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Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Freethought San Marcos: How the State Board of Education will slip creationism into textbooks

— Freethought San Marcos: A column by LAMAR W. HANKINS Thanks to the Texas Freedom Network (TFN), those who care about science in education have learned how the religious right will slip creationism into Texas’s textbooks over the next year.  The Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) has appointed six creationists to review science textbooks,

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Freethought San Marcos: Alcoholics Anonymous, Non-believers, and the Constitution

— Freethought San Marcos: A column by LAMAR W. HANKINS Every day, courts throughout the country require people placed on probation for alcohol-related offenses to attend 12-step treatment programs.  Often, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is specifically named as...

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Bartee Haile: Daring young Texan on the flying trapeze

Acrobatic Texan proves daring in more ways than one

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Letter: PETA praises SMPD for snagging parked dogs

TERESA CHAGRIN, who works for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, says a San Marcos police officer did the right thing by seizing two dogs left in a parked car at H-E-B earlier this month.

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Bartee Haile: Movie actress’ career and life go up in flames

The surprising tale of a famous Texas starlet

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Freethought San Marcos: Repubicans want a country Scrooge would have loved

— Freethought San Marcos: A column by LAMAR W. HANKINS It seems self-evident.  A person who does not have enough to eat will experience hunger.  Since the Great Depression, the US government has provided food assistance to...

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Letter: Woman outraged over ticket for leaving dogs in parked vehicle

Austin resident JENNIFER SHEPARD say she’ll never spend money in San Marcos again after being issued an $414 ticket for leaving two dogs in her car while shopping in H-E-B.

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Bartee Haile: First Texan to win gold medal was world’s fastest man

How a speedy Texan wowed the sporting world

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Freethought San Marcos: Donna Campbell’s dishonest position on abortion

— Freethought San Marcos: A column by LAMAR W. HANKINS State Senator Donna Campbell has been identified as a Libertarian Republican by and as a libertarian by the Austin Chronicle.   She is one of the...

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Bartee Haile: Texans and Mexicans cooperate to bring down Victorio

The elusive career and mysterious death of an Apache military genius

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