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New Day, New Commissioner

Posted on · He wants to make things better. Two months after political novice Jack Morman unseated powerful incumbent Harris County Commissioner Sylvia Garcia, he says he is ready to begin a new era for precinct two. Pat Hernandez talks to Morman before his first Commissioner's Court.

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It’s Up To The Judge

Posted on · A federal judge will now decide whether to nullify a referendum vote against red light cameras. This comes after the judge ruled that sponsors of the measure cannot intervene in an ongoing lawsuit on the future of the controversial cameras. More from Pat Hernandez.

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The full plate of Galveston Co. Judge-Elect Mark Henry

Posted on · Local politicians who won their first elected offices earlier this month are busy getting ready for their new jobs. One of them is Galveston County Judge-elect Mark Henry. The small businessman defeated 16-year incumbent Jim Yarbrough in the biggest Republican sweep of the county since reconstruction. As David Pitman reports, Henry is preparing for his new responsibilities "without" the typical entourage.

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Cameras Turned Off

Posted on · Houston's red light cameras posted at 70-intersections are now off, but the controversy surrounding the traffic enforcement measure is far from over. The city has filed a federal lawsuit asking a judge to determine liability with the contractor that operates the cameras. Pat Hernandez has more.

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Commissioner Elect Says He’s Ready to Prove Himself

Posted on · A week after his unexpected victory over Harris County Commissioner Sylvia Garcia, Jack Morman is still having a hard time finding the words to describe the win. It's been decades since an incumbent commissioner has lost, but as Jack Williams reports, Morman's upset is even more remarkable. With no political experience, no name recognition and very little money spent on his campaign, Morman rode a wave of anti-Democrat sentiment on Election Day.

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Local Democratic Party Not Worried

Posted on · The majority of Democratic candidates in Harris County lost in Tuesday's election, and in many cases it wasn't even close. What does that mean for the local Democratic Party? Bill Stamps spoke with party chairman Gerry Birnberg to get his thoughts on where they go from here.

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Election Fuels Excitement

Posted on · Harris County Republicans make significant strides in Tuesday's election, thanks in part to straight ticket voting. One example came in precinct two, where a political newcomer pulled a major upset. The chairman of the Harris County Republican Party says he hopes the momentum continues. Pat Hernandez has more.

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What’s Next?

Posted on · A day after the highest ranking Hispanic elected office holder in Harris County was defeated in Tuesday's election, Sylvia Garcia says she's not sure what she's going to do next. Pat Hernandez has the story.