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Monday, June 18th, 2012

San Marcos’ new state senator to visit Texas State

State Sen. Judith Zaffirini, a Laredo Democrat whose newly constituted SD-21 includes a sliver of eastern Hays County, will speak this week at Texas State University.

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.

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.

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Campus carry debate likely to return next session

The wrangling over the hot-button issue of allowing concealed firearms on college campuses has roiled the Texas Capitol for multiple sessions and is likely to return in 2013. The chief proponent of the allowing concealed carry is...

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...

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Wentworth blasts Straus over campus carry

State Sen. Jeff Wentworth, R-San Antonio, attacked House speaker Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, today for using what he called undue influence last night to strip an amendment from a fiscal matter's bill that would allow concealed handguns...

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