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Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Election 2013: San Marcos City Council voting results

We will post election results for the San Marcos City Council and charter amendment election tonight as they are released by Hays County Elections Administrator Joyce Cowan.

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Election 2013: Hays County voting results

We will post returns for the Buda and Woodcreek city council elections — and other local contests — just as fast as we can get them.

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Where to vote in Hays County today

Anticipating low turnout, Hays County elections officials have consolidated voting boxes for a total of 18 polling locations. That means you may not vote where you normally do. Find your residence on this map — or plug...

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

Audio: If Prop 6 passes, what’s next for water in Texas?

The passage of Proposition 6, which proponents say would jump-start tens of billions of dollars in spending on water projects across Texas, may be just the beginning of a debate over how to spend money in a...

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Guest Column: A lifetime of service, more to come

San Marcos City Council candidate BILL TAYLOR says he has a track record of making solid decisions in the crucible of San Marcos politics.

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Guest Column: How about a little dissent on city council?

City council candidate THOM PRENTICE says San Marcos needs a good shaking up — on issues ranging from street signage to roundabouts to new development.

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Election 2013 Video: San Marcos City Council, Place 1 (Bill Taylor vs. Lisa Prewitt)

Insurance agency owner Bill Taylor, a former council member, and landscape designer Lisa Prewitt field questions at the San Marcos Area League of Women Voters debate on Oct. 14.

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Roark, Murphy announce city council bids

More than two months before the start of filing for the November 2013, two candidates on Monday announced their bids for San Marcos City Council within hours of each other.

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Commentary: San Marcos should invest in early education

Studies show that Pre-K and other quality early education programs don’t just make educational sense — they are economic no-brainers.

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