City Declares Pat Murdock Day

Longtime San Marcos resident and LBJ Museum Board of Director member Pat Murdock was recognized by the City of San Marcos for her public service and overwhelming contributions to the city over the years. Mayor Daniel Guerrero presented her with a Proclamation from the City of San Marcos thanking her for her faithful service since 1959 and designating, Friday, December 20th as Pat Murdock Day. Mayor Guerrero also presented her with a key to the City of San Marcos.
The Board of Directors of the LBJ Museum of San Marcos would like to join the city in its appreciation of all that Pat has accomplished for the betterment of San Marcos.


WHEREAS, Patricia (Pat) Murdock became a beloved citizen of San Marcos in 1959 when she moved here to attend Southwest Texas State College and she began her extraordinary service as an outstanding member of the community; and

WHEREAS, Pat Murdock has devoted her professional career to the university in San Marcos for more than fifty years, beginning in 1959 as a student on the staff of the College Star student newspaper, as a journalism instructor, on a variety of university councils and committees, through years of directing the Texas State University News & Information Service and donor research before “retiring” in 2007 – then continuing to work part-time; and

WHERAS, Pat Murdock married Rennie Murdock in 1960 and together they raised four children in San Marcos: Andrea, Bryan, Renae and Cheryl; and

WHEREAS, this exemplary citizen is renowned for her legendary work ethic, her love for her university, her devotion to the Texas State student body, her spirit of patriotism for our country and her passion for the San Marcos community; and

WHEREAS, Pat Murdock continues to dedicate her considerable talents to many important community causes: our local veterans as a planner of the Veterans Day Parade and as a member of the Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee; the LBJ Museum of San Marcos, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 144, the League of Women Voters, the San Marcos Convention and Visitor Bureau, Friends of the San Marcos Cemetery, Chilympiad, the Sesquicentennial Commission, and the annual July 4 SummerFest Celebration where she has served on the planning committee for more than three decades; and

WHEREAS, the people of San Marcos wish to express our love and appreciation to a remarkable citizen whose dedication has made our university and our community a better place to live, learn and grow;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Daniel Guerrero, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Mayor of the City of San Marcos, Texas, do hereby proclaim the 20th Day of December, 2013 as

And call upon the people of San Marcos to recognize Pat Murdock’s extraordinary love, devotion and contributions to Texas State University and the people of San Marcos.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the seal of the City of San Marcos this 20th Day of December, 2013
Daniel Guerrero
Jamie Lee Pettijohn
City Clerk

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CITIZEN EXTRAORDINAIRE PAT MURDOCK is honored by Mayor Daniel Guerrero and friends from the many civic organizations to which she contributes as a volunteer and mentor. Ms. Murdock worked for 50 years at Texas State University, many as Director of the University’s News and Information Service. She is renowned for her contributions to local veterans, the Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee, the American Legion Auxiliary, League of Women Voters, San Marcos Convention & Visitor Bureau, Friends of the Cemetery, the 2001 Sesquicentennial, and the annual July 4 SummerFest Celebration, to name a few. L-R, front, are Mayor Guerrero, Pat Murdock, Renae Hill, and Teresa Schwartz; Back Row: John McCrocklin, Melissa Millecam, Jennifer Mach, Lisa Morris, Ted Breihan, Tom Tvrdick, Dianne Wassenich, Scott Gregson, Peggy Townes, Elizabeth Delgado, Sherwood Bishop, Red Jureka, Carolyn Goss, and Ralph Garcia. (Photo by Don Anders).