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Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Audio: Christmas Ball putting the swing in San Marcos

A Texan put Christmas into country music and a Texan made it swing. It is only fitting that San Marcos, home of the Western Swing Hall of Fame, will be filled with the sounds of Western Swing on Dec. 10 at Texas Music Theater.

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Special exhibits mark Wittliff Collections’ 25th anniversary

Texas State University is hosting an open house celebrating three exhibitions on display now for the Wittliff Collections’ 25th anniversary.

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Sheriff’s Willie arrest not his only claim to fame

When country music icon Willie Nelson got arrested for marijuana possession in far West Texas last week, he wasn’t the only Texas legend who figured in the story. Paunchy, Stetson-wearing Hudspeth County Sheriff Arvin West, who put...

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Wittliff acquires more for Nelson collection

The Wittliff Collections at Texas State announced a major addition to its Willie Nelson archive last week with a new acquisition of Nelson's recordings. Acquired from John Kalinsky, a fan and consummate collector of Nelson’s work,...

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Texas State lands major collection of Willie Nelson recordings, writing

The Wittliff Collections at Texas State University's Alkek Library has acquired an extensive collection of iconic singer, songwriter and bandleader Willie Nelson's recordings and papers.

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Here there be the Randy Rogers Band

The success of the Randy Rogers Band initially flummoxed the critics who were blind-sided by their popularity, but San Marcians could have told them why the band is successful. The band will be at the Cheatham Street...

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

I, Robbie; they, Robots

Robbie and the Robots are a San Marcos band with a lot of history in the area. The center and songwriter of the band remains the talented Robbie Doyen. They will be at the Triple Crown Friday...

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Texas State co-sponsors Rod Kennedy celebration

The Center for Texas Music History (CTMH) at Texas State and the PSH (Patti Strickel Harrison) Foundation of Wimberley will sponsor a tribute concert honoring the birthday and career of music promoter Rod Kennedy at the Paramount...

Friday, March 6th, 2009

Hightower donates archive to Whitliff Collections

National media figure, populist and former Texas Agricultural Commissioner Jim Hightower has donated his personal archive of papers, photos and memorabilia to the Whitliff Collections at Texas State.

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

Hightower donates archives to Texas State

National radio commentator, syndicated political columnist, public speaker, and New York Times best-selling author Jim Hightower has donated his archives to the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University.