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Election 2010

Monday, July 9th, 2012

Audio: David Glickler versus Bruce Boyer, 22nd District Judge candidates

The race for district judge doesn't have the ideological charge of up-ballot contests but both candidates for 428th State District Judge say the bench they are running to occupy will impact more people, more directly than nearly any other office.

Friday, June 17th, 2011

ACC awaits appeals court ruling in ballot language lawsuit

Plans for the new campus were seriously frustrated nearly six months ago when Kyle dentist Ray Wolbrecht filed a lawsuit challenging the annexation of the Hays Consolidated Independent School District into ACC’s taxing district.

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Commissioners Court goes from blue to red

Four years ago as Democrats surged nationally, Hays County voters switched overnight from a Commissioners Court with four Republicans and one Democrat to a court with four Democrats and one Republican. On Tuesday, they switched back as...

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Isaac upsets Rose for state representative

Rose was the seasoned veteran, and his challenger Jason Isaac was widely viewed the long-shot. But Isaac defied the early odds Tuesday night, rolling to a decisive victory in one of the biggest upsets in the state.

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Rout: Republicans sweep Hays County elections

A couple hours before the polls closed at 7 p.m. Tuesday night, Hays County GOP Party Chair Bud Wymore was feeling optimistic. America looked poised to ride a wave of Republican sentiment all the way to a...

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Election 2010: Hays County results

Election results will be posted here as they become available from the Hays County Elections Office.

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Hanging a right: Rose straddles political lines

Against a national backdrop of anti-incumbent sentiment, four-term District 45 State Rep. Patrick Rose is coming out purple as he faces GOP challenger Jason Isaac, a Dripping Springs businessman, at the Nov. 2 polls.

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Sheriff’s race turns ugly with domestic violence claim [PRO]

The race for Hays County’s top law enforcement office took a public turn for the ugly this week when an audience member at a candidate forum accused Sheriff Tommy Ratliff of breaking his ex-wife’s collar bone during...

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Election 2010 Video: Hays County Sheriff debate (Tommy Ratliff vs. Gary Cutler)

Sheriff Tommy Ratliff, a Democrat, tussled with Republican nominee Gary Cutler of Driftwood over the condition of the jail, department staffing and incarceration alternatives. In one of the most explosive exchanges of the League of Women Voters...

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Election 2010 Video: State Representative, District 45 debate (Patrick Rose vs. Jason Isaac)

Running for a fifth term, State. Rep. Patrick M. Rose, a San Marcos Democrat, and challenger Jason Isaac, a Dripping Springs Republican, spared over immigration, education funding and an anticipated Texas budget shortfalls at the San Marcos...

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