Mayor Susan Narvaiz proclaims June 19-21 as “Juneteenth Weekend” in San Marcos in celebration of the holiday that commemorates the freeing of Texas slaves announced on June 19, 1865—two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued by President Abraham Lincoln. Pageants, cook-offs, a parade, celebrity cake auction, games, tournaments, car show, music and other festivities are sponsored by the Dunbar Heritage Association, Juneteenth Cake Auction Committee, and Juneteenth Charity Cook-Off Committee at Dunbar Park (Thursday) and City Park (Friday and Saturday). For more information go to www.juneteenthsanmarcos.com . L-R front are Mayor Narvaiz, David Peterson, Rose Brooks, Mittie Miller, Harvey Miller, Theresa Reese, Michael Armstead and Ernest Valdez III. Back row: Council Members Daniel Guerrero, Gaylord Bose, Pam Couch and Chris Jones.