Posted: 09/06/2013 - A federal court has ordered Texas to use political maps drawn by the Legislature this year for holding the 2014 elections, but only on an interim basis.
Updated: 08/09/2013 - Local U.S. Congressman Bill Flores (R-District 12) of Bryan will hold two town meetings in September to discuss issues with his constituents. In a press release, his staff says that Flores will give a presentation on the work Flores is doing in Washington, D.C., as well as take questions and listen to concerns.
Updated: 07/26/2013 - Three cities in the area are set to hold municipal elections this November, with the filing period set to begin Saturday.
Posted: 07/09/2013 - The tallest skyscraper in downtown Dallas no longer has its famous green outline.
Updated: 11/11/2013 - Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid says a bipartisan agreement being offered on student loan interest rates is not an acceptable deal.
Updated: 11/11/2013 - States can't require voters to prove they are U.S. citizens before they can use a federal voter registration system designed to make it easier to sign up. That ruling comes today from the Supreme Court. It involves a requirement that was approved by Arizona voters. But four other states -- Alabama, Georgia, Kansas and Tennessee -- have similar requirements. And 12 other states are considering that type of legislation. By a vote of 7-2, the justices rejected the law forcing Arizona voters to document their citizenship in order to use the registration form produced under the federal "Motor Voter" law. An official with a Mexican-American advocacy group says the ruling means that states can't impose "burdensome paperwork requirements" on top of what federal law requires in order to vote. Arizona officials, though, have argued that they should be able to pass laws to stop illegal immigrants and other non-citizens from getting on their voting rolls. And Justice Clarence Thomas, writing the dissenting opinion, said states are allowed to determine the qualifications of voters in federal elections, which means they can determine whether voters meet those qualifications.
Updated: 06/06/2013 - Texas lawmakers are inviting the public to weigh-in on the state's political districts at hearings in Dallas and Austin.
Updated: 06/03/2013 - Actors Bradley Cooper and Glenn Close are among those gathering Monday at the White House for a conference on mental health, organized as part of President Barack Obama's response to last year's shooting massacre at a Connecticut elementary school.
Updated: 05/11/2013 - Residents of rural communities in the Brazos Valley are heading to the polls Saturday to elect city and school officials and decide bond issues.
Posted: 04/23/2013 - Congressman William H. “Bill” Flores, a 1976 Texas A&M graduate who has a long history of support for and service to his alma mater, including a term as chairman of the board of The Association of Former Students, will be Texas A&M’s spring commencement convocation speaker, announced University President R. Bowen Loftin.
Updated: 01/18/2013 - The Texas Tribune announced Monday the launch of its Lawmaker Explorer, available now on the nonprofit media organization’s website.
Posted: 11/07/2012 - Republicans have lost their 102-member supermajority in the Texas House, opening the door for Democrats to slow or block the majority's conservative agenda.
Updated: 11/07/2012 - A new, largely rural district in the Texas House of Representatives that includes part of Brazos and all of Robertson County will be represented by an area rancher.
Updated: 11/07/2012 - WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama rolled to re-election Tuesday night, vanquishing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney despite a weak economy that plagued his first term and put a crimp in the middle class dreams of millions. In victory, he confidently promised better days ahead.
Posted: 11/05/2012 - If you need a ride to place your vote on Tuesday, there is a free option in our area.