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Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

The List: Candidates for Hays County public offices 2014

Most Hays County incumbents will waltz unopposed next year, including three district judges, two county commissioners and four justices of the peace. County Judge Bert Cobb and County Clerk Liz Q. Gonzalez will face Democratic Party challengers in November. County Court at Law No. 2 Judge Linda Rodriguez will have a Republican opponent in the general election.

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Dems hope women-led ticket helps win the suburbs

State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte’s announcement on Saturday that she is running for lieutenant governor, adding a second woman to a ticket led by state Sen. Wendy Davis, is enhancing Texas Democrats’ hopes that they could...

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Election 2013: Hays County voting results

We will post returns for the Buda and Woodcreek city council elections — and other local contests — just as fast as we can get them.

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

Audio: If Prop 6 passes, what’s next for water in Texas?

The passage of Proposition 6, which proponents say would jump-start tens of billions of dollars in spending on water projects across Texas, may be just the beginning of a debate over how to spend money in a...

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Guest Column: A lifetime of service, more to come

San Marcos City Council candidate BILL TAYLOR says he has a track record of making solid decisions in the crucible of San Marcos politics.

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Guest Column: How about a little dissent on city council?

City council candidate THOM PRENTICE says San Marcos needs a good shaking up — on issues ranging from street signage to roundabouts to new development.

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Election 2013 Video: San Marcos City Council, Place 1 (Bill Taylor vs. Lisa Prewitt)

Insurance agency owner Bill Taylor, a former council member, and landscape designer Lisa Prewitt field questions at the San Marcos Area League of Women Voters debate on Oct. 14.

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

Election 2013 Video: San Marcos City Council, Place 2 (Jude Prather vs. Mason Murphy vs. Thom Prentice)

The trio of candidates for San Marcos City Council Place 2 — incumbent Jude Prather and challengers Thom Prentice and Mason Murphy — field questions at the San Marcos Area League of Women Voters debate on Oct....

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Water funding propositions make unusual allies

Proposition 6, a water financing measure that voters will decide on in November, is bringing together groups that are typically at odds politically.

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Guest Column: Taking San Marcos from good to great

City council candidate MASON MURPHY says the San Marcos City Council should treat each opportunity to recruit major new employers as an “Olympic moment,” an organized, dazzling effort.

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