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Election 2012

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Freethought San Marcos: Ted Cruz a foe of personal liberty

— Freethought San Marcos: A column by LAMAR W. HANKINS Ted Cruz, the Republican candidate for the US Senate from Texas, presents himself as a champion of personal liberty, but he is far from that. Based on what he writes on his own campaign website, Cruz is a proponent of restricting liberty in vast areas

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Letter: John Adams is right for women

In a letter to the editor, Texas State grad student DANIA ALRASHEED says the state representative will support women's access to subsidized cervical and breast cancer screenings.

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Letter: Nothing ‘slight’ about John Adam’s tax hikes

In a letter to the editor, KAREN KESWICK scoffs at a previous writer who minimized property tax increases supported by Dripping Springs school board member John Adams, who is now running for state representative.

Monday, October 8th, 2012

Tomorrow last day to register to vote

Election Day is about a month away, but the last day to register to vote in Texas is Tuesday. And though Texans still can't register online, there are many other ways to do so.

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Zaffirini stripped of Higher Education committee chairmanship

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is making some big leadership changes ahead of the 2013 legislative session.

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Letter: Reject John Adams’ misplaced school priorities

In a letter to the editor, Hays GOP Chair SHAWN BLAKELY knocks State Representative candidate John Adams, a Dripping Spring ISD school board member, for spending money for frills like artificial turf while raising property taxes.

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Candidates prep for debate season in Hays County

Two local League of Women Voters chapters and the Council of Neighborhood Associations have scheduled candidate debates, firming up the next important engagements of political season.

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Letter: Isaac’s merit pay for teachers is right on the money

In a letter to the editor, Kyle resident MICHELLE CHRISTI writes that State Rep. Jason Isaac's support of tying educator's compensation to their performance is a common sense reform.

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Letter: Isaac, GOP budget cuts harmed local schools

In a letter to the editor, Dripping Springs resident MARVADENE EVES argues that the Legislature's reductions to education funding forced Hays County school boards to cut budgetary "fat" that wasn't there.

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Letter: Campbell campaigns as ‘the artful dodger’

In a letter to the editor, Cibolo resident MELISSA DUFRESNES describes the Republican state senate hopeful as a policy ignoramus avoiding hard questions en route to the Texas Legislature.

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