TERLINGUA — Driving from Austin to the Big Bend area today, one would hardly notice that an election was almost upon us. I saw very few signs for political candidates at any level of government while driving along a route that went through Cedar Park, Burnet, Llano, Mason, Menard, Junction, Sonora, Ozone and Alpine to Terlingua.

I counted four signs for Donald Trump, all in Burnet and Llano Cos., and I saw no signs for Hillary Clinton. There was a single sign each for Senate candidate Dawn Buckingham and for U.S. Rep. John Carter. I saw five signs for former U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego in Alpine, several more in the Study Butte-Terlingua area and none for U.S. Rep. Will Hurd. My driving route took me past Brewster Co. Republican Party headquarters, and there were no signs up outside or posted along the wooden fence lining the highway.

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