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4- Page 4C COMMUNITY Hays Free Press February 8, 2017 Elisa Albert reading and book signing Author Elisa Albert will hold book readings and signing on Feb. 23 at 3:30 p.m. at Texas State University's Witliff Collections and Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Katherine Anna Porter Center in Kyle. Albert is the author of'After Birth," "The Book of Dahlia," "How This Night is Different," and the editor of the anthology "Freud's Blind Spot." Her works have appeared in Tin House, The New York Times, and numerous other publications. She has received fellowships from The Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Djerassi, Vermont Studio Center, The Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies in Holland, the HWK in Germany, and the Amsterdam Writer's Residency. Experience it in EVX ENHANCED VIEWING EXPERIENCE !.~J [](]LBY ATM[]5 Fly your Texas flag to honor Texas statehood On Sunday, February 19, fly your Texas flag at your home or business to remember this day in 1846, when the Republic was formally transferred to the United States as the 28th state. Starlight Symphony Take a musical journey through time with the Starlight Symphony as it presents its next outstanding concert themed, "wonder." Experience the fascinating transitions and differences in music from various composers such as Bach, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Gershwin, to modern-day composer Mark Petering. The first performance will be Saturday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Hays Performing Arts Center, 979 Kohler's Crossing. The second performance will be on Sunday, Feb. 19 $5 T=sday at 4 p.m., at the First Baptist Church, .15951 Winters Mill Parkway, Wimberley, TX. The Starlight Symphony Orchestra concerts are always free and open to the public. Learn more at www. Starlight Symphony Orchestra concerts are always free and open to the public. Poer: 'Bull Dog' moves to Travis County Continued from pg. 1C board meetings and a 4-3 vote by the Buda ISD board of directors before integration took place in 1962. She then briefly worked as an advertising salesper- son for the Hays County Citizen newspaper in 1958, as well as being involved in the Buda PTO with her late husband. The two helped get a new concession booth with re- strooms built on what was the Buda football field. In 1964, Jim was trans- ferred to New Mexico for work for three years, but the family came back to Buda in 1967, which is also when Poer joined the Buda City Council in addition to being a mother of three. Poer also served in the Home Demonstration Club, which became the Women's Club and is cred- ited with starting the city library, where Poer served as one of the first library board members. Poer continued to be active in the community. In 1977, Poet worked at Hays High School as a Library Technician and spent ten years in the position. Poer went on to serve on Buda's first Historic Preservation Commission and has served on steering committees for two com- prehensive plans as well as serving on the Downtown Master Plan Committee and the Buda Bond Advi- Former Hays Free Press editor don Schnautz moderates a debate BSEACD board member Jim Camp. "She is a bull dog ... She's not afraid of a fight if it comes down to it and she has been a voice of reason to both city council and Buda citizens for a long time." -Todd Ruge, Buda mayor sory Committee. Poer's legacy of service Poer has remained an ended when she an- active participant in city nounced to city staff in and school affairs and has January that she would be been a constant attendee leaving Buda for the as- at Buda City Council sisted living facility, leav- meetings, ing her unable to serve "I am really going to Buda. Poer was a mem- miss her," Ruge said, ber of Buda's Economic "She jokingly calls me her Development board of grandson." directors. HAYS FREE PRESS FILE PHOTO between Tommy Poer and Poer moved to the facility in late January and told the board before she left that the facility had a town hall meeting on Jan. 30, which she attended and would "get them into shape." "She is a bull dog," Ruge said, "She's not afraid of a fight if it comes down to it and she has been a voice of reason to both city council and Buda citizens for a long time." Poer's effect on the Buda community has seemed to reverberate throughout the years. On Jan. 17, Buda council member George Haehn requested a Civic Award for Poer to honor her service. Buda Location San Marcos Location 15300 South IH 35, Suite 340 1205 Hwy 123, Suite 103 Buda, TX, 78610 San Marcos, TX, 78666 512-801-0482 512-848-3182 By appointment FEATURED HOME DEFENDER THE LCG 12 G AOW - $5,00 STAMP Check us out online at F + il J I / /I Ii / TIt ,J " i ...... iii i(i