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Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

Freethought San Marcos: The “Masters of War” firmly in control of US foreign policy

— Freethought San Marcos: A column by LAMAR W. HANKINS   The news this past week seems to confirm that “Masters of War,” the phrase from Bob Dylan’s 1963 song of that title, are firmly in control of US foreign policy.  Diplomacy and fairly negotiated economic agreements have taken a back seat to violent military

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Freethought San Marcos: The Tyranny of the Manning trial

— Freethought San Marcos: A column by LAMAR W. HANKINS The right to due process is the bedrock of the right to trial in this country.  The recently concluded trial of Pfc. Bradley Manning demonstrates that Manning...

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Bartee Haile: First Texan on Supreme Court hard to pigeonhole

The Texas-born Chief Justice with a mind of his own was a protector of the constitution

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Bartee Haile: No respect for the batting champion from Bangs

Before steroids, the remarkable hitting of a Texas ballplayer from Spudders to Bees to Browns

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Freethought San Marcos: The March for Jobs and Freedom 50 years later

— Freethought San Marcos: A column by LAMAR W. HANKINS August 28, 2013, will mark the 50th anniversary of what is now called “The March on Washington,” but officially named “The March on Washington for Jobs and...

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Bartee Haile: Crossing Texas by wagon train no easy trip

No GPS, no A/C, no Pepto Bismol and more reasons for calling the west "wild"

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Freethought San Marcos: How George W. Bush aided the terrorists (according to the government)

— Freethought San Marcos: A column by LAMAR W. HANKINS Peter Hart, from Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting, recently discussed the provocative idea that George W. Bush, as well as others in his administration, aided terrorism.  This...

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Guest Column: San Marcos at a crossroads

— — COMMENTARY by LISA PREWITT Many of the challenges the community faces seem to be commonly shared: The desire for transportation efficiency, parking solutions, safe and stable neighborhoods, housing diversity, sustainable economic growth, preservation of culture,...

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...

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Bartee Haile: Gulf coast town mourned death of reviled robber baron

A Texan who sold barbed wire, took over a railroad and bet on, well, everything

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