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A time for choosing in 2016

Susan Stamper Brown - Syndicated Columnist

C.S. Lewis once wrote: “Every time you make a choice you are turning the central part of you...into something a little different from what it was before. And taking your life as a are slowly turning this central thing either into a heavenly creature or into a hellish creature: either into a creature that is in harmony with God, and with other creatures, and with itself, or else into one that is in a state of war and hatred with God, and with its fellow creatures, and with itself.”

We must save Cape’s Dam


I had been lightly following the discussion on the removal of Cape’s Dam on the San Marcos River until recently, when I decided to look in detail at both sides of the argument. I now understand the debt the San Marcos River community owes to Ben Kvanli and Brian Olson for their relentless pursuit of truth on this issue. We must save Cape’s Dam.

Save mill race and waterfall


The city of San Marcos has requested a permit from the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife (TPWD) to destroy Cape’s Dam and use the material to block and fill the Mill Race channel of the San Marcos River. The flow in this ¼ mile stretch of water holds a population of federally protected Fountain Darter fish, and feeds a most beautiful waterfall and swimming hole that I have known and loved for more than 50 years. 

 If the city moves ahead with their plan, this gorgeous and historical place, formed more than 150 years ago, will be irretrievably lost!


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