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Elizabeth Ames Jones


Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Wentworth lawsuit may proceed, judge rules

State Sen. Jeff Wentworth’s defamation lawsuit against his former primary challenger Elizabeth Ames Jones may proceed, a Bexar County judge ruled Thursday.

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Election 2012: The Morning After cheat sheet

A rundown of Hays County primary election results. Who won. Who lost. And whose headed to a runoff.

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Wentworth lives to fight another day… against Campbell

Sen. Jeff Wentworth, R-San Antonio, has nine more weeks of battle ahead, after finishing first in a tight three-way primary with less than 36 percent of the vote.

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Updated: Wentworth files defamation suit against Jones

Given how heated the fight for the Republican nomination in SD-25 has been thus far, perhaps it was just a matter of time before a candidate filed a lawsuit.

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Jones strikes back at Wentworth’s ‘puppet’ ad (with video)

Today, Jones's campaign put out an ad of its own responding to the attack. It features Bexar County District Attorney Susan Reed, who says in the 30-second spot, "I know political campaigns can be rough, but Wentworth's...

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Wentworth, Jones turn up the heat in senate race

If there were any lingering doubts that the GOP primary race for Senate District 25 might not stand out as a no-holds-barred brawl, state Sen. Jeff Wentworth’s new TV ad probably took care of them.

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Ames Jones hits the airwaves with jobs ad

Running for a state senate district that includes much of Hays County, Elizabeth Ames Jones' first TV commercials says she'll create jobs and fight "Obama bureaucrats."

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Updated: Ames Jones to challenge Wentworth

Elizabeth Ames Jones, who left the Legislature for a spot on the Texas Railroad Commission, will reportedly get out of the U.S. Senate race to run instead for the Texas Senate against incumbent Jeff Wentworth, a San...

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

EPA tussle with Texas regulators spreads to gas wells

The tussle between Texas and federal environmental regulators is heating up in yet another arena: natural gas drilling.

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

Trauth makes magazine’s list of most powerful, influential women in Texas

Texas State University president Denise M. Trauth was named among 36 high-achieving women in Texas Diversity Council's first annual list.