Apodaca: Partisan elections are not the best way to choose judges

January 28, 2015 (http://www.mystatesman.com/news/news/opinion/apodaca-partisan-elections-are-not-the-best-way-to/njycg/#cd7d9e8d.3762787.735628) By Rudy S. Apodaca - Special to the American-Statesman Texas’ judicial system is broken. Is the way we select judges the best we can do? A myth … [Read more...]

Governor Abbott Sets February 17 Special Runoff Election for House District 13

January 27, 2015 (http://gov.texas.gov/news/proclamation/20435) By Office of Governor Greg Abbott TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME: WHEREAS, a vacancy now exists in the membership of the Texas House of Representatives in District No. 13, which consists of Austin, Burleson, Colorado, … [Read more...]

Governor Abbott Sets February 17 Special Runoff Election for House District 123

January 23, 2015 (http://gov.texas.gov/news/proclamation/20428) By Office of Governor Greg Abbott TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME: WHEREAS, a vacancy now exists in the membership of the Texas House of Representatives in District No. 123, which consists of a part of Bexar County; … [Read more...]

Governor Abbott Sets February 17 Special Runoff Election for Senate District 26

January 23, 2015 (http://gov.texas.gov/news/proclamation/20427) By Office of Governor Greg Abbott TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME: WHEREAS, a vacancy now exists in the membership of the Texas Senate in District No. 26, which consists of a part of Bexar County; and WHEREAS, the … [Read more...]

Governor Abbott Sets February 17 Special Runoff Election for House District 17

January 23, 2015 (http://gov.texas.gov/news/proclamation/20426) By Office of Governor Greg Abbott TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME: WHEREAS, a vacancy now exists in the membership of the Texas House of Representatives in District No. 17, which consists of Bastrop, Caldwell, Gonzales, … [Read more...]

Governor Greg Abbott Submits Formal Appointments To Texas Senate

January 21, 2015 (http://gov.texas.gov/news/appointment/20419) Texas Governor Greg Abbott today formally submitted three appointments to the Texas Senate. Governor Abbott intends to appoint Cameron County Judge Carlos Cascos as Texas Secretary of State, Jerry Strickland as Executive Director of … [Read more...]

Texas 2015 Inauguration Live Coverage

January 20, 2015 (http://blog.chron.com/texaspolitics/2015/01/live-coverage-texas-inauguration-2015/#29894101=0) For full coverage of the Texas Inauguration, click HERE. … [Read more...]

Bilski, Schubert advance to HD13 runoff

January 13, 2015 (http://blog.chron.com/texaspolitics/2015/01/bilski-schubert-advance-to-hd13-runoff/) By Patrick Svitek AUSTIN – Former Austin County Judge Carolyn Bilski and Caldwell attorney Leighton Schubert are heading to a runoff in the race to replace former state Rep. Lois … [Read more...]

Tort Reform Bill Caused Flurry of New Motions to Dismiss

January 12, 2015 (http://www.texaslawyer.com/id=1202714459994/Tort-Reform-Bill-Caused-Flurry-of-New-Motions-to-Dismiss) By Angela Morris … [Read more...]

Gov. Perry Appoints Neeley as Justice of 12th Court of Appeals

January 12, 2015 (http://governor.state.tx.us/news/appointment/20485/) Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Greg Neeley of Longview as justice of the 12th Court of Appeals for a term to expire at the 2016 general election. Neeley is an attorney in private practice. He is a past partner of Neeley and … [Read more...]