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HONORING CIVIL RIGHTS HERO: San Marcos Mayor Daniel Guerrero, left, proclaims Jan. 16, 2012 as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in San Marcos in remembrance of the sacrifices King and others made for the Civil Rights movement. Left to right, front: Guerrero, Albert Armstead, David Peterson, Linda Kelsey-Jones, Betsy Singleton, John Navarrette and Dr. Miguel Guajardo; back row, left to right: San Marcos council member Jude Prather, Dr. Ed Mihalkanin, Ted Breihan, San Marcos council members Wayne Becak, Shane Scott, and John Thomaides, and Dr. John Oliver. PHOTO by DON ANDERS


The Dunbar Heritage Association will host a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Monday, Jan. 16 at 10:30 a.m. at the Hays County Courthouse. The event is open to the public.

The event will include a musical selection and guest speaker Terence Parker. Parker is the assistant director of Retention Management and Planning at Texas State University. Following the program there will be a march down LBJ Street to MLK Street. The march will end at Dunbar Recreation Center for a birthday reception.

“On Nov. 2, 1984, Ronald Reagan declared the third Monday of January as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day,” said Dunbar Heritage Association President Harvey Miller. “Everyone in the community is invited to help celebrate this great civil rights leader’s birthday.”

Parking will be available at the Dunbar Community Center, 801 MLK Drive, at 9:30 a.m. Vans will be running every 15 minutes to the Hays County Courthouse.

On Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 6:15 p.m., Texas State University’s Office Of Multicultural Student Affairs will sponsor an MLK celebration, which will include a march beginning at Old Main on campus and a reenactment of King’s “I Have a Dream Speech.”

Route of Jan. 16 MLK March.

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