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January 14th, 2011
City offices closed Monday for MLK Day


The city of San Marcos offices, including city hall, the public library, activity center and utility offices, will be closed Monday, Jan. 17 for observance of the holiday celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.

Texas Disposal Systems will continue to operate its usual trash and recycling routes. The Dunbar Heritage Association will host the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 17 at the Hays County Courthouse followed by a march down S. LBJ Drive to MLK Jr. Drive to Dunbar Community Center. The public is invited to participate.

Former Mayor David Chiu will serve as master of ceremonies at the Hays County Courthouse. The program will include a musical selection by Alaric Robertson of First Baptist Church as well as guest speaker William Norris of the Pride of San Marcos Lodge 494. Following the program there will be a march down LBJ Drive to Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive. The march will end at Dunbar Center for a birthday reception and MLK display.

The Dunbar Heritage Association invites participants to park at the Dunbar Center, 801 MLK Drive, at 9:30 a.m. Vans will run every 15 minutes to the Hays County Courthouse. The Calaboose African American History Museum at 200 MLK Drive will also be open and feature local exhibits of San Marcos pioneers.

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