Filing Deadlines: Monday is the deadline for write-in candidates to file for a place on the general election ballot. It is also the deadline for municipal, school board and other local candidates to file for offices on the general election ballot.

HD109 open: Glenn Heights resident Casey Littlejohn, whose campaign indicates he is running as a Republican, has been certified as a write-in candidate by the Texas Secretary of State. He faces former DeSoto Mayor Carl Sherman Sr., who won the Democratic runoff.

TSTA Endorsements: The Texas State Teachers Assoc. PAC released its list of general election endorsements (PDF), including 74 Democratic candidates and 28 Republicans. Most of the endorsed candidates are incumbents or an open-seat candidate of the same party as the incumbent. The group endorsed a number of Democratic challengers.

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