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Celebrated musician Chris Knight, who has created eight albums, will be in San Marcos on Jan. 29 to perform songs off his new album, "Little Victories." Critics say the album's 11 songs purely rank among Knight's finest. The singer-songwriter, compared to Johnny Cash, John Prine, Steve Earle and Bruce Springsteen over the years, stands alone as an artist who has carved out his own style. Knight will perform at 10 p.m. at Cheatham Street Warehouse. Tickets cost $15. His website is www.chrisknight.net or find him on Facebook. (publicity photo)

Chris Knight in town Jan. 29: Admired singer-songwriter will perform at Cheatham Street Warehouse

Chris Knight doesn’t like to say much. Won’t chat about his worldview or engage in conversations on his creative approach.
For 15 years, seven acclaimed albums and a hard-nosed career that’s been hailed as, “Where Cormac McCarthy meets Copperhead Road," Knight has always let his music do most of the talking.
And on record – as well everywhere across America, from roadhouse taverns to major-city concert halls – his songs have had plenty to say.
But with his latest album Little Victories (September 2012), Chris Knight has taken the discussion to a whole new level.

Students accepted to McMurry University

McMurry University in Abilene has accepted the following students for entrance in fall 2016: Chandler Roberts of Kyle and Marissa Sierra of San Marcos.
McMurry University was founded in 1923 as a United Methodist institution, and is a vibrant and comprehensive center of higher education. McMurry has a national reputation for excellence and value through the achievements of its faculty, students and graduates.
The university enrolls more than 1,200 students and has an average class size of 16.

Life's Surprises with Gary Smith: Uh oh as life flies by quickly

A few days after Christmas, my daughter and I were snow skiing down a hill at Sleeping Giant Ski Area in Wyoming.
She asked me how many years that I thought it would be until her son, William, could start skiing. He is 21 months old.
He was bundled up in the ski lodge, sitting warmly by the fire in the lodge with family. Safe, warm and cozy.
I said, “Two years until he is old enough. You started skiing at 3 and 1/2 years old. Your brother started at 3 and 1/2. So William only has two more years until he will be able to ski.”

Arbor Day honoree nominations requested

The Riverwalk Park Committee, chaired by Jean Mooney, announces that nominations will be accepted to honor a deceased, distinguished citizen who made outstanding contributions to the enhancement of life in this community.
This historical and significant event is held outdoors each year at the Memorial Grove in Veramendi Plaza on the first Friday in March.Traditionally, one honoree has been named each year.
This year, the first Friday is March 4. The following are the certain guidelines to be followed:
• Nominees need not have been members of the Heritage Association.

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