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Martin Luther King Jr.

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Commentary: How ‘Selma’ misses the mark on my father’s Civil Rights record

In a guest commentary, LUCI BAINES JOHNSON writes, “While it is crucial to recognize that African-Americans' sacrifice and service were unparalleled, it is also important to know that they were not alone.”

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

Museum director skewers LBJ’s portrayal in ‘Selma’ movie

Despite its critical acclaim, the new movie Selma, which depicts the relationship between Martin Luther King Jr. and President Lyndon B. Johnson, is getting pushback from some in Johnson's home state.

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Week-long series celebrates Civil Rights champions

A succession of special events celebrating the legacies of President Lyndon Baines Johnson and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is underway in San Marcos.

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

President invited to dedication of MLK, LBJ sculpture

WITH SLIDESHOW | President Obama and members of the King and Johnson families are among special guests on the invitation list for the unveiling in January of a sculpture honoring civil rights pioneers President Lyndon B. Johnson...

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

City to break ground Jan. 21 on LBJ-MLK Crossroads

The city of San Marcos and the LBJ-MLK Crossroads Memorial Committee will host a groundbreaking ceremony for a new sculpture commemorating the civil rights legacy of President Lyndon Baines Johnson and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at...

Friday, January 14th, 2011

City offices closed Monday for MLK Day

The city of San Marcos offices, including city hall, the public library, activity center and utility offices, will be closed Monday, Jan. 17 for observance of the holiday celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.

Friday, January 14th, 2011

LBJ Museum opened Monday with MLK exhibit

The Lyndon Baines Johnson Museum of San Marcos will join the Dunbar Heritage Association and other local groups to celebrate the late Martin Luther King’s birthday Monday, Jan. 17.

Friday, January 14th, 2011

Dunbar Heritage Association plans annual MLK celebration

The Dunbar Heritage Association will host its annual Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration on Monday, January 17 at 10:30 a.m. at the Hays County Courthouse followed by a march to Dunbar Community Center.

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

School’s out for in-service, MLK Day

Neither San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District nor Hays CISD schools will be in session on Monday, Jan. 19 in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

Project would honor LBJ, MLK where streets that bear their names meet

City council member Chris Jones is trying to nurture interest in a monument honoring Lyndon Baines Johnson and Martin Luther King at the intersection of LBJ Drive and MLK Drive.