RGV voters turned out in record numbers in the Republican primary. Democrats had a comparatively depressed turnout, in what will no doubt be seen as a validation of national political watchers’ predictions of a red wave in November.
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Guillen, a longtime moderate Democrat, must now answer first to Republican primary voters, where he will have to defend his record and tout conservative principles.
The long-serving RGV Democrat is hanging it up after 30 years in the Senate and in the midst of increasing challenges from the progressive left.
On Wednesday, Mission CISD announced it would be the latest in a long line of Texas governments defying the governor’s executive order by mandating masks.
Public health orders delaying the start of in-person instruction do not permit students with disabilities to return to school until the next school year.
The order comes amid local politicians’ demand for more power to bring the RGV back into a lockdown.