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Sunday, February 26th, 2017

Thousands at Texas immigration rally told they’re being heard in D.C.

Thousands of Texans gathered Saturday afternoon to protest President Trump’s refugee ban and border wall proposal, hearing from speakers like U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, that their efforts are making a difference.

Monday, December 7th, 2015

Texas GOP rejects secession ballot proposal

State GOP leaders, including two representatives from Hays County, have defeated a proposal to ask Texas voters whether they favor secession.

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

‘Tea Party’ conservatives win top GOP runoffs

After 16 years in statewide office, Republican Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst lost a bitterly fought battle to State Sen. Dan Patrick of Houston. In the GOP attorney general race, state Sen. Ken Paxton prevailed over State Rep....

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Texas Democrats dream of the wild blue yonder

Here is a quick measure of the political climate in Texas, from one of the leaders of a group that wants to make this a competitive state: Texas Democrats don’t let friends run for statewide office.

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Election started as a sprint but ends as a slog

The elections that were supposed to come and go in March (the primary) and May (the runoff) — elections delayed by redistricting litigation and stretched out by new federal laws that add days to the stretch between...

Friday, November 25th, 2011

Castro, switching races, won’t run in CD-35

State Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, who planned to run for Congress in CD-35, one of Texas' four new U.S. House districts, confirmed Friday evening that he will instead run to succeed retiring U.S. Rep. Charlie Gonzalez,...

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Still no responses in Ficke suit against Ratliff, Tibbe

A former Hays County investigator alleging he was forced to resign due to a "political battle" between Sheriff Tommy Ratliff and District Attorney Sherri Tibbe seeks a broad range of damages. Tibbe and Ratliff haven't yet responded...

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Residents roused by range candidate

About 1,400 acres of land adjacent to the San Marcos Baptist Academy is among the 15 parcels being assessed by Hays County for suitability as a publicly-owned endangered bird habitat and shooting range, according to three insiders.

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Courage to speak at meeting

Former Democratic Congressional candidate John Courage will speak next month at the San Marcos Public Library.

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