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Election 2012

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Election 2012: Hays voters continue packing polls

As of Sunday, 24,869 people — nearly a quarter of Hays County's 104,000 registered voters — have either voted early or submitted mail-in ballots, according to the Elections Administration office.

Saturday, October 27th, 2012

Election 2012 Video: Hays County Pct. 2 Constable (James Kohler vs. Ron Hall)

Hays County Pct. 2 Constable James Kohler, a Democrat, is a sort of throwback to somewhere else: A politician who doesn't even bother with the pretense of polish.

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Election 2012 Video: Hays County Pct. 1 Constable (David Peterson vs. Stephen Velasquez)

In a rematch of their Democratic Party primary race four years ago, Hays County Pct. 1 Constable David Peterson is running against former chief deputy constable Stephen Velasquez, who tried unsuccessfully to succeed his old boss, Lupe...

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Hays County voters turning out at record pace

As of the close of polls Wednesday, 9,750 residents have voted at early voting locations and 3,500 have voted by mail for a total of 13,250. That's 12.7 percent of Hays County's 104,000 registered voters.

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Election 2012 Video: San Marcos City Council Pl 5 (Ryan Thomason vs. Melissa Derrick)

San Marcos council member RYAN THOMASON faces challenger MELISSA DERRICK in a 2012 San Marcos Area League of Women Voters general election debate.

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Election 2012 Video: San Marcos City Council Pl 6 (Shane Scott vs. Greg Frank)

San Marcos council member SHANE SCOTT faces challenger GREG FRANK in a 2012 San Marcos Area League of Women Voters general election debate.

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Election 2012 Video: San Marcos Mayor
(Daniel Guerrero vs. Thomas Prentice)

It did not take long for the San Marcos Area League of Women Voters mayoral debate to devolve into debacle on Monday.

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Letter: I believe in public schools and Jason Isaac

— EDITOR: After reading several letters to the Editor I felt compelled to write this one. I have lived in Hays County and the Dripping Springs ISD for seven years. I have four children attending school there...

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Letter: A wife’s endorsement for John Adams

In a letter to the editor, SHARON ADAMS says she supporters her husband John Adam's bid for state representative because of his passion for public education.

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

San Antonio daily endorses Narvaiz

Former San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz has won the endorsement of the San Antonio Express-News, the largest circulation newspaper in the new CD-35 she is running to represent in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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