With early voting in the November local elections underway, politicking has picked up in local races.
Local state Rep. Greg Bonnen's proposal for using Texas' allocation of American Rescue Plan Act includes making a $2 billion fund for state universities.
The federal government is using the story of a Galveston resident, relayed through an Oklahoma doctor, to argue that Senate Bill 8 should be blocked.
People voting in November's local elections don't have to worry about learning new rules on the fly, Galveston County Clerk Dwight Sullivan said.
It doesn't appear that a local representative's bill to fund border security will get additional funding from Galveston County's commitment to fund a border barrier.
Santa Fe will hold a referendum about whether to remove Mayor Jason Tabor from office after a resident successfully gathered enough petition signatures to force a recall vote.
Local ballots are looking pretty sparse for the Nov. 2 contests. But there are still a few days left to join in the races in some cities.
Weber announced his support for a bill that would end mask requirements that have kept faces covered on planes and buses and in airport and cruise ship terminals.
Plus, Juneteeth will be a holiday for Galveston County workers in 2022, but another holiday might be on the chopping block.
A former mayoral candidate, a short-term rental advocate and a public school teacher are the candidates vying to fill Galveston’s vacant council seat in a special election in August.
Galveston County commissioners would have to come up with a way to pick a replacement county judge if Mark Henry decides to seek higher office.