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Martin Luther King

Monday, May 7th, 2012

LBJ, MLK sculpture design unveiled

Volunteers unveiled the final design last week of a sculpture honoring Lyndon B. Johnson and Martin Luther King Jr. planned for the intersection of streets that bear the names of the two historical figures.

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

SMCISD student artists honor King

San Marcos CISD elementary art students recently fulfilled standardized curriculum requirements by studying the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. and listening to his famous speeches, such as “I Have a Dream."

Friday, January 13th, 2012

Competing LBJ/MLK memorial designs slated for Feb. 16 unveiling

Next month, the Crossroads Committee will enter the next phase in its mission to establish a public memorial to Martin Luther King and Lyndon Baines Johnson in San Marcos.

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Committee names artists competing for LBJ, MLK memorial

The LBJ/MLK Memorial Crossroads Project Committee on Thursday announced the artists who are under consideration to design and build a $100,000 memorial funded with City of San Marcos hotel/motel tax dollars.

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Photo Gallery: MLK Day 2011

About 100 people turned out on Monday to celebrate Martin Luther King Day at the Hays County Courthouse with rousing speeches followed by a march that streamed down LBJ Drive and then turned on to MLK Drive....

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

LBJ museum to be open on King's birthday

The Lyndon Baines Johnson Museum, normally open on weekends, will be open Monday for Martin Luther King's birthday. The 9 a.m. opening will precede the 10:30 a.m. gathering at the Hays County Courthouse for a procession to...

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

Turner to speak at MLK ceremony

Texas State Representative Sylvester Turner (D-Houston) will speak at the commemorative celebration of Martin Luther King's birthday next month at Texas State.

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

City still pursuing sculpture projects from permanent arts fund

Between $115,000 for a sculpture between the San Marcos Activity Center and the San Marcos Public Library, and a proposed $100,000 to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr., and Lyndon Baines Johnson, San Marcos officials are moving ahead...

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

County passes corner to city in King observance

Hays County formally passed a corner at Lyndon Baines Johnson Drive and Martin Luther King Drive to the City of San Marcos Monday during Martin Luther King Day ceremonies. The corner will be the site of a...

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

San Marcos schedules events for MLK Day

Martin Luther King Day will be recognized in San Marcos with a series of events starting at 11 a.m. Monday on the steps of the Hays County Courthouse. The morning courthouse program will feature proclamations by San...

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