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Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Audio: Lawmakers working to convince voters on water funding

Most state lawmakers have been focusing on transportation funding these days. But several of them have their eyes on a different prize: convincing voters to support putting dollars aside for water projects.

Saturday, June 1st, 2013

Benninghoff wins Kyle City Council seat in runoff

Army nurse Chad Benninghoff has won a runoff for an at-large Kyle City Council seat with 242 votes to Joe Bacon’s 194, according to results released this evening by the city’s spokesperson.

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Roark, Murphy announce city council bids

More than two months before the start of filing for the November 2013, two candidates on Monday announced their bids for San Marcos City Council within hours of each other.

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Commentary: Making ‘yes’ really matter

JOHN McGLOTHIN writes, “bond elections have marked peaks in community interest in the schools, but the interest has always waned before we see the real change we need in local education. This is because new buildings do...

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

San Marcos, Wimberley voters OK school bonds, Kyle goes for roads

May 11 election returns for San Marcos, Hays, Wimberley and Dripping Springs school districts in addition to road bonds and a council election in the city of Kyle.

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

With strong early voting in the bag, Election Day is here

If early turnout is an indication — and it always is — voter participation in the San Marcos CISD construction bond and school board elections today could set a new record.

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Letter: Time to get serious about improving our schools

— — EDITOR: Many claim a commitment to investing in our youth and their education. But most are unfamiliar with the costs — let alone the value — of those commitments. Years ago, I was privileged to...

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Voters turning out early for bond proposals in San Marcos, Kyle, Wimberley

With $77 million in proposed capital improvements on the ballot, the San Marcos CISD election is drawing higher-than-usual numbers to the polls.

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

Campus carry gets early ok from House on ‘gun day’

Texas colleges, universities and public schools could see more firearm-carrying students or authorities under two gun rights expansion bills that got preliminary approval in the House on Saturday.

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

Letter: Vote for Hamilton’s résumé, ‘real world’ experience

Writing in support of San Marcos CISD school board candidate Michelle Hamilton, TOBY HOOPER says, "I did not find a politician, someone who simply wants to be elected.”

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