Unless you were following closely, you may have missed the Lubbock County Republican Party Executive Committee's call for a caucus earlier this week.
They join Harris County's Republican Party and others in requesting the caucus. Calling for a caucus, mirroring the insistence of Rep. Warren Chisum, R-Pampa, seems like a polite way to call for a new speaker, but local chairman Chris Winn said Monday that was not the case.
Curfew opponents took their final shot to oppose an ordinance expected to receive final passage later today that would prohibit anyone from being on the grounds of four public, downtown facilities between midnight and 5 a.m.
State Reps. Aaron Peña and Allan Ritter now have R's next to their name. Ritter had confirmed over the weekend he would switch parties, and Peña made it official today. Regardless of tonight's outcome of the special election in the House district including Seguin (where voters were also likely to pick a Republican) the party now has a supermajority.
The executive committee of Lubbock County's Republican Party tonight approved a resolution calling for a House caucus, something a majority of the House members themselves have not shown much interest in.
A State House Democrat who said he plans to defect to the Republicans should resign his seat and run again, the head of the Texas Democratics said in a statement this morning.
Boyd Richie said Rep. Allan Ritter, D-Nederland, should show respect for the voters who just elected him as a Republican.
Ritter could bring to 99 the number of Republicans in the Texas House, after the death of Rep. Ed Keumpel, R-Seguin. Early voting in Kuempel's election ended Saturday, and voters will chose their new representative tomorrow.
It started this morning, when tweets popped up linking to a report saying Rep. Warren Chisum, R-Pampa, had ended his bid for speaker and was throwing his support to another conservative with a little more current momentum, Rep. Ken Paxton, R-McKinney.
You don't have to love it or hate it, but if you live in the region or even in the state, you need to know about the plans for radioactive waste disposal outside of Andrews.
As I wrote in late November, not all earmarks are largess. Sometimes, (often times?) elected officials use them for their true purpose -- to ensure taxpayers in their district get some of their money back, especially when those voters might otherwise have a tough time with a project. Now Politico reports some of the Republicans are heading into the holidays with visions of crum
The City of Lubbock is launching a once-a-month, 30 minute news magazine-style show in February, hosted by City Manager Lee Ann Dumbauld.
"Let Me Speak to the Manager" will answer questions from residents and highlight city projects, according to a city statement. Dumbauld and other city employees will field the questions and shoot from the site of the projects, where needed.
"We'll provide a view of the project that cannot be explained in words alone," Dumbauld said in the statement.
Lubbock's not alone in Texas testing new approaches to homelessness within its city limits.