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Celebrating Black History Month

(SPM Wire) February, which is Black History Month, is a great opportunity for schools and individuals to turn their focus toward an important aspect of American history.

There are many ways people can commemorate the month across the country. This year, many are planning trips to the nation’s capital to visit the newly opened National Museum of African American History and Culture. This Smithsonian Institution museum features exhibitions on slavery, emancipation, social justice, cultural traditions and more.

Senior Expo coming next week

What does 55+ look like today? 55 may mean a discount at a few restaurants and the AARP card in the mail but there is still much to be done and lots of life still to be lived. Many adults are working successfully into their 70s and beyond. Seniors are certainly some of the most active travelers, civic volunteers and contributing members of our society.

Auxiliary President Maurice T. Suttles, VFW Post 3413, and State Historian Bernie Adams (center) attended Mid-Winter Round-up in Austin where she met our state president, Andrea King (left) and National President Colette Bishop (right) of Muscatine, Iowa. Bishop was elected national president of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) of the United States Auxiliary at its 103rd National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina last year. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE VFW POST 3213.

In the front, Rebecca Woody as Elain looks at an excited Julieanna Stolley playing Carnelle. Behind them, Meg Dawson as Popeye clings to James Springer as Delmount. Not pictured, are Kelley Poehls in the role of Tessy and Holden Webster as Mac. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE WIMBERLEY PLAYERS.

The Wimberley Players present...The Miss Firecracker Contest

The Wimberley Players serve up a rich slice of southern gothic when we follow Carnelle Scott’s bid for Miss Firecracker in small-town Mississippi. 

Terrible Texas Tunes

It’s official— Texas native Ashlee Simpson is behind the lone star state’s worst song, according to a state-wide survey of 1,000 Texans. 

The survey, commissioned by Super Bowl weekend music festival the Super Bash Houston, asked random Texans to vote for their state’s worst homegrown song either about Texas or performed by a Texas native. 

From Vanilla Ice to LeAnn Rimes, the poll proved that when it comes to dissing bad music, Texans aren’t afraid to dish out tough love to their own.

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