This Week in Texas: July 3rd, 2012

Posted July 3, 2012 in The Mignon Memo

Here’s your weekly election reminder. The primary runoff election will be held July 31, 2012.  Early voting for runoff runs from July 23 through July 27.

Whitney Brewster has been named the new Executive Director at the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles.  Brewster currently serves as the director of Alaska’s Division of Motor Vehicles and has led the agency for the past five years. Previously she directed Alaska’s Division of Elections, was deputy chief of staff for the lieutenant governor and worked for the Alaska State Legislature. A Houston native, Brewster begins work at the DMV in early August.

Have a safe and happy Fourth of July holiday!  Did you know that Independence Day was first celebrated in Philadelphia on July 8, 1776? In 1941, the U.S. Congress declared the Fourth of July a federal legal holiday. It is one of the few federal holidays that have not been moved to the nearest Friday or Monday.