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Rafael Cruz, father of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, will speak during the Sept. 18 meeting of the Star Republican Women. Courtesy photo

Rafael Cruz, father of Sen. Ted Cruz, to speak at Star Republican Women’s meeting

FROM STAFF REPORTS HORSESHOE BAY — Rafael Cruz, the father of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, is the guest speaker Sept. 18 for the Star Republican Women general meeting at Quail Point Lodge, 107 Twilight Lane in Horseshoe Bay. (more…)

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Sen. Ted Cruz in Llano

Cruz hits Republican talking points, throws in basketball and Mars during Llano stop

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS LLANO — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz spoke on the theme of winning during his campaign stop early Aug. 31 at Cooper’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que. Winning with legislation he’s passed and working to win the upcoming general election. But first, he spoke of winning something unusual for most senators: basketball. (more…)

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Sen. Ted Cruz stops for barbecue and campaigning in Llano

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS LLANO — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz will make a campaign stop in Llano early Aug. 31 for politics and barbecue. (more…)

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June Oliver (center), the Democratic nominee for Texas's 25th congressional district, is holding a town hall meeting at 3 p.m. Aug. 25 at Westside Park Community Hall, 1704 Second St. in Marble Falls. Burnet County Democratic Party Chair Marti Pogue (left) and Marble Falls resident Shirley Schmidt helped plan the town hall. The free event is open to the public. Courtesy photo

Democratic congressional candidate Julie Oliver holding Marble Falls town hall

  CORRECTION: In a previous version of this story, Democratic congressional candidate Julie Oliver was incorrectly referred to as June Oliver. We apologize for the error.   FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Congressional candidate Julie Oliver is holding a town hall meeting at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at Westside Park Community Hall, and […]

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U.S. Rep. Roger Williams (at the head of the table) held a round table discussion Aug. 23 with Marble Falls leaders. Williams, who represents the Texas's 25th congressional district, has made it a priority during his time in office to work on behalf of small businesses and 'Main Street America.' Courtesy photo

Congressman Roger Williams in Marble Falls for business-focused round table

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — U.S. Rep. Roger Williams continued his whirlwind tour of Texas’s 25th congressional district with a stop in Marble Falls on Aug. 23. (more…)

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U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke talks about his vision for the country during a stop at Quail Point Lodge in Horseshoe Bay on Aug. 16. The El Paso congressman is challenging U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz for his seat in the Nov. 6 general election. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Democrat O’Rourke attracts big town hall crowd in Republican Horseshoe Bay

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON HORSESHOE BAY —  As Dana Rushing began planning for Democrat Beto O’Rourke’s town hall Aug. 16 at Quail Point, she thought 100 chairs would be enough, maybe 150. (more…)

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Highland Lakes Democrats head to state convention

Highland Lakes Democrats head to state convention

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR SAN ANTONIO — The Lone Star State has been solidly red for many years, but Highland Lakes Democrats aren’t letting that dampen their spirits as they get to work in San Antonio. The Texas Democratic Convention is June 16-18 at The Alamodome. (more…)

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Longtime State Sen. Troy Fraser to step aside from politics

Longtime State Sen. Troy Fraser to step aside from politics

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER AUSTIN —  State Sen. Troy Fraser, R-Horseshoe Bay, a lawmaker for nearly three decades, has forged a foundation for preserving Texas economic strength in oil, gas and utilities; stood behind landowners on water rights and environmental issues; and helped secure funding for education, military and health care resources. (more…)

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First lady of Texas in Horseshoe Bay for GOP women’s luncheon

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF HORSESHOE BAY — To admirers, Cecilia Abbott, the first lady of Texas, exemplifies “the true spirit of a woman.” “It’s her kindness. She’s just so congenial, so personable, and she has such a wonderful personality. She reaches out to so many people,” said Gail Teegarden, president of Burnet County Republican […]

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Pastor Rafael Cruz (left) with his son, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). The elder Cruz will speak at the Kingsland Community Center at noon May 15. Courtesy photo

Sen. Ted Cruz’s father to speak at Kingsland event

KINGSLAND — Rafael Cruz, a pastor and the father of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), will speak about freedom and the threat of losing it during a program May 15 at the Kingsland Community Center. The presentation is noon at the center, 3451 Rose Hill Drive. A $15 donation is appreciated with proceeds going toward the […]

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Anti-Obama campaign causes traffic stir at Marble Falls HEB

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Police cut a protest and campaign stump short during the lunchtime rush March 19 for a volunteer with state runoff candidate Kesha Rogers, who is vying for the Democrat nomination for U.S. Senate. Ema Reuter, who pitched an umbrella and handed out materials in the 1500 block of RR […]

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