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Monday, February 25th, 2013

Video: Doggett on lurching toward ‘April Fools fiscal cliff’

U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett joined in his party’s efforts last week to raise public awareness of $85 billion in automatic federal budget cuts all but certain to go into effect March 1.

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Commentary: GOP should avoid immigration trap

Before deciding what to do about immigration, Republicans should first decide what not to do. They should not buy in to the Obama/liberal Democrats’ plan to legalize every person who is in the country illegally.

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

No upsets in Hays County’s gerrymandered Congress, State Senate seats

Tuesday's unfolding election returns yielded no surprise finishes in any of three U.S. Congress districts that overlap Hays County nor in either of the county's two Texas Senate districts.

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Voters return Jason Isaac to Texas House

Hays and Blanco county voters on Tuesday gave State Rep. Jason Isaac a second term, picking the Dripping Springs Republican over Democratic nominee John Adams.

Monday, June 18th, 2012

Lamar Smith tours Gary Job Corps

U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith, a San Antonio Republican who represents part of San Marcos, toured Gary Job Corps Center for the first time recently, attended by the center's officials and students and local dignitaries.

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Live Feed: San Marcos chamber congressional debate

Candidates for San Marcos' two congressional seats, District 21 and District 25, will discuss the issues at a San Marcos Chamber of Commerce luncheon starting at 11:30 a.m. today at the city conference center.

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Chamber holding congressional candidate forum

Candidates running for two congressional seats that include San Marcos have been invited to the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce's candidate forum on Wednesday, April 11.

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Updated: Doggett slams congressional redistricting proposal

Hays County would have three congressmen under a new redistricting map released today by the chairmen of the Legislature's redistricting committees.

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

Electoral power is about voting, not population

You can make political districts the same size, but you can’t make them politically equal.

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