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Hays County Commissioners Court presented a proclamation in Kristian Menchaca’s honor to commemorate the 18th anniversary of his death.
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Pvt. 1st Class Kristian Menchaca


The 18th anniversary of the death of U.S. Army Pvt. Kristian Menchaca, a Hays County resident, during the war in Iraq occurred recently, and one man has made it his mission to keep his memory alive. Randolph Goodman, Gary Job Corps community relations coordinator, knew Menchaca well being a student at Gary Job Corps before his deployment. Goodman has spearheaded a yearly Hays County Commissioners Court proclamation and the designation of a portion of State Highway 21 between Highway 80 and Yarrington Road in Menchaca’s name.

Kyle Chamber to host luncheon on transportation and traffic forecast

The Kyle Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the upcoming Driving Change – A Transportation and Traffic Forecast Luncheon on July 23, sponsored by Cory Pack, State Farm Insurance. This event is designed to provide valuable insights into current and future road and transportation improvements in Kyle and Hays County.

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On Friday, June 21, the Chamber hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for Murdoch’s Ranch & Home Supply, located at 4200 IH 35 South. Murdoch’s brings an extensive selection of high-quality products tailored for ranchers, farmers, and homeowners. From essential farm and ranch supplies to clothing, footwear, and home goods, Murdoch’s offers a comprehensive shopping experience, ensuring customers find everything they need under one roof.
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San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting

Murdoch’s Ranch & Home Supply

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Focusing on safety with fireworks

Fourth of July, though a celebration of American Independence, has become synonymous with one thing – fireworks. And inherently with an activity that involves explosions, precautions need to be taken to ensure a safe holiday. Local medical and fire officials have tips on how to remain safe and still have a blast.

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Beautiful cars of all shapes, sizes and ages could be found downtown Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Hays County Historic Courthouse grounds. Beside being an automobile lover's dream, the event also hosted dozens of booths that offered various types of veteran support services. Above, is Tommy Machado with his daughter Danielle Machado and his red Monte Carlo. Bottom left is Albert Rodriguez with his blue Volvo. Bottom right, is Tony Covle, outreach program specialist, representing the Austin Vet Center at the event.
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