By Patrick Svitek, Republican John Lujan has won the special election runoff for Texas House District 118, flipping the Democratic-friendly seat in San Antonio. The victory by Lujan gives Republicans an early win in their drive to make new inroads in South Texas after President Joe Biden underperformed there last year.
Written by Texas Tribune on Nov 3 2021 - 11:43am
Written by Texas Tribune on Sep 20 2021 - 11:46am
In theory, the 2021 cycle of redistricting is about revising district boundaries to evenly distribute Texas’ fast-growing population and ensure voters have fair representation. But with the mapmaking in the hands of politicians, and their individual electoral survival at stake, redistricting has also become an exercise in political rigging. The state Senate released its first proposed map on Saturday and the special legislative session in which redistricting will be featured formally begins Monday.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Oct 22 2018 - 6:52pm
Scroll down to replay full video: Leaders from COPS/Metro, a coalition of churches, schools and unions, asked candidates for Congress and the Texas Legislature to support the coalition’s agenda on issues from public school funding and predatory lending to immigration and workforce development during its General Election Accountability Session Oct. 16, 2018 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in the San Antonio suburb of Helotes.
Written by Texas Tribune on Dec 19 2017 - 3:31pm
by Patrick Svitek, The Texas Tribune Ruth Jones McClendon, the former longtime state representative from San Antonio, has died. She was 74. State Rep. Barbara Gervin-Hawkins, McClendon's successor, said she died this morning at her home in San Antonio.
Written by Texas Tribune on Mar 20 2017 - 2:02pm
by Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune March 17, 2017 For weeks, it’s been clear that the Texas “bathroom bill” would face a less-than-friendly reception in the Texas House.