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Hero cat awarded Hero Dog Award

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For the first time, a Los Angeles shelter’s Hero Dog award has gone to a cat.
In May 2014, Tara the cat fought off a dog that attacked her 6-year-old owner as he rode his bicycle in the driveway of the family’s Bakersfield home.
Tara body-slammed Scrappy, a chow-mix that lived next door, when the dog got out of his yard, ran for Jeremy Triantafilo, grabbed his leg and started shaking from side-to-side. Tara chased the dog toward its home. It was later euthanized.

Galveston Heritage Festival to celebrate the ‘Ellis Island of the West’

Book your passage now for Galveston Historical Foundation’s newest event, the Galveston Heritage Festival. Enjoy music, food and entertainment from numerous cultural groups and organizations from throughout Texas while learning more about the early days of immigration through the Port of Galveston.
Held in Kempner Park at 27th and Avenue O, the event opens its gates at 10 a.m. and concludes at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15.

Mid-Texas Symphony recieves Rotary Club grant

The Mid-Texas Symphony is the proud recipient of an $850 grant from the Rotary Club of Seguin. The check was presented during a brief ceremony at the Big Red Barn last week to Mid-Texas Symphony’s incoming president, Patt Linden.
Rotary Club President Ryan Kuhn presented the check after thanking the many nonprofits of Seguin whose works makes our community a better place to live.


Karen Pavelka with the University of Texas at Austin’s School of Information teaches Camille Stephenson how to clean damaged photos and slides during a recent workshop. (Photo courtesy Hays County AgriLife Extension)

Salvage workshop prepares local volunteers to help

The San Marcos Extension Education Club partnered with the University of Texas at Austin’s School of Information to host a Salvage Workshop to train volunteers on how to clean damaged photos, books and documents.  Karen Pavelka, a lecturer, and a team from the School of Information presented the workshop on June 3rd at the Extension office in San Marcos.  Those participating included Extension Education Club members and other volunteers wanting to help with cleanup efforts now and in the future.  Participants learned how to handle items damaged by water and flooding.  The workshop also incl

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