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Election 2012

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Doggett: SCOTUS ruling on healthcare ‘significant victory’

UPDATED 10:31 a.m. JUNE 28: U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, an Austin Democrat whose district includes Hays County, released this statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on landmark healthcare legislation: This is a significant victory for every family and small business denied insurance or overcharged or mistreated by an insurer. And it is a victory

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

GOP runoff candidates invited to Hays County forum

Republican candidates in the July 31 runoff election — including candidates vying for U.S. Congress, state senate and a state district judge bench — are expected at a forum the weekend after next.

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

JP Smith swears in daughter as Mountain City mayor

Tiny Mountain City between Kyle and Buda doesn't really have mountains but it does have the mother-daughter Smith political dynasty.

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Wentworth faces unexpected rival in GOP runoff

Sleep is a precious commodity for Donna Campbell these days. Even as she seeks to unseat longtime state Sen. Jeff Wentworth, R-San Antonio, much of her time is still devoted to her work as an emergency room...

Monday, June 18th, 2012

Hays DA says ‘sweepstakes parlors’ are illegal

District Attorney Sherri Tibbe's interpretation of the law contradicts that of the Kyle police chief who allowed such a gaming room to open in downtown Kyle earlier this year.

Monday, June 18th, 2012

Hispanic districts aren’t opting for Hispanic candidates

Lawmakers thought congressional districts with large Latino majorities would elect Latinos. All over the state, voters are going different directions including in CD-35 which includes eastern Hays County.

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Wentworth lawsuit may proceed, judge rules

State Sen. Jeff Wentworth’s defamation lawsuit against his former primary challenger Elizabeth Ames Jones may proceed, a Bexar County judge ruled Thursday.

Monday, June 4th, 2012

Romney touching down in San Antonio on Wednesday

A week after Texas voters gave him enough delegates to secure the GOP presidential nomination, Mitt Romney travels to the Lone Star State this week to collect money for his campaign and tout his economic proposals.

Monday, June 4th, 2012

It’s Hays vs. Comal in district judge race

It was a good day to be an incumbent in Hays County and Central Texas, with many familiar faces cruising to victory in Tuesday’s Republican and Democratic primaries.

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Audio: Incumbent, upstart to battle for State Senate seat

State Sen. Jeff Wentworth, R-San Antonio, might have expected a runoff in the contested Republican primary. But instead of well-funded former Railroad Commissioner Elizabeth Ames Jones – Wentworth will go up against Tea Party favorite Donna Campbell.

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