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Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Commissioners observe bicentennial birthday of Hays County’s namesake

The Hays County Commissioners Court and Hays County Historical Commission on Tuesday celebrated the upcoming bicentennial birthday of the county’s namesake, Col. John Coffee Hays.

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, October 8th, 2015

Downtown Award nominees announced by San Marcos Main Street program

The city of San Marcos’ Main Street program has announced finalists for its annual Downtown Awards, chosen by popular vote from more than 900 community nominations.

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.

Monday, October 13th, 2014

‘Tales and Tours’ proposes a stroll through San Marcos history

Each October, the stories of people interred at the San Marcos Cemetery are retold to new audiences during guided pedestrian tours that highlight a revolving cast of noteworthy forebearers.

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...

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Court honors Sims on her 90th birthday

The commissioners court this week adopted a resolution honoring longtime former Hays County Treasurer Dorothy “Dottie” Payne Sims, who turned 90 years old on Sept. 11.

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.

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