TEXAS TRIBUNE: Special Election to Replace Texas State Senator Carlos Uresti Draws 8 Candidates, Including His Brother

Eight candidates have filed for the July 31 special election to replace former state Sen. Carlos Uresti, D-San Antonio, — including his brother, outgoing state Rep. Tomas Uresti, according to the secretary of state's office. The deadline was 5 p.m. Monday, and among the eight candidates who filed, there are four Democrats, three Republicans and one Libertarian. The candidates had a short window to file — Gov. Greg Abbott announced the special election five days ago.

U.S. Supreme Court Throws Out Texas Redistricting Case

Voting boundaries for two Killeen-area Texas House districts will stay the same after the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out a federal judge panel's ruling that lawmakers intentionally discriminated against minority voters during redistricting in 2013. Two of the districts under the high court's scrutiny were House District 54, held by Rep. Scott Cosper, R-Killeen, and House District 55, held by Rep. Hugh Shine, R-Temple.

HD52: Chairman Larry Gonzales Resigns from the Texas Legislature

I first walked into the Texas State Capitol in 1991, a young, eager intern ready to learn as much as I could and help make Texas the beacon of what good state government should be. Twenty-seven years later (can you believe it's been 27 years??), I'm happy with everything we have accomplished. I say "we" because as a

TEXAS TRIBUNE: Hard-line Conservatives Lose Big in Texas House Runoffs

If most Texas House Republican primary runoffs split the party into two warring factions, voters on Tuesday clearly chose a side. Establishment Republicans backed by groups like the Associated Republicans of Texas fell on one side; on the other were Tea Party-aligned candidates funded generously by conservative groups like Empower Texansand the anti-abortion group Texas Right to Life. And the voters on

Harris Makes Final Push During District Tour

Texas House District 8 candidate Cody Harris, former Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples and Dr. Linda Timmerman conducted a district-wide Get Out The Vote tour Thursday, May 17. The Navarro County Rally included lunch at the Corsicana Country Club. Timmerman, one of Harris’ primary

Forum Reveals Few Differences Between Cole, Vela on Economic Issues

A forum focused on business and economic issues largely revealed little daylight Wednesday between Texas House District 46 Democratic candidates Sheryl Cole and Jose “Chito” Vela. That daylight, though, shone brightly in their answers to the first question: How much