It's Election Day, and Texans will turn over every statewide executive office, settle some locally important legislative and congressional races, and decide on issues like transportation funding.
Canyon City Commissioners pass two ordinances tonight..
Voters must either register in person or mail their registration forms in and have them postmarked before the end of tomorrow.
"The town hall meetings will be very important in helping develop legislation and addressing concerns of West Texas. I look forward to beginning the process," said Seliger.
Students say it's a great way to get people more involved with local politics.
Voters will return to the polls in a little over a month, and one race on the ballot is for 13th District Congressman.
State Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democratic candidate for governor, says Attorney General Greg Abbott, her Republican opponent, intentionally used the power of his office to hide misspending in the troubled Texas Enterprise Fund.
State Sens. Dan Patrick and Leticia Van de Putte, who are running for lieutenant governor, are taking part in an hourlong debate Monday evening, the only such forum scheduled in their race.
State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor, pledged on Wednesday to stop using money intended for transportation for other programs.
They're proposing a .25-percent increase.
Greg Abbott, the Republican nominee for Texas governor, is trying to break the Democrats’ near lock on deep South Texas. The Democrats are dismissive of his effort, but it underscores the importance both camps are attaching to Hispanics this year.
Eva Community Center and the Guymon City Hall are now former polling locations.
Texas Senate Democrats say their request for more mobile units on Texas streets to give voters without an acceptable photo ID a chance to get one before November's election have been virtually ignored.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott's campaign is asking if Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis' book deal and tour count as illegal corporate campaign contributions.
State Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democratic candidate for governor, reveals in her new book that she terminated two pregnancies for medical reasons, both more than 15 years ago, according to media reports.
As Sen. Leticia Van de Putte reaches for one of the most powerful jobs in Texas, the blurred lines between her private work and public role are giving rise to familiar questions in a part-time Legislature, where low pay and lax disclosure laws have fostered the perception of conflicts of interest.
When most Texas voters think of traditional political campaigns, they envision blockwalking and yard signs. In many races, however, the modern-day "ground game" has gone digital.
Four days after Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott backed out of a planned debate with Democrat Wendy Davis in Dallas, it was unclear on Tuesday whether there would be a gubernatorial debate in Dallas at all.
While receiving praise from education leaders in Austin and fending off fresh criticism about her tax return, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis promoted the latest additions to her education reform proposals.
Voters do not see the necessity of a college education as strongly as they did four years ago, and they are open to a range of potentially major changes in public education, according to the University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll. But the overall support hides some strong partisan disagreements over which proposals are best.
Republican primary voters have already decided one thing for the rest of the state's citizens: The Texas Senate that takes office in January will be more conservative than its predecessor.
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst reiterated Monday that his campaign was not responsible for the release of GOP runoff opponent Dan Patrick’s medical records, though he stopped short of saying the information was irrelevant.
Early voting will be at the Santa Fe Building at 900 S. Polk from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, May 19-23.
The election year doesn't end until the first Tuesday in November, but in the Texas Legislature, most of the competition is over, and lawmakers can dig into issues otherwise too dangerous for political season.
Morgan Meyer and Chart Westcott are battling for an open Dallas County House seat in an urban Republican district where the pockets are deep, the endorsers are famous and the Tea Party is relatively weak.
In the May 27 Democratic runoff for House District 105, two lawyers from Irving are contending for the chance to take on a former Republican former state legislator.
Kinky Friedman has injected some star power into the race for agriculture commissioner, but he and his Democratic primary opponent, Jim Hogan, have been largely rejected by state party leaders.
Prominent Texas Democrats are backing David Alameel in a primary runoff for U.S. Senate. His opponent, Kesha Rogers, supports impeaching President Obama and argues that state party leaders are out of touch with their voters.
Republicans Mike Schofield and Ann Hodge are speeding toward a May 27 runoff for House District 132, the Houston-area seat that state Rep. Bill Callegari is vacating after serving seven terms in the lower chamber.
The campaign of attorney general candidate Ken Paxton is "reviewing and researching" its disclosure obligations in the wake of a Tribune investigation into his work as an investment adviser representative and other business relationships.
At the Texas State Teachers Association’s convention in San Marcos on Saturday, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis accused her Republican opponent, Greg Abbott, of retreating from his early education policy proposal.
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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis highlighted her efforts to mobilize Texas voters at volunteer summit in Austin on Saturday.
Davis is stopping in Amarillo today from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Fernando's Mexican Restaurant.
In his first run for public office, Malachi Boyuls encountered a big state, a crowded ballot and some difficulty with names — both his own and that of the office he sought.
18 candidates were on hand to talk with voters.
Texas voters don't like property taxes, and Republican Glenn Hegar has said he favors eliminating them. His opponent in the comptroller's race, Mike Collier, is talking up the likely result: a huge increase in sales tax.
With the Texas governor's race in full general election mode, Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis and her Republican opponent, Attorney General Greg Abbott, sparred on Tuesday over fair pay for women and ethics.
Clovis criminal trial attorney Jennifer Burrill recently announced her candidacy for the Ninth Judicial District Attorney for Curry and Roosevelt Counties.
Democrat Wendy Davis said last summer that she would quit doing private legal work for her public sector clients if she ran for governor. But months after she kicked off her campaign, the Fort Worth senator continues to represent them.
Officials say Tuesday's election proceeded smoothly despite controversy surrounding the newly implemented voter ID law, but some worry that could change in coming elections with increased voter turnout.
Fort Worth City Councilman Joel Burns announced on Wednesday that he will not run to succeed Wendy Davis
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Candidate for Texas Governor and current Attorney General, Greg Abbott will visit Amarillo Wednesday for a meet and greet.
New Voter ID Law
While most of the focus on the recently implemented Texas voter ID law has been related to allegations of racial discrimination, some online reports have recently raised concerns that the law could disenfranchise a different demographic: people who have legally changed their names, particularly women. But election officials say the concerns are unwarranted.
AMARILLO -- You can cast your ballot a little early for this year's election. Early voting starts next Monday. It ends November 1.
The district says it plans to use the extra $124,000 to upgrade technology and make improvements to the roof and to the air conditioning system.
The increased tax rate will generate about $124,000 for the district.
According to the firm, the city's election system is preventing Hispanics from electing their preferred candidates.