SUBMITTED PHOTO by IRIS CAMPBELL
Members of the San Marcos Masonic Lodge No. 342 presented four Texas flags that had flown over the state capitol to the local SMCISD elementary schools in observance of Texas Public School Week. Student delegates from Bowie, Crockett, De Zavala and Travis Elementary schools were on hand to receive the flags and certificates from Dr. Robert Northcutt and Bennie Hudson, Master of the Lodge. A student choir from the hosting school — Bowie Elementary — performed two songs for a student audience, teachers, Superintendent Patty Shafer and school board members Judy Allen and Kathy Hansen. Texas Public School Week was established in 1950 by the Masonic Lodges of Texas to recognize contributions made by the state’s free system of education.