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Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Revolution descendants observe Washington’s birthday

Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution celebrated the 281st birthday of the founder of our nation on Feb. 22 with a special proclamation from Mayor Daniel Guerrero honoring George Washington.

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Texas State scientist contributes to major exhibit on peace medals

F. Kent Reilly III, professor of anthropology at Texas State University, is helping to mount an exhibition of peace medals, the largest collection ever assembled, at the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Okla. The exhibit will run from...

Friday, January 28th, 2011

The Weekend: A chance to remember Paine

With no real football to track this weekend, it's a good time for doing something else. Like remembering Thomas Paine, whose best selling pamphlets stoked the American Revolution. He donated the proceeds to the revolution, then died...

Friday, August 20th, 2010

The Weekend: Hot art, hot music, hot theater and, uh, more hot heat

My, oh, my, it's going to be a hot weekend. There's plenty of blazing music, hot art and sultry theater. And temperatures? Considerably warm.

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

Hays CISD has leveling ceremony for new schools

More than 100 students, teachers, Masons and elected officials gathered together on July 31 to celebrate the opening of two new Hays CISD elementary schools with a symbolic "leveling" ceremony.

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.

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

George Washington receives city honor

We cannot tell a lie. One of the founding fathers, first president of the U. S. George Washington, was recently commemorated by the City of San Marcos in honor of his birthday on Feb. 22. Accepting the...

Friday, July 17th, 2009

The Weekend: Celebrate ice cream, tunes

The weekend for celebrating National Ice Cream Day is going to be hot in more ways than one. Who woulda thunk it? Live music at San Marcos mainstays like Triple Crown always helps.

Monday, June 9th, 2008

From Hays CISD: Cornerstones laid for two new schools

Two new Hays CISD elementary schools are on their way to opening in August with the leveling of their cornerstones late last month.

Monday, February 18th, 2008

Presidents Day

Presidents Day brought reminders that the presidency is as much about accidental circumstance as individual greatness.