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Monday, September 19th, 2011

Freethought San Marcos: The Republicans’ callousness about health care

Columnist LAMAR HANKINS writes, "Now that the Republican nomination for president is in full swing, we once again return to the topic of health care, especially the role of government in assuring that all Americans have access to that life necessity.?

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Planning for the rains to come (eventually)

State Sen. JEFF WENTWORTH writes about opportunities for homeowners to learn more about rainwater harvesting, including the second annual Rainwater Revival in Dripping Springs.

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Bartee Haile: Crime-fighting DA murdered in bloody Borger

History columnist BARTEE HAILE writes, "After a seven-month absence, the Texas Rangers returned to Borger on Sep. 15, 1929, this time to hunt down the killer of a courageous crime-fighter."

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Letter: Doggett says ‘blame game’ doesn’t help fire victims

U.S. Rep. LLOYD DOGGETT writes, “We could use more Bastrop community spirit, in which local leaders of both parties work together constructively to overcome tragedy. Instead, Gov. Rick Perry and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst blamed President Barack...

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Freethought San Marcos: What we have learned about America since 9/11?

Freethought San Marcos: A column by LAMAR W. HANKINS The horrific attack on the United States on 9/11/01 brought out America’s essential character traits in ways that bin Laden could not have anticipated. Some of those traits...

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