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Last year’s Mardi Gras parade in the San Marcos Historic District.

Mardi Gras parade next weekend

Planning is well underway for the third annual Mardi Gras Parade along historic Belvin Street.  At a meeting held last week, representatives from a variety of neighborhoods within the San Marcos Historic District gathered at the home of one of the founders of the Krewe of Okeanos to finalize preparations for the parade, which is set to take place on Sat., Feb. 14 beginning at noon.

The outside of the Calaboose Museum last May during the Heritage Tour. Since the inside was closed for renovations, the museum created an exhibit outside of the 330th Aviation Squadron — the 1943 African American squadron located at Gary Air Base.  Former San Marcan Rev. Alphonso Washington was one of the pilots in the squadron. This exhibit will be up again for the grand re-opening.

Calaboose Museum grand re-opening

The re-opening of the Calaboose African American History Museum is scheduled for 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015.
The recently renovated space, which has been closed the past two years, honors the memory and legacy of the museum’s founder, the late Mrs. Johnnie M. Armstead.
The highlight of the grand re-opening is a new rotating exhibit focusing on black elected officials from San Marcos and Hays County.

Rodeo Austin hosts black-tie gala tomorrow

The annual Rodeo Austin Gala, sponsored by H-E-B and Horizon Bank, will be held Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 at the Palmer Events Center. One of Austin’s largest black-tie events, the Rodeo Austin Gala will feature a four-course meal, cocktails, a live and silent auction and award-winning entertainment featuring The Band Perry with special guests, Two Tons of Steel.
The Rodeo Austin Gala will begin at 6 p.m. with cocktails and a silent auction. Guests will enjoy buffet-style dinner while enjoying a performance by the Texas country music group Two Tons of Steel.

Hays County Food Bank thanks Bluebonnet Lions Club

The Hays County Food Bank would like to recognize The Bluebonnet Lions Club for their loyal support for at least 20 years. They have generously supported the food bank in 2014. The food bank has received donations from several individual members, as well as community grants from the club throughout the year. The Bluebonnet Lions have donated almost $6,000 the past six , including donations for the Hays County Food Bank’s beautiful cookbook last year, “The Food Banquet.” From left are Bluebonnet Lions members Linda Jalufka, Debby Lawrence, Kate Shaw and Trish Wilder.

2015 Best Book Awards chosen, submissions being accepted for 2016

Readers of the delightful titles selected for Texas Association of Authors (TxAuthors) Best Book Awards would agree that their selected books are winning reads and top-tier selections in their categories.
By any measure, excellent books from this year’s list are of stellar quality. They are delivering to readers, who love to fall into the pages, the experience of climbing out with the greatest satisfaction. Among the newest slate of winners is “Revelations of My Heart: Poems, Prayers, Notes and Quotes” by Kimberly E.M. Beasley.

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