Early Voting In Austin Starts

Early Voting In Austin Starts

Texas isn't quite done with election season yet. Early voting started today in Austin for several important runoff races. In the mayor's race, State Representative Celia Israel faces former mayor and state senator Kirk Watson. Israel came in first in the November...

A Conversation With Mihaela Plesa

A Conversation With Mihaela Plesa

Despite volunteering, protesting, and voting, after former President Donald Trump was elected in 2016, first-generation Romanian-American Mihaela Plesa said something told her it wasn’t enough.  So as one does, she dropped everything to be as civically engaged as...

Ted Cruz’s No Good, Very Bad Election

Ted Cruz’s No Good, Very Bad Election

In the leadup to the midterm elections, Ted Cruz promised a “red tsunami.” That prognostication turned out to be wrong. With the re-election of Senator Catherine Cortez Masto in Nevada, Democrats officially retained control of the Senate. There are still outstanding...

A Conversation With Lesley Briones

A Conversation With Lesley Briones

In a historic win, Harris County Commissioner-Elect Lesley Briones defeated Republican incumbent Jack Cagle, making her the first woman and Latina to be elected as Precinct 4 County Commissioner.  According to the latest voting count by the county elections,...

Election Takeaways

Election Takeaways

As the dust settles over a historic midterm election, statewide control in Texas remains firmly in the grip of Republicans. Here are some of the major headlines of what happened. Abbott and Company Cruised to Re-Election Polls showed that the race between O’Rourke and...

Election Day In Texas: Live Updates

Election Day In Texas: Live Updates

Polls in Texas closed at 7:00 p.m. However, all Harris County polling locations will stay open until 8:00 p.m. This follows a lawsuit from the Texas Organizing Project. El Paso, because it’s in the Mountain Time Zone, will also close then.  Follow along for...

Election Day: Local Races To Watch

Election Day: Local Races To Watch

We finally made it: today is Election Day. While many will be eagerly awaiting the results from statewide candidates and wondering if Texas will elect a Democrat to a top post for the first time in a generation, there’s a slew of important local and county races that...