Tag Archives: politics

PARTY CONVENTIONS FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS

Saturday is the day for the county conventions for the Democratic and Republican parties in Washington County. The Democrats are meeting first, at 10am at the Boys and Girls Club,…

MCCAUL RELEASES REPORT ON BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING

Local U.S. Congressional Representative Michael McCaul, the Chair of the House Homeland Security Committee has released a ‘bipartisan report on the attack at the Boston Marathon a year ago.  McCaul,…

FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE RICE TO SPEAK AT A&M

One of the most prominent faces of U.S. foreign policy in the past decade is coming to Texas A&M to speak. Condoleeza Rice, at first the National Security Advisor then…

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION DEBATE IN GOVERNOR’S RACE

Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott announced his plans for education this week, emphasizing  the importance of early grades and setting ambitious goal of achieving the highest high school graduation rate…

STATE REP. KOLKHORST HONORED FOR CANCER WORK

District 13 State Rep. Lois Kolkorst has received recognition from the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network for her work to advance the fight against cancer in Texas. The award…

PRESIDENT OBAMA TO HONOR FORT HOOD VICTIMS

President Obama is spending much of this week in Texas.  He is coming to Austin Tuesday for a panel discussion with former Presidents Carter, Clinton and George W. Bush at…

AUSTIN COUNTY WORKING TO IMPROVE ELECTION VOTE COUNT

The election night vote totals from Austin County were wrong for the March 4th primary election, and it was well over a week for the correct results to be made…

CONGRESSMAN MCCAUL HOLDS HOMELAND SECURITY HEARINGS

Local congressional representative Michael McCaul said this (Wednesday) morning that the Department of Homeland Security’s mission is critical, but it is also critical that it keeps its finances in check,…

SAN ANTONIO MAYOR COULD GET CABINET POSITION

A prominent Texan could be headed for a cabinet position in the Obama Administration. Three term San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro is on the top lists to become the next…

LAST DAY TO VOTE EARLY FOR RUNOFFS

Washington County Clerk Beth Rothermel says the turnout in early voting for the primary runoffs have been amazing as we go into the last day of early voting. She reports…