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Thursday, November 4th, 2010

'Blue' Hays County hides in voter 'enthusiasm gap'

The Republican sweep of Hays County voting boxes was the result not so much of a GOP wave as the disappearance of Democratic voters in 2010. The straight ticket Democratic voter was as likely as not to stay home and the Texas State student vote was all but missing this year.

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Commissioners Court goes from blue to red

Four years ago as Democrats surged nationally, Hays County voters switched overnight from a Commissioners Court with four Republicans and one Democrat to a court with four Democrats and one Republican. On Tuesday, they switched back as...

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Rout: Republicans sweep Hays County elections

A couple hours before the polls closed at 7 p.m. Tuesday night, Hays County GOP Party Chair Bud Wymore was feeling optimistic. America looked poised to ride a wave of Republican sentiment all the way to a...

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Cobb rides GOP wave to county judge

Bert Cobb's victory as Hays County judge was part of a Republican sweep Tuesday that will give the GOP a 4-1 majority on the Hays County Commissioners Court. Jeff Barton, who lost the judge race, said the...

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Election 2010: Hays County results

Election results will be posted here as they become available from the Hays County Elections Office.

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Barton calls out opposition at ‘showdown’

No one came forward to say they wrote potentially slanderous e-mails at Pct. 2 Commissioner Jeff Barton’s “high noon” showdown on Monday and the opposition podium stood empty.

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

No one claims anonymous messages in Barton showdown at 'high noon'

About four dozen people showed up Monday at the corner of Center and Burleson Streets in Kyle after Democratic Hays County judge hopeful Jeff Barton challenged his anonymous critics to meet with him at that time and...

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

As election nears, Cobb, Barton take questions

Hays County voters are closing in on a decision between the two candidates for Hays County judge, San Marcos Republican Bert Cobb and Kyle Democrat Jeff Barton. Each answered the same set of questions posed by San...

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Precinct 4 commissioner candidates discuss county issues

Hays County Precinct 4 Commissioner Karen Ford (D-Dripping Springs) is being challenged for re-election in November by Dripping Springs businessman Ray Whisenant (R-Dripping Springs). Each candidate answered identical questions posed by San Marcos Local News.

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Precinct 2 commissioner candidates talk county issues

While Hays County Precinct 2 Commissioner Jeff Barton runs for county judge, two Kyle men are in the mix to represent the Buda and Kyle area on the Hays County Commissioners Court. Hays CISD Trustee Mark Jones...

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