The blue wave Texas Democrats are hoping for never got rolling in State Senate District 19, where the staunchly blue district went to Republican Pete Flores in September.
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.
The San Antonio Democrat's sentence comes after he was convicted of 11 felonies in connection with a now-defunct oilfield services company.
A car auction company plans to remove at least two million tires from a Southside property where they have sat for more than a decade, creating a fire hazard and breeding ground for mosquitoes.
Seven propositions, the balance of the constitutional amendments put to Texas voters for the off-year Nov.