EDINBURG — Democrat Wendy Davis came out swinging against Republican Greg Abbott over classroom dollars and women in the first debate of the Texas governor’s race Friday night, but uncomfortably skirted whether she supported President Barack Obama.
Financial analyst and best-selling author Kevin Freeman will be the featured speaker at the Sept. 17 lunch meeting of the Denton Republican Women’s Club at El Guapo’s Restaurant, 419 S. Elm St. Freeman is expected to discuss the global economic state of affairs.
State Sen. Jane Nelson will be the keynote speaker at the Denton County Republican Party’s meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Denton County Elections Administration office, 701 Kimberly Drive, Suite A101. Nelson, R-Flower Mound, is expected to give an update on the upcoming elections and a legislative preview.
AUSTIN — Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry vowed Saturday to fight a criminal indictment in a defiant response that showed an old slice of swagger that he’s kept holstered lately while seeking to remake his image for a potential 2016 presidential run.
AUSTIN — A grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday for allegedly abusing the powers of his office by carrying out a threat to veto funding for state prosecutors investigating public corruption — making the possible 2016 presidential hopeful his state’s first indicted governor in nearly a century.
Incumbents Paul Johnson and J.W. Hand edge past challengers; Mike Oglesby beats Cynthia Mitchell by wide margin in Tuesday’s local Republican runoff elections.
Voters will return to the polls on May 27 to decide runoffs in the Republican and Democratic primaries.
Chris Watts handily defeated Jean Schaake and Donna Woodfork in a race for mayor, capturing about 61 percent of the vote in complete but unofficial returns.
Several incumbents in cities across Denton County were defeated in bids for re-election in elections that pushed voter turnout to levels not seen in recent years. Voters generally approved renewal of several sales tax proposals, however, in several towns across the area.
Election day is Saturday in municipal and school elections. Voters must vote at the location assigned to their precinct. If you do not know your precinct number, visit www.votedenton.com or call the Denton County elections office at 940-349-3200. Voting hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Three incumbents are facing four challengers in their bids to hold onto their seats on the Oak Point Town Council. Voters in Oak Point also will decide on a proposition on the ballot on whether to reauthorize a sales tax of one-fourth of 1 percent for street repairs and maintenance.
A veteran campaigner and a political newcomer are vying for a Denton City Council seat that represents north- and east-side neighborhoods, as well as a few neighborhoods on the west side of central Denton.