Storytelling set in Bee County schools
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In keeping with George West Storyfest tradition, storytellers will go out into the schools this Friday, Nov. 6.

This year students at Thomas Jefferson Elementary, Hall Elementary, and FMC Elementary in Beeville will hear storyteller Larry Thompson, and students in the Pawnee schools will hear storyteller Consuelo Samarripa.

Thompson will also be on hand to tell stories to the students at St. Mary’s Charter School in the afternoon while Samarripa will tell stories at the First Baptist Church School.

Larry Thompson has been in front of audiences for 25 years, telling stories to adults and children alike.

Thompson is at home helping the audience laugh, learn, and let loose. He tells cowboy tales, folk tales, and home-grown tales and guarantees to make the audience smile. His newest book, “Wild West—Plastic Cowboys and Indians Have Feelings Too,” is a collection of western stories.

He is past president of the San Antonio Storytelling Association.

Consuelo Samrripa, a second-generation Texan born in the West Side barrio of San Antonio, is a storyteller, folklorist, author, performing artist, and speaker.

She founded, produced, and directed the first Tejas Hispanic Storytelling Concert.

Consuelo loves to share the richness of her Mexican culture and her primary language, Spanish, using her own unique bilingual blends.

For more information on these storytellers and the 21st Annual George West Storyfest, visit”

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