HD145 special: Early voting began today (Monday) and runs through Friday for the runoff election between Houston funeral home executive Christina Morales and former Houston council member Melissa Noriega. A total of 300 people voted on the first day, 143 in person and 157 by mail. In January, just 120 people voted, all in person, on the first day of early voting for the special election.

CD24: Flower Mound attorney Will Fisher, who unsuccessfully sought the Democratic nomination in neighboring CD26 last year, updated his campaign committee for a potential challenge of U.S Rep. Kenny Marchant (R-Carrollton). Fisher lost the 2018 Democratic primary to Linsey Fagan, 53%-47%.

Lubbock Co.: The Commissioners Court approved the details for a May 4 bond election to obtain voter approval for nearly $100M for transportation projects. The city of Lubbock does not hold elections this year, but the state will likely have a constitutional amendment election in November. By not waiting until November, the bond election is expected to cost the county around $300K.

Brownsville: Council member Cesar de Leon has resigned. He was not seeking re-election in May.

Dallas: Former Rep. Jason Villalba (R-Dallas) drew the second ballot position and Rep. Eric Johnson (D-Dallas) the eighth in the nine-candidate mayoral race. The final ballot order will be Lynn McBee, Villalba, council member Scott Griggs, Mike Ablon, Dallas ISD trustee Miguel Solis, Alyson Kennedy, Regina Montoya, Johnson and Albert Black. Meanwhile, Dallas police have obtained an arrest warrant for council member Kevin Felder in connection with an auto/scooter accident earlier this month. Felder faces eight challengers, including former council member Tiffinni Young, who drew the first ballot position.

Northwest ISD: The board of trustees recently canceled the May 4 election because incumbents Judy Copp and Anne-Davis Simpson were running unopposed. Now the board has ordered a May 4 special election to fill the unexpired term of Josh Wright, who resigned to accept a job outside of the district. Wright had served since 2009.

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