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New Bexar County Sheriff
10:30 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Pamerleau Beats Ortiz: First Elected Female Bexar County Sheriff

Bexar County Sheriff-Elect Susan Pamerleau shakes hands with a supporter during Election Night 2012 at the Republican Party Headquarters in Bexar County.
Joey Palacios Texas Public Radio

Bexar County will have a new sheriff after the Republican challenger unseated Democratic incumbent Amadeo Ortiz.  

Bexar County Sheriff-Elect Susan Pamerleau had a smile from ear to ear with an early vote lead of nine percent when the polls closed on election night. In the end, Pamerleau had won by a slim margin with 51 percent.

At the Republican watch party, Pamerleau dropped hints that she is intent on changing some of the inner workings of the sheriff’s department.

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New State Senator
3:13 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Tea Party's Campbell Easily Defeats Courage In State Senate District 25 Race

Donna Campbell talks to supporters at the Republican Headquarters in San Antonio Tuesday night
Ryan Loyd Texas Public Radio

The Tea Party-supported doctor beat Democratic opponent John Courage, a San Antonio teacher, with just over 65 percent of the vote in a race that wasn't close from the time early voting numbers were posted.

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2012 Election Results
2:45 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Veteran Congressman Lloyd Doggett Beats Narvaiz In Congressional District 35

Democratic Congressman Lloyd Doggett won support in CD 35 to defeat opponent Republican Susan Narvaiz
Ryan Loyd Texas Public Radio

Congressman Lloyd Doggett will be headed back to the nation’s Capital, but this time to represent an entirely new district. The 2010 Census birthed Congressional District 35 due to the rise in the Hispanic population, and on election night, Doggett proved to be the long-lasting representative he has come to be known for.

Doggett expressed some disappointment in moving on from a district that spanned the Rio Grande Valley to Bastrop.

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2012 Election
12:38 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Joaquín Castro wins Charlie Gonzalez' 20th Congressional District In Landslide

Joaquín at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., where the Castro brothers introduced themselves to the nation.
Ryan Loyd TPR News

With nearly 64 percent of the votes in Congressional District 20, Joaquín Castro won the seat being vacated by the long-serving Charlie Gonzalez who is retiring at the end of this term.

San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro introduced his brother, Joaquín as a newly-elected congressman, saying that he will be a breath of fresh air in Washington, D.C.

“It gives me great pleasure to introduce the next congressman,” said the mayor, who rushed from the Pre-K for SA headquarters to be at his brother’s side as soon as enough of the votes were in to call the election for Joaquín.

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Pre-K 4 SA Referendum
11:46 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Pre-K 4 SA Referendum Passes, But Not Without A Battle

Mayor Julián Castro celebrates the passing of his Pre-K 4 SA referendum with his family on Tuesday night.
Eileen Pace Texas Public Radio

Early returns had Pre-K 4 SA in a dead heat in early voting numbers, but votes supporting the measure gained ground as the election-day results were tallied.

  • The early education tax increase passed with 53 percent of the vote;  early vote totals showed votes supporting the proposition only 87 votes ahead of votes opposing.

The crowd at the Castro election headquarters was jubilant as Mayor Julián Castro said early in the evening that he believed the measure would pass, “and I think San Antonians have made the right decision tonight.”

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10:54 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Cruz Easily Wins U.S. Senate Race

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Republican Ted Cruz had a commanding lead after early voting, a lead that Democrat Paul Sadler couldn't overcome.
Ted Cruz, a Harvard-educated lawyer and Tea Party icon, easily won the U.S. Senate race Tuesday night, becoming the first Hispanic from Texas to land the
2012 Election
5:20 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

E.R. Doctor Donna Campbell Takes On School Teacher John Courage in Senate Dist. 25

Texas Senate District 25 (orange) serves people in six different counties and has been one of the major story lines of this election season.
State of Texas District Viewer

(Update: 12:10 a.m.) About 95 percent of precincts have been counted and Campbell is maintaining 66 percent of the vote to Courage's 34 percent; safe to say that this race is over.

(Update: 10:30 p.m.) With 72 percent of the vote counted, Campbell has 66 percent of the vote and looks to have this race easily won.

(Update: 8:50 p.m.) Texas Secretary of State's Office showing Campbell with 67 percent of the vote, effectively holding on to her commanding lead in early voting.

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2012 Election
5:13 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Narvaiz and Doggett In Race For New Congressional District 35

Congressional District 35 (in orange) stretches IH-35 from San Antonio to Austin.
State of Texas District Viewer

(Update: 12:00 a.m) Nearly 90 percent of the votes counted now and Doggett looks to be the winner still holding about 63 percent of the vote.

(Update: 10:30 p.m.) With 66 percent of the vote now counted, Doggett is maintaining 63 percent of the vote.

(Update: 9:00 p.m.) Texas Secretary of State's Office showing Doggett with about 63 percent of the vote, carrying the lead out of early voting, where he led by a nearly two to one margin.

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4:43 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Last Look at Federal Candidates' Campaign Finance Totals

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There is so much money tossed around during the campaign season that it could make your head explode trying to figure out where it's all going. The Texas Tribune compiled all the donations and hand-offs, and here is how each Texas federal candidate stacked up.
On Oct. 25, federal candidates filed their pre-general reports, the last campaign finance reports before the Nov. 6 general election. These reports are our last look at how much money each candidate has on hand before the big day. As we did with the state filings last week, we have compiled all of these numbers.
KPAC Blog
3:45 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

KPAC's 30th Anniversary: A Dream Became Reality in 1982

Randy Anderson & B.J. McClain

During this 30th year anniversary, I have had several people ask me if it has felt like thirty years, and the answer is yes and no. When I think back to all the improvements to the station and the additions to the library it does feel like three decades, but in time spent presenting this great music, it hasn’t seemed that long at all.

Another question that comes up is, ‘What was it like to get the station on the air?’

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