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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has selected January 23 as the date of the special election to fill the seat of Rep. Drew Springer, who recently won a promotion to the Texas Senate. Springer is headed to the upper chamber after […]

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Laredo Government Building - by Carol Highsmith

Voters in Laredo approved a proposition exempting certain public officials from the prohibition on participating in political activity. Proposition D amends the city charter to explicitly exempt the mayor, in addition to individual city council members, from the prohibition against […]

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Laredo Government Building - by Carol Highsmith

Voters in Laredo, Texas approved a proposition to trigger an automatic recall for certain criminal convictions of mayor and city council members. Proposition A amends the city charter to require city council members and mayors convicted of non-felony crimes to […]

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott named December 19 as the special election runoff for Senate District 30 to fill Sen. Pat Fallon’s seat. The special election for Texas State Senate District 30 was held on September 29 after Fallon announced his […]

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Gov. Greg Abbott ordered an emergency special election on September 29 for Texas State Senate District 30. The emergency order will elect a state senator to serve out the unexpired term of Pat Fallon, who announced his plans to resign […]

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Austin City Hall - by Carol M. Highsmith

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Steve Adler signed an additional emergency order on April 13. The new order suspends all deadlines imposed by city code, ordinance, rule, or other regulation until May 30. Under Section 7 of the […]

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Austin City Hall - by Carol M. Highsmith

Due to the social distancing restrictions being implemented by the City of Austin, the Office of the City Clerk has closed to members of the public. Correspondence and payments pertaining to lobbyist registrations/renewals may still be mailed in and will […]

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Gov. Greg Abbot signed an order on March 20 to delay the May primary runoff elections until July in response to the growing outbreak of COVID-19. Under the order, the May 26 primary runoff elections are now scheduled for July […]

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a proclamation on March 18 allowing local governments the option to postpone the May 2 uniform election until November 3. If a local election is postponed until November, it will postpone Texas Ethics Commission filing […]

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Austin City Hall - by Carol M. Highsmith

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Austin Mayor Steve Adler signed an emergency order on March 17. The order suspends all deadlines imposed by city code, ordinance, rule, or other regulation until May 1. Under Section 7 of the order, […]

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Gov. Greg Abbot has postponed the special election for the Austin area Texas Senate District 14 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The election will replace retiring state Sen. Kirk Watson, an Austin Democrat leaving office at the end of April. […]

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Voters in east El Paso and the Lower Valley will choose a new representative in a special runoff election for City Council District 6 on Saturday, January 25. Claudia Rodriguez and Debbie Torres face off in the runoff after they […]

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City Rep. Cassandra Hernandez

El Paso City Council voted to hold a special election on November 5 to replace a District 3 councilwoman after a Facebook post on her public page announced her candidacy for mayor. The post by city Rep. Cassandra Hernandez, which […]

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Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday, November 5 as the special election date to fill House Districts 28 and 100. Rep. John Zerwas announced his early resignation from District 28, effective September 30, after being appointed the executive vice chancellor for […]

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