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Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Wittliff Collections to screen Buck Winn documentary

The Hays County Historical Commission will screen its latest documentary at the the Wittliff Collections on the seventh floor of the Alkek Library on Dec. 7. The film about Wimberley artist Buck Winn was shot in 18 locations in the Southwest and is the first complete coverage of Winn's work.

Friday, November 5th, 2010

Alkek Library marks 55th anniversary of Federal Documents Collection

Easy access to information from all parts of the federal government will be highlighted Nov. 17 at the 55-year anniversary celebration of the federal documents collection of the Albert B. Alkek Library at Texas State.

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Culture, collected

The Wittliff Collections plan a number of special exhibitions and events in addition to the permanent display of Bill Wittliff’s Lonesome Dove collection.

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Tom Grimes to give reading at Texas State

On Sept. 15, at 3:30 p.m., the Wittliff Collections on the seventh floor of the Alkek Library will host a reading and book signing with Tom Grimes. Admission is free and the public is welcome to attend.

Friday, April 30th, 2010

The Weekend: Nuthin' weak about this one

From menudo to Sousa to Mariachi to disc golf to theater to ballet to soapbox derby, there's enough stuff to do this weekend that you'll need a big healing bowl of the Mexican soup to soothe you....

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Populism-themed fete honors firebrand Jim Hightower this weekend

The Wittliff Collections at Texas State University will host "The Living Spirit of Texas Populism: In Our Politics, In Our Culture” on Saturday honoring folksy firebrand Jim Hightower, the former state Agricultural Commissioner who will speak...

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Wittliff Collections to host Hightower

The Wittliff Collections will host “The Living Spirit of Texas Populism: In Our Politics, In Our Culture” Saturday to honor Jim Hightower's donation of his archives. Hightower is the featured speaker.

Monday, April 19th, 2010

LWV state convention this weekend in San Marcos

The San Marcos Area League of Women Voters is hosting the state convention this weekend at the Embassy Suites and City of San Marcos Conference Center. The event will begin with an excursion to Jacob's Well Friday...

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Ferrari sweeps to ASG presidential election win

Associated Student Government (ASG) Senator Melanie Ferrari took 87.2 percent of the vote Wednesday night to win election as Texas State's student body president for the 2010-11 school year. Among Ferrari's proposals is the sale of bricks...

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

¡Viva México! opens at Wittliff Collections

The Wittliff Collections at Texas State have opened a new photo exhibit, ¡Viva México!, in recognition of the 200th anniversary of Mexico's declaration of independence from Spain and the 100th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution. The exhibit...

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