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The Galveston County Daily News: Politics

January 18, 2017


Wednesday 10/14/2015
Watch the replay of Daily News League City sales tax forum
Posted: October 14, 2015 - 5:45 pm

LEAGUE CITY — The Galveston County Daily News and our sibling publication The League City/Kemah Connection presented a forum on the upcoming 1/4-cent sales tax increase proposition that is on the November ballot.

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Friday 10/10/2014
Video: League City council candidates forum
Posted: October 10, 2014 - 12:11 pm

LEAGUE CITY — On October 8, The Daily News and the League City Chamber of Commerce presented a forum featuring the nine candidates running in four the contested city council races.

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Sunday 04/27/2014
Meet the candidates: Those running for office discuss the issues
Updated: February 23, 2015 - 6:34 pm

The Daily News invited candidates from contested races in the upcoming elections to participate in questionnaires, which were compiled largely from points that readers requested us to ask on their behalf.

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Thursday 03/20/2014
Video: Galveston council, mayoral forums
Updated: September 05, 2015 - 8:15 am

On March 19, the Galveston County Daily News presented election forums featuring the candidates for Galveston City Council and Galveston Mayor.

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Wednesday 03/05/2014
City announces May election ballot order
Posted: March 05, 2014 - 4:04 pm

GALVESTON — The city held a drawing this morning to determine how names will appear on the local election ballot on May 10.

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Monday 02/17/2014
Final Candidate Forum
Updated: February 17, 2014 - 4:11 pm

The Daily News was having its final candidate forum, beginning at 5:30 p.m. today at the jury assembly room of the Galveston County Justice Center, 600 59th St., in Galveston. Watch the live stream here.

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Wednesday 02/12/2014
VIDEO: Galveston County Daily News candidate forums
Updated: February 23, 2015 - 5:59 pm

On Feb. 6, the Galveston County Daily News hosted a forum featuring the candidates running for Galveston County Judge and County Court No. 2 and County Court No. 3.

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Thursday 02/06/2014
Election Forum
Updated: February 06, 2014 - 5:10 pm

Welcome to The Galveston County Daily News’ election forum. This is the first of four forums Galveston County’s largest media outlet will present to voters.

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Friday 11/15/2013
Audio of League City Councilmen's fight
Posted: November 15, 2013 - 8:15 pm

Following the dismissal of misdemeanor disorderly conduct charges against League City Councilmen Dennis OKeeffe and Dan Becker in a fistfight the two got into in City Hall, League City police on Friday released an audio recording of the incident.

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Friday 10/04/2013
Sen. Williams will not run in 2015
Posted: October 04, 2013 - 10:47 am

Another legislator who has long represented parts of Galveston County will forgo his position in 2015.

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Tuesday 07/09/2013
Eiland abortion amendment tabled
Updated: August 21, 2013 - 1:35 pm

State Rep. Craig Eiland, D-Galveston, was among the dozen or so state representatives that saw their amendments tabled during Tuesday’s House of Representatives Hearing on House Bill 2, an omnibus bill that would greatly effect Texas’s abortion laws.

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Friday 07/05/2013
Tommy Williams opts out of Comptroller’s race
Posted: July 05, 2013 - 3:00 pm

State Sen. Tommy Williams announced Wednesday that he will not run for state comptroller, ending an exploratory bid that began just over a month ago.

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Wednesday 06/26/2013
Williams played key role in Tuesday’s filibuster
Updated: August 21, 2013 - 5:53 pm

One local lawmaker played a key role in Tuesday’s dramatics the Texas Senate. State Sen. Tommy Williams, R-The Woodlands, was among the most visible Republicans who trying to derail Sen. Wendy Davis’ 13-hour filibuster of Senate Bill 5, which would have dramatically affected the laws governing abortion clinics in Texas.

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Wednesday 05/29/2013
Sen. Williams will explore run for Comptroller
Posted: May 29, 2013 - 4:30 pm

Along with the rest of the world, seemingly, state Sen. Tommy Williams, R-The Woodlands, will consider running for state comptroller in 2014.

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Tuesday 05/28/2013
Dupuy urged Murray to resign
Updated: June 05, 2013 - 12:29 am

A letter Judge Christopher Dupuy sent more than a year ago to Jason Murray urges the former Galveston County District Clerk to resign "with as much dignity and class that can be had."
 Dupuy's arrest last week on felony and misdemeanor charges follows Murray's in 2011. Both were swept into office during a 2010 Republican landslide.

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Saturday 04/27/2013
Meet the Candidates; Polling locations
Updated: May 06, 2013 - 11:45 am

Each election, The Daily News asks candidates in contested races to answer a series of questions submitted by the newspaper’s staff and readers.

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Thursday 12/13/2012
Anyone out there in support of the TRE? Anyone? Anyone?
Updated: May 24, 2016 - 1:27 pm

Usually in a contested election about taxes, you would expect to have vocal opposition and proponents on the issue. And, for the most part, there’s a lot of chatter for and against when it comes to the La Marque school district’s tax ratification election.

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