Houston metro bond: voters approve $3.5 billion

Houston metro bond

Houston voters passed a new Houston METRO bond. Houston voters approved a transportation bond that will build $3.5 billion in improvements without raising taxes. The Houston METRO bond will create 75 miles of bus rapid transit routes. The bond will add 16 miles of light rail, including 10 miles to the purple and green lines. […]

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HISD board, superintendent out after state takeover

HISD board replaced

TEA Commissioner Mike Morath testifies before the House Public Education Committee at the state capitol. Marjorie Kamys Cotera for The Texas Tribune BY ALIYYA SWABY HISD board out, superintendent replaced. Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath informed Houston Independent School District leaders that he plans to replace their elected school board with an appointed board of managers […]

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HD-100 results: recount could upset runoff

HD-100 results

HD-100 results show the closest race of the special election was in Dallas. In a heavily Democratic south Dallas district formerly held by Mayor Eric Johnson, Lorraine Birabil claimed 33 percent.  However, Birabil’s 2,274 votes aren’t the story. Voters and politicos are wondering who Birabil will face in the runoff.  Early HD-100 results show James […]

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Houston mayoral election results: Turner, Buzbee runoff

Houston mayoral election results

Houston mayoral election results send Turner and Buzbee to runoff. Houston voters woke up on Wednesday to learn that the Houston mayoral election isn’t over yet. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner is heading to a runoff against high-profile attorney Tony Buzbee. With all vote centers reporting Wednesday morning, Turner had 48 percent of the vote in […]

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HD-28 results: Markowitz and Gates go to a runoff

HD-28 results

HD-28 results send Markowitz and Gates to a runoff election. A Texas House seat in Fort Bend County is in for a runoff election. Democrat Eliz Markowitz and Republican Gary Gates are the top two finishers in the HD-28 race. The candidates are running to replace John Zerwas. Zerwas left politics in September to join […]

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Texas 2019 constitutional amendment election results

early voting

Texas 2019 Contstitional Amendments results are in. Voters approved  nine out of ten Texas 2019 Constitutional Amemdnemts to the state constitution.  that would make it harder to enact a state income tax, stabilize funding for state parks and allow retired law enforcement animals to be adopted by their handlers received wide support from voters Tuesday. The […]

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