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Should Texas Judges Be Attached to a Political Party?

Posted on · Across the country, you’ll find different systems in place for naming and retaining judges. In some states, judges are named by the executive branch and approved or rejected by the legislature. In others, judges are named and then face “retention elections” at regular intervals when voters can choose to retain or dismiss the judge. Here […]

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Voter Poll Looks Closer at the Races Ahead of Super Tuesday

Posted on · Super Tuesday is just days away (March 1, 2016). Voters will go to the polls in the Texas primary to cast their votes for presidential nominees, congressional races and many more. But who’s likely to win their races? And what’s on voters’ minds in Greater Houston heading into Election Day? Houston Public Media and the Hobby […]

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GOP Presidential Race in Texas: Wednesday’s Show (February 24, 2016)

Posted on · Houston Public Media and the Hobby Center for Public Policy have conducted their first statewide election poll, examining the GOP presidential race here in Texas ahead of Super Tuesday. We unveil the findings on today’s Houston Matters. As we dig into the numbers (which will be made available starting at noon here), we also explore what’s motivating […]

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How is Houston’s Mayoral Race Shaping Up?

Posted on · Last Wednesday, Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia announced his candidacy for Houston Mayor. He joins an increasingly crowded race with: former Congressman and former Council Member Chris Bell, Council Member Stephen Costello, 2013 mayoral candidate Ben Hall, former two term mayor of Kemah and Houston Chronicle columnist Bill King, businessman Marty McVey, and State Representative […]

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Houston Mayor’s Race: Tuesday’s Show (May 12, 2015)

Posted on · Last Wednesday, Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia announced his candidacy for Houston Mayor. He joins an increasingly crowded race with: former Congressman and former Council Member Chris Bell, Council Member Stephen Costello, 2013 mayoral candidate Ben Hall, former two term mayor of Kemah and Houston Chronicle columnist Bill King, businessman Marty McVey, and State Representative […]