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April 2022 Top 10
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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.
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- Primary runoffs set with local, statewide races on ballots – Yahoo Newson May 22, 2022 at 4:05 pm
Brad Kellar, The Herald Banner, Greenville, Texas … runoff election includes the contest for County Commissioner Precinct 2 between Randy Strait …
- SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey Weighs In on NIL Debate – Sports Illustratedon May 22, 2022 at 3:53 pm
These comments from the SEC commissioner came a day before the viral conflict between Alabama head coach Nick Saban and Texas A&M’s Jimbo Fisher.
- A GOP power grab shatters 30 years of political progress for Black voters in Galveston Co.on May 22, 2022 at 3:40 pm
Photo by Annie Mulligan for The Texas Tribune. But the white Republican majority on the Galveston County’s commissioners court decided last …
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