HD120: Rep.-elect Laura Thompson (I-San Antonio) did not qualify for the general election ballot as an independent candidate and thus cannot seek re-election except as a write-in candidate. She has until August 22 to file a “declaration of write-in candidacy” and either a $750 filing fee or a nominating petition signed by 500 district residents.

HD146 open: The Houston Chronicle endorsed Erica Lee Carter, a Harris Co. Department of Education trustee and daughter of U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Houston). Precinct chairs will choose a nominee to replace Rep. Borris Miles (D-Houston) on Saturday.

Dallas Co. Republican Chair: Phillip Huffines, brother of Sen. Don Huffines (R-Dallas), announced he would seek the vacant chairmanship of the Dallas Co. Republican Party.

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