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Monday, April 27th, 2015

Letter: Wimberley wastewater plant puts Blanco River at risk

Driftwood resident SUSAN COOK writes that Wimberley’s plans to discharge treated wastewater effluent into Deer Creek is “passing off a problem of one set of citizens to create an irreparable harm to another set of citizens, along with the environment they all share.”

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Letter: Put San Marcos CISD classroom funding in the classroom, not a new admin building

San Marcos CISD trustee candidate JOHN McGLOTHLIN writes, “For the last ten years, the community has spent a bunch of money to build world-class facilities; now we need to put all our resources and attention in the...

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Commentary: The Christian case for legalizing marijuana

State Rep. DAVID SIMPSON writes, “I don’t believe that when God made marijuana he made a mistake that government needs to fix. The time has come for a thoughtful discussion of the prudence of our prohibition approach...

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Commentary: What Texas learned from the last boom gone bust

In this commentary, former state chief revenue estimator BILLY HAMILTON writes that no one really knows what plunging oil prices will mean for Texas’ economy, but rising fears of a 1980s-style recession are overblown — at least...

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...

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.

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