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Gus is a contraband detection dog at the Texas State Penitentiary in Huntsville. A measure on the Nov. 5 ballot would ensure law enforcement animals like Gus can be adopted by their handlers after they retire.
Brandon Thibodeaux / The Texas Tribune

When Jim Skinner served in the Air Force nearly 40 years ago, he extended his tour in the Philippines several times because he wanted to stay with his best friend, Jessie, knowing the two wouldn't have much time together after his service.

Fannin County Clerk Tammy Biggar says that large turnout in early voting in the county has triggered extended hours next week. County polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on  Tuesday, Oct. 30, and Thursday, Nov. 1. Early voting in Fannin County is at the Civic Center (Armory), 1100 West 5th Street, in Bonham. Times for other weekdays remain 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 27, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Update, Oct. 23, 2018, 7:50 p.m.: Early voting totals at the end of the day Tuesday in Lamar County were 3,137.

Early voting is moving at a snappy pace in Northeast Texas. Hunt and Lamar counties, first-day totals are even besting first-day turnout from the 2016 presidential election.

It's Early Voting Time in Texas, and ... Hello? Is This Thing On...?

Feb 23, 2018

It's indisputable that Texas has a depressing voter turnout history.

Year after year, the state ranks near the bottom in electoral participation, with turnout dipping even lower during non-presidential elections. Each time, the state’s dismal voter turnout is catalogued as a consequence of voter suppression efforts, uncompetitive races, an unmotivated electorate or any combination of those factors.

County slated to ratify general election judges

Jul 22, 2014

It will only be a matter of weeks before voters in Hunt County join others across the state to begin casting ballots for the November general election.

The Hunt County Commissioners Court is scheduled today to take a step in preparing for the election, by ratifying the judges and alternate judges for elections for the the next two years.

Hunt County Elections Administrator Mina Cook is presenting the item before the commissioners as part of the regular agenda, starting at 10 a.m. inside the Auxiliary Courtroom, 2700 Johnson Street in Greenville.

Hundreds cast early votes for primaries

Feb 19, 2014

Tuesday’s start of early voting in Hunt County for the March 4 political party primary elections saw more than 600 ballots cast, one of the busiest first days of primary early voting ever seen locally.

The total ballots received came in a little under the total from two years ago. Given that all of the contested races in Hunt County were included under the Republican Party primary ballot, it was understandable that most of the ballots were for the GOP candidates.

Hunt County Early Voting Nearing Record Totals

Oct 30, 2012

An early voting record in Hunt County is likely this week.

Demand for Early Voting Prompts Expanded Hours

Oct 26, 2012

Early voting for the November 6 elections has topped more than 5,000 ballots already.

Early Voting begins today

Oct 24, 2011

Early Voting begins today for the November 8thelections.  Lone Oak is having an election to decide if a local sales tax to go towards the city’s streets is approved and in Wolfe City, the sale of alcoholic beverages is on the ballot.