In a much-anticipated primary runoff election, 732 Delta County voters made their voices heard in the Republican candidate race for County Judge. Opponent Jason Murray received 421 total votes to incumbent Herb Brookshire’s 311, giving Murray the majority with 57 percent. He will face Democratic candidate Ted Carrington in the general election in the fall.
Lieutenant Governor republican Dan Patrick overpowered his opponent David Dewhurst to earn 54 percent of the County’s votes (364 to 309). Attorney General Ken Paxton overshadowed Dan Branch by 56 percent (364 to 281).
Tea-party favorite and retired businessman Bob Hall has defeated incumbent Bob Deuell in the Republican Party primary runoff election for the Texas State Senate District 2 seat.
Deuell, a physician based in Greenville, has served in the Texas Senate since 2002. He is the chairman of the Senate Committee on Economic Development, the vice-chairman of the Senate Affairs Committee and Health and Human Services Committee. He also serves on the senate Finance and Natural Resources committees.
John Ratcliffe declared victory Tuesday night after defeating longtime incumbent Ralph Hall, America’s oldest Congress member.
The district runs from Rockwall County to East Texas and along the Red River. Hall is well-known and admired by many, but Ratcliffe's supporters say Hall has spent enough time in Congress and that it's time for new leadership.
Hall, 91, has spent 34 years in office. Hall conceded Tuesday night to Ratcliffe and reflected on his lengthy career.
Tea Party-backed candidate state Sen. Dan Patrick became the Republican candidate for Texas lieutenant governor on Tuesday, soundly defeating three-time incumbent Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in a bitterly fought runoff election.
"For everyone watching tonight, if you love America, the Constitution, Texas, free markets, the Second Amendment and the liberty that comes from God, welcome to the grassroots of the Republican Party," Patrick told a cheering crowd in Houston.
Patrick cruised to victory, beating Dewhurst by more than 30 percentage points.
After the recent "reveal" unveiling a new logo encompassing all of the University's names, College of Business and Entrepreneurship director of development Wyman Williams is looking ahead to the 125th anniversary of Texas A&M University-Commerce this fall.
Runoff candidates for the nomination for Texas agriculture commissioner, from left to right: Republican former state Rep. Tommy Merritt, Republican former state Rep. Sid Miller, Democrat Jim Hogan and Democrat Kinky Friedman.
Farmers and ranchers in Texas are in trouble, according to the latest U.S. Census of Agriculture report, which is released every five years. Cropland and cattle herds are on the decline, and while the farmers and ranchers who tend them are rapidly aging, few are stepping into the fields behind them.
Nearly a month after the report's release, not one of the four candidates on the ballot to become the next state agriculture commissioner had read it. In the race, farming and ranching have often taken a back seat to other hot-button issues, like gun rights and pot legalization.
Commerce mayor Dr. John Ballotti discusses details of the arrangement for citizens of Commerce to use the pool at the Morris Recreation Center on the Texas A&M University-Commerce campus this summer. The mayor says the future of the municipal pool at City Park is doubtful, but it's unlikely the pool can be repaired.
The battle for Texas Senate District 2 has turned a little chippy in its closing weeks. The most recent nastiness concerned a radio ad targeting incumbent Bob Deuell. The ad was the latest joust in an ongoing schism within the pro-life movement in Texas.
Many of this year’s primary election campaigns seem to hinge more on the antics of the candidates than on the future of the communities they hope to serve.
Unmarked manila envelopes from campaigns to reporters, full of headline-grabbing historical tidbits — bankruptcies, government filings, medical records, police accident reports and rap sheets — outnumber the white papers detailing public policy issues that might be addressed by competent leaders performing their official duties.