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Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Hanging a right: Rose straddles political lines

Against a national backdrop of anti-incumbent sentiment, four-term District 45 State Rep. Patrick Rose is coming out purple as he faces GOP challenger Jason Isaac, a Dripping Springs businessman, at the Nov. 2 polls.

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Precinct 4 commissioner candidates discuss county issues

Hays County Precinct 4 Commissioner Karen Ford (D-Dripping Springs) is being challenged for re-election in November by Dripping Springs businessman Ray Whisenant (R-Dripping Springs). Each candidate answered identical questions posed by San Marcos Local News.

Friday, October 15th, 2010

County provides $125K for struggling water district

Hays County commissioners increased their annual allocation to the Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District in the 2011 budget. However, the district continues to struggle with administrative, political and funding turmoil.

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

SMHS senior Brittany Howard is Student of the Month

With a variety of extra-curricular activities and her Advanced Placement classes, Brittany Howard displays a penchant for education that earned her the San Marcos CISD Superintendent's Student of the Month honor.

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Election 2010 Video: State Representative, District 45 debate (Patrick Rose vs. Jason Isaac)

Running for a fifth term, State. Rep. Patrick M. Rose, a San Marcos Democrat, and challenger Jason Isaac, a Dripping Springs Republican, spared over immigration, education funding and an anticipated Texas budget shortfalls at the San Marcos...

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

CASA event to celebrate anniversary and honor advocate

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) will celebrate their 25th anniversary at their seventh annual CASA of Central Texas Dinner and Dance on Oct. 16. The event will take place at the San Marcos Municipal Airport, 1807 Airport...

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

County expects five park projects to vie for $3.5M remaining from bond

Hays County commissioners now have $3.5 million left of the $30 million approved by voters in 2007. Commissioners expect at least five projects to contend for the remaining money.

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Letter to the Editor: Politicians grandstand PEC

In this letter to the editor, Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) member and Johnson City resident Dave Collins says State Senator Troy Fraser and State Representative Patrick Rose are grandstanding about reforming the cooperative.

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

County gives $150K for regional economic plan

Seeking $800,000 for its first year of operations, the Greater San Marcos Economic Development Corporation (GSMEDC) received $150,000 this week from Hays County. GSMEDC is hoping to receive another $360,000 from the City of San Marcos next...

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Commentary: PEC still lacks transparency

In this commentary, State Representative Patrick Rose says there's still a enough wrong with Pedernales Electric Cooperative, particularly since Board of Directors President Larry Landaker joined forces with two outgoing board members, whose legacy includes mismanagement, in...

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