Texas State Historian in Post

Texas State Historian and Author Bill O’Neal shared some very entertaining stories from his latest book, “Texas Gunslingers” at the Heritage House in Post on July 14. A large crowd was on hand to enjoy O’Neal’s presentation as well as see an exhibit of the author’s vintage gun collection.

O’Neal is the author of more than 40 books and is best known in the Post area for two books set in this county: “The Bloody Legacy of Pink Higgins” and “The Johnson-Sims Feud.” He was appointed Texas state historian in 2012 by then Governor Rick Perry and after serving the required two years, O’Neal was appointed for a second term.

For more than 20 years Bill conducted the state’s first Traveling Texas History class, a three-hour credit course which featured a 2,100-mile itinerary. In 2000 he was awarded a Piper Professorship, and in 2012 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Wild West Historical Association. Bill has published over 40 books, almost half about Texas history subjects, and in 2007 he was named Best Living Non-Fiction Writer by True West Magazine. In 2013 he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters degree by his alma mater, Texas A&M University – Commerce.

The event was sponsored by the Caprock Cultural Association. For information about upcoming events at the Heritage House, call 806-495-4148 or email ccarts@poka.comBill_O'Neal,_TX_state_historian_(2014)_DSCN1310

Jerry Barlow in Concert

Jerry Barlow

Jerry Barlow

Enjoy a lighthearted concert April 21, 2015 at the Heritage House in Post presented by nationally recognized musician and storyteller, Jerry Barlow. Come early for an informal wine and cheese reception beginning at 6 p.m. and be ready for some fun as Jerry shares traditional Celtic pieces and lively jigs starting at 6:30 p.m. Often heard on National Public Radio – we are fortunate to have a musician of this caliber in Post! The reception and concert are free.

This event is co-sponsored by Post Public Library and the Caprock Cultural Association. Funded in part by Xcel Energy.

Coupon Basics

Learn how to save money using coupons! This free workshop will be presented by Kristi Wink, our local coupon guru, Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 6:30 p.m., Heritage House, 109 No. Avenue N in Post. You’ll learn basic, simple rules to make couponing work for you! Call 806-495-4148 or email ccarts@poka.com for more information. The workshop is for adults only as there will be no accommodations for children.COUPONS

Sponsored by the Caprock Cultural Association and funded in part by Xcel Energy.

Concert & Documentary Premiere

Colleen Mallette, A Texas commission on the Arts touring artist will present a concert of Broadway show tunes at the Heritage House in Post May 4 at 6:00 p.m.

Collene Mallette

Collene Mallette

Following Colleen’s performance, the audience will view the premiere of the documentary “A Place Called Home” featuring local Girl Scout Troop 6416. The film documents the scouts’ work with shelter dogs from Post Animal Refuge Center and was filmed by members of the troop. Producer and director of the documentary was Jane Lindsay, Post resident and internationally acclaimed professional photographer.

Several local organizations have worked together on this project. Colleen’s performance is sponsored by the Post Public Library and the documentary was funded by the Caprock Cultural Association and Junior League of Lubbock.

The Heritage House is at 109 N. Avenue N in Post. For more information, contact the Caprock Cultural Association, 806-495-4148.GIRL SCOUT

Louis Curtiss Exhibit at the Snyder Chamber of Commerce

Curtiss Exhibit

Curtiss Exhibit

Rosa Latimer, Caprock Cultural Association Executive Director and Paula Hatfield, Chair of the Scurry County Historical Commission were special guests at the opening of the Louis Curtiss Exhibit at the Snyder Chamber of Commerce office. The traveling exhibit sponsored by the Caprock Cultural Association and funded by the Texas Historical Foundation, featured photographs of the diverse work of internationally renowned architect, Louis Curtiss who designed the Santa Fe Depot in Snyder, Post, Lubbock and Sweetwater. Only the Snyder and Post structures have survived.

Second Annual “Sit a Spell in Post” Outdoor Art Exhibit Scheduled

Sit A Spell in Post, Texas

In some communities it is brightly painted longhorn cattle, guitars, pigs…all sorts of things. However, because Post is a little more laid back, with a rich heritage to contemplate, you’ll soon see brightly painted chairs throughout town with and invitation to “Sit a Spell in Post.”

An art project planned in Post provides an opportunity for professional and emerging artists of all disciplines to put their talent on display as part of an outdoor exhibit, “Sit a Spell in Post.” The exhibit will be comprised of chairs decorated by area artists using original designs and the medium of their choice.

“Sit a Spell in Post” will literally bring art to the streets of our community!

Artists are invited to submit a concept using a color rendering no larger than 8.5” x 11”. The concept should represent the spirit or history of Post and/or Garza County and must be received by June 15, 2014. There is no entry fee. “Fifteen artists will be chosen to apply their concept to the chairs that will be displayed throughout the community,” said Rosa Latimer, Executive Director of Caprock Cultural Association, the organization sponsoring the exhibit. “Those artists chosen will each receive a $400 award.”

Artist, sponsors and the community will come together August 5 at the Heritage House for a reception and to celebrate completion of the exhibit. Immediately following, Garza County 4-H members will help install the chairs in the median of Main Street in Post.

The exhibit will remain until the end of October, 2014.

C. W. Post Birthday Celebration & Cereal Cook-Off

Community Birthday Photo

C.W. Post

The community is invited to the annual C. W. Post Birthday Celebration. October 26, 5:30 p.m. at the Heritage House. The event is free. This year the event will feature a cereal cook-off sponsored by the Post Area Chamber of Commerce. Refreshments and the judging of cook-off entries will be followed by a House Concert.

You are invited to prepare a dish made from Post cereal and bring to the party. Those attending will vote on their favorite and prizes will be given to the one voted best. We need your participation to make this a fun evening as we honor the Simpsons for their many years of involvement in the community and commemorate Mr. Post’s birthday. Call 806-495-4148 for more information or email ccarts@poka.com.

Administrative Professionals Day

To honor these special folks this year…bring them to our house for lunch!

The Heritage House, Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Delicious buffet: chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad, dessert & drink. Door prizes & lots of fun! $15.50/person. Reservations required by Noon, Monday, April 20. Call 495-4148 or email ccarts@poka.com

Hope to see you & your staff on the 23rd!

Grant Writing Workshop Set for April 17

At the Heritage House in Post

There is still time to register for the Grant Writing workshop at the Heritage House in Post, April 17.  Anyone who works for or holds a position of leadership for a non-profit is encouraged to attend to learn how to find appropriate grants and how to write a successful grant proposal.  The workshop is sponsored by the Texas Leadership Institute, a program of the Texas Center for Rural Entrepreneurship and hosted by the Caprock Cultural Association.

Read more at the Garza Post website.

Creative Writing Workshop

Everyone has a story to tell and you’ve probably said that you’ll write your story “someday.” Well, folks, “someday” is here! The Caprock Cultural Association is sponsoring creative writing classes for adults that will help you whether you want to get started writing or if you are already working on a writing project.

This fun, informal writing class is being offered at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., each Tuesday in February at The Heritage House. You choose the time that is best for you. To be sure participants receive the full benefit of the classes, registration is limited, so call today! The first class is February 1. Your total cost is $30 for four classes. To sign up or for more information, call 495-4148.