Judge sets Smith County Pct. 1 constables race between Garmon, Harris
  Sen. John Cornyn visits Tyler to drum up vote
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  Sen. John Cornyn visits Tyler to drum up vote

Sen. John Cornyn visited Texas Music City in Tyler to tell Texans to "Saddle Up n’ Vote."

Know before you go: Voting begins with finding your ballot box

In Texas, some counties participate in the Countywide Polling Place Program, while others require you vote at an assigned precinct.

Court OKs Texas winner-take-all presidential elector system

A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans unanimously upheld a lower court’s dismissal of a lawsuit challenging the Texas system.

Tyler City Councilman serves last day in office, continues campaign for mayor

Tyler City Councilman for District 4, Don Warren served his last day in office as part of the city council to continue his run for Mayor of Tyler

  Smith County officials confident last year’s election problems solved as early voting begins

Following a series of problems in the November 2019 election in Smith County, officials are confident that those problems have been solved.

  Obama steps out as nation confronts confluence of crises

Obama called for turning the protests over Floyd’s death into policy change to ensure safer policing and increased trust between communities and law enforcement.

  Army: Esper reverses plan to send active-duty troops home

In an abrupt reversal, Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Wednesday overturned an earlier Pentagon decision to send a couple hundred active-duty soldiers home from the Washington, D.C., region, amid growing tensions with the White House over the military response to the protests.

  Cop in Floyd death got medals for valor and drew complaints

Widely seen bystander video showing Floyd’s May 25 death has sparked protests nationwide and around the world.

US job losses in May could raise 3-month total to 30 million

The epic damage to America’s job market from the viral outbreak will come into sharper focus Friday when the government releases the May employment report. Eight million more jobs are estimated to have been lost.

Police shove, make AP journalists stop covering protest

The video shows more than a half-dozen officers confronting the journalists as they filmed and took photographs of police ordering protesters to leave the area.

  Protesters return to the streets as Trump decries ‘lowlifes’

More than 20,000 National Guard members have been called up in 29 states to deal with the violence.

Biden moves closer to formally winning Democratic nomination

Voters across America were forced to navigate curfews, health concerns and National Guard troops after election officials dramatically reduced the number of in-person voting sites to minimize the spread of the coronavirus outbreak.

Iowa voters oust Rep. King, shunned for white nationalism remarks

The challengers argued that King's loss of clout, even more than the continuous string of provocative and racially-charged statements over his career, was reason enough for turning on him.

Curfews, pandemic test voters in primaries held amid unrest

Polls have begun to close as voters navigated curfews and health concerns in a slate of primary contests that tested the nation’s ability to host elections amid dueling crises.

Democrats say Justice Department whistleblowers to testify

House Democrats say they will hear testimony from Justice Department whistleblowers and attempt to slash the agency’s budget.