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From left are band members Catherine Clarke, Gregory Essington, Zach Landreneau, Zack Kibodeaux, Daniel Dowling and Kyle Smith. (Photo courtesy Blue Water Highway Band)

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Photo courtesy Linda Owen

San Marcos author signing new novel at Hastings tomorrow

Novelist Linda Owen returns to Hastings Bookstore on Saturday, July 25, for a book signing for “Lady President,” her latest Romantic Suspense. Autographed copies of the novel will be signed between 12-3 p.m. at the store at 651 Business Loop I-35.
Owen grew up in San Marcos. The daughter of Horace and Lurline Howard, she graduated from San Marcos High School in 1962 and Southwest Texas State College in 1965.

A dinosaur gourd sculpture by Elizabeth Hair entered in last year’s festival. (Photo courtesy Lone Star Gourd Festival)

A carving by Don Vyskocil which won first place in its category, as well as the VIP and People’s Choice awards at last year’s festival. (Photo courtesy Lone Star Gourd Festival)

Lone Star Gourd Festival in New Braunfels

There are dozens of reasons to visit scenic New Braunfels before summer ends — but the 20th annual Lone Star Gourd Festival at the New Braunfels Civic and Convention Center will amaze visitors with creativity and skill. The festival will take place July 31 through Aug. 2.
Historically, gourds were used as functional vessels for food and water. Artists now get very creative with this organic canvas, turning it into beautiful high-dollar art.
The art varied greatly; gourds can be crafted into Christmas ornaments, jewelry, pots, wall hangings and even musical instruments.

21st annual San Antonio Film festival takes place July 29-Aug. 2

The 21st Annual SAFILM-San Antonio Film Festival, will take place at the Tobin Center in the heart of downtown San Antonio. The festival will screen more than 100 feature-length and short films from across the country and around the world during the festival — as well as free, exciting community screening at the Pearl Stable on Tuesday, July 28.
The Free Community Screening at the Pearl Stable
The 2015 SAFILM-San Antonio Film Festival kicks off the grand opening at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28 at the Pearl Stable with the premiere of a “OLD?!”


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