City Hall seeks input from residents on parks planning Reply

DS AllStartsHere sign CityHallDripping Springs – The City of Dripping Springs invites citizens living within the City of Dripping Springs, the Dripping Springs Extra Territorial Jurisdiction, or the Dripping Springs Independent School District to participate in a town hall meeting to express their opinions, wants, and needs regarding City owned and managed parks, the future development of open space in Dripping Springs, and recreational programs.

Two town hall meetings will be held: One on Thursday, July 11th at 6:30 pm at City Hall, located at 511 Mercer Street, Dripping Springs, Texas, 78620, and the second Wednesday, July 17th at 6:30 pm at the Belterra Welcome Center, located at 151 Trinity Hills Drive, Austin, Texas, 78737.

Feedback from the town hall meetings and a survey currently being conducted will assist the City in preparing the Dripping Springs Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Master Plan 2013-2023, which guides the City’s park development for the next 10 years.  The preliminary results of the survey will be presented at the town hall meetings.

To participate in the survey, visit the City of Dripping Springs website at www.cityofdrippingsprings.com.  A link to the survey is available on the City More…

Dripping Springs musician wins Western Swing Male Vocalist of the Year Reply

The City of Dripping Springs proclaims Alex Dormont and Hot Texas Swing Band Week

AWA Alex DormontThe Academy of Western Artists 17th annual Will Rogers Cowboy Awards took place on Saturday, Feb. 2nd at the American Airlines Training and Conference Center in Fort Worth.  The Academy honored local musician Alex Dormont with the Western Swing Male Vocalist of the Year award.  Past winners of this award include Leon Rausch, who sang with Bob Wills, Curtis Potter, and Billy Mata.

“I am thrilled to receive this award.  I love Western Swing Music and love to play dancehalls”, Dormont said.  Dormont has been in numerous bands including Ace in the Hole and Jimmy Day’s band.  He also appeared as the fiddler in the film “Lonesome Dove”.

On February 12, the City of Dripping Springs proclaimed at its City Council Meeting that February 10th-16th shall be known as Alex Dormont and Hot Texas Swing Band Week.  Mayor Todd Purcell read the proclamation which recognized Alex Dormont and The Hot Texas Swing Band for their musical contributions to western music and to the community of Dripping Springs.

Alex lives in Dripping Springs and has played music at local events for almost 30 years.  Alex and The Hot Texas Swing Band, have performed during the last year at the Wild West Fest Rodeo Dance, The Friends Foundation BBQ at the Salt Lick, the annual Heritage Gala at the Pound House, the new Mercer Street Dance Hall, the Oktoberfest Celebration on Mercer Street, and at Hill Country Care. They also play every second Sunday for “Drippin’ Daninc'” at the Barn at Bell Springs.

Visit the Hot Texas Swing Band web site at: www.HotTexasSwingBand.com or contact: Alex Dormont (512) 264-2182   AlexDormont@hillcountrytx.net

Learns more about the Academy of Western Artists awards: www.AWAawards.org