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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.

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Cobb swears in new Hays County Historical Commission

New and incumbent members of the Hays County Historical Commission were recently sworn to two-year terms by Hays County Judge Bert Cobb.

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Judge swears in new Historical Commission members

Newly appointed and re-appointed members of the Hays County Historical Commission posed in front of the statue of Jack C. Hays at the County Courthouse on Feb. 22, just in time for the March 1 anniversary of...

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, April 30th, 2010

Populism-themed fete honors firebrand Jim Hightower this weekend

The Wittliff Collections at Texas State University will host "The Living Spirit of Texas Populism: In Our Politics, In Our Culture” on Saturday honoring folksy firebrand Jim Hightower, the former state Agricultural Commissioner who will speak...

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Wittliff Collections to host Hightower

The Wittliff Collections will host “The Living Spirit of Texas Populism: In Our Politics, In Our Culture” Saturday to honor Jim Hightower's donation of his archives. Hightower is the featured speaker.

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

HCHC brings breakfast to HCSO

You have to get up pretty early in the morning to catch Hays County law enforcement officers to give them some breakfast. That's just what the Hays County Historical Commision did.

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Old jail an ‘architectural gem’

In his guest commentary, JIM CULLEN recalls pieces of the 124-year old building's colorful history.

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Architect chosen for historic jail restoration

An Austin-based firm with a history of preservation projects in Hays County will design the restoration of the old county jail, which has sat empty and deteriorating for decades on an overgrown lot on Fredericksburg Street in...

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

Historical commission welcomes new members

New members of the Hays County Historical Commissioned were recently welcomed by their peers.

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