Anita Miller - Managing Editor
If success can be measured in smiles, Sights & Sounds of Christmas doesn’t have a thing to be sorry about.
The spectacular, glittering festival strewn along both banks of the San Marcos River was cut short by one day this year due to incessant rainfall and resultant mud.
A diverse alliance of concerned citizens — ranging from local ministers to campus activists to San Martians directly impacted by incarceration — have steadily gathered support for a new anti-discrimination ordinance called Fair Chance Hiring.
The effort is inspired by a resolution passed this spring by the City Council in Austin on a vote of 8-2. The policy — also called “Banning the Box” — shifts background checks to the end of the hiring process, encouraging candidates’ initial consideration based on their merits.
Danny Tyree - Syndicated columnist
When I was a preschooler, I lived across the road from Rufus Foster. I still attend church with his widow.
One of many memorable things about Mr. Foster was that, as a 19-year-old from the hills of Tennessee, he was at Pearl Harbor during the Japanese sneak attack.
December 7 marks three-quarters of a century since that attack, and I have to wonder if we truly remember the lessons of the tragedy.
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