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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 Peter C. Woods premieres Friday, May 2.

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...

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Graffiti led fire marshal to suspected fish hatchery arsonists

Graffiti left at the scene led Fire Marshal Ken Bell to three local teens charged with setting the blaze that severely damaged the century-old fish hatchery building at San Marcos Plaza Park.

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Latter day Elvis to perform at Jailhouse Rock Sept. 24

With the looks, the voice and the moves to recreate the excitement of a 1950’s Elvis Presley stage performance, Houston’s Ralph Elizondo will be the featured entertainer for “Jailhouse Rock,” the Sept. 24 event sponsored by the...

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