June 2018

Metroplex Local Runoff Results

Metroplex Local Runoff Results

Nearly 20 local entities in and around the Metroplex held local city and school board runoff elections on June 16. Below are unofficial results of runoff races in the region, by county. An asterisk denotes an incumbent. “TFR” indicates a candidate endorsed by Texans...
Temporary Committee Upholds Censure Rule

Temporary Committee Upholds Censure Rule

As the Republican Party of Texas Convention continued today in San Antonio, members of the temporary rules committee have tentatively decided to maintain Rule 44, the party’s mechanism through which Republican lawmakers can be censured for failing to uphold the...
Closing the Door on Open Government

Closing the Door on Open Government

“Throw the rascals out!” was the rallying cry of new candidates that sprang forth to replace incumbent politicians embroiled in the Texas Sharpstown Stock Scandal in 1972. That controversy initially focused on charges that state officials took bank-financed stock...