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Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Conley wins big en route to fourth term as Hays County commissioner

Surrounded by his family, Hays County Pct. 3 Commissioner Will Conley felt on top of the world at the Hays County Republicans’ primary watch party at Hays City Store on Tuesday.

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Election 2016 Results: Hays County Republican, Democratic primaries

Election results will be posted here as they are released by the Hays County Elections Office for the 2016 Republican and Democratic party primaries.

Friday, February 19th, 2016

Competitive races drawing relative crowds to Hays County polls

More than 2,700 people cast ballots this week during the first three days of early primary voting in Hays County. Turnout has been strong so far for both major political parties, but local Democrats, in particular, are...

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Public housing residents struggle to find homes after historic flood

Many public housing residents are struggling to find their footing after flood damage prompted the San Marcos Housing Authority to vacate at least 96 homes for repairs.

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Roark drops out of city council race

Manufacturing sector inspector and community activist Rob Roark withdrew today from the race for San Marcos City Council Place 1.

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

P&Z chair Taylor mulls city council comeback

San Marcos Planning & Zoning Commission chair Bill Taylor says he is considering a bid to rejoin city council in the Place 1 race where two contenders have already announced their candidacies.

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Roark, Murphy announce city council bids

More than two months before the start of filing for the November 2013, two candidates on Monday announced their bids for San Marcos City Council within hours of each other.

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Commentary: Waiting for a better bond proposal

I will continue to praise our schools, work to retain our young graduates in the community, and labor towards a sound financial future for future generations of students and their parents over the next 25 years. Meanwhile,...

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.

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

Q&A: Rob Roark on his bid for U.S. Congress

Billing himself a "Blue Collar Republican," San Marcos resident ROB ROARK says he has what it takes to win the solidly Democratic-leaning Congressional District 35. We asked him why he thinks he's smarter than the nation's best...

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