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Creative Innovations

Sometimes the challenges of a difficult time can bring about innovations that change our lives and our ways of thinking. Thinking along those lines, it can be said that 2020 has presented us with a multitude of opportunities in which people have had to use creative problem solving in order to address these present issues.

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Eddie Durham was born August 19, 1906, in San Marcos, Texas, and passed away on March 6, 1987 in New York.

All That Jazz

The Calaboose African American History Museum invites the public to its 5th Annual Eddie Durham Jazz Tribute on Saturday, Aug. 22, 7 - 10 p,m. CDT. Normally held in the Eddie Durham Park, on MLK Drive, the jazz tribute will take place online. Local fans who enjoy Eddie Durham’s music will be able to invite their friends from (almost) anywhere in the world to share this event.

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An historic photograph of a Juneteenth or Emancipation Day celebration held on June 19, 1900 in "East Woods" on East 24th Street in Austin. Public domain photo

San Marcos Juneteenth celebrations

The Juneteenth Foundation, Inc. (JFI) and the Dunbar Heritage Association (DHA) have revamped their annual citywide Juneteenth celebrations this year in order to celebrate amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The San Marcos Public Library has found ways to move many of their programs and resources to the internet in order to keep serving the community throughout the pandemic . Daily Record file photo

Library plans programming through pandemic

The San Marcos Public Library has been working to find ways to revamp and rethink important summer programs — like the Summer Reading Program, puppet shows, storytimes and career resources — to make them available to the community in the wake of COVID-19.


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