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Hendrickson will not seek re-election as head of Denton County GOP
Denton County Republican Party Chairwoman Lisa Hendrickson said she does not plan to run for re-election in 2018 and will focus on pursuing an undisclosed "opportunity." Hendrickson, who was elected in last year's March primaries, sent an email to party officers on Tuesday announcing her intention to finish out her term "strong with an absolutely amazing team."
Burgess eyes redistricting battles
Fisher announces candidacy for congressional seat
County commissioners approve new paper-based voting system
Denton County officials are embracing paper ballots. On Tuesday, county commissioners approved the purchase of a nearly $9 million new voting system that produces and scans paper ballots only.
Watts addressed Robson Democrats
The mayor gave his "state of the city" address Thursday. Dorothy Kuhn, an activist with Indivisible Denton, is scheduled as the speaker for the next meeting on July 27.
Abbott grappled with local tree regulations targeted in special session
Gov. Greg Abbott has called on lawmakers to prevent cities from regulating what property owners do with trees on private land as one of 20 items for a special session that will begin July 18.
Nelson named best legislator
"Capitol Inside" has named state Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, to its "Best Legislators" list for the fifth time.
Stucky returns to Denton from first legislative session
Freshman State Rep. Lynn Stucky, R-Denton, made the rounds in his home district Thursday after returning from his first legislative session in Austin. Stucky, a local veterinarian, spoke at a noon Rotary Club meeting about his experiences in Austin before heading to an open house at his local office, located at 400 West Oak St. in the First State Bank building.
Remap case could affect Texas
Already grappling with the potential impact of a recent Supreme Court ruling on racial gerrymandering, Texas political observers faced the possibility of a new and broader challenge to the state's congressional map Monday as the court took up a Wisconsin case on partisan gerrymandering.