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Photo courtesy Hays County Food Bank

Keys to feed hungry

Hays County Food Bank needs your unwanted and unneeded keys to help feed the hungry in Hays County. Instead of letting those old keys get lost and lay useless in forgotten drawers, why not put them to a more charitable use?
Melissa Pursely of San Marcos discovered some unneeded keys in her own home, and she wanted to use the unneeded pieces of metal for good. She found a way through the Key for Hope Foundation.
The Key for Hope Foundation is a nonprofit organization located in Massachusetts, and they help hunger fighting organizations across the nation.

Steel Magnolias singing group to perform at First Baptist Aug. 2

The Steel Magnolias are revving up, fine-tuning, and praying earnestly for an upcoming 16-day mission trip glorifying their Lord Jesus Christ as they embark on their 2015 Fall Tour to Virginia Beach, and on up the northeast coast to Niagara Falls, from Oct. 3 – 18, covering 15 states.  
The troupe of singers has a full concert schedule of 28 programs between now and their tour launch date in October, but it has not allowed them to be in San Marcos, where the singing group is headquartered.

From left are band members Catherine Clarke, Gregory Essington, Zach Landreneau, Zack Kibodeaux, Daniel Dowling and Kyle Smith. (Photo courtesy Blue Water Highway Band)

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Photo courtesy Linda Owen

San Marcos author signing new novel at Hastings tomorrow

Novelist Linda Owen returns to Hastings Bookstore on Saturday, July 25, for a book signing for “Lady President,” her latest Romantic Suspense. Autographed copies of the novel will be signed between 12-3 p.m. at the store at 651 Business Loop I-35.
Owen grew up in San Marcos. The daughter of Horace and Lurline Howard, she graduated from San Marcos High School in 1962 and Southwest Texas State College in 1965.

A dinosaur gourd sculpture by Elizabeth Hair entered in last year’s festival. (Photo courtesy Lone Star Gourd Festival)

A carving by Don Vyskocil which won first place in its category, as well as the VIP and People’s Choice awards at last year’s festival. (Photo courtesy Lone Star Gourd Festival)

Lone Star Gourd Festival in New Braunfels

There are dozens of reasons to visit scenic New Braunfels before summer ends — but the 20th annual Lone Star Gourd Festival at the New Braunfels Civic and Convention Center will amaze visitors with creativity and skill. The festival will take place July 31 through Aug. 2.
Historically, gourds were used as functional vessels for food and water. Artists now get very creative with this organic canvas, turning it into beautiful high-dollar art.
The art varied greatly; gourds can be crafted into Christmas ornaments, jewelry, pots, wall hangings and even musical instruments.


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