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Thursday, January 21st, 2010

City flags to fly at half-mast for Peña

To honor the late U.S. Army Captain Paul Peña, who was killed in military action this week in Afghanistan, San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz has ordered the San Marcos city flag to be flown at half-mast.

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

SMBA grad killed in Afghanistan campaign

A soldier from San Marcos lost his life this week in Afghanistan. U.S Army Captain Paul Peña, 27, was killed by an improvised explosive device as he travelled in the American Sector of Afghanistan. Peña participated in...

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

San Marcos Academy grad dies in Afghanistan

A San Marcos Academy and West Point graduate was killed in Afghanistan this week when he stepped on an improvised explosive device.

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

New veterans task force hopes to expand services

Hays County Commissioners have formed a veterans task force to evaluate the needs of county veterans and determine what additional services to provide. The main feature in the county's present service menu for veterans is a bus...

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Freethought San Marcos: Facing the truth about President Obama (Part 1)

Freethought San Marcos: A column by LAMAR W. HANKINS I voted for Barack Obama just over a year ago, not because I expected that his policies would be far different from those of his predecessor, but because...

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