Rogers Family Tourism Award recipients announced

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The San Marcos Convention & Visitor Bureau (SMCVB) is proud to announce the recipients of the 2022 Rogers Family Tourism Awards. Each year the SMCVB recognizes a couple of individuals or organizations who epitomize the creative spirit and vision that tourism pioneers A.B. Rogers and son, Paul, exhibited when they first began to promote San Marcos as a tourist destination with Aquarena Springs.

Linda Kelsey-Jones and family.

The Rogers Family Tourism Award is presented to an individual or organization in recognition of major and lasting contributions to the promotion of San Marcos tourism, or dedication to and development of the San Marcos tourism industry. This year’s award was presented to Roughhouse Brewing. Roughhouse Brewing has made a name for themselves as a Texas Hill Country favorite with their laid-back atmosphere, exciting events and award-winning beers.

The Rogers Family Tourism Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to an individual or organization in recognition of pioneering or groundbreaking efforts in developing tourism in San Marcos or dedication to and development of the San Marcos tourism industry. This year’s award was presented to Linda Kelsey-Jones. Kelsey-Jones has been a pioneer in the local art community for more than 25 years by curating art exhibits in venues all over San Marcos.

“Roughhouse Brewing and Linda Kelsey-Jones have done an incredible job enhancing and highlighting San Marcos in their own unique ways,” said Rebecca Ybarra, Director of the San Marcos Convention & Visitor Bureau. “The color, flavor and culture of San Marcos wouldn’t be the same without them and we are so glad to recognize them for their dedication to our community.”

 Past recipients of the Rogers Family Tourism Award include:

  • Kathryn Welch
  • July Moreno
  • Clay DeStefano
  • Dane Adamson
  • Beverley and Billy Ray Mangham
  • Kyle Mylius
  • Andy Heatwole
  • Ruben Becerra
  • John Q. Hammons
  • Arlis Hiebert
  • Michelle Kvanli

Past Lifetime Achievement Award recipients include:

  • Tim De Jong
  • Evelyn Te Grotenhuis
  • Lions Club Tube Rental
  • The Heritage Association of San Marcos
  • Honorable Susan Clifford Narvaiz
  • Cathy Dillon
  • Kent Finlay
  • Chandrika and Arun Amin
  • Ron Coley
  • Bob Sappington
  • Buddy Mostyn

For more information, contact the San Marcos Convention & Visitor Bureau at 512.393.5930.

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