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Friday, October 15th, 2010

County provides $125K for struggling water district

Hays County commissioners increased their annual allocation to the Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District in the 2011 budget. However, the district continues to struggle with administrative, political and funding turmoil.

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Tea Party protesters rally despite afternoon rain

Despite rain all afternoon, about three dozen Tea Party ralliers protesting federal government taxation turned out on the San Marcos courthouse square Thursday. The rally was about one-third as large as last year's effort, when April 15...

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Rose trounces Democratic primary challenger

Patrick Rose took 79.7 percent of the vote against challenger Andrew Backus in Tuesday's Democratic primary for his fifth straight nomination for his state representative seat.

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Rose breezes through challenge by Backus

Rose took just shy of 80 percent of the vote in the Democratic primaries against Driftwood resident Andrew Backus, the former chair of the Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District.

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

Letter to the editor: A vote against Rose

In this letter to the editor, Susan Cook of Driftwood says it's time to unseat Patrick Rose as the local state representative to the legislature and vote for Andrew Backus in the March 2 Democratic primary.

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Rose, Backus square off at League of Women Voters forum

In one of their few face-to-face debates, State Rep. Patrick M. Rose called challenger Andrew H. Backus a single-issue candidate in their battle for the Democratic Party’s nomination. Backus did his best to reinforce the charge.

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Rose, Backus exchange barbs in league debate

Democratic primary challenger Andrew Backus charged at this month's San Marcos League of Women Voters debate that State Representative Patrick Rose is beholden to special interests. Rose replied that he has broad-based support and suggested that Backus...

Friday, February 12th, 2010

Video: State Representative, District 45 Democratic Primary (Patrick Rose vs. Andrew Backus)

State Rep. Patrick M. Rose and challenger Andrew Backus squared off in the San Marcos Area League of Women Voter's debate on Feb. 11.

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

View stream of Thursday night LWV debate

Candidates for contested Hays County offices in the March primary will participate in the San Marcos Area League of Women Voters Candidates Debate Thursday at the San Marcos Activity Center (7 p.m.).

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

League of Women Voters debate to be streamed live

Candidates for contested Hays County offices in the March primary will participate in the San Marcos Area League of Women Voters Candidates Debate Thursday at the San Marcos Activity Center (7 p.m.). A live stream of the...

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