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Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Hays County commissioners cull redistricting plans

Hays County’s governing body, which chose four plans for the redrawing of commissioner precinct lines this week, appears roughly split on the matter of how communities in San Marcos and Kyle should be apportioned.

Friday, August 5th, 2011

Kyle, Buda protest ‘outrageous’ redistricting plans

The Kyle City Council unanimously passed a resolution on Tuesday that urges the Hays County Commissioners Court to avoid lopping off parts of western Kyle into a third commissioner's precinct. Buda council members, meanwhile, offered "moral support"...

Friday, August 5th, 2011

Kyle, Buda protest ‘outrageous’ redistricting plans

The Kyle City Council unanimously passed a resolution on Tuesday that urges the Hays County Commissioners Court to avoid lopping off parts of western Kyle into a third commissioner's precinct. Buda council members, meanwhile, offered "moral support"...

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Michael Williams to seek Hays County congressional seat

Michael Williams, who jumped from the U.S. Senate race to the congressional race in the new CD-33 in North Texas, says he'll jump again: He's running for Congress in CD-25, a district that stretches from Tarrant County...

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Texas seeks clearance for redistricting maps

Texas bypassed the Obama administration's Department of Justice on Tuesday, opting to ask a panel of federal judges in Washington, D.C., to review the state's new maps for congressional, legislative and State Board of Education districts.

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Considering run for Congress, Isaac says he’s focused on current job

State Rep. Jason Isaac, widely thought to be considering a run for Congress in the newly redrawn district 25, says he is focused on keeping a seat in the Legislature he has held for a scant seven...

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

Commissioners Court plans redistricting hearings

The Hays County Commissioners Court has scheduled three public hearings to discuss redistricting and invites the public to attend or to watch the hearings live on the Internet.

Monday, July 4th, 2011

Ratliff says he’ll run for sheriff as Republican

Eight months after being ousted from office, former Sheriff Tommy Ratliff says he will run for the position again, this time as a Republican.

Friday, June 24th, 2011

Castro to take on Doggett for new congressional seat

U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, the nine-term, liberal Austin congressman, foiled Republicans’ efforts to redistrict him out of office in 2003 and intends to do it again in 2012, living “in a Winnebago, if that’s what it takes,”...

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