Local Incumbents Draw Challengers, Some Get Lots of Them

Friday was the deadline for candidates to file for the May 1 general election. Arlington: Eight people filed to succeed term-limited Mayor Jeff Williams including council member Marvin Sutton (D3) and former council member Michael Glaspie. Beaumont: Five candidates...

Brockhouse Launches Rematch Against Nirenberg

The filing period for the May 1 general election ballot ends on Friday. San Antonio: Former council member Greg Brockhouse kicked off his mayoral campaign, setting up a rematch against Mayor Ron Nirenberg, who narrowly defeated Brockhouse, 51%-49%, in the 2019 runoff....

Lyceum Poll Finds Pessimism, Approval for State Leaders

About two thirds of Texans believe the country is headed in the wrong direction and the national economy is worse off compared to a year ago, according to the Texas Lyceum’s 2021 Texas Statewide Survey (PDF). Four in 10 adults believe the state’s economy is worse off...

Secession Proposal Filed and Other News for January 26

Texans would vote in November on whether the Legislature should “submit a plan for leaving the United States of American and establishing an independent republic” under a bill filed today (Tuesday) by Rep. Kyle Biedermann (R-Fredericksburg). House Bill 1359 would be...

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...

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...