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Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Jerry Patterson: Don’t let race-baiting tarnish Confederate license plate

In a guest commentary, the Texas Land Commissioner writes that a federal appeals court’s was right to rule that the state could not bar the issuance of a speciality drivers license plate sponsored by the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

Friday, November 20th, 2009

The Weekend: It's no turkey

Cranberries, probably a part of your Thanksgiving dinner, are one of the few fruits native to North America. They are as indigenous to the northeast as music is here in San Marcos. There's plenty of music here...

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Guest commentary: The meaning of Hispanic Heritage Month

Kyle Mayor Mike Gonzalez offers his thoughts on National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Juneteenth recalls freeing of Texas slaves

The Juneteenth Celebration in San Marcos last weekend gave another opportunity to reflect on the ending of slavery, as well as changing racial relations in San Marcos and across Texas.

Monday, February 16th, 2009

Televisory: Ike's ire and Abe's body

The nastiest hurricane to hit Texas and one of the nation's most revered U.S. Presidents are two of the most stirring topics to be treated this week on television.

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

Abraham Lincoln’s celestial connections revisited for bicentennial

Abraham Lincoln has long been a favorite subject of the unique brand of forensic astronomy practiced at Texas State University, and now in observance of the Feb. 12 bicentennial of Lincoln’s birth, Sky & Telescope has published...

Monday, February 18th, 2008

Presidents Day

Presidents Day brought reminders that the presidency is as much about accidental circumstance as individual greatness.