Representative Dawnna Dukes to Retire

Source: Harvey Kronberg's Quorum Report September 26, 2016 Link   “…in light of my ongoing health issues and concerns, I find that I can no longer provide the active, effective leadership that is needed to continue my sworn duties." Eleven-term State Rep. Dawnna Dukes, D-Austin, … [Read more...]

Perkes Deserves Re-election to 13th Court of Appeals

Source: Corpus Christi Caller Times September 22, 2016 Link   In 2010, when lawyer Greg Perkes ran for 13th Court of Appeals against a longtime incumbent whose performance wasn't an issue, we noted that he was a strong candidate but could find no basis for replacing the incumbent. The … [Read more...]

Coppedge: Questions about Hillary Clinton

Source: Longview News Journal By John R. Coppedge Sept. 12, 2016 at 10 a.m. I write today about Hillary Clinton's health problems. Her supporters and most of the mainstream media have lumped those who raise questions about her health into a basket of right wing conspirators. The events of … [Read more...]

State Rep. Borris Miles gets Democratic nod for District 13 Senate seat

By Joy Sewing | July 16, 2016 … [Read more...]

Ellis Wins Democratic Nomination for Harris County Commissioner

By Patrick Svitek, The Texas Tribune - June 25, 2016 State Sen. Rodney Ellis, D-Houston, has won the Democratic nomination for a vacant seat on the Harris County commissioner's court, putting the 26-year Texas Senate veteran on a path to leave the Legislature by next year. Ellis garnered … [Read more...]

Governor Abbott Appoints Grant To 9th Judicial District Court

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Phil Grant of Montgomery as judge of the 9th Judicial District Court in Montgomery County for a term set to expire at the next general election in November 2016. Phil Grant is first assistant district attorney for the Montgomery County District Attorney’s … [Read more...]

(Proclamation) Governor Abbott Sets August 2 For Special Runoff Election For House District 120

WHEREAS, a vacancy now exists in the membership of the Texas House of Representatives in District No. 120 which consists of a part of Bexar County; and WHEREAS, the results of a special election held on Saturday, May 7, 2016, have been officially declared; and WHEREAS, no candidate in the … [Read more...]

Donald Trump unveils list of his top picks for Supreme Court

By JILL COLVIN and MARK SHERMAN - Associated Press | May. 18, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, released Wednesday a list of 11 potential Supreme Court justices he plans to vet to fill the seat of late Justice Antonin Scalia if he's … [Read more...]

Name Confusion Could Be Key in Texas Supreme Court Race

In any other state, an alliance with a convicted Ponzi schemer, a paid stint promoting an FDA-banned diet pill and an assault charge for punching a state representative might preclude a candidate from vying for a seat on the state Supreme Court. Not in Texas. Instead, a conservative radio … [Read more...]

Texas Tribune Analysis: Could Surname Be Key in Republican Supreme Court Race?

by Ross Ramsey, The Texas Tribune February 22, 2016 Editor's note: If you'd like an email notice whenever we publish Ross Ramsey's column, click here. What’s the deal with Texas Republican primary voters and candidates with Hispanic names? This question comes around every two years … [Read more...]