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Tejas: Tales, tailpipes, tomahawks

Rain and cold yield to sun during event


Lorraine Drake (L) and Lee Ida Hairston check out the nature and gardening center in former McVoy Building, sponsored by Crown and Linwood Acres Garden Clubs, a new addition for Tejas Fest in 2011. 
Reporter/MIke Brown Lorraine Drake (L) and Lee Ida Hairston check out the nature and gardening center in former McVoy Building, sponsored by Crown and Linwood Acres Garden Clubs, a new addition for Tejas Fest in 2011. Reporter/MIke Brown The fifth annual Tejas Fest, which unreeled Friday and Saturday in Rockdale, was memorable in many ways.

Houston play wright Fernando Dovalina, and actress Dolly Fischer, awed a Kay Theatre crowd with an emotional performance of a scene from Dovalina’s play “The Ophthalmologist’s Wife.”

Ventriloquist Dena Bratton, and a variety of her “friends” charmed children of all ages in performances Friday and Saturday.

It was pretty memorable for volunteers trying to stage the Rockdale Downtown Association’s Car and Motorcycle Show, too.

“I was sitting in my pickup abut 7:30 Saturday morning trying to check vehicles in and it started hailing,” volunteer Bernie Finley said.

Most of the vehicles anticipated to be in the show didn’t make it in the cold blustery rain. “We stopped and started the show twice,” Finley said. “We ended up not even having results available because of the weather.”

About four hours later the sun came out and temperatures warmed 20 degrees.

There were presentations by authors at the depot museum and library and artists gathered at Wolf Park.

Finley expressed appreciation to the following for assisting in the car show effort:

Integrity Real Estate, Dyess Insurance, Rockdale Building Supply, NAPA Auto Parts, Rockauto.com, Rockdale Historical Society, The Rockdale Reporter, Miller-Starnes Chevrolet-Buick, Stanley-Lynd Autoplex, Citizens National Bank, volunteer helpers.



At left, car show drew fans of all ages. Above, Author Clay Coppedge spoke at ‘True Tales of Texas’ event at city library. At left, car show drew fans of all ages. Above, Author Clay Coppedge spoke at ‘True Tales of Texas’ event at city library.

From left, artists, crafts people displayed wates, ‘tools of the trade’ at art seminar, teacher Clifton Fifer of Kerrville showed depot visitors they way it used to be. From left, artists, crafts people displayed wates, ‘tools of the trade’ at art seminar, teacher Clifton Fifer of Kerrville showed depot visitors they way it used to be.

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