Politics

Politics
3:04 pm
Mon February 6, 2012

Candidates take advantage of Day 1 filing period

SULPHUR SPRINGS - More than a handful of local individuals were among the early candidates to file for the May general election on the first day of the filing period.

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Elections
7:26 am
Mon February 6, 2012

Filing period begins for May general election

At stake locally are city council, school board, and in some areas, hospital board elections. Some school districts will have bond issues on the ballot.

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Politics
7:39 am
Thu January 12, 2012

Van Zandt County man to challenge Deuell in primary

http://votebobhall.com/

EDGEWOOD - Edgewood businessman and engineer Bob Hall has formally filed for State Senator for District 2. 

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Politics
7:40 am
Tue January 10, 2012

Franklin to forgo another term on council

www.ci.greenville.tx.us

GREENVILLE - Greenville City Council member Betty Franklin has announced she will not be running for another term this spring.

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Politics
6:57 am
Tue January 10, 2012

Alexander announces bid for Texas lawmaker

A local attorney will challenge District 2 State Representative Dan Flynn for the republican nomination.

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Law
11:01 pm
Sun January 8, 2012

Texas Redrawn: Voting Rights, States' Power In Court

The Texas State Capitol in Austin. The Lone Star State is gaining four additional congressional seats because of its booming population, but its redistricting plans are in limbo.
Eric Gay AP

Originally published on Mon January 9, 2012 2:10 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Monday in a tangle of Texas redistricting cases, with repercussions beyond the Lone Star State. Consolidated into one test, the cases pit the Voting Rights Act and its protections for minority voters against state legislative powers — with an overlaying sheen of sheer political calculus.

The case has been called a puzzle of three courts, a reference to the interplay between two lower courts and the Supreme Court.

A Chance To Redraw

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Decision 2012
5:00 am
Tue January 3, 2012

Congressman Paul Hopes for Big Turnout

Ron Paul says he hopes he will have a big turnout today from his more structured organization of Iowa supporters as the state’s leadoff presidential caucuses begin.

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Decision 2012
5:00 am
Tue January 3, 2012

Texas Governor Looking to Avoid Embarrasement

Texas Governor Rick Perry

Rick Perry is hoping to avoid an embarrassing showing today in Iowa’s caucuses with a last minute push; meeting with volunteers early in the day and then encouraging potential caucus-goers at two town halls.

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Greenville Politics
5:00 am
Mon January 2, 2012

Mayor's Post up for Grabs

The City of Greenville’s Mayor’s post and two city council seats are scheduled to be on the ballot for the May 12 municipal election.

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Politics
5:00 am
Fri December 30, 2011

Virigina Tea Partier Trying to Get Gingrich on Ballot

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich
thedailybanter.com

If a Virginia attorney and tea party activist has his way, Newt Gingrich’s name will be placed on the state’s Super Tuesday primary ballot.

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