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Pete Gallego’s relatively short tenure as president of Sul Ross University was mired in conflict — from the campus to the Texas Capitol

The politician turned college president got stuck in a fight over which university system should manage the university. And he faced pushback from faculty and members of the Far West Texas community about his decisions and leadership style.

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Outgoing Sul Ross President Pete Gallego facing possible “no confidence” vote by faculty

An internal faculty body at the Big Bend-area university is pushing forward with a process that could result in a non-binding, yet symbolically powerful, resolution calling for Gallego’s “immediate removal.” But some have raised concerns about the effort being rushed … Continue reading

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Former Congressman Pete Gallego Is Lone Finalist In Search For Next Sul Ross President

By Carlos Morales Sul Ross State University has named former Texas Congressman and state lawmaker Pete Gallego as their lone finalist in the search for their next president. The Texas State University System could consider Gallego’s nomination as early as … Continue reading

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It’s Election Day For Senate District 19. Here’s What You Need To Know

Voters across West Texas today will cast their ballots in a special election to replace former state Sen. Carlos Uresti, who stepped down after a jury found him guilty of 11 felonies. The race for Senate District 19, which includes … Continue reading

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Former Rep. Pete Gallego is Touring the District, Mulling Another Run

Former U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego is heavily weighing his options. The one-time representative says he’s considering another run for congress, which would pit him up against current District 23 representative Will Hurd for a fourth time.  We caught up with Gallego this week … Continue reading

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U.S. Rep. Will Hurd declares victory over Pete Gallego

SAN ANTONIO –U.S. Rep. Will Hurd claimed victory in his re-election bid Tuesday night, becoming the first incumbent to hold onto the Texas 23rd District in eight years. “We won this thing because of y’alls hard work,” Hurd, a Republican, said shortly after midnight at … Continue reading

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In Hurd-Gallego Rematch, Veterans Issues Again a Flashpoint

If it’s an even-numbered year, there’s a good chance of a competitive race for Texas’ 23rd Congressional District, a perennial swing seat sprawling across West Texas. Also likely is a fierce debate over which candidate is a better advocate for … Continue reading

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Trump Haunts Hurd, Gallego Congressional Rematch

SAN ANTONIO — The Democratic candidate wants to make the election about Donald Trump. The Republican wants nothing to do with his party’s presidential nominee. It’s a familiar dynamic unfolding in many congressional battles across the country, but it is especially pitched in Texas’ 23rd U.S. … Continue reading

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Labor Day in Far West Texas: Barbecue & Politics

Cibolo Creek Ranch was first established in 1857. It’s now an historic resort located between the cities of Marfa and Presidio, along Highway 67. The old forts there were meticulously restored by John Poindexter, a Houston businessman, who purchased it in … Continue reading

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Immigration, Border Security Debate Could play into 23rd District Race

The sprawling 23rd Congressional District of Texas is one of the more politically unique regions in the state. Stretching along the border from Eagle Pass west through the Chihuahuan Desert and into El Paso, it’s pretty much the only place … Continue reading

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