SD19: U.S. District Judge Alan Ezra denied a request from Sen. Carlos Uresti (D-San Antonio) to dismiss one of the nearly two dozen criminal charges against him. Uresti sought to have a charge of failure to register as a securities broker dismissed. Uresti also faces charges of securities fraud and wire fraud. His trial is scheduled to begin on October 23. Another trial on an unrelated charge is expected to occur early next year. Uresti is not up for re-election until 2020.

HD99: Rep. Charlie Geren (R-Fort Worth) announced he would seek re-election.

House Speaker: A five-member committee has been selected to study the process of electing the House’s presiding officer and will report its recommendations to the Republican caucus in 30 days.

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