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Saturday, February 9th, 2008

» Chamber of Commerce Blog | Education equals economics

By PHYLLIS SNODGRASS The overall educational attainment of our residents is the key to our future Economic Development. Research demonstrates that people with higher levels of education earn more over the course of a lifetime. Those students that graduate from High School, earn a $1 Million dollars in their lifetime than those who do not.

Friday, February 8th, 2008

» Iris Campbell's Guest Column | SMCISD enrollment growing steadily

By IRIS CAMPBELL Recalling the parable of the Tortoise and the Hare, one would be reminded that “slow and steady wins the race.” While watching the rapid population growth along portions of the IH-35 corridor, San Marcos...

Sunday, February 3rd, 2008

» Chamber of Commerce Blog | Are we really headed into recession (here)?

By PHYLLIS SNODGRASS Call me an optimist, but I really don’t think things are as bleak along the I-35 corridor as we are hearing each evening on the nightly news. While our economy is linked nationally and...

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

GUEST COLUMN: Americans must guard against fraudulent elections

By PETER STERN Americans need only look to Haiti to be reminded of what power politics and voter fraud can do to a nation. Voter fraud is an issue that should not be taken lightly. Any incidence...

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

» Commissioner Conley's Column | River park needed in western Hays County

By WILL CONLEY Last May, I was happy to see the 2007 parks bond pass. Together we successfully worked to make sure the $30 million dollar bond was approved to continue investing in our quality park system,...

Sunday, January 13th, 2008

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BLOG: Education pays

By MICHELLE POPE It is difficult to read a magazine or newspaper, or hear the nightly news without hearing about the high costs of going to college. Rising tuition costs often makes news in every community. We...

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

JUDGE SUMTER'S COLUMN: Year in review

By ELIZABETH SUMTER From my vantage point as your County Judge, I am pleased to report that 2007 was a very productive year. Your Commissioners’ Court closed out the year with a host of accomplishments — some...

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

JUDGE SUMTER’S COLUMN: Year in review

By ELIZABETH SUMTER From my vantage point as your County Judge, I am pleased to report that 2007 was a very productive year. Your Commissioners’ Court closed out the year with a host of accomplishments — some...

Monday, January 7th, 2008

COMMISSIONER FORD'S BLOG: Reflections on Year One

By KAREN FORD At the end of my first year in public office, it’s time to look back at what has passed, celebrate successes, reflect on lessons learned, and set goals for the year ahead. It has...

Monday, January 7th, 2008

COMMISSIONER FORD’S BLOG: Reflections on Year One

By KAREN FORD At the end of my first year in public office, it’s time to look back at what has passed, celebrate successes, reflect on lessons learned, and set goals for the year ahead. It has...

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