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Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Capitol may finally get African-American monument

After more than 20 years of efforts to place a monument to African-Americans on Capitol grounds "littered" with Confederate tributes, state lawmakers have approved $1.5 million that should bring the African-American Texans memorial monument to fruition.

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

San Marcos to be featured on KLRU ‘Juneteenth’ program

Austin public television station KLRU will feature the African-American experience in San Marcos this week during the station's Juneteenth Jamboree.

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Juneteenth celebrations continue with Saturday parade

San Marcos community organizations will celebrate Juneteenth from June 10 through June 19, 2011 with banquets, BBQ cook-off, parade, games and music to celebrate the 146th anniversary of the day that Texas slaves learned they were free...

Friday, June 18th, 2010

The Weekend: Dad gets his day, you get parades

This weekend will be more fun than a basket full of tomatoes, and some of those luscious red fruits are part of the festivities. It's Father's Day on Sunday. Juneteeth celebrations abound. And of course, the Hill...

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

San Marcos gears up to celebrate Juneteenth

A cake walk, a parade, a charity cook-off and more are all scheduled as San Marcos prepares to celebrate Juneteenth this weekend. On June 19, 1865, Union troops arrived in Galveston to announce and enforce the Emancipation...

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Juneteenth recalls freeing of Texas slaves

The Juneteenth Celebration in San Marcos last weekend gave another opportunity to reflect on the ending of slavery, as well as changing racial relations in San Marcos and across Texas.

Friday, June 19th, 2009

The Weekend: Fodder for Father's Day

Lots of treats are on tap locally for Father's Day Weekend. Among them are Ponty Bone and the Squeezetones (above) Saturday night at Cheatham Street Warehouse. Friday night, New York Times bestselling author David Sedaris is appearing...

Monday, June 15th, 2009

Juneteenth celebrations returning to San Marcos

Juneteenth, which commemorates the day slavery ended in Texas, will be celebrated in San Marcos from June 19-21.