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Scott Dodd

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

County approves $2M RPTP building expansion

Hays County commissioners approved a $2 million expansion last week for a Resource, Protection Transportation and Planning (RPTP) building on Yarrington Road. The expansion is larger than originally planned because the county decided to add space for the fire marshal's office.

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Ruge announces run for Buda council

Todd Ruge, who failed in a bid to join the Buda City Council in 2008, has announced his candidacy for the council's Place 2 in the May 8 election. No other candidates for the position have announced....

Monday, December 29th, 2008

Buda year in review: Change at the top, but not on Main Street

New life under a home rule charter led to the city changing the majority of its council, along with its city manager. However, the city's sales tax base took a beating, leading to a tax increase, while...

Friday, June 13th, 2008

Two vie for Buda council seat in run-off election

Former Buda Mayor Billy Gray and newcomer Scott Dodd are up for a new Buda city council seat in Saturday's run-off election.

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

Changing city councils debut tonight

Less than a month after the May elections, local city councils will start looking different tonight. In Kyle, David Wilson will debut following his successful challenge against incumbent Dan Ekakiadis. In Buda, the council takes on...

Monday, May 12th, 2008

Bill Peterson’s Blog: Reflections on a Buda election

A good city councilmember goes away and a good council candidate goes badly at the polls.

Sunday, May 11th, 2008

Voter turnout varies in Saturday elections

Saturday's elections brought out little interest in the San Marcos school board, but considerable interest in the Buda City Council.

Saturday, May 10th, 2008

Schools, local councils up for grabs on Election Day

A school bond, a school board and two local city councils will learn their fates today as voters make their choices at the polls.

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

Three vie for new Buda council seat

Three candidates for a new Buda City Council seat answered questions in front of downtown residents last weekend. We have the questions, and their answers.

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

Buda’s crowded election

Buda's city council election will definitely seat three new members with at least one crucial decision to make off the bat.