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A Tomball, Texas-based couple is drawing attention to “The Price of Liberty” monument that will be situated on the grounds of the State Capitol dome. The military veterans hope to inspire people to help support its construction by making generous donations. (Photo by Retired Army Col. James Stryker)

The moon will be new (dark) on the following two nights this month: Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 11 and 12. It will be a very narrow sliver and easy to miss on Tuesday, Nov. 10 and Friday, Nov. 13, according to StarDate, the website of the University of Texas’ McDonald Observatory. (photo by www.creativeoutlet.com)

Answers to go with Susan Smith: Understanding the moon’s phases

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 the library through its website at www.sanmarcostx.gov/library.

It is likely the ancestors of Darwin’s finches arrived in the Galapagos Islands two or three million years ago. (photo by Jerry Hall)

Exploring Nature with Jerry Hall: Darwin's finches

Charles Darwin developed his famous theory of evolution after studying small birds in the Galapagos Islands, some 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador.
In 1835, Darwin collected several specimens and discovered the finches varied in bill shapes and sizes depending on what island they inhabited.
He came to realize that the different species represented one ancestral species and that their differing bill structures reflected adaptations to the ecological conditions on each island.

Amir Vahab in concert: ‘Sacred Songs of Love – An Evening of Music and Poetry’

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church is hosting Amir Vahab and Ensemble in Concert “Sacred Songs of Love – An Evening of Music and Poetry” on Wednesday, Nov. 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. The pre-concert reception begins at 6 p.m. in the parish hall with the family-friendly concert getting underway in the sanctuary at 6:30 p.m. The poetry of Rumi and Hafez with traditional music will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary followed by a question-and-answer session at 8:30 p.m.

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