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Friday, November 19th, 2010

The Weekend: Pinocchio, lights, dance and big wheels keep on turnin'

We get the first big Christmas tree lighting of the season this weekend, as well as visit from Pinocchio, Cowboy Kringle, Shakespeare, Greazy Wheels, and many more. It's all leading up to Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Republic of Texas groups dedicate tree marker

Elected officials and members of the Sons of the Republic of Texas, the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and the Hays County Historical Commission were joined by area National Honor Society students and interested citizens Nov....

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

Old First Baptist Church supporters hope for community center

San Marcos city officials say the old First Baptist Church on MLK Drive is unsafe and out of compliance with the law. Supporters of preserving the old building say they're working on bringing the building into compliance,...

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Letter to the editor: Save the First Baptist Church

In this letter to the editor, Hays County Historical Commission Chair Kate Johnson implores the people of San Marcos to keep the city from tearing down the First Baptist Church in the Dunbar Historic District.

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Cecil Clark is subject of new 'Voices of Hays County'

The latest oral history documentary from the Hays County Historical Commission (HCHC) features Cecil Clark, a Buda area resident for almost a century.

Friday, June 4th, 2010

Commission’s ninth oral history features descendant of Pleasant Wimberley

The great-grandson of Pleasant Wimberley will be featured June 12 in the "Voices of Hays County History" series of oral history interviews sponsored by the Hays County Historical Commission.

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

New 'Voices of Hays County' documentary features Harper sisters

Winnie Harper Moyer and Minnie Harper are descendants of one of the oldest families in Hays County. They reflect on life in Hays County in the latest "Voices of Hays County" video documentary sponsored by the Hays...

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Johnson to be awarded at historic preservation conference

Hays County Historical Commission Chair Kate Johnson will receive the Ben Shepperd County Historical Commission Leadership Award at the upcoming annual Historic Preservation Conference in Houston.

Friday, March 12th, 2010

The Weekend: We're in the chips, and the tunes

The weekend is filled with the sound of music, and the crack of the old bat, and the crunch of the old chip. And pie. Or pie. We've seen more loaded weekends around here, and they'll be...

Friday, March 12th, 2010

The Weekend: We’re in the chips, and the tunes

The weekend is filled with the sound of music, and the crack of the old bat, and the crunch of the old chip. And pie. Or pie. We've seen more loaded weekends around here, and they'll be...

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