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Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Guest Column: Taking San Marcos from good to great

City council candidate MASON MURPHY says the San Marcos City Council should treat each opportunity to recruit major new employers as an “Olympic moment,” an organized, dazzling effort.

Friday, October 11th, 2013

Freethought San Marcos: Eliminating conflicts of interest in city government

Freethought San Marcos: A column by LAMAR W. HANKINS For at least the last two decades many appointees to public office and some city council members in San Marcos have had conflicts of interest that are ignored...

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Bartee Haile: U.S. government smuggled Nazi scientists into Texas

A shocking tale of deceit, science and immigration after WWII

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Bartee Haile: Time to start acting like an independent people

The remarkable Sam Houston saves the day once again

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Freethought San Marcos: A case study in DWI and the citizen accused

Freethought San Marcos: A column by LAMAR W. HANKINS On Aug. 30, San Marcos attorney Kyle Maysel was arrested on a driving while intoxicated charge after a minor traffic accident in which he backed into a stopped...

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Bartee Haile: Amputated limb gave Santa Anna a leg up

Some generals really know how to go out on a limb

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Bartee Haile: San Antonio a hotbed of Mexican exile intrigue

Ah, the best laid plans can go awry, and will, at the worst possible time

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Bartee Haile: Agent paid high price for devotion to Indians

A compelling story of tolerance and intolerance with an aptly named good soldier

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Freethought San Marcos: Bombing Syria–An extension of failed US foreign policy

— Freethought San Marcos: A column by LAMAR W. HANKINS   Critics of President Obama’s proposed bombing of Syria to punish President Assad for his alleged use of sarin gas have many reasons to oppose such action. ...

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

Bartee Haile: Brothers stand trial in extortion scheme

A strange crime gone awry in Dallas took 20 G-men to solve

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