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Delicia Herrera (left), a former member of the San Antonio City Council, and former Bexar County prosecutor Ina Minjarez (right) are on the ballot Tuesday in the runoff to replace Jose Menendez, now a state senator. The San Antonio Democrat vacated his seat in House District 124.
Delicia Herrera (left), a former member of the San Antonio City Council, and former Bexar County prosecutor Ina Minjarez (right) are on the ballot Tuesday in the runoff to replace Jose Menendez, now a state senator. The San Antonio Democrat vacated his seat in House District 124.

Minjarez Wins Runoff for Old Menéndez Seat

Former Bexar County prosecutor Ina Minjarez is set to become the next representative from House District 124. With all precincts reporting late Tuesday, she won a runoff for the seat on San Antonio's West Side.

Delicia Herrera (left), a former member of the San Antonio City Council, and former Bexar County prosecutor Ina Minjarez (right) are on the ballot Tuesday in the runoff to replace Jose Menendez, now a state senator. The San Antonio Democrat vacated his seat in House District 124.
Delicia Herrera (left), a former member of the San Antonio City Council, and former Bexar County prosecutor Ina Minjarez (right) are on the ballot Tuesday in the runoff to replace Jose Menendez, now a state senator. The San Antonio Democrat vacated his seat in House District 124.

Two Democrats Face Off to Fill Legislature's Last Seat

Voters head to the polls Tuesday in Bexar County to chose between two Democrats in the second round of the race to replace former state Rep. Jose Menéndez, D-San Antonio.

Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner Kyle Janek asks questions during the first public hearing of the Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response at the Texas Capitol on Oct. 23, 2014.
Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner Kyle Janek asks questions during the first public hearing of the Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response at the Texas Capitol on Oct. 23, 2014.

The Brief: New Report Finds More Problems in 21CT Deal

A state auditor's report that looked into the controversial no-bid fraud detection software contract awarded to the technology firm 21CT revealed "operational defects" in how the state's health and human services agency awards contracts.

State Reps. José Menéndez (left) and Trey Martinez Fischer, both Democrats from San Antonio, are seeking the Texas Senate seat vacated by Leticia Van de Putte, who is running for mayor of San Antonio.
State Reps. José Menéndez (left) and Trey Martinez Fischer, both Democrats from San Antonio, are seeking the Texas Senate seat vacated by Leticia Van de Putte, who is running for mayor of San Antonio.

Analysis: The "GOP" Strikes Back

State Rep. José Menéndez, D-San Antonio, is on his way to the Texas Senate, thanks in part to the "gringos y otros pendejos" derided last summer by his opponent and House colleague, Trey Martinez Fischer.

State Reps. José Menéndez (left) and Trey Martinez Fischer, both Democrats from San Antonio, are seeking the Texas Senate seat vacated by Leticia Van de Putte, who is running for mayor of San Antonio.
State Reps. José Menéndez (left) and Trey Martinez Fischer, both Democrats from San Antonio, are seeking the Texas Senate seat vacated by Leticia Van de Putte, who is running for mayor of San Antonio.

San Antonio Mayor's Race Could Spark Political Shuffle

State Reps. Trey Martinez Fischer and José Menéndez both said Monday they will consider running for Leticia Van de Putte’s seat in the Texas Senate if she leaves it behind for the top spot in San Antonio.