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Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

Election confirms two Hays counties

Though voters from across the county supported a $207 million countywide road bond at last Tuesday's election, it remains that Hays County is two counties in political terms, composed of a heavily Democratic east and a heavily Republican west.

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

GOP returns to countywide seats, Dems defend precinct positions

In a time of tension over home foreclosures, Hays County voters didn't take it out on Tax Assessor-Collector Luanne Caraway, who received the best percentage vote of any candidate named on every ballot in the county.

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Rose wins fourth legislative term

Patrick Rose comfortably won his fourth term in the state legislature Tuesday, returning to his seat representing Hays, Caldwell and Blanco Counties while his Democratic Party pulled almost even in the state House of Representatives.

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Early voting could lead to county poll records

In the first three days of early voting, ten percent of Hays County's registered voters cast ballots, indicating that the county could reach a 75 percent turnout in this presidential election year.

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Debate Audio: State Representative

State Rep. Patrick M. Rose and challenger Matt B. Young at the League of Women Voters debate.

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

Newstreamz Video Extra – League of Women Voters Debate Texas State Representative

On Monday October 20th, The League of Women Voters held debates for all contested local races. There are 3 people vying for the Texas State Representative District 45 seat; Democratic Incumbent Patrick Rose, Republican Matt Young, and...

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

Rose to testify before Congress Thursday in PEC matter

Hays County State Representative Patrick Rose will testify before the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Thursday as Congress looks into abuses at Pedernales Electric Cooperative. The committee already has subpoenaed former PEC General Manager...

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

Rose to trustees: School finance is back in play

State Representative Patrick Rose told Hays CISD trustees Monday night that school finance will go back on the table in the next legislative session. The trustees were glad to hear it.

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

Rose second only to House speaker in amassing campaign war chest in first test since falling-out

The latest round of campaign finance disclosures show Rose is holding his own in the fund raising race even relative to the speaker, a position traditionally at least as powerful as the governor and a symbol of...

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.

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