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Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Peña park to host family-friendly community gathering

The San Marcos Parks & Recreation department will host a family-friendly community gathering beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, May 22 at Capt. Paul Peña Park in the Hills of Hays neighborhood.

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.

Friday, January 29th, 2010

Mourners remember Peña at San Marcos service

A solemn bell rang on top of a hill as mourners gathered inside San Marcos Baptist Academy’s theater Thursday night. After graduating almost 10 years ago, Capt. Paul Peña had returned to his alma mater. This time...

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Kyle to hold memorial for Peña

Hays CISD and Kyle officials are holding a memorial Friday morning for deceased U.S. Army Captain Paul Peña, who died in the line of duty last week in Afghanistan. Peña's mother, Cecilia Peña, has taught music for...

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Governor orders county flags at half-mast for Peña

Texas Governor Rick Perry has issued a directive that all flags in San Marcos and Hays County be flown at half mast Friday, in honor of the late U.S. Army Captain Paul Peña, who died in the...

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Hundreds line streets for Peña procession

Hundreds lined San Marcos streets on Tuesday as a motorcade carrying the body of U.S. Army Capt. Paul Peña passed through town under police escort.

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

San Marcos turns out to honor fallen Peña

Emotions were strong in San Marcos Tuesday as the body of the late U.S. Army Captain Paul Peña made its way through the streets of the city after landing earlier in the day at Randolph Air Force...

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

City flags to fly at half-mast for Peña

To honor the late U.S. Army Captain Paul Peña, who was killed in military action this week in Afghanistan, San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz has ordered the San Marcos city flag to be flown at half-mast.

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

SMBA grad killed in Afghanistan campaign

A soldier from San Marcos lost his life this week in Afghanistan. U.S Army Captain Paul Peña, 27, was killed by an improvised explosive device as he travelled in the American Sector of Afghanistan. Peña participated in...

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

San Marcos Academy grad dies in Afghanistan

A San Marcos Academy and West Point graduate was killed in Afghanistan this week when he stepped on an improvised explosive device.