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Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Commentary: It’s power versus the people in fight for O’Quinn Ranch

Wimberley resident LOUIS B. PARKS writes, “Big money and political influence from south Texas have rolled into the Wimberley area and may try to take our precious water resources, at taxpayer expense.”

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Commentary: San Marcos should invest in early education

Studies show that Pre-K and other quality early education programs don’t just make educational sense — they are economic no-brainers.

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Bartee Haile: Barnstormer Bessie Coleman broke many barriers

Bessie Coleman was both Oprah and Amelia in one spirited Texas package...

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Freethought San Marcos: Tax misconceptions that distort our perceptions

— Freethought San Marcos: A column by LAMAR W. HANKINS “Now a petty, narcissistic, pridefully ignorant politics has come to dominate and paralyze our government, while millions of people keep falling through the gaping  hole that has...

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Commentary: The case for San Marcos CISD bonds

Environmental student grad student BILL ADAMS says passaged of the San Marcos CISD bonds would improve property values and conserve water and energy.

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Barte Haile: Three little Texans shine in “Our Gang” comedies

This Texas "gang" won the hearts of millions.

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Freethought San Marcos: The NRA, perpetrator of ‘fear itself’

— Freethought San Marcos: A column by LAMAR W. HANKINS For most of my life, the NRA (National Rifle Association) has seemed inconsequential to me.  But in the last few years, I have become more interested in...

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Barte Haile: Former newspaper man reigns as ‘King of the Texas Brag’

Boyce House was a teller of tall Texas tales and then some...

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Freethought San Marcos: Lyndon Baines Johnson, my tragic hero

— Freethought San Marcos: A column by LAMAR W. HANKINS The recent unveiling of a monument to honor Vietnam veterans at the Texas state capitol in Austin rekindled my memories about President Lyndon Baines Johnson – known...

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Bartee Haile: Kid Curry kills stranger just to keep in practice

Harvey Logan, alias "Kid Curry" was the wildest of the "Wild Bunch".

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