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Thursday, November 4th, 2010

'Blue' Hays County hides in voter 'enthusiasm gap'

The Republican sweep of Hays County voting boxes was the result not so much of a GOP wave as the disappearance of Democratic voters in 2010. The straight ticket Democratic voter was as likely as not to stay home and the Texas State student vote was all but missing this year.

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Rose says he’s out of politics with electoral loss

Following a decisive loss to challenger Jason Isaac Tuesday night, State Representative Patrick Rose said he is done with politics. Rose first was elected to the state legislature in 2002 and won three re-election campaigns before a...

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Cobb rides GOP wave to county judge

Bert Cobb's victory as Hays County judge was part of a Republican sweep Tuesday that will give the GOP a 4-1 majority on the Hays County Commissioners Court. Jeff Barton, who lost the judge race, said the...

Friday, October 29th, 2010

The Weekend: Halloween on the Wurst weekend

It's a weekend of bests and wursts as New Braunfels starts up Wurstfest and Chasca puts on a Rocky Horror Review. There's also ballet, music and Halloween fun for all. Is it fall, yet?

Friday, October 29th, 2010

EAA to hold off on well rules until next year

The Edwards Aquifer Authority (EAA) is holding off on enforcing certain well rules, which involve expensive costs for homeowners, until next year. The representative for the local EAA district is up for grabs in the Nov. 2...

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

12 projects vie for remaining $3.4M of county bond money

With only $3.4 remaining to be allocated from $30 million of parks bonds authorized by Hays County voters in 2007, 12 projects are in the running for funds. Three of the projects are in San Marcos. The...

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

As election nears, Cobb, Barton take questions

Hays County voters are closing in on a decision between the two candidates for Hays County judge, San Marcos Republican Bert Cobb and Kyle Democrat Jeff Barton. Each answered the same set of questions posed by San...

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Ratliff, Cutler, go into sheriff’s office issues

Hays County Sheriff Tommy Ratliff, a Democrat, was appointed to the office in December 2008 and now faces a challenge from Republican Gary Cutler. San Marcos Local News asked identical questions of the candidates in this interview.

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Precinct 4 commissioner candidates discuss county issues

Hays County Precinct 4 Commissioner Karen Ford (D-Dripping Springs) is being challenged for re-election in November by Dripping Springs businessman Ray Whisenant (R-Dripping Springs). Each candidate answered identical questions posed by San Marcos Local News.

Friday, October 15th, 2010

County provides $125K for struggling water district

Hays County commissioners increased their annual allocation to the Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District in the 2011 budget. However, the district continues to struggle with administrative, political and funding turmoil.

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