Dahlia Does Design: Children and art museums

Dahlia Woods - Daily Record Columnist

One of my fondest memories as a child were family excursions to museums and galleries.

Of course my little brother was not so enthusiastic— he always wanted to go to the café and order chocolate milk. My parents insisted we tour the galleries first and then have a treat in the café. My favorite painter was Edgar Degas, a painter of horses and ballet dancers. I carried a notebook and drew what I saw.

Dog of the Week

Such a handsome dog, and with a great personality to boot. You won’t see this one-year-old Chihuahua without a huge smile plastered all over his face. He lives to snuggle in your lap and give kisses. Piper has such a happy-go-lucky personality, it’s tempting to play with him all day. This guy is great with other dogs, and gets along with all people.

Cat of the Week

Fun, adorable, and spunky, Pixie is the perfect kitten. At only six months old, Pixie never knows whether she wants to cuddle or play. This peppy girl loves her toys and treats, but also adores affection. Pixie gets along with other cats and people, so she would be a great fit for any household.

Pets of the Week

Both pets are available for adoption and their $90 adoption fee covers their spay or neuter, rabies vaccine, microchip and city license. To learn more, or to meet these pets, visit us online at www.sanmarcostx.gov/animaladoptions to fill out an online application, or come to the shelter in person at 750 River Road.


• Submitted by the city of San Marcos

The turkey vulture is known for its exceptional sense of smell. PHOTO BY GLENN BARTLEY.

Exploring Nature: Turkey vultures

Jerry Hall - Daily Record Columist

We have lots of turkey vultures in this area. They are not the most beautiful of birds, but they do perform a valuable sanitation service by eating rotten carcasses. They find these carcasses two ways-— by sight and by smell.

The vulture’s anatomy makes it possible for it to smell with great acuity. It has very large nostril openings and also the olfactory lobe of its brain is extremely large.

A Word About Recycling

Ollie Maier - Daily Record Columnist

Normally, this column seldom talks the recycling of batteries. The reason is simple— there is a lot more available material for me to use concerning metals, paper, electronics, etc.

Thus when I noticed an item on batteries in a recent Recycling Today eNewsletter, I jumped on it. The article spoke about the efforts of Call2Recycle, North America’s first and largest battery recycling organization. It has headquarters in Georgia and Vancouver, British Columbia.

Genealogical Society meeting

On Tuesday evening, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m., the San Marcos-Hays County Genealogical Society will meet at the LDS Church, 120 Suncrest Lane. Local author and historian Jerry Bullock, a Wallace descendant, will speak on “Lew Wallace, a 19th Century Renaissance Man.” Lew Wallace was a significant though relatively unknown 19th century American. 


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