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Election 2011

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Higher ed officials tout student loan amendment

On Nov. 8, Texans will vote on 10 proposed amendments to the state Constitution, including one that would allow the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to continue its low-interest student loan program.

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Council candidates face off at League debate tonight

Six candidates for two San Marcos City Council seats will engage tonight in the League of Women Voters debate, usually the most anticipated local election debate.

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Business groups back Texas water ballot measure

To meet the needs of its growing population, drought-stricken Texas urgently needs more water infrastructure totaling $231 billion to augment water supplies and treatment, wastewater processing and flood control by 2060, according to a draft of the...

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Council candidates to debate on Thursday

Candidates for two city council seats will square-off at a debate on Thursday sponsored by the San Marcos Council of Neighborhood Associations.

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

City council candidates will debate next week

Candidates for two city council seats will participate in a debate next week sponsored by the San Marcos Area League of Women Voters

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Breaking News: Thomaides files to run for city council

The small business owner, who narrowly lost a race for San Marcos mayor last year, is running for Place 3 on the city council.

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Breaking News: Thomaides seeks return to San Marcos City Council

John Thomaides, who fell 41 votes short of being San Marcos Mayor last year, is running for Place 3 on the city council.

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Establishment turns out strong for Nichol’s council bid

A slew of political heavy hitters, including the district attorney and sheriff, turned out on Thursday to help Terry Nichols launch his bid for Place 3 on the San Marcos City Council.

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Updated: Jones files for re-election; Becak expected to run against him

Toby Hooper, who works as a contract negotiator for Seton Family of Hospital, says he has filed to run for San Marcos City Council Place 3, the second candidate to file in a race that has already...

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Updated: Jones files for re-election; Becak preps to run against him

As expected, San Marcos City Council Place 4 member Chris Jones filed today to run for a third term. Former longtime Balcones and Broadway bank executive Wayne Becak has picked up filing material from the city clerk's...

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