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Mid-Texas Symphony receives $10K grant for children's concerts

New Braunfels – The Mid-Texas Symphony has received a whopping $10,000 grant in support of its New Braunfels Children’s Concerts from the McKenna Foundation for the 2015-2016 Season.
The generous gift supports the Mid-Texas Symphony in its mission to provide free symphonic concerts to all fourth and fifth grade students enrolled in the Comal and New Braunfels independent school districts as well as students in private and home schools.

Answers to go with Susan Smith: Book discusses kayaks

Each week hundreds of people call or visit the San Marcos Public Library to find information.  “Answers To Go” highlights recently received questions.  Please visit the library at 625 East Hopkins, call (512) 393-8200 for information over the phone, or email us through our website at
Q. I want to get my wife a kayak. She’s kayaked in Lady Bird Lake several times so I know she’ll like it. Do you have a book that would help me get an idea of which kind of kayak is best for novices?

Exploring Nature with Jerry Hall: Brown pelicans are amusing

 I think one of my favorite birds at the beach is the brown pelican.  
I love to see these majestic birds skim just inches above the waves, often in precise formation with several birds all in a line.
They fly with heads pulled back on their shoulders and long bills resting on their breasts, flapping wings at only about one beat per second.  
It seems impossible that anything so large and ponderous can fly with so little effort and with such precision.
These giant birds almost disappeared from the Texas coast back in the 1950s, victims of pesticides such as DDT.  


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