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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.

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Guest Column: Taking San Marcos from good to great

City council candidate MASON MURPHY says the San Marcos City Council should treat each opportunity to recruit major new employers as an “Olympic moment,” an organized, dazzling effort.

Friday, October 11th, 2013

Freethought San Marcos: Eliminating conflicts of interest in city government

Freethought San Marcos: A column by LAMAR W. HANKINS For at least the last two decades many appointees to public office and some city council members in San Marcos have had conflicts of interest that are ignored...

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