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The San Marcos Area Community Chorus gives a stirring performance at a recent “United We Sing” concert resulting in a standing ovation. PHOTO COURTESY OF SAN MARCOS AREA COMMUNITY CHORUS

 

‘United We Sing’ concert set for 9-11

The 14th annual “United We Sing” concert will be presented Sunday, Sept. 11 at 3 p.m. at Evans Auditorium on the Texas State University campus.  

The musical tribute to the heroes and victims of the tragic events of 9-11-2001 is presented as a community service by the Heart Of Texas Chorus and the Texas State College of Fine Arts and Communication.  Admission and parking are free.

Local Scouts learn value through popcorn sales

Scouts from across our area are looking for your help as they learn how to set goals, pay their own way and support a year’s worth of character-building activities. 

Starting this Saturday, Scouts of all ages will begin their 2016 popcorn sale at area businesses and neighborhoods. Supporting a Cub Scout or Boy Scout through the popcorn sale is much more than just buying a snack; it helps these young people learn the value of working to pay for their share of year-round activities instead of relying on their parents.

LWV celebrating Women’s Equality Day Thursday at Hays County Courthouse

The League of Women Voters of Hays County will celebrate Women’s Equality Day on Thursday, Aug. 25, 6 p.m. at the Hays County Courthouse.

Women’s Equality Day is actually Friday, Aug. 26, the anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The ratification marked the greatest victory of the women’s suffrage movement—women achieving full voting rights.

Celebrating San Marcos’own jazz king

Linda Kelsey-Jones - Special to the Record

On Saturday, Aug. 27,  from 1 to 7 p.m., the Calaboose African American History Museum invites residents of San Marcos to join in the celebration of Eddie Durham’s birthday. Durham was born in San Marcos on Aug. 19, 1906, into a musically gifted family. He and his siblings joined their father in playing for square dances and later formed the Durham Brothers Band. 

The author on the steps of the ruins of the old brothel. IMAGES COURTESY OF JAYME BLASHKE 

 

The best little book about Texas’ best little ...well, you know...

Nicholas Reddy - Special to the Record

On Aug. 1, 1974, the infamous La Grange Chicken Ranch brothel was closed down for good. Most know of it by its entertaining stage and screen depictions as “The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas.” The popular brothel operated with impunity for 144 years and was even openly accepted in the community, but was forced to close after one journalist, Marvin Zindler of Houston TV station KTRK, gave the establishment national attention. 

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