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Friday, July 31st, 2015

Brad Rollins’ Blog: Onward and upward

Since we founded the Mercury seven years ago, the joys have multiplied. Our scrappy little outfit emerged about three years as the city’s single most important news source. In an industry of constant revolution and evolution — as competitors have come and gone — I’m proud to announce that we’ve maintained that position.

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Brad Rollins’ Blog: Farewell to Lamar Hankins

Writing a weekly column is hard work — as Hankins can attest — and I’ve been unable over the years to recruit other voices to balance his. Consequently, Hankins’ opinions have, by default, come to be synonymous...

Monday, August 12th, 2013

Brad Rollins’ Blog: Mercury flies high in July

It's a given that charging clients for access to some articles is going to put a dent into your overall traffic numbers. Only, it hasn’t.

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Brad Rollins’ Blog: Introducing MercuryPro

The Internet media landscape has matured significantly in the last five years and we’re maturing with it. In 2008, the idea of paying for online news was unheard of; the few media outlets that had attempted it...

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Brad Rollins’ Blog: Exploring the vast Amazon

The San Marcos Mercury is excited to announce a partnership with Amazon.com. Introducing the ShopSMTX.

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Brad Rollins’ blog: Jude Prather’s change of heart

Up until January, Jude Prather had never voted against a development, either on the city council or on the planning and zoning commission before that. Since Jan. 15, he hasn't voted in favor of one.

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

Brad Rollins’ Blog: A word about our new logo

As logos go, our old one wasn't very good. I can say so without fear of hurting someone's feelings because I "designed" it myself nearly five years ago, back when the Mercury was more a hobby than...

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Brad Rollins’ Blog: Now for something completely different

Long shot mayoral candidate Thomas Prentice stole the show at the San Marcos Area Board of Realtors debate on Tuesday, brushing aside questions about development regulations and parks to rail against global warming and capitalism.

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Publisher’s Note: Introducing the Functional Girl advice column

The Functional Girl column, which will run on Mondays in the San Marcos Mercury, is aimed at offering advice on everything from fashion to relationships to diet and exercise for today's "real women," not the waif-y Photoshop...

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Brad Rollins’ blog: Sumter casts ballot in GOP primary

Former County Judge Elizabeth Sumter may have been the highest profile Democrat to cross-over and vote in Tuesday's Republican Party primary.

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