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Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Freethought San Marcos: Criminal Justice and the Michael Morton case

— Freethought San Marcos: A column by LAMAR W. HANKINS As most readers likely know, Michael Morton was exonerated of the killing of his wife Christine after serving 25 years in prison because key evidence of his innocence was withheld by the District Attorney who prosecuted him.  The focus on the corrupt acts of former

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Freethought San Marcos: The irremediable danger of American football

— Freethought San Marcos: A column by LAMAR W. HANKINS Two recent documentaries about head injuries in football (“League of Denial:  The NFL’s Concussion Crisis” by PBS’s Frontline and “The United States  of Football” by Sean Pamphilon),...

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Guest Column: A lifetime of service, more to come

San Marcos City Council candidate BILL TAYLOR says he has a track record of making solid decisions in the crucible of San Marcos politics.

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Bartee Haile: The flesh-and-blood Dealey behind Dallas’ plaza

George Bannerman Dealey was an exemplary far-sighted journalist whose name is often linked with a tragedy

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Guest Column: How about a little dissent on city council?

City council candidate THOM PRENTICE says San Marcos needs a good shaking up — on issues ranging from street signage to roundabouts to new development.

Monday, October 28th, 2013

Freethought San Marcos: How Hays County government promotes religion (Part 3)

— Freethought San Marcos: A column by LAMAR W. HANKINS How Hays County Government Promotes Religion Part 3: The Constitutionality of Its Religious Practice In Part 1 on this topic, I explained how the Hays County Commissioners...

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Bartee Haile: The ‘most uncoachable player’ in football history

The tale of a gifted football player who sadly seemed to live up to his name

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Freethought San Marcos: How Hays County government promotes religion (Part 2)

— Freethought San Marcos: A column by LAMAR W. HANKINS Part 2: The Nature of Its Religious Practice In Part 1 on this topic, I explained how the Hays County Commissioners Court established religious worship as an...

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

Bartee Haile: Sam Houston sworn in a month ahead of schedule

President Sam Houston inherits a pack of troubles in the magnificently beautiful Lone Star state

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

Freethought San Marcos: How Hays County government promotes religion

— Freethought San Marcos: A column by LAMAR W. HANKINS   Part 1: The Framework of Its Religious Practice Some strange events occurred in Hays County a year ago, on October 16, 2012, when its Commissioners Court...

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