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Election 2012

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Letter: Adams ‘won’t make further cuts to education’

In this letter to the editor, Austin resident CHARLOTTE SLACK urges a vote for John Adams of Dripping Springs for state representative.

Friday, September 7th, 2012

Hays County expands Texas State early voting days

Hays County will hold early voting for the Nov. 6 general election four full days on the Texas State University campus, the most since the last presidential contest in 2008.

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Courage to Campbell: Why won’t you debate me?

San Antonio schoolteacher John Courage is assailing his opponent, emergency room doctor Donna Campbell, relentlessly for avoiding media interviews and refusing debate invitations in the runup to the November general election.

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Q&A: Donna Campbell on the Texas Senate

Emergency room physician Donna Campbell surprised many political prognisticators when she managed to overtake her better-financed and better-known opponents to become the Republican nominee to represent Senate District 25.

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

In DNC keynote, Castro courts Latinos, youth

San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro, in the most defining moment of his young political career, gave a Democratic National Convention keynote on Tuesday night that reiterated Barack Obama’s 2008 message of hope, from the promise of recent...

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Narvaiz plans Labor Day tour in congressional bid

With Election Day little more than two months away, former San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz is planning a Labor Day Weekend whistle-stop tour of the district she is running to represent in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Court: Texas political maps don’t protect minorities

Texas lawmakers didn’t comply with the Voting Rights Act when they drew new maps for congressional, state Senate and state House districts, a federal court in Washington, D.C., ruled Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Hays County Democrats to host annual LBJ Bash

The Hays County Democratic Party kicks off its annual LBJ Birthday Bash and Fundraiser on 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, at Kyle’s Texas Old Town.

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Brad Rollins’ Blog: Was development opposition much ado about nothing?

For all the anti-development sound and fury in the last year, the loyal opposition was unable to field a candidate against one of the most reliably pro-growth members of the San Marcos City Council.

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Perry says he supports Narvaiz for U.S. Congress

Gov. Rick Perry gave a blessing, however briefly, to former Mayor Susan Narvaiz's campaign for U.S. Congress today while visiting San Marcos to tout the statewide sales tax holiday.

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