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Letters to the Editor


Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Letter: Mau sticks foot in mouth with ‘single mom’ remark

Dripping Springs resident Gary Conner writes to rap candidate Wes Mau’s knuckles for asking his opponent how she would balance being a single mom with the demands of being the Hays County District Attorney

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Letter: Reader likes Tacoma’s Hayward for city manager

In a letter to the editor, San Marcos resident GRIFFIN SPELL says one of the five finalists stands above the rest for City Hall’s top administrative position.

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Letter: Have you seen our missing mom?

— — EDITOR: Our mother used the names, Laura, Luly and Lourdes and would be 68 years old now. She has a pronounced dimple on her chin, a distinguishable nose, is soft spoken, kind and beautiful. Our...

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Letter: PETA praises SMPD for snagging parked dogs

TERESA CHAGRIN, who works for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, says a San Marcos police officer did the right thing by seizing two dogs left in a parked car at H-E-B earlier this month.

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Letter: Woman outraged over ticket for leaving dogs in parked vehicle

Austin resident JENNIFER SHEPARD say she’ll never spend money in San Marcos again after being issued an $414 ticket for leaving two dogs in her car while shopping in H-E-B.

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

Letter: Vote for Hamilton’s résumé, ‘real world’ experience

Writing in support of San Marcos CISD school board candidate Michelle Hamilton, TOBY HOOPER says, "I did not find a politician, someone who simply wants to be elected.”

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Letter: McCoy says school bonds ‘good for business’

BRIAN McCOY writes, ”Moving forward will be good for business by preparing our students to be more effective in the workplace as well as enticing new businesses and families to locate right here in San Marcos.”

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Letter: School investment gives kids a shot to make good on potential

DARRELL A. HAMLIN says his education at SMHS was like a gifted lottery ticket. He adds, “The thing about a winning lottery ticket, though, is that it has to be purchased, even if what you are purchasing...

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Letter: Educators union endorses Hamilton for trustee

Members of the local affiliate of the Texas State Teachers Association have voted to endorse trustee candidate Michelle Hamilton over the the Place 5 incumbent, union president SUSAN SEATON writes.

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Letter: Listen to the people on Cape’s Camp

In a letter to the editor, east side San Marcos resident DOUGLAS BECKETT says the San Marcos City Council should reject a planned development district that would allow apartments near the San Marcos River.

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