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Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Lamar Hankins: The plan to destroy women‘s constitutional rights

Freethought San Marcos: A column by LAMAR HANKINS Human beings are constantly trying to change reality. I don’t object to this characteristic. In fact, I’ve spent a good deal of my life opposing some of the worst realities of the species:  war, poverty, racism, sex discrimination, environmental destruction. What I have never tried to do

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

Letter: Tibbe ‘will not remain quiet’ while DA office ‘disparaged’

The district attorney says the two Republicans vying to replace her are leaning on “false and misleading” allegations of misconduct and mismanagement during her two terms as Hays County’s chief prosecutor

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

Letter: Donna Campbell is ‘a courageous conservative,’ Ted Cruz writes

The firebrand U.S. senator — revered by many Republicans, reviled by others — throws his considerable support to the state senator in her intra-party fight against Mike Novak and Elisa Chan in the March 4 party primary...

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

Letter: Jason Isaac says Mau has ‘earned my trust’ for Hays DA

The conservative Republican lawmaker bucks some of his libertarian-leaning supporters with this endorsement of Wes Mau over Lynn Peach, who has become an anti-establishment célèbre du jour

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

Letter: Peach will ‘stand strongly for justice’

San Marcos-based attorney Ronnie Dickens says candidate Lynn Peach has a more realistic perspective on criminal prosecution after five years in private practice as a defense attorney after resigning from the Hays County District Attorney’s office

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

Bartee Haile: Zeb Pike had nothing to fear from hospitable Spaniards

After trespassing on Spanish-controlled territory during his early 19th century fact-finding expedition into the southwestern United States, the adventurous army lieutenant was taken captive — and treated like an honored guest

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

Lamar Hankins: America’s drone killings in striking context

Thanks to Edward Snowden and other whistleblowers, whose disclosures have been reported by Jeremy Scahill and Glenn Greenwald, we have learned some of the truth about America’s use of drones to kill our perceived enemies, even when...

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Letter: For Hays DA, Mau is simply more qualified. Period.

Local Republican pillars Wally and Linda Kinney are backing Wes Mau for Hays County District Attorney, writing that he has the ‘prosecutorial and management experience necessary to handle the job.’

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Letter: Peach ‘ready, willing and able’ to clean up DA’s office

Former Hays County Republican Party chair Mike Cox writes that the district attorney’s office is “long due for a major overhaul” and casts his lot with insurgent candidate Lynn Peach.

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Letter: Peach’s ‘groundless accusations’ point to poor judgment

In a letter to the editor, retired San Marcos police Cmdr. Terry Nichols recalls district attorney candidate Lynn Peach’s incendiary accusations in 2009 against a fellow assistant district attorney and a San Marcos police investigator

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