There are a multitude of talented musicians in San Marcos and for one night, the Star is co-sponsoring an event to showcase the great local music San Marcos has to offer.
There were times I didn’t think I would make it, but my long journey through college is finally coming to an end. Soon, myself alongside my fellow Bobcats and friends will don our black gowns and silly hats and proudly walk the stage.
Television has a good way of bringing people together. For example, my roommate and I got into the groove of dropping everything we were doing at 10 p.m. on Mondays (which usually meant logging off Facebook) to gather on her bed to watch SyFy’s “Being Human.” It gave us a chance to ogle at Aidan, the tattooed, muscular vampire, and hope that Josh, the oddly geeky-cute werewolf, would take his shirt off too (we would occasionally make bets).
I don’t pretend to claim any strong ties to boxing movies (yeah, yeah, Rocky, Million Dollar Baby, Cinderella Man – all good stuff). David O. Russell’s The Fighter, however, might be my exception.
The Fighter takes root in the true story of former boxer-turned-crack-addict Dicky Eklund Jr. and his younger brother Micky Ward. The film focuses on Ward’s struggle to build his own boxing career and make a name for himself in spite of his extremely dysfunctional family.
The reggae group Israel Vibration demonstrates that life obstacles can be overcome through the strength of unity.
Members of the group, Lascelle “Wiss” Bulgin and Cecil “Skelly” Spence, are both Poliomyelitis (Polio) survivors. Although both were left crippled from the disease, Wiss and Skelly never allowed it to hinder their musical talent or creative abilities.
Dog of the Week: Rex
Breed: Labrador Retriever mix
Weight: 42 pounds
Let’s be honest, food is pretty amazing. The endless possibilities of ingredient combinations and tasty creations are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to how incredible food can be. Here are some of the world records that have been broken and recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records involving food and drinks:
In 2008, Donald Gorske of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin was in his 37th uninterrupted year of eating McDonald Big Mac sandwiches every single day. By August 17th, 2008, he snarfed 23,000 of them.
Last month, TNT announced a reboot of the 80s TV series, Dallas. The primetime soap featured the oil-rich Ewing family. The original series ran from 1978 to 1991 on CBS. The new show will continue to focus on the Ewing dynasty. Desperate Housewives star, Josh Henderson and Fast and Furious star, Jordana Brewster was cast to star in the series.
Dog of the Week: Ada
Breed: Shepherd-Chow Chow mix
Weight: 71 pounds
Color: Brown and black
Ada is a 6-year-old sweetheart looking for a home. She has received basic training and is housebroken. She is a good fit for a family that she can love and care for. She won’t run potential owners ragged like a puppy would. She’d rather take a walk around the block followed by a good tummy rub.
What makes good television? In my opinion, the weirder the plotline, the better. That’s why I love the SyFy Channel. Where else could you find a made-for-TV movie about a half-shark, half-octopus? Or movies based on obscure H.P. Lovecraft stories about half-fish, half-human Spaniards who sacrifice people to their fish god?
I’ve been thinking a lot about animal hybrids. Mind you, I do work at my ‘ol alma mater, Seguin High School. I've also re-watched the Syfy Channel original movie, Sharktopus. Just how does that happen?