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The Heritage Association of San Marcos’ annual home tour — styled this year as “Manors, Mancaves, Meadows & a Pigsty” — will run noon to 5 p.m. today and Sunday. The weekend will be hi lighted with a concert tonight featuring the Texas Jamm Band with members of George Strait’s original Ace in the Hole band.

This year’s tour begins on the historic Old Hays County Courthouse Square in downtown San Marcos where small busses with costumed tour guides will deliver tour goers to the front door of each Historic District house, sharing historical vignettes as they go.

 Eight unique homes throughout San Marcos were chosen to appeal to younger people just getting started in their own homes or empty nesters looking to downsize or redesign their homes because all of the featured homes are filled with inspirational ways to rework, reuse and otherwise repurpose vintage buildings and furnishings.

In addition, eight Ace in the Hole band members will be “coming home” on May 2, including local Hays and Comal Country residents Mike Daily, Ronnie Huckaby, Benny McArthur, and Joe Manuel; and lead vocalists Haydn Vitera, Tom Batts, and Dan Dreeben. The sound is mixed by the legendary Paul Rogers, Strait’s production manager for the past 31 years. Band members have promised to share stories of their early San Marcos days as well as of their millions of miles of touring the world.

The Marc, also located on the historic Square, offers concert goers an opportunity to dance on the ground floor as well as enjoy preferred VIP seating upstairs. Other highlights for the concert include full, cash-bar service on both levels and a buffet featuring heavy hors d’oevres and desserts in the VIP section.

Tickets are also available for $20 on either day of the Tour. Seating for Saturday’s Concert is strictly limited to 350 attendees, and tickets for this event can be purchased only in advance, in combination with tour tickets. For more information on the tour please call Cathy Dillon, home tour chair at 512-787-6294.

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One thought on “Heritage Association’s home tour runs today, Sunday

  1. Endicott is one of the smallest “streets” in the neighborhood; barely larger than the alleys. It was an extremely poor decision by the organizers to use Endicott as one of the main streets for the big buses. One block either east or west would not have been any kind of huge inconvenience. Please take this into consideration the following years, planners. Just because we’re not on Belvin, Hopkins, or San Antonio St doesn’t mean we aren’t neighbors as well.

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