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Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Letter: ‘Rule of capture’ shouldn’t be absolute for commercial groundwater pumpers

Hays County Pct. 3 Commissioner WILL CONLEY writes that a for-profit company’s efforts to develop a commercial well field over an un-regulated patch of the Trinity Aquifer warrants ‘a great deal of concern.’

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Commentary: What Texas learned from the last boom gone bust

In this commentary, former state chief revenue estimator BILLY HAMILTON writes that no one really knows what plunging oil prices will mean for Texas’ economy, but rising fears of a 1980s-style recession are overblown — at least...

Monday, June 16th, 2014

Letter: Don’t let abused children slip through the cracks during summer break

Since teachers are often the first to see signs that a child may have been abused, community members must pick up the slack when school is out of session, CASA of Central Texas Executive Director NORMA CASTILLA-BLACKWELL...

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Letter: Rep. Smith says ‘America’s veterans deserve the best care possible, as soon as possible’

U.S. Rep. LAMAR SMITH writes that acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson assured him in a meeting last week that he is committed to correcting problems that have plagued VA hospitals and clinics in San Antonio...

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Letter: Danny Gonzales is a leader San Marcos CISD needs

San Marcos real estate investor JASON A. MITTMAN says Danny Gonzales’ positive attitude and work ethic qualifies him for the District 1 seat on the San Marcos CISD board of trustees. Election Day is Saturday, May 10....

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Will Conley: La Cima puts economic transformation within San Marcos’ reach

The Hays County commissioner writes that a proposed 2,031-acre master planned development presents opportunity to an impoverished city by expanding single-family housing and offering corporate employers a campus where they can be proud to set up shop

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Brad Rollins’ Blog: Farewell to Lamar Hankins

Writing a weekly column is hard work — as Hankins can attest — and I’ve been unable over the years to recruit other voices to balance his. Consequently, Hankins’ opinions have, by default, come to be synonymous...

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Lamar Hankins: Both Democrats and Republicans have it wrong

Freethought San Marcos: A column by LAMAR W. HANKINS In the age of Obama and right-wing politics, people who share many of my political interests often ask me why I’m so hard on the Democratic Party. I...

Friday, March 14th, 2014

A Kink in the Democrats’ chain

Texas Democratic leaders tried to keep Kinky Friedman off of their November ticket, for fear voters will not take him seriously. But if he wins a runoff for agriculture commissioner in May, he might offer them their...

Sunday, March 9th, 2014

Brad Rollins’ Blog: San Marcos trustee candidates have big names to lean on

Through the power of name recognition, Naomi Narvaiz and Danny Gonzales could have invisible running mates who never consented to being on the ticket.

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