AG: The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals refused to consider Ken Paxton’s appeal to have three criminal securities fraud indictments dismissed. Paxton, who has denied any wrongdoing, still faces two first-degree charges and one third-degree felony charge. A Paxton attorney said in a statement that Paxton will file a motion for rehearing.
HD13: The Houston Chronicle endorsed challenger Cecil Webster. Incumbent Rep. Leighton Schubert (R-Caldwell) did not meet with the editorial board, the paper said.
HD26: The Houston Chronicle endorsed Rep. Rick Miller (R-Sugar Land).
HD27: The Houston Chronicle declined to endorse Rep. Ron Reynolds (D-Missouri City) or his challenger.
HD85: The Houston Chronicle endorsed Rep. Phil Stephenson (R-Wharton).
HD112: The Dallas Morning News endorsed Rep. Angie Chen Button (R-Garland).
HD114: The Dallas Morning News endorsed Rep. Jason Villalba (R-Dallas).
HD126 open: The Houston Chronicle endorsed Kevin Roberts.
HD134: Planned Parenthood Texas Votes PAC endorsed Rep. Sarah Davis (R-Houston), who appears to be the only Republican candidate to be endorsed by the group so far this election cycle.
ED5: The San Antonio Express-News endorsed challenger Rebecca Bell-Metereau.
Party Switch: Terry Jennings, a justice on the First Court of Appeals, switched his party affiliation to Democrat on Saturday, nine months after he presided over a same-sex wedding. Jennings has won election to the court several times as a Republican since 2000, and he is now the only Democrat on the court.