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Nick Ramus

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Incumbents win commissioner seats, maintain contra-judge majority

Hays County Precinct 1 Commissioner Debbie Ingalsbe and Precinct 3 Commissioner Will Conley won re-election Tuesday night, preserving a majority coalition on the commissioners court that figures to flummox County Judge Liz Sumter for the last two years of her term.

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

With early totals in, county’s voter turnout smashes all records

Against the backdrop of unprecedented turnout countywide -- 40,159 of 97,603 registered voters in Hays County have already voted -- turnout in the city races is sure to dwarf anything San Marcos has ever seen.

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

Sheriff’s office: Backhoe operator fled, but not for life

REVISED: 09/11/08, 12:25 p.m. The Hays County Sheriff\'s Office said its report concerning the arrest of commissioner candidate Nick Ramus last Friday said the backhoe operater he allegedly approached with a gun fled, but not fearing for...

Saturday, September 6th, 2008

Commissioner candidate charged with deadly conduct

Hays County Commissioners Court candidate Nick Ramus is charged with deadly conduct after allegedly approaching the property of his neighbor and adversary, Carolyn Logan, with a loaded gun. Ramus said the episode is one more example of...

Sunday, April 6th, 2008

The Court of Public Opinion

A district judge has spoken on the matter of Nick Ramus vs. Hays County. What will the so-called Court of Public Opinion say about it in the November election?

Sunday, February 24th, 2008

There’s a reason

Hays County Judge Liz Sumter kept her appointment to meet Sunday with Kyle citizens, baffling the assembled with her explanations and composure under tough questioning.

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

Who’s for it?

The mayor of Kyle asked Hays County Commissioner Jeff Barton why anyone would oppose a new state road financing plan for improvements to Interstate-35 through Kyle. Here's the real question: Who's for it?

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

Primary fights in San Marcos

The political primary season for the next couple months will be light through most of Hays County, but San Marcos could be a rollicking exception.