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Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

‘Tea Party’ conservatives win top GOP runoffs

After 16 years in statewide office, Republican Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst lost a bitterly fought battle to State Sen. Dan Patrick of Houston. In the GOP attorney general race, state Sen. Ken Paxton prevailed over State Rep. Dan Branch

Friday, March 14th, 2014

A Kink in the Democrats’ chain

Texas Democratic leaders tried to keep Kinky Friedman off of their November ticket, for fear voters will not take him seriously. But if he wins a runoff for agriculture commissioner in May, he might offer them their...

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.

Sunday, January 5th, 2014

In third statewide bid, Friedman hopes to win with weed

The noted singer, humorist, novelist and hawker of tequila has tried multiple times to add “elected official” to his résumé. His celebrity status and unique charm have not translated into success at the ballot box. In his...

Sunday, October 13th, 2013

Kinky Friedman to run for ag commissioner as Democrat

Singer, songwriter, novelist, humorist and former independent gubernatorial candidate Kinky Friedman will run for the Democratic nomination to be the state's next agriculture commissioner.

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Q&A: James McMurtry on life’s dark edge, the ‘N’ word and deer hunting

Brooding singer-songwriter JAMES McMURTRY is a many faceted fella. His friendly demeanor belies a mind that produces melancholy lyrics that dwell on his impressions of a broken America.

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

San Marcos Tonight: 08/08/12

A rundown of live music and other entertainment in and around San Marcos tonight including Bonsai Nation at Triple Crown.

Friday, January 21st, 2011

The Weekend: Bloodthirsty plants, photographs and music

There's something very Texas about wind. We've been getting it all week. We've been getting it forever. And we know which way the wind is blowing this weekend in and around San Marcos.

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Crystal Creek Boys put San Marcos into every note

The Crystal Creek Boys are San Marcos natives who could serve as Bluegrass Ambassadors for the city. They will be at the Gray Horse on Thursday with Shotgun Party.

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