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Sunday, June 21st, 2015

Lamar Smith among Texas GOP congressmen expecting a Tea Party challenger in 2016

Mark one potential challenger off the list: State Sen. Donna Campbell says she’s not interested in the veteran San Antonio lawmaker’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Williams, Riddle vie for votes in CD-25 GOP runoff

After the May 29 primary, Roger Williams and Wes Riddle emerged from a field of a dozen Republican candidates running for Texas' 25th Congressional District with a combined total of less than 40 percent of the vote.

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

Galbraith to speak on ‘irrational fears’ of deficit

Local Democratic Party groups are hosting a talk by economist James K. Galbraith on "irrational fears" of budget deficit he predicts will stymie economic recovery.

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Commentary: Take back Hays County

There are real reasons to be concerned about debt, national and local, but a small band of malcontents think they can smear overwhelmingly approved local projects with the uneasiness about state and national debt and financial policies.

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.