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Friday, May 25th, 2012

Brad Rollins’ Blog: GOP fears Democrats will hijack primary

Local Republican leaders say they are alarmed that Democrats crossing over to vote in Tuesday's primary election could swing the results.

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Brad Rollins’ Blog: Introducing the permit map

We are adding another tool to the toolbox for residents who want to know. The San Marcos Permit Map will be updated monthly to show permits issued by the city of San Marcos for new construction, remodeling,...

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Brad Rollins’ Blog: Sam Brannon refuses to pledge U.S. flag

Sam Brannon, the gypsy politician who is running for Hays County Commissioner, refuses to pledge allegiance to the U.S. flag, saying it is a matter of personal conscience.

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Brad Rollins’ blog: Sevilla returns

Readers of the old Newstreamz and San Marcos Local News website will recognize a familiar byline in today's edition of the San Marcos Mercury.

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Brad Rollins’ blog: Descent of the gypsy politicians

WARNING: Disturbing photo. The award for must shiftless aspiring local politician certainly goes to Sam Brannon, who little more than two years ago was bumming around Europe and Asia, posting naked photos on his travel blog under...

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Brad Rollins’ blog: Introducing the parks map

— — by BRAD ROLLINS We’ve plotted all of San Marcos’ community parks and natural areas onto a Google map in the same vein as our hugely popular San Marcos Development Map. (We’ve started adding the parks...

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Brad Rollins’ blog: A beautiful alternative to alcohol ban

By now, I hope it is clear to my friends on the San Marcos City Council that a ban on display and consumption of alcohol in city parks is bad policy and worse politics.

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Brad Rollins’ blog: Time for San Marcos Council to get off the ban wagon

The council is in danger of letting narrow interests hijack their agenda, interests shaped by the sort of thinking, to paraphrase a movie, that claim to love San Marcos but clearly can't stand the people who live...

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Editor’s Note: Website outages likely during server work

We expect access to the site to be limited for the next two days as we move The San Marcos Mercury to a higher capacity server.

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Brad Rollins’ blog: A new front in the news war

Nearly four years ago, the San Marcos Mercury set out to change the way San Marcos communicates with itself, to provide a news source as dynamic and engaging as the city is.

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