A federal judge had ordered the state to give voters a chance to resolve signature questions in time for their ballots to be counted. Now that won't happen unless counties do it voluntarily.
A longstanding Rusk County tax may be challenged if a Kilgore man is elected to the Rusk County Countywide School Board after the Nov. 3 election.
In both Gregg and Smith counties, early voting for the November election continues at a strong and steady pace, with thousands of residents coming out each day to cast their ballots.
Incumbent Republican State Sen. Bryan Hughes and Democratic challenger Audrey Spanko say they’re ready to fight for East Texans at the statehouse.
Long lines were common Tuesday at Gregg County’s 10 polling locations on the first day of early voting, with officials reporting turnout that eclipsed 2016 and 2018.
PLANO — As parishioners at the evangelical church in the Dallas suburbs gathered for Sunday services, they walked past two tables of voter guides and sample ballots in the lobby, with signs reading: “Your vote. Your voice. Your values.”
AUSTIN — A federal judge in Texas on Friday halted Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s order that shuttered dozens of mail ballot drop-off sites weeks before November’s election, authorizing only one for every county no matter the size.
Two candidates running for Place 4 on the White Oak City Council say they want to give back to their community through service.
TYLER — Mike Collier, a senior adviser with the Biden-Harris campaign, met with a number of East Texas organizations and residents Monday in Tyler as part of his efforts to “make sure Biden’s message, his policy, makes it here so that folks can make an informed decision.”
Candidates for the Longview City Council District 3 seat met Monday night in a forum, and they focused largely on economic development and revitalization efforts in the part of the city.
As civil rights and voter advocacy groups filed a federal lawsuit seeking to block an order by Gov. Greg Abbott that reduced the number of drop-off locations for mail ballots, elections officials said the order won’t have an impact in the Longview area.
The beginning of October brings an important date for potential voters. The last day to register to cast a ballot in the Nov. 3 election is Monday.
Election websites in Upshur and Panola counties are among 80 in the state named in a federal complaint filed earlier this month by the nonprofit group Disability Rights Texas.
A Gregg County commissioner charged with election fraud will continue to serve on the court while his case works its way through the judicial system.
WASHINGTON — In his latest warning about the dangers of mass mail-in voting, Attorney General William Barr pointed to a case in Texas that he said highlighted the risk of fraud.
TYLER — A small group of people listening to Hank Gilbert of Tyler, a Democrat running for Congress against incumbent U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, felt they were attacked Sunday by a large crowd with Trump signs and shirts. There was also criticism against the way the Tyler Police Depar…
Candidates who prevailed in the Republican primary runoff elections Tuesday in Upshur and Rusk counties cited running good campaigns and support from voters as the reasons for their victories.
The gathering of 6,000 delegates in Houston today might have gotten canceled, but the Republican Party of Texas will continue with plans for its state convention — virtually, gathering at home and in small groups in places like the Summit Club in Longview.
Come January, Rusk County residents will be able to say there’s a new sheriff in town.
Upshur County residents will have new Republicans representing them as both Pct. 3 commissioner and Pct. 4 constable, according to unofficial runoff election results released Tuesday evening.
MJ Hegar was holding a single-digit lead over Royce West on Tuesday night in the Democratic primary runoff for U.S. Senate, while Chrysta Castañeda appeared to hold a commanding lead over opponent Roberto R.”Beto” Alonzo in the race to see who will be the party's candidate in the November race for Texas Railroad Commission.
Turnout for early voting that ended Friday for the upcoming runoff elections varied throughout the Longview area, depending on how many candidates were on the ballot.
The Harrison County GOP has joined Ector County in passing a censure resolution against Gov. Greg Abbott to be presented at the upcoming Republican Party state convention in Houston.
Just 330 Gregg County voters cast ballots in the first five days of early voting for the state’s primary runoff election that continues through Friday.
KILGORE — With only days until the polls open, Rusk County voters gathered Thursday evening at Forest Home Baptist Church in Kilgore to hear from candidates in three runoff elections.
KILGORE — Candidates for the upcoming Rusk County Republican primary runoffs will take part in a forum from 6 to 8 tonight at Forest Home Baptist Church in Kilgore.
JEFFERSON — Ed Baird, the only candidate running for Marion County Pct. 1 constable in the November election, has been appointed to the interim post through January.
Texans who want to vote in the July 14 primary runoff election have until Monday to register if they have not already done so, but Republican voters in three area counties can sit this one out.
JEFFERSON — The Democratic contender for Marion County sheriff says the recent appointment of his Republican opponent as interim sheriff was not only unfair to him, but also to the county’s voters.
Marion County Democratic Party Chairman, Ricky Harrington, is speaking out on the recent appointment of GOP sheriff candidate, David Capps, as the county’s new interim sheriff.
One Facebook post falsely claimed the killing of George Floyd in police custody last month was a “staged event,” meant to rile up opposition to President Donald Trump. Another showed a quote from Martin Luther King Jr. next to a banana — an established racist trope.
The two remaining Democrats vying for a U.S. Senate seat in Texas called for comprehensive reforms to address police brutality and racial inequality in a debate Saturday that featured little disagreement on the issues and in which both candidates focused their attacks on Republican incumbent…
Colin Powell, a former secretary of state and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Sunday that he would vote for Joe Biden in November because President Donald Trump has “drifted away” from the Constitution, is a chronic liar and is “dangerous to our country.”
Atlanta Mayor Travis Ransom has announced his candidacy to seek the congressional seat previously held by U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Heath.
For state Sen. Bryan Hughes and his colleagues, this was supposed to be a relatively calm time, but the three senators from East Texas are busy dealing with COVID-19 issues.
A coalition of voters and civil rights groups opened a new front Monday in the legal wars over mail-in voting in Texas during the new coronavirus pandemic.
TYLER — Hank Gilbert, who is challenging U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, for the East Texas seat in Congress, outlined his plan to reopen Texas in a Monday call with reporters.
Donald Trump would beat Joe Biden by five points in Texas if the presidential race were held now, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.
The COVID-19 pandemic is leading to a first for Longview city government: A special-called City Council meeting Monday will be conducted via telephone.