AG: District Judge George Gallagher scheduled Attorney General Ken Paxton’s criminal securities fraud trial to begin in Harris Co. on September 12. Jury selection will begin the day before, and Gallagher expects the trial to conclude by September 22.

HD16: A Nathan Johnson has filed a campaign treasurer appointment for a potential challenge to Rep. Will Metcalf (R-Conroe).

Updated June 17: Nathan Johnson’s campaign treasurer appointment form accurately listed SD16 under “office sought,” but it was erroneously listed under HD16 in the Ethics Commission’s reports on active CTAs. That error has since been corrected. He is indeed a Dallas attorney challenging Huffines as a Democrat.

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