Tomorrow (Friday) is the last day a House of Senate bill or joint resolution may be filed without requesting permission from the respective chamber.

CD5: Dallas attorney Charles Gearing established a campaign committee to challenge U.S. Rep. Lance Gooden (R-Terrell) as a Democrat.

Fort Worth: The Fort Worth Police Officers Assoc. endorsed Mattie Parker for mayor. The Tarrant Co. Labor Council endorsed Deborah Peoples.

San Antonio: The San Antonio Express-News’s Joshua Fechter reported that the San Antonio firefighters union will not endorse a candidate in the mayoral election. The group endorsed former council member Greg Brockhouse two years ago.

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