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Election 2011

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Election 2011: Thomaides wins city council runoff

We'll post San Marcos City Council elections results as they come in, usually starting with absentee and early voting totals shortly after polls close at 7 p.m.

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Map: San Marcos City Council election

These maps take a precinct-by-precinct look at Tuesday's San Marcos City Council election results.

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Election 2011: Final, unofficial San Marcos results

See San Marcos City Council voting results as they come in here.

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Election 2011: Jones ousted from San Marcos council

Texas State career adviser Chris Jones was ousted from his seat on the San Marcos City Council in Tuesday's election, drawing 970 votes (45.9 percent) to retired banker Wayne Becak's 1,142 (54.1 percent).

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Election 2011: Final unofficial Hays County results

Voters in the Buda area rejected a sales tax increase to fund Hays County ESD No. 8 and those in Dripping Springs ISD demolished a property tax increase ratification.

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Audio: Limited opposition to school funding ballot measure

If passed, the constitutional amendment would allow the land commissioner to send no more than $300 million each year to spend in the state's public education budget.

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Q&A: Wayne Becak on his San Marcos council bid

Retired banker WAYNE BECAK takes our questions about economic development incentives, the future of the San Marcos school district and a soon-to-be revived effort to ban smoking in public places.

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Q&A: John Thomaides on his San Marcos council bid

San Marcos City Council Place 3 candidate JOHN THOMAIDES rounds out our series of questions-and-answers with the contenders. We ask him, as we did the three other candidates, about a citywide smoking ban, the school district and...

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Breaking News: Thomaides files to run for city council

The small business owner, who narrowly lost a race for San Marcos mayor last year, is running for Place 3 on the city council.

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Establishment turns out strong for Nichol’s council bid

A slew of political heavy hitters, including the district attorney and sheriff, turned out on Thursday to help Terry Nichols launch his bid for Place 3 on the San Marcos City Council.

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