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August 8th, 2008
Kiwanis learns more about San Marcos High

The Kiwanis of San Marcos held their weekly meeting at Grin’s Restaurant at noon on Thursday. The group led by President Pam Cook as the group hosted speaker Josie Lucio from San Marcos High School; she was introduced by Delia Cruz-Fernandez. She showed a very detailed video tour of the new San Marcos High School and discussed the history of the school.

Lucio told the group about how San Marcos High School was tied in with the original Southwest Texas Normal College in 1941. Patty Sullivan was the first student to graduate from the school as she attended from 1933 to 1944. She discussed growth in the school district as Bonner Elementary was established in 1951 and the original Crockett Elementary was started in 1964. The high school on Highway 123 began in 1958, so after almost fifty years it was time for a new school for our Rattlers.

The new high school has over sixty new classrooms, fourteen science labs and rooms, one criminal justice area, one classroom for agriculture, and two health sciences rooms for a very active nursing program at San Marcos High School.

Lucio said, “I want to use the video to give you a peek into our beautiful new high school.” The video was well received by the group and it will soon be available to view in the next week on

The group noted that September 18th at 6 p.m. they will hold their annual Installation Banquet at the Price Center. They also discussed upcoming celebrations at the LBJ Museum in the square and more information on this event they urged members to call 512-353-3300. Moe Johnson told the group for a need of volunteers for upcoming run and biking events in our area. They also expressed thanks to Gary Job Corp for a job well done on the completion of renovations at the Kiwanis campground.

For information on joining the Kiwanis of San Marcos call President Pam Cook at 512-353-3383. The group meets every Thursday at noon at Grin’s Restaurant located at 802 North LBJ in San Marcos.

from Staff Reports


The group discussed issues in the San Marcos area.


Delia Cruz Fernandez and Josie Lucio talks to the group about their video presentation.


Lon Shell talks about construction at the campgrounds and the help they received from Gary Job Corp.

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