Local Election News for April 23

Early Voting: Tomorrow (Monday) is the beginning of the early voting period for the May 6 uniform election in most jurisdictions holding those elections. Abilene: The Abilene Reporter-News endorsed former two-term council member Robert Briley to succeed Mayor Norm...

Election News for San Jacinto Day

Early Voting: Monday is the beginning of the early voting period for the May 6 uniform election in most jurisdictions holding those elections. CD21: The first of five planned Democratic candidate forums has been set for May 1 in San Marcos. At least eight candidates...

Election News for April 13

Note: This will be our last update before the Easter weekend. Updates will resume next week. AG: District Judge George Gallagher’s spokeswoman said he “anticipates remaining the judge” to preside over the case. Attorney General Ken Paxton’s legal team asked that a new...

AG Trial Update and Other Election News for April 12

AG: District Judge George Gallagher scheduled Attorney General Ken Paxton’s criminal securities fraud trial to begin in Harris Co. on September 12. Jury selection will begin the day before, and Gallagher expects the trial to conclude by September 22. HD16: A Nathan...

Local Election News for April 9

Amarillo: The Amarillo Police Officer’s Assoc. endorsed Ginger Nelson (Mayor open) and challenger Elaine Hays (P1), Freda Powell (P2 open) and Eddy Sauer (P3 open) for city council. For Place 1, the group previously endorsed Elisha Demerson, the current incumbent, in...

Election News for April 6

HD118: San Antonio resident Steven Cantu filed paperwork establishing a campaign PAC for a potential challenge to Rep. Tomas Uresti (D-San Antonio). CD5: Terrell attorney Dan Wood filed a statement of candidacy for a potential challenge to U.S. Rep. Jeb Hensarling...

Election News for April 3

Voter ID: U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos ruled that any changes made to the state’s Voter ID law this year will have no effect on the trial to determine whether it was originally passed with discriminatory intent. “The claim is not, and will not be, moot as...

Local Election News for March 21

San Antonio: The San Antonio Professional Firefighters Assoc. endorsed challenger Manuel Medina. The group previously endorsed former Sen. Leticia Van de Putte in the 2015 mayoral race against Mayor Ivy Taylor. Medina was also endorsed by local Tea Party leaders Jeff...

Election News for March 16

Turnout: A study released today (Thursday) by Nonprofit Vote and the U.S. Elections Project found Texas posted the third-lowest turnout in the 2016 presidential election. The groups calculated turnout as ballots counted out of their estimate of the voting-eligible...