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2016 Republican Party primary

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.

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Rick Green falls short in second bid for Texas Supreme Court justice

Former State Rep. Rick Green (R-Dripping Springs) lost a second close bid for a place on the Texas Supreme Court on Tuesday, winning just under 48 percent against incumbent Paul Green (R-San Antonio).

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Conley wins big en route to fourth term as Hays County commissioner

Surrounded by his family, Hays County Pct. 3 Commissioner Will Conley felt on top of the world at the Hays County Republicans’ primary watch party at Hays City Store on Tuesday.

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Election 2016 Video: Cruz celebrates wins in Texas, Oklahoma

UPDATED 9:22 a.m. MARCH 2 | Ted Cruz on Tuesday added two more wins in the Republican presidential primaries, claiming victory at home and in Oklahoma in an otherwise disappointing night for a campaign that...

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Election 2016: Hays County primary voters go for Cruz, Sanders

Election results will be posted here as they are released by the Hays County Elections Office

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Election 2016 Results: Hays County Republican, Democratic primaries

Election results will be posted here as they are released by the Hays County Elections Office for the 2016 Republican and Democratic party primaries.

Friday, February 19th, 2016

Competitive races drawing relative crowds to Hays County polls

More than 2,700 people cast ballots this week during the first three days of early primary voting in Hays County. Turnout has been strong so far for both major political parties, but local Democrats, in particular, are...

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Commentary: In Supreme Court primary, Rick Green’s judgment called into question

ELECTION 2016 | The Supreme Court race that looks like a name game — it's Green v. Green on the ballot — actually is about fundamental ideas of what judges ought to be doing. And the two...

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Video: Cutler, Ratliff rumble face-to-face during Hays County sheriff’s debate

Meeting opponent Tommy Ratliff face-to-face on the eve of early voting, Sheriff Gary Cutler said at the outset that he intended to keep discussion focused on policy issues facing Hays County’s largest law enforcement agency. Said Cutler,...

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Isaac endorses Rubio for president while Campbell backs Cruz

ELECTION 2016 | Bucking a majority of his colleagues in the Legislature, State Rep. Jason Isaac is urging Republican voters to choose U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio over U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in the March...

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