Texas Supreme Court Justice Jane Bland Takes Oath in Ceremony Today

The Texas Supreme Court’s newest justice, Jane Bland, will be sworn in by Gov. Greg Abbott at 3 p.m. today in a ceremony that will include former Justice Jeff Brown’s oath to become a new U.S. District Court judge in Galveston. Chief Justice Nathan L. Hecht will administer Judge Brown’s oath. Gov. Abbott nominated Justice Bland, who served on Houston’s…

Gov. Abbott Sets HD 148 Special Election For Nov. 5th, 2019

Governor Greg Abbott today issued a proclamation announcing Tuesday, November 5, 2019 as the special election date to fill the Texas House of Representatives District 148 seat recently vacated by former Representative Jessica Farrar. Candidates who wish to have their names placed on the special election ballot must file their applications with...

Gov. Abbott Sets HD 28 Special Election For Nov. 5th, 2019

Governor Greg Abbott today issued a proclamation announcing Tuesday, November 5, 2019, as the special election date to fill the Texas House of Representatives District 28 seat to be vacated by former Representative John Zerwas. Candidates who wish to have their names placed on the special election ballot must file their applications with the Secretary of State no later than 5:00PM on Wednesday, September 4, 2019. Early voting will begin on Monday, October 21, 2019.

Gov. Abbott Sets HD 125 Special Runoff Election Date for March 12th

Governor Greg Abbott set the special election runoff date for Texas House District 125 for March 12, 2019 with early voting by personal appearing starting on March 4, 2019. The seat was vacated by (then) Rep. Justin Rodriguez following his appointment as Bexar County Commissioner in January. The 5-way special election was held February 12th, with Ray Lopez (D-San Antonio) and Freddie...

Governor Abbott Appoints Brett Busby to Texas Supreme Court

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Brett Busby to the Supreme Court of Texas for a term set to expire on December 31, 2020. Busby’s appointment follows the retirement of Justice Phil Johnson. “It is a distinct honor to appoint Brett Busby to serve on the Supreme Court of Texas,” said Governor Abbott. “Brett’s respect for the Constitution and his...

Governor Abbott Sets HD 145 Special Runoff for March 5th

Governor Greg Abbott set the HD 145 Special Election Runoff between democratic candidates Christina Morales and Melissa Noriega for March 5, 2019. The seat was vacated by Sen. Carol Alvarado following her successful bid for Texas Senate District 6 in December, with Morales & Noriega emerging as the two frontrunners in the highly contested 8-way Harris County race in late January...

Governor Abbott: HD 125 Special Election Set for February 12, 2019

Governor Greg Abbott has set the HD 125 Special Election date for HD 125 for February 12, 2019. Former Texas State Representative Justin Rodriguez resigned his seat effective January 4, 2019 to replace former Bexar County commissioner Paul Elizondo who died unexpectedly at the age of 83 on December 27, 2018. Rodriguez was first elected to...

Dallas Morning News Endorses Justice Jeff Brown for Texas Supreme Court, Place 6

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today applauded a decision by the U.S. District Court in Corpus Christi upholding the well-established practice of statewide judicial elections for the Texas Supreme Court and Court of Criminal Appeals. The court ruled that the system fully complies with voting rights’ laws.

Governor Abbott: SD19 Special Election Runoff Scheduled for Sep. 18th

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...

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