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Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Precinct 2 commissioner candidates discuss GOP primary race

Recent Kyle Mayor Mike Gonzalez and Hays CISD Trustee Mark Jones, the Republican candidates for Hays County Precinct 2 Commissioner in the March 2 primary, answered some questions about the role of a county commissioner. The winner in March will face Democrat Ray Bryant in the November election.

Monday, February 15th, 2010

Huddleston takes offensive in Democrats’ sheriff debate

Challenger Bill Huddleston came out firing against Hays County Sheriff Tommy Ratliff in the San Marcos Area League of Women Voters debate last week. Huddleston and Ratliff are competing in the March 2 primary election for the...

Monday, February 15th, 2010

Huddleston takes offensive in Democrats' sheriff debate

Challenger Bill Huddleston came out firing against Hays County Sheriff Tommy Ratliff in the San Marcos Area League of Women Voters debate last week. Huddleston and Ratliff are competing in the March 2 primary election for the...

Friday, February 12th, 2010

Video: Hays County Judge Democratic Primary debate (Elizabeth Sumter vs. Jeff Barton)

Hays County Judge Elizabeth Sumter debates fellow Democratic Party challenger Pct. 2 Commissioner Jeff Barton at the San Marcos Area League of Women Voter's debate on Feb. 11.

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

View stream of Thursday night LWV debate

Candidates for contested Hays County offices in the March primary will participate in the San Marcos Area League of Women Voters Candidates Debate Thursday at the San Marcos Activity Center (7 p.m.).

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Citizens committees tangle over parks funds

Two Hays County citizens committees -- the Parks and Open Space Advisory Board (POSAB) and the Shooting Sports Task Force (SSTF) -- are at odds about how the county should spend the remaining $8.4 million out of...

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

Bill White scoffs at Shami’s racism claim

Campaigning in San Marcos on Saturday, gubernatorial candidate Bill White scoffed at his Democratic Party primary opponent's recent claim that White's mention of his San Antonio birthplace in campaign commercials is racist.

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

League of Women Voters debate to be streamed live

Candidates for contested Hays County offices in the March primary will participate in the San Marcos Area League of Women Voters Candidates Debate Thursday at the San Marcos Activity Center (7 p.m.). A live stream of the...

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

Rose endorses Barton in county judge primary

State Representative Patrick Rose (D-Dripping Springs) said Saturday that he is endorsing Hays County Precinct 2 Commissioner Jeff Barton (D-Kyle) in a party primary race against incumbent Hays County Judge Liz Sumter (D-Wimberley). Rose said Barton “is...

Friday, February 5th, 2010

State acknowledges county jail progress

Hays County officials received a nod of approval Thursday from the State of Texas for trying to bring the county jail into compliance with state law. The Texas Commission on Jail Standards found the Hays County Jail...

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