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Wednesday, March 19, 2014 • Posted March 21, 2014
AUSTIN — Looking back at the March 4 primaries, Texas boasted 13,601,324 voters registered in time to cast a ballot. An estimated 9 percent of the overall number of registered voters (about 1.3 million) voted in the Republican primary and 4 percent (500,000) voted in the Democratic primary. Runoffs between the top two vote-getting candidates in a number of contests are scheduled for Tuesday, May 27, the day after the federal holiday, Memorial Day.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 • Posted March 14, 2014
AUSTIN — Texas’ March 4 primary night returns confirmed Greg Abbott and Wendy R. Davis as nominees for governor. Abbott, current state attorney general, got 91.5 percent of the statewide vote in the GOP primary. Davis, a state senator from Fort Worth, got 79 percent in the Democratic primary. “Ray” Madrigal of Corpus Christi got 21 percent. In the race for lieutenant governor, state Sen.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 • Posted March 7, 2014 • Photos
Highland Lakes Master Gardeners Kitty Rawlings (Left) and Pete Smith (Right) will share “Everything you need to know about Container Gardening” at the 16th Annual Hill Country Lawn & Garden Show on Saturday, March 29, 2014, at the Burnet Community Center, 401 E. Jackson St, from 9 am- 4 pm.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 • Posted March 7, 2014
AUSTIN — In the final week before Tuesday, March 4, Primary Election Day, candidates put on final pushes in hopes of getting enough votes to be their party’s nominee for the general election in November. A ruling by a San Antonio federal court on Feb. 26 moved a hot-button issue front and center, giving candidates a last-minute opportunity to delineate their stand.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 • Posted February 27, 2014 • Photos
Opportunity Knocks! You have the opportunity to attend a live performance that features the guest soloists recently heard on the Labor Day concert with the National Symphony on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol! Racing off to the Indy 500, they have also performed the National Anthem at this annual event billed as The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 • Posted February 27, 2014
AUSTIN — Questions over where you may stand, what you can say and when you can say it arise here and there around Texas at election time. A new law to solve such issues is on the books. House Bill 259, which took effect when Gov. Rick Perry signed it into law on June 14, 2013, allows political speech outside of the 100-foot zone at public buildings where election polls are located. The new law trumps local practices that previously may have prevented citizens from engaging in political spee ...
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 • Posted February 21, 2014 • Photos
The show, sponsored by the Highland Lakes Master Gardeners Assn, in conjunction with the Burnet Co. AgriLife Extension Service will be held on Saturday, March 29, 2014, from 9 am to 4 pm at the Burnet Community Center, located at 401 E. Jackson St. in Burnet. Vendors will feature plants for every garden, including native plants, exotic plants, herbs, vegetables, succulents and houseplants.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 • Posted February 21, 2014
AUSTIN — Counting down to Primary Election Day on March 4, Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis remain the presumptive frontrunners for governor in their respective party races. For lieutenant governor, state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte of San Antonio stands alone as the Democrat vying for that powerful office, while Republican primary voters will have a field of four candidates to choose from in that race: incumbent Lt.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 • Posted February 21, 2014
The contested race between incumbent 424th District Judge Dan Mills and his opponent, attorney Evan Stubbs has been heating up over the course of the last several months, with the two candidates exchanging accusations ranging from residency to improper campaign contributions. Last week, the Mills Campaign mailed out letters to constituents alleging that there have been felony complaints filed against Stubbs for voter fraud, bank fraud, and falsifying governmental records, which he states have ...
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 • Posted February 14, 2014
AUSTIN, Texas—On Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, I Live Here, I Give Here® (ILHIGH) launched the website that will serve as the gateway for the second annual Amplify Austin initiative. ILHIGH brought this innovative program to Austin last year, and it was an overwhelming success—raising nearly $3 million for more than 300 Central Texas nonprofit organizations.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 • Posted February 14, 2014
Lone Star Capital Bank has announced that it completed its operational merger with its Hill Country division, currently doing business as Cattleman’s National Bank, on February 7, 2014. “Once the operational systems are completely integrated, our customers in Marble Falls, Dripping Springs, Johnson City, Blanco, San Antonio, and all surrounding areas will be able to take advantage of the same services.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 • Posted February 14, 2014
The International Dark-Sky Association(IDA) announced today it has designated the first International Dark Sky Community in Texas. In naming the City of Dripping Springs International Dark Sky Community, IDA is pleased to recognize local efforts to protect and preserve the character of the nighttime sky over central Texas. “Dripping Springs joins a select club as the world’s sixth Dark Sky Community,” said IDA Executive Director Bob Parks.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 • Posted February 14, 2014
AUSTIN — Texas’ 160-year-old Permanent School Fund had grown to $29 billion, a record high value, in December 2013, the Texas Education Agency reported Feb. 6. The fund was created by the state in 1854 with a $2 million investment. Last year was a good one. In fiscal year 2013, which endedAug.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 • Posted February 14, 2014
The largest mixed-use development of its kind is coming to Bulverde and will bring much needed retail, restaurants, jobs, diversified housing and infrastructure improvements. Singing Hills is located on a 250 acre tract at the Northwest corner of US Hwy. 281 and State Hwy 46 in Bulverde and Comal County. The owner, SH-DJL Development LLC contracted an award winning team of professionals such as REOC Development LLC, MDN Architects, Middleman Construction, J.R.A.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 • Posted February 6, 2014
AUSTIN — Gov. Rick Perry and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst posted similar takes on President Obama’s annual state of the union address, televised live on Jan. 28. Perry said, “… Texas has shown that the way to economic prosperity and significant job growth is through individual freedoms and the free market.