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.
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
- Midland County hopes to reopen courthouse Thursdayon February 2, 2023 at 12:51 pm
Midland County government closed its offices and the county courthouse the past three days because of inclement weather.
- COLUMN: Relationships are what make Texas work – Beaumont Enterpriseon February 2, 2023 at 12:30 pm
Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush and TXOGA President Todd … as well as Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick, PAISD Superintendent Mark …
- Judge denies motion to dismiss charges against former HPD officer Gerald Goines – KHOUon February 2, 2023 at 12:19 pm
A judge denied a motion filed by lawyers for Gerald Goines to dismiss the case against the former Houston Police Department officer.
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