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Monday, August 29th, 2016

Hays County Historical Commission wins state award

The commissioners court presented the Hays County Historical Commission with the Texas Historical Commission’s Distinguished Service Award for its accomplishments last year.

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Hays County Historical Commission looking for old photos of early Kyle

The Hays County Historical Commission will collect historical images of the city of Kyle during a photo roundup event 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27 at Kyle City Hall, 100 Center Street.

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Hays County Historical Commission wins state award for ‘concerted efforts to preserve’

The Hays County Historical Commission has again been honored with the Texas Historical Commission’s Distinguished Service Award for local groups that “demonstrate concerted efforts to preserve the history and character of Texas.”

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Documentary premiere kicks off historical weekend

For the most elaborate effort yet in a series of local history documentaries, the Hays County Historical Commission commissioned — and then destroyed — a full-scale replica of a Union gunboat. The documentary on Confederate war hero...

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Historical commission builds, destroys Civil War gunboat for documentary

In the most elaborate effort yet in a series of local history documentaries, the Hays County Historical Commission recently commissioned — and then destroyed — a full-scale replica of a Union gun boat for a film on...

Monday, July 15th, 2013

San Marcos Latino cemetery earns its place in history

Adjoining the San Marcos River, the Mexican-American burial site called Cementerio del Rio recently received designation as a landmark by the state’s historical commission.

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

‘Latin American School’ to be designated state historical landmark

The former Southside School that served Latino children in San Marcos before integration will be designated a state historical landmark.

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Local WWII documentary screening in Dripping Springs

Dripping Springs residents Travis Garnett and Bradley Davis are among the World War II veterans featured in the documentary film “Hays County in World War II,” which will be shown free of charge next Monday.

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Historical commission honored by state

The Hays County Commissioners Court last month presented a Distinguished Service Award on behalf of the Texas Historical Commission to the Hays County Historical Commission for its work last year.

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

With Aquarena fading quickly into history, documentary remembers the magic

With the dismantling of the Sky Spiral just a few days ago and the removal of the submarine theater structures from Spring Lake in late May, little remains of Aquarena Springs Amusement Park, one of the state’s...

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