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Hello everyone and welcome,

Austin just celebrated its first annual “Angers Day”. Most people in Texas don’t know that Angers is the sister city of Austin. In order to celebrate the rich cultural aspect of both cities, the Mayor of Angers, Christophe Béchu, came with an official delegation composed of some high-ranking business leaders to the French Legation Museum and were welcomed by Austin’s Mayor Steve Adler. The Heart of Texas Petanque Club was invited to the celebration because we were the pioneers with the game of petanque and went to Angers where we were welcomed by their officials and we played with the ASPTT petanque club.
Jim Schwobel represented the club and gave a cap of the club to the French Major not thinking that he would wear it but Christophe Bechu was so happy to know that petanque was also part of the cultural exchange with Austin, that he insisted on putting on the cap and taking pictures. We also had free petanque lessons and about fifty people enjoyed the game.  Angers was also celebrated by the win of  Damien Hureau who is from Angers and won the Petanque America Amelia Island annual Tournament.  Thank you to Micheal Hillis and David Bintiff for teaching at the French Legation Museum.

A+ Love Arsene.


On left, the Mayor of Angers France, Christophe Béchu


On left, Austin’s Mayor Steve Adler.


Cecile on right and Valerie on left.



In January 2015 we were welcomed by an official delegation at the Hotel de Ville in Angers.


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Damien Hureau on right won Amelia Island 2015!


Newspaper clips from when Damien used to play at the ASPTT in Angers.



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