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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 downtown merchants continued seeking solutions for slow foot traffic.

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.

Friday, May 9th, 2008

Buda Place 1 council candidates speak

The two candidates for Buda's Place 1 city council seat, Ron Fletcher and Gerry O'Brien, answered questions last Saturday, a week before today's election.

Saturday, May 3rd, 2008

Buda mayoral race a ‘personal’ choice

As Buda embarks on a new level of self-determination, voters will select a new mayor based on intensely personal preferences.

Saturday, April 19th, 2008

Buda council addresses computer question

Buda councilmembers wondered aloud Tuesday night about questions concerning technology, open government and their personal privacy.

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

Buda’s crowded election

Buda's city council election will definitely seat three new members with at least one crucial decision to make off the bat.

Sunday, February 24th, 2008

Buda hires interim, sort of

The Buda City Council named finance director Sarah Mangham as interim city manager last week, but former Hays County Judge Eddy Etheredge will work in her shadow.

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