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02-26-2024 Newsletter

Are You Eclipse Ready?



We are just 42 days away from the total solar eclipse! On April 8th at 1:35 in the afternoon, the Wimberley Valley will plunge into darkness for two minutes, two seconds.


It's going to be quite a spectacle, and you can bet it'll attract THOUSANDS of visitors to our town, stretching from Market Day on April 6, all the way through the eclipse. If you're not game for heavy traffic, then you may want to consider staying at home during those days.


It's easy to do - just follow the advice of KWVH's Empowered Community and 72 Hours, two shows that stress the importance of preparing for anything life throws our way. Learn more about the impact of the eclipse and how residents and businesses can prepare.


It's safe to say this is the LAST time any of us will be able to see a total solar eclipse in Wimberley - the next one that can be observed over central Texas won't appear again until well into the 23rd century.


Want to learn more about the eclipse? The Wimberley Library is hosting a Solar Eclipse Celebration on Thursday, March 7 from noon to 4pm. It'll feature crafts, handouts, crafts, handouts, and a chance to win a basket with eclipse merchandise.


Market Days Starts This Weekend!



Speaking of big weekends in Wimberley, this Saturday, March 2nd is the first Lions Club Market Day of the year. Looks like the Lions have ordered up some beautiful weather, so come check it out.


KWVH will be broadcasting inside Gate 2 from 8am to noon, so stop by and say hello.


Wimberley Texan Update



The Texan boys basketball season is over, after a close loss to Sweeny on Friday night, 66-70. A great season nonetheless... well done, boys.


Meanwhile, the girls softball team is off to a respectable start, going 8-5 during the start of the season, including a five-game tournament at the 6th Annual Texan Softball Classic.


And finally, congratulations to our Texan Stars for their performance at the Crowd Pleasers Dance Regional Showcase this weekend in New Braunfels. The team competed as an officer group in the “Select” level - which is the highest category level of technique.


Saluting our KWVH Veteran of the Week,

Brought to you by VFW Post 6441


This week we tip our hats to Major Robert Banish, who served in the U.S. Air Force as a C-124 and C-130 Navigator, as well as an Aircraft Maintenance Officer.  His service, spanning over 20 years, took him to Vietnam, Hawaii, and numerous locations stateside. Notable highlights of his career include catching returning satellites using specially modified DC-130 aircraft and flying the AC-130 “Spectre” gunship.


Transitioning from the military, he applied his expertise as a mechanical engineer at

both Boeing and Lockheed-Martin. Today, Major Banish generously volunteers his time at the Village Store Community Thrift Shop in Wimberley, embodying a continued spirit of service and community engagement.


Thank you for your service, Major Banish!


TICKETS ON SALE NOW

For the May 4th Kentucky Derby Party!



Tickets are going fast -- don't wait! Make sure you're a part of the Wimberley Valley's signature social event -- the third annual KWVH Kentucky Derby Party Presented by Ozona Bank is Saturday, May 4th.


The fun and games will happen at the lovely Videre Estate, where there's plenty of room both outdoors and air-conditioned indoors to mix and mingle. As always, the event will feature great food, mint juleps, a live and silent auction, lovely hats, and of course, horse racing.



Comprehensive Wimberley Valley Radio

Show Schedule is Now Online.


You asked for it, you got it! We're proud to announce the entire 24/7 schedule of KWVH programming is now online! Never miss your favorite show -- or discover new ones -- using our handy new digital show guide.





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