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Sunday, June 14th, 2015

Taylor claims win in San Antonio mayoral runoff

Declaring victory at her election night party, Interim Mayor Ivy Taylor asked supporters if they realized they had "defeated a political machine," by edging out former State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte in the San Antonio mayoral runoff.

Friday, June 12th, 2015

End near in bruising San Antonio mayoral race

A photo finish is expected Saturday in the San Antonio mayoral runoff, which features interim Mayor Ivy Taylor and former state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte vying for the city's top job. Both sides are claiming momentum...

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Taylor, Van de Putte advance to runoff in San Antonio mayoral race

San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor and former state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte are expected to advance to a runoff in the race for the city's top job.

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

No winners yet in Central Texas special elections

In Texas House District 17, former Caldwell County Commissioner John Cyrier will face Bastrop County entrepreneur Brent Golemon in a runoff election.

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Real Time: Central Texas legislature special election results

Special election results for Jan. 6: HD-17 to replace Tim Kleinschmidt (R-Lexington); SD-26 to replace Leticia Van de Putte (D-San Antonio; and HD-123 to replace Mike Villarreal (D-San Antonio). Results will be posted as they are...

Monday, January 5th, 2015

Bexar County to replace Van de Putte, Villarreal in special election

Voters will pick a state senator and a state representative during a special election Tuesday to replace two legislators who resigned to run for San Antonio mayor.

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Zaffirini named to senate’s Natural Resources committee

State Sen. Judith Zaffirini, who represents a meandering district that includes about a third of Hays County residents, has been appointed to the senate’s Natural Resources committee.

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

‘Tea Party’ conservatives win top GOP runoffs

After 16 years in statewide office, Republican Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst lost a bitterly fought battle to State Sen. Dan Patrick of Houston. In the GOP attorney general race, state Sen. Ken Paxton prevailed over State Rep....

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Legislators look to help cut wait times at VA clinics

More attention is being paid to the quality of care at VA medical centers in Texas. Though the state is limited in what it can do to assist the federal facilities, legislators are still proposing possible methods...

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Van de Putte plans San Marcos visit in bid to mobilize Hays County Democrats

Leticia Van de Putte, the Democratic Party’s nominee for Texas lieutenant governor, will rally volunteers visiting voters door-to-door on Saturday as part of an all-day effort to round up support in San Marcos and Kyle for the...

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