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Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Texas senators Cornyn and Cruz defend Trump’s firing of Comey

The two senators from Texas said Wednesday that President Donald Trump was within the bounds of his authority to fire now-former FBI Director James Comey.

Friday, December 11th, 2015

San Marcos officials lobby for federal flood relief funds

Battered by two once-in-a-lifetime floods in the span of six months, San Marcos officials are lobbying for federal funds to reduce the risk to life and property next time.

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Congressmen demand answers on new abuse allegations at San Antonio VA hospital

WITH VIDEO | Infuriated by new allegations of dysfunction at a San Antonio veterans hospital, U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith fired off a letter on Thursday insisting that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ acting inspector general demonstrate...

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

Smith calls for probe of Veterans Affairs hospitals, clinics in Central Texas

An ongoing investigation into claims that U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs employees falsified records to conceal waiting lists that left veterans languishing for months without medical care should be expanded to include a clinic in Austin and...

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

Candidates brace for final showdown in Tuesday’s primaries

Republican turnout in Hays County quadrupled during early voting compared to 2010. Democrats saw a spike in participation, too

Monday, February 24th, 2014

GOP primary turnout on course to nearly quadruple over 2010

Driven by free-for-alls in most statewide races and several heated regional and county contests, voters are beating a path to early voting locations compared to years past.

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Commissioners approve Nicholson Ranch purchase for bird habitat

Hays County Commissioners approved the purchase of 1,000 Nicholson Ranch acres for habitat conservation this week, even though opponents of the purchase wanted commissioners to wait until the court swings back to a Republican majority when newly-elected...

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Freethought San Marcos: Sen. Cornyn votes to let rapists escape accountability

Lamar Hankins writes, "There was a brief moment in history when I thought being a Republican meant that personal responsibility and accountability for misdeeds was a high principle. If that was ever the case, Texas Sen. John...

Monday, June 1st, 2009

Freethought San Marcos: Republicans call Sotomayor a racist

Freethought San Marcos: A column by LAMAR W. HANKINS There he goes again. Sen. John Cornyn has jumped at the first opportunity to oppose the nomination to the Supreme Court of Judge Sonia Sotomayor by saying about...

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...

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