This Week in Austin: September 2nd, 2020

Posted September 2, 2020 in The Mignon Memo

Rapid-fire Special Election

Six candidates have filed to compete in the Senate District 30 Special Election on September 29th. In addition to Rep. Drew Springer (R-Muenster) and Shelley Luther, the other Republican candidates include Denton Mayor Chris Watts, Craig Carter, a small business owner who ran for the Republican nomination for Senate District 30 in 2018, and Andy Hopper, a Decatur software engineer who is a member of the Texas State Guard. Jacob Minter, a Collin County electrician and recording secretary, is running as the sole Democrat.

Cheers to that!

You may have noticed that your favorite local watering hole re-opened its doors over the weekend. Here’s why!

Texas sues Harris County


Attorney General Ken Paxton sued Harris County on Monday after it refused to drop plans to send applications for mail-in ballots for the November election to more than 2 million registered voters.

Best. News. Ever.


We think everyone needs a little good news! We thought we weren’t going to get our Fletcher’s corny dog this year – but September 25-October 18, Big Tex will be opening his doors for the Fair Food Drive-Thru. Tickets go on sale today!