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Election 2012

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Brad Rollins’ Blog: Sam Brannon refuses to pledge U.S. flag

Sam Brannon, the gypsy politician who is running for Hays County Commissioner, refuses to pledge allegiance to the U.S. flag, saying it is a matter of personal conscience.

Friday, April 20th, 2012

GOP group holding candidate forum

The San Marcos Area Republican Texans group is holding a candidate forum at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 22.

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Residents must register by April 30 to vote in primaries

New voters who want to cast ballots in the May 29 party primary elections must register by April 30, Hays County Election Administrator Joyce Cowan reminds residents. Early voting for the primaries runs May 14-25.

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Ratliff not a ‘wife beater,’ ex-wife says in letter

Hays County Sheriff’s candidate Tommy Ratliff has provided copies of two letters that he says prove he is innocent amid allegations that he assaulted his wife in 1988.

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Four San Marcos school board candidates to debate at league event

Four candidates for San Marcos CISD school board will face off at the San Marcos Area League of Women Voters debate 7 p.m. Monday, April 23 at the San Marcos Activity Center.

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

Video: Doggett, Dem challengers mix it up

KLRN host RICK CASEY interviewed U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, Sylvia Romo and Maria Luisa Alvarado, who are competing to be the Democatic nominee in the newly created Congressional District 35, which includes a slice of Hays County.

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

inSanMarcos holding school board candidate forum

inSanMarcos, the civic affairs group chaired by former city council member Pam Couch, is holding a forum for school board candidates.

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Ratliff says lie detector proves he didn’t brutalize former wife

Former Sheriff Tommy Ratliff says he never caused his ex-wife to suffer broken bones and a concussion and that he can prove it.

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Uncovered documents cast doubt on Ratliff’s assault denial

Internal Texas Department of Public Safety documents obtained this week by the Mercury, suggest that officials who investigated Tommy Ratliff's former wife's allegation of abuse in 1988 seemed to have found the claim credible and transfered him...

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Live Feed: San Marcos chamber congressional debate

Candidates for San Marcos' two congressional seats, District 21 and District 25, will discuss the issues at a San Marcos Chamber of Commerce luncheon starting at 11:30 a.m. today at the city conference center.

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