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Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

San Marcos CISD trustees reduce sale price for Lamar Annex

FULL ACCESS FOR PRO MEMBERS | Even with the 7.5 percent decrease approved on Monday, the sale price amounts to $617,093 per acre for the site of the former Coronal Institute and an earlier San Marcos High School.

Monday, October 13th, 2014

‘Tales and Tours’ proposes a stroll through San Marcos history

Each October, the stories of people interred at the San Marcos Cemetery are retold to new audiences during guided pedestrian tours that highlight a revolving cast of noteworthy forebearers.

Monday, July 21st, 2014

SMCISD trustees ponder sale of old high school, Coronal Institute site [PRO]

San Marcos CISD trustees today will consider offers to buy the Lamar Annex property, a 5.2-acre tract situated about ⅓ mile from the courthouse square and ½ mile from the heart of Texas State University’s campus.

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Documentary premiere kicks off historical weekend

For the most elaborate effort yet in a series of local history documentaries, the Hays County Historical Commission commissioned — and then destroyed — a full-scale replica of a Union gunboat. The documentary on Confederate war hero...

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Behold: The beautiful, heartbreaking ruins of Aquarena Springs

On the surface, the park's attractions seemed almost random. Where else could you visit a replica Spanish mission, cruise the skies in a European-style gondola, play tic-tac-toe with a chicken, watch a pig swim and gaze upon...

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Historical commission builds, destroys Civil War gunboat for documentary

In the most elaborate effort yet in a series of local history documentaries, the Hays County Historical Commission recently commissioned — and then destroyed — a full-scale replica of a Union gun boat for a film on...

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