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Texas State team revives 70's quiz show format

The American Heritage Education Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization in Houston, is reviving the concept of a popular 1970's era television quiz show with a college challenge bowl this month.

Student teams from four Texas universities will match wits and knowledge in the American History and Western Civilization Challenge Bowl Jan. 27-28 at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel in Greenway Plaza.

Ed Rios helps students Taylor Brown and London Sheffield. PHOTOS SUBMITTED BY SMCISD.

Students Alex Nesbitt, Keifer Taylor-Atkins, Marco Keller and Bella Smith listen to their instructor. Below, Ed Rios shows examples of coding on the whiteboard.

Gifted & Talented students at Miller Middle School learn coding from their teacher, Eduardo Rios.

8th Graders at Miller MS program video games

Once a week, on Friday afternoons through the end of the school year, 8th grade Gifted & Talented (GT) students at Miller Middle School are gathering in the school computer lab to learn to “code” HTML video games, under the guidance of Microsoft consultant Eduardo Rios. With the power of HTML 5, these students will be exposed to skills that can be used to develop games that will run on multiple platforms such as Windows 10, iPads, iPhones, Android and Chrome.  

Items from a previous 4th Flea event are displayed on a shelf. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE PRICE CENTER.

Indoor booths add to appeal of this month’s 4th Flea

4th Flea, the only downtown, monthly community flea market in San Marcos is seeking vendors to participate in its Jan. 28 event. The market takes place every fourth Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Price Center and offers both indoor and outdoor booth spaces. The Flea’s indoor vendor spaces are in the Center’s parlor and two historic former church sanctuaries and provide comfort for vendors and shoppers alike during the colder winter months.

Dog of the Week: Carter

Carter is one cool dog. This one-year-old is always happy to run and play outside, and can keep you entertained for hours. He is fantastic with other dogs and is really easy to get along with, he loves all people. Carter has been at the shelter for a while now and we just can’t figure out why this sweet boy is being overlooked. Come and meet him today and watch him melt your heart!

Cat of the Week: Chauncey

Full of fluff and super sweet, Chauncey is here to make your day. Chauncey is three years old, but he’s got the heart of a kitten. Chauncey is known for being laid-back, fun-loving and very comfortable around all types of people and cats— and he’s just so gorgeous. Chauncey is a shelter favorite, so come meet him to see why.

Pets of the Week

Both pets are available for adoption at the San Marcos Regional Shelter, and both pets have their adoption sponsored by the Mutt Strutt Guardian Angel program. That means that if you and either pet are a good match, their adoption, complete with spay or neuter, rabies vaccine, kennel shots, microchip and city license are completely free. To learn more or to meet our pets, please visit us in person at the shelter, open from 11:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and from 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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