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Election 2016

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Q&A: Cutler, Ratliff field questions in their third face-off for Hays County sheriff

ELECTION 2016 VIDEO | Former Hays County Sheriff Tommy Ratliff (R-Kyle) — running to regain the office he lost in 2010 — had the stage to himself at the Hays County League of Women Voters’ primary candidate debate on Feb. 8. Incumbent sheriff Gary Cutler (R-Driftwood) did not attend.

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

University of Houston keeps GOP presidential debate

CNN announced Wednesday that the University of Houston will still get to host the Feb. 25 GOP primary presidential debate. The university's status had been called into question after NBC News was removed as the organizer of...

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Ratliff calls press conference to unveil ‘criminal allegations’ against Cutler

Setting the stage for a third bruising campaign between two rival lawmen, former Hays County Sheriff Tommy Ratliff said this morning that he will detail “criminal allegations” involving current Sheriff Gary Cutler at a press conference tomorrow...

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Still chums? Cruz says Trump jumped the shark with latest attack

The political bromance between GOP presidential hopefuls Donald Trump and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz appeared to be unraveling Tuesday after Trump raised the issue of Cruz's Canadian birth, and Cruz suggested his rival has jumped the shark.

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Lamar Smith’s climate change views win ‘Flat Earth’ award

Christmas elves, pirates and scientists gathered Monday to present climate change skeptic U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith, R-San Antonio, with a fake award from the “Flat Earth Foundation of Texas.”

Monday, December 7th, 2015

Texas GOP rejects secession ballot proposal

State GOP leaders, including two representatives from Hays County, have defeated a proposal to ask Texas voters whether they favor secession.

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Election 2015: San Marcos City Council Election Results

In San Marcos City Council elections, voters will choose between Scott Gregson and Frank Arredondo for place 5 and between Shane Scott and Melissa Derrick for place 6. Polls close at 7 p.m.

Monday, October 26th, 2015

Texans to decide on transportation funding with Prop. 7

As Texas’ transportation needs multiply, voters in the rapidly growing state will be asked Nov. 3 to consider a way to pay for those needs.

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

Election 2015 Video: San Marcos City Council Place 6 Debate | League of Women Voters of Hays County

San Marcos City Council Place 6 candidates Shane Scott and Melissa Derrick met on Monday, Oct. 12 at the League of Women Voters of Hays County’s annual candidate debate.

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

Election 2015 Video: San Marcos City Council Place 5 Debate | League of Women Voters of Hays County

San Marcos City Council Place 5 candidates Scott Gregson and Frank Arredondo met on Monday, Oct. 12 at the League of Women Voters of Hays County’s annual candidate debate.

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