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Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Rick Green falls short in second bid for Texas Supreme Court justice

Former State Rep. Rick Green (R-Dripping Springs) lost a second close bid for a place on the Texas Supreme Court on Tuesday, winning just under 48 percent against incumbent Paul Green (R-San Antonio).

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Commentary: In Supreme Court primary, Rick Green’s judgment called into question

ELECTION 2016 | The Supreme Court race that looks like a name game — it's Green v. Green on the ballot — actually is about fundamental ideas of what judges ought to be doing. And the two...

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Rose says he’s out of politics with electoral loss

Following a decisive loss to challenger Jason Isaac Tuesday night, State Representative Patrick Rose said he is done with politics. Rose first was elected to the state legislature in 2002 and won three re-election campaigns before a...

Friday, October 15th, 2010

County provides $125K for struggling water district

Hays County commissioners increased their annual allocation to the Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District in the 2011 budget. However, the district continues to struggle with administrative, political and funding turmoil.

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Tea Party protesters rally despite afternoon rain

Despite rain all afternoon, about three dozen Tea Party ralliers protesting federal government taxation turned out on the San Marcos courthouse square Thursday. The rally was about one-third as large as last year's effort, when April 15...

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Green out of the running for state Supreme Court

Dripping Springs attorney Rick Green lost a close Republican Primary runoff on Tuesday to Fort Worth district judge Debra Lehrman for a state Supreme Court seat.

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

List of automatic winners rises to 11

As the complete lists of filings for the March 2 Democratic and Republican Party primaries have been confirmed, the number of Hays County public officials guaranteed re-election from lack of opposition has swelled from two to 11....

Monday, August 31st, 2009

County budgets more HTGCD funding

Following a contorted process in which a local groundwater district couldn't agree with local state legislators on a funding bill, Hays County Commissioners appear ready to increase the district's funding from the county.