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October 31st, 2012
San Marcos to induct three into Women’s Hall of Fame

Mayor Daniel Guerrero proclaims this week Women in San Marcos Week. The city of San Marcos and a City Clerk’s special committee will induct a new class into the Marcos Women’s Hall of Fame. Pictured left to right: Mayor Guerrero Daniel, Pat Murdock, Ofelia Vasquez-Philo, Margie Villalpando, (back) Marsha Moore, city council member Shane Scott and Tammy Cook. PHOTO by DON ANDERS


The City of San Marcos will celebrate the accomplishments of three local women by inducting them into the Women’s Hall of Fame during a ceremony 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins.

Mitsie Benton, Linda Coker and Anna Martinez Boling will be this year’s inductees. They are being honored for their many noteworthy contributions to the quality of life in the community.

Benton is a San Marcos Chamber of Commerce ambassador who will be honored as “Top Ambassador of the Year” for five consecutive years.

Coker’s passion for service reflects in her work on the Hays County Historical Commission, the Heritage Association of San Marcos, the San Marcos Library Board and her work with the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society.

Martinez-Boling combines community service with an active private law practice and involvement in such professional organizations as the Hays County Bar Association and the Hill Country Collaborative Law Group. She also serves on the board of directors of el Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos, served as chair for PALS’ 2012 Pet Fest silent auction and was a member of the Board of Directors of the Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center from 2004 to 2008.

The San Marcos Women’s Hall of Fame began in 1984 to honor women for their volunteerism and leadership in the community. Since its inception, 116 women have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. 

Criteria for selection includes volunteerism in multiple areas of service, meeting the needs of the community, demonstrating initiative, influencing positive change and going beyond the call of duty.

For more information, contact the San Marcos City Clerk’s Office at 393-8091.

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