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Thursday, August 1st, 2013

San Antonio considers shale drilling’s effect on ozone

As the ozone rating in San Antonio continues its slow upward march, area officials are beginning to investigate whether oil and gas drilling in the Eagle Ford Shale has anything to do with it. But their efforts are fraught with complications. And they remain far from answers in what is sure to be a high-stakes debate over...

Sunday, March 24th, 2013

The GOP’s fresh prince, running at arm’s length

There are no sure things in politics. If there were, George P. Bush would be the presumptive successor to Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson.

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Austin-San Marcos meets ozone regs with no room to spare

The Austin Metropolitan Statistical Area, which include San Marcos, barely avoided violating federal ozone air quality standards this year, and the city itself experienced at least five days with unhealthy ozone levels.

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

Presentation at Texas State looks at Mexican migration

Gilberto Cárdenas, an internationally acclaimed expert on Mexican migration, will give a video presentation on the subject at Texas State on March 25. The public is invited to attend.

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

Rose endorses Barton in county judge primary

State Representative Patrick Rose (D-Dripping Springs) said Saturday that he is endorsing Hays County Precinct 2 Commissioner Jeff Barton (D-Kyle) in a party primary race against incumbent Hays County Judge Liz Sumter (D-Wimberley). Rose said Barton “is...

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Armed Forces center going up in San Marcos

Houston-based construction firm Satterfield & Pontikes has begun building a United States military complex on 19 acres on the south side of Clovis Barker Road in San Marcos, less than a mile from Interstate-35. The San Marcos...

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

Freethought San Marcos: Why is Cornyn the Republicans’ junk-yard dog?

It seems that John is worried that if the truth gets out about the torture they authorized, and the methods they approved while serving as president, vice-president, and legal counsel, respectively, they may be accountable for their...

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

Last time it happened …

The last time this country entered a presidential election with no incumbency involved, we ended up with the Great Depression and a pop song. Maybe we'll do better this time.

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