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Lyndon B. Johnson


Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Remembering Camelot: Curator seeks to capture fascination with American ‘royalty’

From glamorous to intensely serious, Jacques Lowe, John F. Kennedy’s personal photographer, captured the real-life moments of JFK’s campaign, family life and White House. Unfortunately, the negatives to Lowe’s photographs were stored in a bank vault at the World Trade Center and destroyed in the tragic events on Sept. 11, 2001.

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

‘Once-in-a-lifetime’ JFK collection coming to San Marcos

With the 50th anniversary of president John F. Kennedy’s assassination on the horizon, True Vineyard Ministries and prolific Kennedy collector Frank Harvey are teaming up to bring a rare collection to San Marcos that will give viewers...

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Robert L. Hardesty, 1931 to 2013

At LBJ’s side, Robert L. Hardesty had front seat to history

Monday, July 8th, 2013

Former Texas State president, LBJ aide Robert L. Hardesty dies at 82

Robert L. Hardesty, the seventh president of Texas State University and a confidant of U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson has died at the age of 82.

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

City to break ground Jan. 21 on LBJ-MLK Crossroads

The city of San Marcos and the LBJ-MLK Crossroads Memorial Committee will host a groundbreaking ceremony for a new sculpture commemorating the civil rights legacy of President Lyndon Baines Johnson and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at...

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Redesigned presidential library brings LBJ to new generations

All but three of the library's permanent exhibits were rebuilt to appeal to generations not yet born when Johnson occupied the White House from 1963 to 1969.

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

LBJ Museum lights Christmas tree tonight

The Lyndon Baines Johnson Museum of San Marcos, 131 North Guadalupe St., is celebrating its sixth anniversary with a public reception and tree lighting ceremony 6-7 p.m. today.

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Audio: The fading Texas twang

These days, "talking Texan" sounds a whole lot different than it did just a few decades ago.

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Why Longhorns owe their survival in part to Oklahoma

It might not be the safest week to mention this, but here goes: The Texas longhorns owe their survival in large part to Oklahoma.

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Hays County Democrats to host annual LBJ Bash

The Hays County Democratic Party kicks off its annual LBJ Birthday Bash and Fundraiser on 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, at Kyle’s Texas Old Town.

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