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Monday, October 26th, 2015

Texans to decide on transportation funding with Prop. 7

As Texas’ transportation needs multiply, voters in the rapidly growing state will be asked Nov. 3 to consider a way to pay for those needs.

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

District judge orders San Marcos to count anti-fluoridation petition signatures

Handing a procedural victory to proponents of a proposed city charter amendment that would prohibit artificial fluoridation of the municipal water supply, a state judge ruled on Friday that San Marcos officials misinterpreted the city charter in...

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

San Marcos files lawsuit to invalidate fluoridation petition

The city of San Marcos has sued an activist group pushing for a citywide election to prohibit fluoridation of the municipal water supply.

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

State sued for ‘stifling the Texas craft beer renaissance’

Three Texas breweries filed a lawsuit against the state on Wednesday seeking to to overturn a 2013 law they say violates the Texas Constitution by forcing them to give away their territorial distribution rights for free.

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

What is Prop 1? Why do Hays County’s top officials unanimously support it?

WITH VIDEO | Local leaders have lined up behind a ballot initiative that would free up $1.7 billion-plus each year to expand and improve the state’s roadways.

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Texas to strip clubs: Time to pay ‘pole tax’

A controversial strip club fee that lawmakers approved in 2007 is still winding its way through the courts, but Comptroller Susan Combs is pressing the clubs to pay six years' worth of “pole taxes.”

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Texas voters approve nine constitutional amendments

Texas voters approved a $2 billion draft from the state's Rainy Day Fund to finance water projects in the fast-growing, drought-plagued state Tuesday night, along with eight other amendments to the state's constitution.

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Where to vote in Hays County today

Anticipating low turnout, Hays County elections officials have consolidated voting boxes for a total of 18 polling locations. That means you may not vote where you normally do. Find your residence on this map — or plug...

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

Texans will decide on property tax breaks for veterans

Two of the nine constitutional amendments on the Nov. 5 ballot could benefit many of the 1.6 million veterans in Texas. Propositions 1 and 4 would offer property tax breaks to soldiers and their families.

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Audio: Property tax relief for military families on ballot

Two of the nine constitutional propositions on the ballot in Texas this November will lower property taxes for disabled veterans or a surviving spouse.

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