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Sunday, May 5th, 2013

Letter: Vote for Hamilton’s résumé, ‘real world’ experience

Writing in support of San Marcos CISD school board candidate Michelle Hamilton, TOBY HOOPER says, "I did not find a politician, someone who simply wants to be elected.”

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Bartee Haile: Cherokees send “savior” to Happy Hunting Grounds

The tale of John Dunn Hunter, espionage, Fredonia and double-crossing allies...

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Freethought San Marcos: The Terror of Bush-Obama Era Foreign Policy

— Freethought San Marcos: A column by LAMAR W. HANKINS   Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR) noted critically this past week that most members of the mass media gave no coverage or gave short shrift to...

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Commentary: How athletics affects academics (updated)

San Marcos CISD athletics director MARK SOTO writes, "How does participating in athletics correspond to academic, social and economic achievement amoung students? Causation is difficult to prove but there is ample evidence of correlation. In my own...

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Letter: McCoy says school bonds ‘good for business’

BRIAN McCOY writes, ”Moving forward will be good for business by preparing our students to be more effective in the workplace as well as enticing new businesses and families to locate right here in San Marcos.”

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Letter: School investment gives kids a shot to make good on potential

DARRELL A. HAMLIN says his education at SMHS was like a gifted lottery ticket. He adds, “The thing about a winning lottery ticket, though, is that it has to be purchased, even if what you are purchasing...

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Letter: Educators union endorses Hamilton for trustee

Members of the local affiliate of the Texas State Teachers Association have voted to endorse trustee candidate Michelle Hamilton over the the Place 5 incumbent, union president SUSAN SEATON writes.

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Barte Haile: Did John Wilkes Booth escape to hide in Texas?

The controversy still rages today: did Booth survive?

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Freethought San Marcos: Politicians refuse to protect the public

— Freethought San Marcos: A column by LAMAR W. HANKINS — While the safety and welfare of the public should be the minimal standard to judge the actions of politicians, recent events and public debates demonstrate the...

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Isaac: In ranch dispute, I won’t flinch on basic rights

State Rep. JASON ISAAC writes, “The conservation and protection of natural resources in the area are important to me, and I believe that this MUD will help to ensure that the land is managed responsibly with an...

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