A Houston gallery owner and artist, Lori Betz, is combining art with charity in an upcoming exhibition.
Her gallery, located on West Gray Street in Houston, made an international artist request for participation in the project called “The Angel Store.” The purpose of this exhibition is to raise funds for a Houston advocacy organization called Justice for Children.
The sound of rushing water, a breeze and the clear sunny weather set the perfect environment for the three-day Water Festival during the weekend.
The grassy hill on the side of the falls was covered in brightly colored kayaks, tents, tables and people catching sunrays. The river was also teeming with activity. People of all ages were testing the waters of the San Marcos River in kayaks, canoes, surfboards and tubes. But the festival was not merely about the weather and water.
Spending quality time in the San Marcos River is a common activity for Texas State students.
Students can check out boats and floats at the Outdoor Center, but there are not many students who take kayaks and canoes on the cool waters of the San Marcos River.
The Power Olympic Outdoor Center works to educate people on riverboat usage, and one way is by a large event at the beginning of the spring season. The center is hosting a three-day water festival at Rio Vista Thursday through Sunday.
In March, people tend to celebrate diversity or women. One group on campus will be celebrating both.
The Bike Cave is kicking it into high gear.
The Texas State center for all things with two wheels and handlebars relocated over Winter Break.
“It’s not really like a cave any more. It’s a warehouse,” said Brian Mines, studio art senior and staff member at the Bike Cave.
Mines said the new location was last used in 1993 for a wood shop, and has since only been used for storage.Its last space was a car garage.
The warehouse is nestled between the Music building and the Trinity building.
Mike Robinson sees something cinematic about dangling 100 feet above the ground.
“It’s like a movie. It’s escapism. It’s entertainment, but it’s all nature,” said Robinson, describing his zip line eco tours.
Robinson and his wife began their zip-line tours after they traveled to Belize a few years ago. He liked the rush of the zip line.
“I’m 56. I don’t want to jump out of airplanes,” Robinson said.
Robinson described himself as a joker.
Valentine’s Day has passed and students are now left to deal with common
“We had Valentino’s heart shaped pizza for lunch and later made dinner together,” said Betsy Phillips, print journalism sophomore, as she described her romantic Valentines Day. Phillips said she knows every day is not filled with roses and chocolate-covered strawberries.
“Our relationship is open to outside help,” she said.