Aledo, TXThe Community News

Council calls for special election

The Aledo City Council voted unanimously to call for a special election and place a home rule charter proposition on the Nov. 2 ballot at its regular meeting on July 22. Under Home Rule, the city would have more flexibility to adopt its own rules in addition to state legislation, allowing citizens more control over local government.
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Texas StateFort Worth Star-Telegram

Ted Cruz and other Texas Republicans, you sure give us a head-scratcher on the election

Republicans have again shown us who they are. They filibustered a Jan. 6 investigation by a committee evenly divided between Republicans and Democrats (which would have included their ability to veto any subpoenas). Now, after cynically appointing likely material witnesses to the select committee (whom they knew would be rejected), they have decided to simply abandon it.
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GOP's Jake Ellzey wins U.S. House seat over Trump-backed rival

ARLINGTON, Texas — Republican Jake Ellzey of Texas won a U.S. House seat on Tuesday night over rival backed by Donald Trump, dealing the former president a defeat in a test of his endorsement power since leaving office. Ellzey’s come-from-behind victory over Republican Susan Wright, the widow of the late...
Texas StateFort Worth Star-Telegram

Election updates: Ellzey leads Wright for Texas congressional seat

Jake Ellzey had an early lead over Susan Wright as the two Republicans bid to fill the North Texas congressional seat of late U.S. Rep. Ron Wright. Susan Wright, Ron Wright’s widow, and Ellzey, a state representative, received the most votes in a May 1 special election that drew 23 candidates. With unofficial early voting totals in for Tarrant County and Ellis County in on Tuesday, Ellzey had 53.4% of the votes to Wright’s 46.6%. The Texas Secretary of State’s office was not yet reporting early voting totals for Navarro County as of 7:10 p.m.
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Fort Worth, TXnews4sanantonio.com

Jake Ellzey projected to win runoff for Fort Worth-area congressional seat

*Editor's note* This story's headline was edited for length. "In a major upset against a candidate backed by Donald Trump, Jake Ellzey projected to win runoff for Fort Worth-area congressional seat" was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues.
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Will Trump's endorsement in Texas races still hold influence?

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HHS’ Wiginton voted THSCA president-elect

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