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Houston Mayoral Race Heads to Runoff

Since none of the 17 candidates on the Houston mayoral ballot received 50 percent or more of the votes on November 7, the top two candidates are headed for a runoff election later this year. The two contenders are career Democrat politicians who currently hold higher...

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Cleveland ISD Taxpayers Reject $125 Million Bond

Residents in Cleveland Independent School District voted against the district’s $125 million bond for five major projects.  With interest, the bond would have cost local property taxpayers $282 million—more than double the dollar amount shown on the ballot.  CISD...


Special Election for House Seat Goes to a Runoff

Two candidates are heading to a runoff in the special election for House District 2. Encompassing Hunt, Van Zandt, and Hopkins counties, the seat was opened up in May after State Rep. Bryan Slaton, a Republican from Royse City, was expelled from the House. The open...

U.S. 5th Circuit Hears Galveston County Redistricting Appeal

In a voting rights case that could transform how electoral boundaries are drawn across Texas and beyond, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments as to why Galveston County’s challenged redistricting plan should stand. At issue is whether the county...

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