Republican Pete Flores and former Democratic U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego emerged out of a field of eight candidates Tuesday night to land in a runoff for the SD 19.
Complicating the dynamic between Gallego and Gutierrez is a growing Republican effort to unify behind a single candidate.
Gov. Greg Abbott called a July 31 special election to replace Carlos Uresti, who resigned in June after he was convicted on felony charges.
Democrat Pete Gallego will make a formal announcement about running for the State Senate District 19 seat in the coming weeks.
Gutierrez is running for Texas Senate District 19, a Democratic-leaning San Antonio district that overlaps with his own.
District 116 State Rep. Diana Arévalo is facing a stiff primary challenge from the lawmaker who held the seat before her, Trey Martinez Fischer.
After years of informal recognition, the City received the official notification for the registered trademark of San Antonio as "Military City USA."
"How could I sit idly by and not try to do what I could to defend the military bases?" Menéndez said Sunday night.
After their formal business finished earlier Friday, thousands of Texas Democratic Convention delegates and guests streamed into the west end of the Alamodome to listen to the state's leading officeholders and party leaders speak.
The recent World Heritage site designation has brought national attention to the Alamo and the four other Spanish colonial Missions in San Antonio.