RRC: Comm. Christi Craddick was elected chair of the Railroad Commission of Texas by her peers, Comm. Ryan Sitton and outgoing Comm. David Porter, for a two-year term. By tradition, the gavel rotates among the sitting commissioners. First elected in 2012, she is up for re-election in 2018. Porter, who did not seek re-election, will be succeeded by former Rep. Wayne Christian (R-Center) in January.

HD46 special: Four candidates have filed campaign treasurer appointments with the Texas Ethics Commission:

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