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+ + Page 4C COMMUNITY Hays Free Press January 11, 2017 Purgatory Trail Run On Jan. 15, come out for the annual San Marcos' trail race in the beautiful Purgatory Creek Natural Area. This is a USATF sanctioned event. The 10- mile course leads runners through the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone with some difficult technical sections of trail. The 5K course is rigorous with a medium technical rating and is a good intro- duction to trail running. Walkers and hikers are encouraged to participate. Registration starts at 9a.m. Experience it in EVX ENHANCED VIEWING EXPERIENCE Tuesdays Any Movie. All Day. Excludes special events & advanced showings, EVX & 3-D upcharges still apply Tutus & Tennies 5K Get your craziest tutus ready for this year's Tutus and Tennies 5K on Jan. 28. Come out and walk, jog, or run a 5K and join in the Dance Dash in the parking lot after. Early packet pick up and walk up registration available at Dance Unlimited in Buda on Friday, Jan. 27, 4-7 p.m. Start and finish is at Dance Unlimited, 1019 Main Street, Buda, 78610. See tx/2017-du-tutus-tennies-5k-and-dance-dash for more information. Run for the Love of It PHOTO BY MOSES LEOS M Celebrate Valentine's Day by working up a sweat with the Connection Church's chip-timed 5k Fun Run/Walk on Feb. 11. Start and finish is at The Connection Church. The 5K starts at 8 a.m., with the Kids' Dash immediately following. See run-for-the-love-of-it for more info. ! I ll ra s"mes I[ and listings, please check our website or call our showlinei STAFF REPORT Long-time Texas writer Mike Cox, of Wimbefley, has donated his collection of books on Southwestern literature and writing to the Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center in Kyle. An elected member of the Texas Institute of Letters, Cox is the award-winning author of 30 non-fiction books, including a two-volume history of the Texas Rangers published in 2008. His latest book, "Legend and Lore of the Texas Capitol," is scheduled for release early next year. In a statement, Cox said he saw the movie "Ship of Fools" as a teenager when it first came out. The movie was based on the book published by Porter in 1962. It wasn't until his freshman English class at Angelo State University when he discovered Porter, who lived with her grandmother in Kyle from 1892 to 1902, was a Texas writer. "... I helped support the publishing industry over the years by buying a lot of writing how-to's myself. They were a lot of help to me as my free-lance writing career progressed, and I hope they will prove useful for the writer-in-residence program at the Porter center." -Mike Cox, author "Even though she an early 20th century didn't spend all her life Texas newspaperman in Texas, she stands as and later an outdoor one of the state's best- writer. regarded novelists." "Both my parents The book collection were also writers, so I dealing with Texas inherited their writing- writings, which will related books as well," be housed in Porter's Cox said. '~-ld I helped. restored childhood ...... support the publishing- : home, was built for industry over the years reference purposes by buying a lot of writing during the 30-plus how-to's myself. They years Cox wrote a Texas were a lot of help to me book review column for as my free-lance writing the Austin American- career progressed, and Statesman. Some of I hope they will prove the how-to books on useful for the writer-in- the craft of writing are residence program at the from the library of Cox's Porter center." grandfather, L.A. Wilke, Cox sold his first magazine story whenhe was in the eighth grade and saw his first book published in 1970. Forty years later, in 2010, he received the A.C. Greene lifetime achievement award for his writing. The Witliff Collections at Texas State University has most of Cox's writing-related papers. After spending the first 20 years of his career as a newspaper writer, in 1985, Cox joined the director's staff at the Texas Department of Public Safety, where for 15 years he was the state law enforcement agency's news media voice. Later, he worked for the Texas Press Association and the Texas Department of Transportation before joining Texas Parks and Wildlife in 2010. He retired in 2015. The Porter house at 508 Center Street in Kyle, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, is open for individual and school tours by appointment. IIII COMMUNITY BRIEFS HOSA Blood The public is welcome to join Lehman Highs HOSA on Jan. 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.for this blood drive. Anyone 17 years (needs parent permission) or older who weighs 115 pounds or more can donate With every pint of blood three lives are saved. Please come and lend a helping arm. Contact Yvette. to register. to have a wonderful and essay guidelines year. Discussion and rules, go to www. topics such as breast TexasNightSkyFestival. health, bras, nutrition, org and select Writing ketones, essential oils, Contest. and so much more. Free admission. More information can be found on Facebook at www.facebook, group seeks com/events/9730 75662796672. new members Mark your calendar! Health Fair jan 14, 2017 is thi~ deadline to enter the On Friday, Jan. 13 Texas Night Sky Festival from 7 -10 p.m., come Writing Contest. The out to 124 Alpha in Kyle festival, to be held March for a women's health 18 in Dripping Springs, is extravaganza. After the part of an international craze of the holidays, program to preserve and put yourself back at the protect the night skies center of your life, and by reducing artificial be around like-minded illumination. For more women who want information on poetry Applications for positions on the Hays County Historical Commission are being accepted through Jan. 15 in the office of the Hays County judge. Among the activities of the commission are the placement of official Texas Historical Markers. conducting research on the history of the county, and sharing that history through publications, educational programs, documentary and oral history presentations, and activities such as historical tours. Commission Members, who represent all the communities in Hays County, serve two-year terms and may serve for multiple terms. Call for Do you think you can act? Wimberley Players will hold auditions for "By the Water" by Sharyn Rothstein on Monday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. at Wimberley Playhouse and Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. at St. Andrews Episcopal School. Actors may bring a monologue if they have one prepared, otherwise they will be asked to read from the script. Callbacks will be held Saturday, Jan. 28 from 12-4 p.m. at the Wimberley Playhouse. Please schedule a reserved audition time slot by emailing auditions@ and bring a headshot and resume. Browse & buy local photos online. Just follow the photos link. Montage: Thanks for 2016 helpers Continued from pg. 1C Now, taking Mountain memories are made. my brother. Adorable Let's start the new City FUN one step at a Contact Penny kissing rabbits garden year, please, with the time, it's time for a yet- through lovingmoun- statuary, production of tidbits. to-be recruited Easter They're the exact Email PTom 5678@ Egg Hunt Coordinator Speaking of rabbits ... same as the kissing or leave a to get to hoppin'. Will- What made you laugh rabbits received frommessage at 512-268- ing? It's a ton of work. aloud during the holiday my immediate family 5678. Thanks. And, the reward is season? We cracked in recent years - three Happy New Year. simply seeing the fun as up at our gift from other times. Love, Pauline. + II i! Lii'l .....