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Election 2012

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Letter: Susan Narvaiz best choice for CD-35

Wimberley resident ALAN CAMERON writes in support of former San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz, who is running to represent Congressional District 35 in the U.S. Congress.

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Q&A: Daniel Guerrero on shooting for a second term

San Marcos Mayor DANIEL GUERRERO, who also serves as executive director of the San Marcos Education Foundation, has made early childhood and continuing education a priority of his office — a potentially precedent-setting departure from the days...

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Runoff voters were in mood to oust incumbents

The message from Texas runoff voters? Out with incumbents.

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Cruz defeats Dewhurst, will face Sadler in fall

Defying all early expectations and upending long-standing conventional wisdom in Texas Republican politics, former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz handily won the Republican runoff for an open U.S. Senate seat Tuesday night.

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Campbell takes down Wentworth; Boyer bests Glickler

Tea Party darling Donna Campbell rode voter discontent — and millions of dollars in negative advertising — to a huge victory on Tuesday over State Sen. Jeff Wentworth, abruptly ending his two decades in the Texas Senate.

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Incumbents, sole challenger file to run in San Marcos City Council election

San Marcos council member Ryan Thomason today became the first incumbent to draw a challenger in City Hall elections this November.

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Bobby Knight says Penn State sanctions ‘idiotic’

The NCAA's decision to strip 11 years of football victories from the record books as punishiment for Penn State's handling of the Sandusky child rape allegations is "idoitic" and misdirected, retired college basketball coaching great Bobby Knight...

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Election started as a sprint but ends as a slog

The elections that were supposed to come and go in March (the primary) and May (the runoff) — elections delayed by redistricting litigation and stretched out by new federal laws that add days to the stretch between...

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Audio: Campbell benefits from Tea Party tailwind

State Sen. Jeff Wentworth, R-San Antonio, expected a tough fight in the GOP primary for Senate District 25. But instead, he has been tussling with Dr. Donna Campbell, a political newcomer who has broad Tea Party support.

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Audio: Early voting underway in primary runoffs

Voters will decide runoffs in the U.S. Senate race — and three important local races in Hays County.

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