Tribpedia: Sergio Muñoz Jr

Texas Bikers Know How to Be Heard at Capitol

Bikers from all over Texas came to the Capitol to lobby their representatives for their causes, Jan. 26, 2015.
Bikers from all over Texas came to the Capitol to lobby their representatives for their causes, Jan. 26, 2015.

More than a thousand Texas bikers descended on the Capitol Monday to present lawmakers with their legislative agenda for this session. Not surprisingly, they want looser traffic laws for motorcyclists.  

State Rep. Will Hartnett (r), R-Dallas, listens to a question from the back mike as State Rep. Rene' Oliveira (l), D-Brownsville, waits on May 6, 2011.
State Rep. Will Hartnett (r), R-Dallas, listens to a question from the back mike as State Rep. Rene' Oliveira (l), D-Brownsville, waits on May 6, 2011.

Campaign Chatter

A handful of Texas House members who say they're leaving — either getting out or trying to move into other posts — top this week's roundup of campaign news.

Lists: Runoffs and Outright Winners

Despite their best efforts, several of Tuesday’s candidates couldn’t pull off the needed majority vote to avoid a runoff six weeks from now on April 13. Meanwhile, some voters already know who’s going to the Legislature to represent them in 2011, because the victors face no general election opponents.

Sergio Muñoz and Sandra Rodriguez
Sergio Muñoz and Sandra Rodriguez

Primary Color: HD-36

Embattled state Rep. Ismael “Kino” Flores is quitting, and two Democrats are vying to replace him in one of the state's poorest and least-educated districts — where old-school border politics rule, where no Republicans bothered to file for the general election. After all, this is the Rio Grande Valley.