Water, Local Control Issues Paramount in HD-53 Race

HORSESHOE BAY — The race to replace longtime state Rep. Harvey Hilderbran, R-Kerrville, could come down to first impressions. And the people in House District 53 might all get a face-to-face opportunity with the aspirants: Communities across the 12-county area are organizing nearly a dozen candidate forums between now and the March 4 primary.

Three of the five Republicans running are actively campaigning, crisscrossing the district and answering questions directly from constituents. Llano County residents filled the common area inside the Quail Point Community Center in Horseshoe Bay on Tuesday to chat with Karen Harris, Rob Henneke and Andy Murr ...

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