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Kate Johnson

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Commissioners observe bicentennial birthday of Hays County’s namesake

The Hays County Commissioners Court and Hays County Historical Commission on Tuesday celebrated the upcoming bicentennial birthday of the county’s namesake, Col. John Coffee Hays.

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Hays County Historical Commission wins state award

The commissioners court presented the Hays County Historical Commission with the Texas Historical Commission’s Distinguished Service Award for its accomplishments last year.

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Hays County Historical Commission looking for old photos of early Kyle

The Hays County Historical Commission will collect historical images of the city of Kyle during a photo roundup event 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27 at Kyle City Hall, 100 Center Street.

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Hays County turns out for ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ en masse

Dozens of residents gathered on the old courthouse square last week for a thorough dousing with frigid water in a group version of the omnipresent “Ice Bucket Challenge.”

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Hays County Historical Commission wins state award for ‘concerted efforts to preserve’

The Hays County Historical Commission has again been honored with the Texas Historical Commission’s Distinguished Service Award for local groups that “demonstrate concerted efforts to preserve the history and character of Texas.”

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Documentary premiere kicks off historical weekend

For the most elaborate effort yet in a series of local history documentaries, the Hays County Historical Commission commissioned — and then destroyed — a full-scale replica of a Union gunboat. The documentary on Confederate war hero...

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Historical commission builds, destroys Civil War gunboat for documentary

In the most elaborate effort yet in a series of local history documentaries, the Hays County Historical Commission recently commissioned — and then destroyed — a full-scale replica of a Union gun boat for a film on...

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Renovations continue on historic Kyle depot

The Kyle train depot, from the old days (City of Kyle photo). STAFF REPORT KYLE — Renovations continue to the historic Kyle train depot, which returned downtown to much fanfare 10 years ago after decades of use...

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, February 19th, 2013

Cobb swears in new Hays County Historical Commission

New and incumbent members of the Hays County Historical Commission were recently sworn to two-year terms by Hays County Judge Bert Cobb.

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