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April 14th, 2010
San Marcos celebrated as 'Texas Treasure'

041210treasuresFront, left to right: Ollie Giles, Jane Moss, Ofelia Vasquez-Philo, John Foreman, Deputy Executive Director of the Texas Historical Commission Terry Colley, and Janis Hendrix. Back row, left to right: San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz, Chuck Swallow, City Council Members Kim Porterfield and John Thomaides, Kelly Franks, and Ken Moss.  Photo by Don Anders.

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San Marcos was recently designated a “Texas Treasures Community” by First Lady Anita Perry. The First Lady’s Texas Treasure Awards, originated by the Texas Historical Commission, are given to towns in recognition of their excellence in historic preservation and for the individuals and local organizations that work hard to preserve the town’s authentic Texas sense of place.

The designation was celebrated at last week’s city council meeting. Among those on hand to celebrate were local luminaries Ollie Giles and Ofelia Vasquez-Philo, Mainstreet Program Director Kelly Franks and the Deputy Executive Director of the Texas Historical Commission Terry Colley.

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