In HD-53's GOP Runoff, Debate Shifts Sharply

During the five-way race in the Republican primary to represent a 12-county Hill Country district in the Texas House, two candidates, Rob Henneke and Andrew Murr, largely focused on the state’s water policy and ensuring local control of decisions on education and infrastructure.

The two have advanced to the May 27 runoff to succeed state Rep. Harvey Hilderbran, R-Kerrville, who left the seat to run for state comptroller. But the conversation has shifted in this phase. Discussions about water, taxes and immigration have been somewhat overshadowed by provocative topics like Shariah law, the Islamic code of law derived ...

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