U.S. Rep. Mike McCaul's decision not to run for the U.S. Senate means he won't be testing one of the truisms of Texas politics: A seat in the Texas congressional delegation is a lousy launching pad for statewide office.Full Story
Harris County officials may have jumped the gun when they included instructions on enforcing the state’s new voter ID law in a training manual. The legislation, which passed in the spring legislative session, requires voters to show a photo ID but does not take effect until Jan. 1. Election judges receiving training in Houston were confused by the information directing them to require anyone who shows up to vote to provide photo identification. Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart acknowledged the error and said it had been corrected.