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Monday, June 16th, 2014

Letter: Don’t let abused children slip through the cracks during summer break

Since teachers are often the first to see signs that a child may have been abused, community members must pick up the slack when school is out of session, CASA of Central Texas Executive Director NORMA CASTILLA-BLACKWELL writes.

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Letter: Danny Gonzales is a leader San Marcos CISD needs

San Marcos real estate investor JASON A. MITTMAN says Danny Gonzales’ positive attitude and work ethic qualifies him for the District 1 seat on the San Marcos CISD board of trustees. Election Day is Saturday, May 10....

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Will Conley: La Cima puts economic transformation within San Marcos’ reach

The Hays County commissioner writes that a proposed 2,031-acre master planned development presents opportunity to an impoverished city by expanding single-family housing and offering corporate employers a campus where they can be proud to set up shop

Friday, March 14th, 2014

A Kink in the Democrats’ chain

Texas Democratic leaders tried to keep Kinky Friedman off of their November ticket, for fear voters will not take him seriously. But if he wins a runoff for agriculture commissioner in May, he might offer them their...

Sunday, March 9th, 2014

Brad Rollins’ Blog: San Marcos trustee candidates have big names to lean on

Through the power of name recognition, Naomi Narvaiz and Danny Gonzales could have invisible running mates who never consented to being on the ticket.

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Brad Rollins’ Blog: Donna Campbell can’t face the facts, can’t tell the truth

State Sen. Donna Campbell emerged bloodied and bruised — but as defiant and disingenuous as ever — from a candidate forum hosted last week by the Hays County Republican Party Executive Committee.

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

H-E-B gets go-ahead from Wimberley council

H-E-B’s plans to build a 46,500-square-foot grocery store on the campus of the shuttered Bowen Intermediate School has predictably stirred passions among certain residents loath to accept changes to an eccentric village they tend to like as-is.

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Letter: Reader likes Tacoma’s Hayward for city manager

In a letter to the editor, San Marcos resident GRIFFIN SPELL says one of the five finalists stands above the rest for City Hall’s top administrative position.

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Guest Column: A lifetime of service, more to come

San Marcos City Council candidate BILL TAYLOR says he has a track record of making solid decisions in the crucible of San Marcos politics.

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Guest Column: How about a little dissent on city council?

City council candidate THOM PRENTICE says San Marcos needs a good shaking up — on issues ranging from street signage to roundabouts to new development.

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