Posted on · The Houston mayoral and city council elections will be the first major test of how Harris County conducts elections since a state law abolished the county’s elections administrator’s office and returned its powers to the county clerk and county tax assessor-collector.
Posted on · State Senator John Whitmire wants to bring 200 DPS troopers to Houston to aid local police if he’s elected mayor. Local officials in Austin and Dallas say DPS deployments in those cities led to racially targeted traffic stops and arrests.
Posted on · A spokesperson for the prominent Houston businessman and political donor says his recent comments about Christie, one of 17 candidates for mayor, were taken out of context. Christie's campaign claims they were not.
Posted on · The campaigns for U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee and Lee Kaplan released ads last week that were critical of some of their opponents, namely state Sen. John Whitmire, whose campaign says he is keeping his messaging about himself.
Posted on · While the Paxton trial continues in the Texas Senate, the U.S. House begins an impeachment inquiry into President Biden.
Posted on · Houston has been relying on federal COVID relief funds to close its budget deficits for the past few years. Bill Kelly, Mayor Sylvester Turner’s director of government relations, said Turner’s successor will have until mid-2025 to find another way to close that gap.
Posted on · Political experts share their thoughts on recent headlines in political news; plus, Rep. Joaquin Castro on the floating barrier in the Rio Grande.
Posted on · Candidates for the Nov. 7 mayoral election in Houston filed semiannual campaign finance reports this week, and they show that the two candidates with the best name recognition also have been superior fundraisers.
Posted on · We dissect current events in American political news.