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The San Marcos Traverse

A map of the San Marcos Traverse as diagrammed by Christian Hawley

The San Marcos Traverse

Christian Hawley hiking with his children.
Photo courtesy of Christian Hawley

The San Marcos Traverse

The pond at Ringtail Ridge between the berms hosts hundreds of black-bellied whistling ducks
Photo courtesy of Christian Hawley

The San Marcos Traverse

Creating an 18-mile loop to run around town

Lakewood Church shooting is yet another reason to pass red flag laws

Three days after a 7-yearold boy was shot in the head at Houston’s Lakewood Church, his grandmother reported that surgeons had removed parts of the frontal lobe of his brain and of his skull. The boy, Samuel, had “lost a major part of what makes us who we are,” Walli Carranza wrote in a Feb. 14 Facebook post. Carranza blamed the tragedy on “the very same legislators who claim to be ‘pro-life’ (and) believe that unbridled gun rights matter and the right to life does not! Insanity!”

Press Conference, Art Exhibit, and Forum to Focus on Texas Senate Bill 4

On Friday, March 1, events sponsored by Mano Amiga San Marcos and Border Network for Human Rights focusing on Texas Senate Bill 4 (SB4) will take place at the Price Center, 222 W. San Antonio Street. There will be a Press Conference at 1:00 p.m., a Community Art Project from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and a Forum at 6:00 p.m. All events are free and open to the public.

Can County Commissioners keep up with Urban Planning Research?

In the recent article “Can Transportation Planning Keep up with Growth?” covering the Transportation Summit covered by Greater San Marcos Partnership and the SM Chamber of Commerce, the main issue talked about is how to handle “the more people on the road, the more the thoroughfares need to evolve to support the additional drivers.” This needs to be rephrased to the more drivers on the road, the more roads need to evolve. San Marcos and surrounding counties need better solutions than recreating the problem of induced demand from cars. More lanes will inevitably bring more drivers. What San Marcos needs is reliable transportation, it will be cheaper in the long run.

Big pharma’s song and dance

The earworm “1-8-77 Kars 4 Kids” always struck me as a stellar example of how insufferable advertising can be when its creators really put their minds to it. The organization behind the long-running ad boasts that the jingle “has quickly become one of the most memorable and catchy radio ads of all time.”


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