Tuesday News Rundown (11-4-14)

By Emily Parma
Assistant Web Content Manager

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Texas State campus. Photo by Jordan Gass-Poore’.

Election Day is finally here and polls will be open until 7 p.m. at various locations across the county. Registered voters will decide who will be the next U.S. representatives, Texas governor and San Marcos mayor, among others.

A flood watch has been issued for Hays County and surrounding Central Texas areas for later tonight and early tomorrow morning. A cold front is expected to bring an average of two-to-four inches of rain, with some areas receiving up to seven inches. City Communications Specialist Trey Hatt said if there is a danger of flooding in town the Emergency Operations Center may be activated.

Texas State’s University Police are working with the San Marcos Police Department to investigate recent reports about gangs harassing women at the Vistas apartments.The police department will be releasing information as it become available. Anyone that observes suspicious activity around the complex or has further information should contact San Marcos police at (512) 753-2108.

Tonight, KTSW News will bring you live election night coverage from all over San Marcos and Hays County. Tune in to 89.9 FM for local election results starting at 7 p.m. from George’s in Texas State’s LBJ Student Center.

President Obama is weary about the Democrats chances of hanging onto the Senate even before the polls close in the midterm election. Obama told a radio station in Connecticut that this is the worse possible group of states for Democrats. Vice President Joe Biden is still optimistic and isn’t ready to give up just yet. Biden predicted Democrats would win enough crucial states to keep the Senate. Republicans need a net gain of six seats to claim the Senate.

San Marcos will be holding a city council meeting at 5 p.m. tomorrow. The agenda will include consideration for the approval of funding a contract with the city and the Texas Department of State Health Services to provide funding for the local WIC program. They will also consider the approval of an airport project participation agreement. Lastly, they’ll consider approving an Agreement of Sale with the Trust for Public Land for the city to purchase 89.7 acres of land for the expansion of Purgatory Creek. The public hearing will start at 7:00 p.m.

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