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Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Video: San Marcos council candidates Scott Gregson, Frank Arredondo spar at University Star debate

San Marcos City Council Place 5 candidates Frank Arredondo and Scott Gregson met on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at the University Star’s annual candidate debate at Texas State University.

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Video: Heated debate between San Marcos council member Shane Scott, challenger Melissa Derrick

San Marcos City Council Place 6 candidate MELISSA DERRICK and incumbent SHANE SCOTT met on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at the University Star’s annual candidate debate at Texas State University.

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

CONA, LWV debates coming up for San Marcos council candidates

Four candidates vying for two San Marcos City Council seats will debate at least twice more in the final weeks before the Nov. 3 general election.

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Deadline for voter registration approaches

Citizens can register in person at the Hays County Elections Office located on the first floor of the Hays County Government Center, 712 S. Stagecoach Trail. People can also register by mail with an application obtained from...

Saturday, September 26th, 2015

Audio: KTSW 89.9 hosts San Marcos City Council contenders

Texas State University’s student radio station, KTSW 89.9, hosted a debate on Sept. 23 for Place 5 candidates Frank Arredondo and Scott Gregson and Place 6 candidates Melissa Derrick and Shane Scott, the incumbent.

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Protect San Marcos endorses Gregson, Derrick in city council elections

Protect San Marcos, a group formed in 2011 to campaign against a proposed luxury development on Sessom Drive, has endorsed Scott Gregson and Melissa Derrick for San Marcos City Council.

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Nationalist group wants Texas secession on GOP primary ballot

Texas already seceded once — in 1861. But the Texas Nationalist Movement wants a repeat a century and a half later, and thinks the March GOP primary is the place to start.

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Hitting a ‘brick wall,’ San Marcos teacher suspends city council campaign

UPDATED 12:39 Sept. 15 | Saying he can’t get traction because of widespread suspicion that he is secretly allied with one of his opponents, candidate Stephen Herrera has effectively ended his campaign for the San Marcos City...

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Texans come to grips with Trump’s frontrunner status

Bombastic billionaire Donald Trump rallied thousands Monday in Dallas with a message that Texas Republicans are beginning to take seriously: “I'm not going anywhere.”

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