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Thursday, May 29th, 2008

Economic Development San Marcos – A love story

I LOVE San Marcos! The FIRST thing that people said to me when I told them I accepted this position was, I LOVE San Marcos – and it was with that same passion. What’s not to love about this place? We have new schools, true destination detail that is recognized internationally, and flanked by a

Monday, May 12th, 2008

Why shop locally

THE POWER OF CHOICE Every time you make a purchase, you’re exercising power of choice. There are lots of places where you can choose to spend your money… at merchants in San Marcos, in the “big cities”...

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

Drink deep the gathering gloom

The Clinton campaign has been negative since Senator Obama won the Iowa caucus with the obvious goal of Senator Clinton capturing the presidential nomination of the Democratic Party. But as the nomination has become less attainable, her...

Monday, March 24th, 2008

Gun control or gun safety?

EDITORIAL by Jeff Barton Okay, this one’s hotter than a pistol. I’m referring to an issue: whether folks ought to hunt and target shoot on little bitty lots. I don’t think so. Hold up. Before you take...

Monday, March 17th, 2008

» Chamber of Commerce Blog: The economics of early childhood education

By MICHELLE POPE After moving from the Midwest nearly 12 years ago, I was immediately struck by the pride that people have as Texans. To be a Texan, I learned, is to be proud of one’s history...

Saturday, February 16th, 2008

» Chamber of Commerce Blog: Got LEADS?

by PHYLLIS SNODGRASS Getting leads in the business world is the easiest way to maximize the resources you already have in place and grow your business. It is one of the simplest things you can do but...

Friday, February 15th, 2008

» Hap Mansfield’s Column: A young person’s guide to old people

The Devil’s Clack Dish: A Column by HAP MANSFIELD Leonard Bernstein gave lectures on classical music to young people. There are guides for young people on classic literature, mathematics, physics and fine art. But nobody has given...

Friday, February 15th, 2008

» Hap Mansfield's Column: A young person's guide to old people

The Devil’s Clack Dish: A Column by HAP MANSFIELD Leonard Bernstein gave lectures on classical music to young people. There are guides for young people on classic literature, mathematics, physics and fine art. But nobody has given...

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

» Paul Velte's Guest Column: Proposed Hays County shooting restrictions an assault on tradition

BY PAUL CHRISTIAN VELTE IV I write to argue against the proposed shooting ban for Hays County. As I keep saying to everyone who will listen, there are just too many variables involved in shooting to be...

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

» Paul Velte’s Guest Column: Proposed Hays County shooting restrictions an assault on tradition

BY PAUL CHRISTIAN VELTE IV I write to argue against the proposed shooting ban for Hays County. As I keep saying to everyone who will listen, there are just too many variables involved in shooting to be...

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