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Election 2008

Monday, November 17th, 2008

Narvaiz claims victory after recount

Mayor Susan Narvaiz was returned to a third term after a marathon recount delayed her scheduled swearing in but did not change the final vote tally. Narvaiz said she will reach out to challengers David Newman and Daniel McCarthy to ask for their participation in the city government.

Friday, November 14th, 2008

Newman files for recount in mayoral race

If Narvaiz's tally falls below 50 percent plus one vote, she and Newman would vie for the office in a runoff election.

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

Election confirms two Hays counties

Though voters from across the county supported a $207 million countywide road bond at last Tuesday's election, it remains that Hays County is two counties in political terms, composed of a heavily Democratic east and a heavily...

Monday, November 10th, 2008

From Mayor Susan Narvaiz: ‘I know we will come together as one community’

San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz became the third mayor in city history elected by popular vote to serve three terms as mayor as results of the Hays County Election Ballot Board meeting affirmed that Narvaiz received more...

Monday, November 10th, 2008

Narvaiz keeps majority in provisional vote tally

Susan Narvaiz maintained a majority vote in her bid for a third term as the San Marcos mayor following a review of provisional and overseas ballots today by the Early Voting Ballot Board.

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

San Marcos Chamber of Commerce channel: Coming together

It is time for our community and our nation to put aside its differences, roll up our sleeves and get down to the business of rebuilding our economy.

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

San Marcos CISD channel: In mock election, students pick Obama, Narvaiz

San Marcos High School students cast vote in a mock election on Tuesday and correctly called the eventual winners for mayor, president and U.S. representative.

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Incumbents win commissioner seats, maintain contra-judge majority

Hays County Precinct 1 Commissioner Debbie Ingalsbe and Precinct 3 Commissioner Will Conley won re-election Tuesday night, preserving a majority coalition on the commissioners court that figures to flummox County Judge Liz Sumter for the last two...

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Narvaiz, Jones returned to city council

Pending tabulation of a provisional and overseas ballots, Mayor Susan Narvaiz was elected to a third term Tuesday night, avoiding a runoff by the narrowest of margins.

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Hays County voters easily pass $207 million road bond

After failing to pass a $172 million road bond package in May 2007, Hays County voters approved a bond program involving 12 more roads and another $35 million 18 months later.

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