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Alba Ranch in Dripping Springs was recognized by the court as having historical significance.
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Commissioners Court Recognizes the Alba Ranch Historical Marker

The Hays County Commissioners Court adopted a proclamation recognizing the historical significance of the Alba Ranch in Dripping Springs, while the Texas Historical Commission has recognized the Alba Ranch as a significant part of Texas history by awarding it an Official Texas Historical Marker through the Undertold Program. The historical marker honors the Alba Ranch as an important and educational part of local Dripping Springs history.

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If you missed the city of San Marcos’ Native Plant Sale and Sustainability Fair last weekend, there will be another chance to buy native plants at the Discovery Center, located at 430 Riverside Drive, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Plants are priced by pot size: four inch pots are $3, one gallon pots are $8 and five gallon pots are $26. You don’t want to miss out because prices like these are literally unheard of, and it’s the perfect time to plant them in your yard; they tend to root and thrive better when planted in the springtime. Last weekend, I got a five gallon pot with a Mountain Laurel, which I cannot wait to watch develop into a beautiful tree. I also planted some Sage Red Salvia that smells so lovely. If you feel like getting your groove on, the local favorite one man band and winner of three different awards at the San Marcos Music Awards, Henry Invisible, will be playing from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday at Tantra. He will be playing there every Saturday this April as a matter of fact. If you haven’t seen Henry Invisible live, you definitely need to. He’s lively and fun and has a keen sense of how to make your body move!

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Because of Monday’sexciting eclipse, this week has felt somewhat discombobulated. Everything I was supposed to do on Monday afternoon got shifted to Tuesday and so on, creating a kind of domino effect from which I still haven’t recovered. Therefore, this weekend might call for a reset with extra self care in the form of gardening, a hike in Lower Purgatory and a good, long run Sunday morning. On Saturday at 2 p.m., the recharge will continue with the inaugural performance of the Purgatory Creek Chorale Masterwork Chorus, an event held in partnership with the San Marcos Greenbelt Alliance and the Hays County Foodbank. PCC — a professional choir — will present “Gloria” by Antonio Vivaldi. According to the event page, this Baroque masterpiece will transport listeners to 18th century Venice. An auditory vacation to Italy? Yes, please! Tickets are offered on a pay-what-you-can donation model; suggested donation is $10. Since the concert is also an official food drive for the Hays County Foodbank, non-perishable food items are welcome. The concert will be held at the Texas State University Performing Arts Center, 430 Moon St.


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Dear Abby

New mother refuses to let her grandma hold the baby

DEAR ABBY: My oldest daughter, “Kate,” is 22. Her baby is now 6 months old. She is the first grandchild and great-grandchild. Kate refuses to allow my mom to hold her baby. My mom has held the baby a couple of times, but my daughter immediately swooped in and took the baby from her. During the last family gathering, Kate wouldn’t let me hold the baby either, because she said I might let my mom hold the baby.

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Lemuel Bradshaw, United Tissue Resources communications director, accepts the proclamation from Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra and the Hays County Commissioners Court naming April as National Donate Life Month in Hays County.
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Hays County organ, eye and tissue donors up 7% from last year

Sometimes lives can be cut short prematurely, and priceless organs and tissues can be donated to people who really need them, ensuring that something positive comes out of a tragedy. The Hays County Commissioners Court recognized this by proclaiming April 2023 as National Donate Life Month in Hays County. The county urges all residents to consider becoming donors.


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