Sheila Jackson Lee and Amanda Edwards

Polls

Sheila Jackson Lee holds a narrow lead against Amanda Edwards in Democratic primary for TX-18, poll finds

Posted on · The poll from the UH Hobby School of Public Affairs also shows the race to replace Houston Mayor John Whitmire in the Texas State Senate in a near dead heat among the top three contenders.

Kim Ogg Sean Teare

Election 2024

Kim Ogg, Sean Teare trade charges of interest conflicts and toxic behavior in the Democratic primary for Harris County DA

Posted on · Kim Ogg is fighting to become the longest-serving Harris County District Attorney in nearly a quarter century. Former prosecutor Sean Teare accuses Ogg of breaking the office.

Sheila Jackson Lee and Amanda Edwards

Elections

Amanda Edwards outraised Sheila Jackson Lee by more than 10-to-1 in the last quarter, FEC filings reveal

Posted on · Former Houston City Council Member Edwards raised nearly $272,000 towards her bid for the Democratic nomination in Texas’ 18th Congressional District in the final three months of 2023. Congresswoman Jackson Lee raised just $23,000.

FILE - An early morning pedestrian is silhouetted against sunrise as he walks through the American flags on the National Mall with the U..S Capitol Building in the background in Washington Nov. 7, 2022. Americans on the right and left have a lot more in common than they might think — including their strong distrust of each other. The results of the survey, conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago and the nonprofit group Starts With Us, reveal a stark truth at the source of the polarization that has a powerful grip on American politics: While most Americans agree on the core principals underlying American democracy, they no longer recognize that the other side holds those values too.(AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)

Polls

Poll: Colin Allred leads Roland Gutierrez in Democratic primary, but both trail Republican Ted Cruz

Posted on · The University of Houston Hobby School poll shows likely Democratic primary voters favor Congressman Allred over State Senator Gutierrez by 40% to 12%, but it predicts Senator Cruz would defeat either of them in hypothetical fall matchups.

Christian Menefee

Harris County

Menefee charts defense of Harris County’s guaranteed income pilot program to AG

Posted on · County Attorney Christian Menefee filed a brief with Attorney General Ken Paxton to counter a request by State Senator Paul Bettencourt to declare Uplift Harris unconstitutional.

JOHN WHITMIRE HOUSTON MAYORAL INAUGURATION 2024

Law Enforcement

Houston-area law enforcement agencies rally behind Whitmire’s call for greater coordination to fight crime

Posted on · Houston Mayor John Whitmire is looking to increase the number of officers capable of responding to local calls for help while holding down cost increases. That will be a challenge.

Migrants in Eagle Pass, Texas walk near concertina wire erected by state officers participating in Operation Lone Star.

Border

Governor Abbott signals potential defiance of Supreme Court’s border ruling

Posted on · Governor Greg Abbott issued a “Statement on Texas’ Constitutional Right to Self-Defense,” following calls by numerous Republican lawmakers to resist the high court’s order, including three state representatives from Houston.

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