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Monday, February 25th, 2013

Video: Doggett on lurching toward ‘April Fools fiscal cliff’

U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett joined in his party’s efforts last week to raise public awareness of $85 billion in automatic federal budget cuts all but certain to go into effect March 1.

Saturday, February 9th, 2013

Border apprehension data doesn’t tell the whole story

As the debate over federal immigration reform ramps up — and the border security component continues to be a major factor — statistics on border apprehensions are often used as a barometer to measure how effective security...

Monday, January 14th, 2013

White House responds to Texas secession petition

Responding to petitions from Texas and seven other states calling for the right to secede, the White House called for healthy debate, but to not let "that debate tear us apart."

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

In Austin, Obama rallies supporters, targets Romney

After slamming Bush-era tax cuts and calling Mitt Romney a business “outsourcer,” President Obama said Tuesday in Austin that he would remind the world why America is the best country in the world if he was sent...

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Remember when? Obama visits San Marcos, Texas State

After two straight months of being outraised by presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, President Obama is eying Tuesday as a possible record-breaking day for fundraising in Texas.

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

'Blue' Hays County hides in voter 'enthusiasm gap'

The Republican sweep of Hays County voting boxes was the result not so much of a GOP wave as the disappearance of Democratic voters in 2010. The straight ticket Democratic voter was as likely as not to...

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Shami calls Perry and White 'proven failures'

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Farouk Shami came to San Marcos last week, calling Governor Rick White and former Houston Mayor Bill White "proven failures" as the primary election approaches on March 2.

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Shami calls Perry and White ‘proven failures’

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Farouk Shami came to San Marcos last week, calling Governor Rick White and former Houston Mayor Bill White "proven failures" as the primary election approaches on March 2.

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Freethought San Marcos: Facing the truth about President Obama (Part 1)

Freethought San Marcos: A column by LAMAR W. HANKINS I voted for Barack Obama just over a year ago, not because I expected that his policies would be far different from those of his predecessor, but because...

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

Hays County schools vary about Obama speech

Hays County public school districts took subtly different approaches to President Barack Obama's Tuesday speech to schoolchildren, which was broadcast nationally over the Internet and on C-SPAN and CNN at noon.

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