This Week in Texas: Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Posted June 22, 2015 in The Mignon Memo

Jeb! Another presidential candidate with a Texas connection has made his campaign official. Fundraising events have already been scheduled for June 25th in Dallas and Houston—two cities where Bush family members currently reside.

San Antonio has a new-ish mayor. Ivy Taylor, interim mayor, successfully defeated former state senator Leticia Van de Putte in Saturday’s mayoral run-off by a margin of 3.2%. 

It’s the end of an era in East Texas. Sen. Kevin Eltife (R-Tyler) announced that he will not seek re-election. Eltife has served in the Texas Senate since February 2004 when he was elected in a special election to replace Sen. Bill Ratliff. Two state representatives, Rep. Bryan Hughes (R-Minneola) and Rep. David Simpson (R-Longview), have already declared their intentions to run for Senate District 1. Many more candidates are expected to announce.

Only In Austin…

The Wine Down, a summer concert series at ACL Live, has returned for the summer. Every other Tuesday through August 25th, you can enjoy happy hour sips and bites while listening to live music from 5-7pm. This summer’s lineup includes:


6/16 – The Deer & Chipper Jones with bites by Trace

6/30 – Peterson Brothers Band with bites by Cantina Laredo

7/14 – Walker Lukens Music with bites by III Forks Austin

7/28 – Sour Bridges with bites by Numero28 Ristorante/Pizzeria/Vineria

8/11 – Cilantro Boombox with bites by Living Room at W Hotel

8/25 – Austin Music Foundation presents Quiet Company & special guest Bee Caves with bites by The Bonneville


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