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Friday, January 7th, 2011

Hays County Historical Commission seeks new members

The Hays County Historical Commission (HCHC) is in the process of seeking new members. Applications for positions on the HCHC are being accepted through Jan. 30 in the office of the Hays County judge.

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...

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Barton calls out opposition at ‘showdown’

No one came forward to say they wrote potentially slanderous e-mails at Pct. 2 Commissioner Jeff Barton’s “high noon” showdown on Monday and the opposition podium stood empty.

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Election 2010 Video: Hays County Judge debate (Jeff Barton vs. Bert Cobb)

Candidates for Hays County Judge — Commissioner Jeff Barton, a Buda Democrat, and Bert Cobb, a San Marcos Republican — clashed mainly on issues related to development, planning and water rights during the League of Women Voters...

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Updated: Barton campaign manager on leave after assault

Pct. 2 Commissioner Jeff Barton sustained a bloody lip Tuesday afternoon when his campaign manager threw a cell phone at him during an argument outside his Kyle office.

Friday, February 12th, 2010

Video: Hays County Judge Democratic Primary debate (Elizabeth Sumter vs. Jeff Barton)

Hays County Judge Elizabeth Sumter debates fellow Democratic Party challenger Pct. 2 Commissioner Jeff Barton at the San Marcos Area League of Women Voter's debate on Feb. 11.

Friday, February 12th, 2010

Video: Hays County Judge Republican Primary debate (Peggy Jones vs. Bert Cobb)

Republicans Peggy Jones, a San Marcos business owner, and Bert Cobb, a San Marcos surgeon, face off for their party's nomination for Hays County Judge. League of Women Voters February debate between Republican candidates for Hays County...

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

Jones campaigns for County Judge

San Marcos business owner Peggy Jones, who has been campaigning since August, has filed to run for Hays County Judge as a Republican.

Monday, January 4th, 2010

Barton announces bid for Hays County judge

Hays County Pct. 2 Commissioner Jeff Barton today announced a bid for county judge, making official an intra-Democratic Party showdown with incumbent Elizabeth Sumter.

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

San Marcos physician Cobb announces judge candidacy

San Marcos surgeon and physician Dr. Bert Cobb today announced his Republican primary candidacy for Hays County judge.