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Brusuelas-Cathey engagement

Daniel and Catherine Brusuelas of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, announce the engagement of their daughter, Candice Jean Brusuelas, to Steven Michael Cathey. Steven is the son of Brian and Rene Cathey of Portales, New Mexico, and grandson to James and Thyra Cathey, Leon Simnacher and Glinda Roberts. Candice is the granddaughter of George and Olga Howell, Jean Kennedy and Nick and Nina Brusuelas.
The couple both graduated with bachelor’s degrees from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, New Mexico.
Steven received his bachelor of arts in digital cinema arts.

Answers to go with Susan Smith: Reference books on quotations

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 393-8200 for information over the phone, or email us through our website at
Q. When I was in the local Social Security office, I saw a poster with the American flag and a patriotic quote. Do you have a book I can use to look up a quotation?

European starling (photo by Jerry Hall)

Exploring Nature with Jerry Hall: Mozart's starling

Sometimes when I see a European starling, I am reminded of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.  
Mozart once had a pet starling.  He purchased it at a Viennese pet shop in May of 1784 and noted in his expense book that the bird sang a true fragment, which resembled a composition of his.
This would not be that unusual because starlings have an extremely flexible vocal capacity.  They can imitate a variety of sounds, ranging from other birds to a barking dog.


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