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Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Law targeting Texas State students ensnares Marine vets

An ordinance intended to keep Texas State University students and other young people from disturbing the peace of single-family neighborhoods has ensnared three former U.S. Marines who were twice deployed together in the Iraq the Afghanistan wars and want to live together as civilians.

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

War hero honored with key to the city

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta, left, recipient of the Medal of Honor for valor in Afghanistan in 2007, was recently honored with the key to the city by San Marcos council members Jude Prather and Chris...

Saturday, January 8th, 2011

U.S. Marine back from Afghanistan found dead in Buda

A 25-year-old U.S. Marine who recently returned from a tour to Afghanistan was found dead inside a Buda home Wednesday morning, police say.

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Commentary: Serving our veterans

In this commentary, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-Austin) notes the approach of Memorial Day by saying the federal government can, and has, improved services for military veterans.

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

Ride 2 Recovery to arrive in San Marcos Tuesday

War veterans suffering combat-induced maladies such as amputations and traumatic brain injury will arrive in San Marcos Tuesday as part of the 350-mile Ride 2 Recovery initiated by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.

Friday, March 12th, 2010

Peace Corps workers will lecture on Turkemenistan

A former San Marcos library worker and his wife have returned home after a two-year stint with the Peace Corps in Turkmenistan. They will give a talk on their experiences in that country at the San Marcos...

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Photo Gallery: Capt. Paul Peña Memorial Service

Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division stand at parade rest next to the U.S. flag draped casket of Capt. Paul Peña, a San Marcos native who was killed in Afghanistan on Jan. 19. A memorial service was...

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Governor orders county flags at half-mast for Peña

Texas Governor Rick Perry has issued a directive that all flags in San Marcos and Hays County be flown at half mast Friday, in honor of the late U.S. Army Captain Paul Peña, who died in the...

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Hundreds line streets for Peña procession

Hundreds lined San Marcos streets on Tuesday as a motorcade carrying the body of U.S. Army Capt. Paul Peña passed through town under police escort.

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

San Marcos turns out to honor fallen Peña

Emotions were strong in San Marcos Tuesday as the body of the late U.S. Army Captain Paul Peña made its way through the streets of the city after landing earlier in the day at Randolph Air Force...

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