Marjorie Kamys Cotera

This Texas lawmaker could finish his term from jail

State Rep. Ron Reynolds recently lost his appeal to a 2016 conviction of five misdemeanor ambulance-chasing charges. If his last effort to have his conviction overturned fails, the Missouri City Democrat faces a yearlong jail sentence. Reynolds would not be required to resign or end his re-election bid while in jail, according to state officials.

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The Brief: Texas has its field of candidates for the 2018 primaries, new pressure on Farenthold

The field for the 2018 elections crystallized Monday evening when Texas' month-long candidate filing period came to a relatively quiet close, and U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold is under more pressure after The New York Times published a report in which former staffers alleged the congressman bullied aides and had a volatile temper.

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