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Monday, July 24th, 2017

Texas Senate panel targets mail-in ballot fraud after high-profile case

A bill that largely relies on increased penalties to crack down on mail-in ballot fraud is headed to the Senate floor. Its movement is a new path for lawmakers who previously focused on rare in-person voter fraud.

Monday, June 12th, 2017

San Antonio, El Paso voters choose new mayors

Voters in San Antonio ousted incumbent Mayor Ivy Taylor on Saturday and elected Ron Nirenberg. In El Paso, former Republican state Rep. Dee Margo will take the helm of the state's largest border city.

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

Election 2017 Results: City, school district elections in Hays County

Voters will decide whether to approve bond sales for capital improvements in the city of San Marcos, San Marcos CISD and Hays CISD.

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Hays County to appoint citizens committee on electronic voting equipment

The Hays County Elections Commission is assembling a citizens committee to make recommendations on a new electronic voting system to replace aging equipment in use for more than a decade.

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Womens groups to host new Hays County elections administrator

Hays County Elections Administrator Jennifer Anderson will address a joint meeting next week of the Hays County Womens Political Caucus and the League of Women Voters of Hays County.

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

San Marcos council to set $31.7M bond election

Acting on recommendations from a task force it appointed to evaluate municipal building needs, the San Marcos City Council has instructed staff to prepare a bond election to pay for police, fire and library facilities.

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