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+ Page 4C COMMUNITY Hays Free Press February 25, 2015 Wimberley Valley Art League Reception The Wimberley Valley Art League will host a reception on Friday, Feb. 27, 5-7 p.m. at the Wimberley Community Center (14070 Ranch Road 12 in Wimberley). The reception will feature the new Juried Art Exhibit which will be open to the public Feb. 24 through April 13. For more information, please call (512) 826-4286 or visit www. wimbefleyartleague.com. Texas State Army ROTC Polar Bear Plunge Join the Army ROTC at Texas State University for a dip in the San Marcos River in support of an organization that helps local veterans. This is a charity event hosted by Texas State Army ROTC in support of Disabled American Veterans (www.dav.org). Tickets available for purchase at the ROTC Adamson Building on Texas State's campus located at 101 Lueders Drive (across from the Child Development Center). All proceeds support the local chapter of Disabled American Veterans. The Army ROTC Polar Bear Plunge takes place at 1 p.m. Feb. 28 at Sewell Park in San Marcos. Plum Creek Watershed Get a group of your friends, co-workers or scout troop and head to Steeplechase Park on Feb. 28 beginning at 9:30 a.m. to help clean up Plum Creek. Check in at the covered pavilion. All workers are rewarded with a pizza lunch upon conclusion. Volunteers are equipped with trash bags, small hand tools and other necessary equipment to clean up the banks of the Plum Creek. Community volunteers with saws, axes, chainsaws and equipment to remove small bushes and trees in the creek watershed are needed. Polo Social Hour Bring your friends and families to County Line Polo Club to enjoy some up-close arena polo action from 5:30- 7:30 p.m. this Friday, Feb. 27. Admission is free. BYOB. The club is located at 2324 East FM 150 in Kyle. Pops Concert: The Sounds of Russian OTHE LAZARUS EFFECT m-u 12:00 2:35 4:55 7:45 10:00 ~FOCUS R 12:00 7:40 10:15 elMffATION GAME m-13 2:25 5:00 OHOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2 R 11:40 2:30 4:50 7:15 9:35 ~-- -- PG Saturday, March 7at 2 p.m. head 11:20 2:10 4:40 7:10 10:00 to the San Marcos High School 0OFF Performing Arts Center (2601 E 11:30 2:10 4:30 7:00 9:30 McCarty Lane, San Marcos) for a SHADES OF GREY . 11:15 2:00 4:45 7:25 10:10 free all-ages concert presented by KINGSMAN: SECRET SERVICE R SMART (San Marcos Artists' Retention 11:15 2:00 4:45 7:30 9:45 10:15_ and Training) Orchestra. Contact SPONGEaOR SOUARPANTS PG 11:45 12:10 2:05 2:25 4:25 5:00 Wanda Hein at wkhein@gmail.com, 6. _7:3o Christopher.hanson@smcisd.net or JUP R ASCENDING~-13 visit www.smartorchestra.com for more 9:45 Only AMERICAN SNIPER R information. 12:30 3:55 6:50 9:50 OSorry, No Passes / Supersavers Additional uPCharge for all 3-D features. Kyle Garden Club The Kyle Garden Club will meet on Friday, March 6, 2015, 1:30 p.m. at the historic Kyle City Hall. The program is on 'Fabulous Butterflies," and there will be a plant exchange. The public is welcome. Amplify Austin Continued from pg. 1C dollars raised during a six-hour period will receive a $5,000 bonus. Community members are invited to join OCSC for a kick-off party on March 5, an open house and watching party throughout the day on March 6. Sansbury said food, drinks and music all be part of the event. Amplify Austin takes place from 6 p.m. March 5 to 6 p.m. March 6. r Like us on Facebook for breaking news, traffic updates, contests and more + Texas History Continued from pg. 1C tookWashington from the bailiffs and hustled him out of the courtroom. The abductors delivered their prize to a mob of 400 waiting in the alley, A heavy chain was wrapped around Washington's neck, and he was pulled kicking and screaming to city hall where other vigilantes had prepared a bonfire. The helpless human sac- rifice was Stripped naked, Castrated and his fingers and toes cut offbefore being soaked in coal oil. With a tree limb serving as a stand-in gallows, he was hoisted over .the raging fire and slowly roasted alive The ,gI- lsfly show could not xTe dra a bigger crowd if the perpetrators haffsent out invitations, Ten thousand came from miles around to watch the fiendish festivities, and many brought along their children for what must have been a life-changing "civics lesson." Also in attendance was a who's-who of elected officials from the mayor on down. The McLennan County sheriff, who had not even bothered to take the puny precautions of his Dallas counterpart, instructed his deputies to stand down and not to make any arrests. When the fire was finally out after two hellish ours, souvenir-hunting ghouls picked the scene clean of keepsakes. Among the mementos were Wash- ington's bones and teeth and links of the chain. The lynching of Jesse Washington might not have attracted all that much attention had it not been for the historic pho- tos of Fred Gildersleeve. At the mayor's request, or so the story goes, the local photographer snapped pictures of the real-life nightmare from start to finish. He later made a few bucks by turning sev- eral into postcards, which some residents mailed to friends and relatives in Texas and around the country. The photographic evidence of the shame- ful episode, especially the smiling faces of onlookers, made the bonfire lynching impossible to deny or ig- nore. Waco could attribute the editorial condemna- tion of the New York Times and other northem papers to Yankee prejudice but had no answer for similar expressions of revulsion and outrage from the Houston Chronicle and Austin American as well as an unprecedented number of publications throughout the Deep South. The "Waco Horror" would haunt the Central Texas town for the rest of the twentieth century. Dallas, on the other hand, escaped widespread censure for a Main Street lynching that by all rights should have incurred the same wrath. Order Bartee's books "Murder Most Texan" and "Texas Depression-Era Des- peradoes" from the "General Store"at barteehaile.com or by mailing a check for $26.65 for each copy to Bartee Haile, P.O. Box 152, Friendswood, TX 77549. 228 S. Guadalupe St., New Store Hours 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon-Fri San Marcos, "IX 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sat .- 78666 Closed Sunday + [ I/|1;i; !111!iIII lllli! Ill ill " ...... , ,, il; iIllii