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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

Alaynna Burke and Makenna Hawkins from Buda 4-H were selected to perform the National Anthem during the Thursday night recognition assembly at Texas 4-H Roundup on June 11. There were one of three acts selected from more than 100 applications. (Photo courtesy Hays County AgriLife Extension)

Hays County 4-H member Haley White is presented a $1,000 Texas 4-H Foundation Scholarship, provided by the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. Presenting her scholarship are show representatives Scott Chakales, Jackie Simmonds and Cody Davenport. (Photo courtesy Hays County AgriLife Extension)

Hays Co. 4-H participates in Roundup, members receive scholarships

Hays County 4-H members recently participated in the 2015 Texas 4-H Roundup on June 9-11, at the Texas A&M University campus in College Station.  
Roundup encompasses numerous state level 4-H contests, scholarship presentations, recognition assemblies, educational workshops and evening entertainment. Roundup is the highlight of the 4-H year, in which months – and sometimes years – of hard work pay off for both youth and adult participants.
The Texas 4-H Foundation presented more than $2.3 million in scholarships to 4-H members.  

Millie (Heather Capello, center) introduces the new girl (Becca Mechler) to the shady hotel owner, Mrs. Meers (Marcia Kelly) in this scene from the musical “Thoroughly Modern Millie” opening July 9 at Circle Arts Theatre in Landa Park , New Braunfels with a champagne opening at 8 p.m. Performances are every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. through August 2. July 23 is a benefit for New Braunfels Gemischter Chor Harmonie. Tickets may be purchased at The Crossing downtown, online at or by calling (830) 837-6172. (Photo courtesy Circle Arts Theatre)


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