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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has selected September 28 as the date of the House District 118 special election to replace former state Rep. Leo Pacheco. Pacheco resigned effective August 19 to accept a position with San Antonio College. House District […]

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Gov. Greg Abbott - by World Travel & Tourism Council

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is calling state lawmakers back for a third special session on September 20 to begin redrawing legislative and Congressional districts. Gov. Abbott also added other items to the agenda, including how to distribute federal pandemic aid and whether […]

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August 24, 2021  •  

Texas House in Quorum

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On August 19, the Texas House of Representatives once again held quorum for the first time in over a month. With the House in quorum, lawmakers can take up several bills including House Bill 77 and 87. House Bill 77 […]

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Gov. Greg Abbott - by World Travel & Tourism Council

Texas Gov. Abbott announced a special election on November 2 for eight proposed constitutional amendments approved by the Texas Legislature during the 87th session. The amendments include a prohibition on state or local restrictions on religious services and a provision […]

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Gov. Greg Abbott - by World Travel & Tourism Council

On August 6, Gov. Greg Abbott announced a special election for State House District 10 is to be held on August 31 to fill the vacancy caused by the election of Representative Jake Ellzey to the 6th Congressional District on […]

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Gov. Greg Abbott - by World Travel & Tourism Council

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced on August 5 that a second special legislative session will begin at noon August 7 with an expanded agenda. The 17-item agenda still includes well-known Abbott priorities like the election bill that caused House Democrats […]

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A Texas House bill relating to restrictions on accepting political contributions has passed. House Bill 2283 provides the joint elections commission, county election commission, and county election board may not accept a contribution of $1,000 or more, including the value […]

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Gov. Greg Abbott - by World Travel & Tourism Council

On June 22, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced he will convene a special session of the Legislature on July 8. Agenda items for the special session have not been released yet but will be available prior to its start. Among […]

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The Texas Legislature adjourned sine die May 31 after 140 days in session. Talk of a special session and questions about how soon one may happen or what additional issues Gov. Greg Abbott could task legislators with has largely defined the last […]

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Texas Secretary of State Ruth Hughs announced her resignation May 20, prompting Gov. Greg Abbott to search for the fifth secretary of state during his time in office. Hughs’ nomination for another term as the state’s top elections officer was […]

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has selected July 27 as the date of the special election runoff to replace the late Rep. Ron Wright in Texas’ 6th Congressional District. Ron Wright, a second-term congressman, died in February after being diagnosed with COVID-19. The race for […]

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Gov. Greg Abbott - by World Travel & Tourism Council

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has selected February 23 as the date of the special runoff election for House District 68. The runoff election will be held to replace former Rep. Drew Springer, R, who is now in the Texas Senate. The runoff candidates […]

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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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