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Election 2013


Friday, February 14th, 2014

Republican challengers say Campbell doesn’t come as advertised

State Sen. Donna Campbell, R-New Braunfels, is playing defense against two Republican primary challengers, Elisa Chan, a former San Antonio city councilwoman, and Mike Novak, a former Bexar County commissioner

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Election 2013: San Marcos City Council voting results

We will post election results for the San Marcos City Council and charter amendment election tonight as they are released by Hays County Elections Administrator Joyce Cowan.

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Election 2013: Hays County voting results

We will post returns for the Buda and Woodcreek city council elections — and other local contests — just as fast as we can get them.

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Where to vote in Hays County today

Anticipating low turnout, Hays County elections officials have consolidated voting boxes for a total of 18 polling locations. That means you may not vote where you normally do. Find your residence on this map — or plug...

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

Texans will decide on property tax breaks for veterans

Two of the nine constitutional amendments on the Nov. 5 ballot could benefit many of the 1.6 million veterans in Texas. Propositions 1 and 4 would offer property tax breaks to soldiers and their families.

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

Audio: If Prop 6 passes, what’s next for water in Texas?

The passage of Proposition 6, which proponents say would jump-start tens of billions of dollars in spending on water projects across Texas, may be just the beginning of a debate over how to spend money in a...

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Guest Column: A lifetime of service, more to come

San Marcos City Council candidate BILL TAYLOR says he has a track record of making solid decisions in the crucible of San Marcos politics.

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Guest Column: How about a little dissent on city council?

City council candidate THOM PRENTICE says San Marcos needs a good shaking up — on issues ranging from street signage to roundabouts to new development.

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Reverse mortgage plan’s fate is in voters’ hands

Currently the only state that doesn’t let seniors use reverse mortgages for purchasing homes, Texas could switch course if voters approve a constitutional amendment in the Nov. 5 election.

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Audio: Property tax relief for military families on ballot

Two of the nine constitutional propositions on the ballot in Texas this November will lower property taxes for disabled veterans or a surviving spouse.

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