Tribpedia: Pete Gallego

Trump Haunts Hurd, Gallego Congressional Rematch

Former U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego (left) was ousted by Republican Will Hurd, right, in the 2014 CD-23 contest.
Former U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego (left) was ousted by Republican Will Hurd, right, in the 2014 CD-23 contest.

Facing off again in the state's only competitive congressional race, former U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego hopes strong turnout from Hispanics angered by Donald Trump will help him reclaim the 23rd district seat from Republican Will Hurd. No incumbent has won re-election in the sprawling district in eight years.

Former U.S.Rep. Pete Gallego of Alpine visits the Texas House on Mar. 25, 2015. Gallego is running again for the House seat now occupied by U.S. Rep. Will Hurd.
Former U.S.Rep. Pete Gallego of Alpine visits the Texas House on Mar. 25, 2015. Gallego is running again for the House seat now occupied by U.S. Rep. Will Hurd.

Trump-Gallego Voters? They're Out There, Gallego Says

As Pete Gallego campaigns to take back his seat in Texas' 23rd congressional district, the Alpine Democrat says he is discovering a unique kind of voter backing him and GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump.

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.

This is a photo of one of two $2800 chairs ordered by Jack Stick's office when he was deputy inspector general. The chairs which resemble the ones used in the Texas Legislature committee hearing rooms, were discovered after the resignations of Stick, and Doug Wilson, inspector general.
This is a photo of one of two $2800 chairs ordered by Jack Stick's office when he was deputy inspector general. The chairs which resemble the ones used in the Texas Legislature committee hearing rooms, were discovered after the resignations of Stick, and Doug Wilson, inspector general.

The Brief: Senators Suggest 21CT Contract Points to Larger Problems

The ability of Austin tech firm 21CT to secure a $20 million Medicaid fraud software contract through a no-bid program run by the state's Department of Information Resources drew intense scrutiny from Senate budget writers on Tuesday.