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Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Fundraiser to benefit San Marcos boy’s treatment for leukemia

The Hill Country Cook-Off Association will hold a fundraiser Saturday, April 26, to help pay for a third bone marrow transplant for Elijah De Leon, a six-year-old San Marcos boy diagnosed with leukemia in June.

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Poet Jorie Graham next up in Texas State’s Lindsey Literary Series

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Jorie Graham will visit Texas State University for a book reading and signing at the Wittliff Collections April 17 at 3:30 p.m. and at the Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center in Kyle at 7:30...

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

San Marcos celebrates inaugural Texas Wild Rice Festival this weekend

Texas State University will play host to the inaugural Texas Wild Rice Festival April 11-12 in Sewell Park.

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

Feria del Mariachi festival returns to San Marcos this month

The Texas State University School of Music will host the 15th annual Feria del Mariachi conference and festival April 25-26 at various venues in San Marcos.

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Bartee Haile: Texas Rangers’ closest call came at the capitol

At the end of a lengthy public probe into charges of corruption and criminal misdeeds, the question Lone Star legislators faced on Apr. 2, 1919 was whether to do away with the Texas Rangers altogether or give...

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Cole Porter musical romp opens at Texas State

Texas State University’s Department of Theater and Dance will present the musical “Anything Goes,” featuring the music of Cole Porter, at 7:30 p.m. April 7-15 and 2 p.m. April 13.

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Concert marks release of trombone choir’s newest CD

The Texas State University Jazz Trombone Ensembles and Trombone Choir, under the direction of Martin McCain, will present a concert Wednesday, April 2, to celebrate the release of their latest CD.

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Wittliff Collections to host Sherman Alexie, a trader in ‘hard realities’

Sherman Alexie, who writes about American Indians with “irony and dark humor … often buoyed by an exquisite sense of timing,” will read from his works this week in San Marcos and Kyle.

Friday, March 28th, 2014

San Marcos Tonight 03/28/14

“I Tell You What: The Making of King of the Hill,” an exhibition of The Wittliff Collections Southwestern Writers Collection, is on display on the first floor of the Alkek Library at Texas State University. Originally scheduled...

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Lecturer looks to untangle C.S. Lewis’ mysterious ‘Narnia code’

IN BOBCAT MAGAZINE: Scholar, theologian holds that Lewis “intentionally shaped the Chronicles to a secret imaginative blueprint” according to which each of the series’ seven books is an encoded homage to the seven heavens — Jupiter, Mars,...

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