• February 23, 2017

Center for Politics

Election News

KISD candidates face issues of overcrowding, special education standards

The Killeen Independent School District in the last year had three major hurdles to address.

Get to know Killeen council candidates March 27

The Daily Herald is sponsoring a candidate forum March 27 so you can decide whom you trust with millions of dollars of your tax money, with using your utility rate money wisely and with keeping you informed.

Killeen council candidates must prepare for seats

The races for four Killeen City Council district seats officially have begun, and the field is packed with candidates from a variety of backgrounds.

Election filing period ends: A look at who’s running

The open filing period for the May 6 elections closed Friday with the Killeen City Council and Killeen Independent School District seats set for competitive races.

Four seats up for grabs in Lampasas

LAMPASAS — The city is gearing up for its May election, and there are four seats up for grabs this year: the mayor’s seat, Place 1, Place 2 and Place 6.

Smith files to run for Killeen City Council

Larry Smith filed for the District 2 seat of the Killeen City Council on Thursday during the open-filing period for the May 6 city election.

Walton, Dreher run for Killeen school board

On Thursday, just one day before the filing deadline, Carlyle Walton and Gerald Dreher filed to run in the May 6 Killeen school board election.

Rainwater files for re-election to KISD board

Incumbent Killeen Independent School District board member Marvin Rainwater filed for re-election, according to the district.

First candidate files for Killeen school board

After nearly three weeks since election filing season began, 59-year-old Killeen resident Robert Eric Snyder became the first candidate to file for a seat on the Killeen Independent School District board.

Lampasas school board sets election; two file

The Lampasas Independent School District board set its general election for May 6 at its regular meeting Monday night. Two people have filed for the two seats up for grabs this year.

Nash-King files to run in Killeen city election

Debbie Nash-King filed for the District 2 Killeen City Council seat Monday during the open-filing period for the May 6 city election.

Teel files for Killeen election

Holly Teel filed for the District 1 Killeen City Council seat Friday during the open-filing period for the May 6 city election.

KISD board has two seats up for election, but no filings yet

One of two incumbents in the Killeen school board race said Thursday he plans to run for re-election; however, school officials say no one has officially entered the race for the May 6 election.

8 file for Killeen council positions; Heights race draws only incumbent

The filing period for the May 6 election of the Killeen Independent School District’s board of trustees opened two weeks ago, and as of late Wednesday, no candidates had filed, school officials said.

Two additional candidates file for Killeen City Council

Two more candidates filed for Killeen City Council seats during the open-filing period for the May 6 city election.

Former Killeen councilman files for District 4 seat

Former Killeen Councilman Steve Harris filed for the council’s District 4 seat Friday during the open-filing period for the May 6 city election.

Area residents head to presidential inauguration

Several Killeen-Fort Hood area residents will be at the U.S. Capitol Friday to witness the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.

Familiar faces on May 6 Killeen City Council election ballot

All four current district seatholders on the council filed for re-election Tuesday during the first day of the open filing period.

Filing period for KISD board now open

The filing period for the May 6 election of Killeen Independent School District Board of Trustees opened Wednesday.

Local lawmakers take on important committees in 115th Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Reps. John Carter, R-Round Rock, and Roger Williams, R-Austin, will take on some important roles in the recently sworn-in 115th Congress.

Former Killeen mayor starts new life as state legislator

AUSTIN — Neither Scott Cosper’s father, Wayne, nor his wife, Christy, could have foreseen the situation they were in Tuesday afternoon. Both stood next to the new House representative for District 54 as he was sworn in, along with 149 other representatives at the state Capitol.

Killeen council to vote on ‘legislative principles’

The Killeen City Council will vote to adopt its “legislative principles” for the 85th Texas Legislature at its regular meeting Tuesday.

Cosper, Buckingham to begin new roles Tuesday

On Tuesday, Scott Cosper will be sworn in as the District 54 representative in the Texas House. The realization started to sink in a few weeks earlier, when he brought some of his family members to Austin.

Cruz proposes term limits for Congress

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., proposed an amendment to the U.S. Constitution on Tuesday to impose term limits on members of Congress.

Four Killeen City Council seats up for election

Killeen is set for a big election season this spring as the filing period for the May 6 City Council elections fast approaches.

Cove council makes runoff election results official

COPPERAS COVE — The City Council canvassed and declared the official vote totals in the runoff elections Dec. 13 between Dan Yancey and Chuck Taylor, and between Jay Manning and Gary Kent, during a special workshop Wednesday.

Manning, Yancey win Cove seats in runoff election

COPPERAS COVE — Dan Yancey was elected to Place 3 on the City Council, and Jay Manning was elected to Place 4 in a runoff election Tuesday.

Legislative preview gives insider look at 2017 session

AUSTIN — Journalists and interested community members from around the state gathered on the University of Texas campus Tuesday for a sneak peek of the upcoming 85th Texas Legislature at a preview symposium hosted by The Texas Tribune.