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  • Holly Simone Cantu has been named Photographer of the Month for August, 2014, at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge. photo by Holly Simone Cantu
  • On Saturday, August 30, the Creative Arts Center will present a workshop with well-known portrait artist Gregory Conlin of Denton. "The Principles of Free Hand Drawing - A Methodical Approach to Proportion, Tone and Composition, As Applied to the Portrait and Still Life" will be taught in black and white with graphite, charcoal and/or pastel. The cost of the workshop is $65 and a supply list is available upon request. Advance registration is required with payment.
  • NYT best-selling author Deborah Crombie to deliver keynote
  • Children's Theatre has finally come to Allen. Allen Community Theatre's first children's summer production Feliciana Feydra LeRoux opens August 14 with evening and matinee performances through August 31.
  • First week of the month plant beans, cucumbers, squash and corn -- Middle of the month plant broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts -- Late in the month plant leafy and root vegetables such as spinach, carrots, beets, turnips
  • 1966 – Charles Whitman kills 16 people at the University of Texas at Austin before being killed by the police. Charles Joseph Whitman (June 24, 1941 – August 1, 1966) was an American engineering student and former U.S. Marine, who killed 16 people and wounded 32 others in a spree shooting in and around the Tower of the University of Texas in Austin on the afternoon of August 1, 1966. Three people were shot and killed inside the university's tower and eleven others were murdered after Whitman fired at random from the 28th-floor observation deck of the Main Building. Whitman was shot and killed by Austin police officer Houston McCoy. Prior to the shootings at the University of Texas, Whitman had murdered both his wife and mother in Austin. The shooting would remain the deadliest shooting on a U.S. college campus until the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007.