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Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Narvaiz: I’m ready for an ‘uphill battle’ versus Doggett

In a Facebook post yesterday, former San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz said she filed to run for U.S. Congress because it was “unconscionable” to let U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett win a tenth term without opposition.

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

No upsets in Hays County’s gerrymandered Congress, State Senate seats

Tuesday's unfolding election returns yielded no surprise finishes in any of three U.S. Congress districts that overlap Hays County nor in either of the county's two Texas Senate districts.

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.

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.

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

Video: Doggett, Dem challengers mix it up

KLRN host RICK CASEY interviewed U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, Sylvia Romo and Maria Luisa Alvarado, who are competing to be the Democatic nominee in the newly created Congressional District 35, which includes a slice of Hays County.

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Live Feed: San Marcos chamber congressional debate

Candidates for San Marcos' two congressional seats, District 21 and District 25, will discuss the issues at a San Marcos Chamber of Commerce luncheon starting at 11:30 a.m. today at the city conference center.

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Narvaiz gets nod from major anti-abortion group

Former San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz has landed the endorsement of the state's largest anti-abortion political action committee, the Texas Right to Life PAC.

Saturday, December 10th, 2011

Supreme Court freezes Texas election maps

In a late Friday afternoon order, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the use of court-drawn maps for legislative and congressional districts in Texas, telling the lawyers involved to be ready for oral arguments next month.