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Friday, June 6th, 2014

Congressmen demand answers on new abuse allegations at San Antonio VA hospital

WITH VIDEO | Infuriated by new allegations of dysfunction at a San Antonio veterans hospital, U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith fired off a letter on Thursday insisting that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ acting inspector general demonstrate that an ongoing investigation into medical records manipulation is “thorough and independent.”

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

Smith calls for probe of Veterans Affairs hospitals, clinics in Central Texas

An ongoing investigation into claims that U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs employees falsified records to conceal waiting lists that left veterans languishing for months without medical care should be expanded to include a clinic in Austin and...

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Letter: Sen. Ted Cruz is mad at the Mercury

— — EDITOR: Columnist Lamar Hankins recently made a number of  false claims against U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (“Questions that Rafael Edward ‘Ted’ Cruz won’t answer.“) The San Marcos Mercury has a responsibility not to distribute false...

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Freethought San Marcos: Questions that Rafael Edward ‘Ted’ Cruz won’t answer

— Freethought San Marcos: A column by LAMAR W. HANKINS As a smart guy who went to Princeton and Harvard, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas must have missed the courses that taught how to do research. ...

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.

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Cruz defeats Dewhurst, will face Sadler in fall

Defying all early expectations and upending long-standing conventional wisdom in Texas Republican politics, former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz handily won the Republican runoff for an open U.S. Senate seat Tuesday night.

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Hays County voters set off-year early voting mark

More than 13,000 Hays County residents had cast early ballots as of Tuesday, already setting a new off-year record at 13,206. Typically, about half of the ballots in a November election are cast during the early voting...

Monday, July 5th, 2010

San Marcos CISD to observe Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

San Marcos CISD will observe Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day on July 14, joining with neighboring Central Texas school districts in observing the day.

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Pink lectures moved due to weather

Author Daniel Pink's free public lectures, originally slated for the LBJ Student Center Mall on Wednesday, have been relocated to Evans Auditorium due to expected inclement weather.