Tribpedia: Ronnie Earle

Ronnie Earle is a former Travis County District Attorney. He held the office from 1976 until his retirement at the end of 2008. A Democrat, he made national headlines in 2005 when he filed campaign finance fraud charges against U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.

In addition to his investigations into political corruption as district attorney, Earle also argued ...

Democrat Linda Chavez-Thompson on January 4, 2010
Democrat Linda Chavez-Thompson on January 4, 2010

Lt. Gov: Chavez-Thompson Grabs Early Lead

Linda Chavez-Thompson announces victory over Ronnie Earle and Marc Katz in the race for the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor. The winner of that contest will face incumbent Republican David Dewhurst in November.

Screengrab from Ronnie Earle's YouTube introduction video.
Screengrab from Ronnie Earle's YouTube introduction video.

Ronnie Earle's Not So Viral Campaign Video

Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor Ronnie Earle is using online video to introduce himself to more Texans, but his first foray isn't likely to go viral.

Democrat Linda Chavez-Thompson on January 4, 2010
Democrat Linda Chavez-Thompson on January 4, 2010

Democrat Linda Chavez-Thompson Joins Lt. Gov Race

She was born into a family of eight children near Lubbock, worked on cotton fields in her teens and later became a Hispanic labor leader. Now she's running for lieutenant governor. We've packaged resources (in various media platforms) on the latest entrant to the race.

The Political Window Is About to Close

The political window is about to close: Today's the last day to become a candidate in the 2010 state elections. What we know so far is that the ballot will have a fireworks show at the top, with contested and well-financed gubernatorial primaries on both sides. A couple of statewide Democratic races will be competitive, but with incumbents seeking reelection on the Republican side, there's little action there.

Candidates for Lieutenant Governor Line Up

David Dewhurst will seek reelection on the Republican side, effectively ending that party's primary for lieutenant governor. But the Democrats are still stirring the pot. Ronnie Earle, the former Travis County DA is in. As of earlier today, Austin restauranteur Marc Katz is in. Will Linda Chavez-Thompson sign up?

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of Dec 21, 2009

Roll your own political videos ... interactive travel maps of your federal and state legislators ... scary movies, to keep the kids out of the border's scary drug wars ... puttting dropouts back in class ... rates squeezing families out of home health care ... how many lobby and trade associations do teachers in Texas need? ... enjoying the silence before an expected two-month siege of political advertising ... the dean of Texas political writers gets shut out of the gubernatorial debates ... and we have an interactive database of the state's best and worst public schools. The best of our best for a short news week, from December 19 to 26, 2009.