Abbott Presses Election Integrity as Approval Rating Slips

Gov. Greg Abbott (R) joined Sen. Paul Bettencourt (R-Houston) and Rep. Briscoe Cain (R-Deer Park) at a press conference in Harris Co. to tout election integrity bills. “The integrity of elections in 2020 was questioned right here in Harris County with the mail-in...

Brief Election News for Bill Filing Deadline Eve

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)...

Spiller Sworn in and Other Brief News for March 9

HD68 special: Rep. David Spiller (R-Jacksboro) was sworn in by Speaker Dade Phelan (R-Beaumont) during today’s (Tuesday’s) House session. Spiller won a special runoff election to fill the unexpired House term of Sen. Drew Springer (R-Muenster). Filing Deadline: Friday...

Granger, Price Endorse Wright and Other News for March 8

CD6 special: U.S. Rep. Kay Granger (R-Fort Worth) and Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price endorsed Susan Wright, who released a list of an additional 49 endorsements. DMN/UT-T Poll: A slim majority of Texans approve the way Gov. Greg Abbott (R) is handling his job, and fewer...

Wright Releases Endorsements and Some Poetry News

CD6 special: The Susan Wright (R) campaign released a list of endorsements demonstrating a wide level of support among elected officials and Republican precinct chairs and activists. Endorsers include: David Cook (R-Mansfield), Stephanie Klick (R-Fort Worth), Matt...

Weather-challenged Early Voting Ends in HD68

Correction: In yesterday’s report, we erroneously said Tuesday’s special runoff election for HD68 was Saturday. It is indeed Tuesday. HD68 special: Early voting concluded today (Friday) as North Texas continued to dig out of this week’s winter storms. Through...

Early Voting in HD68 Hampered by Winter Weather

Like many Texans, we were knocked offline for a while during the past week because of the winter weather. We hope each of you is safe, warm and healthy. HD68 special: Winter weather crippled early voting, which ends tomorrow (Friday). According to data posted by the...

Early Voting Underway for HD68 Runoff in Some Locations

HD68 special: An abbreviated early voting period began today (Tuesday) for the February 23 special runoff election to fill the unexpired House term of Sen. Drew Springer (R-Muenster), but winter weather closures appeared to keep many polling locations open for limited...

Congressman Wright Passes Away at 67

U.S. Rep. Ron Wright (R-Arlington) died Sunday, roughly two weeks after being admitted to the hospital after a COVID-19 diagnosis. He was 67. Wright was also receiving treatment for lung cancer. The former Tarrant Co. Tax Assessor-Collector and Arlington council...