A winner in one Texas House special election and a runoff in another

(From left to right: Art Fierro, Melissa Noriega, Christina Morales) Two special elections for the Texas House — District 79 in El Paso and District 145 in Houston — were held on Tuesday, January 29th and the results are in. El Paso Community College Board Member Art Fierro won last night’s special election for House […]

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Early Voting For House District 125 Special Election Underway

The first day of early voting in the Texas House District 125 special election begins today. The vacancy for the seat was created when the previous State Representative, Justin Rodriguez (D-San Antonio), resigned. Rodriguez was appointed as Bexar County Commissioner to fill a vacancy after the previous commissioner, Paul Elizondo, recently died. Early voting will […]

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La votación anticipada ha concluido en dos elecciones especiales para la Cámara de Representantes de Texas: el Distrito 79 en el Condado de El Paso y el Distrito 145 en el Condado de Harris.

La votación anticipada ha concluido en dos elecciones especiales para la Cámara de Representantes de Texas: el Distrito 79 en el Condado de El Paso y el Distrito 145 en el Condado de Harris. Hasta el viernes 25 de enero, 1,528 votantes habían emitido su voto en el Distrito 145, aproximadamente el 2.1 por ciento de […]

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House Follows Senate with Speaker Bonnen Announcing Committee Assignments Early

(Pictured: Dennis Bonnen, Credit: Bob Daemmrich, Texas Tribune) As Speaker of the Texas House, Dennis Bonnen (R – Angleton) has the responsibility of making committee assignments for its 150 members. Yesterday, in the middle of the third week of session, Speaker Bonnen announced the standing committee assignments for the 86th Texas Legislature during the body’s regularly […]

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Early Vote Turnout in First Week of Special Elections Is Sparse

The first week of early voting in two special elections for the Texas House of Representatives has concluded. And while the two seats — District 79 in El Paso County and District 145 in Harris County — are at opposite ends of the state, they shared something in common, few voters. Less than 1,200 people voted in either election on the first week to cast ballots in person.

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