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Celeste Hollister

Hollywood History

Photo from Texas Performing Arts

Hollywood History

Imagine standing at the base of a painting that measures 93 feet in width and stands 40 feet tall. Then imagine feeling an odd sense of deja vu upon seeing this epic tapestry, realizing that it occupies a place rooted in Hollywood nostalgia.

Private Park, San Marcos

Laura Benavides stands beneath the treehouse in her Private Park, which features accommodations for everything from children’s birthday parties to packages for a Valentine’s Day date night. Photo by Jason Cook

Private Park: Benavides opens event space for socially-distanced holidays

Imagine a Valentine’s date night under the stars in a socially-distanced private park. In San Marcos, all it takes is an acre of land, a dreamer, and a plan.

Feeding the community, Mobile food pantries, food insecurity

San Marcos residents Victoria Rhemann and Laura Benavides have come up with a plan to help combat these figures: Mobile food pantries that will allow an exchange of nonperishable food items in neighborhoods where they are needed most. Submitted photo

Feeding the community

As we search through a fridge full of leftovers or comb through a pantry of dried pasta or canned goods in search of an afternoon snack, it may seem surprising for many to learn that a number families and college students in San Marcos qualify as food insecure, meaning that they do not have reliable access to a sufficient amount of affordable, nutritious food.


A diverse group of San Marcos citizens turned out for last year’s MLK Day parade and celebration. This year, the celebration and wreath-laying event will be shared virtually on the DHA Facebook page.


Right, 2020 events included a wreath-laying at the MLK memorial on the corner of Martin Luther King Drive and LBJ. Left, participants marched in a parade downtown. Photos submitted by Jonafa Banbury, Dunbar Heritage Association


Dunbar Heritage Association will host a virtual wreath-laying ceremony on Monday, Jan. 18 at 11 a.m. The physical event will be filmed earlier in the day, but will be shared online via the Dunbar Heritage Association Facebook page @DunbarHeritage.


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