Lucio Leaving the House and Other News for October 1

Rep. Eddie Lucio III (D-Brownsville) announced he would not seek re-election. “It is with sincere gratitude, yet a heavy heart, that I have decided that I will not seek re-election to the Texas House,” Lucio said in a statement. “It has been one of the greatest honors...

Census Reveals a More Diverse, Unevenly Growing Texas

The U.S. Census Bureau released block-level data needed for redistricting today (Thursday). The state’s total population of 29.1M was previously announced with the congressional apportionment data. Today’s release includes far more detail and at a much more granular...

Parker Announces Bid to Succeed Nelson

SD12 open: Rep. Tan Parker (R-Flower Mound) announced he would seek to succeed the retiring Sen. Jane Nelson (R-Flower Mound). Rep. Jared Patterson (R-Frisco) is considering the race. HD65: Lewisville landscaping business owner and 2020 Republican nominee Kronda...

Vela Not Seeking Re-election and Other News for March 22

U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela (D-Brownsville) announced he would not seek re-election to a sixth term. Vela, who was appointed vice chair of the Democratic National Committee by President Biden in January, said in a statement that he would “continue to focus on maintaining a...

Final Predictions, Polls and Other Election Eve News

Election Day is finally here. Our live coverage will begin at 7 p.m. at txelects.com/live. In addition to the results and analysis we normally provide, we’ve added a “scoreboard” powered by the Texas Tribune and its partner Decision Desk HQ. The scoreboard has been...

Postal Service Warns of Mail Ballot Delays

The U.S. Postal Service warned Texas Secretary of State Ruth Hughes that there is a “significant risk” that lawfully requested mail ballots will not be returned in time to be counted. Voters “should submit their ballot request early enough so it is received by their...

Filing and Turnout News for Deadline Eve

Tomorrow (Monday) is the deadline for candidates to file for a spot on the March 3 primary ballot as a Democrat or Republican, or to be eligible to receive the nomination of the Green or Libertarian Parties at their conventions. It is also the deadline for candidates...

West, Davis Officially Running and Other News for July 22

SEN: Sen. Royce West (D-Dallas) formally kicked off his campaign to challenge U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R). He established a campaign committee on Friday. U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Dallas) and former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk, himself a former Democratic nominee for...