Charles Blain

Democrat Files Bills Behind Bars

Democrat Files Bills Behind Bars

Despite being incarcerated for illegally soliciting clients for his law firm, Democratic State Rep. Ron Reynolds (Missouri City) has filed 21 bills on the first day of legislative prefiling. Reynolds’ bills represent 7 percent of the overall bills filed on the first...
Urban Areas Are Not Lost Causes

Urban Areas Are Not Lost Causes

There are hundreds, soon to be thousands, of takes on why down-ballot Republicans in urban areas around the country performed so poorly during Tuesday’s midterm elections. People will blame: President Trump, the partisan divide of D.C., the long coattails of popular...
One Harris County Race Still Unsettled

One Harris County Race Still Unsettled

Tuesday’s election produced a mixed bag of results across the state, but the close margin of some races left them undecided. One Harris County house district remains undecided as 49 votes separate the incumbent from his challenger. State Rep. Mike Schofield (R–Katy),...
Houston-Area Election Roundup

Houston-Area Election Roundup

Harris County Republicans had a tough night as a majority of the races were swept by Democrats. Congressional (I = incumbent) CD 2 – Republican Dan Crenshaw vs. Democrat Todd Litton Crenshaw wins 53 – 45 CD 7 – Republican Congressman John Culberson (I) vs. Democrat...
Emmett Loses to Lina Hidalgo

Emmett Loses to Lina Hidalgo

Harris County’s biggest upset was a nail-biter: County Judge Ed Emmett lost to 27-year-old graduate student, Lina Hidalgo. Hidalgo garnered 49 percent to Emmett’s 48. Emmett has been in his position since 2007, after previously serving in the Texas Legislature....