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.

Gov. Abbott Orders SD 19 Emergency Special Election

TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME: WHEREAS, the resignation of Senator Carlos Uresti, and its acceptance, has caused a vacancy to exist in Texas State Senate District No. 19, which consists of Brewster, Crockett, Dimmit, Edwards, Frio, Kinney, Maverick, Medina, Pecos, Real, Reeves, Terrell, Uvalde, Val Verde and Zavala counties and parts of Atascosa and Bexar counties; and

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

U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold Resigns from Congress

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Corpus Christi, resigned on Friday. The decision marks the capstone of a tumultuous few months for the four-term congressman, who has been dogged by sexual harassment allegations and an ongoing ethics...

Former Rep. Kenneth Sheets Endorses Joe Ruzicka for HD 107

I wanted you to know first - Kenneth Sheets, the former representative for the 107th district, has officially endorsed my campaign. “I’m honored to endorse Joe Ruzicka for House District 107,” Kenneth said. “As a fellow veteran, I know I can trust Joe to be the type of commonsense conservative leader we need in Austin. I know that you can trust him too.” Kenneth Sheets has served our country and Texas with distinction and

Rep. Gutierrez to Announce Plans for Senate District 19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 1, 2018 Contact: Matthew Hall, 682-558-2816, info@rolandgutierrez.com SAN ANTONIO, TX – On Saturday, March 10th, Representative Roland Gutierrez will join supporters and community leaders for an important announcement on his plans for...

Let Arévalo Continue Her Good Work in HD 116

Trey Martinez Fischer announced recently he will make a bid to regain his old seat representing District 116 in the Texas Legislature. I think that’s a bad idea for San Antonio, and I submit that the current seat holder, Rep. Diana Arevalo, deserves a chance to keep her seat. Here’s why. Recently, I met Rep. Arevalo at the

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