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Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

‘Latin American School’ to be designated state historical landmark

The former Southside School that served Latino children in San Marcos before integration will be designated a state historical landmark.

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Hays County Historical Commission seeks applicants

The Hays County Historical Commission (HCHC) is currently accepting applications for new members through the end of this week.

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

San Marcos to induct three into Women’s Hall of Fame

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...

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Local WWII documentary screening in Dripping Springs

Dripping Springs residents Travis Garnett and Bradley Davis are among the World War II veterans featured in the documentary film “Hays County in World War II,” which will be shown free of charge next Monday.

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

With Aquarena fading quickly into history, documentary remembers the magic

With the dismantling of the Sky Spiral just a few days ago and the removal of the submarine theater structures from Spring Lake in late May, little remains of Aquarena Springs Amusement Park, one of the state’s...

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Little wooden jail a reminder of Kyle’s rowdy past

It’s hard to imagine now, but Kyle used to be a rollicking little frontier town with saloons and regular drunken brawls in the streets. According to the local history books, as the new town of Kyle grew...

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Hays County Historical Commission to screen Vox Pop Tuesday

On Tuesday, the Hays County Historical Commission will screen its newest documentary, Vox Pop: The Story of Parks Johnson.

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Hays Historical Commission to screen Buck Winn documentary

The Hays County Historical Commission will screen its documentary on the life and work of Wimberley artist Buck Winn at 7 p.m. Jan. 23 at the San Marcos Public Library.

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Three chosen for San Marcos Women’s Hall of Fame

Three local women with a combined total of more than 80 years of volunteer service will be honored at the annual San Marcos Women’s Hall of Fame recognition program on Nov. 2.

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Latter day Elvis to perform at Jailhouse Rock Sept. 24

With the looks, the voice and the moves to recreate the excitement of a 1950’s Elvis Presley stage performance, Houston’s Ralph Elizondo will be the featured entertainer for “Jailhouse Rock,” the Sept. 24 event sponsored by the...

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