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Page 4C NEIGHBORS Hays Free Press June 19, 2013 + + + Classes, meetings, clubs, events and senior activities can be found at haysfreepress.com/calendar. This link will also allow nonprofit organizations to submit an event for inclusion in our calendars. HAYS FREE PRESS FILE PHOTO The 101 Ranch was the largest cattle operation in Hays County from 1902 to the early 1960's, with over 11,000 acres of cattle, horses, and sheep. A documentary film about the ranch and the colorful family who ran it will be shown free of charge June 23 at the Texas Music Theatre. Cowboy up for screening of 'The 101 Ranch' documentary Two strong Texas women and one 11,000-acre cattle ranch are the focus of The 101 Ranch: The Story of the Kuykendafi Family. This docu- mentary chronicles the lives of Maggie Kuykendall and her daughter, Dorothy, who ran the 101 Ranch west of Buda - the largest ranch in Hays County at the time. Maggie and husband, Gil, bought the land in 1902; he died just three years later. Dorothy sold the property in 1966. Sponsored by the Heritage Association of San Marcos, the film - and the popcorn- are free. Doors open at 2 p.m. at the Texas Music Theatre on San Antonio Street in San Marcos. After the show, guests are invited to the historic court- house lawn for a Sunday Social, where cowboy cobbler will be cooked and served on the grounds from an authen- tic chuck wagon. The Hays County Museum, located inside the historic courthouse, will be open as well, courtesy of the Hays County Historical Commission (HCHC). For more information on the "Heritage Roundup on the Square: Sunday Cinema and Social," visit www. HeritageSanMarcos.org. Summer in the Park Music Series is back Enjoy free Thursday Night concerts at San Marcos Plaza Park all summer. All shows are 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. On June 20, singer Terri Hendrix will entertain concertgoers. Music... at the library? The Marvelous Miss Molly Hayes will entertain with original and popular tunes that get everyone up and dancing. Molly's performance is at 10:30 a.m. onWednesday, June 26. Bring the kids. Slap your hands and tap your toes to terrific tunes for all ages. Texas History Continued from pg. 1C were committing a crime by trying to profit from their dead brother's plunder. That is, not until they approached a Dallas appraiser in 1983. "I could immediately see that the box contained very fine and rare manuscripts in jeweled bindings," the ap- praiser later recalled. Angered by the careless way they had been handled, he "scolded (the Meadors) for treating such ob- jects as if they were last year's telephone directories." Brushing aside the criti- cism, the man and woman asked how much the two pieces were worth. Millions, the appraiser answered,,but that did not matter since any attempt to sell them would amount to trafficking in stolen art. Subsequent events showed the Meadors were willing to risk arrest and possible incar- ceration if the payoff was big enough. Three million dollars must have sounded about right because that was what they sold the Samuhel Gospel for on the black market in 1990. Apparently Jack and Jane never imagined the illicit sale would put a Ger- man bloodhound on their trail. In a matter of months, the art detective fingered Lt. Joe Tom Meador as the thief and his brother and sister as accessories after the fact. He even bluffed the president of the Whitewright bank into confirming the rest of the Quedlinburg "hoard" was in his vault. The sole concern of the German government was the return of the national art trea- sures, but Washington insisted upon putting the Meadors behind bars. When a federal judge in Sherman threw out the indictment on a technical- ity, the IRS took its best shot. While the case was front- page news, the Meadors' most ardent defender was a columnist with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. He bought Jack Meador's story that Joe Tom found the Quedlinburg trea- sures "in the gutter" and kept them out of Russian hands. Then out of the blue in 2000, the IRS agreed to let Jack and Jane Meador settle a $10.7 million tax bill for a measly $135,000. Neither one spent the night in jail before dying six weeks apart in 2003. Bartee Halle welcomes your comments, questions and suggestions at P.O. Box 152, Friendswood, TX 77549 or haile@pdq, net and invites you to visit his new web site at barteehaile.com. Juneteenth Celebration Time: 10:00 a.m. June 21-22 Juneteenth, celebrated on June 19, is a national commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States. The holiday hon- ors the arrival of troops in Galveston to enforce the Emancipation Proclama- tion. Hays County residents can head out to San Marcos this Saturday to enjoy the oldest known annual celebration of the ending of slavery. Festivities include an old fashion picnic and parade, cook-offs (chicken, brisket, ribs, fajitas, beans, and cobbler), a cakewalk, and kid's activities. Parade kicks off at San Marcos Plaza Park. Cookoff takes place at The Mitchell Cen- ter in San Marcos. Big Fest Big fest is a fundrais- ing music festival for the Cheatham Street Ware- house Music Foundation, and a celebration of Big John Mills' birthday. This year's three-day festival will take place June 28-30 in the historic Cheatham Street Warehouse in San Marcos. 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