Early voting begins Monday in state and county primary runoffs, including to decide a Democratic opponent on the November ballot in the race to replace U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert in Congress.
A New Diana ISD bond measure totaling $23.76 million was rejected Saturday by district voters.
Polls in Gregg County are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday for city and school elections.
Less than 3 percent of Gregg County’s registered voters had cast a ballot as of Friday afternoon during the first week of early voting in May 7 city and school elections.
Harrison County has been approved by the Secretary of State’s Office to continue using countywide voting.
Early voting begins Monday and continues through May 3 for city and school elections, with Election Day set May 7.
Three candidates are vying on the May ballot for the Longview District 5 City Council seat, which includes the Spring Hill area.
Candidates for Longview City Council and Gregg County commissioner talked about their priorities — and traded jabs — this week at two Longview forums.
Attorney Jose Sanchez leads two other candidates in political contributions in the Longview District 5 City Council race.
State and National Election News
LVIV, Ukraine — The western Ukrainian city of Lviv has been rocked by number of very loud explosions.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. authorities on Monday announced the discovery of a major drug smuggling tunnel on Mexico's border, running the length of a football field on U.S. soil to a warehouse in an industrial area.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday sided with Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas in his challenge to a provision of federal campaign finance law.
ATLANTA (AP) — The great vote-by-mail wave appears to be receding just as quickly as it arrived.
WASHINGTON — Final congressional approval of a $40 billion Ukraine aid bill seems certain within days, according to some lawmakers.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas woman sentenced to five years in prison for illegal voting after filling out a provisional ballot while on parole in 2016 won a key ruling Wednesday in her effort to have the conviction overturned.
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities arrested a Roman Catholic cardinal, a singer and two others on Wednesday on suspicion of colluding with foreign forces to endanger China's national security, reports said.
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Leonid Kravchuk, who led Ukraine to independence during the collapse of the Soviet Union and served as its first president, died Tuesday, Ukrainian officials said. He was 88.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington sought to portray a united front against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine Monday as President Joe Biden signed a bipartisan measure to reboot the World War II-era “lend-lease” program, which helped defeat Nazi Germany, to bolster Kyiv and Eastern European allies.
UNITED NATIONS -- The United Nations chief says he is “appalled” at the reported attack on a school in the Ukrainian town of Bilohorivka, where many people were apparently seeking shelter from fighting.