2010: Running Lite

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?

2010: Corte Adjourns

Rep. Frank Corte Jr., R-San Antonio, became the sixth eighth member of the Texas House to say he won't seek reelection next year. He says he doesn't have specific plans, and adds that he's not endorsing any would-be successor.

2010: On the Road Again

Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison has laid out her vision for the future of transportation in Texas.

2010: Earle Explains

Most money was on a run for governor or attorney general, but — as you’ll hear — Ronnie Earle wants to be a part of the legislative process and thinks the Lite Guv position suits him best.

2010: Shapleigh Sitting Out

Putting to rest rumors about his future plans, state Sen. Eliot Shapleigh told the El Paso Times today that he plans not to run for any elective office in 2010.

2010: Re-Meet Team Shami

Ladies and gentlemen, meet the new staffers on the Farouk Shami for Governor campaign.

2010: Ronnie Earle Files for Lite Guv

The former Travis County District Attorney was expected to file for some statewide race, though precisely which one has been something of a mystery. Mystery solved.

2010: Changing Horses

Three Democratic legislators who came out early for Fort Worth's Tom Schieffer in the race for governor say they'll go with Houston Mayor Bill White, who entered the race as Schieffer exited. 

2010: Newsweek Calls the Governor's Race

Newsweek has done its best Carnac the Magnificent impression and divined that the ultimate victor in the race to be the next governor of Texas will be...drumroll please...

2010: Is Seven Enough for Isett?

Rep. Carl Isett, R-Lubbock, has his hometown buzzing with rumors that he won't seek an eighth term in the Texas House. Isett didn't return calls and texts to confirm, and his office said simply that he'll have an announcement on Friday.

Sign Up for The Brief

Our daily news summary