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Sunday, June 7th, 2015

Commentary: Why Texas universities scored big during this legislative session

Texas State University Chancellor BRIAN McCALL writes that lawmakers made a firm commitment to higher education at a time when other states are struggling to keep their colleges and universities open, accessible and affordable.

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Texas House passes bill to regulate Electro Purification well field

Expansion of the boundaries of the Barton Springs-Edwards Aquifer Conservation District to cover a section of unprotected groundwater in Hays County is one step closer to becoming law, according to a statement from State Rep. Jason...

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

No winners yet in Central Texas special elections

In Texas House District 17, former Caldwell County Commissioner John Cyrier will face Bastrop County entrepreneur Brent Golemon in a runoff election.

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Real Time: Central Texas legislature special election results

Special election results for Jan. 6: HD-17 to replace Tim Kleinschmidt (R-Lexington); SD-26 to replace Leticia Van de Putte (D-San Antonio; and HD-123 to replace Mike Villarreal (D-San Antonio). Results will be posted as they are...

Monday, January 5th, 2015

Bexar County to replace Van de Putte, Villarreal in special election

Voters will pick a state senator and a state representative during a special election Tuesday to replace two legislators who resigned to run for San Antonio mayor.

Monday, January 5th, 2015

Crowded field in special election for Caldwell, Bastrop state rep

Voters will have their pick of five candidates to replace State Rep. Tim Kleinschmidt during a special election on Tuesday, Jan. 6.

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Isaac upsets Rose for state representative

Rose was the seasoned veteran, and his challenger Jason Isaac was widely viewed the long-shot. But Isaac defied the early odds Tuesday night, rolling to a decisive victory in one of the biggest upsets in the state.

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...

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Hanging a right: Rose straddles political lines

Against a national backdrop of anti-incumbent sentiment, four-term District 45 State Rep. Patrick Rose is coming out purple as he faces GOP challenger Jason Isaac, a Dripping Springs businessman, at the Nov. 2 polls.

Friday, August 27th, 2010

House committee holds hearing at Texas State

The Texas House of Representatives Committee on Higher Education held a public hearing on the Texas State campus Wednesday, officially to discuss reducing the costs of instructional materials for college students.

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