Texas Elections 2018

Two House Democrats Say They’ll Run To Replace Sylvia Garcia In The Texas Senate

Posted on · Houston Democrat Sylvia Garcia hasn't yet stepped down from her Texas Senate seat after winning her congressional primary Tuesday, but Houston state Reps. Ana Hernandez and Carol Alvarado have already said they plan to run for it

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Houston Matters Weekend for October 8, 2016

Posted on · Recently, News 88.7’s Gail Delaughter noted how often she hears folks ask “why can’t Houston be more like” a city where they used to live, particularly when it comes to transportation and mass transit. We talk about such examples with Gail, as well as the city’s planning director Patrick Walsh, and Ryan Holeywell from the […]

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Could Gambling in Texas Be Legal in the Near Future?

Posted on · A recent survey says nearly 60 percent of voters in Texas are in favor of expanding legalized gambling in the state. We delve into the pros and cons of such expansion and discuss the past, present, and possible future of gambling in the state. We talk with State Rep. Carol Alvarado of Houston, Rob Kohler, consultant for the […]

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The Pros and Cons of Letting Voters Register Online

Posted on · The Texas House Elections Committee recently considered bills to make Texas the 21st state to allow citizens to register to vote online. The committee left both bills pending after hearing criticism primarily from Harris County, including Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan, Ed Johnson from the County Clerk’s office, and Alan Vera, who chairs the Ballot Security […]

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Online Voter Registration: Thursday’s Show (May 7, 2015)

Posted on · The Texas House Elections Committee recently considered bills to make Texas the 21st state to allow citizens to register to vote online. The committee left both bills pending after hearing criticism primarily from Harris County, including Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan, Ed Johnson from the County Clerk’s office, and Alan Vera, who chairs the Ballot Security […]

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What Kinds of Gambling Are Legal in Greater Houston?

Posted on · State Representative Carol Alvarado of Houston is sponsoring a measure during this legislative session that would create a Texas Gaming Commission. The commission could establish casino gambling in resort areas and in major cities, including Houston. Meanwhile, law enforcement officials in Harris County and the city of Houston have begun to tackle illegal gambling using […]