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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 11th, 2016

Tip of Mexican sword discovered at Alamo dig site

Archaeologists in San Antonio have discovered the tip of a Mexican sword near the mission's south wall.

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Alamo dig yields remnants of Spanish colonial era wall

Spanish colonial adobe bricks discovered at a dig site in downtown San Antonio's Alamo Plaza may have comprised part of the mission's original western wall, researchers announced Monday.

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

The Alamo plays host this weekend to Texas Independence Day commemoration

Visitors can “Remember the Alamo” this weekend with interactive living history programming and special events to commemorate the 180th anniversary of the siege and battle of the Alamo.

Friday, December 11th, 2015

Museum to inaugurate endowment with shindig at the LBJ Ranch

Lyndon Baines Johnson’s daughters will serve as honorary chairs of a new endowment to support of the LBJ Museum of San Marcos in the city where the future president spent his formative years as a student at...

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Nationalist group wants Texas secession on GOP primary ballot

Texas already seceded once — in 1861. But the Texas Nationalist Movement wants a repeat a century and a half later, and thinks the March GOP primary is the place to start.

Monday, August 31st, 2015

After brief delay, UT-Austin removes Confederate statue

The Jefferson Davis statue will no longer cast a shadow on the University Texas main mall after its removal Sunday morning.

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.

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

Facing temporary restraining order, UT waits to remove Jefferson Davis statue

Facing a temporary restraining order, the University of Texas at Austin will delay its plan to relocate the statues of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and former U.S. President Woodrow Wilson.

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

UT to move Jefferson Davis statue to campus museum

Just days after an advisory panel recommended UT-Austin relocate some or all of its statues of Confederate leaders, university President Gregory Fenves announced that the statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis will soon have a new home.

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