by Franklin Houston
It is with great sadness that we bid farewell to David Houston, who passed away on May 18, just 17 days short of his 97th birthday. David was born on June 4, 1921, in Wichita Falls, Texas, and grew up in Texas and New Mexico during the Great Depression. He left college to serve as an Army medic in WWII.
In March of this year the International Folk Culture Center at Our Lady of the Lake University, under the leadership of director Lissa Bengtson, hosted the 60th San Antonio Folk Dance Festival (SAFDF) founded by Nelda Guerrero Drury.
The Texas International Folkdance (TIFD) Board met February 24. On the agenda were a wrap-up of Texas Camp 2017, working on building the member base, assigning officer positions for 2018, and more.