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Election 2010

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.

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Barton calls out opposition at ‘showdown’

No one came forward to say they wrote potentially slanderous e-mails at Pct. 2 Commissioner Jeff Barton’s “high noon” showdown on Monday and the opposition podium stood empty.

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Barton: ‘The truth is, we’re in trouble’

In an e-mail to supporters yesterday, County Judge candidate Jeff Barton said too many people who would vote for him think he's already won it. "The truth is, we're in trouble," Barton wrote.

Monday, October 25th, 2010

The Databank: Early voting totals 2010 (Updated Oct. 29)

More than 2,800 people cast ballots in Hays County early voting on Friday including 919 in Buda and 870 in Kyle. Election day is Nov. 2.

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Barton challenges anonymous critics to debate him at ‘high noon’

County Judge candidate Jeff Barton today issued a combative invitation to the detractors behind a barrage of anonymously critical e-mails to meet him at "high noon" on Monday to debate.

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Early voting underway this week for Nov. 2 election

Early voting in the Nov. 2 San Marcos City Council election, as well as county, state and national elections, will be held weekdays from Monday, Oct. 18 through Friday, Oct. 29, and Saturday and Sunday, Oct....

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Updated: Sheriff on domestic violence allegation: ‘Nothing but pure fabrication’

Sheriff Tommy Ratliff is doubling down on his denial of a detractor's’ claim that he broke his former wife’s collar bone in a fight in 1988.

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Sheriff’s race turns ugly with domestic violence claim [PRO]

The race for Hays County’s top law enforcement office took a public turn for the ugly this week when an audience member at a candidate forum accused Sheriff Tommy Ratliff of breaking his ex-wife’s collar bone during...

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Election 2010 Video: Hays County Sheriff debate (Tommy Ratliff vs. Gary Cutler)

Sheriff Tommy Ratliff, a Democrat, tussled with Republican nominee Gary Cutler of Driftwood over the condition of the jail, department staffing and incarceration alternatives. In one of the most explosive exchanges of the League of Women Voters...

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Election 2010 Video: State Representative, District 45 debate (Patrick Rose vs. Jason Isaac)

Running for a fifth term, State. Rep. Patrick M. Rose, a San Marcos Democrat, and challenger Jason Isaac, a Dripping Springs Republican, spared over immigration, education funding and an anticipated Texas budget shortfalls at the San Marcos...

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