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  • Celebrate the boomtown of Denison in the 1870-'80s at the Doc Holliday Festival on Saturday, April 30. Award-winning author and Holliday expert Victoria Wilcox will share the history of one of Denison's most famous residents. Doc practiced dentistry in Denison and went on to become one of the iconic gunfighters at the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona.
  • Join the Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site for the Texas Historical Commission’s annual Historic Sites Free Day on Sunday, May 1 from 10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The site staff will provide free tours during the event and refreshments from 10:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. All 20 Texas Historical Commission State Historic Sites will offer free admission on May 1.
  • Each May the Appraisal District sends the Notice of Appraised Value for all properties listed on the appraisal records to the owner of record as of January 1. This year, the notices will be mailed on May 2.
  • Martina Smith, a nurse, nutritionist and Kripalu Yoga Instructor, will speak at Creative Arts Center on Thursday, May 5 at 7:00 p.m. about some of the ways to prevent and forestall illness. Martina is also a Clinical Aromatherapist and Evidence-based Health Coach and holds a Master's Degree in Health Education. She believes her formal training "compliments the preventative aspects of health and wellness."
  • 1945 – The Dachau concentration camp is liberated by United States troops. Dachau concentration camp was the first of the Nazi concentration camps opened in Germany, intended to hold political prisoners. It is located on the grounds of an abandoned munitions factory northeast of the medieval town of Dachau, about 10 miles northwest of Munich in the state of Bavaria, in southern Germany. Opened in 1933 by Heinrich Himmler, its purpose was enlarged to include forced labor, and eventually, the imprisonment of Jews, ordinary German and Austrian criminals, and eventually foreign nationals from countries that Germany occupied or invaded. The Dachau camp system grew to include nearly 100 sub-camps, which were mostly work camps or "Arbeitskommandos," and were located throughout southern Germany and Austria. The camps were liberated by U.S. forces on 29 April 1945. Prisoners lived in constant fear of brutal treatment and terror detention including standing cells, floggings, the so-called tree or pole hanging, and standing at attention for extremely long periods. There were 32,000 documented deaths at the camp, and thousands that are undocumented.
  • Program prepares citizens for safer communities