local elections

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...
Early Voting Starts in Metroplex Local Runoffs

Early Voting Starts in Metroplex Local Runoffs

Another round of elections is underway across Texas. Early voting in the June 16 local runoffs began today and continues through Tuesday, June 12. About 20 local entities in and around the Metroplex have runoff races on the ballot. Voter turnout is expected to be even...
Lubbock Voters ‘Okay’ Prop A

Lubbock Voters ‘Okay’ Prop A

Lubbock voters cast their ballot in a number of local contested races Saturday, including Proposition A, the proposal to abandon the city’s coliseum and auditorium that sits on Texas Tech’s campus. According to the city charter, voters must approve the abandonment of...
Metroplex Local Election Results Roundup

Metroplex Local Election Results Roundup

Voter turnout was predictably low in most local elections across the state Saturday, but all Texas taxpayers will feel the impact of decisions made by just a handful of their neighbors. Officials elected to city councils and school boards largely determine the size of...
Why Do Local Elections Matter?

Why Do Local Elections Matter?

The local officials elected in May of each year make governing decisions that most directly impact our daily lives. They also determine how much our property tax bills increase. That’s right: City, county, and school board officials are the politicians...