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With its vibrant plumage, the golden pheasant is considered one of the most beautiful birds to inhabit the world. (photo by www.creativeoutlet.com)

Exploring Nature with Jerry Hall: The 10 most stunning birds in the world

What are the 10 most beautiful birds in the world?  
Well, that’s up for argument. Some folks swoon for a lovely black swan, while others much prefer a majestic bald eagle.  
I happen to think the Andean cock-of-the-rock is awfully good looking. But some experts list the most beautiful birds as follows: 10. Green wing macaw
parrot; 9. Stork-billed kingfisher; 8. Peafowl or peacock; 7. Painted bunting; 6. Keel-billed toucan; 5. Rainbow lorikeet; 4. Northern oriole; 3. Flamingo; 2. Hyacinth macaw; 1.  Golden pheasant.

The journey continues with Brother Jim - April 17

I was raised in a remote West Texas ranch house 12 miles from town, and I attended a four-room school house. At the rear of our classroom was a shelf of books.  That was our library.
My deliverance came while accompanying my mother on her weekly shopping trips to the nearby county seat where I had access to a library.  
The “Library Lady” loved me and made an exception to policy; I was allowed to check out a brown grocery bag full of periodicals in addition to a paper bag filled with books.  

The historic Yarborough house is the location for this year’s refreshment stop on Belvin Street. (photo by Carl Deal)

Heritage Home Tour: 'Ecological Inspirations and Great Green Features'

For more than 40 years, The Heritage Association of San Marcos has proudly presented a revolving collection of homes, open for public tours each year on the weekend of the first Sunday in May.
This year the tour will be held from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1.
This is year two of a three-year trilogy entitled “Homes Through the Ages”.
Although The Heritage Home Tour was originally composed of historic structures, in recent years it has spotlighted many eras, from the 1860s through the present.  

Left, Sam Tweedy presents a check to San Marcos High School Director of Choirs Dawn Sheridan-Reinhuber at a recent Heart Of Texas Chorus rehearsal. (photo by Sam Tweedy)

Chorus helps young singers

The Heart Of Texas Chorus played a role in the huge success San Marcos High School students enjoyed at the UIL competitions recently.  
According to San Marcos High School Director of Choirs Dawn Sheridan-Reinhuber, the donation from the Heart Of Texas Chorus enabled some of her students to get additional training to improve their vocal performance skills.  
Of the 34 San Marcos High School students in the UIL competitions, 30 achieved Superior ratings and four earned Excellent ratings.  

Left, Fred Dodson and Glenna Gould are offering dance instruction every Monday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Price Center. People of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to attend for a $5 donation. (photo by the Price Center)

Kick up your heels: The Price Center offers dance classes on Mondays

Fresh on the heels of their Swing on the Square dance contest successes, Glenna Gould and Fred Dodson have agreed to teach an ongoing dance class Monday nights at the Price Center in downtown San Marcos from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
The award-winning pair dances regularly in the area and came to the center last month to participate in classes in preparation for the annual Swing on the Square events.
Fellow classmates liked their style and skills so much they and asked them to start teaching a class.  

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