Texas Lutheran University building new Center for the Performing Arts

Texas Lutheran University will soon begin construction on the new Caroline M. Weston Center for the Performing Arts building. This will be an expansion on the existing Jackson Auditorium. Construction will begin over the next few months and the university is hopeful the dramatic media program will be in the new facility by August of next year, with TLU’s School of Music to follow shortly after.

The TLU School of Music portion of this project will include the construction of a 32,000 square foot, two-story building that will adjoin the north side of Jackson Auditorium. This building will house faculty offices and studios, rehearsal halls and individual rooms for students to practice.

The TLU Dramatic Media department portion of the project will include the construction of a 6,2000 square foot studio theater that will adjoin Jackson Auditorium on the south side. This theater will include a site for live theater and video production as well as seating for about 200 people.

The project will also include renovations to the first and second floors of Jackson Auditorium, including an expansion of the restroom facilities on the lower level.
These additions will be a wonderful opportunity for Texas Lutheran University to continue to grow the love and appreciation for music and the arts in the community as well as students and alumni of the university.

The artist rendering photo below illustrate how the new PAC footprint will be incorporated into the existing Jackson Auditorium.

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Seguin’s ZDT to be featured on Travel Channel

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Seguin’s very own amusement park, ZDT, will be featured on the Travel Channel tonight at 7 pm! Bert the Conqueror is a thrill seeker that goes across the country to test out thrill rides and his quest landed him in Seguin for the Switchback, the parks wooden rollercoaster that opened in October of last year.

The Switchback is unique because it includes banking at more than 90 degrees, a reversing spike and riders even go backwards! ZDT’s Switchback is the first modern wooden roller coaster, part of the appeal for Bert the Conqueror to test it out! To see his quest to conquer the Switchback, tune in tonight, August 30th at 7 pm on the Travel Channel!