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Election 2011

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Audio: Prop 2 would help fund Texas water supply projects

On Nov. 8, Texans will vote on 10 constitutional amendments. Erika Aguilar of KUT News has a look at Proposition 2, which would allow the state to issue up to $6 billion in bonds for water infrastructure projects across Texas.

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Audio: Limited opposition to school funding ballot measure

If passed, the constitutional amendment would allow the land commissioner to send no more than $300 million each year to spend in the state's public education budget.

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Q&A: Wayne Becak on his San Marcos council bid

Retired banker WAYNE BECAK takes our questions about economic development incentives, the future of the San Marcos school district and a soon-to-be revived effort to ban smoking in public places.

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Q&A: Chris Jones on his San Marcos council bid

San Marcos City Council member CHRIS JONES takes your questions about a citywide public smoking ban, the search for future water supplies and collective bargaining for police and firefighters.

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Q&A: John Thomaides on his San Marcos council bid

San Marcos City Council Place 3 candidate JOHN THOMAIDES rounds out our series of questions-and-answers with the contenders. We ask him, as we did the three other candidates, about a citywide smoking ban, the school district and...

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Q&A: Terry Nichols on his San Marcos council bid

San Marcos City Council Place 3 candidate TERRY NICHOLS takes our questions about the proposed smoking ban, future water supplies and who'd he support if he wasn't running.

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Q&A: Toby Hooper on his San Marcos council bid

San Marcos City Council Place 3 candidate TOBY HOOPER answers questions about the police and firefighter contract, tax breaks for economic development and, of course, the still-simmering smoking ban issue.

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Q&A: Nicholas Cubides on his San Marcos council bid

San Marcos City Council candidate Nicholas Cubides takes our question on the once-and-future smoking ban effort, public safety contacts and the school district.

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Election 2011 Video: John Thomaides, Terry Nichols, Toby Hooper and Nicholas Cubides

In a crowded race or the open Place 3 seat, four candidates are competing including former council member and mayoral candidate John Thomaides. Thomaides, a small businessowner, is running against retired police Cmdr. Terry Nichols, Seton administrator...

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Election 2011 Video: Chris Jones versus Wayne Becak

The two candidates for San Marcos City Council Place 4 squared off Tuesday at the League of Women Voters debate. Incumbent Chris Jones, a Texas State career services advisor, is being challenged by Wayne Becak, a retired...

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