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Sunday, October 30th, 2016

Letter: Get the facts on Hays County bond propositions

Commissioners DEBBIE GONZALES INGALSBE and WILL CONLEY write that debt repayment constitutes less than 20 percent of the Hays County budget.

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Letter: Local deputies association endorses Hays County bond propositions

MICHAEL KIRKWOOD says the Hays County Law Enforcement Administration supports passage of two bond proposals to raise money for new roads and law enforcement facilities.

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

Letter: Hays County fire, EMS chiefs back bond proposals, ESD expansion

The first responders urge residents to vote for Hays County bond props. 1 and 2; creation of Hays County Emergency Service District No. 9; and expansion of ESD No. 7.

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.”

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...

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