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...

Hunter Introduced House Redistricting Proposal

The draft map redrawing House districts was introduced today and scheduled for a public hearing on Monday. House Bill 1 by Rep. Todd Hunter (R-Corpus Christi) is the first step in the legislative process and is less likely to be a final product than the other...

Israel, Paddie Decide Not to Seek Re-election

Reps. Celia Israel (D-Austin) and Chris Paddie (R-Marsahll) announced they would not seek re-election to the House. “After four legislative sessions and all the special sessions that came with them, I am ready for a new challenge,” Israel said in a statement...

Campaign Announcements and New Party News for June 29

SD17: Sen. Joan Huffman (R-Houston) announced she would seek re-election. HD4: Rep. Keith Bell (R-Forney) announced he would seek re-election. HD7: Rep. Jay Dean (R-Longview) announced he would seek re-election. CD31: 2020 Democratic nominee Donna Imam said she would...

Trump Taps Ratcliffe and Other News for July 28

President Trump tweeted that he would nominate U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Heath) to become the next Director of National Intelligence following Dan Coats’s August 15 departure. Ratcliffe’s nomination requires U.S. Senate confirmation. Trump would name an acting...

Election News for September 22

AGRIC: Texans for Fiscal Responsibility/Empower Texans endorsed incumbent Sid Miller. HD7: Rep. Jay Dean (R-Longview) announced he would seek re-election. Lubbock: Mayor Dan Pope announced he would seek re-election. A kickoff event is scheduled for Tuesday. McAllen:...