The Amarillo Pioneer

Amarillo's only free online newspaper. Established in 2016, we work to bring you local news that is unbiased and honest.


Houston City Councilman Considering Bid for Governor

A member of the Houston City Council is considering making a bid for governor of Texas in 2018.

According to the Texas Tribune, Dwight Boykins, a member of Houston's City Council, is considering running for governor in 2018. Boykins, a Democrat, currently represents Houston District D.

Boykins cited Governor Greg Abbott's refusal to immediately tap the $10 billion "rainy day fund," held by the State of Texas, to pay for hurricane recovery efforts in south Texas. Boykins is one of the most outspoken officials in Houston regarding infrastructure repairs, including flooding issues.

If Boykins joined the race for governor, he would face Democrats Tom Wakely, Jeffrey Payne and Cedric Davis Sr. Republicans Abbott and SECEDE Kilgore are also running.

Candidates have until December 11th to file for a spot on the ballot.

Photo by Dwight Boykins Campaign Facebook

Photo by Dwight Boykins Campaign Facebook

Schenck, Pfrimmer Talking Property Taxes Tonight

Amarillo College Student Trip Opened to Continuing Ed Students