Candidate Announcement and Other News for September 26

HD60 open: Graford rancher and veterinarian Glenn Rogers announced he would seek the Republican nomination for the seat being vacated by Rep. Mike Lang (R-Granbury). Rogers is a former Graford ISD trustee. HD94: Rep. Tony Tinderholt (R-Arlington) announced he would...

Flores Retiring and Other Election News for September 4

U.S. Rep. Bill Flores (R-Bryan) announced he would not seek re-election, becoming the fifth Republican in the Texas delegation to voluntarily leave Congress. U.S. Rep. Bill Flores “When I originally announced that I was running for Congress in 2009, I was firm in my...

Candidate and Special Election News for September 3

Filing Deadline: Tomorrow (Wednesday) is the deadline for candidates to file for the HD28, HD100 and HD148 special elections. SD24: Sen. Dawn Buckingham (R-Lakeway) announced she would seek re-election to a second term. HD17: Rep. John Cyrier (R-Lockhart) announced he...

Abbott Appoints Bland and Other News for August 26

Gov. Greg Abbott (R) announced his intent to appoint former appellate justice Jane Bland to the Texas Supreme Court to succeed Justice Jeff Brown, who has been confirmed as a federal district judge by the U.S. Senate. Bland authored more than 1,200 signed opinions...

Election Headlines for August 20

We’ve had a long travel day, so we’re only posting some headlines today: Garnet Coleman (D-Houston) and James Talarico (D-Round Rock) announce they will seek re-election. Greg Abbott (R) endorses Rep. Brooks Landgraf (R-Odessa) for re-election as he considers running...

Simmons Passes on 2020 and Other News for August 15

HD65: Former Rep. Ron Simmons (R-Lewisville) announced he would not seek his former seat or run for another office in 2020. Simmons said Lewisville landscaping business owner and two-term Lewisville ISD board member Kronda Thimesch would have his “full support and...

Olson Announces Retirement and Other News for July 25

U.S. Rep. Pete Olson (R-Sugar Land) announced he would not seek re-election to a seventh term. U.S. Rep. Pete Olson Calling his service to the district “a tremendous blessing,” Olson said his time in Congress “has come at great personal sacrifice to my family.” He...