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World War II

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Afternoon shadows shed new light on photograph that kissed World War II goodbye

For the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, a team of astronomers from Texas State University has applied its unique brand of celestial sleuthing to the iconic image.

Monday, July 7th, 2014

William E. Partin, 1924 to 2014

Services for William E. Partin, 89, of Wimberley were held Wednesday, July 2 in San Marcos followed by burial in Martindale.

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Lawmakers trying again to award medal to Audie Murphy

The Texas House unanimously approved a concurrent resolution last week that directs Gov. Rick Perry to posthumously award a Texas Legislative Medal of Honor to Audie Murphy. The resolution is now awaiting action in the Senate.

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Legislature honors WWII vets, including Perry’s father

Amid a tense week when end-of-session deadlines leave the fates of hundreds of bills hanging in the balance, the Texas House and Senate took time Wednesday to honor the state’s dwindling group of living World War II...

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

City to dedicate new airport tower

A $2.2 million tower will be dedicated Saturday at the San Marcos Municipal Airport. The nine-story tower was built with $1.5 million in federal funds and another $730,000 from the City of San Marcos.

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

San Marcos CISD takes steps to start orchestra

San Marcos CISD trustees could launch an orchestra program for middle school and high school students as soon as next year. As a start, trustees agreed last week to give the San Marcos Artist Retention and Training...

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Commentary: Serving our veterans

In this commentary, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-Austin) notes the approach of Memorial Day by saying the federal government can, and has, improved services for military veterans.

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

New veterans task force hopes to expand services

Hays County Commissioners have formed a veterans task force to evaluate the needs of county veterans and determine what additional services to provide. The main feature in the county's present service menu for veterans is a bus...

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Guest commentary: The meaning of Hispanic Heritage Month

Kyle Mayor Mike Gonzalez offers his thoughts on National Hispanic Heritage Month.

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.”

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