Four local women have been recognized by their community for their personal and community service achievements in San Marcos, and will be inducted into the city's Hall of Fame on Oct. 12.

The details

The city of San Marcos will host the induction at the Pauline Espinosa Community Hall, located at 170 Charles Austin Drive, San Marcos, at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

The city began the Hall of Fame in 1984, and there have been more than 140 women inducted since for their volunteerism and leadership in the community.

The women to be honored are native or longtime residents of the city that were nominated for their contributions and were selected by a committee of former inductees.

The honorees are:
  • San Marcos native Bobbie Garza-Hernandez has served various groups, boards and commissions including the Council for Indigenous and Tejano Community and the Hays County Women's Political Caucus.
  • Fellow native Mary Peterson Earls has worked her life for others with volunteer work at Court Appointed Special Advocates of Central Texas and the city's Human Services Advisory Board. She's also volunteered with local nonprofit Nosotros la Gente, which helps local families.
  • Nancy Hanks Ellis has been a resident for nearly 60 years and has served as a CASA for 23 years. In her time at CASA, she's served 51 children. She also graduated from Southwest Texas State University and served on the San Marcos CISD board of trustees.
  • Mittie Miller who has also been a resident of San Marcos for almost 60 years and has served on various boards and commissions. She is also known for her passionate work to preserve Black culture and her volunteer work for the the Dunbar Heritage Association.