Read election Q&A's with San Marcos-Buda-Kyle-area candidates

See who is on the ballot in our San Marcos-Buda-Kyle coverage area in the upcoming election. Early voting is Oct. 13-30. Election Day is Nov. 3.

Hays County

November 2020 election: Meet the candidates for Hays County sheriff


Two candidates are running for Hays County sheriff: incumbent Gary Cutler and challenger Alexander Villalobos.

Q&A: Meet the candidates for Hays County Precinct 3 commissioner


Candidates Lon Shell and Lisa Prewitt speak on their priorities for Hays County Commissioners Court Precinct 3.

November 2020 election: Meet the candidates for Hays County Court at Law No. 3

Two candidates are running for County Court at Law No. 3, incumbent Tacie Zelhart and challenger Millie Thompson.

November 2020 election: Meet the candidates for Hays County tax assessor-collector

Incumbent Jenifer O'Kane and challenger Daphne Tenorio are the candidates for Hays County tax assessor-collector.

San Marcos City Council

Election Q&A: Meet the candidates for San Marcos mayor


Jane Hughson, Juan Miguel Arredondo, Justin Harris, Michael Hathaway and Randy Dethrow are seeking the mayoral seat.

November 2020 election: Meet the candidates for San Marcos City Council Place 3

Two candidates are running for Place 3: incumbent Ed Mihalkanin and challenger Alyssa Garza.

Election Q&A: Meet the candidates for San Marcos City Council Place 4

Two candidates are running for San Marcos City Council Place 4: incumbent Mark Rockeymoore and challenger Shane Scott.

Election Q&A: Meet the candidates for San Marcos City Council Place 5

Mark Gleason, Omar Baca and Zach Sambrano are in the running for the Place 5 seat.

Kyle City Council

Candidate Q&A: Kyle mayor


Travis Mitchell, Linda Tenorio, Peter Parcher and David Abdel are vying for the Kyle mayor’s seat.

Candidate Q&A: Kyle City Council District 2

Learn more about the candidates running in the November general election.

Candidate Q&A: Kyle City Council District 4

A look at the candidates running for Kyle City Council District 4.

Buda City Council

November 2020 election: Meet the candidates for Buda City Council Position 1

LaVonia Horne-Williams and Matthew Smith are seeking Position 1 on Buda's City Council.

Candidate Q&A: Buda City Council Position 2

Bobby Lane and Monica Davidson are vying for Position 2.

San Marcos CISD board of trustees

Q&A: Meet the candidates for San Marcos CISD District 1 trustee

Candidates Miguel Arredondo and James Bryant Jr. speak on how they plan to help the school district recover from the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Candidate Q&A: San Marcos CISD board of trustees District 3

Mayra Mejia and Nicholas Costilla are in the race for District 3.

Warren Brown and Lauren Canterberry contributed to this report.


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Traffic moves along the upper decks of I-35 near downtown Austin on Dec. 1. The Texas Department of Transportation is seeking public feedback on a $4.9 billion project to improve the 8-mile stretch of I-35 through downtown. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
TxDOT is spending billions to fix I-35 through downtown Austin, but some community members say the state is wrong in its approach

A report from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute released Dec. 1 said the 8-mile stretch of I-35 from Hwy. 290 to SH 71 is the most congested roadway in the state.

Three additional deaths were reported Nov. 30, and two more were announced Dec. 1, bringing the total to 104. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Active COVID-19 cases in Hays County increase to 1,040

Three additional deaths were reported Nov. 30, and two more were announced Dec. 1, bringing Hays County's total total to 104.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has launched a campaign to address declining college enrollment numbers across the state since the pandemic started. (Courtesy Pexels)
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board launches campaign to boost college enrollment

The decline in college enrollment across the state of Texas has prompted several agencies to partner up and create online resources for students and counselors.

The Flying Armadillo opened in 2015 and is one of three unique minigolf courses in Hays County. (Courtesy Michael Lambert)
Hays County primed to become unique minigolf stronghold

Beginning in late January, Hays County will become home to three different establishments that will make it a prime destination for unique minigolf opportunities.

The seven-day average for new cases reached its highest level since early July at the tail-end of the first surge. (Community Impact Staff)
Hays County COVID-19 flare continues ahead of Thanksgiving

The seven-day average for new cases reached its highest level since early July at the tail-end of the first surge.

Harini Logan, 10, won the 66th annual Express-News Spelling Bee at the University of Texas at San Antonio downtown campus on March 17, 2019. For 2021, the event is slated to be held in March at the Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre in New Braunfels. (Photo by Jerry Lara, courtesy the San Antonio Express News)
New Braunfels to host regional spelling bee and more Central Texas news

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced a COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan for the state Nov. 23 for a vaccine he said could be available as soon as December. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announces COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan

The vaccine could start being distributed "as early as next month," according to a Nov. 23 news release.

P. Terry’s Burger Stand is expected to open its long-awaited Pflugerville location this January. (Courtesy P. Terry's Burger Stand)
P. Terry's to open in Pflugerville in January and more Central Texas news

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A task force will review name submissions for two residence halls in San Marcos and two streets in Round Rock. (Joe Warner/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas State University accepting name submissions for residence halls

A task force will review name submissions for two residence halls in San Marcos and two streets in Round Rock.

Laura Colangelo
Q&A: Laura Colangelo discusses challenges facing private schools during pandemic

Colangelo said private schools have adapted to remote learning and other obstacles in 2020 despite less revenue and a 9% decline in enrollment statewide.

Festival attendees will have access to augmented reality artworks throughout the galleria. (Courtesy Bee Cave Arts Foundation)
Inaugural interactive light festival coming soon to Bee Cave and more Central Texas updates

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Schools now have the power to temporarily suspend on-campus instruction if “a significant number of the instructional staff at the campus is impacted due to a confirmed COVID-19 outbreak." (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Texas Education Agency authorizes schools to close doors for 14 days due to coronavirus-related staffing concerns

Campuses can now instate a hybrid or fully remote instruction model for up to 14 days if adequate instructional staffing is not possible due to high numbers of COVID-19 cases among employees.