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Hays County

Come and Celebrate Juneteenth, Come On!

By Danielle De Lucia News Reporter On June 19, 1865, General Gordon Granger of the U.S. Union Army came to the Aston Villa in Galveston, Texas. He came to announce the Emancipation Proclamation which signified the start of freedom in America for African Americans. On that day, slaves were freed and America took a step closer to aligning with the true definition of what the Constitution stands for: liberty for […]

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This is the San Marcos City Hall in the middle of Downtown San Marcos Square.


Events This Week Throughout Hays County

Jordan Young Web Content Manager  HAYS COUNTY - There’s nothing like a Texas summer, especially ones spent in our home nestled in the hill country, Hays County. Across the county this week, many events are taking place to keep you busy this Juneteenth and Father’s Day weekend. So, let's take a look at some of the events this week has to offer.   Wednesday: Event: Warriors of History with Sam […]

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A photo of a red, black, and green flag hanging off the side of a brick building with trees in the background as well as power lines.


What is Juneteenth?

By Calvin L MillerWeb Content Contributor I was not aware of Juneteenth until I moved back to Texas in June of 2011 from Illinois. After getting a job as a middle school teacher, I was asked to teach Texas History, and the topic of Juneteenth came up. After some research, it's pretty wild that I wasn't made aware of this celebration day until moving to Texas, but it does seem […]

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A white background with green, yellow and red confetti portraying various drawings of black people dancing and celebrating , with the words ‘Happy Juneteenth’ across the picture.


Why Juneteenth is Important

By Timia CobbWeb Content Contributor While growing up, I never knew entirely what June 19 was. I knew it was something like the Fourth of July, but for some reason whenever I would attend Juneteenth parades, barbecues and any celebrations on that day, it only consisted of people who looked like me, black people. When I was a child, I asked my grandmother what exactly Juneteenth was and her answer […]

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On a burnt orange background, a black hand is holding a white balancing object underneath a festival related flag


The Meaning of Juneteenth

By Jernice KelleyWeb Content Contributor For many black Americans, Juneteenth has become a second Independence Day. The celebration of Juneteenth is a staple in many black communities. However, knowledge of this important celebration does not always reach every member, especially young black children. Much like myself, many children grow up and discover this celebration and its meaning on their own. The history and importance of this holiday was not taught […]

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Small white house with a sign reading “Cephas House” and another reading “Calaboose African American History Museum.”


Calaboose Juneteenth Celebration

By Juan GarciaSenior News Reporter The Calaboose African American History Museum celebrated Juneteenth last Wednesday. The celebration featured a proclamation reading by San Marcos Mayor Jane Hughson that established June 2019 as “Juneteenth month” in the city. The museum also presented their new executive director, Vanessa Westbrook.  San Marcos Mayor Jane Hughson reads a proclamation at the event declaring June 2019 “Juneteenth Month” in San Marcos. Photo by Juan Garcia. […]

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