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This week in the Hill Country

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Russell Collection Fine Art, 1137 W. Sixth St.

August 12 – August 21

Friday Afternoon Picker Circle W/ Hayden Whittington

Luckenbach; August 19, 1:00pm

Open Unplugged Acoustic Jam

Yesterday’s news

1850s    Czechs from Moravia and Bohemia immigrated to Texas in the 1850s and established the town of Praha, where in 1890 they built a church that became the mother parish for surrounding communities. When Czechs from Central Texas gather in Praha on August 15, Mass is celebrated in the historic church, which is Czech in architectural style, Czech food is served, and Texas Czech bands play music for dancing throughout the evening. Another popular Czech festival is Westfest, held each Labor Day weekend in West.

hurricane-alicia1983    Hurricane Alicia August 15–21. Damage, primarily in the Galveston and Houston areas, was estimated at $3 billion. Thirty-two tornados resulted from the 130-mile-an-hour winds, eighteen people were killed, and 1,800 were injured.

 

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