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Front and center was Alba Reyes of San Antonio (with neck scarf) who was accompanied by her daughter Andrea Chapa. SMDR photos/Anita Miller

Among performers at the naturalization ceremony was The Echoes Acappella Group. Not shown is the Texas State University Tuba Euphonium Quartet.

Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Dr. Margarita M. Arellano, herself an immigrant, gave the keynote address.

Brand new Americans

Anita Miller - Managing Editor

They came in high heels and headscarves, suits and ties and sports caps, with walkers and baby carriers, alone or with family members, some not yet born. 

Susanne Ritter, career transition readiness supervisor and Randolph Goodman, business community liaison from the Gary Job Corps Center, visited Congressman Michael Conaway, 11th District of Texas.  The visit was concerning the importance of a program like Job Corps for the education of the at-risk youth of Texas. The Gary Center is the largest Job Corps of the 125 in the United States covering over an 800 acre campus training in over 25 vocational trades and offering a GED or high school diploma to its 1,460 students. The Congressman agreed that the program was necessary and said he would support it where he could.

Dr. Mario Garza leads off the Grand Entry at last year’s Sacred Springs Powwow on the shores of Spring Lake. This year’s powwow is Saturday, and it begins at 10 a.m. when Garza will bless the the springs the Coahuiltecan people believe they entered the world through. Events continue until 4 p.m. with dancing, Native crafts, flutes, storytelling and food. A shuttle runs from Bobcat Stadium and admission for adults is $3. Children under 12 are admitted free. SMDR photo/Anita Miller

Sacred Springs Powwow

Geography text saying slaves were ‘workers’ will be fixed, district says

Christopher Salinas - News Reporter

A geography textbook that refers to slaves brought to America as “workers” in a photo caption sparked controversy on Monday, when it became known that roughly a quarter of 1,200 school districts in Texas are the book. San Marcos CISD is one of the districts that received copies.

Jeannie Lewis, (left) League debate coordinator, and Carole Belver, League voter service chair, are making preparations for Monday’s debate.

League of women voters debate Monday

League of Women Voters of Hays County, previously known as San Marcos Area League of Women Voters, will hold a public debate for the upcoming election of City Council members at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins Street, Monday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m.


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