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Deadline to Register to Vote Coming Up October 11!

Please make sure you are ready to cast your ballot in the upcoming General Election on Tuesday, November 8, by registering to vote. The deadline to do so is Tuesday, October 11. Early voting begins Monday, October 24, and continues through Friday, November 4. You may click here to visit the Texas Secretary of State’s VoteTexas website for more information. Blog this!Bookmark on DeliciousDigg... 

State Laws Go Into Effect

Please join the HAR Governmental Affairs Team in thanking our Greater Houston Area legislators who received TAR’s special recognition for all of their great work during the 84th Legislature: Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, Senators Robert Nichols and Larry Taylor, and Representatives John Otto, Senfronia Thompson, Dennis Bonnen, Greg Bonnen, Wayne Smith, and Sarah Davis. Additionally, we would like to... 

REALTORS® Vote 2014: What’s On the Ballot?

Early voting has begun! From Monday, October 20 until Friday, October 31, thousands of Texans will head to their polling locations to cast their ballots in the General Election – make sure you are one of them! Early voting is by far the most convenient way to cast your ballot, since you are able to vote in ANY early voting location in the county in which you are a registered voter. Don’t... 

Early Voting begins February 20 for Senate District 6 Runoff Election

HAR Recommended Candidate Carol Alvarado with HAR President Bob Hale and HAR’s Executive Committee HAR Recommended Candidate Carol Alvarado needs your vote! Early voting begins this Wednesday, February 20th for the Senate District 6 runoff election. Early voting runs through Tuesday, February 26 and election day is Saturday, March 2. For voting locations, please visit: http://www.harrisvotes.com/EarlyVoting/EVL.aspx?L=E Blog... 
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REALTORS® Vote 2012: July 31 Primary Runoff Elections

The 2013 legislative session is sure to be an interesting one, with many longtime senators and representatives retiring or losing their races, and it is said by some Capitol insiders that as many as half of the 83rd Texas Legislature will be freshmen or sophomores. Here is how HAR’s 26 Recommended Candidates measured up in the May 29 primary elections. 20 candidates won their primary race outright 3... 

Rumor Patrol: There is NO Homestead Tax Amendment On the Ballot in 2012

Each year at about this time, many HAR members receive bogus emails claiming there is an election this May to keep the homestead tax cap for elderly and disabled homeowners in Texas.  It is important for you to know such emails are inaccurate, and there will be NO homestead tax amendment on the ballot in May or any month in 2012. This is for a good reason: The issue was resolved by the Texas... 

Texas Primary Date Set for May 29, July 31 Runoff Election

The Texas Primary elections will be held on Tuesday, May 29, a panel of federal judges ordered on the afternoon of March 1. The three federal judges also unveiled maps for legislative and congressional elections. Although these maps won’t necessarily last for the decade, they are the maps that will be used for the 2012 elections. Legislative candidates don’t have to live in the districts... 

November 8th Election a Success for HAR Recommended Candidates

On Tuesday, November 8, Houston Mayor Annise Parker, HAR’s recommended candidate, won a second term as mayor of the nation’s fourth-largest city. Twelve of HAR’s recommended candidates for Houston City Council won election outright without having to face a runoff. Those recommended candidates are: Mayor Annise Parker* Controller Ronald Green* District C Ellen Cohen District... 

7 of 10 Proposed Constitutional Amendments Passed by Texas Voters

On Tuesday, November 8, voters from across the state of Texas approved seven of 10 proposed amendments to the state constitution. Of the three amendments HAR supported, Propositions 1, 2 and 8, Propositions 1 and 2 were passed by Texas voters.  Proposition 1, which would provide a property tax exemption for the surviving spouses of totally disabled veterans, passed with 83% support. Proposition 2,... 

November 8 is Election Day: Find Your Polling Location

You may click on any of the links below to find Election Day polling locations for each of the indicated counties. Polling location hours on Election Day are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Harris County http://www.harrisvotes.org/VoterBallotSearch.aspx Fort Bend County http://www.co.fort-bend.tx.us/upload/images/elections_administration/Election_Day_Polling_Places.pdf Montgomery County http://www.mctx.org/election/polls3.asp Brazoria... 
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