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BEST TEJAS FEST

Reporter file photo/Ken Esten Cooke and Bill Martin Reporter file photo/Ken Esten Cooke and Bill Martin Organizers were ecstatic about the turnout for the 4th Annual Tejas Art & Book Festival, held in downtown Rockdale on Saturday. A record number of entries for the Downtown Association Car Show, including the muscle cars above, drew onlookers by the hundreds.

Populist speaker Jim Hightower (left), former state agricultural commissioner, was the “keynote” speaker for authors, delivering a humorous talk at the International & Great Northern Train Depot.

Other authors and artists got into the Tejas spirit by talking to school children, including illustrator Don Tate (below left), who talked to first graders. Tate has illustrated many books and his work also appears in the Austin American-Statesman.

Balet Folklorico dancers, from St. Monica’s Church in Cameron, provided rhythm and color on the sunny afternoon, with Jorge Martinez-Castillo and sister Leslie Castillo showing their moves.



More Tejas Festival highlights included (from left): Garna Christian, author of native son George Sessions Perry biography; crowds on Ackerman street looked over hot rods, classics and everything in between; artists and authors Sherry McCartney and Jami Bevans gave a presentation to Rockdale High School art class. More Tejas Festival highlights included (from left): Garna Christian, author of native son George Sessions Perry biography; crowds on Ackerman street looked over hot rods, classics and everything in between; artists and authors Sherry McCartney and Jami Bevans gave a presentation to Rockdale High School art class.


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