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Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Bartee Haile: San Marcos’ Tex Hughson knew when to walk away

The Boston Red Sox pitcher was headed toward the Hall of Fame until his arm gave out. Rather than play for the National League’s New York Giants, he retired to San Marcos for the next chapter in his life.

Friday, June 18th, 2010

The Weekend: Dad gets his day, you get parades

This weekend will be more fun than a basket full of tomatoes, and some of those luscious red fruits are part of the festivities. It's Father's Day on Sunday. Juneteeth celebrations abound. And of course, the Hill...

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

Hall of Fame vote very much about fame

While Rickey Henderson is a shoo-in for induction in baseball's Hall of Fame with this month's vote, numerous other players raise questions about exactly what the Hall of Fame is supposed to represent.

Saturday, August 9th, 2008

Points: Rangers are only pretending, but it’s fun to pretend

The Texas Rangers weren't supposed to contend this year, and they really aren't, but they've gotten themselves close enough to make this season fun, anyway.

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

Interleague play loses its force either way

Interleague play in Major League Baseball no longer is thrilling nor annoying. It's just a chronic ache one learns to live with.

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

New Kyle overpass remembers old ranches

The new Center Street overpass in Kyle, like the Kyle Parkway overpass, features the cattle brands of six old Kyle ranching families. A third overpass at Kyle Crossing will complete the series in a little more than...

Monday, January 21st, 2008

Coming soon: a real Super Bowl

Remember the old days, when Super Bowl hype over-matched the actual game? This year's Super Bowl might take us back.

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