Turnout Updates and More Late Endorsements for February 21

Early voting for the March 3 primary election continues through February 28. The early turnout numbers we report here are unofficial and subject to change. We noticed an increasing gap between the numbers a couple of counties have published to their websites and the...

Endorsement and Ad News for February 12

Friday is the deadline for candidates to file for local offices on the May 2 general election ballot. HD45: The Austin American-Statesman endorsed Rep. Erin Zwiener (D-Driftwood) and Bud Wymore (R) for their respective party’s nominations. HD47: The Austin...

Busby Draws Challengers and Other News for July 31

Note: We cover the resignation announcement of Rep. John Zerwas (R-Richmond), the confirmation of Justice Jeff Brown as a federal judge and the potential for Rep. Rick Miller (R-Sugar Land) to lead DFPS here. SC8: Third Court of Appeals Justice Gisela Triana (D)...

Busby Confirmed and Other News for March 20

SC8: The Texas Senate unanimously confirmed former appellate justice Brett Busby for the Supreme Court seat vacated by former Justice Phil Johnson, whose November resignation took effect at the end of 2018. Gov. Greg Abbott (R) nominated Busby last month. Busby lost...

First 2020 Announcements and Other News for November 8

SC8: Justice Phil Johnson announced he would retire at the end of this year. He would have been up for re-election in 2020. Gov. Greg Abbott (R) will appoint Johnson’s successor, and that appointee will not be on the ballot until he or she seeks a full term in 2020 as...