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KATY (Covering Katy News) - All three incumbents on the Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees whose terms are expiring are running for re-election, and one of them has drawn an opponent on the first day of the filing period.
FORT BEND COUNTY (Covering Katy News) - Fort Bend Precinct 3 County Commissioner Andy Meyers announced Tuesday that he's been endorsed for re-election by former Fort Bend County Judge Robert Hebert and his wife, longtime Fort Bend Republican precinct chair Pat Hebert.
CITY OF KATY (Covering Katy News) - Katy City Council Member-at-Large Chris Harris, Ward A Council Member Janet Corte, and Ward B Council Member Durran Dowdle are all up for re-election this spring. Harris and Corte were both elected to their first terms in office in 2018. Both said Monday t…
SUGAR LAND (Covering Katy News) - Republican Pierce Bush is running for Texas Congressional District 22. It’s a seat that is being vacated by Republican Pete Olson and a seat that the Democratic Party believes it can capture due to the changing demographics in Fort Bend County.
PEARLAND (Covering Katy News) – Republican Congressional Candidate Greg Hill is announcing a lengthy endorsement list from nearly 50 local elected officials and community leaders in Brazoria County.
HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) – Wesley Hunt, combat veteran and Republican candidate for Congress in the 7th District, released his first television advertisement Tuesday. It is titled Duty and highlights his service record and commitment to conservative values. Hunt is running against Democr…
FORT BEND COUNTY (Texas Tribune) - The battleground race for a Texas House seat in the Houston suburbs is heating up as a national Democratic group launches TV ads highlighting past allegations that the Republican candidate mistreated his children.
DALLAS (Covering Katy News) - Royce West, the Democratic Party candidate who hopes to replace longtime Republican Senator John Cornyn issued a statement Friday that is critical of President Trump's drone strike that killed an Iranian military leader who is linked to the murder of hundreds of…
FORT BEND COUNTY (Covering Katy News) - Early voting in the House District 28 special election will be held Jan. 21 - 24. Voters will pick the successor to Republican John Zerwas who represented the northwest Fort Bend County district until last fall when he resigned to take a position with …
AUSTIN (Texas Tribune) - Republican Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush failed to disclose his ties to at least 11 companies, including a Cayman Islands-based oil and gas firm that did business with a state fund he helps oversee, records obtained by The Texas Tribune show.
AUSTIN (Texas Tribune) - For years, state Sen. Royce West (D-Dallas) has raked in millions in legal fees representing governmental entities such as the Dallas and Houston independent school districts, metropolitan transportation agencies and major Texas cities, sparking criticism that he is …
Weeks after dropping out of the presidential race, Beto O'Rourke has launched a new political group to boost Texas Democrats in the 2020 election.
WASHINGTON (Covering Katy News) - Rep. Pete Olson of the 22nd Congressional District of Texas issued the following statement after voting against the House Democrats’ Articles of Impeachment against President Trump.
WASHINGTON (Covering Katy News) – In a party line vote the United States House of Representatives voted to Impeach President Donald Trump on Wednesday.
This story was updated at 1:45 p.m. Friday Dec. 20. Representative Fletcher's office provided a longer statement to Covering Katy News than was originally posted on Thursday. The longer version is below in italics.
WASHINGTON — Texans serving in the U.S. House moved in a party-line vote to impeach President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, the third time in the nation's history the chamber took such action.
KATY (Covering Katy News) - The Democrat controlled United States House of Representatives is expected to vote to impeach President Trump later this week, and Republican Texas Senator John Cornyn believes there will be a much different trial and outcome in the Senate.
FORT BEND COUNTY (Texas Tribune) - As far as falls from grace in Texas politics go, state Rep. Rick Miller’s was about as fast as they come.
WASHINGTON (Texas Tribune) - U.S. Rep. Kay Granger, R-Fort Worth, was in Congress for over a decade before she narrowly won a bid to become the top Republican on the powerful House Appropriations Committee last year.
KATY (Covering Katy News) - Republican Wendy Duncan has officially filed to challenge incumbent Andy Meyers in the GOP primary for Fort Bend County Precinct 3 Commissioner.
SUGAR LAND (Covering Katy News) - Fort Bend County businesswoman Kathaleen Wall has filed her paperwork with the Republican Party of Texas to have her name placed on the March 3, 2020 primary ballot to replace retiring Congressman Peter Olson (R-TX) in Congressional District 22.
KATY (Covering Katy News) - Republican Katy businesswoman Angelica Garcia may be new to politics but she's already received the endorsement of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott in her primary race for Texas House District 132, which represents portions of the Katy and Cypress areas.
After U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry proposed political backer Michael Bleyzer as an adviser to Ukraine’s president, the Houston man and a former University of Texas System regent “secured a potentially lucrative” energy deal from the Ukrainian government, the Associated Press reported Monday.
KATY (Covering Katy New) - State Representative Gina Calanni (D-Katy) filed for re-election to Texas House Distrct 132 on Sunday. The filing took place at the Harris County Democratic Party office with her three sons and her re-election team by her side.
HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) – Precinct 5 Constable Ted Heap formally filed for a second term Saturday. Heap's office protects neighborhoods in west, northwest and southwest Harris County.
KATY (Covering Katy News) – Former State Representative Mike Schofield has officially filed to run for Texas House District 132, the district he represented from 2015 to 2019.
HARRIS COUNTY (Texas Tribune) - A last-minute change in how votes were counted threw Harris County into an electoral muddle Tuesday, causing nearly 12-hour delays in results for the closely watched mayor's race and a raft of state constitutional amendments.
DES MOINES (Texas Tribune) — Hours before Beto O'Rourke quit the presidential race Friday evening, his supporters were taking part in the boisterous "sign wars" here outside the Wells Fargo Arena ahead of the season's biggest Democratic gathering.
KATY (Covering Katy News) - On the same night that the Astros played in game one of the World Series a room full of local residents felt selecting our next state representative was more important than seeing the first pitch against the Washington Nationals. The 5 - 7 p.m. Monday night candid…
FORT BEND COUNTY (Covering Katy News) - Fort Bend County Precinct 4 Constable Trever Nehls will not seek a third term and appears to be setting the stage for a run for sheriff of Fort Bend County Sheriff.
Congressman Pete Olson (R-TX) submitted the following letter to the editor exclusively to Covering Katy News and Covering Fort Bend News. Olson is a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee which has been working to address the high prices of prescription drugs.
SAN ANTONIO (Texas Tribune) - Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro from San Antonio is threatening to end his campaign if he does not raise $800,000 by the end of the month, saying he is in "dire need of financial resources to keep going."
KATY/HARRIS COUNTY (Covering Katy News) - If you have business with Congressman Michael McCaul, R-TX, you'll find his office in a new location. He recently relocated to an office condominium at 1526 Katy Gap Road, Suite 803, Katy, TX 77494.
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke said religious institutions should be stripped of their tax-exempt status if they oppose same-sex marriage, a position that sparked swift and fierce criticism from social conservatives.
RICHMOND (Covering Katy News) - Sheriff Troy Nehls has not officially announced that he's running for Congress but he has a campaign treasurer, an exploratory committee and has announced that he's raised more than $100 thousand dollars for a congressional bid.
KATY (Covering Katy News) - Mike Schofield, R-Katy, officially announced on Tuesday night that he is running for State Representative in Texas House District 132 representing a portion of the Katy and Cypress areas of Harris County. It's a seat that he held for two terms until he was defeate…
FORT BEND COUNTY (Covering Fort Bend News) - Carl Douglas Haggard, a former assistant district attorney and former chief prosecutor for Harris County and the founder of the Haggard Law Firm, has announced his candidacy for the Republican Primary for Texas Congressional District 22. Current R…
KATY (Covering Katy News) - State Representative Gina Calanni (D-Katy) is inviting the public to her Back-to-School Education Town Hall, which will be held on the campus of Houston Community College, Thursday, September 26th, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at 1550 Foxlake Dr, Houston. The meeting will be…
HOUSTON – President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi showed off their growing friendship Sunday, just miles away from one of the largest Indian American communities in the state.
HOUSTON (Texas Tribune) — Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro aggressively challenged Joe Biden — a fellow former Obama administration official — on the debate stage here Thursday, seeming to question the former vice president’s memory and saying he was not fulfilling former Pres…
KATY (Covering Katy News) - State Representative John Zerwas will be the featured speaker at the next Barker Flood Prevention community engagement meeting. The flood prevention group is headed by Republican Wendy Duncan who is running against incumbent Republican Andy Meyers in the GOP Prima…
FORT BEND COUNTY (Covering Fort Bend News/Covering Katy News) - Dr. Eliz Markowitz, candidate for Texas House District 28, is heading into the special election having earned the support of city, county, and regional organizations. The Fort Bend County Young Democrats, the Katy Area Democrats…
Allen West, a former congressman from Florida, announced Thursday he is running for Texas GOP chair, challenging current party leader James Dickey for the position.
Beginning in June, thousands of voters across the country saw a fundraising plea in the form of a Facebook ad from the president’s official social media page. It described how the “fake news media” would bolster Donald Trump’s reelection bid.
DETROIT (Texas Tribune) — Former U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke registered a subdued performance in his second debate outing as a presidential candidate — a stabilization from his stumbles during last month's debate in Miami.
WASHINGTON (Covering Katy News) - Rep. Pete Olson (R-Texas) will not be seeking re-election to his 22nd District of Texas seat in the United States Congress in 2020.