Prosecutors: AG Trial Venue Fight Not Over

As expected, the attorneys charged with prosecuting Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton (R) have appealed a ruling sending the criminal fraud case back to Collin Co. from Harris Co., where it has transferred more than four years ago. A divided panel of three Democratic justices...

By the Numbers: Ideal Population Comparison

5 Number of U.S. states with a smaller population than an ideal Texas Senate district after redistricting. The ideal population is the number of people in a district if all districts had equal population. For the upcoming redistricting process, that ideal population...

Texas Gains 2 U.S. House Seats

Texas gained two seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, giving it 38, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, which released state population totals and the results of congressional apportionment today (Monday). This means the winner of Texas in the 2024 and 2028...

Early Voting and Census Data News for April 25

Early voting for the May 1 general and special elections runs through Tuesday. Through today (Sunday), just over 50K have voted in person in Tarrant Co., including 17K in Fort Worth, 15K in CD6, 9K in Arlington and 5K in Southlake. Nearly 6K mail ballots have been...

Redistricting Data Release Delayed Again

The U.S. Census Bureau announced that it would deliver redistricting data to the states by September 30, six months later than originally planned. The bureau will release the data all at once, rather than on a rolling state-by-state basis as in the past. The new...

Early Voting Ends in HD68 and Other Inauguration Day News

HD68 special: Early voting concluded yesterday (Tuesday) for Saturday’s special election. A total of 3,756 people voted in person (90%) or by mail (10%) through that day, representing 3.7% of registered voters across the 22 counties. The five largest counties – Cooke...

Election News for the Eve of the Legislative Session

The 87th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature convenes tomorrow (Tuesday) at noon. HD68 special: Early voting began today (Monday) for the January 23 special election to fill the unexpired House term of Sen. Drew Springer (R-Muenster). Redistricting: A Dept. of...

Five File for HD68 and Other News for January 4

Five candidates filed for the January 23 special election to fill the unexpired House term of Sen.-elect Drew Springer (R-Muenster): John Berry (R), Jacksboro financial planner and former Jack County Commissioner Jason Brinkley (R), Gainesville attorney and Cooke...

HD68 Field Grows and Other News for New Year’s Eve Eve

HD68 special: Jacksboro financial planner John Berry, a former Jack County Commissioner, and Nocona boot manufacturer Craig Carter have filed as Republicans for the January 23 special election. Berry was appointed in 2017 to fill an unexpired term and lost the 2018...