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Thursday, December 26th, 2013

Realtors honor allies at annual banquet

The San Marcos Area Board of Realtors presented its 2013 awards and installed new officers at its annual banquet earlier this month.

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

P&Z unanimously rejects Casey’s Sessom Drive plans

San Marcos Planning & Zoning Commission members on Tuesday unanimously rejected San Antonio developer Darren Casey’s vision for a landmark retail and residential complex across Sessom Drive from Texas State University.

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Isaac’s first legislative vote: Present

Hays County’s freshly sworn in representative in the Texas House, Jason Isaac, started out the first day of his political life stuck between a rock and a hard place, and chose to abstain in his first controversial...

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Commentary What’s up with Fraser and Rose?

GUEST COMMENTARY by DAVE COLLINS Senator Troy Fraser and Representative Patrick Rose have really been cranking up the volume in their attack on the PEC. At the August PEC Board meeting they denounced the Board – one which,...

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Commentary: ‘Irresponsibility and lack of transparency’ at PEC

In this guest commentary, State Rep. PATRICK M. ROSE argues for legislation forcing electric cooperatives to abide by open meetings laws.

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Courting crossover votes, Rose hosts Republican speaker Straus

Joe Straus' appearance last week at a fundraiser for State Rep. Patrick M. Rose angers some local Republicans who accuse the speaker of betraying his party.

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Rose breezes through challenge by Backus

Rose took just shy of 80 percent of the vote in the Democratic primaries against Driftwood resident Andrew Backus, the former chair of the Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District.

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Rose, Backus square off at League of Women Voters forum

In one of their few face-to-face debates, State Rep. Patrick M. Rose called challenger Andrew H. Backus a single-issue candidate in their battle for the Democratic Party’s nomination. Backus did his best to reinforce the charge.

Friday, February 12th, 2010

Video: State Representative, District 45 Democratic Primary (Patrick Rose vs. Andrew Backus)

State Rep. Patrick M. Rose and challenger Andrew Backus squared off in the San Marcos Area League of Women Voter's debate on Feb. 11.

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

Hays County political party chiefs say they expect gains in 2010

Both major Hays County political party chairs say they are fielding solid candidate slates in 2010 and point to an abundance of high-profile primary races as a sign of their strength in the famously purple county.

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