The STATE OF THE JUDICIARY in Texas – Chief Justice Nathan L. Hecht

http://www.txcourts.gov/media/857636/state-of-the-judiciary-2015.pdf … [Read more...]

Governor Abbott Issues Official Proclamations Declaring Emergency Items

Friday, February 20, 2015 (http://gov.texas.gov/news/press-release/20556) Office of the Governor Greg Abbott Governor Greg Abbott today issued five proclamations declaring emergency items to be immediately considered by the 84th Legislature of the state of Texas. Governor Abbott announced early … [Read more...]

Reports Due Before the February 17, 2015

Reports Due Before the February 17, 2015, Special Runoff Election for the following districts: Senate District 26 House District 13 House District 17 House District 123 This notice only applies to candidates and committees that are involved in a special runoff election February 9, 2015: … [Read more...]

House District 13 runoff election: Bilski, Schubert square off in Sealy forum

February 12, 2015 (http://www.sealynews.com/news/article_ed9f974c-b20a-11e4-910c-e38f07f6e3cb.html) By Joe Southern The two contenders in the runoff election for Texas House District 13 squared off in a candidates forum Feb. 5 at a meeting of the Austin County Republican Party at Tony’s … [Read more...]

Voters will choose State Rep. in runoff election Feb. 17

February 10, 2015 (http://mysoutex.com/bookmark/26463671-Voters-will-choose-State-Rep-in-runoff-election-Feb-17) By Joe Baker Tuesday, Feb. 17, to vote in an election to fill the vacancy created in the position of State Representative for District 17 which includes Karnes, Bastrop, Caldwell, … [Read more...]

The Source: Runoff for House District 123

February 10, 2015 (http://tpr.org/post/source-runoff-house-district-123) By Paul Flahive The Texas House district 123 seat is up for grabs, and early voting began Monday. The seat, formerly belonging to current Mayoral Candidate Mike Villareal, is sought after by Democratic Candidate Diego … [Read more...]

Early voting for special election runoffs has begun

February 10, 2015 (http://blog.chron.com/kuffsworld/2015/02/early-voting-for-special-election-runoffs-has-begun/) By Charles Kuffner It began yesterday, but I forgot to queue up a post in time to mention it. Here’s some relevant information for those of you who need to get out and vote in one … [Read more...]

Six-Year Terms for District Judges?

February 9, 2015 (http://www.texaslawyer.com/home/id=1202717407550?kw=Six-Year%20Terms%20for%20District%20Judges%3F&et=editorial&bu=Texas%20Lawyer&cn=20150209&src=EMC-Email&pt=PM%20Alert) By Angela Morris, Texas Lawyer District judges currently serve four-year terms in … [Read more...]

In House District 17 runoff, Republicans draw contrast

February 8, 2015 (http://www.mystatesman.com/news/news/in-house-district-17-runoff-republicans-draw-contr/nj65P/#a202d24c.3762787.735638) By Tim Eaton The runoff election for a vacant seat in the Texas House pits two Central Texas Republicans against each other, but the candidates for House … [Read more...]

Coppedge: Two Guys Do it One Way, Two Guys Do it Another…Which way is best for you

February 5, 2015 By John Coppedge East Texas sophomores trump more senior members in committee assignments In the Texas House of Representatives, the Speaker, elected by his fellow members, holds great power.   One of the greatest  powers is the Speaker's control of the composition and … [Read more...]