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Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Bartee Haile: Roosevelt rallies his Rough Riders in San Antonio

Hundreds of “Rough Riders” descended on San Antonio on May 5, 1898 itching to lend Teddy Roosevelt a hand in kicking the Spaniards out of Cuba.

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

San Marcos crowd welcomed Rough Rider Roosevelt back to Texas

Columnist BARTEE HAILE recounts the U.S. president’s whistle stop tour through the Lone Star state, including a stop in San Marcos where he remarked, “I can see that this town has more than its share of pretty...