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Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Election 2012 Video: Texas State Rep Dist 45 (Jason Isaac vs. John Adams)

State Rep. Jason Isaac, a Dripping Springs Republican, sought to fashion a weapon out of challenger John Adam's signature issue, public school funding.

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Letter: Reject John Adams’ misplaced school priorities

In a letter to the editor, Hays GOP Chair SHAWN BLAKELY knocks State Representative candidate John Adams, a Dripping Spring ISD school board member, for spending money for frills like artificial turf while raising property taxes.

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Letter: Isaac’s merit pay for teachers is right on the money

In a letter to the editor, Kyle resident MICHELLE CHRISTI writes that State Rep. Jason Isaac's support of tying educator's compensation to their performance is a common sense reform.

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Commentary: Power to recover rests in manufacturing

In this guest commentary, Texas House Speaker JOE STRAUSS says manufacturing is not dead, especially in Texas, but that the state and federal government should take steps that will allow the sector to thrive.

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Federal judges will draw new political maps

Next year's congressional and legislative elections in Texas will probably be conducted using political maps drawn by federal judges instead of those drawn by lawmakers.

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Hays GOP urges Isaac not to back Straus

The Hays County Republican Party executive committee unanimously passed a resolution Monday night urging State Rep.-Elect Jason Isaac not to vote for Joe Straus in his bid to retain the position of Speaker of the House.

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Courting crossover votes, Rose hosts Republican speaker Straus

Joe Straus' appearance last week at a fundraiser for State Rep. Patrick M. Rose angers some local Republicans who accuse the speaker of betraying his party.

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Rose breezes through challenge by Backus

Rose took just shy of 80 percent of the vote in the Democratic primaries against Driftwood resident Andrew Backus, the former chair of the Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District.

Friday, February 12th, 2010

Video: State Representative, District 45 Democratic Primary (Patrick Rose vs. Andrew Backus)

State Rep. Patrick M. Rose and challenger Andrew Backus squared off in the San Marcos Area League of Women Voter's debate on Feb. 11.

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Rose carries big stick on human services issues

Patrick M. Rose is seeking to remake the state's school system for intellectually and developmentally disabled residents with a sweeping legislative package.

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