Tag Archives: politics

TEXAS SENATOR CORNYN OPTIMISTIC ABOUT END OF SHUT DOWN

Ten days after the U.S. government shutdown, closing two recreational parks at Lake Somerville, along with the curtailment of many social services,  there is little hope that the shutdown will…

LUEDTKE RUNNING FOR JP4

There is another candidate vying to become the next Precinct Four Washington County Justice of the Peace. Robin Luedtke announced her candidacy for the position in the Republican Primary set…

ROTHERMEL REPORTS NO VOTER ID PROBLEMS

Washington County Clerk Beth Rothermel says that registered voters with a recognized form voter identification should have no trouble casting a ballot in the state constitutional election or any other election…

JP 1 DOUG ZWIENER RUNNING FOR REELECTION

The candidates for next year’s election are continuing to announce their election plans. Precinct One Justice of the Peace Doug Zwiener announced Friday he was running for another term. Zwiener…

PRIMARY FILING SEASON BEGINS

Candidates seeking their party’s nomination in next year’s election can begin filing Saturday. The filing period for candidates requesting a place on the 2014 Republican or Democratic primaries need to…

CONGRESSMAN MCCAUL PROTEST JAILED JOUNRNALIST

District 10 U.S. Congressman Michael McCaul has sent a letter to the State Department about a journalist jailed in Venezuela. Ed Pothul has this report.   The local congressional representative…

KOLHORST RUNS FOR REELECTION

District 13 State Rep. Lois Kolkhorst of Brenham has filed for another term.  First elected in 2000, Kolkhorst is a lifelong Washington County resident.  Her district includes Washington, Austin, Colorado,…

WASHINGTON COUNTY JUDGE JOHN BRIEDEN RUNNING FOR REELECTION

John Brieden became the first new Washington County Judge in 20 years when he succeeded Dorothy Morgan in January of 2011.  He announced Thursday he wants another term. Brieden sent…

CONGRESSMAN MCCAUL CRITICAL OF IRAN AGREEMENT

District 10 U.S. Congressman Michael McCaul,  Chair of the House Committee on Homeland Security, released a statement Sunday about the deal with Iran on nuclear development that was reached over…

JOY FUCHS RUNNING FOR REELECTION

Long serving Precinct Four Washington County Commissioner Joy Fuchs says she wants to serve longer.  She announced today (Monday) that she wants a fifth term on the Commissioners Court. Fuchs,…