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Monday, November 28th, 2011

Free concert to honor troops slated Wednesday

The Academic Avenue Foundation will host a live musical concert at the Texas Music Theater on Nov. 30 to honor members of the U.S. armed forces.

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Three citizens awarded with keys to the city

City Council Member Jude Prather, assisted by Council Member Shane Scott, presented keys to the city to three citizens in a special ceremony at City Hall this week.

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...

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...

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Prather announces run for city council

San Marcos Planning and Zoning Commissioner Jude Prather, a former city council candidate, announced his candidacy for the council seat being vacated by Gaylord Bose. Prather lost the 2007 election to Bose by three votes.

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

International man of comedy comes to town

The career of comedian Tom Rhodes has been one long travelogue of adventures, some of which you can hear for yourself when Corridor Comedy brings him to J's Bistro, 202 North LBJ Drive, Wednesday at 8 p.m.

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.

Friday, April 30th, 2010

San Marcos council to consider Buie changes

A number of zoning changes on the Buie Tract will go before the San Marcos City Council next Tuesday night as the property owners seek to build multi-family housing over environmentally sensitive property.

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.

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Commissioners honor fallen San Marcos soldier

The Hays County Commissioners Court honored Paul Peña, the San Marcos Baptist Academy graduate who died in action last month in the American Sector of Afghanistan.

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