Spiller, Carter Advance to Runoff in HD68

Jacksboro attorney and Jacksboro ISD trustee David Spiller will face Nocona boot manufacturer Craig Carter in a runoff election to fill the unexpired House term of Sen. Drew Springer (R-Muenster). Both are Republicans. Spiller at times flirted with an outright win but...

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...

Judge Tosses Gohmert’s Electoral College Suit

A federal judge dismissed U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert’s (R-Tyler) challenge of the Electoral Count Act’s constitutionality because he and other plaintiffs lack standing. The ruling did not address any merits of the suit. Gohmert “alleges at most an institutional injury to...

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...

Abbott Orders January 23 Special Election for HD68

Gov. Greg Abbott (R) ordered a January 23 special election to fill the unexpired House term of Sen.-elect Drew Springer (R-Muenster). Early voting begins January 11 – two weeks from today (Monday). Candidates must file with the Secretary of State by January 4. Cooke...

Census Bureau Estimates Texans Population Is 29.36M

Texas has 29.36M residents as of July 1, according to new population estimates released today (Tuesday) by the U.S. Census Bureau. These estimates “were created without incorporation or consideration of the 2020 Census results,” according to accompanying release...

Late Money Fuels Springer, Luther Near the Finish Line

Saturday is runoff Election Day. Rep. Drew Springer (R-Muentser) faces Pilot Point salon owner Shelley Luther for the unexpired term of Sen. Pat Fallon (R-Prosper), who is resigning to serve in Congress. We will have live coverage beginning at 7 p.m. at...