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+ Page 4C COMMUNITY Hays Free Press May 10, 2017 + Music Fest Kick off your summer with an afternoon of family- friendly fun on May 13 with the "Squeeze Me On the Square" Squeezebox Music Fest at Kyle Market Days. In addition to local vendors, live music will feature The Fabulous Polkasonics, Czech Melody Masters, Gulf Coast Playboys and the Conjunto Cats. The event will last from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Movies at Lake Kyle Kick off Kyle's 2017 Movies in the Park series with "Star Wars - Rogue One" (PG-13) on May 19 beginning after sunset at Lake Kyle. Bring your blankets, folding chairs and movie snacks to enjoy a relaxing evening by the water. Starlight Symphony Celebrate color at this flee performance by the Starlight Symphony Orchestra featuring "My Many Colored Days" by Dr. Seuss. Performances will be May 20 at Hays Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. and May 21 at the First Baptist Church of Wimberley at 4 p.m. See www.starlightsymphony. org for more information. Starlight Symphony Orchestra is a regional community orchestra whose performances are always flee. Front Porch Days Spend some time celebrating Kyle at the annual Front Porch Days at Plum Creeks Fergus Park on May 20 and 21. The festivities kick off Saturday with races and a morning garden tour. Sunday's events include carnival activities, shopping, fishing, and more. Activities both days include inflatable games, Jigglebug Express, petting zoo, pie baking contest, pony rides, washer tournament, live music and more. See for a schedule and more information. Read With Samson: Buda library program builds confidence in readers Continued from pg. 1C Sikorski said Samson is a therapy dog, which differs from a service dog. Samson is not asked to perform specific special- ized services for disabled handlers such as opening doors or switching on lights. According to the ADA website, a BowWow Read- ing Dog must meet certain requirements to partici- pate in the program. The therapy reading dogs must be "calm, quiet, attentive and comfortable there was an advanced has caught on in other in low-key settings," as reader who wanted to parts of Central Texas well as being tolerant of read to Samson, so while where people realize the large crowds of rambunc- we were reading, his healing effect of dogs on tious kids who may be little brother, who didn't stressful situations. pulling, tugging and han- read in public, becameIn Dripping Springs, dling the dog exuberantly, interested and sat down the REDy to Read pro- And although the web- with us," Sikorski said, gram, which is part of site classifies BowWow "He then asked if he could RED Arena, allows readers Reading Dogs as therapy read to Samson and hisof all ages and skill levels for "at-risk" readers, mother started crying,to read aloud to a horse. Sikorski said all children because he had never had In addition, Divine Ca- are welcome to read to the confidence to readnines in the Central Texas Samson as it may help aloud in public beforearea has partnered with more than just the reader, then." Texas State University to "One day we were here The therapy dog craze provide a group of thera- py dog teams to the Alkek Library during finals week to help students relax. "Dogs are special," Sikorski said, "They love to be loved and they sup- port us when we need it most." Texas History: Mudslinger of a race in 1946 Continued from pg. 1C fans, "Let's put my friend Lyndon back in the saddle again because that's where he belongs." But in the end it was the congressman's record, nine years of bringing home the bacon to his rural constituents, that made the difference. Fie proudly pointed to politi- cal protein like Colorado River dams, electricity for 13,000 farms, soil conser- vation, stable farm prices, farm-to-market roads, low-cost agricultural loans and the G.I. Bill. And Johnson knew how to tell his story. He never fired of talking about "the hard times we had during the thirties, the banks going broke, people not having anything to eat or any jobs, and howwe built back up and saved democracy." With his chances of pulling an upset fading fast, Hollers played the Nazi card. He claimed he came home from the war to find "my own people with fear in their eyes and fear in their hearts because they were afraid of the Johnson political machine. We were only one step ahead of the Gestapo system they had in Germany." Although Hardy Hol- lers gave him a mild scare, the outcome was never in doubt. The incumbent won with 69 percent of the vote, but it was the other 31 percent that bothered Lyndon, who never did understand why anyone would vote against him. Bartee's three books "Texas Depression-Era Desperadoes," "Murder Most Texan" and "Texas Boomtowns: A History of Blood and Oil" are avail- able at And look for his fourth book "Unforgettable Tex- ans" this summed : .... ~" ..... :7 2:; Continued from pg. 1C Bureau of Labor Statistics information, farmers, ranchers and other agri- cultural managers were within the top ten most dangerous jobs in the United States. The profes- sion had the sixth-highest rate of fatalities, 26 per 100,000 workers. For local farmers, who are usually "small mom and pop operations" that operate on fixed incomes, suffering an injury on the job can be catastrophic. Other issues that may arise could be illnesses suffered by the farm- ers themselves or their families. Talia Bryce referred to one farmer who was diagnosed with cancer and had to sell many of his cattle to afford $12,000 chemotherapy shots. More locall the or- ganization helped a San Marcos area farmer who had emergency surgery During the first year,teers. for a gallbladder issue, and Farmgrass raised roughly The ability to raise a Lockhart farmer who $5,000 for its cause. They awareness for not only had suffered severe back also garnered interestfarmers, but also the injuries, from those who were industry itself is also "They're a small busi- "surprised" there was a an important point for ness and if (farmers) get festival going on in Nie- the Bryce family. Talia hurt, it impacts their derwald, Talia Bryce said. Bryce said farming isn't ability to farm," Talia Bryce "Everyone who came a flourishing industry said. "It affects their llveli- had an amazing time," and there's a disconnect hoods and their families." Talia Bryce said. "There between farming and the The Bryce family put its was good music and theyounger generation. idea in motion and began food was great." "It's all about educa- to search for a location In 2015, the event's tion and they're not for the festival. They re- second year, Farmgrasseducated about good, ceived assistance through doubled attendance local, healthy food," Talia the Simmons Family in and tripled the amountBryce said. "There's a lot Niederwald, which hosts raised, she said. of marketing and educa- seasonal events on their Ever since then, the tion for people to under- farm. festival has continued to stand that supporting Talia Bryce then sought grow, both in attendance local farms is supporting out acts for the event and and interest. Big namea sustainable local food used her background as a acts, such as Grammy system." performer in a Bluegrass award winning artist band in the Austin area. Shiny Ribs, now perform While the event focused at the event. on Bluegrass music in the All of it is done with a beginning, Talia Bryce staff that includes two said the genre shifted to full-time, two part-time Americana. employes and 30 volun- is the big question! If you were to die today, do you know where you would go without any doubt? Don't look to religion for the answer. Look to the One who died in your place so that you could answer, Heaven, to spend eternity with Jesus our Savior. Join us each Sunday at 10:30am as we learn more about who He is by studying His Word, the bible. 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