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The accolades keep coming for world-acclaimed conductor Dr. Carolyn Watson. She has plenty to celebrate and is passionate about her profession as director of orchestra studies at Texas State University.  She is also director of the Texas State Symphony Orchestra, a role she relishes. (photo by Dr. Carolyn Watson)


Orchestra director merits honors: Texas State University’s Dr. Carolyn Watson is internationally renowned


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Distinguished conductor Dr. Carolyn Watson, who is fastidious, humorous and dedicated to her livelihood as director of orchestra studies at Texas State University, has merited more honors to add to her impressive list of achievements.

She has learned that she is one of the 10 conductors from throughout the world that has been selected to participate in the prestigious international program dubbed the Second Annual Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera.


Judas stalks Mary and Jesus in the garden. From left to right are Nicholaus Weindel, Rachel Hoovler and Daniel Cline. (Photo by The Wimberley Players)


Wimberley Players present Jesus Christ Superstar

When the Wimberley Players invite you to Jesus Christ Superstar July 8 through July 31, audiences can expect a solidly staged and exciting production of the beloved musical that is the world’s most famous rock opera.

“Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution" was written by author Nathaniel Philbrick. (Publicity Photo)

Answers To Go with Susan Smith: Library to receive new Benedict Arnold book

Each week hundreds of people call or visit the San Marcos Public Library to find information.  "Answers To Go" highlights recently received questions.  Please visit the library at 625 East Hopkins, call 512-393-8200 for information over the phone, or email us through our webpage at

San Marcos Daily Record Columnist Brother Jim Lanning contributes his column each Sunday.

The journey continues with Brother Jim – Reflecting on our freedom this Fourth of July

We cherish our freedom by celebrating the Fourth of July as a national holiday. Sometimes it is known as “Our Nation’s Birthday” or Independence Day. The following quotes about freedom are memory points from my journey that I offer for your consideration:


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