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2010 elections

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Rout: Republicans sweep Hays County elections

A couple hours before the polls closed at 7 p.m. Tuesday night, Hays County GOP Party Chair Bud Wymore was feeling optimistic. America looked poised to ride a wave of Republican sentiment all the way to a congressional majority, pulling the races down-ballot along for the ride.

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Hanging a right: Rose straddles political lines

Against a national backdrop of anti-incumbent sentiment, four-term District 45 State Rep. Patrick Rose is coming out purple as he faces GOP challenger Jason Isaac, a Dripping Springs businessman, at the Nov. 2 polls.

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Sheriff’s race turns ugly with domestic violence claim [PRO]

The race for Hays County’s top law enforcement office took a public turn for the ugly this week when an audience member at a candidate forum accused Sheriff Tommy Ratliff of breaking his ex-wife’s collar bone during...

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

Election ’10 Video: Edwards Aquifer Authority board debate (Mark B. Taylor vs. Peggy Jones)

Former San Marcos city attorney Mark B. Taylor is running to keep his seat on the Edwards Aquifer Authority board of directors against RV park owner Peggy Jones. The candidates discussed conservation, development and San Antonio's massive...

Friday, October 8th, 2010

Election ’10 Video: San Marcos City Council debate (Rodney Van Oudekerke vs. Shane Scott)

San Marcos (Texas) City Council Place 6 candidates Rodney Van Oudekerke and Shane Scott faced off at the San Marcos Area League of Women Voters debate ahead of the Nov. 2, 2010 election.

Friday, October 8th, 2010

Election ’10 Video: San Marcos City Council debate (Jude Prather vs. Toby Hooper)

San Marcos (Texas) City Council Place 2 candidates Jude Prather and Toby Hooper faced off at the San Marcos Area League of Women Voters debate ahead of the Nov. 2, 2010 election.

Monday, October 4th, 2010

San Marcos mayoral, city council candidates square off tonight

John Thomaides and Daniel Guerrero, vying to become the next San Marcos mayor in the Nov. 2 election, will headline the League of Women Voter's debate tonight.

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Commentary: A worthwhile investment for the future of San Marcos

In this commentary, the first in a series, ALBERT SIERRA writes, "The gap in educational services between high school and four-year university levels is draining our pool of skilled labor. Without local access to a community college,...

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

ACC board officially calls election in San Marcos, Hays school districts

The Austin Community College District board of trustees on Friday officially called an annexation election in five Central Texas communities including the Hays and San Marcos school districts.

Friday, August 20th, 2010

Hooper to face Prather in fight for San Marcos seat

Healthcare industry administrator Toby Hooper, a nine year city resident, said this morning he has filed to run for San Marcos City Council Place 2.

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