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Thursday, August 18th, 2016

GOP state senators spar over value of pre-K spending

At an education committee hearing Tuesday, Republican lawmakers, including State Sen. Donna Campbell, debated whether a $118 million pre-K initiative championed by Gov. Greg Abbott is worth the money.

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...

Saturday, July 4th, 2015

Decision imminent on World Heritage Site designation for San Antonio Missions

After nine years of trying, boosters of the San Antonio Missions — including the Alamo — will find out early Sunday morning if the historic Texas shrines will join a list of other internationally recognized landmarks such...

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Hays County groundwater bill becomes law

Closing a 170.8-square-mile loophole in local groundwater regulation, legislation that dramatically expands the jurisdiction of the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District became law on Sunday.

Sunday, June 21st, 2015

Lamar Smith among Texas GOP congressmen expecting a Tea Party challenger in 2016

Mark one potential challenger off the list: State Sen. Donna Campbell says she’s not interested in the veteran San Antonio lawmaker’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives

Friday, April 17th, 2015

At new Amazon hub in Schertz, Abbott touts economic development

Gov. Greg Abbott used a speech Friday at Amazon's massive new distribution center along the Interstate 35 corridor to press his legislative agenda.

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Bill repealing in-state tuition for undocumented heads to Senate

A Senate committee has passed state Sen. Donna Campbell's bill to repeal in-state college tuition for undocumented students on to the full chamber with a party-line vote.

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Campbell’s bill to end in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants wins subcommittee approval

After a marathon hearing that stretched well into Tuesday morning, a Senate subcommittee approved Sen. Donna Campbell's bill to repeal Texas law that allows some undocumented students to pay in-state tuition at colleges and universities.

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Mass meeting planned on Trinity Aquifer commercial pumping

The Hays County Commissioners Court has invited representatives from more than a dozen cities and regulatory agencies to what promises to be a packed public meeting Thursday on groundwater, particularly a commercial well field in the Trinity...

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

Headed into Election Day, Hays County voter turnout so far lowest since 2006

WITH INTERACTIVE MAP | Fewer Hays County residents cast ballots last month during nearly two weeks of early voting than in any general election since 2006. When polls closed Friday, 20,803 people had voted compared...

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