Acts and demonstrations at the free, family-oriented event range from cowboy storytelling and tribal bellydancing to a children’s choir, a kids karate demonstration, and a “trash fashion” show, running in two different venues throughout the day. Headlining the event is acclaimed Dallas teenaged singer/songwriter Emily Claire Shlesinger, who has performed at South by Southwest in Austin, Six Flags Over Texas, House of Blues, and Hard Rock Café among others. During the festival, she will be on the Gazebo (Main) Stage from 3:30 to 5:00 pm. Lanny Joe Burnett, a well-known local poet, storyteller and singer, will appear on the Gazebo stage . . . More . . .
SHERMAN, TEXAS—The instrumental ensembles of Austin College, under the direction of Dr. Ricky Duhaime, will present their annual spring concert on Monday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m., in Wynne Chapel at Austin College. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Music Department at Austin College at 903.813.2251.
The concert’s first half will be devoted to performance of the unique Coffee Cantata by J.S. Bach, with the Chamber Orchestra providing accompaniment to vocal soloists Jesse Baker, Austin College senior; Justin Duncan, Austin College visiting faculty member; and guest artist Ann Marie White, a professional colleague . . . More . . .
The Grayson College Fine Arts Department is calling for artists, designers and seamstresses to create and show art clothing and accessories created out of trash and recycled material for the first “Trashion” show, a runway style trash fashion show that is in conjunction with the 2014 Texoma Earth Day Festival in Sherman. The trash fashion show will be held at the Sherman Municipal grounds April 26.
In addition to area artists and designers, fashions and accessories . . . More . . .
Effort to save lives makes the rounds during busy time of year for Hispanic family gatherings, celebrations
AUSTIN - Easter, Fiesta and Cinco de Mayo are deeply cherished celebrations within the Hispanic community, but the festivities emphasizing food, family and fun can also lead to tragedy when drinking and driving is involved. In an effort to save lives during this busy time of year, the Texas Department of Transportation is introducing Drink. Drive. Go to Jail. . . . More . . .
SHERMAN, TEXAS–Dr. Marjorie Hass, president of Austin College, has been elected to the eight-member Executive Committee of the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) Board of Directors. She will serve through December 2015 as vice chair for resource development. The Resource Development Committee provides board leadership for the Council's financial resource development needs. The vice chair for resource development of the Executive Committee also serves as vice chair for resource development of the Board and of . . . More . . .
SHERMAN, TEXAS—Austin College President Marjorie Hass announced today that the College’s IDEA Center has been awarded LEED® Gold, a rating system established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). LEED is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings.
“We were very pleased to receive news of the LEED Gold certification,” said President Hass. “We were very committed to green . . . More . . .
SHERMAN, TEXAS—The Austin College Department of Art and Art History is hosting the exhibit “Small Pleasures III” through May 2 in Dennis Gallery of Betsy Dennis Forster Art Studio Complex. The exhibit, on the first floor of Forster, is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
The show is a cross sampling of artists represented by the Craighead-Green Gallery in Dallas, The William Campbell Gallery . . . More . . .
This week I will discuss the interim charges recently issued to the House Committee on Economic and Small Business Development. Interim charges are the issues that the Speaker asks committees to study during the time between regular legislative sessions in order to make recommendations for legislation for the following legislative session. The charges are good indicators of what legislation the legislature will take up during the next session. Legislators rely on public input when crafting . . . More . . .
Sallie Sampsell Watson, missional presbyter/stated clerk for the Presbytery of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and a 1978 graduate of Austin College, will present the Austin College Baccalaureate sermon Saturday, May 17, at 7 p.m. in Sid Richardson Center of the Robert T. Mason Athletic/Recreation Complex on campus. She will take part in Commencement exercises the next morning and receive an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Austin College.
A lifelong Presbyterian and native of Dallas, . . . More . . .