Monday, October 1, 2012

National Night Out (Tues., Oct. 2)

National Night Out takes place tomorrow (Oct. 2). This is an annual event where law enforcement and citizens come together in an effort to heighten crime prevention, raise awareness, and strengthen the community.

Last year, the entire event was held at the Target parking lot. This year, things have changed:

Instead of citizens meeting at Target, there will be a parade. Participants in the parade include Huntsville Police Department, Sam Houston State University Police Department, the Texas Department of Public Safety, Walker County Sheriff’s Office, Huntsville Fire Department, Walker County Emergency Medical Service, the Texas Forest Service, TDCJ’s Office of Inspector General and local utility services.

The parade will begin at Target and travel north on the Interstate 45 Frontage Rd. to 11th Street, east on 11th Street to Normal Park and north on Normal Park to Chimney Rock where it will stop for public interaction. Then, it will travel on Normal Park to Eastham, east on Eastham to State Highway 75, south on State Highway 75 to Old Madisonville and then north on Smith Hill where the group will again stop for public interaction. A second procession will travel west on Smither to Veteran’s Memorial and south on Veteran’s Memorial to Elkins where it will stop for several additional gatherings.

For more info, you can call HPD at 936.291.5480.

Old Timers BBQ Cookoff (Oct. 5 & 6)

The 2nd Annual Old Timers BBQ Cookoff will take place on Oct. 5 & 6 at El Roy Icehouse, which was formerly Bell's Camp. This is a short drive away in Trinity, TX. Official flyer:

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The Art of the Signature (Thurs., Sept. 20)

On Thurs., Sept. 20, Sam Houston Memorial Museum presents Upstrokes, Downstrokes, and Curlicues: The Art of the Signature.

When: 4-6p
Where: Bear Bend Cabin (on the museum grounds)
What: Learn about famous autographs and the debate about Sam Houston's signature; make your own mark using quill pens and ink.
Cost: $5 recommended donation

For more info, check out Sam Houston Memorial Museum on Facebook by clicking here or call 936.294.3839.

Buddy Mondlock & Danny Santos (Sat., Sept. 15)

On Sat., Sept. 15, Thoreau Woods Coffeehouse (144 E Mosley Lane) will host Buddy Mondlock with Danny Santos. The show starts at 7p.

Buddy Mondlock
Give Buddy and Danny a Google, and if you like what you see, head over to the show and give them a listen. For more info on Thoreau Woods, you can check out their Facebook by clicking here. You can also give them a ring at 936.661.4313.

Fall Planetarium Shows

The planetarium at SHSU hosts free shows each semester. This fall, there are two shows to see: The Nature of Science and The Great Space Race.

Each show will be at 7p. These shows are free and open to the public.

The planetarium is located on the SHSU campus, in the Farrington Bldg, Suite 204.

For more info on the planetarium, view their Facebook page by clicking here.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Magic Celebration! (Sat., Sept. 8)

On Saturday, Gamers Grove will be having a Magic celebration, starting at 3pm. This is a free Magic the Gathering event where both new and existing players can enjoy a simple-to-play format called Mini Masters. This will be great time for new players to learn in a stress-free environment or people interested in getting started with Magic to get information and help.

For those of you who have no idea what I'm talking about, Magic the Gathering is a popular game, so I'm not sure why you have no idea what I'm talking about! Just kidding. Click here to read about it.

Gamers Grove is located near the SHSU campus, at 1518 University Ave. The number is 936.435.1119.

For more information on Gamers Grove, you can check out their Facebook page by clicking here or their website here.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Huntsville Antique Show (Sept. 15 & 16)

This year, Huntsville Antique Show will be held on Sat., Sept. 15 from 10a-5p and on Sun., Sept. 16 from 10a-4p. Vendors from all over the country will gather at Walker County Fairgrounds to showcase and sell items to the public. The event is in an air-conditioned building, so it is safe to bring Granny and all her friends!

Entry to the show will be $5 for adults. Kids under 12 get in free.

For more information, check out the website by clicking here.

Drug & Alcohol Summit (SHSU)

The 7th Annual Drug & Alcohol Summit will take place on Fri., Sept. 14 from 8a-5p in the Lowman Student Center (LSC). Experts will speak on the consequences of drug and alcohol use.

Transfer Student Seminars (SHSU)

SHSU will be hosting transfer student seminars to help students with their transitions to Bearkat life. Check it out:

September 13 (Thurs.):
5-7p, CHSS Room 170
The SAM Center will introduce students to on-campus services and resources.

September 20 (Thurs.):
5-7p, CHSS Room 170
Getting Involved: The SAM Center will teach students about multiple on-campus programs that will help them on their journey.

September 27 (Thurs.):
Thinking About What Comes Next: The SAM Center will introduce students to faculty members from different departments and talk about graduate school, research opportunities, etc.

If you're a transfer student, you may want to check these out. If nothing else, you may meet some new friends.

For more info, you can contact Bernice Strauss at 936.294.4455.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Transfer Student Meet & Greet (SHSU)

There will be a meet and greet for transfer students on Thurs., Sept. 6 from 5-7p at the CHSS Building, Room 170. The SAM Center is hosting this event to help make the transition easier for students. No word on whether there will be refreshments or not, but it's worth a shot!

For more info, you can contact Bernice Strauss at 936.294.4455.

Main Street Music Series (Fridays through Sept. 28)

Hey, live music lovers! Huntsville Main Street is hosting a summer music series. Every Friday from August 31 through September 28, two bands will play downtown on the courthouse lawn. The first band will start at 6, and the second will go on around 7:45. To see what kinds of bands will be playing, check out the official flier:

As you can see, these events are free. Be sure to show up and support the musicians so that Main Street can continue to have these events. Seeya there!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Sam Houston Memorial Museum September Events

If you are new to Huntsville, listen up! I am going to tell you about something awesome: Sam Houston Memorial Museum. It is conveniently located on Sam Houston Avenue. You may have had to brake for chickens or ducks at this point on the road. I lived in Huntsville a couple years before I realized the duck pond was more than just a duck pond. Those buildings around it have historical meaning and stuff. When you get the chance, walk over and check out the museum and enjoy the cute ducks at the pond. It is a nice place to have lunch or de-stress for a while.

The museum has events pretty often, and you would be wise to make note of them - because, you know, they are informative and awesome. The museum staff is knowledgeable and friendly, too. Here you go:

Sept. 1: Spinning & Weaving Demonstration, 10a-2p @ Woodland Home
Sept. 8: Pioneer Skills Demo, 10a-2p @ Bear Bend Cabin
Sept. 15: Kick-Wheel Pottery Making Demo, 10a-2p @ Raven's Pottery Shed
Sept. 22: Blacksmithing & Woodworking Demos, 10a-2p @ Joshua's Forge & Guerrant Cabin
Sept. 29: Museum Day! This is a nation-wide event. Participating museums are offering free passes, and SH Memorial Museum is one of those participating. Get your free tickets here:

We hope you have a lot of fun. Tell them we said "Hey!"

2nd Annual Town Creek Music Festival (Sat., Sept. 1)

Hey, Huntsville! The 2nd Annual Town Creek Music Festival will be held on Sat., Sept. 1 from 2-9p. This is a free concert, held at Eastham-Thomason Park (1500 7th St.). Check out the official flier (click to enlarge) for details:

Friday, August 17, 2012

Season Tickets for Hville Community Theatre on Sale

It's time to support your local theatre and hardworking actors and actresses by purchasing 2012/2013 season tickets! The first performance isn't until September, but it's never too early to show your support. We can't wait for October (Drac's Back)!

from the brochure at

You can download the brochure by clicking here or browse the Huntsville Community Theatre site by clicking here. See you at the show!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Arts, Antiques & Autos; Downtown Farmers Market (Sat., May 5)

Hey, Huntsville! It is finally time for the the Downtown Farmers Market to open again. It will be open every Saturday from 8a - noon (May through August).

In addition to this weekend's farmers market, there will be an event called "Arts, Antiques & Autos" in the downtown square from 10a - 4p. This event will feature arts and crafts booths, classic cars and antique tractors, antique appraisals, and music/live entertainment.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Ignite the Night (Weds., April 18)

On Wednesday, April 18, there will be a rally to promote awareness of domestic abuse and sexual assault. The event starts at 6p at Old Main Pit on campus. There will be tables set up where participants can buy T-shirts and wristbands, donate toiletries to SAAFE House, register to win door prizes, etc. The event will include poetry readings, speakers, music, and a performance by Zeta Phi Beta sorority. There will be free pizza available for participants.

After the events at Old Main Pit, participants will march to the courthouse, where a candlelight vigil will be held to honor the victims of sexual assault.

If you mention Ignite the Night at Fuzzy's Taco Shop on Monday, April 16 (at any time) or at 3 Spoons on Tuesday, April 17 (from 7 - 9p), a portion of the proceeds from your purchase will go toward the fundraising efforts of the event.

To view the Ignite the Night Facebook event page, click here.

Mandalorian Mercs at Huntsville Public Library (Mon., April 16)

On Monday, April 16, The Mandalorian Mercs will be at Huntsville Public Library to read books to kids. The Mandalorian Mercs is a Star Wars costuming organization. The event starts at 4p. The Mercs will be back every first and third Monday.

Photo snagged from the Mandalorian Mercs Facebook page
For more info on the Mandalorian Mercs, check out their website ( or Facebook page.

HHS Glee Spring Show (Tues., April 17)

This Tuesday, Huntsville High School's Glee choir will have their Spring Show at the HHS auditorium. The show starts at 6:30p. There will be song and dance, and admission is free to the public. We've been told that this will be an entertaining event, and the Booster Club would love to have the community show its support for the students, so feel free to attend and bring friends!

General Sam Houston Folk Festival (April 27 & 28)

The 25th annual General Sam Houston Folk Festival will take place on Friday, April 27 from 9a - 4p and on Saturday, April 28 from 10a - 7p. The festival takes place on the grounds of the Sam Houston Memorial Museum, where Sam and Margaret lived with their children. 

The festival features costumed historical characters, live music and other performances, workshops and demonstrations, museum tours, arts and crafts, food and merchandise vendors, children's activities, and more. 

Admission on Friday is $3.00 for all ages, and admission on Saturday is $8.00 for adults (or $5 group rate with 15 or more people) and $3.00 for kids ages 5-12. Kids under 5 get in free. 

Monday, March 12, 2012

Girl Scouts Parade (March 24th)

Event: Girl Scouts Parade
Date: March 24, 2012 (Time TBA)
Location: Begins at the 1st United Methodist Church/Ends at the Girl Scout House on Ave. M

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In celebration of the Girl Scouts 100 year anniversary, a parade will be held on March 24th. It will begin at the 1st United Methodist Church and end at the Girl Scout House. All current scouts, as well as alumni, are invited to participate in the parade. Everyone is invited to watch. We are not sure when this parade will start, but we will update this article as soon as we find out.

Happy anniversary girl scouts, and may you continue selling those thin mint and caramel delight cookies for many years to come!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

CASA: Volunteer to Make a Difference (Training Class on March 22nd)

Event: CASA "Court Appointed Special Advocates" Training Class
Date: March 22nd
Location: 1300 11th Street, Suites 430 B Huntsville, TX 77340

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CASA, which stands for "Court Appointed Special Advocates," is currently seeking new volunteers. The next training class will be on Thursday, March 22nd.

As defined by their website, a Court Appointed Special Advocate "is an adult willing to stand up for an abused or neglected child. A CASA volunteer is appointed by a judge to provide factual information on behalf of a child caught in a difficult legal process. In a court system challenged by increasing caseloads, a CASA volunteer can make the single greatest difference in the life of a child."

In order to become a CASA volunteer, applicants must be over the age of 21, pass a background check, and be willing to go through an extensive training program. CASA volunteers usually dedicate about six to ten hours a month to this cause.

Click HERE to see the list of the full requirements needed to become a CASA volunteer.
Click HERE to print out the registration form.

It is still possible to help this organization without becoming an advocate. It is also an option to join "Friends of CASA," which is a group that helps with "fundraisers, community awareness efforts, and also the training sessions for advocates."  
For more information about CASA, visit their website HERE or call (936) 291 6363.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Huntsville Promenaders 13th Annual "Chili Cook-Off" (March 12th)

Event: Huntsville Promenaders 13th Annual "Chili Cook-Off"
Date: March 12th at 6:15pm
Location: Tri-County Services Buildings (7045 Highway 75 South)

Next Monday, the Huntsville Promenaders Square Dance Club will be hosting its 13th annual "Chili Cook-Off." The event will kick off at 6:15pm with the judging of the chili entries. A big dance will start at 7:30pm.

For more information on how to become a contestant or for general information about the Huntsville Promenaders Square Dance Club, call Jerry or Theta Upton at (936) 856-5287. Click HERE to see the official flier for this event.

Blood Drive (Sat. March 10th)

Event: Blood Drive
Date: March 10th from 9:00am until 4:00pm
Location: Gibbs Pre-K Center (19th Street)
Cost: Blood Donation

This Saturday, the Huntsville Memorial Hospital will be hosting a blood drive from 9:00am until 4:00pm at the Gibbs Pre-K Center located on 19th Street. Appointments are appreciated but not required. Call (936) 295-0278 or (936) 661-5867 for more information.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Master Garderners Spring Plant Sale (March 10th)

Event: Master Gardeners Spring Plant Sale
Date: March 10, 2012 from 8:00am until 2:00pm
Location:  102 Tam Road
On March 2nd, the Walker County Master Gardeners will be having their annual Spring Plant Sale. Many different types of plants will be on sale including the following: vegetables,  tomatoes, herbs, roses, natives, fruit trees, and many more. The money raised at this plant sale will be used for scholarships, educational project, and Master Gardener community activities.

(We assure you that the plants grown by the Master Gardener's
look much nicer than the ones pictured above)

For more information call (936) 435-2426 or visit the Walker County Master Gardeners website found HERE.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

15th Annual Camellia Garden Tour (March 3rd)

Event: 15th Annual Camellia Garden Tour
Date: March 3, 2012 from 10:00am until 4:00pm
Location: Marcotte Garden (11 Whippoorwill Drive Huntsville, TX 77340)
Cost: Unknown
On March 3, 2012, the Coushatta Camellia Society will be hosting its 15th Annual Camellia Garden Tour. There are five tours taking place in the surrounding areas, but the one that will take place in Huntsville will be located at the Marcotte Garden.

Along with the tour of the garden, this event will also have planting and grafting demonstrations along with plants for sale.  


Lu Mitchell & Catch-23, Keegan McInroe (Sat., March 3)

This Saturday, March 3, Keegan McInroe will be opening for Lu Mitchell & her band, Catch-23. The show starts at 7p at Thoreau Woods Coffeehouse.

We were going to write a description of Lu Mitchell, but we weren't sure what to say, so we recommend that you visit her website and check her out for yourself:

Opening for Lu: Keegan McInroe, a Texas-based singer/songwriter. You can check him out at

Genealogy Weekend

Event: Genealogy Weekend
Dates: March 2, 2012 -March 4, 2012
Location: Huntsville Public Library
Cost: FREE

In celebration of Texas Independence Day Weekend, The Huntsville Public Library and Walker County Genealogy Society will be hosting a "Genealogy Weekend" at the newly renovated library. There will be events for both adults and children. Click HERE to see the official event schedule for "Genealogy Weekend."

To register or obtain more information, please contact (936) 291-5471 or email

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Walker County Fair Association's 2012 "Country Music Star" Competition

Event: Walker County Fair Association's 2012 "Country Music Star" Competition
Dates: March 10th and March 17th (Auditions), March 31st (Semi-Finals), April 7th (Finals)
Location: Walker County Fairgrounds
Cost: $10.00 entry fee

It is almost time for this year's Walker County Fair Association's 2012 "Country Music Star" competition. Since 2008, Walker County country singers have had the opportunity to be crowned the Walker County "Country Music Star." Auditions begin on March 10th at 10:00am at the Walker County Fairgrounds and continue the next Saturday, March 17th, at the same time and location. The finals will take place on April 7th. This competitions is for Walker County residents only. Residents may sign up as a solo artist or as a duo singing group.

Do you have what it takes to become the next Dolly Parton or Willie Nelson? 

Click HERE to see the official rules, application, and prize information.

For more information contact the following:
Steve Fox: (936) 661-2254
Joe Leggett: (936) 661-2254

Trade Expo & Taste of Huntsville (Thurs., March 1)

This Thursday from 4p - 8p, head out to Walker County Fairgrounds for the 25th Annual Trade Expo & Taste of Huntsville. About 90 local businesses will have booths for the Trade Expo, and there will be 12 restaurants participating in Taste of Huntsville.

There will be a drawing for $500 at the end of the night, and there will be a cash booth where participants can win cash all evening.
Probably not the style of cash booth that will be at this event...

Tickets for the Trade Expo are free if you get them in advance from an exhibitor or the Chamber of Commerce. At the door, tickets will be $2. Taste of Huntsville will cost $5, which includes samples from each of the restaurants.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Library Grand Opening Ceremony (Sat., Feb. 25)

Huntsville Public Library will open its new doors for a few hours this Saturday (Feb. 25) from 2p - 5p. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at 2p, which will take place on the patio at the front entrance (1219 13th St.). After the ribbon cutting, guests will be allowed to view the new library, and there will be guided tours. At 3p, winners of the poster contest will be announced in the Children's Room. Skeeter the Clown will be on hand to entertain and make balloon animals for the kids. Jan Cole will be performing on keyboard during the event. There will also be a scavenger hunt for teens and adults.
The library will open for business on Monday, Feb. 27 at 9a.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Trade Days (Fri.-Sun., March 2-4)

It's almost time for Trade Days at Kate's Gilded Lily (2299 US 190). Local vendors will be selling hand-made goods, antiques, collectibles, gifts, and more. There will also be food vendors. Trade Days goes down on the first weekend of every month, so if you can't make it this time, be sure to check it out next month. We heard there is a new pavilion on the property, but we haven't been able to check it out yet. 

Kate's Gilded Lily back in May 2011

For more info, you can email Kate at

Sam Houston's Birthday Celebration (Fri., March 2)

On Fri., March 2, Huntsville will be celebrating Texas Independence Day and Sam Houston's Birthday.

Many events are going on this day. Here is the invitation with list of event times:

The Walker County Historical Commission
Sam Houston Memorial Museum
Sam Houston Statue and Visitors Center

Cordially invite you to celebrate the
Texas Independence Day
General Sam Houston’s Birthday
Friday, March 2, 2012

Coffee and Reception
9:15-10:15 a.m.
Sam Houston Statue and Visitors Center
Sam Houston Avenue / Hwy 75 South

11 a.m.
Oakwood Cemetery – Sam Houston Grave
Sam Houston Memorial Drive (Avenue I) & 9th Street
(Rain site Mance Park Middle School)

Homestead on 19th St.
1215 19th Street
12:30 p.m.

“Toast to Texas” and Birthday Cake
2 p.m.
Gibbs - Powell Home Walker County Museum
1228 11th Street

Dedication and Open House
4-6 p.m.
W. S. Gibbs Conference Hall
Katy and E. Don Walker, Sr. Education Center
Sam Houston Memorial Museum
1402 19th Street
Lower Level

Star Party at SHSU Observatory (Sat., March 3)

There will be a star party at SHSU Observatory (not to be confused with SHSU Planetarium) on Sat., March 3 from 7p - 11p. Everyone is welcome.

Image from
by Michael  Prokosch

For a map to the observatory, click here!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Evening Tango Performance/Buffet Reception

Event: Valentine's Evening Tango Performance/Buffet Reception
Date: February 14, 2011
Location: Gaertner Performing Arts Center (SHSU Campus)
Price: $20.00 per person

This evening, the Wynne Home is hosting a Valentine's Evening Tango Performance starting at 7:30pm. There will be a buffet reception before the performance starting at 6:30pm.

For more information about this event, call (936) 294-2339.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Hans York & Jorge Palomarez @ Thoreau Woods (Sat., Feb. 18)

On Sat., Feb. 18, Thoreau Woods Coffeehouse (144 E Mosley Lane) will host Hans York. The show beings at 7p, with Jorge Palomarez opening. Palomarez is a singer/songwriter from Houston. His style is often described as being similar to that of Leonard Cohen. York is a German-born, internationally acclaimed performing songwriter.

Jorge Palomarez (Photo by Jorge Castillo/Greg May)

Hans York (Photo by Dina Scoppittone)
There is a suggested donation of $10 for students and seniors and $15 for the general public. For more info, you can check out the Thoreau Woods website by clicking here.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Love Day (Sat., Feb. 11)

On Sat., Feb. 11, starting at 10a, The Grainery is holding an event called "Love Day."

From 10a - 4p, there will be a "love swap." This is where you donate items you no longer want or need, maybe take something in return, and everything left over gets donated to the less fortunate. You can bring things like clothing, furniture, books, and household items. There will also be an art and baked goods sale and kissing booth during these hours. This part of the event is free to attend.

From 6p - 8p, there will be a buffet. The cost for the buffet is $20 per person or $35 for couples.

From 7p - 10p, there will be a live music and poetry show. The cost to attend this part of the event is $10 per person. (The Gypsy Davies will be going on at 8. We aren't sure about the times of other performers.)

If you wish to attend the buffet AND the music/poetry show, the cost is reduced to $25 per person or $50 per couple.

For more information, click here to see the Facebook event page or contact The Grainery at 936.661.3446. You can also email your buffet reservations to

Huntsville Latin American Arts Festival

Event: Latin American Arts Festival
Dates: February 13th - February 18th
Location: Various places around Huntsville. See schedule.

The City of Huntsville will be having a week long Latin American Arts Festival starting next week on February 13th. There will be many opportunities to see live performances, sample Latin food, dance, enjoy arts and crafts, and most importantly, learn about the Latin American culture. Most of the events are free and will be located either at the Wynne Home or on the SHSU campus.

Click HERE to see the full schedule for this week's events.

For more information about this festival, call the Wynne Home at (936) 291-5424.

Friday, February 3, 2012

9th Annual Strike Out Abuse @ Huntsville Lanes (Sat., Feb. 4)

The 9th Annual "Strike Out Abuse" event will be going down tomorrow at Huntsville Lanes starting around 10a. The first round of bowling will start around noon.

We spotted this ad in Walker County Journal:

Teams consist of 4 people and the entry fee for that team is $120. Each team receives 3 games per person, shoe rental, and a large pizza from Double Dave's. 

All proceeds will benefit SAAFE House. Be sure to practice SAAFE bowling and be careful not bowl anyone over! This is an anti-violence initiative, after all. 

Thursday, February 2, 2012

2012 Cajun Mardi Gras Festival

Event: 2012 Cajun Mardi Gras Festival
Date: February 16, 2012 at 8:00pm
Location: Estill Building Atrium
Price: FREE for SHSU students, faculty, and staff/ $10.00 for general admission

The 10th Annual Cajun Mardi Gras Festival will be held on February 16th starting at 8:00pm. Special guest performers for this event include "living legend" D.L. Menard along with the Jambalaya Cajun Band. Menard has mostly retired from the music profession, so this will be a rare performance. D.L. Menard, along with Terry Huval and Reggie Matte of the Jambalaya Cajun Band are all world famous Cajun musicians. It is an honor each time these performers visit the SHSU campus.

The "Symposium of Cajun Music and Mardi Gras" will take place before the festival starting at 6:00pm in Evans Building 105. This part of the event is free for everyone. It will be be the perfect opportunity to meet Terry Huval and Reggie Matte and to also learn about the history behind Mardi Gras and Cajun music.

For more information, contact Terry Thibodeaux at (936) 294-1356 or email him at


Let the Heart of a Book Touch the Heart of a Child! (Book Review)

Event: Let the Heart of a Book Touch the Heart of a Child! (Book Review)
Date: February 8, 2012 from 2:00pm -3:00pm 
Location: Eleanor and Charles Garrett Teacher Education Center Room 279

On February 8th, learn about some of the award-winning children's and young-adult fiction published in 2011. Professors Rosemary Chanse and Teri Lesesne will introduce the guests of this event to over fifty award-winning books. Each guest will also receive a free children's book!  

Reservations to attend this event must be made by 5pm on Tuesday, Feb. 7. 
Reservations can be made through SHSU’s Professional and Academic Center for Excellence, at 936.294.2688 or

For more information about this event, contact Marsha Harman at (936) 294-2689.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Book Signing with Dr. Bob Maninger (Sat., Feb. 4)

Hey, readers! This Saturday, you can catch Dr. Bob Maninger at Hastings from 1 - 3p. He will have two books on hand: Flint and Antlers.

Bob is currently an assistant professor at SHSU. His wife, local artist Edie Wells, does the cover art for his novels. If you would like more info on Bob, you can view his website here:

If you can't make it to the book signing, you can purchase the novels on There may be another book signing in the works as well. We'll keep you posted as we get more info.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Tree Sale! (Sat., Feb. 4)

Walker County Proud Communities is sponsoring a tree sale on Sat., Feb. 4 from 8a - noon. The sale will take place at Walker County Storm Shelter (455 SH 75 N). There will be about 2,500 trees for sale. Official flier:

Friday, January 20, 2012

Docs for Doc Fundraiser

Event: Docs for Doc Fundraiser
Date: February 4, 2012
Time: 5:00pm -8:00pm
Location: Walker County Fairgrounds
Cost: TBA

Doc Holiday, a longtime resident of Huntsville and very recognizable KSAM personality, was recently diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia. On February 4th, KSAM, along with other organizations and businesses in town, will be sponsoring a fundraiser at the Walker County Fairgrounds to honor Doc Holiday’s retirement and to also raise money to alleviate the medical costs for Doc and his family.

There will be lots of BBQ, desserts, music with Variety Sounds and possibly local bands, a raffle, and an auction. KSAM is currently collecting items for the auction. If you would like to donate an item or money to this cause, please call the KSAM office at 936-295-2651. Any donation or help would be greatly appreciated!

This event is still in the planning stages. Ticket costs have not been announced. We will update this article when that information is released.

Planetarium Series: "Extreme Planets"

Event: Planetarium: “Extreme Planets”
Date: January 27, 2012 at 7:00pm
Location: Farrington Building Room 102

The Physics Department will be kicking off the planetarium series program on January 27th with “Extreme Planets.” This program will demonstrate the tools and techniques astronomers use to discover planets orbiting around other stars, and it will also examine the possible environments on some of these planets.

The SHSU Planetarium contains the Mediaglobe I projector, which allows visitors to take a virtual journey through space. It also allows its guest to see the night sky as it would appear to someone in any part of the world, how it appeared in the past, and how it will look in the future. The best part about this is that it is FREE and open to the public. You don’t have to be a SHSU student to appreciate the beauty and wonders of the deep space!
For more information contact:
Michael Prokosch: Physics Department staff assistant (936) 294-3664