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City proclaims February as Black History Month

Sunday, February 9, 2020

The City of San Marcos proclaimed February as Black History Month on Monday. "Black History Month commemorates the successes and achievements by African-Americans, both in overcoming many obstacles and in making significant contributions to our community, our state, our nation and the world; and WHEREAS, The Dunbar Heritage Association recognizes the significance of the contributions of local San Marcos historians such as Ollie Giles and Harvey Miller and organizations such as The Calaboose African American History Museum, and the Dunbar Arts, Cultural, and Innovation District that work tirelessly to educate, preserve, and honor the rich cultural history of African Americans," the proclamation reads. Pictured front row, Pastor Jonafa Banbury, Mittie Miller and Dr. Elvin Holt. Back row: Mayor Jane Hughson, Gloria Salazar, Dr. Shetay Ashford-Hanserd and Edward Hanserd. Photo submitted by the City of San Marcos 

The City of San Marcos proclaimed January as Crimestoppers month. Pictured from left to right, Mayor Jane Hughson, Stuart Hoyt and Rowe Ray.

The city proclaimed Feb. 3, 2020 as Edward “Ed” Bradshaw Day. Bradshaw retired from the San Marcos Police Department after 22 years of service. Pictured, front row: Hughson, Ed Bradshaw, Veronica Bradshaw, Bob Klett, Victoria Bradshaw, Chase Stapp and Danny Arredondo. Back row, John Reeder, Brandon Winkenwerder, Rich Mizanin, Erin Clewell, Lee Leonard and Erik Spriegel.

The city also proclaimed Feb. 3 as Daniel "Danny" Arredondo Day. Arredondo retired from SMPD after 31 years and 8 months. Pictured front row, Danielle Arredondo, JP Arredondo and Jackie Arredondo. Middle row, Hughson, Danny Arredondo, Klett, Stapp and Spriegel. Back row, Reeder, Winkenwerder, Mizanin, Clewell, Bradshaw and Leonard.

The city also proclaimed the month of February as Dating Violence Prevention Month for Teens & Young Adults. Pictured, Hughson, Kiara Nicholson, Bobbi Yanoviak, Maggie Ortuño, Klett and Stapp.

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