This Week in Austin: August 26, 2020

Posted August 26, 2020 in The Mignon Memo

Texans thought we were done with elections until November – we were wrong. Another special election has been set, this time for Texas Senate District 30

The Tuesday, September 29 special election will determine who will fill Senator Pat Fallon’s recently vacated seat in the Texas Senate. Candidates must file their applications with the Secretary of State by 5 pm this Friday, August 28th. Early voting for the special election begins Monday, September 14th.

Three candidates are expected to run including State Representative Drew Springer of Muenster, Denton Mayor Chris Watts, and Dallas hair salon owner Shelly Luther.

​New Texas Women’s Health Caucus Website Launch

The Texas Women’s Health Caucus recently launched their new caucus website,

State Representative Donna Howard serves as Chairwoman for the Texas Women’s Health Caucus, an official bipartisan caucus of the Texas House of Representatives with 38 members. The TWHC seeks to promote women’s health care and access and to educate legislators on women’s health care issues including the need and cost-saving benefits of these services​.

Only in Austin…

Austin: “We’re not just for weird people anymore”

Read this fun article on moving to Austin.