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Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Texas Natural festival swings into town this weekend

Get out your Western Swing dancing duds for the 21st annual Texas Natural and Western Swing Festival taking place on Sat. May 18th in downtown San Marcos on Courthouse Square, 111 East San Antonio Street. The festival celebrates Texas, Texas music and Texas History with a variety of activities and new inductees will be added to the...

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Ruge announces run for Buda council

Todd Ruge, who failed in a bid to join the Buda City Council in 2008, has announced his candidacy for the council's Place 2 in the May 8 election. No other candidates for the position have announced....

Monday, December 29th, 2008

Buda year in review: Change at the top, but not on Main Street

New life under a home rule charter led to the city changing the majority of its council, along with its city manager. However, the city's sales tax base took a beating, leading to a tax increase, while...

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

Dodd beats Gray in Buda council run-off

Fewer than 300 Buda voters participated in last Saturday's run-off election, which could shape a the majority on the city's expanded city council.

Friday, June 13th, 2008

Two vie for Buda council seat in run-off election

Former Buda Mayor Billy Gray and newcomer Scott Dodd are up for a new Buda city council seat in Saturday's run-off election.

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

Changing city councils debut tonight

Less than a month after the May elections, local city councils will start looking different tonight. In Kyle, David Wilson will debut following his successful challenge against incumbent Dan Ekakiadis. In Buda, the council takes on...

Monday, May 12th, 2008

Bill Peterson’s Blog: Reflections on a Buda election

A good city councilmember goes away and a good council candidate goes badly at the polls.

Sunday, May 11th, 2008

Voter turnout varies in Saturday elections

Saturday's elections brought out little interest in the San Marcos school board, but considerable interest in the Buda City Council.

Saturday, May 10th, 2008

Schools, local councils up for grabs on Election Day

A school bond, a school board and two local city councils will learn their fates today as voters make their choices at the polls.

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

Three vie for new Buda council seat

Three candidates for a new Buda City Council seat answered questions in front of downtown residents last weekend. We have the questions, and their answers.

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