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Shown in the front row are Esmeralda Lomas, Kristin Parsons and Michaela Spelling and in the back row Anna Greenberg, Alby Cartwright, Alejandra Romero, Courtney Garcia, William Barnes, Jacquelyn List, Bethany Bradshaw and Magaly Alonso. Not shown are Dr. Bruce Drobeck, FCS-senior lecturer - Family and Child  Development and community volunteers Abby Merrill, Aaron Powell and Parker B. Allan. (photo courtesy of Abby Merrill)

Let's work together: TSU volunteers, Allandelle Girl Camp back Bobcat Build

Through the power of Bobcat Build, 12 Texas State University (TSU) volunteers joined forces on April 2 with Allandelle Girl Camp (AGC) of Martindale.
TSU’s Bobcat Build and AGC both have a common goal of building relationships and strengthening community ties.

Dear Abby 4/12/16

Revenge after breakup should be put on hold

DEAR ABBY: Recently a guy I’ve known for more than a year decided it would be best for us to part ways. Before Christmas, I had asked what he would like for Christmas. His response was, “I don’t want anything for Christmas -- I want you.”

This pre-kindergarten class is getting ready for the Mother’s Day Out 30th Birthday Party and Reunion at the First United Methodist Church on Sunday, April 17 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Mother's Day Out alumni students, teachers and parents are invited to join the fun. Register for this free event at www.fumcsm.org and receive a special gift for your family at the party. (photo by Gwen Burton)
 

30th Anniversary Celebration: First United Methodist Mother's Day Out plans birthday party, reunion

The First United Methodist Mother's Day Out program is hosting its 30th birthday party and reunion on Sunday, April 17.
Festivities will get underway from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church Activity Center at the corner of Fredericksburg and Hopkins.
The program is celebrating 30 years of ministering to children with amazing live music, bouncy fun, games, food and fellowship at no cost. Musicians performing are Justin Furstenfeld of Blue October, Molly Hayes and the FUMC Praise Band featuring Ryan Ross.

Answers to go with Susan Smith: Collection has Mexican War Camp file

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 us through our webpage at www.sanmarcostx.gov/library.

Exploring Nature with Jerry Hall: Bats vital to balance of nature

Let’s hear it for our little buddy, the bat. This beneficial creature is widely misunderstood, but no other group of Texas mammals is more important to the balance of nature.
There are more than 32 species in Texas and most of them eat insects, often those that farmers find most damaging.  
A single colony of free-tailed bats consumes billions of insects – including mosquitoes – every summer night.
Worldwide, there are more than 1,100 kinds of bats, nearly a fourth of all mammal species.  
They feed primarily on fruit, nectar, pollen and insects.

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