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July 4

Monday, July 9th, 2012

Photos: Independence Day at Spring Lake Hills

The Spring Lake Hills neighborhood celebrated Independence Day with its sixth annual July 4 parade and party. A parade on Mimosa Circle drew entries ranging from antique automobiles to ATVs to kids' bikes as flag-waving neighbors watched from lawn chairs along the procession's route.

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Where to see July 4 fireworks in Hays County

Fourth of July fireworks displays are scheduled in San Marcos, Kyle, Buda and Dripping Springs this year.

Monday, June 27th, 2011

San Marcos cancels fireworks, Kyle says they’re still on

The city of San Marcos has cancelled its public fireworks display for Summerfest on July 4 as other area communities also suspended plans for Independence Day fireworks. The city of Kyle says it will continue its show.

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Commissioners call fireworks ban

On the recommendation of Hays County Fire Marshal Mark Chambers, Hays County commissioners have called a burn ban, which they expect to run through the July 4 holiday.

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

Summerfest features cute costume contest winners

All the participants in the SummerFest Chidren's Parade and Costume Contest are winners, but some won a few prizes at the Independence Day celebration in San Marcos.

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Reflections on National Hispanic Heritage Month

Kyle Mayor MIKE GONZALEZ says Americans united by “patriotic hearts as long as the love of freedom exists.”

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

Three musical acts take the stage at San Marcos Summerfest today

Live music on the San Marcos River is a traditional element of San Marcos’ 4th of July Summerfest celebration and the 29th annual event today will be no exception, organizers say.

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

Kiddos invited to join Summerfest children’s parade today

Area youngsters are invited to don red, white and blue and join the procession today for the 29th annual San Marcos Summerfest Children’s Parade and patriotic costume contest.