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Chambers defeats Lee for county judge bid

Chambers defeats Lee for county judge bid

By Kathryn Jones Editor Somervell County voters chose Danny Chambers over challenger Jerry Lee in the Republican primary runoff for county judge. Since there’s no Democratic challenger in November, Chambers…

May 10 election results

May 10 election results

Here are the results from the May 10 election: Hospital_District_Election_5-10-14 Water_District_Election_5-10-14 School_District_Election_5-10-14…

Ag commissioner candidate Kinky Friedman speaks to Tarleton public radio Sunday

Ag commissioner candidate Kinky Friedman speaks to Tarleton public radio Sunday

Special to the Current Texas humorist, musician, author and political candidate Kinky Friedman will appear this Sunday on the Cross Timbers Ag Show, a product of KTRL-FM 90.5 Tarleton State…

Abolishing property taxes: A big idea that comes with a big price tag

Abolishing property taxes: A big idea that comes with a big price tag

http://www.texastribune.org/2014/03/28/big-idea-big-price-tag/ By Ross Ramsey Texas Tribune Property taxes are easy to hate, and Texas property taxes are high enough to turn this civic irritation into a full-blown political issue. So…

County totals for state runoff candidates

County totals for state runoff candidates

View interactive data and download raw county-by-county data at http://www.texastribune.org/2014/03/07/where-the-votes-landed/ By Kathryn Jones Editor Of all the statewide candidates in the May runoff, the one to draw the highest percentage of…

Chambers, Lee headed to runoff for county judge; primary results posted

Chambers, Lee headed to runoff for county judge; primary results posted

Following are the uncavassed results in the March 4 primary for contested races. All county races were in the Republican Party primary. The top two candidates will face each other…

County candidates’ campaign finances disclosed

County candidates’ campaign finances disclosed

  By Kathryn Jones Editor The high-stakes race for Somervell County judge is attracting the biggest bucks from political contributors, campaign finance records show. Not surprisingly, compared with other local…

George P. Bush supports audit of land agency he wants to lead

George P. Bush supports audit of land agency he wants to lead

By Rachel Peoples Texan News Service Texas Land Commissioner candidate George P. Bush wants a third-party audit of the agency he hopes to lead and said the state needs to…

Texas Tribune posts campaign finance database

Texas Tribune posts campaign finance database

Using data provided by the Texas Ethics Commission, the Texas Tribune has built a new interface for interacting with campaign finance data dating back to 2000 and continuing up to the last filing…

Could earthquakes shake up the race for railroad commissioner?

Could earthquakes shake up the race for railroad commissioner?

By Mose Buchele KUT News/StateImpact http://stateimpact.npr.org/texas/2014/02/19/could-earthquakes-shake-up-the-race-for-railroad-commission/ Scientists have known that man can create earthquakes by injecting fluids into the ground for decades. But if you listen to the people campaigning to…

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