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Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Freethought San Marcos: The military’s abuse of enlistees

— Freethought San Marcos: A column by LAMAR W. HANKINS This Memorial Day my thoughts went back to about ten years ago, when I learned as close to first-hand as one can get, short of being in the Army, just how abusive and uncaring the military establishment can be.  A close family member was deployed

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Bartee Haile: The Spanish hero who made a lasting impression

Texas cattle make their way to George Washington sent by a Spanish hero...

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Freethought San Marcos: Texas Attorney General Abbott’s ‘demagoduery’

— Freethought San Marcos: A column by LAMAR W. HANKINS Sometimes the marvelous English language with its quarter of a million words fails to capture adequately in one word the character of a person or action.  Such...

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Commentary: Time for San Marcos CISD to embrace ‘Trustee TV’

In this guest commentary, two city council members make the extraordinarily rare move of publicly urging their counterparts on the San Marcos CISD board of trustees to start televising their meetings.

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Bartee Haile: Former Governor and Senator refuses to go quietly

Even the clouds wept when Richard Coke passed on in Waco

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Freethought San Marcos: Guantánamo:The nation’s and Obama’s shame

— Freethought San Marcos: A column by LAMAR W. HANKINS   There should be no question that George W. Bush is the first to charge for the shame of Guantánamo.  But now President Obama, the Congress, and...

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Commentary: Making ‘yes’ really matter

JOHN McGLOTHIN writes, “bond elections have marked peaks in community interest in the schools, but the interest has always waned before we see the real change we need in local education. This is because new buildings do...

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Letter: Time to get serious about improving our schools

— — EDITOR: Many claim a commitment to investing in our youth and their education. But most are unfamiliar with the costs — let alone the value — of those commitments. Years ago, I was privileged to...

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Bartee Haile: Polio turned summer into the season of fear

Some will remember the nightmare that was polio in the twentieth century...

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Freethought San Marcos: The liberty to live

— Freethought San Marcos: A column by LAMAR W. HANKINS I had a talk with my old friend Wayne the other day.  We hadn’t seen each other for a while, so we had a lot of catching...

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