A constable has filed a complaint against a McLennan County commissioner, reporting that a phone call from the commissioner about the upcoming election was “hostile, threatening and an attempt at intimidation.”
Four years ago, representatives from the largest state police association stood outside the McLennan County Courthouse and endorsed Parnell McNamara for sheriff.
Candidates for McLennan County sheriff and two county commissioners’ seats filed their second campaign finance reports Monday, highlighted by big spending among some of the candidates.
Only incumbents filed on opening day in the five surrounding school districts that will have a trustee election May 7.
Waco Councilman Kyle Deaver filed to run for mayor of Waco as filing began Wednesday for local races in the May 7 elections.
McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara has received almost three times as much in political contributions as his opponent, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton, according to the first campaign finance report.
Precinct 3 County Commissioner Will Jones reported almost $26,000 in political contributions, by far the most between the two commissioner races, while his opponent Ben Matus listed about $11,000 in campaign coffers, all from personal finances and a loan.
Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson hosted a private lunch at the Waco Hippodrome on Tuesday and cautioned voters about President Barack Obama’s message ahead of Tuesday night’s State of the Union Address.
McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara and Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton differed on the definition of a lawman, while Pastor Willie Tompkins emphasized that what he would bring to the office of sheriff is the common sense that has been lacking.
The McLennan County sheriff’s race will heat up Monday night in a forum for the three candidates to address voters.
McLennan County Commissioner Will Jones twice offered to personally reimburse West resident Ben Matus’ $1,250 filing fee if Matus would withdraw his bid to unseat Jones as Precinct 3 commissioner.
Ralph Patterson’s eleventh-hour entry into the race for District 17 U.S. House of Representatives caught a lot of McLennan County residents by surprise.
U.S. Rep. Bill Flores and state Sen. Brian Birdwell face opposition to their respective re-election bids as Monday’s party primary filing deadline for political candidates came to a close.
Bellmead’s mayor says he expects to see a special election in early 2016 to decide whether to roll back the city’s 2-cent property tax increase after the success of a petition drive he organized.
Multiple incumbents and a few challengers — all Republicans — officially filed during the first week available for the 2016 election.
The time and location of a biker rally aimed at throttling Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton’s campaign for McLennan County sheriff have been changed.
A preacher who substitute-teaches and a construction company co-owner plan to unseat incumbents in the McLennan County Republican primary.
Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton became a national figure after the May 17 Twin Peaks shootout, receiving praise from national media outlets for his frequent, detailed updates following the nation’s deadliest biker battle.
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West Mayor Tommy Muska won re-election Tuesday and will be welcoming two new members to West City Council.
The cheers of Waco Independent School District staff and supporters filled the back building at Poppa Rollo’s Pizza on Tuesday after they learned that voters approved a tax rate increase allowing the district to hire almost 200 employees to help improve student instruction.
More than 11,606 of the 125,418 total registered voters in McLennan County turned out for Tuesday’s election, or 9.25 percent. Both of Bellmead’s alcohol-related measures passed, and Moody and Riesel filled their city council seats.
Robinson residents opted for change Tuesday, ousting three long-term veterans of the city council and electing new faces.
Registered voters can cast their ballot from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 3 at any voting location in the county.
Early voter turnout in McLennan County was down sharply from last year but up slightly from the last election that did not include races for statewide office.
In a brief update on the tax ratification election during Thursday’s Waco Independent School District board of trustees meeting, district officials said they were optimistic about the election after hearing the positive responses from residents during community presentations.
A McLennan Community College English instructor has filed to run against incumbent U.S. Rep. Bill Flores, R-Bryan, to represent District 17 in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Only 5 people attended Monday’s meeting at J.H. Hines Elementary School, but the few who came expressed positive feedback.
Voters in the cities of Bellmead, Moody, Riesel, Robinson and West, plus the Waco and Riesel school districts, can cast their ballots during the next two weeks.
Bellmead residents have the chance to change the city’s alcohol availability in the Nov. 3 election.
Waco educators collectively hold their breath as they wait to see whether voters will approve the tax rate increase necessary to provide the additional staff support they say is needed on the campuses.
The West city election features challenges to the mayor and a council member who helped lead the city back from devastation after the April 17, 2013, fertilizer plant explosion and an open seat vacated by a council member who moved just outside the city limits.
The second of four public meetings hosted by the Waco Independent School District on the November tax ratification election will be Tuesday at University High School, 3201 S. New Road.
Seven candidates are up for three seats in the November election for Robinson City Council.
Just one resident turned out to ask Waco ISD officials about their plans for a proposed tax rate increase up for approval during the Nov. 3 election.
Parents and community members will be able to discuss the upcoming tax rate increase election with the Waco Independent School District board of trustees Wednesday at West Avenue Elementary School, 1101 N. 15th St., during the first of four public meetings on the tax ratification election.
Parents and community activists are not leaving the advertisement of the upcoming tax ratification election up to the Waco Independent School District board of trustees anymore.
Waco Independent School District officials received a lukewarm welcome from the Waco NAACP chapter during a presentation about the upcoming tax ratification election.
At least one more town hall meeting on the tax ratification election will be scheduled in October as the Waco Independent School District board of trustees rushes to convince the community to approve the tax rate increase before early voting begins Oct. 19.
Residents in four McLennan County cities and two school districts will have local measures on the Nov. 3 ballot, including contested races, two questions regarding the sale of alcohol in Bellmead, and a tax rate increase for the Waco Independent School District.
Average homeowners living in Waco Independent School District will be asked to approve about a 5-cent net tax rate increase per $100 property valuation this November. The board of trustees unanimously approved the increase in hopes that an additional $8.2 million in revenue will boost teacher support across the district.
The Waco Independent School District board of trustees reviewed proposals, but stopped short of finalizing measurable goals Thursday on the use of the potential revenue from a proposed tax rate increase. The tax increase will go before voters in November.
AUSTIN — In Texas, disabled or elderly residents can receive mail-in ballots for all elections in a calendar year under a seemingly innocuous condition: The elections must be held in areas where the county clerk is the early voting clerk.
Waco Independent School District board of trustees adopted a proposed tax rate that is 9 cents per $100 property valuation higher than the current rate at Thursday night’s meeting. The intent is to capture additional state funding to pay for more teacher aides and shrink class sizes at campuses across the district.
Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton will run against incumbent McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara in the 2016 election, documents show.
Attorney Dillon Meek won a hard-fought Waco City Council race Saturday to become District 4’s new representative, winning 54 percent of the vote.
Waco Councilwoman Alice Rodriguez easily won an 11th term Saturday to remain the representative for District 2.
Valley Mills residents opted for a change in leadership by electing challenger Ray Bickerstaff as mayor with 71 percent of the vote Saturday.
Former teacher Stephanie Korteweg will join the Waco ISD board of trustees after ousting incumbent Colbert Murphy, who came in last behind his two challengers.
Travis Gibson, a 43-year-old special education aide at Carver Middle School, will take a seat on the Bellmead City Council after defeating Oralia “Marty” Hernandez in Saturday’s election.
Incumbent District 5 Waco City Councilman Kyle Deaver walked away with another term in Saturday’s election, trouncing challenger Robert Cervantes by a margin of 783 to 106.