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Jane Hughson sworn in as new mayor of San Marcos

Jane Hughson sworn in as new mayor of San Marcos

Christopher Green

November 15, 2018


Filed under Election 2018, Latest, News, San Marcos

Jane Hughson was sworn in Nov. 14 as the new mayor of San Marcos, following her win over incumbent John Thomaides in the Nov. 6 midterm election. Hughson will serve a two-year term as mayor and will chair the City Council. Hughson said she will work with City Council on housing, public transit an...

2018 General Election Results

2018 General Election Results

Sawyer Click

November 7, 2018


Filed under Election 2018, Latest, News, San Marcos

Mayoral candidate Jane Hughson was elected as mayor of San Marcos Nov. 6, inching a 775-vote win over incumbent John Thomaides. Hughson won the election with 52.74 percent of the total vote, according to Hays County’s official records. Early voting records concluding Nov. 2 predicted Hughson’s win with a 6.22-percent lead. Hughson worked at Texas State University for 33 years before retiring...

Amid voter suppression outcry, Democrats bus brings students to polls

Amid voter suppression outcry, Democrats bus brings students to polls

Brittlin Richardson

October 28, 2018


Filed under Election 2018, Hays County, News, San Marcos

The Texas Democratic Party made an impromptu stop at Texas State on Friday to allow students to vote during their statewide bus tour after early voting ended on campus. The bus carried multiple local and state candidates including Texas Governor candidate Lupe Valdez, Lieutenant Governor candidate...

County extended early voting on campus following community uproar

County extended early voting on campus following community uproar

Kaiti Evans

October 26, 2018


Filed under Election 2018, Latest, News, San Marcos, University

The story was updated Oct. 30 to reflect new information. Following hour-long voting lines and the threat of a lawsuit, the Hays County Commissioners Court voted unanimously Oct. 26 at an emergency meeting to extend early voting hours on campus. As lines wrapped around the LBJ Student Center...

Battle erupts for extended early voting at Texas State University

Battle erupts for extended early voting at Texas State University

Sandra Sadek

October 25, 2018


Filed under Election 2018, In Brief, Latest, News, San Marcos, Uncategorized

Update: Oct. 26, 10:40 a.m. The Hays County Commissioners Court will be holding an emergency meeting today at 12:15 p.m. to consult with counsel regarding a threat of litigation by the Texas Civil Rights Project regarding early voting and Election Day polling places. The meeting will be held in ...

Beto makes last-minute San Marcos stop at nightclub ahead of early voting

Beto makes last-minute San Marcos stop at nightclub ahead of early voting

May Olvera

October 24, 2018


Filed under Election 2018, Headlines - featured, News, San Marcos

Following the Oct. 21 start of early voting in Texas, Democratic senatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke joined hundreds of supporters Monday night for a town hall at a San Marcos nightclub. On a regular night, The Marc acts as a music venue or a nightclub, and O’Rourke’s campaign rally kept a simila...

In final debate, Cruz and O’Rourke come out swinging

In final debate, Cruz and O’Rourke come out swinging

May Olvera

October 17, 2018


Filed under Election 2018, Latest, News

Democratic senatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke and Republican incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz faced down Oct. 16 in San Antonio at what will likely be the last senatorial debate before the Nov. 6 midterm elections. Over the hourlong debate, the two Congress members covered the regulation of social media,...

VOTING 2018: Meet the City Council Place 6 candidates

VOTING 2018: Meet the City Council Place 6 candidates

Brittlin Richardson

October 16, 2018


Filed under Election 2018, News, San Marcos

Juan Miguel Arredondo: Texas State alumnus Juan Miguel Arredondo is running with a platform for increasing affordable housing, managing San Marcos' growth and creating a business-friendly climate. Arredondo was elected in 2015 as a District 1 trustee to the San Marcos Consolidated Independent School...

VOTING 2018: Meet the City Council Place 5 candidates

VOTING 2018: Meet the City Council Place 5 candidates

Abby Gutierrez

October 16, 2018


Filed under Election 2018, News, San Marcos

Mark Gleason: Mark Gleason, retail manager for the city of San Marcos, has a platform for environmental preservation, improved student transportation and increased resident consideration as developers grow San Marcos. Gleason is the vice president of the Planning and Zoning Commission and has...

VOTING 2018: Meet the City Council Place 4 candidates

VOTING 2018: Meet the City Council Place 4 candidates

Kaiti Evans

October 16, 2018


Filed under Election 2018, News, San Marcos

Mark Rockeymoore: Mark Rockeymoore, 50, has served as an ethics review commissioner and as president of the Board of Trustees of the San Marcos Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. Rockeymoore’s platform is based on the environment, ethics and neighborhoods. Primarily, Rockeymoore wants to prot...

VOTING 2018: Meet the San Marcos Mayor candidates

VOTING 2018: Meet the San Marcos Mayor candidates

Christopher Green

October 16, 2018


Filed under Election 2018, News, San Marcos

Jane Hughson: City Council Place 4 member Jane Hughson has a platform centered on bringing businesses to San Marcos to help ease the poverty level and working on Code SMTX to protect San Marcos' environment. Hughson has 10 years of experience on City Council and seven years on the Planning and Zon...

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