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Plan Your Holiday with the KWVH 4th of July Event Rundown

Plan Your Independence Day Weekend

Let's face it... because the Fourth of July hits on a Thursday this year, a lot of us are planning on making a four-day weekend out of things -- if not longer. And sure, it's still nearly two weeks away, but this holiday just seems to sneak up on us.

 

With that being said, here's a schedule of big events in the Wimberley Valley designed to help you celebrate the birth of this great nation. Enjoy, everyone!

 

July 4

July 5-7

  • An Independence Day staple is the Wimberley VFW Rodeo, now in its 78th year! Gates open at 5:30pm, Mutton Bustin' begins at 7pm, and the rodeo starts at 8pm. Held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights, the rodeo also features a brilliant fireworks display. Get there early to get a good seat.

July 6

  • It just so happens that the monthly Lions Club Market Day is Saturday of Independence Day Weekend. It goes from 7am to 3pm, so get there early to beat the heat and find some deals at the nearly 500 booths. All net income goes to support local programs and non-profits.

  • You get another chance at pyrotechnics by heading out to the Roughhouse Brewing Independence Day Fireworks Show. The Sophia Johnson trio plays from 6pm to 9pm, followed by more skyward ooohs and aaahs. Get there early and bring chairs and blankets.

July 7

  • It wouldn't be the first Sunday of the month without Coffee & Cars, held next to Blanco Brew and in front of Brookshire Brothers. You never know what classic, hot rod, sports car, or motorcycle might show up at this free expo.

In addition to these marquee events, you can bet there will be tons of live music happening around town, so check out the Wimberley Arts live music calendar to find your jam.

 

Look for the KWVH float in the parade and give us a wave! Enjoy the upcoming holiday, and take a moment to give thanks for our incredible country and community.

 

Planning on setting off some fireworks of your own? Make darn sure it's both safe and legal in your area (generally, only unincorporated areas of Hays County allow fireworks). And read more about fireworks safety here.


KWVH Salutes Our Veteran of the Week

Congratulations to Garry Klose, our veteran of the week! Sergeant Klose served in the United States Air Force for five years where he was a reciprocating engine mechanic.  Sergeant Klose had a number of assignments in the states, including Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas, Eglin Air Force Base/Hurlburt Field near Valparaiso, Florida. He has been decorated with the Air Force Commendation Medal, Vietnam Service and Campaign Medals and the Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm.

 

He is currently retired after 30 years of service in law enforcement and lives with his life partner, Caroline Kelly.  He has three children, four grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren.  He continues to serve the community at VFW Post 6441 and as a member of the Wimberley Valley Rangers.

 

Thank you Garry for your service to this nation and our community.


Texans Cody Stoever, Jaxon Donaldson

Take Home Austin Area Sports Honors

Two Texans were recently honored with top awards at the Austin Area High School Sports Awards. Cody Stoever was named the Offensive Player of the Year in football, and Jaxon Donaldson was named the Boys Golfer of the Year.

The Austin Area High School Sports Awards is a nine-month student-athlete recognition program that culminated at the red-carpet show. The winners also had the opportunity to meet Dallas Cowboys All-Pro defensive back Trevon Diggs.

 

Congrats, gentlemen, and best of luck in the future.


Get Your Pet Microchipped for $5

It's worth mentioning that the 4th of July is one of the leading times for frightened pets to get lost. And studies have found that pets are three times more likely to be reunited with their owners if they're microchipped.

 

The San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter is hosting a $5 microchip event this Friday, from 9am to 5pm. No appointment is needed, and pets don't need to reside in San Marcos or Hays County. What are you waiting for??

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