Executive Editor: Simon Nichols
Rising LoneStars® is committed to tracking Texas’ rising up-and-coming local government leaders and providing quality information, such as campaign finance documentation, salaries, and more.
About Rising Lonestars®
This site aggregates local city and county officials’ contact and election information in Texas’ major counties for political and policy professionals interested in the impacts of local government. Additionally, we collect news items that allow us to identify a non-partisan list of local government officials who take a consistent leadership role in public policy development. These are the Rising Lonestars®, or the “ones to watch,” from across the diverse state of Texas.
Our team compiles data on the county elected officials of the 35 largest counties in Texas.
City Council Members
Access our database to find up-to-date information on city council members for over 200 of Texas’ largest cities.
View contact and election information for school board officials from every ISD within Texas’ 34 largest counties.
Below is a constantly updating feed of local Texas news stories
- 22% pay bump for Texas district judges is too much – Dallas Morning Newson March 20, 2023 at 7:09 am
And locally, many district court judges in Dallas County still face huge backlogs in their dockets, an on-going problem that raises questions about …
- Common Council to vote on Mayor’s budget Monday | News | wktv.comon March 20, 2023 at 6:26 am
Utica, N.Y.– The clock is ticking for the Utica City Council to approve the mayor’s budget for the 2023-24 fiscal year.
- El Paso County Commissioners to discuss Union Plaza neighborhood – KDBCon March 20, 2023 at 3:47 am
El Paso, Texas( CBS4) — The El Paso County Commissioners could be stepping in to help preserve the buildings in the Union Plaza neighborhood.
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