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Joyce Cowan

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

Candidates brace for final showdown in Tuesday’s primaries

Republican turnout in Hays County quadrupled during early voting compared to 2010. Democrats saw a spike in participation, too

Monday, February 24th, 2014

GOP primary turnout on course to nearly quadruple over 2010

Driven by free-for-alls in most statewide races and several heated regional and county contests, voters are beating a path to early voting locations compared to years past.

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Voters turning out early for bond proposals in San Marcos, Kyle, Wimberley

With $77 million in proposed capital improvements on the ballot, the San Marcos CISD election is drawing higher-than-usual numbers to the polls.

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Hays County voters turning out at record pace

As of the close of polls Wednesday, 9,750 residents have voted at early voting locations and 3,500 have voted by mail for a total of 13,250. That's 12.7 percent of Hays County's 104,000 registered voters.

Friday, September 7th, 2012

Hays County expands Texas State early voting days

Hays County will hold early voting for the Nov. 6 general election four full days on the Texas State University campus, the most since the last presidential contest in 2008.

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

San Marcos CISD trustees opt to keep May elections

After an unusually heated discussion, San Marcos CISD board members on Oct. 24 voted narrowly to pay as much as $103,000 to stick with trustee elections in May rather than switch to November.

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Cutler looks to take sheriff's office this month

Gary Cutler, who won election as Hays County sheriff Tuesday, said Wednesday that he wants to take office this month. County officials elected in November usually take office in January, but state law addressing unexpired terms could...

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

San Marcos ACCess says it has signatures to call vote

San Marcos ACCess said it has collected 2,400 signatures from voters in San Marcos CISD, which should be enough cushion against a requirement of 2,200 signatures to put Austin Community College annexation on the November ballot in...

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

May Kyle election to take shape after Saturday vote

A special city council election Saturday in Kyle won't only determine who fills three of seven seats, but it also will nudge the chain in the May election, during which two other seats will be decided.

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Tuesday council run-off could draw 1,000

While early indications favor San Marcos Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commissioner Ryan Thomason to win a city council seat, only Tuesday's results in a low-turnout run-off election will tell if academic advisor Lisa Marie Coppoletta can cover...

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