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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 to 23,824 at this stage in 2010, the last non-presidential general election year.

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Women’s league plans debates in San Marcos, Wimberley

The San Marcos Area League of Women Voters will play host to a series of three candidate debates in San Marcos and Wimberley beginning next week.

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

Candidates brace for final showdown in Tuesday’s primaries

Republican turnout in Hays County quadrupled during early voting compared to 2010. Democrats saw a spike in participation, too

Monday, February 24th, 2014

GOP primary turnout on course to nearly quadruple over 2010

Driven by free-for-alls in most statewide races and several heated regional and county contests, voters are beating a path to early voting locations compared to years past.

Monday, January 20th, 2014

Abbott brings bid for governor back to Hays County

Making his second public appearance in Hays County in four months, Attorney General Greg Abbott will rally supporters and raise campaign cash at a reception on Tuesday at a backer’s ranch near Wimberley.

Monday, May 26th, 2008

Taking page from her opponent, Prado adds evening court hours

Justice of the Peace Jo Anne Prado announced that she would start keeping her office opened until 7 p.m. one day a week. Republican Party challenger Rodney van Oudekerke has campaigned on adding evening hours for months.

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

Bill Clinton stops in San Marcos during last-minute campaign swing

Former President Bill Clinton made a surprise stop in San Marcos on Tuesday as voters statewide were deciding the next turn in a rollicking election season.

Sunday, February 24th, 2008

Deputy constable’s campaign version of Tasing handcuffed man differs from officers’ accounts

A deputy constable campaigning for his retiring boss’s job is having to explain an encounter nearly a year and a half ago when he twice used a Taser on a mentally disturbed 19-year-old man handcuffed and confined...

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

Rose second only to House speaker in amassing campaign war chest in first test since falling-out

The latest round of campaign finance disclosures show Rose is holding his own in the fund raising race even relative to the speaker, a position traditionally at least as powerful as the governor and a symbol of...

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