the country on the weekend of April 26, shattering nearly every box office record along the way. 


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