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Thursday, January 21st, 2010

City flags to fly at half-mast for Peña

To honor the late U.S. Army Captain Paul Peña, who was killed in military action this week in Afghanistan, San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz has ordered the San Marcos city flag to be flown at half-mast.

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

SMBA grad killed in Afghanistan campaign

A soldier from San Marcos lost his life this week in Afghanistan. U.S Army Captain Paul Peña, 27, was killed by an improvised explosive device as he travelled in the American Sector of Afghanistan. Peña participated in...

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

New veterans task force hopes to expand services

Hays County Commissioners have formed a veterans task force to evaluate the needs of county veterans and determine what additional services to provide. The main feature in the county's present service menu for veterans is a bus...

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Phoenix Center holds special graduation ceremony

Even in the midst of scurrying around, moving the Phoenix Learning Center to its new locale and preparing for a busy new school year, San Marcos CISD administrators still found time to arrange a special graduation.

Friday, August 28th, 2009

Hays County welcomes returning deputy

Hays County Deputy Luke Lysek is returning to his job with the Hays County Sheriff’s Office after a recent deployment to Iraq.

Monday, March 9th, 2009

Back from Iraq, Prather says he’s running again for city council seat

Prather, who narrowly lost his first run two years ago, is set to face Lisa Marie Coppoletta for a seat currently held by council member Pam Couch.

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

Farewell ceremony held for Army Reserve members

Residents and city government officials joined military families Saturday morning in saying farewell to 22 members of the 363rd Quartermaster Battalion, an Army Reserve unit headquartered across the street from City Hall. The soldiers will join the...

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