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Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Letter: Rep. Smith says ‘America’s veterans deserve the best care possible, as soon as possible’

U.S. Rep. LAMAR SMITH writes that acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson assured him in a meeting last week that he is committed to correcting problems that have plagued VA hospitals and clinics in San Antonio and elsewhere in the United States

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Letter: Danny Gonzales is a leader San Marcos CISD needs

San Marcos real estate investor JASON A. MITTMAN says Danny Gonzales’ positive attitude and work ethic qualifies him for the District 1 seat on the San Marcos CISD board of trustees. Election Day is Saturday, May 10....

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

Letter: Tibbe ‘will not remain quiet’ while DA office ‘disparaged’

The district attorney says the two Republicans vying to replace her are leaning on “false and misleading” allegations of misconduct and mismanagement during her two terms as Hays County’s chief prosecutor

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

Letter: Donna Campbell is ‘a courageous conservative,’ Ted Cruz writes

The firebrand U.S. senator — revered by many Republicans, reviled by others — throws his considerable support to the state senator in her intra-party fight against Mike Novak and Elisa Chan in the March 4 party primary...

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

Letter: Jason Isaac says Mau has ‘earned my trust’ for Hays DA

The conservative Republican lawmaker bucks some of his libertarian-leaning supporters with this endorsement of Wes Mau over Lynn Peach, who has become an anti-establishment célèbre du jour

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

Letter: Peach will ‘stand strongly for justice’

San Marcos-based attorney Ronnie Dickens says candidate Lynn Peach has a more realistic perspective on criminal prosecution after five years in private practice as a defense attorney after resigning from the Hays County District Attorney’s office

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Letter: For Hays DA, Mau is simply more qualified. Period.

Local Republican pillars Wally and Linda Kinney are backing Wes Mau for Hays County District Attorney, writing that he has the ‘prosecutorial and management experience necessary to handle the job.’

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Letter: Peach ‘ready, willing and able’ to clean up DA’s office

Former Hays County Republican Party chair Mike Cox writes that the district attorney’s office is “long due for a major overhaul” and casts his lot with insurgent candidate Lynn Peach.

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Letter: Peach’s ‘groundless accusations’ point to poor judgment

In a letter to the editor, retired San Marcos police Cmdr. Terry Nichols recalls district attorney candidate Lynn Peach’s incendiary accusations in 2009 against a fellow assistant district attorney and a San Marcos police investigator

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Letter: PEC reforms haven’t reined in bloated budgets

Wimberley resident Merle L. Moden writes that reforms that made at Pedernales Electric Cooperative more transparent and accountable to its members have not put a dent in the organization’s ‘excessive spending’

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