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Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Open-carry advocates see hope in Abbott proposal

For years, supporters of open-carry gun laws have pleaded with lawmakers to allow Texans to bear their arms openly in public. With the front-running Republican gubernatorial candidate proposing open carry laws, many supporters believe the time has finally arrived for legislators to approve such a measure.

Monday, November 18th, 2013

Jesse James sets up gun shop near Dripping Springs

Following efforts by Gov. Rick Perry to convince gun manufacturers to relocate to Texas, a celebrity firearm maker has set up shop here, citing the state’s pro-Second Amendment attitude.

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

Letter to the editor: A vote against Rose

In this letter to the editor, Susan Cook of Driftwood says it's time to unseat Patrick Rose as the local state representative to the legislature and vote for Andrew Backus in the March 2 Democratic primary.

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Cobb announces GOP candidacy for judge

A race is on for the Republican nomination for Hays County Judge now that San Marcos surgeon Bert Cobb has announced his candidacy.

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

County shoots down gun ban

By BILL PETERSON Editor at Large SAN MARCOS – A 3-2 vote is always a close vote, but the 3-2 vote Tuesday morning at the Hays County Commissioners Court was really close. From listening to commissioners before...