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IIIiE t II I[ . IJtllmlliUllialt WILIIIIilIIUI. iUaJULI mt.tu .............. Page 6C NEIGHBORS + Hays Free Press September 8, !010 + COURTESY PHOTOS Pet Fest includes entertainment as varied as dressed up dogs and dog races. Pet Fest this weekend STAFF REPORT Pet Prevent a Litter of Central Texas' Pet Fest is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25 at San Marcos Plaza Pavilion Park. The event - billed as a celebration of pets large and small - is sponsored by Grande Communica- tions, the city of San Marcos, Invisible Fence Brand, Stokes Construction, Petco and CFAN. Owners are welcomed to bring their pets if they are restrained and well-behaved. Admission is free but attendees are asked to bring a donation of dry pet food. The Pet Fest 5K Run/Walk begins prior to the festi- val at 8 a.m. Dogs are welcome to race in the compe- tition with their runner companions. A one-mile and one-quarter mile fun runs start at 9 a.m. Family friendly events are planned throughout the day. The San Marcos High School color guard detail will present the American Flag during the National Anthem followed by the Blessing of the Animals, conducted by Rev. Bruce Wilson. Service animal demos by the Texas Hearing & Ser- vice dogs and the San Marcos police K-9 unit will be presented for your entertainment. Animal enter- tainment will include trick dogs, dancing dogs and a dancing miniature horse. Special childreffs activities include train rides, face painting, moon jump, slide and exhibitions. Girls and, Boys Sta00e delegateS to sharel their experiences ] STAFF REPORT , High School were Victoz a 3.1- manzar, sponsored by Frost The 13 students from six Bank; Amber Brown, ;;pon- Hays County high schools sored by CenturyLink; and who represented San Man:os Brittany Howard, spot sored American Legion and Am, d- by San Marcos Attome Tom can Legion Auxiliary Post a nd Garner. Unit 144 at Boys and G ds Brooke Noble, spot ored State sessions in Aus-z a nd by Texas Lehigh Cemet and Seguin this summer will shtre Hannah Helene Thorr son, their experiences during a sponsored by Ingram eady program Scheduled for 2 p.m. Mix, represented Jack C Hays Sunda35 Sept. 12, 2010, at he High School. Lehman High American Legion Hall. School delegates were / aigail The students' parets, Martin, sponsored by Girls school officials, sponsors  aad State alumni Grace Bael, Tess the general public are invited Allen and alumni parer  Dr. to attend the program, and Mrs. Fred Day, ant : Ies- Boys State was held June sica Cantu, sponsore by 5-11, 2010, at the University Seton Medical Center Hays, of Texas at Austin while Blue- Girls State alumnus dariel bonnet Girls State was June Sweeney and Legion amlly 13-19 at Texas Lutheran Uni- members Jim and Lois : mart. versity in Seguin. Both are Chaley Esensee from 1 tther- government-in-action pro- ine Anne Porter High : chool grams for students who have in Wimberley was spo] sorer completed their junior year in by the'VVlmberley Lions 21ub. high school. Two Dripping Spring High The three young men who School students - M :helle attended Boys State included Pan, sponsored by the Drip- Berean Auden of Wimbefley, ping Springs Breakfa t Li- a student at the Katherine ons Club and Rachel S dffiet, Anne Porter High School;San sponsored by Texas ehigh Marcos High School student Cement-participated. Jorge A. Nandin; and Sam R. Both Bluebonnet Girl; State Lawrence, a student at Wim- and Boys State place l artici- berley High School. Their at- pants in a mythical 51e L state tendance was made possible where, for a week, the, orga- by sponsorships contributed nize their own city, cou/ty and by the Wimberley Lions Club state governments. and CenturyLink. For information, ( intact The 10 young women at- American Legion At filiary tending Bluebonnet Girls President Pat Murdock x 512- State, their schools and spon- 353-1943 or Unit 144' Girls sots include the following: State Chair MargieVillaJ )ando Attending from San Marcos at 512-353-1383. Auto, home and life insurance... Rob White, Agent (512) 504-9484 / Rates and 5500 FM 2770, Ste. 101 Kyl#, TX 78640 rwhitec Historian, author to speak on early Christian martyr texts STAFF REPORT istorian and religious studies scholar Stepha- nie Cobb will speak on "Virtue, Violence, and Death: Gender and Language in Early Christian Martyr Texts," on Thursday, Sept. 16 at Texas State University. Cobb will speak at 7 p.m. in room 230 of Flowers Hall on campus. The lecture is free and open to the public. Cobb's work focuses on martyrdom and persecution, gender and sex constructions in antiquity, and the function of texts in om- mtmi- ties. Her book, Dymg toBe Men: Gender and Lan- guage in Early Chris- tian Martyr Texts, was pub- lished by Columbia University Press in 2008 as part of its series on gender, theory and religion andhas been recognized as an Outstanding Scholarly Publica- tion by Hofstra University in NewYork. A 1989 graduate of San Mar- cos High School, Cobb holds a B.A. in religion and archaeology from Baylor University, a MA.R. in Biblical studies from Yale Divinity School, and a Ph.D. in New Testament and early Chris- tian studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.While at UNC, she also received the Tanner Teaching Assistants Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. In 2002 she joined the faculty of Hofstra, where she is now as- sociate professor of religion and women's studies. Cobb will give another lecture %ncient Texts and Real Life:What has Carthage to do with San Marcos?" on Sunday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. at the First Christian Church of San Mar- cos, 3105 Ranch Road 12. The lectures are part of the Price Lecture Series, begun in 1984 with an endowlnent from San Marcos philanthropist H. C. Price. Thisyear's lectures are made possible by the gener- ous supportof United Campus Ministry-Wesley (formerly Campus Christian Commu- nity), the University Lectures Series and Departme,,nt of Philosophy at Texas State and the NEH Teaching Prfofessor in the Humanities. Both lectures are firee and open to the public amd will be followed by a recepti(on and book signing. Rebel Floats & Blue Lobo Floats, Seton Medical Center Hays Celebrates Its A Free Community Fair :mber 18 carpalitunnei) rate) Seton Medical  ( / Center Hays -),, M,0, 6001 Kyle Parkway k%. y' Ky,00. Tx 7su0 Medical Cerrlh Hays A member of the '   Seton Family of Hospitals COMPLEX CARE. SIMPLE CHI +