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Monday, September 19th, 2016

Letter: Separate fact from fiction on new H-E-B

San Marcos resident BRIAN OLSON writes that the city council should complete rezoning that H-E-B needs to build a new store at the northwest corner of Wonder World Drive and Hunter Road.

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Letter: Why we should save and restore Cape’s Dam

San Marcos resident JEFF HARPER writes that “this piece of San Marcos is important and not something that we should take lightly.”

Friday, August 19th, 2016

Letter: Will the city of San Marcos rise to the challenge with Cape’s Dam restoration?

San Marcos hotelier VIC PATEL writes that the city council should appoint a committee to create a masterplan for Thompson’s Islands and Stoke Parks along the San Marcos River.

Friday, August 5th, 2016

Letter: Why keep Cape’s Dam?

DUANE TE GROTENHIS, a San Marcos resident and co-owner of TG Canoe & Kayaks, writes, “If Cape’s Dam is removed, the historical left channel and mill race will be paddled, fished, and enjoyed no more.”

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Commentary: Let’s base Hays County water policy on science, not guesswork

Hays County Pct. 3 Commissioner Will Conley writes that he will ask the county judge and fellow commissioners to help fund an initiative to “develop the science and monitoring that we need to make informed decisions” about...

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Letter: San Marcos River will ‘indisputably be changed for the worse’

San Marcos resident HALEY JOHNSON writes that removal of Cape’s Dam will destroy a stretch of river ideal for disabled veterans who find haven there.

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Letter: It’s not too late to save San Marcos River mill race

Dripping Springs resident ALFRED LEE McALISTER writes that residents should ask their legislators for “more balanced and public scrutiny of historical significance and recreational value before Texas Parks & Wildlife grants a permit to ruin this precious...

Monday, June 6th, 2016

Letter: Time running short for council to reverse Cape’s dam decision

COVER: River-goers relax on Thompson’s Islands overlooking Cape’s Dam in September 2012, prior to floods that damaged the historical structure. MERCURY FILE PHOTO by JAMIE MALDONADO. © 2012, All rights reserved. EDITOR: The San Marcos City Council...

Saturday, March 5th, 2016

Letter: Don’t betray stewardship of Stokes Park

FRAYE STOKES writes, “How dare the city "play God" with a risky experiment? The wiser and more conservative choice and keeping faith with our trust in prudent stewardship will be to take the steps needed to restore...

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Commentary: Controversial Dripping Springs sewage plant makes economic, environmental sense

Former State Rep. PATRICK ROSE writes that failure to build a proposed wastewater treatment plant in northern Hays County would ‘cripple our response in serving even the most conservative of growth estimates.’

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