- Published: Wednesday, 19 June 2013 05:55
[caption id="attachment_55464" align="aligncenter" width="504"] The 101 Ranch was the largest cattle operation in Hays County from 1902 to the early 1960’s, with over 11,000 acres of cattle, horses, and sheep. A documentary film about the ranch and the colorful family who ran it will be shown free of charge June 23 at the Texas Music Theatre. (Hays Free Press file photo)[/caption]
Cowboy up for screening of ‘The 101 Ranch’ documentary
Two strong Texas women and one 11,000-acre cattle ranch are the focus of The 101 Ranch: The Story of the Kuykendall Family. This documentary chronicles the lives of Maggie Kuykendall and her daughter, Dorothy, who ran the 101 Ranch west of Buda – the largest ranch in Hays County at the time. Maggie and husband, Gil, bought the land in 1902; he died just three years later. Dorothy sold the property in 1966.
Sponsored by the Heritage Association of San Marcos, the film – and the popcorn – are free. Doors open at 2 p.m. at the Texas Music Theatre on San Antonio Street in San Marcos.
After the show, guests are invited to the historic courthouse lawn for a Sunday Social, where cowboy cobbler will be cooked and served on the grounds from an authentic chuck wagon. The Hays County Museum, located inside the historic courthouse, will be open as well, courtesy of the Hays County Historical Commission (HCHC).
For more information on the “Heritage Roundup on the Square: Sunday Cinema and Social,” visit www.HeritageSanMarcos.org.
Summer in the Park Music Series is back
Enjoy free Thursday Night concerts at San Marcos Plaza Park all summer. All shows are 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. On June 20, singer Terri Hendrix will entertain concertgoers.
[caption id="attachment_55465" align="aligncenter" width="504"] The Marvelous Miss Molly Hayes[/caption]
Music…at the library?
The Marvelous Miss Molly Hayes will entertain with original and popular tunes that get everyone up and dancing. Molly’s performance is at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 26. Bring the kids. Slap your hands and tap your toes to terrific tunes for all ages.
Time: 10:00 a.m. June 21-22
Juneteenth, celebrated on June 19, is a national commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States. The holiday honors the arrival of troops in Galveston to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation. Hays County residents can head out to San Marcos this Saturday to enjoy the oldest known annual celebration of the ending of slavery. Festivities include an old fashion picnic and parade, cook-offs (chicken, brisket, ribs, fajitas, beans, and cobbler), a cakewalk, and kid’s activities. Parade kicks off at San Marcos Plaza Park. Cookoff takes place at The Mitchell Center in San Marcos.
Big fest is a fundraising music festival for the Cheatham Street Warehouse Music Foundation, and a celebration of Big John Mills’ birthday. This year’s three-day festival will take place June 28-30 in the historic Cheatham Street Warehouse in San Marcos.