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Saturday, October 8th, 2016

League hosting debates for Hays County, San Marcos candidates

League of Women Voters of Hays County will hold two debates for local candidates. The debate for the Hays County candidates will be Monday, Oct. 10. The debate for the San Marcos City candidates will be Monday, Oct. 17.

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Texas launches voter education campaign amid scrutiny of voter ID

Texas on Wednesday kicked off a voter education campaign ahead of the November elections. The state is required to spend $2.5 million to educate voters about its voter ID requirements.

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

In Austin, Trump assails Clinton over foundation ties

UPDATED 10:51 p.m. AUG. 23 | Capping a daylong swing through Texas, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Tuesday evening assailed Democratic rival Hillary Clinton as unfit for public office in the wake of new reports about...

Friday, August 19th, 2016

Trump to hold rally in Austin

Donald Trump is holding a rally Tuesday in Austin, his first public event in Texas as the Republican presidential nominee.

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

What $131.4M in Hays County road bonds gets you

The Hays County Commissioners Court whittled a $352.6 million transportation wish list to $131.4 million during the course of an 11½-hour meeting on Tuesday. Here’s what made the cut.

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Ruben Becerra, downtown business owner, enters San Marcos mayor race

Downtown businessman Ruben Becerra filed paperwork today to enter the race for San Marcos mayor, setting up a spirited contest at the top of the Nov. 8 municipal election ballot.

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Filing begins Monday for San Marcos mayor, council elections

The filing period for candidates interested in running for San Marcos City Council in the Nov. 8 general and special election officially begins on Saturday, July 23 and will continue until Monday, Aug. 22.

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

How Ted Cruz crashed Donald Trump’s convention (with video)

As it became apparent Ted Cruz would not endorse Donald Trump, the crowd inside the Quicken Loans Arena reacted with increasing anger, and Cruz left the stage to thundering boos.

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

Thomaides to run for San Marcos mayor as Guerrero declines re-election bid

Veteran council member John Thomaides announced a second bid for San Marcos mayor this week, a day after incumbent Daniel Guerrero said he would not seek a fourth term.

Sunday, May 8th, 2016

Austin voters reject proposition backed by Uber, Lyft

Austin's Proposition 1, a ride-hailing ordinance supported by Uber and Lyft was defeated Saturday. With all precincts reporting late Saturday night, 48,673 (about 56 percent) voted against the ordinance and 38,539 voted for it.

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