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Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Anti-abortion candidates fared well in GOP primaries

In statewide races, Republicans who touted their stance against abortion — even when the offices they sought had little to do with the issue — saw strong primary night returns on Tuesday.

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

A rundown of the runoffs on May 27 ballot

Republican primary races for lieutenant governor and attorney general are among several that are headed for runoffs this year in Texas. Check out the list of races that are set for the May 27 runoff ballot.

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Election 2014: Mau wins GOP nod for Hays County DA

The Texas assistant attorney general is the defacto DA-elect with no Democrat on the ballot in the November general election

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Election 2014: Where you vote today in Hays County (interactive)

Polling places change from year to year and sometimes more often. When you go to cast a vote today in either the Hays County Republican or Democratic party primary election, show up at the right place.

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Cheat Sheet: What’s opened, what’s closed on Tuesday, March 4

In a routine now familiar to Central Texas, winter storms — following quickly on the heels of warm, balmy weather — are threaten delayed openings or closures for local schools and government offices. We’ll keep a running...

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

Candidates brace for final showdown in Tuesday’s primaries

Republican turnout in Hays County quadrupled during early voting compared to 2010. Democrats saw a spike in participation, too

Monday, February 24th, 2014

GOP primary turnout on course to nearly quadruple over 2010

Driven by free-for-alls in most statewide races and several heated regional and county contests, voters are beating a path to early voting locations compared to years past.

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

Letter: Tibbe ‘will not remain quiet’ while DA office ‘disparaged’

The district attorney says the two Republicans vying to replace her are leaning on “false and misleading” allegations of misconduct and mismanagement during her two terms as Hays County’s chief prosecutor

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

Letter: Donna Campbell is ‘a courageous conservative,’ Ted Cruz writes

The firebrand U.S. senator — revered by many Republicans, reviled by others — throws his considerable support to the state senator in her intra-party fight against Mike Novak and Elisa Chan in the March 4 party primary...

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

Letter: Jason Isaac says Mau has ‘earned my trust’ for Hays DA

The conservative Republican lawmaker bucks some of his libertarian-leaning supporters with this endorsement of Wes Mau over Lynn Peach, who has become an anti-establishment célèbre du jour

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